SAVE Files Amicus Brief Against 18 Attorneys’ General, In Support of New Title IX Regulation

Press release here. Excerpt:

'WASHINGTON / July 10, 2020 – SAVE filed an Amicus Brief yesterday in support of the recently released Title IX regulation, which seeks to restore fairness and due process in campus sexual harassment cases. The Amicus Brief highlights the legal inadequacies of the attorneys’ general Complaint, and urges that the Court dismiss their request for a preliminary injunction.

In 2011 the Department of Education issued a “Dear Colleague Letter” that imposed a range of new campus adjudication procedures for sexual assault cases. These changes removed a number of due process protections, such as the right of parties to be represented by counsel. As a result, hundreds of lawsuits were filed against colleges (1).  Amidst intense public pressure, the Department of Education revoked its notorious Dear Colleague Letter in 2017, and later issued a new regulation on May 6, 2020. (2)

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They Were Accused Of Rape And Jailed For One Year Even Though DNA Proved Their Innocence. They’re Now Suing.

Article here. Excerpt:

'Two black teenagers were jailed for nearly one year in Richland County, South Carolina after being charged with rape. They remained in prison even after DNA evidence proved they didn’t commit the crime and months after another man was charged with the crime.
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Both men provided DNA samples, and once they had defense attorneys, began requesting results.

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Trump Administration Launches Campaign To Reduce Suicides

Article here. Excerpt:

'Suicide is a major, yet not often discussed, issue in modern society, and on Tuesday, the Trump administration took a step toward reducing high rates by launching a national campaign called REACH.

Fox News reported that digital ads will be appearing on the Internet Wednesday displaying a message that “suicide is preventable,” and that together, we can reduce the rates.
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In 2018, NBC reported that mental health and suicide is an issue particularly affecting men and boys, who are taught not to share their feelings.

“While teenage girls attempt suicide more often than teenage boys, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, boys are more likely to die by suicide. Suicide rates for teenage boys and girls rose steadily from 2007 to 2015. In 2015, there were 1,537 suicides documented for boys ages 15 to 19 and 524 for girls, according for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” the outlet reported.'

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Dutch university told to stop offering women-only job vacancies

Article here. Excerpt:

'Eindhoven University only advertised scientific vacancies to women to improve the gender ratio in permanent staff in July 2019.

If a job isn't filled within six months, men are eligible to apply.

New female staff also receive a $172,000 research fund and special mentoring programme.

An anti-discrimination bureau took the university to the Human Rights Council after receiving 50 complaints.

A Board of Human Rights ruled Eindhoven University "in conflict" with Dutch equal treatment legislation on July 3.
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The Council's ruling is not legally binding but can be used as evidence in a court case.'

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Extraordinary details of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's marriage on day one of libel case

Article here. Excerpt:

'Johnny Depp has denied being a "wife beater" and accused his ex-wife Amber Heard of being the abuser in their marriage on the first day of his libel case.

In a day of lurid evidence at the High Court, the Hollywood star documented his drug-taking history, which started at the age of 11, and how he realised his marriage was over when he found faeces in his bed.

The court heard a claim from Depp that Heard punched him in the face on a plane and also threw bottles of vodka at him, severing his finger.

Depp is suing The Sun's publisher, News Group Newspapers (NGN), after an article referred to "overwhelming evidence" that he attacked Heard during their relationship.'

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Appeals court reinstates anti-male bias lawsuit against Oberlin

Article here. Excerpt:

'Oberlin College likely discriminated against a male student when it found him guilty of sexual assault based on his female sexual partner allegedly saying “I am not sober,” a federal appeals panel ruled 2-1 last week.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s decision that found no sex-based discrimination in the private college’s judgment against “John Doe.” It remanded the case back to U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver nearly a year after John and Oberlin submitted their appellate briefs.

Even the dissenting opinion agreed that John has a “colorable claim” on the first prong of the “erroneous outcome” test for Title IX violations: “casting doubt on the accuracy of his disciplinary proceeding’s outcome.”

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"Make Men Masculine Again"

Came across this video in my YouTube travels and thought it was a contender. I don't much like the appeal to stereotyped roles it uses but the overall message I think is on target. What is that overall message? Simply: Feminising men doesn't create better men. It creates weak men who can't resist actual "toxic masculinity" which is better characterized by such actions as rape, waging aggressive war, etc. Worth the watch. In fact a lot of Prager University videos are pretty darn good viewing. Enjoy.

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Woman, 22, who had 'sexual contact' three times with a boy, 14, avoids jail

Article here. Excerpt:

'A woman who had sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy she met online has been spared prison.

Sophie Johnson engaged in sexual activity with the schoolboy on three occasions within the space of a few days, a court heard.

Newcastle Crown Court heard she had ignored warnings about his age and failed to take steps to ensure he was over 16.

However, once she realised how young he was, she stopped what was happening between them.
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Johnson, of Elswick, Newcastle, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual activity with a child and was sentenced to a three year community order and must sign the sex offenders register for five years.

Setencing her, Judge Sarah Mallett said: 'This was a relationship of mutual affection, there was no pressure applied or grooming of any sort.
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'She's a young lady who presents with a maturity level much younger than her age and she has her own vulnerabilities.

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UK: Accountant sacked after accusing boss of ‘mansplaining’ in office dress code row

Article here. Excerpt:

'Zhihui Lu asked her manager Matt Brunton "who was he as a man to be telling her what she can and cannot wear?"

In a "loud and aggressive tirade" the Durham University graduate then asked whether he thought her bra was appropriate and tried to show him her bra strap, a tribunal was told.

The 'completely inappropriate' outburst was just one of a number of incidents of misconduct that led to Miss Lu being fired after just three years at the accounting giant, a panel heard.

After she was given the boot she took them to the tribunal claiming the firm had discriminated against her.

But the panel sided with KPMG and dismissed her claims for unfair dismissal, harassment, and disability and race discrimination entirely.'

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Harvard will drop policy targeting all-male ‘final clubs'

Article here. Excerpt:

'Harvard said Monday that it will no longer enforce a ban on single-gender social clubs, after concluding that the prohibition would likely not withstand a legal challenge from a group of fraternities and sororities who had asked a federal judge just hours earlier to halt the policy.

The policy bars Harvard students who are members of unrecognized single-sex social organizations from holding leadership positions in recognized student organizations and athletic teams. It also bars members of the groups from receiving college administered fellowships.

“Harvard is fairer and better when a student’s gender does not stand as a barrier to social opportunities while in college or inhibit students’ access to alumni networks that can help enable opportunities later in life,” Harvard president Lawrence S. Bacow said in a message to the Harvard community.'

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mensactivism now has a Parler account

"Parler" is a relatively new Twitter-like communication service that has quickly grown very popular because unlike Twitter, it has no content-limiting policies. Twitter has been accused of selectiveness in the enforcement of its policies, which also have been accused of being arbitrary. Twitter has at times been accused also of outright censorship. So Parler has arisen as an alternative.

MANN will continue to use Twitter but will also use Parler for the occasional announcement or activism opportunity.

Parler is available for both Apple iPhones and Android-based smartphone operating systems. It can be found in the Apple AppStore and on Google Play.

The Parler account to subscribe to for MANN is @mensactivism.

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Justin Bieber files $20 million defamation lawsuit against women who accused him of assault

Article here. Excerpt:

'Justin Bieber has filed a $20 million defamation lawsuit against two women who accused him earlier this week of sexual assault.

The two women posted the allegations on their respective Twitter accounts. Bieber's lawsuit, which was filed Thursday, calls the allegations "fabricated." CNN has obtained a copy of the lawsuit.

Bieber's complaint calls the allegations "factually impossible" and says they are "contradicted by her own prior written statements, are supported only by falsified or faked texts, and her allegations are a complete fabrication for the self-stated purpose of garnering fame and attention, and there are numerous witnesses to contradict Kadi's malicious lies."
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The second woman, listed as Jane Doe-1 and identified as "Danielle" in the complaint, accused Bieber of assaulting her on March 10, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. She has since deleted her tweets.

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Nikola Tesla - "Mr. Tesla Explains Why He Will Never Marry"

Article here. Interesting piece about an article re Nikola Tesla. Possibly his same words could have been written today. Excerpt:

'WHEN a man who has made a name for himself deliberately chooses to remain a bachelor the world is naturally curious to know what the reasons were that impelled him to this choice.

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Professor sues university for $7.9 million for destroying reputation with baseless grades-for-sex investigation

Article here. Excerpt:

'The University of Illinois continued to probe “demonstrably false” sex-for-grades allegations against a professor even after it agreed to end the investigation in return for his resignation, according to the professor’s lawyers.

When it learned Joseph Petry’s accuser was trying to “blackmail” him for giving her a bad grade, the taxpayer-funded institution did not publicize its findings to the same degree it promoted the allegations, Petry’s lawyers said in a press release accompanying his lawsuit (below).

Filed in the Illinois Court of Claims, which adjudicates litigation against the state, Petry’s breach-of-contract lawsuit is seeking nearly $7.9 million from the Board of Trustees for damaging his reputation and future employment opportunities.

He claims approximately $5.2 million in lost wages, $537,046 for lost tax deductions, $103,000 in legal expenses and an additional $2 million for mental distress.'

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Denied Immediate Appeal Over Equal Pay Claims That Were Thrown Out In Court

Article here. Excerpt:

'U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner ruled in May that the women’s team had not proven their pay discrimination claims, finding that they actually turned down the very equal pay structure they now demand, The Daily Wire previously reported.

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