One of the most common misconceptions about feminist work is that it is a movement solely for and about women and that men are excluded as allies or beneficiaries. But in truth feminist issues are not just “women’s issues,” they are human issues. Ultimately it is about the right of each of us to embrace our full humanity, reach our full potential, and be our authentic selves. And this mandate includes men and boys, who are just as harmed by destructive, limiting gender roles and stereotypes, as well as the belief that somehow women are inferior. We see evidence of this playing out in many disturbing ways in our culture, in how society and the media encourage and glorify “masculine” qualities like aggression, domination, and violence, and how if boys show emotion, they are often called a “sissy” or told to “toughen up” or to “be a man.” Not only do these messages take a toll on a boy’s or man’s personal sense of self and life experience, but they negatively affect all those around him, whether through cultivating sexist attitudes and behavior or perpetrating acts of violence and sexual violence, which are now manifesting in epidemic proportions. To address societal ills like sexism, discrimination and violence against women, feminist work must not only come to the aid of those who are affected and victimized, but also focus on prevention by addressing harmful societal and cultural norms that are often the root cause.
Keshia Knight Pulliam Divorce
His Child Support Is Late …
Take it Out of His NFL Pension!
5/31/2017 11:49 AM PDT
Keshia Knight Pulliam‘s fed up with late child support payments, and now wants all future dues ripped from her estranged husband’s NFL pension … no middleman.
Thought Beheaded Image Was His Dad
5/31/2017 7:06 AM PDT
“Covfefe” is a misspelling of the word “coverage” mistakenly tweeted by President Donald Trump in late May 2017. The tweet was left up for more than six hours before being deleted, leading to a slew of puns, jokes, and confusion, resulting in #covfefe becoming the #1 trending hashtag in the world and prompting coverage from multiple news outlets.
Chef Vikram Khatri (left) and AD Singh. Pics/Milind Saurkar
Don’t you have to remove the price tags from the television sets?” AD Singh asks his manager. The managing director of Olive Group of restaurants, has just returned from a trip to New York, and has only now set his eyes on the finished product. Jetlag doesn’t seem to have dimmed Singh’s enthusiasm. Dressed in a crisp white shirt teamed with a light blue linen blazer, he admits that the final countdown to the launch date is usually the best.
After going through a divorce, it can be strange and unsettling to re-enter the dating scene. Chances are it is very different from when you were in it the last time. You’ve probably never heard of “Netflix and Chill” or navigated through dating apps such as Tinder or Bumble.
You are most certainly wondering how the dating rules have changed in this day and age and how you can navigate these new waters. So here are four tips for getting back into the dating game after going through a divorce.
Mary Kay Letourneau
Not So Fast, Vili
I’m Getting Your Separation Petition Dismissed!!!
5/31/2017 12:50 AM PDT
Mary Kay Letourneau is nothing if not true to form … she’s now filed a bizarre petition with the court to have her husband’s separation case dismissed.
Published:January 17, 2014 10:15 pm
The Chhattisgarh police on Friday said meetings had been held between Maoists and middlemen to strike a deal to lift the de facto ban on mining imposed by the rebels.
Police claimed huge sums of money had been paid to the Maoists on behalf of large mining companies. Mobile phones and laptops from a prominent Raipur-based electronics goods shop, too, were supplied to them, the police said.
According to the police, apart from the mining firms, government contractors, petty traders and local sarpanches, too, were involved in the alleged transactions.
The police claim rests on the alleged confession of a Kanker-based PWD contractor, Neeraj Chopra, who was detained on Thursday. Neeraj Chopra’s uncle, Dharmendhra Chopra, was arrested on Friday from Raipur airport — significantly, as he tried to escape in the vehicle of a BJP Member of Parliament.
Police said the uncle-nephew team was the lynchpin of the Maoists’ urban network module in the region. Police have also arrested six other people in the last two days.
“Chopra facilitated a meeting between senior Maoist Prabhakar and some persons from Andhra Pradesh for opening up the mines of Jayaswal Neco in Kanker,” ADG (Intel) Mukesh Gupta told The Indian Express.
Nagpur-based mining giant Jayaswal Neco holds iron ore mining leases in Kanker, but is hardly able to extract any ore due to the Maoist ban on mining in the region.
“We do not yet know if the company was directly involved in the negotiations, or some other contractors or middlemen held the talks. This is a matter of investigation,” Gupta said.
He also claimed that contractors of Godavari Ispat Ltd paid Rs 1.5 crore to the Chopras, who were operating as the Maoists’ middlemen. Godavari Ispat too has iron ore mining leases in Kanker. Gupta said it was being probed whether the money was paid on behalf of the company.
Raipur’s Laxmi Electronics is under the scanner because, according to the police, Neeraj has admitted to have purchased laptops, mobile phones and walkie talkies worth Rs 8 lakh from the store, and handed them over to the Maoists.
The Chopras and their associates also facilitated the stay of Maoists in cities and towns of Chhattisgarh, acted as the Maoists’ couriers, and transported arms for them, the police said.
Addiction and drug overdoses claim one life every four minutes in America. In the time it takes to order a latte, someone dies—from an illness that is highly treatable. The addiction crisis is the result of social prejudice; criminal justice policies that incarcerate people with addiction instead of giving them treatment; health care policies that make it difficult or impossible to get medical help for substance use disorders; ignorance; and “abstinence-only” drug policies that are ineffective and backwards.