Three of these are myths…do you know which ones? H/T Pleated Jeans
A new study suggests that women’s stronger immune systems could help them outlive men.
The immune system, also known as the lymphatic system, is the human body’s first defense against disease and infection. It’s made up of organs and tissue that produce and carry sickness-fighting white blood cells.
“It is so broad that it turns every single student and every single faculty member on campus, at least arguably, into harassers,” warns Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). He’s talking about sweeping speech codes just imposed by the Departments of Justice and Education on virtually every college campus in the United States.
The new mandate was revealed in a letter from the DOJ and DOE to the University of Montana that states “sexual harassment should be more broadly defined as ‘any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature,” including “verbal conduct.” The new rules apply to all colleges and universities receiving any sort of federal money, including Pell grants, federally backed student loans, and more. The letter contends the conduct in question need not be offensive to an “objectively reasonable person of the same gender in the same situation.” That means that there is effectively no check on what might count as harassment. Course materials, overheard comments, stupid jokes – it’s all potentially actionable.
Lukianoff, the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, hopes that “this is the last straw that causes the universities themselves to start pushing back against this ridiculous over-regulation.” H/T Reason.TV
A hot delivery man ignores all the sexy ladies to make out with a nerdy assistant. Skyfilm Studio created this 2001 advertisement to promote the Hungarian lottery and show that winning the lottery is more likely to happen than this situation. H/T CulturePub
The bikini jelly party held every year at Great Britain’s Cambridge University has been cancelled this year. The all-male drinking society, the Wyverns, usually recruits two female students to wrestle with each other, and the winner receives money as a prize.
Psychologist Jeffrey Gardere discusses the emotional and physical trauma suffered by Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight after being held hostage for around 10 years in Cleveland.
Violinist Nigel Kennedy tells how fellow students at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey told him they were abused by the musical director, amid claims that teachers had sexual relations with pupils in Great Britain’s five elite music schools. Ciaran Jenkins reports for Channel 4.
“It’s a Knockout” host Stuart Hall is about to join Jimmy Savile and a handful of other celebrities that have managed to ruin our childhood.
Hall, a veteran BBC broadcaster has pleaded guilty to sexual assaulting 13 girls between the ages of nine to 17 over a period of 18 years. One victim told reporters she finally found the strength to come forward after the Jimmy Savile scandal broke. The woman, who is going by the name Amy to keep her privacy intact, believes Hall should, “die behind bars.” H/T Next Media Animation