Tel Aviv Allowing Women-only Film Screening Despite City Pledge to End Gender Segregation

Article here. Excerpt:

'The Tel Aviv municipality is limiting a public film screening solely to women on Wednesday based on religious considerations after pledging last year not to permit “gender segregation between women and men at events in public space.”

The municipality has recently publicized the showing of the film “Trapped in Iran” at a community center in the Neveh Ofer neighborhood of southern Tel Aviv as “for women and girls only.”'

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'Women do hard things better’ – HYDROVISION celebrates the sector’s influential leaders

Article here. Excerpt:

'During the Women with Hydro Vision lunch and awards programme that took place at the HYDROVISION International conference and exhibition in Denver, Colorado this week, attendees heard about the importance of women as leaders, emphasized by a powerful quote from Harvard Business Review: “Women do hard things better.”

Harvard Business Review also reported that women leaders have more engaged teams, drive better job performance and save their organisations millions of dollars as a result. If you distill the key traits of strong leaders, two come to the top: wisdom and compassion.'

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UK: Women's health: Plan to stop 'sexist' NHS treatment

Article here. Excerpt:

'Doctors in England will be given mandatory training to better treat female medical conditions under wider plans to improve women's health.

Free access to NHS fertility treatment will be expanded and there will be more funding for mobile breast cancer screening.

The government said the changes, part of its women's health strategy, were based on responses from 100,000 people.

But critics said more must be done to close the "gender gap" in NHS services.

The government opened a call for evidence in Spring 2021 to collect views on women's health from members of the public, academics, charities and campaigners.

Women in England live on average four years longer than men but spend more of their life in poor health, which can limit their ability to work and participate in day-to-day activities.'

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The military-industrial complex is now run by women

Video report here.

'The CEOs of four of the five biggest defense contractors are women. Watch Ali Velshi break down who is running Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Boeing’s defense wing, and weapons negotiations for the U.S.'

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Women more at risk from heatwaves than men, experts suggest

Article here. Excerpt:

'Females may be more vulnerable to extreme high temperatures such as the heatwave gripping the UK than males, experts have suggested.

The heatwave plan for England states that those at high risk include the over-75s, babies, young children, people with severe physical or mental illness and females.

The document does not explain why females are on the list, but the UK Health Security Agency pointed to a study in the Netherlands that looked at mortality after various heatwaves and found elderly women are at higher risk than men. The researchers said the results were not simply down to age.'

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India: Woman Willingly Staying With Man Can't File Rape Case If Relationship 'Turns Sour', Says Supreme Court

Article here. Excerpt:

'The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a woman who was in a relationship with a man and willingly stayed with him could not later file a rape case if the relationship turned sour. With the observation, the Bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Vikram Nath granted anticipatory bail to one Ansaar Mohammad, who was accused of rape, unnatural offences, and criminal intimidation, according to reports.

“The complainant has willingly been staying with the appellant and had the relationship. Therefore, now if the relationship is not working out, the same cannot be a ground for lodging an FIR for the offence under Section 376(2)(n) IPC," the order said, a report by the Bar and Bench stated.'

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"TV’s Best New Show Is a Study of Masculinity in Crisis"

Read this. If the show depicted instead a restaurant staffed entirely by women except for one man under the same circumstances, would the writer speak of "femininity in crisis"? Would such a show, these days, even get made? Excerpt:

'Throughout its eight episodes, The Bear is preoccupied with masculinity, and almost anthropological in its analysis of the ways in which men and male-dominated cultures are set up to fail. What if, it seems to wonder, the qualities required for people to thrive in hierarchies—kitchens, boardrooms, small-time criminal subsets—are also poisoning those worlds from within?
Edebiri, in turn, shows flashes of Sydney’s anguish beneath her intentional, workaholic surface. She cares as much about food and the art of cooking as Carmy does, but doesn’t believe they have to be tainted with what she describes as “a toxic hierarchical shit show.” In the third episode, she confronts him after a brutal shift, but her words and tone are tightly modulated. She wants to provoke change, not anger.'

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UK: Darlington woman jailed for making false rape allegation

Article here. Excerpt:

'A woman who falsely branded her neighbour a rapist when she alleged he had attacked her in a tent in her garden has been jailed.

Jade Wass reported her vulnerable neighbour to the police in July 2020 when she claimed the man, known only as Mr X, had raped her - an allegation that left the man feeling 'suicidal'.

Teesside Crown Court heard how the 26-year-old kept up her story for months before police finally decided that she has lied about the alleged attack.

Richard Bennett, prosecuting, said the man, who has a medical condition causing significant sight loss, was held in custody for more than 15 hours while police questioned him about the false allegations.
Judge Howard Crowson jailed Wass for two years after hearing the impact the allegation had on the man and other victims of sex crimes.

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Ohio bill would allow civil lawsuit over unintended pregnancy

Article here. Excerpt:

'Senate Bill 262 states that if the impregnator is found guilty in the civil suit, then they could face fines of at least $5,000. With the “Heartbeat Bill” in effect, there are no considerations for rape or incest, but Maharath said at least with SB 262, the father would have to take financial responsibility.

“When I’m thinking ‘unintentional,’ and this would be an interpretation the courts would have to decide, I’m thinking of those types of situations,” said Maharath.

The mother would have up to five years after conception to sue.

Marahath said these civil cases would be handled comparably to child support cases — with proof of paternity being a component. If the guilty party cannot pay the fine, then Maharath said she envisions it being handled within the court.'

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The Unintended Downside Of Title IX For Women

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'Title IX hasn’t only changed the gender makeup of college coaching, but it has recently also hindered programs aimed at attracting women into STEM fields. Women are typically underrepresented in high-paying fields like engineering or computer science, so many universities offer special scholarships or programs to attract women into these fields.

For the same reasons that universities can’t offer sports to men only under Title IX, they can’t offer awards or programs solely for women. So programs aimed at helping women are being called out as discriminatory against men. As a result, the Department of Education is investigating and shuttering not just women’s scholarships and awards at universities but leadership programs and even gym hours reserved for women as well. These programs discriminate against men according to Title IX.

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"There’s an antifeminist backlash silencing women – more and more literally"

Article here. Excerpt:

'Defamation suits are becoming a routine tool of retaliation and revenge for men accused of sexual and domestic abuse – and a growing threat to women’s ability to safely and freely speak about their own lives. The advocacy group Know Your IX, which lobbies on behalf of student survivors of sexual violence, says that 23% of students who make Title IX complaints are threatened with defamation suits by their alleged abusers.

Depp is just one of a growing number of high-profile men who have retaliated with lawsuits against the women who have accused them of violence, or the journalists who have investigated these accusations. Depp now shares this litigious distinction with his friend, the musician Marilyn Manson, and with the Barstool Sports executive Dave Portnoy. These lawsuits are not meant to determine whether a man should be punished for his abuse of women. They are meant to determine whether women should be punished for speaking about it.'

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HHS gives NYU $40,000 to study why children 'favor Whiteness and maleness'

Article here. Excerpt:

'The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded over $40,000 to New York University (NYU) researchers to conduct a study on why children "favor Whiteness and maleness over other identities."

The project titled, "Societal assumptions regarding typical personhood and their effects on reasoning development," seeks to uncover the developmental processes by which children "acquire the belief that White males represent the default person – a pattern rooted in the ideologies of androcentrism (centering the experiences of men) and ethnocentrism (centering the experiences of White people) prevalent in the United States," according to the grant summary on'

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Dilbert Creator Slammed for His Solution to 'Dangerous Young Man Problem'

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'Dilbert creator Scott Adams has sparked outrage after suggesting that families could be forced to "kill" young men unless society adopts his "solution" to the "danger" they pose to themselves or others.

Adams argued that "society" forced parents to choose between murdering their own "broken" teenage sons or risking additional deaths in a series of tweets on Wednesday. The veteran cartoonist, also known as an outspoken supporter of former President Donald Trump, said that this week's deadly mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, and fentanyl overdoses among young men were "teaching us the same lesson." Adams said that he was "qualified" to weigh in on the matter due to his 18-year-old stepson dying of a fentanyl overdose in 2018.'

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Bodega Bullying

Article here. The author asks if the subject's sex (and race) weren't the key factors in him being targeted. What's your opinion of the situation? Excerpt:

'There are many cancellable offenses in the land of the free. Expressing the wrong opinion on a multitude of issues – from immigration policy, to drag shows for children, to whether Kyle Rittenhouse deserves life in prison – is a surefire way to find yourself vilified and, quite often, unemployed. What’s worse is that the borders of wrongthink continue to expand, rendering it difficult to know which opinions result in life ruination. Such was the lesson Griffin Green learned when he made the grave mistake of having the ‘wrong’ opinion on bodegas, of all things.

However, Green’s disdain for bodegas was far from the only reason he faced a torrent of online hate, which culminated in his firing. Griffin Green was ultimately guilty of being an insufficiently woke white guy.'

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Why do so many incompetent men become leaders?

This TEDx talk is over three years old. The speaker denounces male leaders in general and pushes for more female leaders because the guys are just so incompetent.

I would love to know what MANN readers think of this talk. Some breakdown/analysis/critical deconstruction, if necessary. Comments are open, as always.

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