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The Fallout From Weaponizing Title IX - Minding The Campus
In April of 2011, the Obama administration changed Title IX policy, pressuring colleges to adopt procedures that dramatically increased the chances of a guilty finding in sexual misconduct cases. Justice for accused males became so rare that many turned to the courts, filing suit for loss of due process. Since then, universities and colleges have suffered 97 setbacks in these suits, few of them as dramatic as the ruling last Monday in a lawsuit against Johnson & Wales University of Providence, Rhode Island.
sexualAssault  sexism  university  titleIX 
8 hours ago by Jswindle
Picture a Leader. Is She a Woman? - The New York Times
Picture a Leader. Is She a Woman?
Research shows how most people will draw a man, how even women who speak up with great ideas aren’t seen as leaders, and the impact of backlash effect.
feminism  Reference  Leadership  sexism  Career  Article  research  Psychology 
3 days ago by rasagy
The respect of personhood vs the respect of authority
"In April 2015, Autistic Abby wrote on their Tumblr about how people mistakenly conflate two distinct definitions of “respect” when relating to and communicating with others.
Sometimes people use “respect” to mean “treating someone like a person” and sometimes they use “respect” to mean “treating someone like an authority”

and sometimes people who are used to being treated like an authority say “if you won’t respect me I won’t respect you” and they mean “if you won’t treat me like an authority I won’t treat you like a person”

and they think they’re being fair but they aren’t, and it’s not okay.

This is an amazing & astute observation and applies readily to many aspects of our current political moment, i.e. the highest status group in the US for the past two centuries (white males) experiencing a steep decline in their status relative to other groups. This effect plays out in relation to gender, race, sexual orientation, age, and class. An almost cartoonishly on-the-nose example is Trump referring to undocumented immigrants as “animals” and then whining about the press giving him a hard time. You can also see it when conservative intellectuals with abundant social standing and privilege complain that their ideas about hanging women or the innate inferiority of non-whites are being censored.

Men who abuse their partners do this…and then sometimes parlay their authoritarian frustrations & easily available assault weapons into mass shootings. There are ample examples of law enforcement — the ultimate embodiment of authority in America — treating immigrants, women, black men, etc. like less than human. A perfect example is the “incel” movement, a group of typically young, white, straight men who feel they have a right to sex and therefore treat women who won’t oblige them like garbage.

You can see it happening in smaller, everyday ways too: never trust anyone who treats restaurant servers like shit because what they’re really doing is abusing their authority as a paying customer to treat another person as subhuman."
culture  diversity  language  respect  personhood  authority  jasonkottke  kottke  status  hierarchy  patriarchy  gender  race  racism  sexism  lawenforcement  humanism  humans 
4 days ago by robertogreco
Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy - The New York Times
“It made sense in a primordial way when he breaks down Adam and Eve, the snake and chaos,” Mr. Arar says. “Eve made Adam self-conscious. Women make men self-conscious because they’re the ultimate judge. I was like, ‘Wow this is really true.’”

The changes in his life include starting to clean his room. “My mom’s been nagging me for years, but I’ve never done it until Dr. Peterson,” he says.

“You organize one shelf, you do that, just incremental challenges,” he says. “That makes you realize, ‘O.K., this is how I grow up.’”
sexism  jordan-peterson  misogyny  mens-rights  incel  right-wing  reactionary  gender  nationalism 
5 days ago by tarakc02
Jordan Peterson profile
Remarkably detailed and insightful info on the current darling of the anti-feminist crowd
feminism  gender  manosphere  sexism  jordanpeterson  mra 
5 days ago by nelson
Elaine Welteroth, Who Shook Up Teen Vogue, Says Diverse Newsrooms Are Vital - The New York Times
“What do you do for free that you love?”

“You can’t just change the image or the stories, you need to change the storytellers.”

Journalists have the power to set the cultural agenda, she went on. In addition to telling the truth and laying out the facts, it is a journalist’s job to determine what is newsworthy, she said. “What you get when you have diverse players at the table are different priorities.”
diversity  publishing  writing  racism  sexism 
6 days ago by emmacarlson

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