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'Most people want to earn the big bucks, and for a lot of people working at the mines is a good way to make that happen.
It’s pretty hard to get a job in the mines though, especially at the moment, so how would you feel if you opened the paper and saw an ad for women-only truck driving jobs?
One company has made news headlines because its now allowed to do just that and advertise 50 women only positions.'
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'A BIDEFORD man has appeared on ITV’s This Morning speaking of the trauma he went through after falling victim to false rape allegations.
Last month, 25-year-old Loder appeared at Exeter Crown Court where she was jailed for two false allegations of rape.
Loder originally said she had been raped in an alley way in Bideford by two strangers, but after police failed to find any forensic evidence she changed her story and said she had been raped by Fran Syvret in her own home.
But her story fell apart after Mr Syvret showed police photos and a video on his phone which proved Loder had willingly had sex with him.
However, Loder had already spread her lies around Bideford, and Fran and his ex-partner at the time Jane, began to receive a torrent of threats.'
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'One in three boys at primary school today believe Pink Floyd's Number One hit "We Don't Need No Education" should be rewritten to read "We Don't Need No Spelling and Grammar".
They think the basics are superfluous now spellcheckers have been invented, according to research out today. A similar number say they would never or rarely write anything outside of a lesson.
The study, by the National Literacy Trust, also reveals that one in five say they would be "embarrassed" if any of their friends found them writing out of school.
The boys' lack of enthusiasm for writing contrasts starkly with girls - one out of three of whom say they write out of class every day.'
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'I always laughed at the joke - "Why do men die before women? Because they can" - until I read the latest report from the Council for Australian Governments titled Tracking equity: Comparing out-comes for women and girls across Australia.
Based on the results for the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment of 15-year-olds the average difference between girls and boys in literacy is 37 points, representing one full year of schooling.
In the 2011 PIRLS test girls also do better than boys in reading both internationally and in Australia by 17 points. The advantage girls have over boys is also reflected in Australia's national literacy tests at years 3, 5, 7 and 9 where girls always outperform boys.
Since the late '60s and early '70s, mainly due to the rise of feminism and the fact that there are so few male primary school teachers, the way teachers teach and the way classrooms are structured have been feminised.
Teachers no longer stand at the front of the room and children are expected to direct their own learning in open, mixed ability classrooms. As a result, boys are easily distracted, become behavioural problems and soon fall behind.
The fact that a lot of learning adopts an open-ended, inquiry approach where teachers become guides by the side and facilitate instead of directing what should happen also works against boys' preferred learning styles.
Boys need clear direction, explicit goals, timely feedback and an orderly classroom environment where they know what they have to do and what constitutes pass and fail.
Boys also need to be taught to respect authority and to have teachers prepared to enforce a disciplined environment where there are consequences for misbehaviour.'
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'Chances are that when you read this, most of your friends and peers are circumcised, you’ve never had a problem with it, and you’re perfectly happy (G-d willing.) But on the off chance that you feel wronged or violated in any way, there’s something I have to tell you. (And no more jokes for this part.)
I’m sorry that I let my religious upbringing override my mommy instinct. I’m sorry that I didn’t give you a choice. I wanted to make sure you feel like you belong instead of feeling different the way I did growing up.
... Because if I had fully embraced my true belief system earlier, I would have fought tooth and nail to leave you intact. To let you decide if you want to follow in some of your male ancestors’ footsteps, whatever the reason. Every part of you was perfect when you were born, and every part of you still is. I just wish I hadn’t decided to remove part of you without your consent.
Your bris was a beautiful and moving ceremony, and I’m glad we had it. But if I could talk to the pre-bris me struggling with this decision, I’d remind myself how often I tell mothers to ignore others and listen to their inner voice.
I’d remind myself that we (and many other Jewish families) don’t keep kosher, or strictly observe Sabbath. That we pick and choose from biblical directives based on myriad factors. So why choose to continue this one?
I have no good answer. Only the real one: this is how we’ve always done it. Which is a phrase that always made me shudder when I was in my squadron’s Safety department.'
When the Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized, we were happy to see educational programs included. Which is why we are so disappointed in the results of our Truth Team campaign.
Of the six Domestic Violence organizations whose Fact Sheets we checked, all six got the grade "F."
In fact, the "education" offered by these organizations is so lacking, they are committing FRAUD, or EDUCATIONAL MALPRACTICE!
See why: Leaving out key risk factors puts people's lives in danger.
Contact your Representatives in Washington today.
Tell them to end the fraud. Tell them to, "END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EDUCATIONAL MALPRACTICE"
Here's the Capitol Hill switchboard: 800-965-4701
Thank you for standing up for TRUTH!
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
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'Are men necessary?
And I can prove it in eight words: Rob Ford. Ted Cruz. Dick Cheney. Anthony Weiner.
For centuries, it was widely thought that women were biologically unsuited to hold leadership positions.
Power was best wielded by men, theorists felt, because men were impersonal, unemotional, forthright and reasonable.
But the tables have finally turned. Men have not only stopped evolving. They’re devolving.
Now it is unstable male temperament that is causing alarm. Male politicians are engaging in sneaky, catty, weepy, ditzy, shrewish behaviour that is anything but reasonable and impersonal.
Women are affected by lunar tides only once a month, after all. Men have raging hormones every day, as we noticed when Dick Cheney rampaged around the globe like Godzilla.'
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'Ms. Paglia was having none of it. She reminded Ms. Rosin and the female supremacists that their busy Alpha-female lives are made possible by an invisible army of men – “men who do the dirty, dangerous work of building roads, pouring concrete, laying bricks, tarring roofs, hanging electric wires, excavating natural gas and sewage lines, cutting and clearing trees, and bulldozing the landscape for housing developments.” Ms. Paglia described the modern economy, with its vast system of production and distribution, as a sublime “male epic.” Women have joined it – but men built it. “Surely,” said the fiery Ms. Paglia, “modern women are strong enough now to give credit where credit is due!” And she reminded women that without strong men as models to either embrace or reject, women will never attain a distinctive sense of themselves as women.
Caitlin Moran, British writer and humorist, began by warning that her feminism was strident, Marxist, and “fueled by cocktails.” But she turned out to be a down-to earth humanist, reminding everyone that calling men obsolete was no better than the bad old sexist days when women were said to be irrelevant. We are in this together, said Ms. Moran: if one sex fails, the other staggers. All of the speakers acknowledged that working class men’s fortunes have fallen and that boys are having serious difficulties in schools. But, Ms. Moran insisted, that does not mean we should celebrate their travails, but rather that we should do everything possible to improve their prospects. She shocked and delighted the audience with her concluding remark: “The question of the evening is: Are Men Obsolete? My conclusion is: No! I won’t let you be – you fuckers!”
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'The men's issues movement is about to get a Canadian home.
The Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) announced Monday that it has raised enough money to open the first Canadian Centre for Men and Families in Toronto.
CAFE describes itself as an organization committed to "achieving equality for all Canadians, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family status, race, ethnicity, creed, age or disability."
It is involved in organizing men's groups and lectures at a number of Canadian universities. Some of those lectures have prompted protests and earlier this year Ryerson's student union blocked the creation of a CAFE-sponsored men's issues club on the grounds that it sounded like a hate group.
A spokesman told the National Post that CAFE is hoping to open the centre in a rented office somewhere on Toronto's subway lines and that it will provide legal advice on custody and divorce, as well as physical and mental-health therapy. The group raised $50,000 in donations to open the centre and has now hopes to reach $75,000 by the end of November.
The fundraising campaign is being conducted in honour of Earl Silverman, a men's issues activist and owner of Canada's only shelter for male victims of domestic abuse, who killed himself in April.'
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