Government of Canada announces recipients of $100-million Feminist Response and Recovery Fund

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'Advancing gender equality is a key priority for the Government of Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified systemic and longstanding inequalities, with women and girls disproportionately impacted by the crisis. Women have faced job losses and reduced work hours, shouldered the majority of the additional unpaid care responsibilities at home, and continue to be on the front lines of the pandemic. As Canada moves towards an inclusive recovery, meaningful progress to advance gender equality is needed now more than ever to ensure no one is left behind.

To further support critical recovery efforts led by the women's and equality-seeking movement, today the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announced 237 projects to receive funding under the $100 million Feminist Response and Recovery Fund call for proposals.

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BYU Study Finds That Boys Who Embrace "Princess Culture" Are Less Likely To Have "Toxic Masculinity" In Possibly The Worst Study Ever

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'Ahh yes, BYU. The school known for progressive thoughts on sexuality and the roles of men and women. Here to teach our young boys how to be through the Disney Princesses. The study says that boys who watch these movies (which the study described as "princess culture" as a means to make their study seem more important than just watching Disney movies) are more likely to express their emotions in relationships in positive ways.
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I had feelings. Same thing with Ariel. When she was swimming around shaking her tail I didn't know what was going on, but I knew I had to get to the bottom of the ocean and quick. I mean they fucking told us exactly what to do with Ariel. There's an entire song about what would be considered "toxic masculinity" in Little Mermaid.'

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Young man cleared of multiple false rape accusations at trials this summer

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'A young man who faced multiple rape accusations from three separate girls was cleared of all charges at two separate criminal trials this summer.

Khristian Suthers, now 23-years-old, is attempting to put his life back together after the false accusations placed him behind bars and stripped him of his freedom.

During the first part of 2020, Suthers was living with a relative who happened to be in a romantic relationship with another individual.

That partner had a young daughter who also lived in the residence with them.

The girl, her older half-sister, who sometimes stayed at the home, and a 16-year-old neighbor girl, who was friends with the two sisters, would all claim that Suthers raped them.'

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At America’s best universities, accused students aren’t presumed innocent, report says

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'Top universities have developed three tiers of justice for students accused of sexual misconduct and other offenses, stacking the deck against defendants, according to a new report by an education watchdog.

The report by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) comes as the Biden administration appears poised to push schools back from Title IX regulations adopted last year to establish due process in university investigations and disciplinary proceedings.

FIRE examined 53 top universities’ policies for adjudicating complaints, particularly those involving sexual harassment, which fall under regulations implemented by the Trump administration in 2020. Those regulations were designed to restore protections for accused people after the Obama administration had forced schools to lower the standard of evidence used in such cases from “clear and convincing” to a “more likely than not.”'

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Wharton Is First Elite M.B.A. Program to Enroll More Women Than Men

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'The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will mark a milestone this fall: A majority of incoming M.B.A. candidates will be women.

The business school, one of the most highly ranked in the U.S., said that 52% of its new fall cohort will be female, marking the highest percentage of women enrolled in its 140-year history.

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Fox Sports’ Doug Gottlieb Takes Offense After CNN Uses his Simone Biles Commentary to Blast ‘White Male Talking Heads’

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'After Simone Biles pulled out of an Olympic event to focus on her mental health, Fox Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb underlined what he considered to be a “double standard” in sports. Wednesday morning, CNN lumped Gottlieb’s commentary into what they considered a group of “White male talking heads.”

“Why would you do that?” Gottlieb tweeted Wednesday afternoon, clearly annoyed by CNN’s label. “If you want to have me on, it isn’t hard to reach out, but the labeling of my race makes my commentary somehow race based?”
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During the segment on CNN hosted by Brianna Keilar, she called out Gottlieb, Piers Morgan and Charlie Kirk for their commentary on Biles. Keilar also noted Biles as “the only survivor of [Larry] Nassar’s campaign of abuse representing her team USA,” while CNN’s chyron read, “White male talking heads question courage of Simone Biles.”'

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UK: Of white males, Jo Wallace and that Mail Online report

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'Wallace is also on record as referring publicly to “white, stale males” so she can hardly grumble if she arouses controversy.

Of the current farrago Wallace says: “What does this tell women already underrepresented in this industry? Why would [they] want to go into this industry when you see myself being treated like this?

“I had nothing to do with this case. I had nothing to do with the decision to make them redundant. [Pictures of] me wearing a bikini is clearly an attempt to take me down and embarrass me in public, so it’s incredibly distressing.”'

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UK: Ad industry blasts ‘sensationalist coverage’ of Jo Wallace and JWT legal case in Daily Mail

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'On Friday, July 23, The Daily Mail detailed the case, speaking to Chas Bayfield and a representative of Jenner about their fears of being discriminated against at the agency. Bayfield said: “There is a part of me that feels guilty that these laws, that were put in place to protect minorities in the workplace as they should be, have protected a couple of middle-aged, straight, British men. But it is also right the judge found in our favor because it wasn’t right. I definitely agreed that there had to be a way to address the diversity issues, but I don’t think it was gone about the right way.”

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'Mediocre' male managers are stopping women's rise

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'"Mediocre" male managers are blocking women's development in the finance world because they are better at office politics, new research suggests.

Women also said many managers "faked empathy" on diversity, and more direct bosses were easier to work with.

The report, backed by the London School of Economics, called for culture change to improve diversity.

Author Prof Grace Lordan said: "We've made a lot of progress since the overt sexism of the 1980s and 1990s.'

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Australia’s 'First' Domestic Violence Shelter For Men Has Opened In Queensland

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'Australia's 'first' domestic violence shelter for men has opened in Queensland.

Sheltered By Grace will help men over 25 in the state's south east escape violent and hurtful relationships and give them the support they need at a crucial time.
They have food and utilities, secure and furnished rooms, transportation to and from health appointments, and 24-hour on-site management.

Staff also offer weekly group discussions to help domestic violence survivors open up about their experiences, as well as Bible study and church services.'

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Australian Olympic coach accused of 'toxic masculinity' for wild celebration

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'Australian swimming coach Dean Boxall has been accused of “toxic masculinity” after his over-the-top celebrations at the Olympic Games went viral.

Watching in the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, he went wild as Ariarne Titmus secured gold in the final of the women’s 400m freestyle, dethroning US favourite Katie Ledecky.

As the result was confirmed Boxall ripped off his mask, started to strut through the spectator’s area and hip-thrust against a transparent barrier in front of him.

His reaction caused a stir on social media, with some American fans accusing him of “vulgar and frankly offensive” behaviour.'

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Australia: "Antarctic stations restrict alcohol in bid to keep women safe"

Good. Now send all-female crews to freeze their pezones off for months on end. YouTube link here. Video description:

'Australian Antarctic stations will cut alcohol limits by almost half in a bid to keep women safe.

The Australian newspaper reported this morning no more than ten standard drinks per week will be allowed from next summer’s expedition season.

Homebrewing will also be banned, with Australian Antarctic Division Director Kim Ellis saying women have to feel safe in Antarctica and alcohol does not help with this.'

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Facebook blocks woman’s ‘why are men so dumb’ comment as ‘hate speech’

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'A Detroit woman said she was temporarily banished from Facebook for “hate speech” after participating in a time-honored tradition: commenting on a meme labeling the opposite sex as “dumb.”

“At first I thought it was a joke [and] I’m like yeah right I’m blocked … what?” Candace King told Fox News of her social media timeout, which allegedly occurred after she participated in a thread entitled “why men are so dumb.”
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Unfortunately, Facebook defines “hate speech” as a “direct attack against people — rather than concepts or institutions — on the basis of what we call protected characteristics: race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, religious affiliation, caste, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity and serious disease,” per the guidelines.'

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Megan Rapinoe Reacts To Backlash, Says Media Needs To ‘Get Better’ With Criticism Of Women’s Sports

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'U.S. women’s soccer team captain Megan Rapinoe said this weekend that the media needs to “get better” with their criticism of women’s athletics, adding that she “always welcome[s] the criticism.”

Team USA was heavily criticized after being shutout by Sweden 3-0 in their Olympic opener on Wednesday. Notably, Americans online blasted the team for protesting alleged rampant racism in the U.S. in solidarity with radical leftist group Black Lives Matter before kickoff by taking a knee.

“I know what it is,” Rapinoe said of the criticism, according to Yahoo! Sports. “I’m on social media. I’m not a hermit.”

“I always welcome the criticism,” the forward added. “For women’s sports, criticism in the media still needs to get better.”'

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UK: JWT sex discrimination case: why two ousted male creatives won

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'Campaign first broke the news of the legal case in November 2018 when it was alleged Bayfield, Jenner and three other colleagues had been made redundant after they raised concerns about comments made by Jo Wallace, creative director of JWT, at a Creative Equals conference in May.

Wallace introduced herself as a gay woman and said she wanted to “obliterate” the reputation that the agency was full of white, privileged straight men after the company announced a gender pay gap of 44.7%.

She was speaking not long after the publication of the first mandatory reports by UK companies on gender pay gaps and they revealed that JWT UK had the biggest gap in advertising.

Bayfield and Jenner expressed concerns about the safety of their jobs, with Bayfield sending an internal email stating: “I found out recently JWT did a talk off site where it vowed to obliterate white middle-class straight people from its creative department. There are a lot of very worried people down here.”

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