25 Oct 2018

Symeon The New Theologian Overcame Christian Gender Disadvantage

Origen castrating himself, Empedocles throwing himself in fireChristian men are gender-disadvantaged relative to Christian women. Mary, the first and preeminent Christian disciple, conceived and nurtured Jesus within herself, as all subsequent Christians, including males, were to do. Scripture and Christian tradition figure the Christian Church as feminine — the bride of Christ.[1] The fully masculine man Jesus calls both Christian women and men to love him personally and passionately. With gynocentrism and heterosexuality dominant in human societies, ordinary men tend to be marginalized in the Christian Church and struggle to understand personally God’s passionate love for them. In eleventh-century Byzantium, Symeon the New Theologian understood personally the extreme abasement of God in becoming a male human being. As the revered Trojan epic cycle makes clear, thousands of men’s lives matter less than the life of one beautiful woman Helen. Gyno-idolatry has been prevalent throughout human history. Byzantine society, not surprisingly, was deeply gynocentric, and men’s sexuality was devalued. Symeon probably had his testicles cut off as a youth for career advantage in the Byzantine civil service.[2] Symeon surely understood that God became incarnate as a man, not a woman, to unite the extremes of divinity and humanity as commonly perceived.[3]

U W E, Bristol, Only University In UK With Men’s Officer, Scraps Role After Its Sole Candidate Suffers Harassment

James Knight said that 'with a heavy heart' he was standing downTelegraph caption left: James Knight said that ‘with a heavy heart’ he was standing down

Via Nick, J4MB: This piece in The Telegraph, by a female journalist (what are the chances?):

The only university in the UK with a men’s officer has scrapped the role after the candidate withdrew due to “harassment”. [J4MB: The sole purpose of the speech marks is to denigrate the claim, although the claim is substantiated in the article.]
James Knight put his name forward to be men’s officer at the University of the West of England, but claims he was harassed, and has withdrawn. He was the only candidate in the race.
The University of the West of England told The Telegraph that the position has now been suspended pending review.
The roles of transgender and women’s officers have also been brought in this month.
Knight said he stood to highlight “the poor state of mental health services at UWE” and told a student paper: “I know how deeply mental health issues can run in men and how much of a taboo it can be for men to talk about their mental health.”

Shithouse Of Horrors 5

DoctorRandomercam: It's that new ukulele chick. Well, it's not really new any more, and it's not even Halloween yet. And what is compromise for, if not to make everyone equally unhappy?

Hanna Stotland, Education Consultant, Discusses Crisis Management & Sexual Consent

By : Hanna Stotland presents a unique voice and service. She is an education consultant specializing in crisis management, helping students get back into academia when an event removes them from attendance. Hanna is more pragmatic and realistic than idealistic. Her work involves direct solutions for individual students, rather than broad-scale institutional change. We need people like that.
As we might suspect, over the past several years her work has involved students suspended or expelled after being accused of sexual assault. She doesn’t get involved in who was guilty. In all fairness, in 99% of situations there no way for her to know, and no way for the school to know, either. Schools generally manage individual disciplinary problems from a risk management perspective – at times a political perspective – rather than a justice or human rights perspective. We know this because if they really cared about justice or human rights we would see a lot more due process in university hearings.
Consequently, their conclusions should generally be disregarded as indicative of guilt or innocence.

Misandric Sex Bias In Criminal Justice

Orwellian feminist “some-animals-are-more-equal-than-others” version of equality
1. Motivation  
I had not intended to return to this issue, having addressed it previously on a number of occasions (here and here and here and here and here). But my attention was drawn to a recent academic publication which sparked my interest again. The paper in question was authored by Carly Lightowlers and published in the British Journal of Criminology on 19 October 2018. The purpose of the work was to investigate the effects of intoxication in exacerbating punishment for assault offences, and how this varies according to sex. Its opening sentences are,
At the time of writing, the UK Government is due to produce a female offenders strategy. Underpinned by conceptions of social and distributive justice and a resounding consensus with the recommendations from the Corston report, it is broadly recognized that responses to women’s offending ought to be gender-specific, respond sensitively to the needs of women and divert them away from custody.”