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Article here. Excerpt:
'In alarmed response to emerging “men’s rights awareness” groups (MRA) on a number of Canadian campuses, the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), a union body representing some 500,000 students, seeks to amend its “Sexual Assault and Violence Against Women on Campus” policy.
The CFS rejects any need of formal fellowship around specifically male issues, alleging MRA groups’ real purpose is to promote “misogynist, hateful views” and to “justify sexual assault.” Simon Fraser University’s recently inaugurated $30,000-funded men’s centre, for example, was demonized as a place to “celebrate hegemonic masculinity.”'
Article here. Excerpt:
'Looks like Mike Barnicle's not going to let anyone get to his PC-left when it comes to women.
On today's Morning Joe, Barnicle claimed that "a lot of men . . . fear the fact—and I think it's a fact—that women are better balanced than men. They have better judgment about things than a lot of men." Barnicle's comment during a discussion about the statement made yesterday by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant that the decline in educational outcomes for children today is due to the entry of women into the workforce.
Could an expert of feminism and political correctness kindly enlighten us? Is it more PC to say that women and men are identical, or are sex-specific differences OK to acknowledge? If the latter, is there anything other than brute strength at which it would be safe for Barnicle to suggest that men might be better than women?'
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'When I appeared on a Huffington Post Live Web TV panel in late May with two of the campaigners, Jaclyn Friedman of Women, Action and the Media, and Laura Bates of the Everyday Sexism Project, they asserted that women were being driven from Facebook by rampant misogyny. But evidence of this exodus is lacking: Last year, women made up 57 percent of Facebook users, same as three years earlier.
This shows that in mainstream American culture, abuse of women is universally -- and rightly -- abhorred. On the HuffPost Live panel, Friedman asserted that misogyny is our society's last acceptable form of hate speech. But that applies far more accurately to male-bashing. A Facebook page titled "Beating up your boyfriend to keep him in line" had more than 16,000 "likes," while the pages targeted by the activists (such as "Kicking your girlfriend in the fanny because she won't make you a sandwich") had at most a dozen or two.
The issue goes beyond Facebook. Earlier this year, the satirical website The Onion ran a fake interview in which rapper Chris Brown lamented the breakup of his relationship with singer Rihanna (whom he had previously assaulted) by expressing regret that he would not get to kill her. Many feminists took offense -- even though the piece was clearly meant to condemn abuse. The same issue of The Onion ran a parody in which Jenny Sanford, ex-wife of South Carolina's former Gov. Mark Sanford, praised lax gun laws with the clear implication that she intended to shoot her adulterous ex-husband. No outcry ensued.'
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'AS NEW college graduates across America — nearly 6 out of 10 of them female — collect their diplomas, this is a good time to ponder what today’s university teaches young women, and men, about gender and society. Many generations of feminists fought for equal education, starting in an era when it was widely believed that higher learning for women was not just unnecessary but harmful. It is a battle that, by any standard, has been a brilliant success. But some feminist ideologues seem determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
The academy is a place to discuss and explore ideas — which makes the intellectual corruption of campus feminism especially unfortunate. Unlike many conservatives, I believe there are still important ideas and issues to explore when it comes to gender equality, from work-family balance to attitudes toward sexuality to stereotyped media images. But for such discussion to be productive, it must be free of dogma, committed to fact, and open to different sides of complex issues. And it must be willing to recognize that not all gender-based biases disadvantage women, or are perpetuated by men.'
“American Secret” is a film about an outdated medical practice, but at core the film is an examination of how memes proliferate, how ideas spread, and how thought patterns take hold.
The film also explores questions we rarely ask ourselves, such as how we decide what we’re going to think about, what we’re going to reconsider, what we’re going to resist, and what we aren’t. The film’s overarching questions being: “How do we come to believe what we believe?” and “What role do reason and fact play in establishing or changing our beliefs?”
Announcement here. Looks like the governor has drunk the Wage Gap Kool-Aid. No one ever bet wrong however pandering politically to women as a group. At least, not so far. I do wonder when there'll be a similar Act addressing such things as paternity fraud, protections for men against false accusations, equal rights around child custody, reproductive rights, etc.? Maybe he'll announce that next month? (ROTFL!) Well, New York men can dream, I suppose. Excerpt:
'Today, Governor Cuomo, joined by members of the Women’s Equality Coalition, introduced legislation to end discrimination and inequality based on gender and to restore New York as a leader in women’s rights.
This Women’s Equality Act includes the following 10 points:
- Achieve Pay Equity
- Stop Sexual Harassment in All Workplaces
- Allow for the Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees in Employment and Credit and Lending Case
- Strengthen Human Trafficking Laws
- Prohibit Employers from Denying Promotions or Hiring Based on Family Status
- Prevent Landlords from Denying Housing to Qualified Tenants Based on Source of Rent Funds
- Stop Housing Discrimination for Victims of Domestic Violence
- Stop Pregnancy Discrimination Once and For All
- Protect Victims of Domestic Violence by Strengthening Order-of-Protection Law
- Protect a Woman’s Freedom of Choice'
Well, IMHO, anyway. In fact it looks to me like both parties got off way too lightly. Still, the drunk female driver will likely walk with time served. The male one, probably 10 years. Meanwhile, a perfectly sober law-biding citizen is dead. Justice served here? Not in my opinion. Not by a long shot. Here is the story. Excerpt:
'A Monroe County Court jury on Tuesday held a Penfield man accountable for driving recklessly last summer and causing the death of 40-year-old Heather Boyum.
After 11 hours of deliberation that spanned two days, Scerbo’s verdict was announced before a packed court room of Boyum’s family, friends, lawyers and police officials. The news came about 21 hours after a different jury cleared Scerbo’s ex-girlfriend Megan Merkel of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree vehicular manslaughter, both felonies, in connection with the same fatal crash.
Eric Boyum, Heather’s husband, said he was disappointed by both verdicts. He said he appreciated that jurors found both Scerbo and Merkel guilty of some charges and blamed Scerbo for his wife’s death, but “it just wasn’t enough.”
Scerbo and Merkel, 24, of Ontario, Wayne County, had both faced numerous charges in connection with the July 29 death of Boyum, a mother, wife, triathlete and teacher. Neither had a valid driver’s license.
On Monday night, Merkel was cleared of the felony charges and was released from the Monroe County Jail. A jury convicted her of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and two traffic infractions.'
Article here. There is a literature prize in the UK that is only open to women. In the UK more books are published by women than men. The highest earning writer in the UK is female. There is no separate literature competition for men. In the past the prize was sponsored by a mobile phone company. Some men have boycotted the phone company. The prize is now being sponsored by Diageo, the multi-national drinks company. I, for one, will avoid products of this company until men are allowed to enter the competition. They have many products!
'Monday marked another landmark day for sexism in literature. The prize formerly known as the Orange Prize for Fiction, which is currently without sponsorship, has picked up a new funding partner. From 2014 - 2016, the £30,000 award will be known as the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
Sadly, I see what she means. From a branding perspective, the match is a good one. Both the prize and the drink stand for similar values. Both tell us that women need special treatment - that we are not worthy of standing alongside our male counterparts in either our writing or our drinking.
What this union achieves is a triumph of sexism, exacerbating the perceived differences between men and women and pushing us further away from the state of equality some of us long to achieve.'
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'Former prosecutor Nancy Grace went to the Estrella Jail and spoke with six female inmates like the ones she once locked away. The women opened up about their fellow inmate, Jodi Arias.
“She likes to sing,” said Rosa Leon, a pregnant mother accused of first-degree aggravated assault.
“Yeah, she sings really good,” added accused murderer Stephanie Conley.
“She’s an amazing person,” Key said.
Nancy Grace: I know, but why did she have to stab Travis Alexander nine times in the back?
“She was angry,” Key said.
“Nobody knows the real story though. Nobody does. Only God and her and the man that’s dead,” said Dean.'
Article here. Kathleen Parker makes an effort at defending dads and men. Could be stronger but she raises good points. But I always wonder: Are some women really so morally arrogant they believe they're only ones necessary to human existence? Excerpt:
'News that women increasingly are the leading or sole breadwinner in the American family has resurrected the perennial question: Why do we need men?
My argument that men should be saved is that, despite certain imperfections, men are fundamentally good and are sort of pleasant to have around. Most women still like to fall in love with them; all children want a father no matter how often we try to persuade ourselves otherwise. If we continue to impose low expectations and negative messaging on men and boys, future women won't have much to choose from.
We are nearly there.
The Pew Research Center recently found that four in 10 American households with children under age 18 include a mother who is either the primary breadwinner or the sole earner (quadruple the share in 1960). The latter category is largely owing to the surge in single-mother households.'
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