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  • Can the radicalization of ‘incels’ be stopped? (“involuntary celibate” Toronto van attack)

    04/28/2018 7:46:35 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 83 replies
    Canada Globe and Mail ^ | 26 April 2018 | David Futrelle
    When I learned that the suspect in the Toronto van attack had apparently posted a Facebook message identifying himself as a foot soldier in what he called the “incel rebellion,” I was saddened but not at all surprised. As the keeper of a blog devoted to tracking the culture of misogyny online, I have been watching the “incel” subculture for seven years – and I find its rise in the past several years to be nearly as disturbing as the recent rebirth of the neo-Nazi right. Incel, as many Canadians have learned this past week, is short for “involuntary celibate,”...
  • Women Proposing to Their Boyfriends Are the Latest #MeToo Culture Shift

    02/10/2018 3:52:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2018 | Sara Dorn
    From #Metoo to #IDo. Many modern brides living in the age of female empowerment aren’t waiting for prince charming to pop the question — they’re taking their happily-ever-afters into their own hands. “I knew if I proposed he would have a ring and I wouldn’t be like a kept woman,” said Rebecca Reed, who proposed to her boyfriend in July on their one-year anniversary date. “I was like: I’m taking it by the balls and doing it.” Danielle Sinay, emboldened by the women’s movement, asked her boyfriend of three years to marry her in October.
  • Expelled student sues IU for gender discrimination

    01/02/2017 4:23:29 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 29 replies
    Indiana Daily Student ^ | 12/26/2016 | Taylor Telford
    A former IUPD cadet and IU student, expelled for violating the University’s consent policy, is suing IU for gender discrimination. Aaron Farrer, 21, alleges that the University’s policies for sexual assault investigations unfairly favor women and fail to protect the accused, according to court documents. “IU violated Title IX by creating a gender biased, hostile environment against males, like Farrer, based in part on IU’s pattern and practice of disciplining male students who accept physical contact initiated by female students, but failing to discipline female students who engage in the same conduct,” Farrer’s attorneys wrote in the complaint.
  • Theatre Under Fire for Decision to Cancel Screening of MRA Doc The Red Pill

    12/09/2016 9:22:36 AM PST · by dccomix · 15 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | December 3, 2016 | Susana Mas
    The Mayfair movie theatre is defending its decision to cancel a private screening of The Red Pill, a documentary about men’s rights activists, following complaints from its sponsors. The Red Pill was made by Cassie Jaye, a self-described feminist and award-winning documentary filmmaker, who critics say takes a surprising and mostly sympathetic look at men’s rights activists whom many have described as nothing more than woman-bashers.
  • Divorced couple's frozen embryos must be 'thawed and discarded,' judge rules

    11/19/2015 1:41:01 PM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 18, 2015 | Maura Dolan
    A San Francisco judge ruled Wednesday that frozen embryos a woman wants to use over her ex-husband's objections must be “thawed and discarded.” Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo, in an 83-page decision, upheld a consent form the couple signed shortly after their marriage in 2010. The couple agreed on the form provided by the fertility clinic that the embryos should be destroyed if they divorced.
  • For Men's Rights Groups, Feminism Has Come At The Expense Of Men

    09/03/2014 9:52:40 AM PDT · by Theoria · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | 02 Sept 2014 | Joel Rose
    This summer, a few hundred men and a handful of women gathered in a VFW hall near Detroit to attend what organizers billed as the first International Conference on Men's Issues. The crowd wasn't huge, but it was enthusiastic. The event was a real-world gathering organized by the website A Voice for Men, part of an informal collection of websites, chat rooms and blogs focused on what's known as the men's rights movement. Speaker after speaker insisted that history would remember this moment. "It's happening here. It's happening now. It's happening with us," Warren Farrell, one of the keynote speakers,...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Gives Broad Reading to Federal Firearm Prohibition for "Domestic Violence"

    03/31/2014 2:54:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 65 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | March 28, 2014 | NA
    Since 1996, the so-called "Lautenberg Amendment" (named for its sponsor, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)), has banned the acquisition or possession of firearms by anyone convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence." Applicable crimes are limited to those that have "as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon" and that are committed by persons with a specified relationship to the victim, such as a current or former spouse or a parent. The prohibition applies no matter when the offense occurred and can include convictions that predated the 1996 law....
  • Cultural Misandry? – A Minor Rant on The “Men are Stupid” Commericals.

    05/07/2011 4:07:04 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 83 replies
    adw.org ^ | May 6, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope.
    Cultural Misandry? – A Minor Rant on The “Men are Stupid” Commericals.By: Msgr. Charles Pope OK, you know the typical drill of a TV commercial: As the scene opens, some buffoon of a man, usually a husband, is struggling to have a clue as to what something is all about. Sure enough, an all-knowing woman (usually the wife), rolling her eyes and shaking her head in pity, is there to help the stupid buffoon of a man not utterly ruin everything. And of course the product being peddled is usually part of the solution. And, by the way, did...
  • Taranto: Isn't It Romantic?

    04/15/2012 8:18:32 AM PDT · by Bill C of BDroppings · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/13/2012 | James Taranto
    At the same time, there is good reason for males (men as well as boys) to be more fearful of sex than females. Contemporary reproductive technology and law place all the burden for unwanted pregnancy on them. Between the pill and abortion, women have complete control over the reproductive process. They can avoid or end any unwanted pregnancy, and the man involved has no say in the matter. In Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), the U.S. Supreme Court went so far as to hold that a married woman has the constitutional right to abort her husband's child without even telling...
  • Fathers of Illegitimate Children Would Lose Rights to Adoption

    A bill presented in the House would allow the adoption of a child to take place without the consent of the father, if he has not previously developed a consistent and substantial relationship with the child. The definition of “consistent and substantial relationship,” has not been specifically defined in Missouri law. The bill seeks to express clearly the actions a father must take to develop a consistent and substantial relationship. Unless actively thwarted from doing so by the mother, the father must provide: Consistent prenatal financial support Payment of prenatal and natal medical care for the mother and baby Child...
  • College May Be Dangerous for Men

    09/13/2011 6:31:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2011 | Phyllis Schalfly
    College is a dangerous place for men. They are not only a minority, but they are victimized by discriminatory and unconstitutional anti-male rules. In another striking proof that the Obama administration is totally manipulated by feminists, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights sent out a 19-page "DCL" (Dear Colleague Letter) to colleges and universities that should make men fear attending college at all. The letter adopts the feminist theory that in all sexual controversies or accusations, the man is guilty unless he proves himself innocent. This DCL carries the force of law, since it purports to be an...
  • Rejection of common law, history and tradition (Law that redefines fatherhood clears CA state leg)

    07/18/2011 1:51:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    CalCatholic ^ | July 18, 2011
    Yet another bill opposed by the state’s Catholic bishops is on its way to the governor for his signature – this one co-sponsored by homosexual advocacy groups that seek to redefine fatherhood in a way that favors children with same-sex parents. The bill, AB 1349, sponsored by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, passed the state Senate by a vote of 23-14 on July 14. It cleared the Assembly 52-22 in May. The measure was co-sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. “AB 1349 is a bill that is intended to redefine fatherhood for children born to...
  • Billboard's Owner Seeks to Put an End to ‘Permanent Alimony'

    06/26/2011 2:10:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Ledger ^ | Saturday, June 25, 2011 | Gary White
    Drivers in Polk County are used to seeing roadside billboards promoting the Florida Lottery. One is a bit different. There's a small billboard on State Road 60 near Lake Wales bringing attention to what the sign's owner calls "the alimony lottery." The 4-foot-by-8-foot sign, which Steve Hoye erected last year on his property about a mile west of U.S. 27, broadcasts the message: "STOP PERMANENT ALIMONY." It provides contact information for Florida Alimony Reform Inc., a group that promotes changes to the state's alimony laws. Hoye, who said his ex-wife initiated a divorce that became final in 2007, said he...
  • Feminism: The Masquerade

    02/24/2010 8:27:20 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 29 replies · 718+ views
    You’ve got a long way to go, baby. And don’t you forget it. This oasis of freedom and equality we call the United States? It’s all a mirage, says leftist feminist Jessica Valenti. In fact, “We’re suffering under the mass delusion that women in America have achieved equality.” Well, thanks for the armchair diagnosis, Jessica, but I won’t play a victim character in the live action role playing game you call feminism. And that’s exactly what leftist feminism is: an elaborate fantasy world spun from ginned up scare-tistics and cherry-picked anecdotes. Like Trutherism and Birtherism, it provides participants with the...
  • In Maine, It Doesn't Pay to be a Man

    02/01/2010 9:08:35 AM PST · by FreeManDC · 27 replies · 1,790+ views
    Renew America ^ | February 1, 2010 | Carey Roberts
    Practically everyone in town knows Amy Dugas is a serial batterer. But the Maine criminal justice system keeps finding ways to keep her from facing the music. In 2004 Amy assaulted her husband Mark in their home in Waldoboro. When the police officer came to arrest her, she kicked him in the groin. The judge released her on bail, ordering her to refrain from using weapons. Four months later she stabbed Mark with a foot-long kitchen knife, fatally severing his pulmonary artery. At the trial, she got away with the trusty I-feared-for-my-life alibi. Two years later Dugas spent 125 days...
  • Tiger Woods, Gender & Domestic Violence

    12/08/2009 8:49:09 AM PST · by bdeaner · 25 replies · 1,518+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 12/3/09 | Cathy Young
    As the news of golf superstar Tiger Woods' alleged multiple affairs spills all over the media, a fascinating - and disturbing - subplot to the story has become a revealing litmus test of societal attitudes toward gender and domestic violence.
  • A big piece of stone just fell out of the Domestic Violence version of the Berlin Wall

    10/15/2008 2:32:08 PM PDT · by RogerFGay · 5 replies · 692+ views
    National Post ^ | October 15, 2008 | Barbara Kay
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I am sure that to 99% of readers the two words "domestic violence" means violence against women. Only. The politically correct view that all domestic violence (DV) can be accounted for either by the inherent aggression and controlling instincts of men or by women's defensive reactions against those instincts is so deeply entrenched in our culture that it has become the Berlin Wall of the gender wars - or rather the war of feminism against men. In fact women initiate violence against their partners in an almost equal ratio to men. And in...
  • Will YOU Elect GynObama & VAWA Joe? (Violence Against Women Act)

    08/24/2008 9:05:11 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 24 replies · 304+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 2008-08-23 | Marc H. Rudov
    Will YOU Elect GynObama & VAWA Joe? 2008-08-23 at 7:55 pm · Biggest Setback to Men in US History Attention all men: do a quick testicular self-exam. That space you feel between your legs means that Barack Obama and Joe Biden — both on record as ballbusting misandrists — will easily convince you to send them to the White House. If you enable their victory, you will cause the biggest setback to men in US history. It is Saturday morning, August 23, 2008. All the networks are atwitter about Barack Obama choosing Joe Biden to be his veep. Fawning reporters...
  • Biden’s nomination allows us to put his VAWA law in a national spotlight.

    08/23/2008 8:51:50 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 20 replies · 165+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | August 23, 2008 | John Maguire
    Biden’s nomination allows us to put his VAWA law, and all its family-killing provisions, in a national spotlight. (High-five!) 2008-08-23 As many readers know, Sen. Joseph Biden’s office has been in the front of the VAWA debacle. He is running for higher office, and the issue of whether VAWA has done good for people or bad for people is now real. This is a dynamite chance to state our piece on all the destruction, child depression, and injustice Biden has helped bring about. We can put out information saying that Joe Biden has to answer for the family destruction his...
  • Christian Bale: No Assault Charges

    08/15/2008 10:42:19 AM PDT · by StarfireIV · 13 replies · 287+ views
    MSN ^ | 08/14/2008 | Associated Press
    UK officials: Christian Bale will not face charges Aug. 14, 2008, 2:12 PM EST LONDON (AP) --Batman star Christian Bale will not face charges relating to an alleged assault on his mother and sister at the Dorchester Hotel on July 20, British prosecutors said Thursday. The country's Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement that there was insufficient evidence to afford a "realistic prospect of conviction" and ordered the police not to take any further action in the case.