It’s time for feminists to say #MenToo

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'Let me be clear: I am a committed feminist and a passionate supporter of the Enlightenment and its ideals. Indeed, I have been the beneficiary of those ideals in ways unimaginable to most people in the western world. I travelled from a genuinely patriarchal society poisoned by Islamism to a free, secular society where women, whatever issues we might still have, were equal to men under the law and able to pursue opportunities I could scarcely have dreamed of growing up.

As I have written before, however imperfect western civilisation might be, we haven’t seen anything like it anywhere else in human history. The progress we have made is dizzying. One of western civilisation’s greatest achievements is the emancipation of women. For most of human history, and still across large swaths of the world, women have been, at best, second-class citizens and, at worst, chattel. In the West today, women are freer than they ever have been. Why would a woman want to be born anywhere other than in the modern West?

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Elizabeth Warren: ‘Everyone’ Tells Me They Would Vote For Me If I ‘Had A Penis’

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'Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently blamed her failed 2020 presidential bid on the fact that she was born without a male appendage.

NBC News correspondent Ali Vitali is out with a new book, “Electable: Why America Hasn’t Put a Woman in the White House … Yet.” Based on an excerpt from the book in Politico, Warren and some in her campaign believe that one of the reasons is because Iowa’s Democratic voting base is filled with a bunch of sexists.

Vitali, who followed Warren along during the 2020 Iowa primary campaign, recounted that after the caucus was over, she discussed the campaign with Warren and why she did not do as well as she had hoped.

“We’d talked about the dynamics of Iowa, her competitors and the pressure she put on herself not ‘to screw this up,'” Vitali wrote.

“Everyone comes up to me and says, ‘I would vote for you, if you had a penis,'” she claimed Warren said.'

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Letter to Washington Post's Editorial Board

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'The following letter was sent to each member of the Washington Post’s Editorial Board after a recent op‑ed that referenced the Post’s “Democracy Dies in Darkness” slogan. The letter addresses the Post’s hypocrisy using the slogan after publishing two hateful articles in 2018, “Why Can’t We Hate Men?” and Amber Heard’s op-ed that sparked Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against her.'

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The West is homeless

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'In this sense there is a case to be made that the pre-modern woman, working in her home with her husband and family, had in some ways more agency and power than her contemporary counterpart whose life is directed from outside the home by distant commercial interests. Certainly the feminist movement, in at least some of its iterations, has been thoroughly hijacked by capitalism. The “liberation” of women has often translated into the separating of women from their self-sufficiency, as men were separated before them, and their embedding instead into the world of commerce, whether they want it or not.

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Mom FaceTimed ex to show how she’d slit his kids’ throats: cops

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'A disturbed Louisiana mom repeatedly video called her ex after slitting their two young kids’ throats — showing him his daughter “gasping for air” before she died, according to harrowing court documents of the “unspeakable” crime.

Jenee Pedesclaux, 31, first called her ex, Jermaine Roberts, to tell him she’d damaged his vehicle amid their bitter child-custody battle — and that she planned to kill herself and their kids rather than go to jail, according to court documents obtained by NOLA.com.

She then FaceTimed him three times to show how she’d stabbed their 2-year-old son, Jay’Ceon, and daughter, Paris, 4, the report said.

In the last video call, she showed him how she had slit both kids’ throats — with their daughter “gasping for air” on the bed before later being pronounced dead in a local New Orleans hospital, the outlet said.'

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Mississippi Grand Jury Declines to Indict Accuser in Emmett Till's Abduction and Killing

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'A Mississippi grand jury declined to indict the white woman whose false accusations against Emmett Till led to his 1955 kidnapping and lynching.

According to the Associated Press, seven hours of testimony from investigators and witnesses was not enough to persuade the jury to charge 87-year-old Carolyn Bryant Donham, who accused the 14-year-old Black teenager of whistling at her and attempting to grab her hand and waist inside a store nearly seven decades ago, though she later recanted the accusations.

Citing a news release from Leflore County District Attorney Dewayne Richardson, the AP reports the jury concluded there was insufficient evidence to charge Donham with kidnapping and manslaughter despite the contradicting evidence she presented to investigators over the years.'

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Satire: 9 Horrible Things Brought About By Toxic Masculinity

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'The wheel: It was just an excuse to frame women for running over curbs!

Running water: Seems like a technological advance, but it's just another male ploy to keep women in the kitchen where they belong. Disgusting!

Sports: NASCAR, WWE, MMA – the oppression runs so deep that even most women's sports are run by men.

Law and order: The actual institution, and probably the show too.

Open jars: This may sound positive, but men erase all the goodwill from their service by always eating the last peach.

"Eh, the spoon's probably clean enough": Men tout this as an "advancement for efficiency." Disgusting again!

Most science: Science? Who needs it? We have Dr. Fauci!

People: Men are involved in the procreation of humans. Humans are the worst. Thanks a lot, men.

Feminism: If only loving, servant-hearted leadership were more common, this blight on our society may not exist.'

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Toronto woman set on fire: Violence against women and girls should be treated as a hate crime

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'Last week, a young woman died as a result of severe burns after a man poured a flammable liquid on her and then set fire to her while she was on a bus in Toronto in June.

Police are investigating the homicide as a “hate-motivated” act; it is not yet known what police think was the motivation.

Given the victim was a woman, it has prompted many to ask: Why is violence against women not treated as a hate crime?

This question is long overdue and has now been taken on by British Columbia’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner inquiry into hate in the pandemic. This is the first such inquiry in Canada, and one of few globally, to include a focus on gender-based violence as a form of hate.'

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Woman pours gasoline over man and sets him on fire in California park

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Women Only Drivers Insurance Market to See Huge Growth by 2027: Allianz, AXA, Munich Reinsurance America

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'The latest study released on the Global Women Only Drivers Insurance Market by AMA Research evaluates market size, trend, and forecast to 2027. The Women Only Drivers Insurance market study covers significant research data and proofs to be a handy resource document for managers, analysts, industry experts and other key people to have ready-to-access and self-analyzed study to help understand market trends, growth drivers, opportunities and upcoming challenges and about the competitors.
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Men’s Rights Activists Call For Boycott of Movie That Deprives Men of Their Right to Be Violent

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'Halt the turning of the globe: men are upset. This time, it’s over a film that portrays a woman’s revenge against domestic violence, which was intolerable to men who felt that it was actually about domestic violence against men. In calling for the boycott of a film every once in a while, passionate defenders of the men’s cause feel that real justice for male survivors of violence is served. Even as audiences were invited to suspend their disbelief to watch how a woman has the agency to enact violence back at her perpetrator, MRAs blamed feminism for their collective suspension of consciousness on the issue of violence perpetrated against men.

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Over 100 straight white male photo books were cut up to make this book

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'“Scumb Manifesto” is a series of collages that Kurland made from her personal library of photobooks. In fact, she purged her photo book collection in the act of making this work. She cut up the work of 150 straight white men who have monopolized the photographic canon.
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The title of Kurland’s book plays off one of the first feminist texts written by Valerie Solanas. It was titled “Scum Manifesto,” and it essentially called for, as Kurland points out in an essay in her own book, “an end to men, and the power that seeks domination, exploitation and death, and the creation of a superior, all-female society.”'

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Men For Total Equality

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Men For Total Equality

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The Atlantic explores what will it take to separate fatherhood from anger and violence

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'This is the section in which The Atlantic talks about books, like “Raising Raffi,” journalist Keith Gessen’s memoir of his first years parenting his son, in which discipline becomes a “quicksand of confusing implications.” But rather than kick off with a book, Andrew Aoyama introduces the topic of what it will take to separate fatherhood from anger and violence by referring to the “Taken” movies:

A stomach-twisting thrill animates the Taken movies. As bullets fly across each progressively more ridiculous sequel, Liam Neeson kicks down the door to the pantheon of cultural Super Dads and asserts himself as its king. Here is a paragon of fatherhood, the films suggest; here is a dad endowed with “a very particular set” of parenting skills, a man who may struggle to connect with his daughter emotionally but can unleash a hail of violence each time she encounters a band of licentious kidnappers.

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India: Gurugram: Woman accused of filing nine false rape FIRs gets bail

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'A woman from Gurugram who is accused of filing nine false rape FIRs against at least eight boys has been granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana high court. A High Court bench headed by Justice JS Bedi observed that the accused had been in custody since December 29, 2021 and the investigation was now complete, as reported by the Hindustan Times.

However, only one of the prosecution witnesses has been examined so far, therefore, the trial is not likely to conclude in the near future. The accused had approached the court over an FIR registered on December 23, 2021, in which she was charged with extortion, blackmail, false evidence, and criminal conspiracy, reported the Hindustan Times.

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‘Boycott Darlings’ trends as Alia Bhatt slammed for ‘mocking violence against men’

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'Alia Bhatt’s film Darlings has kicked up a storm on social media, just ahead of its Netflix release on Friday, with audience upset over the alleged trivialisation of domestic violence against men in the movie’s trailer.

The 2.34-minute trailer opens with Hamza Shaikh (played by Vijay Varma), confessing his love for his wife Badrunissa, but revealing that he is leaving her. The next flurry of scenes show Hamza being held captive by Badrunissa (played by Alia Bhat), who fakes his kidnapping, and instead tortures him in revenge for the abuse he has inflicted on her.

The ‘dark comedy’ is replete with graphic scenes, where a helpless and seemingly clueless Hamza, tied to a chair, is constantly and rather brutally tortured and beaten up. There is a scene where Badrunissa says, “Enough of fielding, now is the time to bat,” before bashing Hamza’s head with a frying fan.'

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