Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Emma Watson: Feminism Too Often Linked With Man-Hating

Posted in Entertainment News

Bbc.co.uk 9/25/2014

"... Harry Potter star Emma Watson spoke for 15 minutes without notes at the UN about gender equality. She is launching a campaign called HeForShe, which aims to get more men and boys fighting for equal rights. "I was appointed six months ago and the more I have spoken about feminism the more I have realised that fighting for women's rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating," she said. "If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop." ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/29308459 

Jay Z And Ray Rice Cases Show Our Savage Hypocrisy On Domestic Violence

Posted in Domestic Violence

News.yahoo.com 9/24/2014

"... The real story is the double standard around what is the necessary level of outrage over DV incidents attributed to celebrities, athletes or anyone else. DV against women by men is regarded as heinous; DV by women against men is regarded as comedic. Same-sex and familial DV are hardly acknowledged despite the statistically high prevalence of both as compared to heterosexual partner DV. ..."

Read the entire article: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/jay-z-ray-rice-cases-show-savage-hypocrisy-100214953.html 

Hope Solo The Ray Rice Of Soccer? Domestic Violence Arrest Was For Alleged Assault Of Nephew And Sister

Posted in Domestic Violence

Inquisitr.com 9/24/2014

"... Critics are pointing out that the situation with U.S. women’s national team player Hope Solo may share a resemblance to the domestic violence case of Ray Rice, who initially only suffered a two day suspension and kept all his sponsors. The NFL only changed its punishment after the elevator fight video went public, and sponsors like Nike followed suit. But as the NFL grapples with the issue of how to handle cases of domestic violence, some say the world of soccer should have to face the music, as well. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.inquisitr.com/1486997/hope-solo-the-ray-rice-of-soccer-domestic-violence-arrest-was-for-alleged-assault-of-nephew-and-sister/#otwjTJ2xRAB8O5Jd.99 

White House’s College Rape Awareness Campaign Promotes Legal Myths

Posted in Policy & Legislation

Libertyunyielding.com 9/24/2014

"... Obama administration today announced the start of a poorly-conceived campus rape awareness campaign. Unfortunately, its flaws mean it will do nothing to reduce rape rates or increase rape prosecution rates. The campaign is being coordinated with groups like the Center for American Progress that routinely get the law wrong about sexual assault, and label as rape a lot of consensual sex that is legal under state and federal law. ..."

Read the entire article: http://libertyunyielding.com/2014/09/19/obama-college-rape-awareness-campaign-promotes-legal-myths/#Qmog9D6DfDPFkuB4.99http://libertyunyielding.com/2014/09/19/obama-college-rape-awareness-campaign-promotes-legal-myths/

Why The Economic Gender Gap Will Eventually Close

Posted in Equality

Nytimes.com 9/24/2014

"... Debates over the supposed differences between men and women are a staple of pop culture. But two new books offer an economic look at the evidence, giving support to both pessimistic and optimistic perspectives on the direction of gender relations and the prospects for more fairness and equality. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/upshot/gauging-the-gender-gap-present-and-future.html?_r=2&abt=0002&abg=0 

False Rape Accusations Exist, And They Are A Serious Problem.

Posted in False Accusations

Slate.com 9/24/2014

"... False rape accusations are a lightning rod for a variety of reasons. Rape is a repugnant crime—and one for which the evidence often relies on one person’s word against another’s. Moreover, in the not-so-distant past, the belief that women routinely make up rape charges often led to appalling treatment of victims. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2014/09/false_rape_accusations_why_must_be_pretend_they_never_happen.html 

NCFM Carolinas Launches Campaign At UNC-Chapel Hill To Educate Students About Horrific New Campus Sexual Assault Policies

Posted in Policy & Legislation

Ncfm.org 9/24/2014

"... The National Coalition For Men Carolinas (NCFMC) kicked off their Fall campus crusade campaign by traveling to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and distributing material that openly questioned how college students are denied fundamental civil rights by the university as a direct consequence of UNC’s newly implemented sex policy. ..."

Read the entire article: http://ncfm.org/2014/09/action/ncfm-carolinas-launches-campaign-at-unc-chapel-hill-to-educate-students-about-horrific-new-campus-sexual-assault-policies/ 

Could A Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

Posted in Mental Health

Nlm.nih.gov 9/23/2014

"... Clues to whether a person is at risk for suicide could lie in a simple blood test, a new study suggests. Chemical changes to a gene involved in the brain's response to stress hormones may help spur suicidal thoughts and behaviors, the study's authors explained. Spotting those changes in a blood sample might help alert doctors to a patient's risk for suicide, they said. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_147583.html 

Can DNA Provide A Personal Fitness Blueprint?

Posted in Fitness

Wfaa.com 9/23/2014

"... "It is literally the blueprint for your life," said Kurt Johnsen, co-founder of Dallas-based Simplified Genetics. He says by doing a full sequence genetic analysis, it takes the guesswork out of trying to get fit. It's a simple procedure. All you have to do is use a Q-tip-like swab to collect DNA samples from both sides of your mouth. Then you pack it up mail it to a lab at Louisiana State University. Results come back in about three weeks. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/health/2014/09/22/simplified-genetics-uses-dna-for-personalized-fitness/16073931/ 

Watchful Waiting May Not Be Best For Black Men With Prostate Cancer

Posted in Prostate Cancer

Nlm.nih.gov 9/23/2014

"... Monitoring early stage prostate cancer instead of treating it may not be appropriate for all patients, especially black men, a new study indicates. According to background information with the study, there is currently controversy among oncologists over the best way to handle early stage prostate cancer, with some experts suggesting that regular monitoring -- known as watchful waiting -- of the disease is the best approach because it avoids overtreatment. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_148263.html 


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