Commentary on the overturning of Roe v. Wade

With Roe v. Wade overturned, to not mention it hereon is like ignoring the proverbial 800-lb. gorilla. So I won't.

One man's opinion on the recent decision made by SCOTUS: Strictly speaking it is a Constitutionalist/Constructionist decision. However getting the Con'n updated by amendment is nigh onto impossible even when a lot of ppl think it ought to be. So modernist judges use contemporary standards to find rights that are not explicitly acknowledged in the Con'n by interpreting it as if it had just been written w/ today's standards in view. In short, in the matter of individuals' rights discussed in a federalizing document, to me, there is no right answer, as both approaches to interpreting the Con'n are arguably valid. Thus the matter is political in nature since legality itself supplies no solutions. Yes indeed, it becomes a matter of just who is on SCOTUS when the matter comes before the Court.

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Title IX Didn't Make College Sports Equal, It Made Them Contentious

Article here. Excerpt:

'Title IX initially meant educational institutions had to provide both sexes with opportunities "substantially proportionate to their respective enrollments." And a 1992 court decision determined that noncompliant schools could face lawsuits, as well as being cut off from federal funding.

But when implemented, Title IX effectively turned into a form of affirmative action for women in sports—an unsustainable quota-like system. It's proven difficult for schools to equally allocate resources—scholarships, equipment, arenas, and budgets—across genders and sports, which has caused schools to take the easy way out by slashing male programs. Especially given that football, a huge moneymaker on college campuses, doesn't have a female equivalent in size or impact.'

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5 Ways Biden's New Title IX Rules Will Eviscerate Due Process on Campus

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'Today, on the 50th anniversary of Title IX's implementation, the federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education is getting a radical overhaul that will gut critical due process protections for students accused of sexual misconduct.

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Chief, a private club for executive women, to open in downtown San Francisco this year

Article here. Excerpt:

'Another new private club is opening in San Francisco, this time exclusively for female executives. Chief, a private membership network for women, will open up a multilevel space in Jackson Square, as first reported by the San Francisco Business Times.

The space at 735 Montgomery St. was originally slated to debut sometime in 2020 but was delayed because of the pandemic. The space reportedly includes a bar, a lounge space, meeting rooms, private phone booths and a mothers’ room. Chief confirmed to SFGATE that they hope to launch the clubhouse before the end of the year.
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Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan founded the network in 2017, and backers of the company include Alphabet’s investment arm CapitalG. It already operates clubhouses in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Membership with Chief doesn't come cheap — women at the vice presidential level would pay of $5,800 annually and C-Suite executives would pay $7,900.'

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Canada: National campaign documenting online hate against women, pushing for change

Article here. Excerpt:

'As Canada moves to introduce legislation to better address an ever-growing volume of online hate, a national non-profit is working to ensure the disproportionate impact on women and gender-diverse people is known.

Informed Opinions launched its Toxic Hush campaign this month, with some initial and disturbing findings from an ongoing survey documenting online harassment and hate.
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Shari Graydon is the director of Informed Opinions, which works to amplify the voices of women and gender-diverse people. She said while online hate is increasing across the board, it is particularly bad for women with intersectional identities.
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“The current scenario means many women don’t have freedom of speech because others are exercising hate speech that shuts them down, makes them fear, makes them go offline, makes them decline profile-raising opportunities.”'

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UK: MPs to scrutinise sexism in educational settings and music industry as Committee broadens work on Violence Against Women and Girls

Article here. Excerpt:

'Committee Member Jackie Doyle-Price will be chairing a Sub-Committee of MPs from the Women and Equalities Committee who will meet in addition to the usual Committee meetings to focus exclusively on the topic of attitudes to women and girls in educational settings. The inquiry will scrutinise how attitudes in educational settings, from early years to university, affect women and girls throughout their lives. MPs will explore the prevalence of misogyny within the education system- including reports of widespread sexual harassment within schools and lad culture within universities, the ways in which it presents itself, and how far Government initiatives such as updated Sex and Relationships Education address the issues.'

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America's crisis is a lack of fathers

Article here. Excerpt:

'As our country commemorates Father’s Day this weekend, it is important that we recognize the millions of children throughout our nation who are growing up without their fathers. Data from the United States Census Bureau shows that nearly 18.5 million children grow up without their fathers, which has in return led to the United States owning the title of the world’s leader in fatherlessness.

We know that fatherhood is essential to the development of our children, and the increased involvement of fathers in the home leads to better results on a wide variety of outcomes. From economic prosperity, increased academic performance, to improved social mobility; fathers in their respective homes continue to be a key indicator of success for all children across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups. That is why we have joined forces to introduce a resolution into the U.S. House of Representatives that promotes fatherhood and its proven benefit to society.

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India: "No One Informed Me": Case Against Odisha MLA For Missing His Own Wedding

Article here. Excerpt:

'A case was filed against BJD MLA Bijay Shankar Das on Saturday after he failed to turn up for his own wedding, police said.

The case was filed against Bijay Shankar Das, the legislator of Tirtol, at the Jagatsinghpur Sadar police station based on the complaint of a woman who alleged that he cheated her as he did not turn up at the marriage registrar's office on Friday, they said.
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The couple applied at the marriage registrar's office on May 17. Though the woman along with her family reached there for the wedding formalities on Friday after the stipulated 30 days, the MLA failed to turn up, as per the FIR.

Bijay Shankar Das, 30, said he has not denied getting married to her.
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"Another 60 days are there for the registration of the marriage. Therefore, I did not turn up. I was not informed by her or anyone else to go to the marriage registrar's office," he told reporters.'

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Should We Cancel Father’s Day?

Article here. Excerpt:

'Some Woke activists suggested that Mother’s Day be called “Birthing Persons Day.” After all, some “pregnant persons” identify as men (or non-women) and don’t like being in a place called a “maternity ward.” If the birthing person’s pronouns are “he/him,” that person might identify as the child’s father though not contributing the paternal genetic material. Should “he” get a Father’s Day card?

What should we call the person who contributes the paternal material? In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, family words like “mother” and “father” are viewed as obscenities. We’re not quite there yet, as babies can’t yet be grown in a bottle and decanted, but we can try to make progress in our language.

What would be the equivalent term for father? “Sperm donor” is even less personal than “birthing person.” The child will never call him “Daddy” and will have great difficulty finding out who he is. He might have been picked from a catalog, with anonymity promised. He probably does not know of his child’s existence.

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Opinion: Father's Day call to help stop the sexual assault of our nation’s children

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'Dads, we are failing our children.

As men and fathers, we participate in institutions every day that perpetuate a culture of rape. And once a sexual assault occurs, we are often — however unintentionally — a part of the machine that shames survivors, forces them into silence, and isolates them from their communities.
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Please, fathers, consider whether you are building that safe space in your own home. And, when a child comes to you saying that they were assaulted, believe them. Doing this is hard work. Loving your child in the way they need, combatting sexual aggression, and supporting and believing survivors is hard because we’re all carrying so much baggage.'

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Masculinity overdue for a reckoning after mass shootings, child advocates say

Article here. Excerpt:

'Days after the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, staffers at Men as Peacemakers, a Minnesota group that works with students to break down gender stereotypes and reduce violence, checked in with participants to see how they were feeling.

The students, who were mostly white, mirroring the state’s demographics, talked about lockdown drills they had practiced in school, but their responses were not very emotional, said Serrano Robinson, the group's youth restorative program coordinator.

The mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24 that left 19 children and two teachers dead “sadly seemed kind of normal” to them, he said.

As civic leaders and politicians look for ways to stop mass shootings, advocates across the country from organizations like Men as Peacemakers say their work is vital to overcoming the toxic masculinity that research has found to be at the root of many mass shootings and other acts of violence perpetrated by men.

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UK troops in trouble for consensual orgy

Article here. Basically, they had a consensual gang-bang. So what? The UK military says it could be seen as a denigration of women. Hardly, esp. when entirely consensual. Reverse the sexes: would it be considered a denigration of men? Excerpt:

'Hundreds of British paratroopers were banned from a NATO deployment after videos surfaced of an orgy with a civilian woman in the barracks that had some soldiers watching on, according to reports.

Eight paratroopers serving in the UK’s 16 Air Assault Brigade were under police investigation over a video of them having sex with a civilian woman who had been snuck into the Merville barracks in Colchester, it was revealed earlier this month.

The woman had been snuck into the barracks as many as 31 times over the past five months, according to The Times of London.'

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NBC's TODAY.com marks Father's Day with abortion advocacy

Article here. Excerpt:

'NBC's TODAY show website honored Father’s Day weekend this year with story about how abortion helped eight different dads "become the fathers they are today."

TODAY.com reporter Danielle Campoamor opened by stressing the urgency of her own piece, writing, "Eight dads are sharing how abortion has helped them become the fathers they are today, on what experts believe will likely be the last Father's Day before the Supreme Court issues a ruling that would overturn Roe v Wade."

After recounting a few details about the Supreme Court draft opinion leak on abortion and how the court is "poised to overturn Roe v Wade," Campoamor explained that TODAY put out a call on social media "asking fathers to share how abortion shaped their lives."'

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Mental ill health drives worklessness among UK young men, research finds

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'The rise of mental ill health is driving increasing numbers of young men in the UK into long-term worklessness, according to an analysis warning against a “vicious cycle” barring young people from the workforce.

Research by the Resolution Foundation think-tank, published on Monday, found rates of economic inactivity — where a workless person is not looking for work — had risen from 5 to 9 per cent among men aged 18 to 24 between 1995 and 2021. For women, the figure fell from 18 per cent to 10 per cent over the same period.

The foundation found that the doubling of worklessness among young men was driven by issues with mental health. Worklessness among the group because of illness or disability more than doubled, from 46,000 to 91,000, between 2006 and 2021, with the sharpest rise due to mental health problems'

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Why I Need Men's Rights

I came across this on Reddit and thought it bore repeating here:

I asked why I need Men's Rights; well, this is why:

I need men’s rights because when she changed her mind the next day, I went to jail for 5 years;

I need men’s rights because I was the victim of abuse but nobody believed me;

I need men’s rights because I am less likely to go to college, and if I do, I will make less money than my female contemporaries;

I need men’s rights because the president sees the shrinking number of men in colleges across America as “a great success”;

I need men’s rights because people question if I am a predator when I am alone with my child;

I need men’s rights because a man’s appearance, height, and weight has a greater affect on his income than it does for a woman;

I need men’s rights because saying “it’s impossible to discriminate against men in our society” allows people to discriminate with impunity;

I need men’s rights because traditionally masculine characteristics are virtues not flaws;

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