'The disingenuous and quite insane backlash against the International Conference on Men’s Issues has produced some interesting results. First, the onslaught of yellow journalism from places like Daily Kos and the Huffington Post has been unprecedented, even for those two myth-factories.
The other thing it has produced is a hell of a lot more interest in the conference, and more ticket sales. So much so, as a matter of fact, that we have opted to move to a venue that will seat more people and provide more security than was available previously.
While we apologize for any inconvenience that the move is going to cause, it is nonetheless a positive move for the conference. Because seating capacity was misrepresented to us at the previous venue, we were forced to plan for an overflow room where we would pipe in live events to a monitor at reduced ticket prices.
With the change of venue we will be able to accommodate all attendees in the same space at the same time.'
Since 2011, when the U.S. Department of Education issued its notorious "Dear Colleague Letter," we have worked with federal lawmakers, attorneys representing wrongfully accused students, their parents, and concerned groups to address this egregious assault on due process rights.
SAVE has established a website that catalogs the hundreds of editorials criticizing the Dear Colleague Letter: http://www.accusingu.org/
'Rape is sinister, but perhaps equally sinister is the use of false rape charges as a tool to extort vulnerable men.
The number of cases of rape has seen an alarming increase in the Capital after the December 16 gang-rape incident, with two such cases being reported daily on an average.
However, "frivolous rape cases" have also seen a phenomenal rise, with accusations being used when relations go sour, or to settle scores.
Data from Delhi Police show 616 rape and 1,336 molestation cases were registered between January 1 and April 30.
This is a 36 per cent rise in rape cases against the 450 cases registered in the same period of last year.
Though there is an increase in the number of rape cases, the percentage of the "accused" being acquitted has shot up considerably too.
"In 2013, 1,559 rape and 3,347 molestation cases were registered as compared to 680 rape and 653 incidents of molestation in 2012. However, the acquittal rate in rape cases was 46 per cent in 2012, while it shot up to 78 per cent in 2013.
In a recent case, three domestic helps from Jharkhand had registered rape cases against their employers to extort money from them.
The racket was exposed as one individual was common in the complaints filed by the three in all the separate cases, which raised suspicion.
They complainants later confessed that the charges were fabricated before a city court, which directed the police to probe the matter.'
'No, conservative commentator George Will should not be fired because, when writing about campus sexual assault, he declared that colleges are learning when they “make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate.”
He’s an opinion writer, which means he has the right to express an opinion, even one that’s offensive to women, especially to some feminists now lobbying to get his column dropped.
But Will’s questioning of statistics and how best to deal with campus sexual assault are not outrageous. It’s easy to cast it that way because, just like Benghazi and Bowe Bergdahl, the matter of sexual relations between our college-age children breaks down along ideological lines. In this case, a blast of tweets from the left quickly stirs an off-with-his-head frenzy.
Ever since the White House released a report aimed at exposing the problem of sexual assault on campuses, this topic has become yet another excuse for partisan braying.
As lawyer and social critic Wendy Kaminer wrote recently for WBUR’s Cognoscenti website, “The right has its own politically correct mandate to oppose any Obama administration civil rights initiative. The left labors under a pop feminist mandate to reflexively believe self-identified victims of sexual assault.”
While I don’t think the left’s “mandate” is quite as superficial and knee-jerk as Kaminer describes, the larger point of where this all leads is worth considering: If everyone looks at the problem through a political prism, how can anyone objectively weigh the pros and cons of solutions? That’s what bogs down Washington.'
'Last week, George Will wrote a column about how progressive politics have fomented "rape culture" on college campuses. The column was not well received by some, or even, as a great many of the histrionic responses would indicate, well understood. I received the following press release yesterday, headlined: "87,000 Call on The Washington Post to Address Sexism, Fire George Will." A group called UltraViolet was touting the success of an online petition they'd whipped up over the controversy. From the release:
“The past week has seen the Washington Post devolve to violent and shameful rhetoric that normalizes rape and violence against women. In the face of a national epidemic of sexual violence, The Washington Post should take a stand against rape-- starting by firing George Will, said Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet. “From mocking survivors to misleading the public on demands for college sexual assault reform and blaming women for violence against them-- the Post has left the realm of honest debate and entered the realm of hate-speech and dog whistles.”
"The Factual Feminist video blog, hosted by Christina Hoff Sommers, covers all subjects related to feminist philosophies and practices. Christina and her #FactFem colleagues use a data-driven approach to the basic tenets of feminism and related topics."
'Domestic violence is something that is mostly commonly found among women. Stories of physical, mental, and emotional abuse can be seen on many sites across the internet and sometimes in the news. However, this is not an occurrence that only affects women. Men are victims of domestic violence too. Male domestic violence is not often heard of, but that should not suggest that it does not occur. In fact, men have it just as rough, if not worse, than women do. A wide range of skepticism is met when reports are received from men stating that they are being abused. It is a broad misconception that men cannot be abused because they can ‘handle themselves.’ Another misconception is that women are frail beings thus not being able to hurt the male at all.
According to one statistic, men make up about 40 percent of all domestic violence cases. In one of many studies, statistics shows that 64 percent of domestic violence calls made by men to hotlines were turned away with statements saying that the hotline only assisted women. Some of the hotlines that were contacted for this reason often referred men to male domestic violence hotlines. Most reports filed by men for domestic violence are often met with disbelief, ridicule, and sometimes laughter. Speaking with law enforcement about the incident does not make matters any easier for the victim because of these issues.
'The Wildwood Convention Center was the site of the “Bullying/Domestic Violence Prevention Conference” sponsored by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office. Ed Rodgers welcomed visitors and made sure they were headed in the right direction. The event itself began at 8:30 a.m. and wrapped up about 3 p.m. The event was paid for by drug forfeiture money.
The goal of the conference was to make progress in preventing both bullying and domestic violence. The theme, according to Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor, was ‘Creating Safe School Environments and Safe Communities.’
Taylor referenced some disturbing statistics. One in four women have been targets of domestic violence; 60 percent of boys who were bullies in grade school go on to commit a crime as adults; 40 percent commit three crimes by age 24.
One gentleman who asked to be identified by his first name only, David, said he found the conference informative but wished that there had been more discussion about the rights of fathers. “Sometimes I think the men get a raw deal. I think the system views men as automatically in the wrong. But nobody should be a bully.”'
'It's a tawdry tale of New York City strippers on the prowl for vulnerable men with money, drinks spiked with illegal synthetic drugs and runaway credit card charges at topless clubs.
Some of the men say they have little or no memory of any of it. But investigators filled in the blanks for them on Wednesday by announcing the arrests of four women — all described as professional strippers — and a club manager on charges including grand larceny, assault and forgery.
The four were accused of teaming up to rip off a combined $200,000 from a New Jersey doctor, a banker, a hedge fund executive and a real estate attorney in a credit card scam during the last four months of 2013.
According to authorities, the scheme began with the women going on "fishing" expeditions at bars in midtown Manhattan and on Long Island to lure in victims. On follow-up dates, they secretly dosed the victim's drinks with the stimulant methylone, commonly known as "molly," or the tranquilizer ketamine.
The dazed and confused victims were driven to Scores and the RoadHouse in Queens, where their credit cards were swiped and unauthorized charges recorded, some as high as $50,000. The clubs paid the women a fee, but the establishments were not facing criminal charges, authorities said.
The men reported waking up in their cars or in hotel rooms, wondering how they got there. Those who tried to dispute the strip club bills received texts from the strippers threatening to go public with their transgressions, authorities said.'
'Feminists are demanding Washington Post columnist George Will be fired for a Sunday column on campus sexual assaults. Politico media reporter Hadas Gold wrote “the reception from progressives went about as well as expected when an older, white, male conservative columnist writes about college sexual assaults.”
So an old white guy can’t write about the excesses of liberalism? Free speech for everyone, except the race-and-gender-privileged? Gold repeated herself a few sentences down: “Will's own identity — older, white, male and conservative — made him especially prone to liberal criticism on the subject of sexual assault.” Her piece was loaded up with angry lefties.
Here’s how Will began his column (and the outrage):
"Colleges and universities are being educated by Washington and are finding the experience excruciating. They are learning that when they say campus victimizations are ubiquitous (“micro-aggressions,” often not discernible to the untutored eye, are everywhere), and that when they make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate."
Gold utterly missed what this conservative would have raised in response: where were the feminists when the victims of sexual assault and harassment were victimized by Bill Clinton? Weren’t the liberal journalists the first to spread the insensitive theme that the Clinton “bimbos” sought privilege for themselves, and the conservative media’s thirst for bimbo stories caused the bimbos to proliferate?
'TWENTY children have died in Chipata due poor nutrition in the first quarter of this year, Chipata General Hospital acting superintendent Daniel Makawa has said.
Dr Makawa said 133 children were admitted in the first quarter but only 11 were successfully treated for poor nutrition.
On male circumcision, Dr Makawa said 1,165 males ranging from one year to over 50 years were circumcised at the Hospital during the first quarter of the year.
He said more youths aged between 15-24 years preferring to do their circumcision at the hospital.'
'I really didn't want to write another column that hinges on the notion of a war between the genders.
But our front-page story Sunday — on legal challenges by students punished for campus sexual assaults — raises such provocative questions, I just couldn't help myself.
University officials around the country are ratcheting up efforts to protect female students by reining in sexual misconduct. But as Times reporter Teresa Watanabe explained, that campaign is raising concern about the rights of the accused.
We do our children no favors by making sexual stupidity a capital offense. It doesn't educate men or rescue women; it just turns naive and awkward college students into perpetrators and victims.'
'A man in the US has captured the moment he was attacked by a fellow beach-goer for using drone to photograph a public beach.
The man, who is a keen drone hobbyist, was flying his quadracopter on the Connecticut shoreline when he was approached by Andrea Mears, 23.
Mears is shown knocking over the man and telling him to "stop, stop" while on the phone to the police.
"This guy is taking pictures and trying to upload them from a camera," Mears can be heard saying.
As the man attempts to pack up his belongings, Mears strikes, pushing him to the ground and ripping his shirt.
The man can be heard yelling, "You're assaulting me," before Mears calls him a "pervert" and grabbing at his hair.
The man managed to capture the entire incident on his iPhone.
When police finally arrived Mears told them that she had been assaulted, but after showing officers the video from his iPhone, the man was let go and Mears ended up being arrested for assault and breach of peace.'
The Men's Human Rights Movement is a peaceful humanist civil rights movement, dedicated to compassion for men and boys. It is growing quickly due to support from people of every race, creed, color, gender, orientation, and ethnicity.
It has been subjected to vicious attacks by those who wish to silence people from talking about suicide, homelessness, education, poverty, domestic violence, sexual assault, and compassion for men who suffer from many of these problems at higher rates than most people realize--and who wish to do it free from vested outside interests and ideologies.
We are men and women, black and white, gay and straight, and we want to peacefully gather and talk.
Our global community is prepared to meet for the first time in a historic conference to take place in Detroit this June 26th-28th. The conference has been planned for nearly a year, and features many qualified and dynamic speakers from around the world.'
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