Ontario Liberals put in place women-only policy for candidates seeking nomination in Oshawa

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'Only women can seek the Liberal nomination in Oshawa for the upcoming provincial election.

“Ontario Liberals are committed to gender parity in our team for 2022. In previous elections, all parties have treated gender parity as an aspirational goal, but under Steven Del Duca’s leadership we are using real tools to make it a reality,” campaign director Christine McMillan said via email.'

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Top MBA Scholarships For Women

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'Gender diversity is growing across the globe’s business schools, but there’s still a long way to go. Among the world’s top 20 MBAs ranked by the Financial Times, just six feature a cohort of more than 40% female students.

In an effort to promote a more diverse business school cohort, many schools and independent organizations offer MBA scholarships for women only. These range from a few thousand dollars to help with tuition costs, to full payment of your fees.'

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Female Doctor Who robs boys of role models, claims Tory MP

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'He said there had been a "creeping narrative that males have it easy, life is a breeze and they have nothing to complain about".

But, he added: "It is clear that life is tough for many men and young boys, and many of our boys in schools are far from privileged."

He attacked the phrase "toxic masculinity" - used to describe the pressure on men to stick to traditional views of how they should act - saying it "vilified" men and led them to feeling "worthless".

And then he turned to the "cultural sphere", claiming it shared the blame for rises in male violence.'

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Men

It is so well documented in every nation that men suffer a disproportionate amount of violence that it need not be referenced here.

Every year, a major international conference is held about violence. In between are committees, regional conferences, studies, reports and the proposal of various regulations and laws to further curb violence. Much of this is organised by the United Nations, who spend billions of dollars on talking about eliminating violence. The United Nations are the body who, back in 1948, came up with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which insists upon equal treatment of men and women.

So it should not surprise you that the United Nations is as keen to deal with the violence against men as it is to deal with the violence against women.

But it is not.

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Why Does Biden Throw Men To The Curb? – OpEd

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'This fall the Biden administration released a remarkable document, “National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality.” Like most government reports it was read by very few, though its effects will be far-reaching. Touted as a groundbreaking report on the subject, its real groundbreaking status is the opposite of what its authors intended: it is the most sexist statement ever written by a presidential administration.

The hubris of the report is made plain on the first page. The authors actually have the audacity to compare their work to that of the Emancipation Proclamation. Their swollen heads are made even more risible when we consider the substance of their remarks. Boys and men don’t count. That is the inescapable conclusion that fair-minded persons will come to after reading this report. In fact, it is not a stretch to say that boys and men are depicted as the enemy, at least indirectly, and it is the job of the federal government to liberate girls and women from them.'

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When America Embraced Wonder Woman and forgot G.I. Joe

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'Policy makers would never tolerate these statistical realities if our nation’s daughters were the majority of overdose deaths. Nor should we tolerate them. Our culture thinks differently when it comes to equal protections in a variety of social programs. For those who are skeptical when it comes to equal protections of our boys and men, the COVID pandemic provides ample evidence of the ways our nation and world mobilize when it comes to gender and well-being.

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I used to hate men but I now think the women’s movement is toxic

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'A self-described ‘anti-feminist’, Morgan can’t stand the modern women’s movement, describing it as “toxic” and these days you are more likely to catch her tucking into a steak.

The life coach now boasts more than 22,000 followers on TikTok where she shares her somewhat controversial views on feminism.

In fact, Morgan argues that modern day feminism does not benefit women in any way, and it all works in favour of men.

But despite her hardcore anti-feminist views, Morgan says that she spent her huge portion of her life dedicated to the cause.'

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For men, apps are vital gateways to mental health

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'On the heels of a well-documented upsurge in anxiety, loneliness and depression sparked by the pandemic, mental health apps have become an important resource for men such as Henderson.

Many men, traditionally more reticent to seek out therapy, say these "cyber-well" and mental health apps, some specifically targeted at them, provide a peer community and support in a setting that provides both privacy and convenience. In interviews, men said one of the biggest advantages with these apps was anonymity.

The online help provides a "less intimidating entry to mental health," says C. Vaile Wright, a psychologist who is senior director of health-care innovation for the American Psychological Association. "They are an important gateway to mental health for many men who need help but never considered reaching out for it before."'

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White boys excluded from Glasgow schools more often than girls

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'The majority of children being excluded from Glasgow schools are white boys, a council meeting heard today.

Kids with additional support needs are also more likely to be affected, but the numbers of kids being excluded overall is decreasing every year in the city.

One councillor asked: “What’s happening with our boys?”

Glasgow council education boss Maureen McKenna said: “The challenge for us is white young men - white boys. They are our challenge in terms of those who are affected by exclusion. At secondary you are much more likely to be excluded if you are white.”

Speaking at the council education skills and early years city policy committee today, she added: “If you have additional support needs you are more likely to be excluded.”'

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Instead of a female expansion, America should retire our archaic draft once and for all

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'Why is it necessary to spend $26 million a year on a program that hasn’t been used for almost half a century? In short – It’s not. In Washington, it’s too easy to keep doing what has always been done without reexamining the purpose or need. That needs to change.

For more than a century, the United States has maintained a nationwide system for drafting men into the military and requires most males between the ages of 18 and 26 to register. Men who fail to register can face criminal penalties, loss of eligibility for employment opportunities and education benefits, and the denial of security clearances.

Over its long history, though, it has rarely been used. Most recently, the system was placed in deep standby between 1975 and 1980, after President Gerald Ford suspended the registration requirement.'

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UK: Why must every man on TV today be a monster?

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'At my home there’s a shelf of books three metres long (I kid you not) stuffed with books about feminism, women’s history and related subjects.

I even have the first British edition (1971) of Valerie Solanas’s charming little classic: ‘SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men) Manifesto. So, I’ve always counted myself a 1960s feminist — with countless articles and public debates to prove it.

Why, then, do I feel so disturbed about the new wave of man-hating pervading our TV screens that seems to be engulfing my sex?

It seems you can’t turn on the television without encountering women victimised by men, psychologically as well as physically.

Sunday-night viewing, which used to be the home for family friendly favourites, now seems to be dominated by domestic dystopia.'

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Boys Have Eating Disorders, Too. Doctors Think Social Media Is Making It Worse.

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'Eating disorders are on the rise among boys, say doctors, who think images and videos on social media are a factor.

Pediatric wards are seeing more eating-disorder cases overall, with boys making up an increasing share of patients. Cases with boys are often more severe than with girls, the doctors say, because boys’ disorders often go unnoticed until they are far along, and because eating disorders are largely believed to mostly affect young women.

In some cases, slimmer boys are bulking up to gain muscle mass. In others, bigger boys are slimming down to look more toned or to improve athletic performance. Boys who work out often receive praise in person and on their social-media posts for seemingly healthy habits and appearance.'

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How well do we honour the fallen?

Today, I hope you know, is Remembrance Sunday. A day above all all others to give a thought to those millions of men who died in war.

Almost all the men, whatever their nation, believed they were fighting for a better way of life for their countrymen, their wives or sweethearts, and their children. Those who prevailed were generally those who fought for a way of life that allowed for liberty, freedoms and an openly democratic society where conflict could be resolved through discussion and the free exchange of ideas.

I have family who have fought. Some died. Others, not dying, bore the internal and external scars for life. Probably you have family like that, too; most of us do.

For two minutes every year, we hold a silence. Just two minutes a year to remind us of the sacrifice these men made. We rightly honour these men for all they have done for us, to keep us from one dictatorial power or another.

But how well do we honour these men in the rest of the year? Do we insist on the values that they gave up so much for, that allow us to live free of tyranny?

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The dangerous pleasure of hating men

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'Can you for a nanosecond imagine anyone today making a miniseries about the iniquities of women, starring a blameless man? Go on, try. We’ll call it Barista and here’s the elevator pitch: an attractive young man with a drunk, coercive girlfriend runs away from her one night with his baby boy. His mother won’t help him because she’s a drunk too. He survives by working in coffee shops but loses custody because the man-hating female judge is set against him. All the women he dates are manipulative and avaricious, but in the end he finds fulfilment in an all-male self-help group for the victims of female psychos. What do you think? Will it sell?

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Erin Pizzey gets some recognition

There is quite a long article on the BBC about Erin Pizzey, who founded the first domestic violence shelters. Excerpt:

'Erin Pizzey, the woman who began it all in a small house in west London, later developed a theory that would lead her to leave the organisation and decry feminism. She now campaigns for men's rights.

What happened?
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Ms Pizzey parted ways with the charity in the early 1980s after a disagreement revolving around feminism and her belief it was "anti-man" and forced women into the role of victim.

Her childhood was prominent in her mind when "feminists started demonising all fathers", as she puts it. The memories of both parents "reminded me of the truth - domestic violence is not a gender issue.

"I have never been a feminist, because, having experienced my mother's violence, I always knew that women can be as vicious and irresponsible as men."

Her stance now on domestic abuse is that violence is a family issue, usually intergenerational, and men and women are equally capable and culpable of it.'

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