“News that a university lecturers’ union has banned straight, white men from attending their equality conferences in a bid to create “safe spaces” is deeply depressing.
Surely UCU can see the irony of hosting an equality conference where – as George Orwell wrote – some are more equal than others?” https://heatst.com/uk/straight-white-men-banned-from-equality-conference/
And this was the city Frank Sinatra sang about?!
“New York City has just enacted strict anti-discrimination guidelines in order to cater to less than one percent of the city’s population that is transgender or “gender non-conforming.”
The new guidelines released by the New York City Commission on Human Rights prohibit employers, landlords, and business owners from:
- “Intentionally failing to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun or title,” such as using a so-called dead name
- Refusing to allow a transgender individual from using the restroom that he or she feels he or she should be entitled to use by virtue of his or her gender identity
- Enforcing gender-specific dress codes
- “Failing” to provide health benefits that cover “gender-affirming care” and “reasonable accommodations” for individuals undergoing “gender transition”
According to the official website for the city, “Violations of the New York City Human Rights Law could result in civil penalties of up to $125,000 for violations, and up to $250,000 for violations that are the result of willful, wanton, or malicious conduct. There is no limit to the amount of compensatory damages the Commission may award to a victim of discrimination.” http://www.mrctv.org/blog/
“New Orleans police are hot on the scent of a man accused of stealing 30 air fresheners from a Family Dollar store.
Surveillance footage caught the alleged thief putting the items into a bag and then walking out of the store with out paying for the merchandise, which was valued at more than $200.
Maybe he’s friends with the couple who stole $1,200 worth of teeth whitening strips, or maybe he just loves to surround himself with great-smelling air.
Either way, if you have any information about this smellifter, call Crimestoppers and receive your $2,500 reward. Is it just us, or does that seem like a large sum for an air freshener heist?”