Rejig of Legco seats proposed

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=157246&sid=44523521&con_type=1&d_str=20150522&fc=8

Hong Kong Island will lose one seat and Kowloon West gain one under a proposed remapping of the geographical constituencies for next year’s Legislative Council election.

Electoral Affairs Commission chairman Barnabas Fung Wah said politics played no part in the remapping.

The commission yesterday released for public consultation its provisional recommendations on the boundaries and names of geographical constituencies for the 2016 election.

Hong Kong Island loses a seat as its population has dropped by 2.15 percent from 1,295,800 people to 1,268,000, while that for Kowloon West has increased by 5.57 percent to 1,140,000 from 1,081,700.

The commission proposes to allocate six seats each to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon West.

It will also allocate five seats to Kowloon East and nine seats each for the New Territories West and New Territories East.

After allocating 33 of the 35 seats, the remaining two were allocated to the New Territories East and Kowloon West, according to the commission’s current procedure.

Chinese University political commentator Ivan Choy Chi- keung said the change could see Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker Wong Kwok-hing failing to making the cut.

“[The remapping] will directly endanger Wong’s position,” he said.

But Choy also said the Democratic Party’s Hong Kong Island lawmaker Sin Chung-kai might not take part in the election next year and that younger party candidates might find it difficult to defend his seat.

Choy said it is hard to predict the island’s election results because there are too many factors in play, such as Jasper Tsang Yok-sing’s retirement from Legco and Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee’s possible bid for the chief executive election.

KENNETH LAU

Lesbian Harassment in College? Lawsuit Alleges ‘Sexually Charged’ Hazing

http://theothermccain.com/2015/05/21/lesbian-harassment-in-college-lawsuit-alleges-sexually-charged-hazing/

Earlier this month, St. Joseph’s University announced it had suspended its women’s softball program after “a parent and student came forward in late March, alleging freshman had been forced to drink alcohol and engage in sexual conduct when they joined the team in the fall.” Four players were suspended in April after reports of what Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI-TV called “allegations too graphic to be outlined.” Now a former player has filed a federal lawsuit:

A former softball player at St. Joseph’s University claims in a lawsuit that she endured sexually charged hazing so bad that she contemplated suicide and was forced to quit the team.
The federal lawsuit by the unidentified plaintiff against the university and softball coach Terri Adams alleges “a widespread and well-known culture of abusive and sexually charged hazing” on the team.
The plaintiff alleges that during a weeklong hazing period in 2013, the player was subjected to demeaning behavior such as being forced to perform a sexually lewd dance, to ask and answer sexual questions and tell sexual stories. She alleges that she saw other freshman players forced to simulate sex acts. . . .
The lawsuit alleges that throughout her freshman year and continuing into her sophomore year, she was given demeaning nicknames, harassed and belittled and was “often reduced to tears and began having suicidal thoughts.” She said she was eventually forced to quit the team.
The suit alleges that officials were aware of the activities and intimidated and threatened her for trying to draw attention to them.

(Hat tip: Lead and Gold on Twitter.)

Anybody who knows anything about women’s collegiate sports knows how prevalent lesbianism is among female varsity athletes. So the “culture of abusive and sexually charge hazing” was lesbian hazing, and the “sex acts” players were “forced to simulate” were lesbian sex acts and, while I haven’t seen the full complaint yet, it is entirely reasonable for the reader to assume that the upperclassmen who led the hazing were lesbians, and that the team’s coach is also a lesbian. Yet the word “lesbian” appears nowhere in any of the media coverage of these allegations, because it would be considered homophobic to mention it. Because facts are now hate, you see.

No one in the media dares even suggest the nature of the psychological brutality allegedly inflicted on this girl “subjected to demeaning behavior” and driven to the brink of suicide because, perhaps, she didn’t conform to the “well-known culture” enforced by her lesbian teammates.

This happened at Saint Joseph’s University, a private Catholic school where annual tuition is $40,580. Does anyone imagine that the pious Catholics who founded Saint Joseph’s in 1851 could have imagined such a thing? Or do you suppose that the alumni whose contributions help support this university are aware of what is being taught to Saint Joseph’s students today? The Gender Studies program at the university requires all students minoring in the subject to take “Seminar in Feminist Theories,” and here is the course description:

GEN 200 Seminar in Feminist Theories
This course provides a survey of feminist frameworks for thinking about sex, gender and oppression. The course begins with a consideration of whether the distinction between gender and sex is tenable, what it means to say that a category is socially constructed and how socially constructed categories can be oppressive. Given women’s diversity, the latter part of the course considers critiques of attempts to provide a single systematic feminist framework. This will lead us to rethink the project of feminist theory and consider its possible new directions.

GEN 200 Seminar in Feminist Theories
This course provides a survey of feminist frameworks for thinking about sex, gender and oppression. The course begins with a consideration of whether the distinction between gender and sex is tenable, what it means to say that a category is socially constructed and how socially constructed categories can be oppressive. Given women’s diversity, the latter part of the course considers critiques of attempts to provide a single systematic feminist framework. This will lead us to rethink the project of feminist theory and consider its possible new directions.

UPDATE: Thanks to Stephen Sheiko on Twitter for sending the link to the full federal complaint in Jane Doe v. Saint Joseph’s University, which is an absolutely horrifying document to read. Coach Terri Adams began recruiting this player while the girl was just a sophomore in high school, and repeatedly assured the girl and her parents what a “wholesome” family-oriented Catholic environment SJU provided. The hazing included a letter to freshmen players that made explicit reference to same-sex activity and yet — here’s your kick-in-the-head irony — the plaintiff says that she was later subjected to gaybaiting!

Members of the team told the girl she was a lesbian and should “come out” as such, despite the allegedly “wholesome” Catholic atmosphere that Coach Adams had promised. You will notice that the lawsuit referencesassistant coach Brooke Darreff, who graduated from SJU in 2010 and returned to the university in 2012 as a graduate student to help coach the softball team. What was Coach Darreff’s major? Psychology.

Anybody want to convince me that a 27-year-old psychology graduate student doesn’t know what this kind of sexualized torture of teenage girls is intended to accomplish? Bullshit.

Did SJWs Sean Powell And Jocelyn Galvano-Pickett Help Get A Vermont State Trooper Fired?

Last month, Vermont State Police trooper Jonathan Graham was forced to resign from his job after several “offensive” Facebook posts he made were anonymously reported to his superiors. The Facebook posts in question included jokes about male-to-female transsexual Bruce Jenner as well as supposedly “anti-Muslim” statements. In a letter to the Rutland Herald, Graham’s daughter criticized his forced resignation as “too harsh a punishment” and also explained that their family will be going through hard financial times as a result:

If this can happen to my dad, it can happen to anyone. We now live in a country where stalking police officers on the Internet for “damning” political views is the norm, and any bored media outlet turns it into a circus. Is political correctness worth putting a family through this?

Return of Kings has obtained the names of the anonymous cowards who appear to have ratted Graham out: Sean Powell, a homosexual SJW and IT specialist from Randolph, and Jocelyn Galvano-Pickett, an employee of the state court system in the area where Graham was stationed. Our research combined with interviews of acquaintances of theirs show that Powell and Galvano-Pickett are a pair of disturbed trolls seeking to ruin the lives of anyone who isn’t as left-wing as they are.

As a public service, Return of Kings is yanking the curtain away to reveal the demented SJWs pulling the levers. Sean Powell and Jocelyn Galvano-Pickett are degenerate, fanatical ideologues who teamed up to agitate for a man’s firing because he hurt theirfeelings. By all accounts, Jonathan Graham was an upstanding member of the Vermont State Police and his forced resignation is an injustice that must be rectified.

http://www.returnofkings.com/63981/did-sjws-sean-powell-and-jocelyn-galvano-pickett-help-get-a-vermont-state-trooper-fired