University of Kansas students are required to pay the semesterly $25 student fee to offset travel expenses for women’s and non-revenue sports. Students pay between $1.2 and $1.3 million annually to the athletic department fund through the current fee.
The Senate’s responsibility to help finance Title IX, a federal law, was a main question of senators. Tetwiler pointed to the Senate’s earlier decision to forgo funding a federally required accessibility ramp at Strong Hall. The Senate questioned if students should pay for the University to meet government standards.
“Our opinion is that that’s not a responsibility of student fees,” Tetwiler said.
The committee recommended two different options to a separate Student Senate Fee Review Committee: That the student fee be eliminated entirely, or that the fee be lowered from $25 a semester to $20.'
'A coalition of advocacy groups wants to make the next front in the “war on women” all about immigration reform.
The new strategy, unveiled Wednesday, is yet another tactic from pro-reform groups to pressure House Republicans to pass immigration reform this year — and punish them if they don’t. And the activists believe that focusing on the influence of female voters could crack the Capitol Hill stalemate on immigration reform.
The women’s strategy is threefold: A series of protests and fasts involving more than 5,000 women nationwide timed to International Women’s Day on March 8; mobilizing female voters to the polls in the midterm elections; and building a base of female activists among immigrant and nonimmigrant women alike.'
'From hair and makeup to resumes, today military women got a great big help from the National Charity League.
"Sometimes translating those military skills to civilian can be a little confusing and we have all kinds of people here to help with that transition process," states Julie Ballard, President of the Hills of Austin Chapter, Charity League.
Local employers were on hand to help women transitioning out of the military hone in on their work skills.
Along with several businesses they received assistance on writing resumes and how to network in today's tech savvy world.
The women were also given hair and makeup tips and a chance to pick some new work wear.'
'A Broward County charter school teacher is facing battery charges after she allegedly forced a 10-year-old student to clean a dirty urinal that she thought the student clogged, according to the Coral Springs Police Department.
Jennifer Forshey, who teaches third grade at Broward Community Charter School West, according to the school’s website, is accused of battery on a child by exposing the child to urine.
According to the arrest report, Forshey accused a 10-year-old boy of clogging the drain in a urinal in the boys bathroom on day last week. Police say she ordered the boy to use his hands to remove the paper towels filled with urine from unknown students.
“Victims hands were saturated in what smelled like urine from the urinal and the paper towel that was in the urinal,” the police report reads.'
'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.'
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