NHS rules on single sex wards lead to discrimination against men with eating disorders

Men with eating disorders are suffering discrimination because of NHS same sex ward rules, research suggests.

A study of 26 UK hospitals treating the condition found four had stopped admitting male patients entirely, in a bid to comply with Department of Health guidelines.

The rules, drawn up in 2010, say male and female patients should not be housed on the same wards, in a bid to protect patient dignity.

But the new study suggests that men suffering from eating disorders are getting worse access to care, because hospitals are prioritising single sex wards for female patients.

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/dont-look-anorexic-struggle-eating-disorder-others-cant-see/

Black lieutenant who mocked white officer’s interracial relationship claiming that men only liked her because she looked like a Kardashian is sued for $15m

A white police officer has taken legal action against a black lieutenant whom she claims made a slew of racially and sexually offensive remarks regarding her interracial relationship and other related matters.

The New York Daily News reported Tuesday that Vanessa Weinbel filed a $15million notice of claim at the city controller’s office against Lt. Rasheena Huffman, who is employed at the Police Service Area 9 in Queens.

The lieutenant – who learned about the 33-year-old officer’s black boyfriend in July 2016 – allegedly told her that men of color are only interested in her because she has the look of a ‘Kardashian chick.’

Huffman also allegedly made sexist remarks about Weinbel’s backside and suggested she was trying to seduce male colleagues by wearing tight-fitting attire to showcase her ample asset.

Huffman allegedly warned the officer that if she had a daughter with her boyfriend, she ‘wouldn’t be able to comb her hair.’

The claim states that Huffman told her their children would be ‘confused’ and ‘messed up because they won’t know who they are or where they came from,’ Weinbel told the Daily News.

In September 2016, the lieutenant allegedly went so far as to tell Weinbel a scare story in the news about a white man who stabbed an interracial couple.

Huffman’s allegedly told Weinbel that she is lucky she wasn’t victim to such an attack.

‘The only thing they hate worse than black people are interracial relationships,’ Huffman allegedly said.

 

‘They’re tired of seeing black men with white women… so you should consider yourself lucky because you probably would’ve been shot up first.’

Weinbel told the newspaper she wants Huffman to be held accountable for the workplace harassment she has accused her of.

‘No one should be subjected to treatment like this,’ Weinbel said, while adding that she was ‘sick and humiliated by the comments and ‘shocked that someone could think of these kind of things.

‘I don’t really look at anything as color’ and ‘to hear that coming out of anyone’s mouth was disgusting.’

The NYPD reportedly had been been informed about the remarks previously when the officer filed a complaint in the equal opportunity office.

Weinbel’s lawyer, Eric Sanders, said the department however ‘turned a blind eye’ and suggested there was not enough evidence to back up her claims.

DailyMail.com reached out to the department for comment Tuesday evening.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6061603/White-NYPD-officer-sues-black-lieutenant-racially-offensive-remarks.html

The Real Reason Behind the #metoo Movement

The Real Reason Behind the #metoo Movement

Jules Didlio

As a woman, I would like to put in my two cents on how I feel about the #metoo movement.  My view is probably the opposite of the majority of women.  When I first started noticing the #metoo movement on Facebook, I was already annoyed. Almost every girl that I’m friends with on Facebook put their status as #metoo. So I looked in to what the hell this meant. It is supposed to mean that they have been assaulted by a man or men. Alright…well isn’t that supposed to be a private matter? Why are they exploiting their sexual past?

Me too

At the start of the #metoo movement, it had a clear purpose and the women probably weren’t lying.  Then, it started to become a trend that every girl wanted to say they were a part of but were clearly lying.

Not to be judgmental, but another thing I noticed about…

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Uploading Toronto transit to the province would benefit the city: Ford

The Ontario government says it would be a benefit to Toronto if the province took over the city’s transit system, something Premier Doug Ford promised to do during the spring election campaign.

Ford says his government will deliver on its pledge to create a regional transportation system, but will first consult with Toronto and other municipalities in the area.

The premier says the Toronto Transit Commission has done well in operating the system but he believes others can build subways more efficiently.

The Progressive Conservative election platform proposed to upload responsibility for building and maintaining new and existing subway lines to the province, while allowing the city to operate the subway system and keep the revenue it generates.

https://www.680news.com/2018/08/15/ontario-ttc/

Pickle ice cream and steak eclairs: CNE unveils this year’s wacky treats

TORONTO – Chocolate-banana steak eclairs, pickle ice cream, fried frog legs and s’more fried chicken sandwiches are among the crazy gastronomic concoctions revealed before the Canadian National Exhibition opens in Toronto on Friday.

The annual summer carnival is known for its wacky foods and the selection for this year’s event that was unveiled Wednesday is proving to be no different.

The eclair is a mix of sweet and savoury, with a piece of steak accompanied by provolone cheese, banana slices, chocolate sauce and whipped cream — all wrapped in a donut.

Besides the pickle ice cream, the CNE says other unusual frozen flavours will be on offer, including creme de la corn, which is served with a fresh piece of corn on the cob, and curry coconut, which is served in a coconut shell.

Those with finer taste can have the vanilla ice cream dessert covered in chocolate and edible 24-karat gold leaves.

Another rich choice is a mega-sized burger with maple bacon, peameal bacon, Canadian cheddar, onion rings, jalapenos, lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayo — all in an edible golden bun.

The CNE also did not forget Toronto sports fans with the “Blue Jay Nest” — a waffle bowl stuffed with vanilla ice cream, pretzels, popcorn, caramel drizzle, cotton candy and a donut decorated like a baseball.

Other usual treats include deep-fried wine and cheese, deep-fried Ferrero Rocher and cotton candy ice cream burritos.

https://www.680news.com/2018/08/15/pickle-ice-cream-and-steak-eclairs-cne-unveils-this-years-wacky-treats/