Study Claims Male Gamers Perpetuate ‘Technomasculinity’

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'Men can’t win. After enduring decades of being called “losers” or “basement dwelling neck beards” while simultaneously being accused of male privilege, now male gamers are being accused of perpetuating “technomasculinity.”

It’s like “toxic masculinity,” but in video games. A “study” from University of Idaho professor Robin Johnson claimed that technomasculinity is “an expression of masculinity that is oriented toward the mastery of technology and skilled use of technological tools and systems.”
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Basically, someone made up a word to describe male technical interest and achievement, and using social justice buzzwords, turned that prowess into something anti-woman. In reality, constantly calling men’s actions oppressive is a form of misandry.'

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Prof: College drinking culture is associated with whiteness, ‘toxic masculinity’

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'A professor at Columbia University gave a presentation last Friday in which she expressed dismay at how campus drinking culture “is riddled with toxic power structures.”

This may come as little surprise as Jennifer Hirsch’s talk — “The Toxic Campus Brew: Whiteness, Masculinity, Drinking Laws, Stress and Shame” — addressed the sociological implications of college drinking regarding the alleged “pervasiveness of whiteness and toxic masculinity.”

Hirsch is co-director of the Columbia Population Research Center and a member of the school’s Department of Sociomedical Studies.'

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False accusation exposed due to selfie

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'Cristopher “CJ” Precopia very nearly spent the rest of his life in prison after being accused of assault by his ex-girlfriend.

The woman, who despite obviously reporting a false crime has still not been named or charged, claimed Precopia broke into her house and attacked her with a box cutter, slashing an “X” into her chest. Based on her story and the cleanly sliced “X” on her chest, Precopia was arrested.

The 21-year-old Williamson County, TX, man told KVUE News he was confused when he was arrested on September 22, 2017 at the lumber yard where he worked. He couldn’t remember when he last spoke to the woman, whom he had dated years earlier in high school.
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It took nine months for the charges against Precopia to be dropped. His accuser told police she made the accusation because the two had a difficult relationship years ago in high school.'

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Do women do better in Congress than men?

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'Days after she won re-election, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand embarked on a media tour to promote her new children’s book about the fight for women’s suffrage. She has said she will think about running for president.

In an interview on Good Morning America, Gillibrand, Democrat from New York, talked about how thrilled she is that more women are getting involved in politics, by voting and running for office.

"Studies even show that when women go to Congress they get more things done - more bipartisan effort, more bills passed," she said.
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The narrative that "women in Congress are more likely than men to collaborate, solve problems, and get the nation’s business done," isn’t true, wrote two political scientists.'

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ACLU Criticized for Suggesting Title IX Proposal ‘Inappropriately’ Favors the Accused

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'The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is receiving pushback after suggesting a U.S. Department of Education proposal for Title IX reform “inappropriately” favored the accused, on Twitter Friday.

The DOE released a proposal with sweeping changes to Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education programs receiving government financial assistance. Changes ranged from narrowing the definition of “sexual harassment” to stronger protections for the accused.
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"So, not only did we get to see the ACLU abandon its core mission/letters in real time today, but we’re about to see it get ratio’d? Twitter is great!” Competitive Enterprise Institutesenior fellow Marc Scribdner tweeted.'

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Male Teacher Reportedly Punished for Refusing to Watch Girl Undress in Boys Locker Room

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'Common sense is dying in America, little by little, every day as political correctness and progressive policies take hold.

A supreme example of that is coming out of Pasco County in Florida, where a male teacher was reportedly punished for refusing to observe a girl getting undressed in a boy’s school locker room.

According to a warning sent to a Pasco County school district chairwoman, the non-profit Liberty Counsel litigation organization says the parents of a female student at Chasco Middle School — northwest of Tampa — determined this school year that they want their daughter to not only be referred to as “he” or “him” but be allowed to use the boys bathrooms and locker rooms. The school complied.
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Robert felt it wasn’t right to be in there when there’s a “girl potentially being nude or undressed in that area” because of the “open locker area” and “open showers.” Yet he is required as part of his P.E. job to “periodically walk in and supervise.”

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Home DNA tests doom anonymity for sperm, egg donors

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'All Ryan Kramer had to do was to swab his cheek and embark on nine days of geneological research to identify his biological father, a man who thought he would remain anonymous when he donated his sperm and never took a DNA test himself.

The year was 2005, when consumer DNA tests were in their infancy. Kramer was 15.

Thirteen years later, the explosion of individual DNA test kits has opened the floodgates for people who were born from sperm or egg donations. Increasing numbers of people are using the technology to uncover the identities of their donors.

In the growing field of assisted reproduction, donors used to be guaranteed anonymity.'

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"No Nut November"?

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'While some believe No Nut November will make them feel stronger and more energetic, many partners think it's actually wreaking havoc on their relationships.

In fact, one anonymous user took to Reddit to voice her frustration, revealing it was "harming [their] relationship".

"My new boyfriend refuses to quit ‘No Nut November’ and it is actively harming our relationship," she explained.

"I thought that the ‘challenge’ only involved masturbation, but apparently that is not the case."'

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Woman charged after accusing deputy of rape has continued to stalk him, prosecutor says

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'A Charlotte woman who was charged with falsifying a rape accusation against an Eaton County Sheriff's Office deputy now faces an additional charge of aggravated stalking.

Already facing 10 felonies and four misdemeanors in connection with the false accusation, Kellie Bartlett, 35, was accused of recently stalking the deputy she had been ordered to stay away from, Barry County Prosecutor Julie Nakfoor Pratt said.
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Bartlett filed a complaint with Michigan State Police in January, reporting the deputy had sexually assaulted her in March 2017. The investigation, however, determined Bartlett was a "willing and consenting partner in this act," Michigan State Police Detective Sgt. Erik Darling testified in a hearing that led to criminal charges.

She and the deputy began a relationship in late 2015, and ended the relationship in spring 2017. Once their relationship ended, Bartlett began stalking the deputy, Darling said.'

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A false accuser's profile: Rape Crisis Center presents fake claim workshop

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'"Most false reports aren't because they're trying to put someone in jail. It's because they have some other motive: they need medication, they need an alibi, they're trying to get out of trouble, they have a factitious disorder," said Service.

Service says most false accusers don't even name a perpetrator. Which made us wonder: Why are fake rape claims such a concern if they are so rare? That's a question Service has too.

"Why are we prioritizing the rights of perpetrators and the reputations of perpetrators over rape victims and them getting justice," asked Service.

According to the Rape Crisis Center, the main reasons for false reports are to avoid trouble, seeking medical help, mental illness and personal gain.'

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Online sexual-assault list should make us all scared

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'In our digital world where there’s an app for just about everything, it should come as no surprise that vigilante justice is finding platforms. Case in point: a University of Washington student-run website called “Make Them Scared.”

“Do you know the name of someone who has committed sexual assault or harassment? We are collecting names for the world to see.” The invitation circulated via flier around the Seattle campus at the beginning of this fall’s quarter.

The purpose of publishing rape allegations online is twofold: To alert potential victims for the sake of safety and to punish alleged perpetrators by making their misdeeds public.

But websites like this cross a dangerous line. Online shaming platforms are a cheap substitute for fair, thorough criminal proceedings.'

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How a False Statistic on Sexual Harassment Spreads

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'It was the sort of headline that jumps off the page: “56 percent of Baylor students have experienced sexual harassment by a faculty member, per report.”

In an era of inflamed interest spurred by Me Too and the lightning-quick spread of information (valid and not) through social media, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article published Wednesday based on misinterpreted data drew national attention as other journalists and many others spread the word about it on Twitter. The article pulled from a Big 12 Conference report that used misinterpreted data from a 2017 Baylor University campus climate survey.

The problem is, the statistic is flat out inaccurate, and the incident shows how quickly misinformation can spread when it aligns with popular narratives.'

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Report: DeVos Campus Sex Assault Rules to Include Due Process for Accused

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'The federal education department is poised to release new rules for campus sex assault allegations that do not automatically assume the accusations are truthful, a Washington Post report says.
The overhaul of Obama-era Title IX campus sex assault policies is expected to provide due process for those accused of sexual misconduct, including the ability to cross-examine their accusers.

The overhaul of Obama-era Title IX campus sex assault policies is expected to provide due process for those accused of sexual misconduct, including the ability to cross-examine their accusers.

According to the report, the proposed regulations will be released before Thanksgiving, and possibly even this week.

“The new rules would reduce liability for universities, tighten the definition of sexual harassment, and allow schools to use a higher standard in evaluating claims of sexual harassment and assault,” states WaPo.'

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County Board votes in favor of settlements in false rape claim case, jail death lawsuit

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'Cook County commissioners voted to approve a $3.7 million settlement for a lawsuit alleging that a homeless man was wrongly imprisoned after a clerk at the Daley Center fabricated a rape claim as part of a scheme to sue the county.

Commissioners also voted Wednesday to approve a $1.95 million settlement for a lawsuit alleging that a woman who suffered brain damage from an earlier stroke died in 2016 after falling while in custody at the Cook County Jail due to negligent care. The woman, Donna Gonzalez, was a high-risk patient who required constant nursing supervision to protect her from falls but didn’t receive it, leading to numerous falls and her death, her attorney said.

In the wrongful conviction claim, Carl Chatman was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a purported May 2002 assault at the Daley Center after Chicago police said the alleged victim identified Chatman as her attacker and that he confessed. Chatman has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and has a low IQ.'

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US: Latest jobs report missing 500,000 men

Video here. Millenial men's job market participation continues its decline. Not good --idle hands, as they say.

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