'Men are facing a full frontal assault on their rights, health and culture like never before. The war on masculinity has never been so brutal – but it’s not a war being waged by women. The attack is coming directly from the top, as the establishment desperately attempts to emasculate and disempower men in order to force women to be more dependent on the state, thereby enabling more power to be centralized and aiding the growth of big government.
Here are ten ways in which the state has declared war on men and masculinity:
8) The Legal System Discriminates Against Men
In both divorce and child custody proceedings, it is widely acknowledged that courts heavily favor women and discriminate against men. Men are routinely hit with onerous alimony payments even if women are capable of working and earning a good paycheck. Men only receive custody of their children in around 10 per cent of divorce cases in the United States. The ironic thing about this system is that it has primarily been instituted by other men, emphasizing again how the war on men is being waged not by women, but by the primarily male-dominated establishment itself.'
Story here. It concerns a report recently issued by the American Philosophical Association that male professors at the University of Colorado Philosophy Department engaged in widespread sexual harassment. The first story concerns the response by female staff members, who say the report may hurt innocent male graduate students from their department. The second is an opinion piece arguing that the reported facts are too vague to reach any definite conclusions. Both articles touch on a common feminist principle: if one man is guilty, all men are guilty. Excerpt:
'Six women with ties to the department released a joint statement Tuesday that describes the negative impact the report's release has had on male philosophy faculty members and graduate students.
"We are all distressed that the report may damage the reputations of male colleagues who are completely innocent of sexual misconduct," the statement's authors wrote. "It could also harm the prospects of our male graduate students currently on the market."'
'It is hard to know just what to make of the contretemps over the University of Colorado Philosophy Department that broke a couple of weeks ago. But from the publicly available information (and I have no other), there should be serious misgivings about the narrative. The determination of what occurred in the Philosophy Department deserves more transparency that it received, and it is possible that the sweeping characterizations of the department are unfair and unjust, and some of the remedies disproportionate. And I say this of a department faculty whose political outlook mostly differs from mine.'
'Today, the Office of the Vice President, the White House Council on Women and Girls, and the White House Office of National AIDS Policy welcomed community leaders and Federal colleagues to celebrate progress to date by the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities. It is timely that we gather at the White House during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. As the President proclaimed, girls and young women ages 16 to 24 are at the highest risk for dating violence, and this February, “we renew our commitment to preventing abuse, supporting survivors, holding offenders accountable, and building a culture of respect.” The recommendations for action in the White House Working Group report, Addressing the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities, build on this commitment.
We are working to improve health and wellness for women by screening for both intimate partner violence(IPV) and HIV. Key Federal agencies are working with large clinical providers to inform physicians, nurse practitioners, and community health care providers about screening recommendations for HIV and IPV. Partnering agencies include the HHS Office on Women’s Health, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Administration for Children and Families’ Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.
'Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) is a national program promoting father involvement and positive male role-models in elementary schools. It is sponsored by the National Center for Fathering and has been active since 1999. According to their official website there are over 3,793 active Watch DOGS programs in 46 states as of the date of this posting.
This is an excellent program for those who are interested in getting involved at the local level. If promoting positive role-models and connecting with children is your passion, I encourage you to either join a nearby group, or create one.
'Two British policewomen have won sex discrimination payouts after their handguns were deemed to be too big for their hands.
Victoria Wheatley and Rachael Giles had both asked for smaller guns because their department-issued Glock 17s were too big for them to reach the triggers.
The officers, described as "petite" at an employment tribunal, both received a £35,000 ($64,500) payout but it is expected this will be appealed.
They also argued a wooden barricade where officers were expected to rest their guns was built too high for them, and that their heads and legs were too small for their protective gear.
Both women worked for the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, which is responsible for protecting atomic power plants across the United Kingdom.'
'Meghan Eagan, a 25-year-old physical education teacher at Crosby High School in Connecticut, was charged with four counts of sexual assault after turning herself into police on Saturday afternoon, reports WFSB News.
She allegedly had sexual contact with the student four times between December and January at her home close to the school.
None of the alleged sexual contact took place on school grounds.
Police would not reveal how old the student is.
Eagan posted US$100,000 ($110,800) bail and is due back in court on February 25.'
A Florida woman wasn’t raped after all — she just didn’t want to get in trouble for missing work, authorities said.
Alexandra Westover, 21, of Boca Raton, had reported a frightening, broad-daylight attack to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.
The tale, which authorities now say is fake, was full of details.
She told detectives she had a flat tire about 9 a.m. on Tuesday and pulled over in the side of the Florida Turnpike.
Crime fighters launched a full-scale search for the phantom rapist, wasting more than 100 man hours before Westover finally admitted the hoax, according to a sheriff’s office statement.
A deputy followed up and Westover admitted she lied because she didn’t want to get in trouble for skipping work at her great-uncle’s house, the paper reported.
Westover didn’t respond to phone calls from the Daily News.
She was arrested on Thursday on a charge of falsely reporting a crime and a misdemeanor perjury count.
She was released Friday on her own recognizance, according to jail records.
'I strongly disagree with the suggestion that William Roache and Dave Lee Travis have been properly brought to trial (Comment, 14 February). Keir Starmer is betraying whatever legal education he received by his partisan views. Limitation periods under the law of England and Wales are laid out by the Limitation Act 1980, and are the periods of time during which an individual can bring a private (civil) claim, or else lose the right to bring it. The reasoning behind this, which has its origins in Roman law, is that firstly someone with a good cause of action should pursue it with reasonable diligence; secondly that a defendant might have lost evidence to disprove a stale claim; and thirdly that long-dormant claims have more "cruelty than justice" in them (Halsbury's Laws of England, 4th edition). So English law says that it is contrary to "public policy" for people to be perpetually exposed to litigation for allegedly wrongful acts. As time passes, witnesses' memories may fade, or become distorted, and documentary evidence available to do justice to the case is less likely to be available, or in certain cases even exist. It is recognised this may prevent justice being done, and for a great many years it has been accepted that it is in the public interest that claims become barred by statute after a certain period of time has elapsed – usually six years.
• Keir Starmer's response to the acquittal of Dave Lee Travis is simply inadequate. False allegations of sexual offences cause both the innocent victim and their family untold and lasting hurt, emotional, financial and physical. Worse, every false allegation contributes to discrediting women who have suffered real attacks. The police and the Crown Prosecution Service must reconsider their actions in the interests of all women who have been assaulted, subjects of false allegations and all their families.'
'A Pennsylvania woman charged along with her newlywed husband in the murder of a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 others across the country, claims police said they are investigating.
In an interview with the Daily Item in Sunbury, Pa., 19-year-old Miranda Barbour said she wants to plead guilty to killing Troy LeFerrara in November. She also said in the interview that she has killed at least 22 other people from Alaska to North Carolina in the last six years as part of her involvement in a satanic cult."I feel it is time to get all of this out. I don't care if people believe me. I just want to get it out," Barbour told the newspaper for a story published Saturday night (http://bit.ly/1gN81z3).
She said in the interview that she doesn't want to get out of jail and that she would kill again if she were released.
Miranda Barbour offered little detail on the murders she claimed to have participated in in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California. She claims she joined a satanic cult in Alaska when she was 13 before moving to North Carolina. Online records for the woman that the newspaper identified as Barbour's mother show her as having lived in both Alaska and North Carolina.'
'CALGARY – A teacher with the Calgary Catholic School District is facing a number of serious charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old boy.
The 30-year-old woman is accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with the boy, who is a former student at the school where she teaches.
Police say a member of the public alerted officers after he spotted what he believed to be ‘suspicious activity’ in a vehicle in northwest Calgary.
Jennifer Mason is charged with sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching, sexual exploitation and sexual interference.
To protect the identity of the victim, details about the school have not been released, but police say parents have been notified.'
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