Yes, men and boys are in crisis — but traditional masculinity won't help them

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'I'm tired of toxic masculinity. I mean, I'm tired of its existence in general, particularly in the corrosive radicalization of our boys and young men. But I'm also tired of how the phrase has become synonymous with masculinity in general. I'm tired of the ways in which the suffering of males — especially the ones who aren't white or straight or from a privileged socioeconomic background — is dismissed, marginalized and misunderstood.

And while I agree with my colleague Amanda Marcotte that "Healthy men draw their self-esteem from inside, by cultivating their own talents and good qualities," I also think that our culture is doing a terrible job of defining and encouraging that healthy masculinity.'

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Congresswoman assaults ex-husband; he declines to press charges

Article here. People will start taking DV against men seriously when men start taking it seriously. Excerpt:

'Republican Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert allegedly punched her ex-husband twice Saturday night in a Colorado restaurant before she called the police, according to the Denver Post.

The congresswoman allegedly struck Jayson Boebert, her ex-husband, twice at the Miner’s Claim in Slit, according to the outlet.

An investigation by the Slit Police Department is ongoing, Chief Mike Kite confirmed, according to the outlet. Police reportedly arrived at the scene after the incident, after which neither party was arrested.

“This is a sad situation for all that keeps escalating and another reason I’m moving,” Boebert said in a statement from her campaign manager to the outlet. “I didn’t punch Jason in the face and no one was arrested.”

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Opinion: Dear Bob Iger, Star Wars Is Not A Platform For Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Feminist Activism

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'The cognitive dissonance at Disney continues. In an interview with CNN, upcoming Star Wars director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy sounded off on the ‘historical significance’ of her being hired to lead the untitled “Rey film”, declaring that she is “thrilled” about the project because, “We’re in 2024 now, and I think it’s about time that we had a woman come forward to shape the story in a galaxy far, far away.”

Do you feel the excitement?

Unlikely. By all available metrics, Obaid-Chinoy is highly accomplished and talented as a filmmaker, but her interviews on this Star Wars opportunity only seem to point toward ego and using this intellectual property as a vehicle for scoring political points.

Obaid-Chinoy made this clear in 2015 in an interview on stage with Jon Stewart where she affirmed her enjoyment of “making men uncomfortable” after he noted that the “thread” in her films were men that are “a—holes.”

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'Star Wars' Director's Comment About Men Sparks Calls to Boycott

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'In the video, Chinoy is asked during a Women in the World Foundation panel, "What is the balance of activating a force for change, but also trying to permeate that patriarchy, that power structure, and is that a part of the calculation of your art as well and what's been the reaction to that?"

Chinoy replies, "Oh, absolutely. I like to make men uncomfortable. I enjoy making men uncomfortable ... it is important to be able to look into the eyes of a man and say, 'I am here' and recognize that. And recognize that I am working to bring something that makes you uncomfortable, and it should make you uncomfortable because you need to change your attitude.'

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California woman brought guns and 'down payment' to meet 'hitman,' have husband killed in bitter divorce

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'A California equestrian whose bitter divorce threatened to end her lavish West Coast lifestyle pleaded guilty to a failed murder-for-hire plot targeting her wealthy, estranged husband in a surprise plea deal, according to local media.

San Diego police arrested Tatyana Remley, 42, in August after she brought three guns and a stack of money as a "down payment" to meet a man she allegedly thought she could hire to kill her husband, Mark, 58, prosecutors alleged in the criminal complaint over the summer.

That man was an undercover detective.'

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UK: Princess Kate champions the importance of fathers in children's early years

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'The Princess of Wales is set to turn her attention to the importance of fathers in children's early years.

Kate has met a number of fathers' groups amid plans to raise awareness about the role men play at the beginning of youngsters' lives.

She has consulted experts in the sector to find out how best to highlight the issue, as well as how to attract more fathers to parenting groups and support their mental health.

Research by the princess's Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood found that only 19 per cent of the population could identify the period between pregnancy and the age of five as the most important for shaping a child's future. While one in four women did, this was matched by only 14 per cent of men.'

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56 French Stars Denounce Gerard Depardieu Rape Allegations as ‘Lynching’

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'The open letter published in Le Figaro, a conservative-leaning daily French newspaper, includes signatures from French figures like Carl Bruni, Charlotte Rampling, and Carole Bousquet – Depardieu’s former romantic partner. As many as two dozen women signed the letter, most of whom were of the actor’s generation.

“Gérard Depardieu is probably the greatest actor,” the letter stated. “We can no longer remain silent in the face of the lynching that fell upon him, in the face of the torrent of hatred that pours down on his person, without nuance, in the most complete amalgamation and in defiance of a presumption of innocence of which he would have benefited, like everyone else, if he were not the giant of cinema that he is.”

Last week, none other than French President Emmanuel Macron came to Depardieu’s aid, referring to the allegations as a “witch hunt.” He also rejected calls to strip the actor of his Legion of Honour medal.

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Why So Many Young Men Are Abandoning College Degrees

Article here. No mention of the anti-male hostility on college campuses. Excerpt:

'A large number of men are forgoing college, leading to an alarming gap between university-educated men and women, a new study found.

The Pew Research Center discovered a large drop in male Hispanic high school graduates turning away from four-year colleges. While 42 percent were in attendance in 2011, the number fell to 33 percent in 2022.

White males had a substantial drop, as well. While 49 percent attended college in 2011, the number moved to 40 percent in 2022. The gap was significant for white high school graduates, as female white graduates were the most likely to enroll in college, at 50 percent.
In part, the migration of young men away from college can be explained by a growing and widespread skepticism over higher education and the high student debt it often leads to, experts said.'

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Unveiling Paths: MRA, MGTOW, and Red Pill Perspectives on the System

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'In the intricate landscape of contemporary societal discussions (the manosphere), the perspectives encapsulated by MRA, MGTOW, and the RedPill movement stand as distinct navigational markers. Each ideology signifies a unique approach to the system, representing a spectrum of viewpoints that range from reformist to revolutionary. As we delve into the intricacies of these ideologies, we invite you to explore the nuanced paths these movements advocate.'

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Fewer young men are in college, especially at 4-year schools

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'College enrollment among young Americans has been declining gradually over the past decade. In 2022, the total number of 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in college was down by approximately 1.2 million from its peak in 2011.

Most of the decline is due to fewer young men pursuing college. About 1 million fewer young men are in college but only 0.2 million fewer young women. As a result, men make up 44% of young college students today, down from 47% in 2011, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau data.

This shift is driven entirely by the falling share of men who are students at four-year colleges. Today, men represent only 42% of students ages 18 to 24 at four-year schools, down from 47% in 2011.'

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'Two-Parent Privilege' author sounds alarm on concerning marriage trend's impact on children

Article here. The marriage rate will go up when the penalty men pay for being married goes away. The implicit and explicit terms of marriage for men must change or the rate will continue to decline. Excerpt:

'One author is explaining why the ultimate privilege is being born into a two-parent household and why the decline in marriage should cause concern.

"This is something as an economic matter, not as a value-laden or moral proposition we should all be really concerned about," Melissa Kearney stressed during her appearance on Fox News Thursday.

The "Two-Parent Privilege," author and economist suggests that the decline of two-parent households is driving "class gaps in kids’ opportunities, experiences and household resources."'

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Florida woman who raped her autistic brother-in-law and had his baby claimed she was the victim: sheriff

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'A deranged Florida woman has been charged with allegedly raping her autistic brother-in-law over the course of a decade — and giving birth to his child, according to authorities.

Amanda Rose Brooks was arrested on Dec. 7 by US Marshals in Orlando and charged with sexual battery and lying to authorities that she had been the victim of sexual assault in the Lower Keys, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and arrest records.

In June 2022, Brooks, 36, reached out to the Sheriff’s Office, claiming she had been repeatedly sexually assaulted by her husband and his brother, The Keys Citizen reported, citing an arrest warrant.

In addition to sharing a list of times and dates detailing assaults, Brooks gave investigators screenshots of messages with friends depicting her as the victim of abuse and claiming that she had been harassed by her husband’s family for having left with her children.'

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Nigeria: Paternity fraud: Shocking revelations as more couples embrace DNA testing

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'Mr Olanrewaju (surname withheld) rubbed both eyes with the back of his hands. He was not sure what he saw as the truth.

“How can four of the kids who call me father not be mine?” he wondered.

After secretly conducting a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test to confirm his first son’s paternity at the DCC DNA Diagnostic Centre in Osogbo, Osun State, he received the shock of his life.

Sharing his story in tears on a radion station in Ibadan, Oyo State, the 44-year-old Osun State indigene said his wife, whom he married in 2007, brought another man’s children for him to father.

The children who are 16, 12, eight, and five years old were tested after Olanrewaju discovered what he termed ‘promiscuous moves’ from his wife.'

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Pearl explains why men will always lose in modern marriage

Video here. Pearl uses her whiteboard to explain why modern marriage is a losing proposition for men these days.

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Beauty queen charged in ex-NFL hubby's Bahamas murder plot allowed to return home for holidays

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'A judge gave Lindsay Shiver an early Christmas gift by letting her leave the Bahamas to visit her children and family in Alabama for the holidays.

Shiver is out on bail but not allowed to leave the Bahamas, where she allegedly planned to hire a hitman to kill her husband, Robert Shiver, during a contentious divorce.

The Bahamian judge ruled Thursday that the former beauty queen could travel back to the United States, with specific conditions, despite Robert's plea during the hearing that he is "thankful to be alive" after the alleged murder plot.

Lindsay's lawyer argued his client is a "single housewife with no source of income" and is living off money stashed away by her parents, Court TV reported.'

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