Women’s Network PEI seeks to indoctrinate and emasculate school boys

Women’s Network PEI is looking for a group of Island youth to help create a new curriculum to discuss healthy masculinity.

 

The program will include conversations about gender stereotypes and how to express masculinity in a positive way.

 

“We’re looking at gender very broadly and we’re looking at masculinity specifically,” said Women’s Network PEI executive director Jillian Kilfoil.

 

“What are the realities of people who identify as male in P.E.I. and what are those gender norms as they relate to masculinity in boyhood and manhood in P.E.I., and starting to explore those topics.”

 

The group hopes to recruit about 15 people aged 12 to 15 to take part in a panel discussion to help shape the curriculum.

 

The curriculum will be offered in two Island schools for Grade 7 students this fall, one rural and one urban, but the schools have not been chosen yet.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-school-masculinity-curriculum-1.4776399

 

 

India: Two women cry for help, rob man who came to their aid near Metro station

Two women, who allegedly used to rob commuters after seeking their help, were caught when they were trying to flee after robbing a motorcyclist of his wallet near Moolchand Metro station on Saturday night.

The women, identified as Sweety alias Puja,24, and Muskan,25, were chased and arrested by police staff deployed in an emergency response vehicle (ERV) of the Amar Colony police station. The motorcyclist’s wallet was recovered from them, police said.

Deputy commissioner of police (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said the ERV staff, including a woman constable, were patrolling near the metro station when they heard a man screaming for help and running after two women. “The police personnel caught the women after a brief chase,” said Biswal.

The complainant told police that he was going home when two women, who were screaming for help, signalled him to stop. As the man stopped his bike, one of the women slapped him because of which he lost balance and fell off the motorcycle. “Suddenly, the other woman took out his purse and started running away,” added the DCP.

 

During the interrogation, Biswal said, Muskan revealed that she was a widow while Sweety claimed that she was living separately from her husband. In order to earn a livelihood, the two started robbing commuters, especially men riding alone, after seeking their help.

“If any man resisted, the women used to intimidate him, saying they would file a false case against him. The women have disclosed that they had robbed half a dozen men in the last two-three months. However, none of them had filed a complaint,” added Biswal.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/two-delhi-women-held-for-robbing-man-after-asking-for-his-help/story-vnZUAhzHwmWDwFsJa94eVN.html

 

Religious minorities fear backlash as Sunni Islam declared state religion of Comoros

On Monday 30 July, the “Yes” vote recorded an overwhelming victory in the referendum on constitutional reforms in the southeast African island nation of Comoros, declaring Sunni Islam the “religion of the state”.

“The state draws from this religion the principles and rules of Sunnite observance,” the amended constitution reads.

According to World Watch Monitor’s local source, this is expected to have a tough impact on the country’s small Christian minority, who number only a few thousand of the country’s roughly 825,000 population.

“Things have been very hard on indigenous Christians before, and this kind of specification is expected to make things even harder for them,” the source said.

The referendum was initiated by President Azali Assoumani. The amended constitution gives him the right to run for another presidential term; previously the power rotated between the country’s three islands every five years. In April, Assoumani had suspended the constitutional court over “incompetence”, which observers saw as an attempt to diminish the rule of law in the country.

During his campaign, Assoumani appealed to the masses that if they voted “Yes” to extend the presidential term limit, tougher measures would be taken against those who are not Sunni – meaning that Shia Muslims and Christians are likely to be targeted, according to World Watch Monitor’s source.

More than 95 per cent of Comoros’s population are Sunni Muslim, while approximately 2 per cent are Catholic and just 0.1 per cent Protestant, according to figures from the World Christian Database.

Over the years, the rise radical Islamic thought among the population, government officials, religious leaders and Muslim youth groups have caused anxiety among Christians, according to the charity Open Doors International.

“In mosques and madrassas Muslim religious leaders teach anti-Christian sentiments and government officials obligate parents to send their children to madrassas,” says Open Doors. They also prohibit Christians from preaching or engaging in religious discussion in public, according to the charity.

Converts to Christianity from Islam can be prosecuted, and the converts that exist face severe discrimination from the Muslim majority, says Open Doors: “The state also denies worshipping space for Christians in general. An ultra-conservative group of radical scholars, locally known as Djaulas, are pushing the country to a more extreme view of Islamic law (sharia) in the country and are against Christians.”

https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/08/religious-minorities-fear-backlash-as-sunni-islam-declared-state-religion-of-comoros/

Liberal/Left Racism: Smith College employee who called police on a black student eating lunch because she ‘looked out of place’ is put on administrative leave by the prestigious liberal school

The employee who called police on a black girl eating lunch in a common room on campus during summer break has been placed on leave pending an investigation.

A statement from Smith College said the employee, who has not been identified, was not currently working at the college, and included a copy of the transcript of their call.

In the call, the employee said the student, Oumou Kanoute, ‘seems to be out of place’.

Kanoute, an undergraduate student at the Massachusetts private college, was on campus working in a summer program as a teaching assistant and residential adviser.

As the students on the summer program ate in a dining hall on Tuesday, Kanoute decided to take her food to a common room and eat alone in peace.

Within minutes of sitting down, she was confronted  by a white police officer who asked: ‘We were wondering what you were doing here?’ after entering the common room.

Kanoute, who filmed their exchange and put the video on Facebook, nervously responded: ‘I was just eating my lunch.’

Later, the police officer calls back the dispatcher to let them know things are ‘all clear’, and no report would be filed.

‘That was a student relaxing in the living room,’ the officer said. ‘They had lunch here. I guess and they decided to stay for a while.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6026615/Smith-College-employee-called-police-black-student-placed-leave.html

 

Man Hating Professor Slams ‘Hegemonic Masculinity’ of Homeless Men

 

 

https://pjmedia.com/trending/professor-slams-hegemonic-masculinity-of-homeless-men/

A feminist professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada recently published a book chapter documenting the myriad ways homeless men allegedly perpetuate “hegemonic masculinity” while discussing their hardships.

The book chapter, “When a Man’s Home is Not a Castle: Hegemonic Masculinity Among Men Experiencing Homelessness,” was published last Wednesday by Professor Erin Dej, in a book she co-edited on patriarchy in psychiatric wards and homeless shelters.

The goal of her research, she explains, was to “assess the ways hypermasculinity is performed among men experiencing homelessness.” And to do this, Dej interviewed 27 homeless men and spent and additional 296 hours spying on them in homeless shelters.

While research on vulnerable people typically requires informed consent and approval by an ethics board, it is unclear if Dej sought this. She declined to comment on this when emailed by PJ Media, and her research makes no mention of ethics review.

 

During interviews with homeless men, Dej claims she learned that many aspire to “hegemonic masculinity,” which she defines as the type of masculinity that serves to “fortify the dominance of men” and ultimately “subordinate women.”

However, she finds that it is difficult for homeless men to achieve this. Without the trappings of a successful life — such as a home or a career— many men instead develop what Dej refers to as “compensatory masculinity” to cope with their failed status.

This type of masculinity is worse than hegemonic masculinity, though not yet as bad as toxic masculinity, and it involves men “emphasizing whatever hypermasculine traits they can within their stratified social status” to the detriment, allegedly, of women.

Throughout her paper, as she writes up her research findings, Dej ridicules these men for everything from reinforcing gender stereotypes, to refusing to show emotion, to talking about how their ex-wives stole money from them.

For example, “Julien,” a homeless 45-year old man with severe anxiety was accused by Dej of perpetuating stereotypes when he confessed that “I’m ashamed that I have problems. Like, guys in our society are not supposed to have problems.”

Dej also interviewed “Ron,” a 41-year-old homeless man with depression and PTSD. Ron used various drugs to cope with his mental health issues, and by age 41, this had taken a heavy toll on him, causing breathing problems and muscle weakness.

“I walked down the street and, like, a little girl could have killed me. That’s how weak I was,” Ron told Dej during an interview. Extrapolating from this comment, Dej then suggested that Ron somehow views women en masse negatively.

“For Ron, the feminine subjectivity acts as the ultimate exemplar of physical weakness and the most absurd hyperbole of who constitutes a threat,” Dej wrote in her essay. She opines: “He has failed to live up to the basic tenets of hegemonic masculinity.”

Not surprisingly, Dej writes that the only alternative for these men is to become more emotional, insofar as men should “confront, display, and work through their emotions, adding to the complexity of what it means to be masculine.”

But even men who are open about their emotions are problematic. If a man opens up about his emotions, Dej laments that it still allows “masculinity to prevail without necessarily challenging the patriarchal foundation upon which it rests.” Catch 22.

Professor Dej declined to comment. According to her CV, she has been awarded at least $185,000 by the Canadian government to research homelessness since 2009, and she notes that this new study is an outgrowth of her previous research.