US Women's soccer team suing over equal pay after rejecting same pay system as men's team

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'The U.S. Women’s Soccer team is appealing a court decision to throw out their pay discrimination claim, arguing that a “pervasive atmosphere of sexism” was the reason the women’s team is paid less than the men’s team.

In reality, as The Daily Wire previously reported, U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner dismissed the women’s pay discrimination claim because they had rejected to be paid using the same structure as the men’s team.

“The WNT was willing to forgo higher bonuses for benefits, such as greater base compensation and the guarantee of a higher number of contracted players,” Klausner wrote in his ruling. “Accordingly, plaintiffs cannot now retroactively deem their CBA (collective bargaining agreement) worse than the MNT (men’s national team) CBA by reference to what they would have made had they been paid under the MNT’s pay-to-play terms structure when they themselves rejected such a structure.”'

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Anxiety in New Fathers May Be More Common Than Previously Reported

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'Experts hope this research can help draw media attention and research funding to male anxiety, ultimately lowering barriers such as stigma and false conceptions of masculinity.

"Say 'masculinity' to somebody, and maybe they've already filled in toxic," Singley says. "That's really unfortunate because there are now solid studies being done about healthy masculinity and positive masculinity."

In order to achieve healthy masculinity, Singley says we need to start early. "If we, as a society, could make the changes necessary to socialize boys to be healthier, then we don't have to fix broken men and fathers," he says.'

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India: What’s a Man: A podcast that attempts to unravel toxic traits in men

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'How do you define a man? More importantly, how do you define ‘masculinity’? For centuries, in India and around the world, gender roles have trapped men inside the falsehood of machismo. It has caged their thoughts and perpetuated falsities about ‘manhood’. ‘Ladkey rotey nahi‘, and ‘mard ko dard nahi hota‘ are some of the adages that they have picked up from films, furthering a belief that a man is a different species.

But in the last few years, this belief has been challenged. Today, many Indian men are not afraid to cry, or admit they are in pain. Mard ko dard hota hai, and they are unafraid to express that dard. So, amid this constant self-duelling, and unlearning of things, how does the modern man perceive masculinity?

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Men-only Selective Service registration may end soon, but the fight will remain

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'The United States has not had a draft since 1973, but federal law requires men ages 18 through 25 to register with the Selective Service System. Women, too, could soon have to shoulder that responsibility.

Earlier this year, American Civil Liberties Union lawyers filed a petition on behalf of the National Coalition for Men, asking the Supreme Court to consider whether male-only registration violates equal protection principles enshrined in the Constitution and discriminates on the basis of sex.'

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AUS: The last thing the school curriculum needs is 'more social engineering'

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'Sky News host Rita Panahi says the last thing the school curriculum needs is more social engineering, but that's just what the Victorian government has in mind.

Ms Panahi said Education Minister James Merlino was working with a sexual assault campaigner who wished to "further entrench concepts such as toxic masculinity and slut-shaming" into the school curriculum.

"I'm all for kids being taught about consent in school, but it should be done from a fact-based legal framework. Kids should be taught what constitutes consent, that people who are inebriated cannot consent, nor those below a certain age," she said.

"But they should not be brainwashed in the divisive politics of the activist class. Teaching impressionable kids about so-called toxic masculinity will only end in what we saw in a Victorian school with boys being forced to apologise for being born boys.

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AUS: Activist Chanel Contos says school’s move to make male students apologise to females is ‘problematic’

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'Activist Chanel Contos has slammed a Victorian college’s attempt to address sexual assault in schools after male students as young as 12 were directed to “stand up and apologise” to their female peers.

Brauer College, in Warrnambool, held an assembly on Wednesday where the boys were told to stand in solidarity for female students who had experienced sexual harassment.

Outraged parents hit out at the move, saying it had left their sons “confused and upset” for apologising for something they “had not done”.

They said that their sons were told to apologise to girls for offensive behaviour on behalf of their gender.

“He’s upset by it – he now has this misconception that everybody looks at him and males as predators or somebody wishing to do harm to someone in a sexualised manner – seriously, he’s 12.”'

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AUS: ‘Not about sending teenagers to jail’: Chanel Contos pushes for new sex crimes reporting

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'The young woman who set off a national discourse about sexual consent among young people is calling on Victoria Police to launch a new system to make it easier to report sexual assault and allow police to better track alleged repeat offenders.

University student Chanel Contos is pushing for a program that would allow sexual assault complaints to be made to police anonymously online.

Under the Operation Vest scheme Ms Contos launched with NSW Police last month, filing an anonymous complaint does not lead to a formal investigation being launched, but the report is kept on record if the alleged victim chooses to proceed later.

Police can also track if the same alleged offenders are reported multiple times.
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“It doesn’t matter if you haven’t heard of an assault in a school in your electorate, I can guarantee it is still happening but remains unreported,” she said.'

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AUS: Chanel Contos calls for ‘toxic masculinity’ lessons as part of new Victorian consent education

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'Sex education campaigner Chanel Contos is working with the Victorian Government on lessons that she hopes will teach students about “toxic masculinity” and “sl*t shaming”.

The Sydneysider has been pushing for earlier and more “holistic” education in schools around sex, relationships and consent after a petition she made brought forward thousands of stories of sexual assault from students and former students across Australia.

Her push has already made waves in NSW, where students are expected to have a much bigger say on what their sex education lessons will look like and NSW Police unveiled an operation to make it easier for alleged sexual assault victims to come forward.'

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How to build a modern man: Helping boys to grow up happy

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'When I ask my daughter about what being a woman in today’s world means to her, she talks about pride, possibility, hard-won freedoms. Her role models are women who fought for change in society. She is acutely aware of the challenge of growing up in a world where women are still seen through the reductive prism of the male gaze. Sadly, she has already experienced moments of feeling uncomfortable in public spaces, like her awareness of the men who stand a bit too close when she’s at the lights, waiting to cross the road. But she is proud to be a woman and bright-eyed about the future.

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UK: Soldiers are told to be more inclusive and avoid using words such as 'mankind' and 'sportmanship'

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'Soldiers have been banned from referring to each other as ‘lads’ in the Army’s latest gender equality drive.

Troops from 22 Engineer Regiment were told not to use the word because it may cause offence, even if no women are present.

Words such as ‘mankind’ and ‘sportsmanship’ have also been banned as the Armed Forces is remodelled as a gender-neutral organisation.'

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Utah Law Requires Fathers to Pay Half of Mothers’ Pregnancy Costs

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'The legislation, H.B. 113, signed into law by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) in March, amends the Utah Child Support Act to include the medical costs associated with pregnancy.

The law will take effect May 5.

The text states the law “requires a biological father to pay 50% of a mother’s: insurance premiums while she is pregnant; and pregnancy-related medical costs, including the hospital birth of the child, that are not paid by another person.”

Under the law, a father will not be required to pay for a woman’s abortion to which he did not consent, unless the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest, or to preserve the life of the mother.

Additionally, a father’s paternity would need to be confirmed, if it is in question, prior to paying his half of the pregnancy costs.'

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Reseda Ca children stabbings: Dad tried to get emergency custody

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'A report has cited a child custody case between the mother of three slain Reseda California children, she is accused of stabbing to death this weekend and that of the father who had sought to invoke an emergency mandate to have the three young children, two girls, one boy, all under the age of 3, removed from his estranged partner’s care.

The revelation comes as Liliana Carrillo, is suspected of stabbing to death her three young children, aged 3, 2 and 6 months old. The infants’ bodies were found circa 9. 30am, Saturday morning at a Los Angeles area residence by their grandmother as she returned from work.'

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New York Bill To Redefine ‘Consent’ In Way That Would Make Obtaining Sex After Inflating Career A Form Of Rape

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'New York State Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright introduced a bill that would redefine consent, something progressives have been doing for the past decade on college campuses, resulting in numerous acts being considered sexual assault that previously were not nor should be.

Seawright’s bill would add a definition of consent that states:

“Consent” means freely given knowledgeable and informed agreement; such agreement must be obtained without the use of malice such as forcible compulsion, duress, coercion, deception, fraud, concealment or artifice.'

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Louisiana College Student Left Fighting for His Life After Date Allegedly Stabbed Him in Dorm Room

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'A Southeastern Louisiana University student was arrested Saturday after allegedly stabbing the man she was dating multiple times in a dorm room.

Elizabeth Grace Johnson, 18, is facing charges of aggravated battery, according to WAFB.

Campus police responded to reports of a disturbance at one of the campus dorms on Saturday, the news station reports.

When they arrived, they found the victim — who was publicly identified by his family as Louisiana State University student Draven Upchurch — with multiple stab wounds.

Johnson was still in the dorm room when police arrived. Authorities described the pair as "dating partners," according to Eyewitness News (WWL).'

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Dilemma for Congress: End the Military Draft or … Include Women

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'A Supreme Court case challenging the requirement for men, but not women, to register with the Selective Service System for a possible military draft is forcing Congress to make a choice it has been avoiding for decades: End draft registration, or expand it to young women as well as young men.

The choice is not between continuing male-only draft registration (which is likely to be found unconstitutional) and expanding registration to women. The real choice is whether to expand registration to women or to end it entirely. Bills for each of those options were introduced in the last session of Congress, and are likely to be reintroduced within the next few months as part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act.'

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