Princeton finally faces scrutiny for anti-male bias in Title IX probes

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'Barrett authored the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision against Purdue University last year that eliminated “doctrinal tests” in judicial evaluations of Title IX claims against colleges.

The only consideration for a court should be whether the alleged facts “raise a plausible inference” that a college in Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin – public or private – discriminated against an accused student “on the basis of sex.”
John’s lawyer Andrew Miltenberg told The College Fix in an email Thursday: “Coupled with yesterday’s decision, this is a great 1-2 blow to Princeton.”

And it affirms that the defenders of kangaroo courts were right to be fearful of Barrett’s influence when she was nominated for the high court.

The persuasiveness of her Purdue opinion has made it “nearly impossible” for colleges to quickly get Title IX lawsuits by accused students dismissed, one lawyer told The Chronicle of Higher Education at the time.'

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Paris given 'absurd' fine for employing too many women

Article here. When is better-than-parity still unequal? Excerpt:

'Paris city authorities have been fined for employing too many women in senior positions, a decision mocked as "absurd" by mayor Anne Hidalgo on Tuesday.

The fine of 90,000 euros ($110,000) was demanded by France's public service ministry on the grounds that Paris city hall had broken national rules on gender parity in its 2018 staffing.

"I am happy to announce that we have been fined," Hidalgo told a city council meeting, adding she had been filled with "joy" when she learned of the penalty.

Hidalgo said she was faulted because 11 women and only five men were named to management positions in city hall in 2018, meaning that 69 percent of the appointments went to women.

"The management of the city hall has, all of a sudden, become far too feminist," laughed the Socialist, who was re-elected for a new term at the helm of Paris last year.

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MeToo double standard: Evidence required when accused is a Democrat

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'Gov. Andrew Cuomo is lucky he’s a Democrat — otherwise Lindsey Boylan’s charge that he “sexually harassed” her might lead to political challenges and media shame.

“Yes, @NYGovCuomo sexually harassed me for years. Many saw it, and watched,” the former Cuomo aide, now running for Manhattan beep, tweeted.

It’s a serious charge, one Cuomo flatly denies. The details? Boylan won’t say. She cites no specific allegations and provides no evidence. She won’t even respond to requests for further comment. “I have no interest in talking to journalists,” she declares. “I am about validating the experience of countless women and making sure abuse stops.”

Clearly Boylan thinks it’s now OK to level a broadside against a famous man without having to back it up with . . . anything.

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Ireland: Single-sex education 'part of the problem' of gender inequality - Ó Ríordáin

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'According to Labour’s Education Spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the challenges in tackling the problem are exacerbated by children being separated on the basis of gender in schools.

Speaking in the Dáil on Tuesday, the TD Dublin Bay North said there is a disproportionate amount of schools in Ireland separated on the basis of gender.

He added that "nobody can convince me that that isn't part of the problem" of gender inequality.

He said the issues of domestic violence and image-based sexual assault cannot be effectively discussed when boys and girls are being taught in separate buildings.

Deputy Ó Ríordáin stated: "There can be a toxic masculinity that builds up in a single-gender male school."'

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UK: Sacked Eton teacher loses appeal

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'His dismissal, for reportedly refusing to take down his lecture from his personal YouTube channel, sparked outrage among students, who immediately launched a petition for Mr Knowland to be reinstated.

It also plunged the private school, which is currently closed due to a Covid-19 outbreak, into a row over its supposedly 'woke' values under current headmaster Simon Henderson.

However the school governing body has now upheld the decision to sack Mr Knowland, following an appeal hearing chaired by Princes William and Harry's ex-housemaster.

Today Mr Henderson told parents in a letter that Mr Knowland's sacking was 'regrettable' and called on staff to 'continue positive dialogue between those who hold opposing views'.

Meanwhile, the Free Speech Union described the ruling as a 'betrayal' of the school's history and vowed to take the fight to Parliament.'

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Behind the Lace Curtain: How Feminists Control What America Reads

From 1990 but still on target. Essay here. Excerpt:

'In 1984, the veteran novelist Kingsley Amis came out with a new book, Stanley and the Women, which was uncharacteristically rejected by several New York City publishers. At length it was accepted by Ileene Smith, a young editor at Summit Books. To Ileene Smith’s astonishment, she received a series of phone calls from irate feminist editors, denouncing Amis’s book and criticizing her for bringing it into print. It was, she says, “as if there were some kind of tacit understanding that one should never endorse something that didn’t conform to standard feminist principles.”

The treatment was repeated at social gatherings, as other feminists went out of their way to criticize her role in publishing the book. Ileene Smith’s sin? To have published Kingsley Amis (despite his considerable critical reputation and commercial success). Kingsley Amis’s sin? To have allowed his characters to criticize feminism. Ileene Smith thought she had just been exercising her profession. She had reckoned without the Lace Curtain.'

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Examples of Toxic Femininity from Science, Popular Culture, News, Documentaries and Candid Women

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'This is a compilation of evidence and examples of Toxic Femininity from peer-reviewed scientific research, documentary data from a major TV network, daytime talk shows, scripted dramas from popular culture and the essays of honest, fair-minded women.

It will help you stand up for yourself and for men generally when you hear from friends and others that you as a man are immersed in a toxic culture. The basic idea is that men and women are equal -- equally human, equally good, and equally bad. If we need to be worried about Toxic Masculinity, we need to scrutinize female culture just as thoroughly for the existence of Toxic Femininity.

You might find this video to be a good start in that effort.'

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India: Netizens slam Sanjana Sanghi's latest ad for 'promoting violence against men', Pooja Bedi is 'horrified'

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'Dil Bechara' fame actress Sanjana Sanghi has stoked a controversy after an advertisement featuring her has irked social media users.

The actress, who became a national crush overnight after the release of her debut film, recently appeared in an advertisement to promote an OTT platform. However, the concept of the advertisement did not go down well with netizens who slammed it for promoting violence among men and termed it as 'sexist'.

Some social media users even went to the extent of stating that the concept and 'misandry' in the ad were 'reprehensible'.


Ad on YT here.

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A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G Summers, review: Psychopathic food critic deliciously skewers men

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'Journalist and debut author Chelsea G Summers once wrote that “2014 was the year that misandry got chic”, charting a course from Gone Girl’s criminal mastermind Amy to Taylor Swift’s knife-wielding persona in Blank Space.

I was anticipating this zeitgeisty, nail-polish-emoji brand of feminist vengeance when I heard about Summers’ first novel, billed as “Eat, Pray, Love meets American Psycho“. While duly ­sating that desire, the novel also gives voice to a certain form of misandry that cannot be dismissed as merely fashionable.
If “misandry” is defined not as the hatred of men, but as rage against the patriarchal order, might anger be a critically useful emotion, in that it warns us that something is wrong? Misandry like this could catalyse positive social action, as well as more great novels.'

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Biden’s Pledge to Repeal DeVos’s Title IX Fix Is Misguided and Hypocritical

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'Given the likelihood that it’ll be difficult for the Biden administration to move big-ticket items on Capitol Hill, progressives are eagerly searching for ways that the president-elect can unilaterally change policy. Vox, for example, has sketched “10 Enormously Consequential Things Biden Can Do Without the Senate.” One Guardian op-ed offered the fetching headline, “Here Are 277 Policies That Biden Can Enact on Day One — Without Congress.”

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Former pro boxer Viviane Obenauf arrested in connection with husband's beating death: report

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'Brazilian-born boxer Viviane Obenauf has been arrested in Switzerland in connection with the death of her husband, who she married earlier this year, multiple reports say.

Obenauf, 34, was arrested by Swiss police last week after being named the prime suspect in the brutal death of her 61-year-old husband, who was found beaten to death in their apartment in October, the New York Daily News reported.

The victim, only identified as Thomas, was found with “massive injuries due to [a] blunt instrument,” reported, citing a police report. He died after a “sustained violent assault.”'

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Singer Ann Marie Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Man in the Head in Atlanta

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'A Chicago-based singer has been arrested in Atlanta after allegedly shooting a man in the head.

Ann Marie (née Joann Marie Slater), 25, was booked into jail on December 2, Fulton County records show, and charged with possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Responding officers found a 24-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head, according to a police report obtained by the outlet, and he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. CBS 46 reported that the man was somewhat responsive when officers arrived, but was later declared to be in critical condition.

Ann Marie claimed that a gun had fallen off a table in the room, going off and hitting the man, police said, according to CBS 46. She was reportedly very distraught and kept asking officers if the victim was going to be okay.'

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Judge denies UI female students seeking restraining order from swimming, diving team cuts

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'A federal court judge has rejected a request from six female student athletes seeking an immediate restraining order that would halt the University of Iowa’s efforts to dismantle its women’s swimming and diving program.

“Because plaintiffs have not established the threat of irreparable injury ‘of such imminence that there is a clear and present need for equitable relief to prevent irreparable harm,’ … they have not established a need for such immediate emergency relief,” U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose wrote in an order Dec. 4 — one day after the students, through their attorney, formally made the request.

“However, the court appreciates the time-sensitive nature of plaintiffs’ dilemma as a general matter, and finds expedited briefing to be appropriate,” Rose added, setting a hearing for Dec. 18.

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Did Fresno State violate Title IX again? Members of this Bulldogs team say it did

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'An attorney representing members of the Fresno State women’s lacrosse team has sent a letter to university president Joseph Castro claiming that the elimination of the program is a “blatant violation of Title IX” and threatening legal action if it is not reinstated.

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Why Joe Biden Needs to Nominate Women to Lead VA and the Defense Department

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'With men making up the majority of the military, women sometimes feel the burden of being less supported. They feel the need to work harder to be accepted. Their feelings and emotions may not be fully understood when going through difficult situations. This makes their career in service more challenging to navigate.

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