29 Sep 2016

A Letter To A New Student Leader

By : Greg Krikorian*, a student from U of Maryland, reached out to share his upcoming activism project, and I had to share. It’s important that everyone interested in equitable Title IX activism support him in his efforts as much as they did mine, if not more so.
Dear Sage,
Hope all is well. My name is Greg Krikorian and I am a freshman at the University of Maryland. I really admire the work you have done and continue to do for boys and men. Some friends and I have started a group called Students Advocating for Students, and our goal is to fight against unfair and biased Title IX procedures as well as other civil liberties for students. Rather than having individual groups at campuses, we intend to be a movement encompassing thousands of students across the country. We are currently in the process of drafting letters to school administration at Tufts University (my friends college) and University of Maryland. In these letters we highlight everything wrong the disciplinary system biased against young men.

"People Are Mad" - Dave Collum Warns "Existential Change Is In The Air"

By Tyler Durden: Chemistry professor, and infamous market observer Dave Collum, author of the encyclopedic 'Year in Reviews', senses "existential risk in the American Experiment." In an excellent interview with The Cornell Review, Collum opines on everything from 'safe spaces' to 'social unrest' warning "people are now mad, and it shows in the chaotic election. We are guaranteed to elect a president that half the populace finds repugnant...Change is in the air."
 ...It is probably only in the last 15 years that I’ve started hiking up my pants and bitching about the government. Now I am relatively outspoken because I sense existential risk in the American Experiment.

...We have an interventionist central bank—a global cartel of interconnected central banks actually—that is determined to use untested (read: flawed) models to try to repair an economy that was hurt by their policies and would fix itself if the Fed would just get out of the way. I think these guys are what Nassim Taleb calls I-Y-I (intellectual-yet-idiot). They will continue with their experiments until the system finally breaks in earnest. They will blame the unforeseeable circumstances.

The social contract on the home front is faltering badly. When the system started to fail in ’09, we stitched up a putrid wound without cleansing it.

Jews Against Circumcision

By We are sorry to learn that a remarkable website is no longer in operation, that of ‘Jews Against Circumcision’. In 2004 the organization produced a powerful leaflet with print on both sides, Brit Shalom: A Peaceful Alternative. Brit Shalom is a naming ceremony for newborn Jewish boys, which doesn’t involve genital mutilation. We’ve distributed many copies of the leaflet during our Golders Green and Speakers’ Corner protests, and will be taking a stock of them to the Conservative party conference for our anti-MGM protests next Monday and Tuesday.

Questions Libertarians Have For Statists

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Women’s Boat To Gaza Ready To Break Blockade

By Eoin Wilson: “If somebody falls overboard, all you see is their head. It’s about the size of a coconut.”
With those words, Captain Madeleine Habib ensured the attention of her passengers, all now digesting the image of the vastness of the sea enveloping a human body.
Habib, a Tasmanian-Egyptian and an experienced captain with Greenpeace and Doctors Without Borders, was delivering the safety briefing to the all-women passengers of her boat, the Zaytouna. The three crew and 10 passengers were preparing to leave the port of Ajaccio, the Corsican capital, for Messina, Sicily.
The Zaytouna is part of a now one-vessel Women’s Boat to Gaza flotilla after its sister ship Amal was forced to return to Barcelona because of engine trouble. It was not the only boat in the harbor of Ajaccio, but certainly the Zaytouna’s purpose — international solidarity, not leisure — was unique.
The quays here are lined with the yachts of the affluent, from Monaco and the Caribbean, themselves dwarfed by the gargantuan cruise ships which daily arrive and depart, their passengers disembarking to stroll through the narrow streets and palm tree-lined corniches of yet another picturesque Mediterranean town.
The Women’s Boat to Gaza flotilla is the most recent international attempt to break the near decade-long sea, air and land siege of Gaza.

28 Sep 2016

EuroShitLocker + The Great [US] Debate - WB7

Nottingham Women Be Like.....

6oodfella: At first it may appear like an exaggeration, but come back in a few months and you'll find that it's incredibly accurate.

Mike Buchanan Will Stand Against Radical Feminist Theresa May MP, Prime Minister, At The 2020 General Election

By Mike Buchanan: Following a stretegic review of our options for the 2020 general election, we’ve adopted a new strategy, the elements of which will be revealed in due course.
The first element is that I’ll be standing against Theresa May MP, prime minister, in her Maidenhead constituency, which she has represented since its creation in 1997. She is, of course, a self-declared feminist – infamously wearing a Fawcett Society T-shirt bearing the words, ‘This is what a feminist looks like’, when in opposition – and she heads a deeply anti-male (and socially unconservative) Conservative government, as anti-male as any of its Labour predecessors. The administration is doing nothing, for example, about the decades-old assaults on the nuclear family, and the denial of access after family breakdowns of children, fathers, and paternal grandparents.
The Maidenhead Advertiser has just exclusively broken the story, here. It’s already attracted one snarky comment, to which I’ve replied. I invite J4MB supporters to post their own comments. Let’s send a clear message to the good people of the Maidenhead constituency that men’s and boys’ human rights have been assaulted by the state’s actions and inactions for too long, and must end.

US Title IX And College Rape: A Series Of Injustice, The Conclusion

By : This series started in an effort to bring awareness to the issue of [US] colleges attempting to adjudicate accusations of sexual assault on their campuses. Part 1 discussed two separate cases: Both men were clearly not responsible for what they were accused of; however, both had life-altering consequences. Part 2 discussed a case in which both the male and the female said it was not rape, and both parties filed their own Title IX lawsuits after the school refused to drop the case. Part 3 not only outlined an additional innocent man, but also brought the effects of a few of the “lucky” young men who were accused and found not responsible and the lingering effects of the accusation. In Part 4, a young man who was actually a victim of sexual assault was later held responsible regardless of the facts presented.
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments is one of the resources available to those who find themselves accused. SAVE recently released a detailed report on this topic. The 261 lawsuits reviewed included 207 separate universities. If that is not considered a systematic failure, I don’t know what is.
One judge involved in the case of Dez Wells v. Xavier University said:
“Moreover, it appears to the Court that the [University Conduct Board] here, a body well-equipped to adjudicate questions of cheating, may have been in over its head with relation to an alleged false accusation of sexual assault.

Mapping The Palestinian Struggle

By Sarah Irving: Given the centrality of memory and history to modern Palestinian identity, it is fitting that the number of memoirs and diaries being published by Palestinians seems to be on the rise.
In recent years two subgenres of Palestinian autobiography and memoir have emerged. First are accounts by diarists such as Wasif Jawhariyyeh, Anbara Salam Khalidi, Sami Amr and Ihsan Turjman, born in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who witnessed the First World War and British Mandate rule in Palestine, and experienced the Nakba — the mass displacement of Palestinians during the founding of the State of Israel — as adults.
Secondly, there are memoirs of those who were children or young adults when the Nakba occurred. Coming from figures such as Shafiq al-Hout, Mourid Barghouti, Ghada Karmi, Yusif Sayigh and now Salman Abu Sitta, these are often written with a more explicit purpose — memoirs of lives as exiles and refugees fighting for Palestinian rights, rather than diaries kept for personal use.
These common themes are also to be found in Mapping My Return. The trauma of war and refugee life, political lives of constant struggle (with Israel, but also often with Yasser Arafat) and fierce love for their homeland and especially the towns and cities — Jerusalem, Deir Ghassaneh, Hebron — in which they were born and raised.

Top Modelling Agent Says Male Models ‘Suffer Big Pay Gap’ Compared To Women

Male models are being paid up to 75% less than women, according to a top modelling agent.
By Mikey Aveline: Elizabeth Rose manages male models at Premier, which has helped build the careers of Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford.
"I think it's the only industry where men get paid less than women. It's unfair for men [and] I wouldn't say it's female empowerment at all."
She says a woman could be paid up to £40,000 for walking in a top show. 
Right: The British model David Gandy is one of the best known worldwide
A male model would only get £10,000 on average.
With London Fashion Week over, Elizabeth's models are getting ready for Milan and Paris.
She says the situation is slowly changing because advertisers are increasingly looking for male, as well as female, models.
"[One] reason why women get paid more is that [advertisers] say women spend more money on female products, but I think it's one of those things that's changing.
'Roger Frampton is calling for equal pay for male and female models'
"More and more, male models are being used for grooming products.
"Men are taking a lot more care of themselves generally in the 2000s.

Mental Women - MGTOW

"Two years ago I found out about something called cluster B personality, Histrionic, Narcissistic and Borderline disorders. I had a significant other that had to take the MMPI-2 test and be reviewed by a psychiatrist. To be fair I went and had the same personality test done on me out of curiosity. What was important is I learned that everyone has personality traits but when they become destructive they move to a category called a disorder. The real key is most of us never even know this stuff exists and frankly the psychological world under diagnoses this stuff since most with these issues will never go and get tested.