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'Technology is helping to boost the appeal of reading for young boys, and they're getting smarter because of it, new research has found.
Primary school-aged boys with little interest in reading are finding that using iPads and netbooks in the classroom adds a touch of competition and fun.
Massey University researcher Jenny Poskitt studied two year 4 classes and two year 5 and 6 classes in Palmerston North this year to measure pupils' reading comprehension when using technology.
She said boys aged 10 and 11 made gains in their reading ability of six times the nationally expected average when using the devices.'
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'How does Steinem represent modern feminism’s worst features? Let me count the ways.
Dogmatic denial of sex differences.
In 1997, interviewed for John Stossel’s ABC News special, “Boys and Girls Are Different: Men, Women and the Sex Difference,” Steinem derided scientific research on sex differences in brain functioning as “anti-American crazy thinking.” She also suggested that upper-body strength tests requiring firefighters to lift heavy loads were sexist. What about situations when firefighters have to carry injured or unconscious people out of burning buildings? Steinem insisted, with a straight face, that it was better to drag them, since “there’s less smoke down there.” ...
Fixation on male villainy.
In her 1992 book, Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, Steinem writes, “The most dangerous situation for a woman is not an unknown man in the street, or even the enemy in wartime, but a husband or lover in the isolation of their own home.” She has also touted the long-discredited notion of a long prehistoric period of peaceful, benevolent, egalitarian “gynocentric” societies later displaced by violent, oppressive male rule.
Thus, in a 1993 speech at Salem State College, Steinem rehashed not only the matriarchy theory but the myth that the witch-hunts in Europe were an effort to exterminate still-existing pagan religion and killed as many as nine million women. She also spun a fanciful “revisionist” history of Joan of Arc as a pagan worshipper who led French armies to victory but was executed as a witch once the war was won because she had grown too powerful.
Database here. Excerpt:
'Welcome to the database of college and university scholarships for men. It has been added under the “Help & Protection” menu above.
Although this database is incomplete, it is the most comprehensive and transparent list of such scholarships you will find anywhere. In light of this, I hope you’ll forgive the rather simple structure of the database for the present. As this site receives periodic upgrades, so too will this database.'
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'OTTAWA — The government’s ability to help soldiers with mental illness came under scrutiny for a second day after three Canadian Forces members apparently committed suicide this week.
Opposition parties targeted the Conservative government in question period Friday over whether it’s doing enough to help struggling current and former soldiers.
NDP veterans affairs critic Peter Stoffer said he hopes the investigations into the deaths — launched as part of regular procedure — would be completed soon.
It can take up to five years to complete an investigation, although the military says results are often released after a year.
“That’s far too long. They should be able to work with these families very, very quickly to determine what happened and what can be done to prevent these in the future,” Stoffer said.
Military ombudsman Pierre Daigle is taking a fifth look at the issue — this time focusing on reservists — following up on a series of critical reports dating back to 2002.
The ombudsman’s office noted the government made improvements and investments into the services it offers, but is still falling short.
Among the systematic problems are front-line mental-health workers struggling with too much work under difficult conditions.
Military statistics gathered between 1995 and 2009 show that every five years, about 50 active personnel commit suicide — a lower rate than the general population. Those numbers don’t include reservists.
The suicide rate among veterans is 1 1/2 times that of the general population, according to Statistics Canada.'
About a month ago, MANN was contacted by a college student requesting responses to a number of questions pertaining to the MR movement. Having written the reply and sending it back last month, I decided today to upload it to FileDropper and make it available for general review. Feel free to use some or part of it any way you see fit, if you think it worthwhile. In addition, if you think there is anything in it worth discussing, refuting, etc., please post in the comments. I like feedback, whether it be agreement or disagreement; I always learn something from it whether I concur or not. The document is here. Be sure to click the grey "Download This File" graphic under the "URL:" and "Embed:" boxes. (Clicking the green "DOWNLOAD" button will take you to another site that tries to get you to download some sponsored trialware.) You then have to type in the prove-you're-human characters, click "Download Now", and the file download box will appear. The questions include:
- What are the focal topics of MensActivism?
- Do you feel women do not have equal rights/are discriminated against in any way (in modern-day American society)?
- Do you feel men do not have equal rights/are discriminated against in any way (in modern-day American society)?
- What are your thoughts on feminism?
- What laws exist that are discriminatory to men?
- What is your perspective on the wage gap?
- In what instances have you witnessed gender discrimination of either or both genders?
- Do you believe that the double standards held by modern society should be removed? If yes, please explain which double standards.
- Have you been a victim of gender discrimination? If so, may I ask about the details of this incident?
- Which conflicts between feminism and the men's movement are avoidable, and which are bound to happen. Is there a way for them to coexist?
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'OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, always start the same way. Members take turns going around the room saying their names and the personal pronouns they want others to use when referring to them — she, he or something else.
It's an exercise that might seem superfluous given that Mills, a small and leafy liberal arts school historically referred to as the Vassar of the West, only admits women as undergraduates. Yet increasingly, the "shes" and "hers" that dominate the introductions are keeping third-person company with "they," ''ze" and other neutral alternatives meant to convey a more generous notion of gender.
"Because I go to an all-women's college, a lot of people are like, 'If you don't identify as a woman, how did you get in?'" said sophomore Skylar Crownover, 19, who is president of Mouthing Off! and prefers to be mentioned as a singular they, but also answers to he. "I just tell them the application asks you to mark your sex and I did. It didn't ask me for my gender."
On high school and college campuses and in certain political and social media circles, the growing visibility of a small, but semantically committed cadre of young people who, like Crownover, self-identify as "genderqueer" — neither male nor female but an androgynous hybrid or rejection of both — is challenging anew the limits of Western comprehension and the English language.'
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'A professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is demanding an independent investigation about two complaints she filed alleging sexual harassment by the school’s student newspaper.
The first article appeared in The Sun Star, the campus rag, on April 1, 2013. The April Fool’s Day piece heralded the construction of the “Kameel Toi Henderson Building,” which is “a new building in the shape of a vagina.”
The satirical piece suggested that the building would be a tribute to “UAF’s 59 percent female demographic.” “Courses such as Home Economics, House Cleaning 101 and the Perils of Feminism will be offered each semester.”
School officials also concluded that the article did not create a hostile environment on campus and does “not meet the definition of sexual harassment.” They further noted that the piece is protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The Sun Star journalist who wrote the April Fool’s piece, Lakeidra Chavis, noted that her goal was to poke fun at the number of buildings at UAF shaped at least vaguely like penises.
Lakeidra Chavis is a female, according to her Facebook page.
A few days after filing her complaint about the April Fool’s Day piece, Anahita filed a second complaint. This one alleged “hate speech” and another hostile environment in a different Sun Star article about the UAF Confessions Facebook page.
Chavis noted that the newspaper did nothing illegal when it published screenshots of the Facebook page and reported on what was in it.
“It was a public Facebook page,” she said.
School officials again concluded that the newspaper did nothing wrong.
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'So, who’s right? Those who say censuring circumcision is a manifestation of anti-Semitism, or those who say it’s a necessary step in child protection?
I think the latter are right, but I also understand why some think it’s anti-Semitic: Circumcision is a profoundly meaningful Jewish practice imbued with great cultural value. Consequently, attempts to limit it have sometimes been part of broader efforts to suppress Jewish practice. ...
Understandably, this has left its imprint on Jews’ collective memory. It makes sense that the journalist Tanya Gold asked whether the recent motion is “an attempt to achieve with paper what other methods could not – the removal of Jews from Europe?”
These are grave concerns. But do they stand up to scrutiny? It seems ethnocentric given that two thirds of the world’s circumcised males are actually Muslims and only 0.8 percent are Jewish. ...
Rather than prejudice against religion, I think it makes more sense to interpret criticism of circumcision as the consistent application of human rights to both boys and girls. ...
It’s true that censuring circumcision could curtail the expression of an until-now definitional Jewish practice. But the right to manifest one’s religion is not absolute – it is limited by the harm caused to others. In 2011, 11 boys under the age of one were treated for life-threatening hemorrhage, shock or sepsis relating to circumcision in Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the United Kingdom. In the United States, it’s estimated that 100 boys die as a result of circumcisions every year. Can religion per se justify this?
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'The Brown County Sheriff’s Department may tweak its hiring process in hopes of attracting more women and minority officers.
The agency’s assessment could prompt changes to the physical agility test. Dozens of female applicants have failed the test due to a lack of upper-body strength, Sanborn said.
Madson is aware some women have trouble passing physical agility tests, and said NWTC offers all academy students a course on fitness and will help them prepare for tests, which can include climbing a 5-foot wall.'
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