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

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'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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Study shows that the 'manosphere' community is misusing scientific research to support its beliefs

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'Members of the "manosphere" community are misusing academic research to frame and validate their beliefs about women, according to new research led by the University of Kent's School of Anthropology and Conservation.

The research, published by Evolutionary Human Sciences, demonstrates how evolutionary studies about women's behavior (particularly sexual behavior such as infidelity) are being scrutinized by the manosphere online to justify anti-feminist and sexist beliefs. In contrast, research about male sexual behavior is being overlooked, signifying a double standard.

The manosphere is a network of websites, blogs, and online forums promoting masculinity, misogyny, and anti-feminist beliefs. Self-proclaimed misogynist influencer Andrew Tate is a known example of the manosphere community. Involuntary celibates (otherwise known as "incels") are also regarded as members of this community. Awareness of incel culture has been rising among the public in recent years.'

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A novel prison program for pregnant women and their babies

Article here. Excerpt:

'Minnesota lawmakers passed the Healthy Start Act in 2021. It is believed the state is the first to allow some mothers to live outside of prison with their new babies. A handful of other states, including Indiana and Washington, have nurseries that let incarcerated mothers keep their babies with them inside prison. In most places, a woman who gives birth in jail or prison is separated from her baby within hours or days.

The Department of Corrections oversees Minnesota's program. Deputy Commissioner Safia Khan said the idea was to find ways to "prevent that separation from happening at a very critical time for the development of that newborn baby and to allow for that mother-child bond."'

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OpenAI ditched the only 2 women on its board. So far, it's replacing them with men.

Article here. Excerpt:

'OpenAI's board is looking very male-heavy right now following Sam Altman's shock return.

The company said in a statement late on Tuesday that Helen Toner and Tasha McCauley, two members of the board that voted to oust Sam Altman on Friday, will step down and be replaced by a new board comprised of ex-Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor — the board chair, former treasury secretary Larry Summers, and Adam D'Angelo.

That makes D'Angelo, the CEO of question and answer site Quora, the only survivor of the board that oversaw OpenAI's descent into chaos — which also included Ilya Sutskever who ultimately defected to Altman's side on Monday.'

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Military women face extra trauma. We vets deserve better treatment. (Opinion)

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'Particularly for women, transitioning from active duty to veteran is fraught with challenges. You leave what feels like another world, carrying the accolades and wounds of all your military experience with you into the civilian world. There is no longer a structured framework that you must conform to; employment and education seem uncertain. For many women, this can lead to depression and anxiety. It’s hard to mold the military side of you back into a civilian. The transition is a process, and you emerge a very different civilian than who you were before active duty.'

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DoD Commends Release of 2023 Women, Peace, and Security Strategy and National Action Plan

Article here. Excerpt:

'Investing in and establishing a Gender Advisory Workforce by creating Gender Advisor positions across the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Military Departments and Services, and the Combatant Commands. These full-time Gender Advisors will promote women's meaningful participation in the U.S. military across DoD Components and in the military and security forces of partner nations.'

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Here’s why Shannon Watts thinks women are better leaders than men

Article here. Excerpt:

'Shannon Watts never imagined she would one day become an activist, much less a leading voice on run reform in America. In fact, she didn’t realize her activist calling until the age of 41, where at the time she was a stay-at-home mom who had spent 15 years in a completely different industry, public relations.
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Indeed, when Dayani asked Watts if she should include any men on her initial team, she answered with a resounding no. “She’s like, ‘There’s a reason I started it with Moms Demand Action, women get sh** done in ways that no one else does',” Dayani laughed.'

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Discussion held at UMaine for men’s mental health awareness

Article here. Excerpt:

'The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) held a talk on men’s mental health on Wednesday at the University of Maine. The event was held in the Multicultural Student Center and was an open discussion on men’s relationship with mental health and how participants can better understand and help their friends and male loved ones.

Jon Guzman and Casper Cowan, ODI student leaders, Director Anila Karunakar and Coordinator Taylor Matthew Ashley ran the event. The purpose of this event was to have an open discussion about what men’s mental health means to the individual and how both men and women can help to impact it positively.

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Australia: Two women sentenced to probation after filming man being tortured in hotel room before he fell to his death

Article here. Excerpt:

'Two women who filmed and posted online the “callous” torture of a man who later fell to his death from a fourth floor holiday unit on the Gold Coast of Australia had “complete disregard” for their involvement, a court has heard.

A 19-year-old woman and a 20-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were sentenced in Brisbane Supreme Court on Tuesday to one count each of torture and two counts of armed robbery in company.

The two women, who were both 16 years old at the time of the offending, had filmed about five minutes worth of a 27 minute episode where Cian John English and his friend were tortured in a View Pacific Hotel room in Surfers Paradise in the early hours of May 23, 2020.

The court heard that the now 19-year-old woman could be heard saying “this is why you don’t steal from the boys” in one of her videos.

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How did America become a deadlier place for men?

Article here. Excerpt:

'Much as postmodern academics and progressive political activists may deny it, there are natural differences between the sexes, and the mere fact that women live longer is not so surprising.

For one thing, men are disproportionately employed in the nation’s most hazardous jobs, including as loggers, roofers, construction workers, aircraft pilots and steel workers.

And if a male propensity for risk-taking makes men more successful in certain executive and entrepreneurial roles, it also leads to more men and boys dying of misadventure and accident.

But the gap in longevity has widened by a full year since 2010, when it was at a historic minimum of 4.8 years.

Human nature hasn’t changed in that time — something has changed in America to make it a deadlier place for men.'

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