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    So apparently men sexually harassing women is a 1st Amendment right, and when it happens in schools it's just 'teasing'.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/18/polit...ent/index.html

    Jason Lewis, a former GOP congressman running for a US Senate seat in Minnesota, dismissed in a 1999 television show sexual harassment and assault in K-12 schools as being insignificant cases of children teasing each other and argued against a school's legal responsibility to limit harassment between students.

    Lewis made the comments on "Face to Face," a public affairs television program he co-hosted in the late 1990s and early 2000s in Minnesota, in response to what was then a recent Supreme Court case, Davis v. Monroe County School Board.

    At the center of Davis v. Monroe was a fifth-grade girl in Georgia who experienced months of sexual harassment from a male classmate, in which the classmate allegedly "would sexually taunt her by trying to grab at her breasts, rub against her in the hallways, or whisper that he wanted to 'get in bed' with her," according to reporting from The Washington Post. The girl's mother stated that she tried for months to get the school to stop the boy, but that she was ignored.

    CNN's KFile also reviewed other episodes of Face to Face from this time period in which Lewis also argued against the Sixth Amendment's right to legal counsel, which he said was "already stretched" and that court-appointed attorneys went beyond the scope of the Sixth Amendment.

    These newly unearthed comments about the harassment lawsuit are in line with Lewis' history of deriding women who experience sexual assault and sexual harassment. CNN's KFile previously reported Lewis mocked women who were traumatized by unwanted sexual advances and that he viewed sexual harassment law as an assault on First Amendment rights to freedom of speech, calling it both "ridiculous" and "unconstitutional," in 2011 episodes of his former radio show.

    The former GOP congressman, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump last year in the primary, faces a tough election battle against incumbent Democratic Sen. Tina Smith for the Minnesota seat. Winning Minnesota has long been a goal for Republicans and Trump, who plans to visit Minnesota on Friday and lost the state by fewer than 45,000 votes in 2016. His campaign is trying to add it to the Republican column this year but polling shows Trump trailing in the state by high single digits, and current polling for this Senate battle shows Lewis trailing Smith by high single digits.

    In response to a comment request from CNN, Christine Snell, Lewis' communications director, criticized CNN and KFile, but did not respond to the substance of Lewis' comments.

    Sexual harassment
    In the June 1999 episode of "Face to Face" discussing the case, Lewis frequently bemoaned the court's ruling, which found that a school can be sued by a student, and forced to pay damages, if it failed to stop sexual harassment committed by other students.

    Lewis also dismissed allegations of sexual harassment in schools as innocent situations of "Billy" chasing "Susie," two fictional stand-ins for elementary school boys and girls.
    "This is such a boon to lawyers everywhere, they can sue school districts for not preventing Billy from teasing Susie," Lewis said.

    Lewis made the argument that the ruling endorsed superfluous lawsuits, despite the fact that the Supreme Court explicitly said in its ruling that harassment had to be so "severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive" as to make it impossible for students to receive the benefits of a public education, and that "It is not enough to show... that a student has been 'teased' or 'called offensive names."

    Lewis brought up the hypothetical examples of the nonexistent Billy and Susie five times in the half-hour episode to downplay sexual harassment in schools, and said that pursuing hypothetical sexual harassment cases distracted schools from preventing violence.

    "While school districts are making certain that say, you know, romantic notes aren't exchanged, or Billy isn't harassing Susie, or all these things -- that takes time," Lewis said. "And some of us think that schools ought to be focused on violence perhaps in their hallways, instead of what some people deem to be sexual harassment."

    Lewis also complained about the increase in sexual harassment lawsuits, though not because he thought sexual harassment was rampant, but rather because he thought many were frivolous.

    "Sexual harassment litigation has exploded in the 1980s and 1990s. In fact, according to the EEOC, we've gone from 6,127 cases in 1990—to 14,420, just by 1994—we doubled in less than five years," Lewis said to Wright Walling, an attorney and one of the show's guests that episode

    "You're making an assumption that more lawsuits are a bad thing, and -- " Walling said.

    "Yes, absolutely," Lewis interrupted.

    "The fact of the matter is that when you're protecting the rights of, in this case, a 5th grader, of children, that some of these who should be looked at, and if that takes going to court to make the school districts, in fact, pay attention to what they should be doing to protect our children, then I don't think—" said Walling.

    "I agree with Judge Hand," Lewis interrupted again, citing 20th century federal judge Learned Hand. "He said that more lawsuits were a bad thing and he was right then as he is today."

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    https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/18/polit...wis/index.html

    A GOP congressman once lamented not being able to call women 'sluts' anymore

    Republican congressman from Minnesota has a long history of making deeply misogynistic comments on the radio, including lamenting that women can no longer be called "sluts."

    CNN's KFile reviewed several months of audio from Rep. Jason Lewis on the "Jason Lewis Show," a syndicated radio program Lewis hosted from 2009 until 2014 with the tagline "America's Mr. Right." In one instance, while arguing that "young single women" vote based on coverage of birth control pills, Lewis said those women were not human beings and were without brains.

    Lewis, who was narrowly elected to represent Minnesota's 2nd District in 2016, is considered one of the most endangered House Republicans in the midterm election. CNN rates the race as a "toss up," the most competitive designation.

    Lewis can be heard on the radio repeatedly demeaning women, and particularly women voters, in 15 months of audio provided to KFile by Michael Brodkorb, the former deputy chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota. Brodkorb, who is currently a columnist for the MinnPost and works in public affairs, initially revealed some of Lewis' radio comments in a column in February 2016. KFile contacted Brodkorb after seeing his 2016 column and requested raw audio files of Lewis' show, which he provided.

    When radio host Rush Limbaugh called women's rights activists and then-graduate student Sandra Fluke "a slut" in February 2012, Lewis repeatedly expressed disbelief that people could no longer refer to women as sluts.

    "Well, the thing is, can we call anybody a slut? This is what begs the question. Take this woman out of it, take Rush out of it for a moment," Lewis said in a March 2012 episode. "Does a woman now have the right to behave -- and I know there's a double standard between the way men chase women and running and running around -- you know, I'm not going to get there, but you know what I'm talking about. But it used to be that women were held to a little bit of a higher standard. We required modesty from women. Now, are we beyond those days where a woman can behave as a slut, but you can't call her a slut?"

    Fluke, a law student at Georgetown at the time, found herself at the center of a national controversy in early 2012 after Limbaugh attacked her following her testimony to a Democratic congressional group. In her testimony, Fluke said that students paid as much as $1,000 a year for contraceptives and made the case that religious institutions should cover birth control. She said she was "stunned" and "outraged" by Limbaugh's remarks.

    Lewis, who was a regular fill-in for Limbaugh's national radio show, also offered a defense of the right-wing radio host for his comments on Fluke, saying, "Now Limbaugh's reasoning was, look, if you're demanding that the taxpayers pay for your contraception, you must use a lot of them and therefore, ergo, you're very sexually active and in the old days, what we used to call people who were in college or even graduate school who were sexually active, we called them sluts."

    He continued, "Especially if you want somebody to pay for it. Now you know, obviously that's a stretch. It was meant as an aspect of entertainment radio."

    He continued, "But have we really got to the point where you can't refer to Madonna as a slut without being sued? I mean, Madonna has had a series of lovers, as have many in Hollywood. Now in the old days, what did we call this? Madonna dresses up in these sorts of prostitute-like outfits on stage, and she goes there and she sings and she shows half of her body. What did we call those people? 30 years ago? 40 years ago? 50 years ago? You can't do that today, it's too politically incorrect?"

    Lewis, during a December 2012 segment on changes in the culture, said, "Only we can tell our young women, 'don't look like some slut and you won't get hit on.'"

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    https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinio...20-ncna1242748

    Trump calls Kamala Harris a monster. Will GOP misogyny win the 2020 election?

    You could almost hear the misogyny rumbling in the distance on Wednesday like a summer storm. It drizzled during the debate between California Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, then began to downpour as soon as it was done.

    It’s clear that many Americans still harbor misogyny and fear at the idea of a woman in power, and the Republicans are trying to play on that.

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was quick to sow male anxiety of a woman in power, tweeting a GIF of a massive missile launch and suggesting that she couldn’t be trusted to keep America safe. “[D]ecide who you want just one heartbeat away from the Presidency,” he wrote minutes after the debate. Although we’ve already had three women serve as secretary of state, Rubio seemed keen to stoke old fears that women are somehow not capable of dealing with national security and foreign policy.

    Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley pulled out the likeability canard — the misogynistic mainstay that keeps even women from supporting women candidates for president — saying that clearly Pence won because he’s the guy we’d all like to have dinner with. Really? That might be true for an 87-year-old white man who was first elected to Congress in 1975, but what about the rest of us?

    President Donald Trump was more direct: He simply called Harris a “monster” during a Fox Business Network interview on Thursday, a dehumanizing term he utters about terrorists and murderers. This assessment followed his own son endorsing the idea that Harris as Joe Biden’s VP pick was “whorendus” — a sickeningly sexulaized term used in a tweet that Eric Trump liked in August before deleting it.

    It’s clear that many Americans still harbor misogyny and fear at the idea of a woman in power, and the Republicans are trying to play on that by portraying Harris as inept, incapable, a bitch, a courtesan and, ridiculously, smug — really anything they can come up with to scare people away or turn them off from the idea of a woman as vice president.

    Harlan Hill, who identifies himself as a member of the Advisory Board of the Trump-Pence campaign, used language to describe Harris in a tweet that was so offensive Fox News said it wouldn’t invite him back. Hill was unrepentant, telling Mediaite: "I stand by the statement that she’s an insufferable power-hungry smug bitch."
    America failed Ferraro and Palin. What can their VP campaigns teach us about sexism?

    When it comes to the anti-Kamala commentary, it’s as if #MeToo never happened. With less than a month left until Election Day, it’s open season on attacking the Democratic vice presidential candidate with smears you would think public figures would be ashamed to be associated with.

    Beyond the moral deficiencies of this approach, there are also the practical ones. Do the slurs and sexism actually amount to much at the ballot box? A fascinating 2019 study by researchers at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University asked, “Are Voters Biased Against Female Politicians?” The answers were a mix of reassuring and disconcerting. On the whole, no. But in a major economic downturn, yes.

    “Among participants who viewed the U.S. economy as weak, female candidates were viewed less favorably by a margin of about half a point on [a] seven-point scale,” explained researchers Ryan Lei and Galen Bodenhausen. The study asked participants to rank candidates on the basis of things like credibility, trustworthiness, impressiveness, leadership potential — and electability.

    “[T]ellingly, women were also viewed as less electable when the economy was weak.” Female candidates, they found, were perceived as less adept at handling “masculine” issues,” as the writers put it, such as defense and the economy.

    That means 2020 might be a more difficult year for any female candidate, not just Harris. With 12.6 million Americans unemployed, prospects for U.S. growth dimming and no new stimulus package in sight, there are few encouraging indicators that the worst economic damage of the coronavirus is behind us.

    Here’s another sign that it’s primarily men who dislike Harris: A CNN poll found that women said the Democratic senator was the winner of Wednesday’s debate by a 69 percent to 30 percent margin. Men, in contrast, only slightly favored Harris (48 percent) over Pence (46 percent), though men are more likely to identify as Republicans than Democrats.

    A more insidious — and dangerous — sign that the idea of a woman in power is still something significant numbers of people aren’t comfortable with is the hostility they face as candidates. In 2016 then and in the 2018 midterm elections, more women were elected to Congress than ever before, but they also suffered more severe harassment and threats when running for office, particularly if they were also memories of a minority group, according to The New York Times.

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    https://abc11.com/society/report-29-...avery/6916011/

    UNITED NATIONS -- A new report estimates that 29 million women and girls are victims of modern slavery, exploited by practices including forced labor, forced marriage, debt-bondage and domestic servitude.

    Grace Forrest, co-founder of the Walk Free anti-slavery organization, said Friday that means one in every 130 women and girls is living in modern slavery today, more than the population of Australia.

    "The reality is that there are more people living in slavery today than any other time in human history," she told a U.N. news conference.

    Walk Free defines modern slavery "as the systematic removal of a person's freedom, where one person is exploited by another for personal or financial gain," she said.

    Forrest said the global estimate of one in 130 women and girls living in modern slavery was made based on work by Walk Free, the International Labor Organization and the International Organization for Migration, both U.N. agencies..

    "What this report has shown is that gender stacks the odds against girls from conception throughout their lives," she said.

    According to the report, titled "Stacked Odds," women account for 99% of all victims of forced sexual exploitation, 84% of all victims of forced marriage, and 58% of all victims of forced labor.

    Forrest said the face of modern slavery "has radically changed."

    "We're seeing normalized exploitation in our economy in transnational supply chains and also in migration pathways," she said. "The world's most vulnerable people have been pushed even further into this practice of modern slavery because of COVID-19."

    She said the estimate of women and girls in modern slavery is conservative because it doesn't account for what's happened during the pandemic, which has seen "sharp increases of forced and child marriage and exploited work conditions around the world."

    Forrest said Walk Free and the U.N.'s Every Woman Every Child program are launching a global campaign to demand action to eliminate modern slavery.

    The campaign urges an end to child and forced marriage, which 136 countries have yet to criminalize.

    It urges the elimination of legalized systems of exploitation such as kefala, which legally binds a migrant worker's immigration status to an employer or sponsor for their contract period.

    The campaign also urges transparency and accountability for multinationals.

    "We know that women and girls are experiencing unprecedented levels of exploitation and forced labor in supply chains of the goods we buy and use every day - clothing, coffee, techncology," Forest said.

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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...id=mailsignout

    Iowa prosecutor charged over deportation threats to doctor

    An Iowa prosecutor has been charged with harassment for allegedly threatening to pursue meritless criminal charges against his ex-fiancee, a doctor from Iran, that he warned could cause her deportation.
    In this Oct. 12, 2020 booking photo provided by the Appanoose County Sherrif's Office, in Centerville, Iowa, shows Ryan James McCord. McCord, a former criminal prosecutor in Des Moines County, is charged with harassment for allegedly threatening to pursue meritless criminal charges against his ex-fiancee, a doctor from Iran, that he warned could lead to her deportation. (Appanoose County Sherrif's Office via AP) ? Provided by Associated Press In this Oct. 12, 2020 booking photo provided by the Appanoose County Sherrif's Office, in Centerville, Iowa, shows Ryan James McCord. McCord, a former criminal prosecutor in Des Moines County, is charged with harassment for allegedly threatening to pursue meritless criminal charges against his ex-fiancee, a doctor from Iran, that he warned could lead to her deportation. (Appanoose County Sherrif's Office via AP)

    Ryan McCord, 40, was an assistant Des Moines County attorney in Burlington when he allegedly harassed the woman for months after they ended their relationship, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

    The woman works as a physician at the Great River Medical Center in Burlington on a visa for foreign-born doctors.

    McCord falsely told the woman that he had a pending domestic violence charge against her at the sheriff's office that could be filed if they didn't get back together, the complaint says.

    “The reason I'm not moving forward is because I still have hope in our relationship ... but I could file the charges any time in the next two years,” he allegedly told her in one social media message.

    McCord claimed that she had committed felony assault and that such a case could have consequences for her immigration status, including potential deportation. He also warned he could give her supervisors at the hospital negative information that would damage her employment, the complaint says.

    The woman has denied any violence allegation. Increasingly concerned about McCord's threats, she went to the sheriff's office in August asking whether any charges were pending against her. She ultimately gave details about the alleged harassment to the Division of Criminal Investigation, which took over the case.

    McCord had met with a deputy last year to make allegations against the woman, saying he only wanted to have his claims documented and not investigated, the complaint says. He withdrew the allegations when told that wasn't an option.

    McCord, who prosecuted felonies and other crimes, was fired on Aug. 28, Des Moines County Attorney Lisa Schaefer said. Schaefer would not give the reason for terminating McCord, who had been with the office for one year.

    Elizabeth Garvish, an immigration attorney representing the hospital and the woman, said the threat of arrest or charges would not impact anyone’s immigration status. She said once must be convicted of a crime for there to be consequences.

    She said the doctor was providing a “wonderful service to our country” by serving patients in an underserved region and was shaken up by the situation.

    “If you are an immigrant during the Trump administration, when people start throwing the word ‘deportation’ around, it’s a threat. It’s scary for people,” she said. “Immigrants feel unwanted in our country right now.”

    The harassment also included repeated phone calls from a restricted phone number and an in-person visit by McCord to her apartment, the complaint says.

    McCord did not return email and phone messages seeking comment. He told investigators that he “probably” had made statements that could be construed as threats to the woman's immigration status, employment and criminal record.

    Authorities arrested McCord on Monday in Centerville, where he has since moved. He was booked at the county jail and released after posting $500 bond. The third-degree harassment charge is a simple misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail.

    In court filings Tuesday, McCord entered a plea of not guilty, demanded a speedy trial and asked for a public defender to represent him.

    To avoid a conflict of interest with Des Moines County, a judge has appointed an Appanoose County prosecutor to handle the case.

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    https://www.5newsonline.com/article/...0-3119af3fc1d3

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas Women's Basketball Coach Mike Neighbors took to social media Wednesday (Oct. 14) to speak out against derogatory comments made against female athletes following remarks made on one of his player's tweets by a Fort Smith radio host.

    "As a women's basketball coach and a father, I am disgusted over how one of my players has been objectified. Women in sports face this type of unfair, misogynistic treatment far too often, and as their coach, and as a man, I condemn the words and actions of anyone who thinks women are not equal to men. Young women all over the world do amazing things every day. The young women on my team, and young women everywhere, deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. And as long as I am around, I will always advocate for this fair treatment," Mike Neighbors said on Twitter.


    His comments are in response to a tweet sent out by redshirt freshman Erynn Barnum. She posted a picture of herself sitting on an announcement table at Bud Walton Arena.

    A radio host for KMAG 99.1 in Fort Smith named Darren Miner, known as Maverick on-air, commented on the tweet with, "Now they just need to install a pole."


    Credit: KFSM
    Maverick sent another set of tweets later apologizing for what he said.


    Credit: KFSM
    5NEWS spoke with Clyde Bass, iHeartMedia Area President, who said that as soon as iHeart became aware of the comment, they knew it was unacceptable and addressed the matter internally. Bass also said the Darren Miner (Maverick) no longer works for KMAG 99.1.

    Director of Athletics at the University of Arkansas Hunter Yuracheck chimed in to show his support for coach Neighbors' comments.

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    Hey JL, misogyny isn't just sexual assault of anyone. Misogyny is to do with women being affected by the behaviour:


    So find somewhere else to post the sexual assault of men threads that you have been posting in here recently. I will move the post about the Los Angeles police officer and bodyguard for Mayor Garcetti to 'Bad Cops'.

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