‘Alarming’ trans activist’s top-optional youth swim event not cleared to proceed

The event, which was proposed by controversial B.C. Human Rights Tribunal complainant Jessica Yaniv, formerly known as Jonathan Yaniv, would allow the youth to be “topless (at their leisure), in compliance with the laws of Canada” and would prohibit parents and caretakers from attending.

“Caretakers will be prohibited from attending these events as it’s considered safe and inclusive,” wrote Yaniv to council.

Yaniv is not one to shy away from the spotlight.

She is also running (and fundraising) for 2019 Miss BC.

“Being part of the LGBTQQIP2SAA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, 2-spirited, asexual, and allies community), it’s important to take a stand for equality and human rights,” wrote Yaniv on her online fundraiser.

Source: ‘Alarming’ trans activist’s top-optional youth swim event not cleared to proceed | Vancouver Is Awesome

The role of social media and sexual trauma cannot be ignored in conversations about ‘mental illness’

The current online world creates an inherently traumatizing developmental environment for young people, due both to its glamorization of sexual objectification, as well as the way users are inundated by online pornography.

It’s clear that current interventions to improve mental health are not adequately addressing the underlying causes of mental illness and suicidality for young people today. In fact, psychological science as a whole has a long history of failing to address the insidious and widespread impacts of trauma, particularly sexual trauma — which so often underlies suicidality and mental illness.

Consider that not too long ago, psychiatric authorities deemed childhood sexual abuse a positive experience. To quote the 1974 edition of the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, “Incestuous activity diminishes the subject’s chance of psychosis and allows for a better adjustment to the outside world.” While incest was deemed acceptable, homosexuality was a diagnosable mental disorder, and women could be considered mentally ill if they “disobeyed” their husbands.

The denial of traumatic sexual experience and its lifelong impact heralds from a much earlier era. In 1896, Sigmund Freud, one of psychology’s best known forefathers, first presented on the sexual abuse of girls, arguing that it was both widespread and the most significant cause of later trauma (then termed hysteria) in women. However, because his paper implied that many men of “good reputation” were in fact perpetrators of abuse, he received significant backlash. On this basis, Freud not only recanted his paper, but replaced it with the theory of the “Oedipus complex” — that is, the notion that girls invent sexual fantasies about their fathers. Freud’s theory hallmarked the beginning of a theme that continues to influence the collective consciousness today: victim-blaming and the discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of abuse.

Source: The role of social media and sexual trauma cannot be ignored in conversations about ‘mental illness’

Why woke men fear real feminism

Why is anti-feminism always assumed to be a domain of the Right? Clearly, the far-Right hates feminism, because its members hate women and consider us inferior and good for nothing but breeding, cleaning and sex, but most young people in the UK today are on the Left. How then, is the current wave of mainstream misogyny being fed by the alt-Right?

I would wager that a hatred of feminists in the current climate is being fuelled by leftist men who claim to be “on the right side of history” but are, in fact, misogynists dressed up as progressives.

There is a war against feminists in the UK, and the so-called progressives are the ones throwing the grenades.

I have been told by women from a range of backgrounds and circumstances that they feel under pressure to sign up to fun feminism, support “sex work”, stripping, porn, and to chant the mantra, “trans women are women!” They are being groomed into hating actual feminism, and adopting a faux-version that does not challenge men at all.

Male Left-wing misogynists who hate feminism are too cowardly and inadequate to be open about it, and would rather rebrand feminism to suit them.

Men on the Right are not, in my view, ever going to be feminist allies, but nothing is as pernicious as a sheep in woke clothing.

Source: Why woke men fear real feminism – UnHerd

Why is Aimee Challenor still advising Stonewall?

Aimee Challenor, former spokesperson for the UK Green Party and current Diversity Officer for the Coventry Liberal Democrats is about to marry a gentleman from Michigan who writes pornographic fiction about children and “mind control.”

How do we know this? Because someone posted the accusation on Mumsnet and the budding author, Nathaniel Knight, cheerfully owned up to it on Twitter.

Aimee Challenor is still — still — on the trans advisory board at Stonewall, an influential charity which advises many organizations with responsibilities for children, including the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

Despite the fact that Challenor’s father was charged for an unspeakably dreadful and depraved crime, Aimee continued to use him as an election agent. David Challenor is currently serving a 20+ year sentence for raping and torturing a 10-year-old girl in the attic of the family home.

As social workers often point out, it only takes a few people to groom an organization — or, in this case, a whole movement — and people like David Challenor see the destruction of safeguarding norms as a way to normalize sexual practices and exploitation of children that would ordinarily attract a criminal sanction.

Source: Why is Aimee Challenor still advising Stonewall?

How do convicted child sex offenders get working with children checks?

A Victorian man convicted of raping a 14 year old boy in a public toilet in 1996 has successfully obtained a working with children check.

The Herald Sun reported that back in 1996 after being raped, the young boy immediately went to police and reported the crime. The defendant who was 30 at the time, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty.

He was convicted but received a wholly suspended nine month sentence so he didn’t spend any time in jail for the crime.

He now wants to work with disabled children and despite his initial application for a WWCC being rejected, he successfully appealed to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

The average number of victims for one paedophile is twenty. The Herald Sun headline “One-off Molester can work with kids” is potentially very misleading and suggests the boy being raped was simply a case of misfortune and likely not to happen again. There is nothing to suggest this at all apart from the fact that there have been no additional charges.

Re-offending rates are high for male paedophiles at 21% within 5 years of the first offence and 25% at 20 years. And these are conservative figures, there have been studies showing reoffending rates as high as 67%.

Source: How do convicted child sex offenders get working with children checks?

Feds agree to $900M settlement over military sexual misconduct class action (Canada)

The federal government has reached a deal worth $900 million to compensate the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces, Global News has learned.

The settlement comes more than four years after former Supreme Court justice Marie Deschamps released a landmark report identifying what she called an “underlying sexualized culture” in the military that was hostile to women and LGBTQ2 members.

 

Source: Feds agree to $900M settlement over military sexual misconduct class action | Globalnews.ca

Women warned you: Yaniv’s human rights case is the inevitable result of gender identity ideology

Women warned the media, politicians, activists, and the public about the repercussions of gender identity ideology and legislation, and now that those repercussions are being played out in real time, those warned remain silent.

Source: Women warned you: Yaniv’s human rights case is the inevitable result of gender identity ideology

Women in jail endured group strip searches. L.A. County to pay $53 million to settle suit

L.A. County agreed to pay $53 million to settle a class action lawsuit over search practices at the Sheriff’s Department’s Century Regional Detention Facility.

The inmates, some of whom were menstruating, were told to remove their clothes and lift and spread their body parts, in full view of one another. Deputies yelled degrading comments and profanities as they made their orders. Some laughed.

A judge found the invasiveness of the strip searches — that the women had to expose their genitals in large groups, without any privacy — violated their 4th Amendment rights. Now thousands of former inmates, including Almaraz, are eligible to collect a share of a $53-million settlement as part of an agreement filed Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit.

Source: Women in jail endured group strip searches. L.A. County to pay $53 million to settle suit – Los Angeles Times

Middlesbrough councillor accused of nine child sex offences resigns from Conservative party

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: “30-year-old David Smith has been charged with nine counts of sexual activity with a child. He is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 7 August.”

Since his election, Cllr Smith made headlines when he successfully petitioned Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston to trial gender-neutral toilets at Middlesbrough Council .

Source: Middlesbrough councillor accused of nine child sex offences resigns from Conservative party – Teesside Live