The University of Wisconsin, Madison raked in close to $50 million in mandatory student fees in back-to-back fiscal years, according to an in-depth Campus Reform analysis.
Students shelled out $48,304,995.37 in mandatory fees in fiscal year 2017, and are set to pay $50,009,977.94 in fiscal year 2018, a 3.53 percent increase.
Of the roughly $1.5 million that is allocated toward student organizations with a discernible political leaning, Campus Reform found that left-leaning organizations receive 95 percent, compared to just 4.5 percent for right-leaning groups.
This means that each student pays an estimated $7.60 towards leftist causes each fiscal year, and just $0.36 towards conservative groups, with another $3.08 going to diversity-themed organizations.
Conventional wisdom suggests that women usually kill their spouses in self defence or as a final, desperate reaction to chronic battery, the burning-bed syndrome that is sometimes cited as a defence in murder trials. A new Canadian study, however, suggests that barely a quarter of husband-killers are victims of domestic abuse, less than half suffer from any identified psychological problem, and fewer still have had trouble with police.
The majority of the slayings – perpetrated by knife, gun and strangulation — appear generally unheralded, suggests the analysis of 20 years of Quebec homicide files.
“Women rarely gave a warning before killing their mates,” concluded the study, co-authored by Dr. Dominique Bourget, a forensic psychiatrist at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. “In the vast majority of cases of women who killed their mates, there were very few indicators that might have signalled the risk and helped predict the violent, lethal behaviour.”
Women who end their partners’ lives have been an under-examined group, the researchers note, given they represent a minority of the total partner homicides. Almost 80% of the 738 spousal killings in Canada between 2000 and 2009 were committed by men, who the study said are also responsible almost exclusively for bloody massacres where children, as well as the partner, are murdered in one act.
Working in conjunction with the Quebec coroners’ office, the Royal Ottawa researchers pored over the files of the 276 spousal homicides in the province between 1991 and 2010, 42 of which, or 15%, were carried out by the female partner. The information included the coroner’s report, police records and autopsy results and medical charts.
Although 35% of the male victims had a history of at least one act of past violence, the researchers say they found evidence that just 26% of the women had been physically abused by their partners. That differs markedly from the findings of a 1989 American study that indicated almost all women who committed spousal homicides did so in an environment of domestic violence — and a Canadian paper from the same period that attributed the motives for most such killings to self defence, notes the study, just published in the journal Behavioural Sciences and the Law.
To Don Dutton, a UBC psychology professor who has examined domestic violence for decades, the results of the new study are no surprise, despite what he called an erroneous understanding of “intimate-partner” assault that continues to prevail in society.
“We’ve got a stereoptye about domestic violence … that the oppressor or perpetrator is the male and when female violence happens, it’s a reaction against male violence,” he said. “The stereotype is so strong, that when you look at the actual data, you’re shocked.”
Prof. Dutton, author of the book Rethinking Domestic Violence, suggested that such assumptions evolved from the feminist view that family violence was a socio-political act of “patriarchal men suppressing women.” He argues instead that personality disorders in both male and female offenders better explain family violence than do social norms.
Prof. Dutton, not involved in the Quebec research, cited a number of studies in the United States that concluded the most common type of domestic violence was not abuse of women by men, but “bilateral” violence where both spouses hurt each other with similar severity.
The Quebec review also found that just over one in five of the women had documented psychiatric conditions such as major depression or schizophrenia, though a similar number suffered from acute intoxication at the time of the homicide, the research indicates.
Only three of the women were known to have had contact with the police or the justice system previously because of violent behaviour and there was evidence of just two having seen a psychologist or psychiatrist for depression or psychosis.
About 14% of the women tried suicide or succeeded in killing themselves, compared to 45% of the male murders.
About half the female spouses used a knife to do in their partner, 35% committed the deed with a gun, while two women strangled the man and one used a blunt instrument.
A larger percentage of the male killers than women strangled, bludgeoned or beat their spouses to death, as opposed to using a knife or gun.
The agency also said the firm had falsely claimed its products had been used by the US army in Afghanistan.
Ms Holmes will lose control of the firm and be fined $500,000.
An SEC official called the fallout an “important lesson for Silicon Valley”.
“Innovators who seek to revolutionise and disrupt an industry must tell investors the truth about what their technology can do today – not just what they hope it might do someday,” said Jina Choi, director of the SEC’s San Francisco regional office.
Theranos was founded in 2003 when Ms Holmes was only 19, and sought to develop an innovative blood testing device.
The firm said its Edison device could test for conditions such as cancer and cholesterol with only a few drops of blood from a finger-prick, rather than taking vials from a vein.
In 2015 Forbes magazine estimated Ms Holmes’ wealth at $4.5bn
However, in the same year reports in the Wall Street Journal suggested the devices were flawed and inaccurate.
By 2016 Forbes had revised its estimates of Ms Holmes’ fortune to “nothing”.
The charges were brought against Theranos and its former president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani as well as Ms Holmes.
The SEC plans to bring a case against Mr Balwani.
The regulator alleged that Theranos, Ms Holmes and Mr Balwani made a series of false and misleading statements in investor presentations, product demonstrations and interviews.
It said: “Theranos, Holmes, and Balwani claimed that Theranos’ products were deployed by the US Department of Defence on the battlefield in Afghanistan and on medevac helicopters and that the company would generate more than $100m in revenue in 2014.
“In truth, Theranos’ technology was never deployed by the US Department of Defence and generated a little more than $100,000 in revenue from operations in 2014…
“In truth, according to the SEC’s complaint, Theranos’ proprietary analyser could complete only a small number of tests, and the company conducted the vast majority of patient tests on modified and industry-standard commercial analysers manufactured by others.”
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is a blockbuster and Kartik Aaryan is finally a star. While the film was slammed as misogynist, Aaryan doesn’t fear being labelled as one. He even claims he would do the same (as Sonu did to Titu) to his real life best friend.
Asked if he would destroy his best friend’s marriage the way he’s shown to do in the film, Kartik says, “I wouldn’t say Sunny destroyed his friend’s marriage. I’d say he protected his best friend from a gold digger.And yes, I’d do the same if push comes to shove. I don’t fear being judged as a misogynist. Because that’s my character Sonu they are judging, not me, Thankfully the audience is flocking to see the film without getting judgmental about the gender equations in the film.
“Would I do another ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety?” I’d do it as many times as Luv Ranjan wants me to.” the actor added.
“More than my own happiness it’s my mother’s happiness that makes me happy. I was with my mother at a mall when our car was suddenly surrounded by people. Initially she loved seeing her son getting mobbed. Then the crowds started swelling and they began to push and shove and tilt the car. My mom’s joy turned into anxiety,” the actor said.
It has been an anxious time of waiting for Kartik. He had the looks and the dancing and acting schools. And yet success had been delayed. “When Pyaar Ka Punchnaama released ,it became the sleeper hit of 2011 and my long monologue on what women want, became a rage and I thought I had arrived. But no, God had other plans. It’s finally happening with SKTKS. And you know that? I am glad it’s taken its own sweet time to come my way.Imagine if I had become an overnight where would I have gone from there?” the actor wonders.
Kartik can’t stop thanking his director. “Luv Ranjan stood by me through all these years. It takes a lot of guts to stand by someone you believe in when that someone is not a big star.He very clearly told producers it’s me and Nushrat Bharucha and no one else. I wonder where I’d have been in this lonely city without someone to believe in my talent.”
Not that he would have ever given up. “I believed in myself. You have to believe in yourself only then can you expect others to believe in you.”
And now when it’s finally happening, Kartik is overjoyed. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the attention. I’ve waited long for this. I now have an insane number of scripts to read. The offers are juicy and tempting. But I intend to move forward carefully. I don’t want to get carried away.”
Kartik has his mother to share his happiness with. “In fact as I speak to you, I’m on the way to receive her from the airport. She keeps coming from our home in Gwalior to visit me here in Mumbai. And since she’s my best friend I’ve nothing to hide from her,not even beer bottles to push under the bed when she comes home, because I don’t drink.Haan, gande kapde chupaata hoon (I hide unwashed clothes from her). But she immediately knows, because the apartment looks too clean when she visits.”
One ambition this year? “To buy a bigger home so that my family can move in with me. Right now, my best friend (his mother) has to keep shuttling between Mumbai and Gwalior because my father and sister are in Gwalior. I want all of us to stay together in Mumbai. It’s my one dream this year. It would be so nice to have my own family to come home to every day.”
The artistic director of English National Ballet has been accused of hypocrisy after embarking on an affair with a lead dancer – after banning ballerinas from having flings with co-stars.
Tamara Rojo, 43, is in an 18-month long relationship with boyfriend Isaac Hernandez, 27, who is her subordinate and a senior dancer at the company.
But she has come under fire after she allegedly told ball master, Jose Martin, that he could not remain with the company and be in a relationship with dancer, Kerry Birkett.
Mr Martin and Ms Birkett left the publicly funded company in 2013 and got married.
A source told The Times that they had heard Ms Rojo say in reference to Mr Martin that she considered it ‘unprofessional’ for artistic staff to be in a relationship with a dancer.
Another source told the newspaper there was a perception of double standards. They said: ‘That was definitely something I witnessed — she tells you an expectation or gives you a rule, but then her own people are just breaking them.’
Employees said they also felt uncomfortable about Ms Rojo’s relationship with Mr Hernández because of a perceived conflict of interest, but the couple denied this.
TORONTO, March 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Jordan Peterson, an authority on the psychology of religion and myth, may love stories, but he’s not so keen on propaganda. And as far as he’s concerned, Disney’s Frozen is propaganda.
“I could barely sit through Frozen,” Peterson told Time magazine. “There was an attempt to craft a moral message and to build the story around that, instead of building the story and letting the moral message emerge.”
“It was the subjugation of art to propaganda, in my estimation.”
Peterson explained that classic fairy tales have an underlying dynamic of archetypes (symbols expressing human psychology), and this aspect was completely missing from Disney’s “modern fable.”
In his bestselling 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, Peterson praises Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid, for their attention to the “masculine” symbol of consciousness.
Observing what happens to Sleeping Beauty because her parents shelter her too much from “the dangerous and dark side of reality”, Peterson writes that by puberty the girl is still “unconscious.”
“The masculine spirit, her prince, is both a man who could save her, by tearing her from her parents, and her own consciousness, trapped in a dungeon by the machinations of the dark side of femininity.”
The dark side of femininity is represented by the Evil Queen, who turns into the “Dragon of Chaos” itself.
“The symbolic masculine defeats her with truth and faith, and finds the princess, whose eyes he opens with a kiss.”
Peterson concedes that some would object that a woman does not need a man to rescue her, an objection he found in “Disney’s more recent and deeply propagandistic Frozen.” The professor suspects a woman really does need it, however, at very least if she wants or has a child and thus needs masculine aid and support.
That said, Peterson believes the real point of the ancient story of “Sleeping Beauty “is that a woman needs consciousness to be rescued and “consciousness is symbolically masculine and has been since the beginning of time.”
“The Prince could be a lover, but he could also be a woman’s own attentiveness, clarity of vision, and tough-minded independence,” the psychologist writes. “These are masculine traits–in actuality, as well as symbolically, as men are actually less tender-minded and agreeable than women, on average, and less susceptible to anxiety and emotional pain” (page 324).
Peterson goes on in the chapter to describe Disney’s The Little Mermaidapprovingly, for there too both the goodness and darkness of femininity are acknowledged and masculine consciousness wins the day.
In his interview with Time, Peterson explained that the the genre of folk tales to which Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid belong goes back 13,000 years. Far from being propaganda, such “properly balanced” stories provide an equal representation of the negative and positive attributes of a being.
“In the propagandistic story, you don’t see that,” Peterson explained. “You see the darkness all being in one place and the light all being in one place.”
Peterson, whose advice is helping a generation of young men find their way in increasingly anti-male western society, particularly objected to the sudden transformation of “a perfectly good guy” in Frozen into “a villain without any character development.”
In a lecture about the psychological dynamics of Sleeping Beauty, Peterson called Frozen an “appalling piece of rubbish.” He believes that Frozen was written merely to counter the age-old story of the rescuing prince.
“Well, you think, how sexist can you get? Well, seriously, that’s the way that [“Sleeping Beauty”] would be read in the modern world: ‘She doesn’t need a prince to rescue her!’,” he mimicked, throwing his arms about in mockery of this view. “That’s why Disney made Frozen, that absolutely appalling piece of rubbish.”
Peterson argued that it was wrong to read “Sleeping Beauty”–or anything else–as “patriarchal.”
“Really,” he said, “we can do better than that, man.”
Frozen, a hit with little girls throughout the English-speaking world, is believed by some LGBT activists to be “metaphor” for secret homosexuality, and speculation is rife that its heroine will be “outed” as a lesbian in a forthcoming sequel.
There is ample evidence of sexual relations, from rapes to what appear to be relatively symbiotic romantic partnerships, between white slave masters and black women in the Antebellum South. Much rarer were sexual relations between white women and black slave men, yet they too occurred. Using an intersectional socio-historical analysis, this paper explores the factors that contributed or may have contributed to the incidence of sexual encounters between elite white women and slave men, the powerdynamics embedded in them, and their implications in terms of sexual consent. The paper demonstrates how upper-class white women who engaged in these relationships used sex as an instrument of power, simultaneously perpetuating both white supremacy and patriarchy.