Examining Tara Reade’s Sexual Assault Allegation Against Joe Biden

Article here. Need I even comment on the tone and content of a media source's handling of the issue? Seems "believe the woman" goes right out the door when the accused is a Democrat. Excerpt:

'A former Senate aide who last year accused Joseph R. Biden Jr. of inappropriate touching has made an allegation of sexual assault against the former vice president, the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee this fall.

The former aide, Tara Reade, who briefly worked as a staff assistant in Mr. Biden’s Senate office, told The New York Times that in 1993, Mr. Biden pinned her to a wall in a Senate building, reached under her clothing and penetrated her with his fingers. A friend said that Ms. Reade told her the details of the allegation at the time. Another friend and a brother of Ms. Reade’s said she told them over the years about a traumatic sexual incident involving Mr. Biden.

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Put women and girls at centre of COVID-19 recovery: UN Secretary-General

Article here. Excerpt:

'The dire warning from António Guterres is laid out in a policy brief which details how the new disease is deepening pre-existing inequalities which are in turn amplifying its impacts on the lives of women and girls.

“I urge governments to put women and girls at the centre of their efforts to recover from COVID-19. That starts with women as leaders, with equal representation and decision-making power”, he said in a video message to accompany the report’s launch.'

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Our-Comeback.com Open for Visits

A new MRM site has been launched. Please visit it at https://www.our-comeback.com/. The founder, Jack Kammer, is a veteran MRA known for numerous contributions to the cause.

Further, the site is sponsoring a song contest. Read more here and if you are a song writer or just a regular Joe, either way, consider submitting a song. The current Grand Prize for Best Song is $1000. (THAT got your attention!)

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"Why You Should Hire Women Over Men, According to Science"

Article here. Excerpt:

'Care about your bottom line? Then you should preferably hire women rather than men.

This is true regardless of whether you factor in diversity considerations. Separately from the beneficial financial, social, and cultural impact of having a diverse workforce, hiring women over men makes dollars and sense.

You might be surprised to hear someone who is a man say that. Well, don’t be. I always go with research-based findings from cognitive neuroscience and behavioral economics, even if the conclusions of these studies go against my own identity.

And the research is clear. There’s no doubt that women – just because of their sex – are held back from career advancement compared to men.'

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S. Korea's first feminist party seeks parliament seats

Article here. Excerpt:

'The party has about 10,000 members -- around three-quarters of them in their 20s -- and Kim says she will never marry nor have children in her efforts to fight patriarchy.

But with the party unlikely to attract male voters, the threshold means it needs to secure the backing of six percent of all women.

It is an ambitious goal when the South's two major parties -- the ruling left-leaning Democratic party and the conservative main opposition United Future Party (UFP) -- and their satellite entities dominate the political system.

And single-issue parties have long struggled. "For many women, it's hard to support a party only because it deals with women's issues," acknowledged Kwon Soo-hyun, president of Korea Women's Political Solidarity, a rights organisation.

Chai Hyun-jung, a 33-year-old mother who works in Seoul, said she would vote for a party that offered solid pledges on children's education and tackling the South's sky-high housing prices.'

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Appeal court upholds order requiring accuser of ex-UBC prof Steven Galloway to produce documents

Article here. Excerpt:

'B.C.’s highest court has upheld an order for a woman who accused former University of B.C. professor Steven Galloway of sexual assault to produce documents relevant to the case.

The woman, who has only been identified by the initials A.B. due to a publication ban, was a student of Galloway, the head of UBC’s creative writing program, when allegations surfaced in November 2015.

The university stated at the time that serious allegations had been made against Galloway and that he had been suspended, resulting in an investigation by former B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mary Ellen Boyd.

The former judge concluded that Galloway had had a consensual affair with A.B., but the university fired him in June 2016 due to an “irreparable breach of trust.” UBC later paid Galloway $167,000 in damages after an arbitrator found that certain communication by the university violated his privacy and damaged his reputation.

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Man who spent 36 years in prison for Baton Rouge rape he didn't commit files federal lawsuit

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'A 59-year-man exonerated last year after spending 36 years behind bars for a rape and stabbing in Baton Rouge that he didn't commit is seeking compensation in a federal lawsuit.

Archie Charles Williams sued the city of Baton Rouge, former police detectives and ex-state crime lab employees, and then-East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office investigator and current District Attorney Hillar Moore III.

The lawsuit, filed by lawyer Jeffrey Mitchell, of The Cochran Firm New Orleans, alleges Williams' wrongful conviction was "the calculated result of the coordinated efforts of the individual defendants ... who engaged in ... reckless and intentional conduct."'

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University hid rape accuser’s HIV claim from accused student until he sued for gender bias

Article here. Excerpt:

'Months after his suspension by the hand of a single Title IX investigator, a student accused of sexual assault stumbled upon terrifying news that he was possibly exposed to HIV.

“John Doe” asked a federal judge Friday to compel Indiana Wesleyan University to contact his accuser to verify “the truth of her assertion” – hidden from him during the proceeding – that she was HIV-positive.

Owing to his “serious underlying health conditions,” John has been “quarantined at home with his family for weeks now” to avoid a life-threatening coronavirus infection, according to the emergency motion for a temporary restraining order. That’s why he initially chose not to go out and get tested for HIV.

John’s Title IX discrimination lawsuit claims that the decision to suspend him was made in “less than seven days,” with no hearing or opportunity to question his accuser or appeal the finding.'

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UK: Suicides up 25% in two years with 74% being men

Article here. Excerpt:

'The number of people taking their own lives in England has jumped more than a quarter in two years according to provisional figures collated by the Office of National Statistics.

The figures, which are yet to be finalised found that the men accounted for 74 per cent of suicides with the most common age between 50 and 54.

There was also a significant regional breakdown across England with the northeast of the country having the highest number - resulting in 12.8 deaths per 100,000 people. The corresponding figure in London is 8.4 per 100,000 and 8.5 per 100,000 in the north west.

However, the proof needed for coroners to reach a determination of suicide in England and Wales was reduced in July 2018. This change could have seen a statistical increase in the number of deaths attributed to suicide which would have earlier been counted under a different classification.'

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Judge reinstates anti-male bias claim against University of New Mexico by expelled student

Article here. Excerpt:

'A fourth-year doctoral candidate was wrapping up his dissertation when he became the subject of a sexual misconduct investigation allegedly rife with gender bias and lacking in due process.

Now a federal judge has refused to dismiss Title IX and 14th Amendment claims by “J. Lee” against the University of New Mexico for depriving him a degree.

The taxpayer-funded institution was facing pressure from the Obama administration on how to handle campus sexual assault investigations when it investigated Lee and expelled him in 2016, U.S. District Judge James Browning wrote in the 127-page ruling last week.

He said UNM “prioritized administrative efficiency over a rigorous fact-finding process” and apparently left him with “no meaningful opportunity to be heard.”

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Sixth Circ. Title IX Ruling Speeds the Day When Schools Are Liable to Victims and Harassers

Article here. Jump the paywall by Googling the first para. text. Excerpt:

'In Foster v. Board of Trustees of the University of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that a university could be deliberately indifferent to sexual harassment when it fails to take immediate action that effectively ends the harassment and does not expel the alleged harasser. Public colleges and universities must walk a fine line between failing to address appropriately all complaints of sexual harassment and failing to afford due process to the alleged harassers.

To date, failing to walk that line has exposed colleges and universities to liability to one side or the other. But in Foster, the dissent cautions that the Sixth Circuit’s new standard portends that a university can be simultaneously liable to the victim for not preventing harassment and the harasser for not providing due process.

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U.N. Doesn’t Care About Middle-Aged White Male Victims of Covid-19

Article here. Excerpt:

'The Covid-19 pandemic is attacking every person on the planet but the United Nations only cares about some of them.

UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres spoke in New York City on March 31, 2020 about the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19. It was a shameful display of political correctness in the face of statistics.

He led with a call to aggressively combat the virus saying “I am particularly concerned about the African continent.”

He then added “Second, we must tackle the devastating social and economic dimensions of this crisis, with a focus on those most affected: women, older persons, youth, low-wage workers, small and medium-sized enterprises, the informal sector and vulnerable groups, especially those in humanitarian and conflict settings.”'

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"How the coronavirus crisis is hurting women"

Article here. Excerpt:

'Although Covid-19 appears to kill more men than women – the Italian Higher Institute of Health has observed a mortality rate of 7.2% for men compared to 4.1% for women – it is women who are on the frontline of the fight against the disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), women represent 70% of workers in the health and social sector, though in the Chinese province of Hubei – the epicenter of the outbreak – that figure stands at 90%. Women are also primarily responsible for caring for children and the elderly. And they are in a more financially vulnerable position than men – in Europe, the employment rate for women is 65% compared to 78% for men – an issue that will be exacerbated by the economic fallout of the crisis. And yet, still no political or health authority has analyzed the impact of the coronavirus from a gender perspective.

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Indian gov't funds only women's bank accounts with virus payout

Article here. Excerpt:

'The amount is being released by the Ministry and will be credited to more than 20.39 crore Jan Dhan accounts of women by the end of April first week, officials said.

The Centre credited the first instalment of ₹500 to over four crore Jan Dhan accounts of poor women on Friday as part of a relief package in view of the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Rural Development Ministry said.

The amount is being released by the Ministry and will be credited to more than 20.39 crore Jan Dhan accounts of women by the end of April first week, officials said.'


₹500 = ~USD $6.55 (min. wage in some states in India is about USD $2.40 per day)
"Crore" = 10 million of something
Jan Dhan: Explained here

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She Reported She Was Raped By Her Step-Son’s Kidnapper. It Turns Out She Actually Killed The Boy.

Article here. Excerpt:

'It was January 27 when 11-year-old Gannon Stauch disappeared from his Colorado Springs home. He missed school that day, and his stepmother, Letecia Stauch, reported him missing shortly before 7 p.m. that night

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