Netherlands: Atheneum Halle allows girls to take lessons sitting and boys standing

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'During the first lesson, the students of the Atheneum in Halle were told that the boys had to stand and that the girls could sit. That immediately caused a buzz during math class. Because Lisa was allowed to sit down while her neighbor Thomas had to solve his exercises standing up. It was striking that the boys in particular asked questions about why they were not allowed to sit down, while the girls had less difficulty with this.

When the working group that had devised the action entered the classroom with chocolates exclusively for the girls, a discussion started. "Why does one get privileges and the other doesn't? What did we do wrong to be treated differently?" the boys wondered. "And what if we are not a boy or a girl, but transgender?".'

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Clips of Justin Bieber Being Repeatedly Sexualized as a Teen Are Going Viral on TikTok

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'Clips of Justin Bieber being repeatedly disrespected and sexualized as a kid have resurfaced on TikTok, and they show just how toxic the culture was.

User @kendallrae111 stitched together a number of videos from when Bieber was a teenager, all of which show adults either touching the singer inappropriately or asking him intrusive sexual questions. Every clip also shows Bieber setting clear boundaries and having them ignored.

The first clip is of Jenny McCarthy kissing and groping Bieber as he walks on stage. When he steps up to the mic, he says, "Wow. I feel violated right now."

McCarthy was asked about the incident afterwards and told Entertainment Tonight, "I just got to neck Justin Bieber and grab his butt. It was a little cougar scary, but I took the opportunity and the window, considering I'll never get to do it again, and kind of molested him."

Not usually something you proudly admit to, but OK.

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Gen Z, Millennials think women’s rights have gone too far, according to new survey

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'A surprising number of people in younger generations believe that women’s rights have gone too far, with a new survey revealing gender equality progress could be at risk of stalling.

New research conducted by Ipsos UK and the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London found that over half of people in younger generations believe the push for equality is now negatively impacting men and that they are being expected to do “too much” to support progress.

The survey collated the responses from more than 22,500 people aged 16-74 across 32 countries, including approximately 1000 people from Australia.

According to the results, 52 percent of Gen Z and 53 percent of Millennials agree that “we have gone so far in promoting women’s equality that we are discriminating against men”.

This is compared to 46 percent of Gen X and 40 percent of Baby Boomers.'

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Australia: Teacher, 31, who had secret sex with 'vulnerable' student, 16, avoids jail

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'A female teacher has avoided jail despite admitting to having sex with her 16-year-old student in the backseat of her car.

Monique Ooms, 31, from Maffra in Victoria, Australia, pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual penetration of a child under her supervision and care at Latrobe Valley County Court.

Judge John Smallwood said he wouldn't send her to jail despite her having faced a maximum sentence of 10 years inside.

The court previously heard how the teen had snuck out in the middle of the night to sleep with the teacher.

The lad was in a "vulnerable situation emotionally" after losing a close friend in a car crash a week prior.

Judge Smallwood - who admitted to never having dealt with a similar case - made a number of odd comments, saying he didn't know if the child had been harmed by her predatory behaviour.'

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UK: John Lewis's female boss admits it is difficult to find men who will work for her

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'Dame Sharon White admitted that she has found it 'quite hard to recruit men' at the John Lewis Partnership as she faces a backlash for hiring and promoting women at the business.
Baroness Morrissey, former chairman of stockbroker AJ Bell, said 'any move away from a macho culture needs to be very subtle' to not dissuade men from joining a firm.

'Otherwise men might surmise quite sensibly that the environment won't be good for their careers,' she said.'

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Spain: Man ordered to pay ex-wife $215K for unpaid domestic labor

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'A man in Spain has been ordered by a court to pay his ex-wife $215,000 for 25 years of unpaid domestic labor.

The record divorce settlement was calculated by Judge Laura Ruiz Alaminos, based on the annual minimum wage throughout the couple’s marriage, inews reports.

The man must also pay his ex-wife, Ivana Moral, a monthly “pension” of $527, as well as $422 and $633 to his 20-year-old and 14-year-old daughters respectively.

Moral said she and her daughters were “left with nothing” when the couple, who married in 1995, divorced in 2020.'

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‘Power trip’: Why more women than ever are cheating on their husbands

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'The National Opinion Research Center’s General Social Survey found that American wives were 40% more likely to cheat on their spouses in 2010 than in 1990, while the percentage of husbands who cheated stayed the same. But are women really cheating more — or are they just finally talking about it?

Piazza told The Post that she really does think more women are having affairs compared to 30 or 40 years ago, largely because of “privilege.”

“There are so many more women in the workforce and making their own money,” the host explained. “When you’re less financially dependent on your husband, you’re less afraid of possibly losing your husband or ruining your marriage. You’re more willing to take chances to take risks.”

She also noted that technology has made conducting an affair much easier. Now, women can search for one-night-stands on their phone.'

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Hillary Clinton: Ukraine conflict shows climate change primarily affects women

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'Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that women and children are the "primary victims of conflict and climate change" and that the war in Ukraine "shows us that."

"Women and children are the primary victims of conflict and of climate change and there is no place that unfortunately, tragically, shows us that more dramatically than Ukraine today," Clinton told the crowd at the Forbes 30/50 Summit in Abu Dhabi.
During her opening remarks, Clinton said that women have been "dramatically set back" by the COVID-19 pandemic and by "organized pushback to the advancement of women."

"So I think the bottom line is we have a lot of work to do. And we can’t take any of the progress that has been made for granted, because as you said, Mika, with the Dobbs decision and other kinds of organized institutional pushback, we’re seeing a lot of what we did take for granted in terms of rights and opportunities at risk," Clinton said.'

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A World Without Men The women of South Korea’s 4B movement aren’t fighting the patriarchy — they’re leaving it behind entirely

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'For Youngmi and many others who subscribe to its basic premises, 4B, or “practicing bihon,” is the only path by which a Korean woman today can live autonomously. In their view, Korean men are essentially beyond redemption, and Korean culture, on the whole, is hopelessly patriarchal — often downright misogynistic. A 2016 survey by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family found the incidence of intimate-partner violence at 41.5 percent, significantly higher than the global average of 30 percent. While 4B’s adherents may hope to change society — through demonstrations and online activism, and by modeling an alternative lifestyle to other women — they are not trying to change the men whom they view as their oppressors. It is too soon to tell whether this movement can survive and thrive over the long haul. But its ideas and actions have already affected the country’s online discourse, its politics, and most of all, individual women’s lives.

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The feminization of the American university is all but complete

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'Mirroring the feminization of the bureaucracy is the feminization of the student body. Females earned 58 percent of all B.A.s in the 2019–2020 academic year; if present trends continue, they will soon constitute two-thirds of all B.A.s. At least 60 percent of all master’s degrees, and 54 percent of all Ph.D.s, now go to females.

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Recruiting more male nurses would help ease shortfalls, but stigma persists

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'As a man in a female-centric career, Lee Frederick — a licensed practical nurse in Parksville — is regularly mistaken for a doctor.

Worse, when people find out he’s not a physician, he’s sometimes labelled “just a nurse.”

That’s something that might change, he says, if more men were encouraged to enter the profession.

“I think we should be doing more recruitment at the high school level, going to high school fairs,” says Frederick, who works in long-term care.

Only about 10 per cent of the B.C. Nurses’ Union’s 48,000 members are men — close to 5,000.'

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Lana Del Rey Threatens To Pull Out of Glastonbury After Festival Draws Criticism For Lineup

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'It appears that Lana Del Rey has a possibility of NOT performing at the Glastonbury Festival in 2023.

The "Summertime Sadness" will perform on The Other Stage on Saturday afternoon of the festival, which runs from June 21 to June 25. The singer, though, threatened to back out of her main position.

Once the event organizers revealed the lineup for this year, the outcry against the music festival raged on.

Together with Arctic Monkeys and Guns N Roses, Sir Elton John will headline the event.

The revelation, however, sparked outrage among music enthusiasts, who accused the top-billed musicians of lacking diversity because the performers are all white males.

Lana Del Rey has also taken issue with the announcement, claiming that her name was buried on the seventh line of names.

The "Blue Jeans" singer turned to social mediato criticize the Glastonbury news and appeared to threaten to cancel her appearance.

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Disinformation Campaigns Against Women Are a National Security Threat, New Study Finds

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'Attacks portraying women in politics as promiscuous or having an unconventional sexual past are often common and effective tactics employed by political opponents. But Lucina Di Meco, co-founder of the online campaign, “#ShePersisted,” said that Baerbock’s example also revealed two other phenomena at play, which she has written about in a new study called “Monetizing Misogyny.” Not only does gendered disinformation lead to the backsliding of women’s rights and democracy as a whole, but the study found that gendered disinformation also becomes a national security threat when foreign actors use it to exploit divisions in society.

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NYPD lowers fitness standard by scrapping timed, 1.5-mile run for new recruits — sparking brass squabbles

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'The NYPD has again lowered its requirement for police recruits, scrapping a timed, 1.5-mile run in the police academy, the department’s head of training told The Post.

The controversial move — which training Chief Juanita Holmes said will help more women applicants make the cut — sparked an intra-agency battle between Holmes and NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell that Mayor Eric Adams had to settle.

The internal squabble boiled over just months after The Post reported in July that the NYPD dramatically relaxed the police fitness test amid a record wave of retirements.'

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Millions of men have dropped out of the workforce, leaving companies struggling to fill jobs

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'A large number of American men of prime working age — between 25 and 54 years old — are not working or even looking for work, resulting in a major hole in the American economy.

In 1953, 98% of men in that age range had a job or were looking for one. That number has fallen ever since. Today, 7.2 million men have essentially dropped out of the workforce.

It's "a matter of our national identity," said Mike Rowe, the host of "Dirty Jobs" on Discovery. "I think it's a giant issue. ... And by the time we realize how big an issue it is, we're going to have a hard time turning the temperature down."'

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