Tampa woman allegedly posed as 14-year-old to molest middle schoolers

Article here. Bet she gets probation. Excerpt:

'A Florida woman pretended to be a 14-year-old homeschooled child to prey on middle schoolers for sex, police announced Friday.

Alyssa Ann Zinger, 22, was arrested last week for allegedly engaging in at least 30 sexual acts with at least one student and sending explicit videos to several more.

Zinger allegedly crafted her fake persona and communicated with her victims on social media platforms, mainly Snapchat, according to a search warrant obtained by the Tampa Bay Times.

The New York Post reported that multiple victims, who attended Wilson Middle School in Tampa’s Hyde Park neighborhood, told police they believed the Zinger was their age but was homeschooled.'

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Unmarried Ontario couple had no children and no house but man must still pay support, appeal court rules

Article here. Dated but still very relevant. Short version: LTRs in Ontario are dangerous for men. Excerpt:

'A wealthy businessman will have to pay more than $50,000 a month in spousal support for 10 years to a woman with whom he had a long-term romantic relationship even though they kept separate homes and had no children together, Ontario’s top court has ruled.

Under Ontario law, an unmarried couple are considered common-law spouses if they have cohabited — lived together in a conjugal relationship — continuously for at least three years. But that doesn’t necessarily mean living in the same home, the court found.

“Lack of a shared residence is not determinative of the issue of cohabitation,” the Appeal Court said. “There are many cases in which courts have found cohabitation where the parties stayed together only intermittently.”

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Society's war on men

Article here. Excerpt:

'We must begin to grapple with the uncomfortable fact that in today’s world, simply “[b]eing male is the biggest risk factor for suicide.” Many have argued that if men would be more open about their feelings the problem might be mitigated. Perhaps. But if men are biologically disinclined to talk about their feelings, then that cannot be the sole solution. If the so-called “social construct” of masculinity is actually derived from men’s biology or the sex differences in cerebral anatomy, as psychologist John Barry has argued, then urging them to go against it might prove to be counterproductive.

Far too often, John Mac Ghlionn argues, we are using “a female model to treat men’s mental health.”

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Feminist icon Gloria Steinem on 'lethal' desire to control wombs

Article here. Ah, ol' Gloria. Still managing to ignore men's real concerns too even at 89. Never worried a day about being drafted and sent to die for political purposes, among other things. Excerpt:

'During the 1970s, Gloria Steinem was one of the main voices campaigning for women's reproductive rights.

She celebrated the US Supreme Court's 1973 ruling in the case of Roe v Wade, which granted women the constitutional right to abortion.

Nearly half a century later she witnessed the reversal of this decision - the Supreme Court's historic ruling in June last year that ended the nationwide right to abortion.
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For Steinem and other pro-choice activists it was a stark reminder of the need to keep campaigning, to achieve changes she says she hopes to see in her lifetime.

"The most obvious and simplest [change] is that we can determine the fate of our own physical selves, so we can decide whether and when to have children, not to have children… whatever it is about our physical selves.

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Pope Francis asks theologians to ‘demasculinize’ the church

Article here. Interesting. The long-running debate over the role of women in the more conservative Chrisian churches looks like it's taking off. Personally, I have mixed feelings on the issue but don't lose sleep over it. Excerpt:

'Speaking to members of the International Theological Commission at the Vatican on Thursday (Nov. 30), Pope Francis asked theologians to “demasculinize” the church in an unscripted remark.

“There is something I don’t like about you, if you excuse my honesty,” said Pope Francis, pointing out that there were only five women among the 30-plus theologians. “We need to move forward on this! Women have a way of reflecting on theology that is different from us men,” he added.
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The pope’s words on Thursday underlined “the need to increase the space given to women in positions of authority and decision-making in the Christian community, in order to treasure the sensibility and intelligence that is typical of the feminine genius and experience,” Coda told Religion News Service.

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Australia: Controversy around boys schools going co-ed to address ‘toxic masculinity’

Video here.

'Sky News host Chris Kenny says the “single-sex school debate” has raised its head in Sydney due to some boys schools going co-ed.

“This single-sex school debate, it’s raised its head in Sydney lately because of a couple big boys school going co-ed,” Mr Kenny said.

“Controversy around that, I know the same has happened in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, this is a debate raging around the country.

“It’s all the boys schools that have to let girls in to address the toxic masculinity apparently.”

Mr Kenny sat down with Psychiatrist Doctor Tanveer Ahmed and Child and Adolescent Psychologist Clare Rowe to discuss the push for co-ed schools.'

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China athletes as young as seven in military training to 'create iron army'

Article here. Compelling minors to engage in military training is child abuse. I wonder why people don't so much as flinch if the victims are boys. Excerpt:

'Hundreds of athletes as young as seven are undergoing military training in Shanghai designed to instill discipline and "good fighting ability", the Chinese city said.

The athletes will "deeply study" the Chinese military's "sense of standards and combat spirit", Shanghai's sports bureau said.

Chinese football teams have previously undergone similar training, which is largely performative and part of a wider campaign to promote Communist Party values.'

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Contributions of men need to be recognised

Article here. Excerpt:

'November 19 was International Men's Day. To men of all walks of life, you are appreciated and valued. While some may argue that there is no need for such a day, I am of the firm belief you are worthy of mention.

It is deeply troubling when the challenges faced by men, such as mental health issues and high suicide rates, are plaguing our land. Dedicating a day to raising awareness about these social ills can encourage conversations about how we can better support our men in their personal journeys.

International Men's Day has significantly provided an opportunity to challenge harmful stereotypes surrounding masculinity. Traditional gender roles place unrealistic expectations on men, forcing them to conform to certain behaviours or attitudes. This can lead to feelings of isolation or inadequacy when they are unable to meet these standards.

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The challenges for men in mental health and why masculinity isn't the issue

Article here. Excerpt:

'Speaking with Rob Whitley, PhD, who’s an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, it’s clear why some men find it hard to take care of their mental health and get help.

The roadblocks are often due to outside factors, and the stigma around the topic is still prevalent in society.
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The word “masculinity” can evoke negative connotations, perhaps due to its associations with the idea of toxic masculinity.

Masculinity, at its core, is a good thing, according to Whitley.

Whitley says that one of the ideas put out by the academy, not by psychiatric experts, is that one of the reasons for men’s mental health issues is that some men adhere to traditional masculinity norms, and that is bad for their health.

The research shows that isn’t true, according to Whitley.

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Korea's army of senior citizens ready for battle. 'I don't remember the rifles being so heavy'

Article here. I have another idea: draft women. Or is that too nutty an idea even if the US armed forces insists women make even better soldiers than men? Excerpt:

'Excluding the two women in the group, most of these retirees or near-retirees had undergone South Korea’s compulsory military service in their youth. But the decades of rust were showing.

“I don’t remember the rifles being so heavy,” said 62-year-old Kang Shin-kwang.

As a young conscript four decades ago, Kang was a machine gunner stationed near the border with North Korea. But today, as the sticker pasted to his right breast indicates, he serves in the Senior Army.
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With the Senior Army assembled behind him in military formation, co-founder Choi Young-jin, a 62-year-old university politics professor, recited the group’s oath:

In light of the country’s population crisis, we will prepare ourselves so that we may one day be of service in the nation’s military reserves.
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But South Korea’s fertility crisis is now complicating its military prowess.

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One of Central Virginia's most arrested women back in court

Article here. Excerpt:

'The frequently arrested woman whose false rape allegations about a local grocery store manager cost him more than two years behind bars has been arrested again.
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With 63 arrests, according to a state database, Steiniger is one of the most often arrested people in Central Virginia. One of her recent convictions involved the theft of a nurse’s scooter from University of Virginia Medical Center. In February, Charlottesville General District Court Judge Andrew Sneathern accepted her guilty plea to that caught-on-video crime, but he assigned no active jail time and gave her a year to pay restitution to the nurse.

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Ohio AG’s 'don’t buy sex' statement after arrest of sex worker charged with 4 deaths outrages victim’s family

Article here. Excerpt:

'When Ohio’s top prosecutor announced the arrest of a sex worker accused of drugging and killing four customers, he failed to consider the victims and instead shamed them, the family of one victim said.

"Don’t buy sex in Ohio — it ruins lives and could cost you yours,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said last month in a news release detailing the indictment of serial killing suspect Rebecca Auborn, who was also charged with trying to kill a fifth customer.

Christyn Crockett, 41, a church administrator in the Columbus area and daughter of victim Wayne Akin, called Yost’s comments “devastating.”

"He’s not wrong,” Crockett said in her first interview about her father, a former postal worker who struggled with drug addiction yet provided a “powerful foundation” for his family. “But for the victims’ sake, it’s just so insensitive.”

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Global women’s rights groups silent as Israeli women testify about rapes by Hamas

Article here. I also find this bizarre. I suspect it's due largely to the close affiliation feminist orgs have with Marxist groups. Such groups align with political leftists and such leftists align with Hamas, for inexplicable reasons. So feminist groups that should be screaming to high heaven remain silent. Ironic that one needs to visit an MRM site to see this issue raised. Excerpt:

'As the United Nations promotes an awareness campaign ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, chilling accounts from survivors and first responders who witnessed Hamas’s October 7 massacre of 1,200 Israelis paint a horrifying picture of systemic sexual assaults perpetrated against women and girls of all ages.

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Chess wrongly perceived as a ‘brilliance’ game, leaving girls out: NYU study

Article here. Excerpt:

'Fewer girls play chess competitively because their own parents and coaches hold biases about skills such as “brilliance” that they connect to male players, according to a new study out of New York University.

The researchers said their study, published last month in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, provides “the first large-scale evidence of bias against youth female players” and holds “implications” for the roles parents and mentors play in women entering other male-dominated fields, such as science and technology.'

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UK: Pupils at single-sex schools encouraged to mix more after sexual abuse campaign

Article here. Excerpt:

'Single-sex schools have introduced more opportunities for boys to mix with girls in academic settings following calls to tackle misogyny and sexual harassment.

A number of girls’ schools have increased their collaboration with local boys’ schools to ensure their pupils are not solely coming together at discos.

It comes after the Everyone’s Invited movement – a campaign on sexual harassment and abuse launched in 2021 – saw some pupils accuse their schools of not tackling a “rape culture”.

Earlier this year, teachers raised concerns that misogynistic views are spreading into schools as a result of social media influencers like Andrew Tate.

At the Girls’ Schools Association annual conference near Cirencester in the Cotswolds this week, school leaders discussed misogyny and the influence of the “incel” culture and the “manosphere” community where they communicate.

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