Israeli military says it will begin drafting ultra-Orthodox men. That could rattle the government

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'The Israeli military announced Tuesday it will begin sending draft notices to Jewish ultra-Orthodox men on Sunday.

That follows a landmark Supreme Court order for young religious men to begin enlisting for military services. Under long-standing political arrangements, ultra-Orthodox men had been exempt from the draft, which is compulsory for most Jewish men.

The system created widespread resentment among the general public in Israel, especially after more than nine months of war against Hamas militants in Gaza. The court ruled that the system of exemptions was discriminatory.'

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Men still being discriminated against in 2024

Video here. BlueOrange22 asks why men are still being discriminated against and not seeming to care.

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Ukrainian Men Desperate to Escape War Are Drowning as They Flee

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'It was seven weeks after Pvt. Ivan Pidmalivskiy had been due back on the front line with Russia when rescuers pulled his lifeless body from a river on Ukraine’s western edge.

His death added to a toll of more than two dozen other men who have drowned in the River Tysa since Russia invaded, many of them fugitives from a military draft aimed at sustaining Ukraine’s war effort. Pidmalivskiy was different: He had fought for two years after returning to Ukraine from abroad to defend his country.

His family had seen the war take a growing toll on the burly 32-year-old, but he never revealed the depths of his exhaustion to them. “What was happening inside his soul, I don’t know,” said his mother, Liubov Pidmalivska.'

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Northwestern law school sued for discrimination against white men in faculty hiring

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'A conservative group on Tuesday sued Northwestern University, claiming its law school discriminates against white men in faculty hiring and in the selection of articles that appear in its flagship law review.

The suit filed by an organization called Faculty, Alumni, and Students Opposed to Racial Preferences (FASORP), also names several Northwestern faculty and students as defendants. FASORP is represented by prominent conservative attorney Jonathan Mitchell and by America First Legal, which is headed by former Donald Trump adviser Steven Miller.

The law school “refuses to even consider hiring white male faculty candidates with stellar credentials, while it eagerly hires candidates with mediocre and undistinguished records who check the proper diversity boxes,” according to the complaint.

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Fire department sexist hiring lawsuit nets $11.25 million proposed settlement

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'A lawsuit alleging the Chicago Fire Department used unnecessary physical tests to continue a “stubborn and purposeful” effort to block women from becoming paramedics could soon end in a $11.25 million settlement.

The city’s Law Department recommended the eight-figure deal, set to face two final votes by aldermen next week. The tests were “ill-matched” to actual paramedic work and failed 21% of the women who took them, but just 0.5% of male paramedic candidates, according to the 2016 lawsuit filed by 12 women blocked from the jobs.

“This testing has no legally defensible justification and eliminates a significant number of women, but virtually no men,” the lawsuit said. “Its discriminatory effect has not been accidental.”'

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Prince William at Risk of Sexism Backlash

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'Prince William could be risking a potential sexism storm if he attends an important men's soccer final in Germany on Sunday, after the royal was absent from a high-profile women's game in 2023.
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William's attendance at the final hasn't yet been confirmed by Kensington Palace, but if he were to take his place in the Olympiastadion in Berlin for the game it would likely spark backlash after he earned criticism in 2023 for not traveling to Australia when the England women's team secured their place in the FIFA Women's World Cup final (also against Spain). The team lost that game 1-0.'

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Spain: Why Antifeminism Is Spreading Among Gen Z

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'Are today’s young people more sexist? Are we on the brink of, or already experiencing, a backlash against feminist values? Can men’s problems be reduced to a crisis of masculinity? Many social scientists agree that an increasing number of young men are mired in discomfort, in a crisis that challenges their identity, self-esteem and the value of their interpersonal relationships.

Equality between the sexes is a historical novelty. The narrative about female oppression and gender inequality often looks to the past. Simone de Beauvoir wrote in The Second Sex, published in 1949, "Men’s economic privilege, their social value, the prestige of marriage, the usefulness of masculine support — all these encourage women to ardently want to please men. They are on the whole still in a state of serfdom. It follows that woman knows and chooses herself not as she exists for herself but as man defines her."'

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Young Men Are Swinging Hard Right in Korea. It Could Be a Preview for America.

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'Around the world, from the United States to China to the U.K. to Germany to Tunisia, in chat rooms and in the streets, the gender divide is widening as Gen Zers split along political lines: Young women are increasingly swinging to the left, while young men are moving to the right — negating conventional wisdom that young people as a whole are more progressive than the generation before them. “Gen Z,” observed data journalist John Burn-Murdoch, who tracked this trend for the Financial Times, “is two generations, not one.”

The United States in particular saw this growing partisan gender split during the 2022 midterms, when far more women voters between the ages of 18 and 29 stood beside Democratic candidates than their male counterparts.

But nowhere is this divide more evident than it is in Korea, where the ideological gap between young men and women is growing wider than anywhere else — altering the country’s politics and fully taking over Korean society.'

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NJ communities react to female predator arrests

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'New Jersey communities have been reacting to back-to-back arrests of two female teachers in Monmouth County, accused of sexual encounters with students.

Julie Rizzitello submitted her resignation to the Wall Township school district, days before being arrested on Wednesday, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago announced.

The 36-year-old high school English teacher, who lives in Brick, was charged with sexual assault and other counts.'

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Goldie Hawn says she was ‘irate’ over initial ‘First Wives Club’ script: ‘It was very male bashing’

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'Goldie Hawn revealed that she was instrumental in getting “The First Wives Club” rewritten after being extremely dissatisfied with the initial script for the 1996 comedy film.

“I fought for every single thing I could because what happened with ‘First Wives Club,’ we all turned it down because it was very male bashing and didn’t want to do it,” Hawn, 78, said on the June 19 episode of Kelly Ripa’s podcast.

“I didn’t wanna do it and then suddenly, the girls said, ‘Okay, Goldie, you talk. You do it,’ ” she added.

Hawn, who co-starred with Bette Midler and Diane Keaton in the film, about a trio of jilted women seeking revenge on their ex-spouses, said that she “became the voice” of the project.'

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'Stop Blaming Men' author refutes idea of 'toxic masculinity,' talks negative impact of media on manhoo

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'Amid negative media stories, shifting views on gender and the advent of new cultural terms like "toxic masculinity," certified life coach Michael Taylor is urging others to avoid placing the blame for society's ills on men.

Taylor, the author of "Stop Blaming Men for All the Problems," told Fox News Digital that he wants to dispel the idea that toxic masculinity exists.

"People confuse toxic masculinity with toxic behaviors," Taylor said. "So a man commits rape, domestic abuse, all those types of things. That's not toxic masculinity. That's a toxic behavior and I will assert that that behavior is the result of the man not being connected to his authentic masculinity."

In his view, authentic masculinity requires men to harness the tools and emotional awareness to avoid engaging in those types of toxic behaviors. According to Taylor, movies, music and other forms of mass media influence individual beliefs. It is, therefore, up to men to challenge them, he said.'

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Renault Korea backlash: carmaker embroiled in misandry row over finger gesture in video

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'Carmaker Renault Korea Motors is embroiled in a misandry backlash online sparked by promotional content, which has drawn attention to a particular pinching gesture in South Korean society deemed offensive.

The episode underscores deepening gender conflict among the country’s young men and women, a phenomenon blamed on high unemployment and the widespread men-only online communities hostile to the opposite sex.

The Korean unit of French automobile group Renault S.A. has apologised and suspended a female employee who sparked the controversy by making the hand signal in a commercial clip.

Multiple videos reportedly showed footage of the employee placing her thumb and index finger close to each other, a gesture in Korean society used to mock the size of male genitals.

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Australia: Filicide overwhelmingly linked to male perpetrators who 'deeply believe their actions are justified', experts say

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'ANU PhD candidate Adelaide Bragias studies the gendered nature of domestic homicides and said previously filicide was seen as a women's crime linked to mental health issues.

"Generally speaking, a child is more at risk of filicide by their mother in their first year of life .. and usually that's because of severe mental illness … really severe depressive or psychotic symptoms," she said.

"As they get older it's their father that's more likely to kill them and usually our research is showing us that it is retaliatory or aggressive in nature."

"Generally what we see with women who kill their kids, it's a very different set of circumstances. It's less likely to be about control. It's less likely to be perpetrated in the context of domestic and family violence," she said.

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Gynocentrism #2

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'Men have been facing a chorus of antagonistic criticism and insults over the last 50 years. It started with them being called pigs and has devolved into the present-day insult of males being toxic. All the points in between have been filled with more insults and blaming men and patriarchy for every known feminine difficulty. But men don't fight back. Most men stay mum. They allow the lies and innuendo to be spun and spun with no rebuttal. This has left the culture convinced that men are indeed the problem. What a mess.

Why won't men fight back?

In order to understand the answer to that question we need to start with gynocentrism. What is it?'

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Mother throws newborn daughter out of a window to her death because 'she thought a child would ruin her career as an executive at Porsche'

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'A woman has been jailed for seven and a half years after dropping her newborn daughter out of a window because 'she was worried a baby would ruin her career'.

Katarina Jovanovic, 28, from Lauffen am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg State, Germany, was found guilty of manslaughter at the Heilbronn District Court on Wednesday, July 3.

Judges heard how she had given birth at home in secret 10 months ago on September 12 and then dropped her baby daughter from her apartment window almost 12 feet onto the tarmac below.

Horrified passersby found the minutes-old infant's body with a shattered skull underneath Jovanovic's balcony and called the police.'

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