Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mashup October 15, 2017

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Weinstein scandal prompts actors Terry Crews, James Van Der Beek to share harassment stories - All too often its pretty much just assumed that when it comes to sex crimes its only about a man doing something to a woman when that is clearly not the case. But because of that assumption (an assumption that even people who claim to be supportive of men will defend for some odd reason) many men are left silent. It's good to see men speaking up about the things that happened to them. They may never see justice but there is hope that their speaking up now may help someone else get justice later.

Sexual Victimization by Women Is More Common Than Previously Known - Considering how the prevalence of female sex offenders has been downplayed and denied for so long it doesn't surprise me that this is coming to light. But I don't think the portrait is new so much as someone went up to the attic and dug it out after years of being hidden away because someone didn't like the way it looked.

A Non-Feminist FAQ - Because apparently it's difficult for people to understand that you can support gender equality and not be a feminist. But honestly the only people I've ever see display this misunderstanding are feminists.

Stop Guilt-Tripping Boys About Their ‘Toxic Masculinity’ - Name one group that has ever improved their situation by being constantly berated over how horrible they are. And before you say, "we aren't saying masculinity itself is bad just that there are a lot of bad behaviors mixed into it" do me a favor and name some examples of non toxic masculinity.

There is no 'heat of the moment' in video games - Polygon keeps branding itself as a gaming journalism site but then they publish some baffling stuff like this. The take away isn't that "heat of the moments don't exist" its that in the heat of the moment PewDiePie chose to say something racist. He could have just called the other guy an asshole and it would have slid by no issue. Its natural to get excited and hyped up when playing a game but we are responsible for HOW we express that excitement and hype.

Insanity: Theresa May Says Internet Companies Need To Remove 'Extremist' Content Within 2 Hours - Someone doesn't understand exactly how content moderation works.

Boys Are Not Defective - "We used to say, empowering women, and now we talk about empowering men.". Men and boys could really use some empowerment. We have to move past this idea that everything would be fine we could just men and boys to do right by women and girls.

Allergan Pulls A Fast One - Major drug company Allergan transferred patent right for their drug Restasis to the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Nation. Why? Because any patents owned by the tribe are immune to inter partes view challenges (a specific type of review whose purpose is to examine any possible prior art objection to a granted patent). This is not good.

Hugh's Heartbreak Hugh Hefner’s first wife CHEATED on him - I honestly didn't know that. But I did find it sad to see Hefner getting trashed by people who haven't done anywhere near as much for human rights as he did.

I don't agree with everything she says but I do think Red Pill Black does 
a fair job pointing out liberal hypocrisy.

Stay Frosty!!!