Bulletin Board v273

Boys prove ‘resilient’ after enduring years of violence — Two small boys have shown “remarkable resilience” after enduring years of serious violence at the hands of their caregiver, a court has been told. The caregiver, 60-year-old Shahidan Nisha, appeared upset throughout her Christchurch District Court sentencing on 27 charges by Judge Alistair Garland on Friday.

Campus speaker touting men’s rights has fire alarm pulled on her –Cathy Young, a prominent writer critical of exaggerated campus rape statistics and radical feminism, elicited protests during a recent two-stop speaking tour at college campuses in Canada, which included having a fire alarm pulled during one of her speeches.

Ex-Priest Who Raped Boy Will Be Freed After Decade in Prison — A former Roman Catholic priest who raped an altar boy and spent more than a decade in prison will be freed after prosecutors withdrew a civil petition Friday to have him committed as a sexually dangerous person.

Former teacher charged with rape, pleads not guilty — Brittney Breedlove, 29, of Everton, a former teacher at Valley Springs School, was arraigned Friday on rape and sexual assault of two juvenile males, records show. The rape charge alleges Breedlove engaged in sexual intercourse with a juvenile male under the age of 14. Continue reading

Bahar Mustafa faces charges over #killallwhitemen tweet

I previously wrote about police investigating diversity officer Bahar Mustafa over several over her tweets. Scotland Yard confirmed that they began the investigation after “police received a complaint on 7 May (2015) about a racially motivated malicious communication that had been made on a social media account.”

The police apparently concluded their investigation and decided to press charges against Mustafa:

A student diversity officer who came to prominence in a race row after allegedly tweeting the hashtag #killallwhitemen has been charged by police with sending a threatening communication.

Bahar Mustafa, of Goldsmiths, University of London, is set to appear at Bromley magistrates court on 5 November.

The 28-year-old from Edmonton, north-east London, faces two charges. One is sending a communication conveying a threatening message between 10 November 2014 and 31 May 2015. The second is for sending a grossly offensive message via a public communication network between 10 November 2014 and 31 May 2015.

Oh irony! How I missed thee. Continue reading

Bulletin Board v272

As Taliban Prisoner, Bergdahl Said To Endure ‘Horrible’ Abuse — U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl endured some of the worst abuse any U.S. prisoner of war has seen for decades while being held for five years by the Taliban in Afghanistan, a defense official has testified. Bergdahl suffered torture, abuse, and neglect, including months of beatings, said Terrence Russell, an expert with the military’s Joint Personnel Recovery Agency.

Barbara Kay: Attention paid to male issues doesn’t diminish from feminism: it’s not a zero sum game — Cathy Young is a widely admired libertarian “equity feminist” American journalist, whose considerable critical skills often deployed in dismantling the “rape culture” narrative, continually ruffle ideologues’ feathers. Young was scheduled to speak at the University of Toronto tonight, Thursday, September 24th, on “The Politics of Gender and Victimhood,” an event planned by the University of Toronto Men’s Issues Awareness Society (UTMIAS) and sponsored by the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFÉ), on whose advisory board I sit.

Bluffs woman pleads not guilty to having sex with teen boy — A Council Bluffs woman has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse involving a 15-year-old boy. Jessica Pritchard, 26, was arrested on July 23 in Alliance, Nebraska, and charged with four counts of third-degree sexual abuse involving a minor and four counts of dissemination and exhibition of obscene material to a minor. If convicted of third-degree sexual abuse with a minor, a Class C felony, Pritchard could face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Continue reading

Why Do People Hate Feminism?

Sargon of Akkad has an excellent video series on the reasons why people take issue with feminism. He presents a thorough explanation of the problems within feminism as an ideology and with its adherents. Some feminists may object to Sargon’s tone, however, he comes across as fair. He does not paint all feminists as the Borg. He acknowledges that different feminists think different things. Yet he also notes that the voices we hear tend to come from the authoritarian, anti-male element of the movement.

This is an ongoing series, so as Sargon uploads videos I will add them to this page. Continue reading

The Pentagon doubles down on ignoring child rape

Who did not expect the United States government to deny ignoring the rampant rape of boys by our Afghan allies? Once Fox News and the New York Times reported the story of a soldier being discharged for protecting a boy from a rapist, there could be no other response. The U.S. government would not admit to doing that. They would rather do this:

The Pentagon denied on Monday that the U.S. military has a policy directing forces to ignore the sexual abuse of minors by Afghan officials, after a newspaper reported that troops were told to look the other way in order to maintain good ties with Afghan allies.

[…]  “I can tell you we’ve never had a policy in place that directs any military member or any government personnel overseas to ignore human rights abuses,” said Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. “The practices described in that article, we find absolutely abhorrent.”

“There’s nothing that would preclude any military member from making reports about human rights violations to their chain of command,” he added.

Except that is not true. Continue reading

13-year-old boy charged with assault over a kiss

A 13-year-old boy faces a second-degree assault charge after trying to kiss a 14-year-old girl on a dare:

The incident occurred on Wednesday, when the young boy, who has not been identified, was dared to kiss an older girl, who has also not been identified. Apparently, the kiss happened during school hours at Pikesville Middle School, and was unwanted by the girl, according to CBS Baltimore.

The Baltimore County police were called to the school by the officials at Pikesville Middle School, where they proceeded to interview the two classmates. The girl said the boy grabbed her near her shirt, pulled her toward him, and then “open mouth kissed her with his tongue.” The boy, who is an eighth grader at the school, said he only kissed her because he was dared to by his fellow classmates.

What may seem like a dare gone a bit too far has now landed the male student in a world of trouble. Although no one was injured, and the kiss only lasted a second, he will be charged as a juvenile in the second degree assault charge case, and will more than likely face other disciplinary actions from the school, although those have yet to be confirmed. However, Baltimore County schools spokesman Mychael Dickerson said the boy faces school disciplinary action for violating the code of conduct. He was released to his mother following the incident.

In short, they are making an example out of him. Continue reading