Jewish Author– ‘Let go of the puritanism, Pornography is good for women, leads to less rape and sexual assault’

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UK Government & Catholic Church Claim Children Can “Consent” To Sexual Abuse



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Catholic churches all around the world have been accused of sex scandals, including the Vatican, which has allegedly paid an astonishing $4 billion since 1950 to settle sexual abuse claims. Far too often these stories involve priests taking advantage of their positions of authority in order to sexually abuse people, often children.

More recently, the UK government and the Catholic church have come under public scrutiny for claiming that victims of child sexual abuse “consented” to their rapes in order to avoid compensating the victims. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) establishes which victims get compensated, and they do so by determining whether or not the victim gave consent, even if the victim is a child well under the legal age limit.

The Telegraph reported last month that, according to CICA, “A victim can consent in fact even though in law they may be deemed not to have consented.” That’s right, this government loophole can be used to claim that even though a child may be under the legal age limit, they can still provide consent.

Legal Loophole Preventing Child Sex Victims From Being Compensated

To give you a better picture of how this works, one case that was explained by the charity Victim Support involved a 12-year-old girl who was led into the woods and sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old man while she was intoxicated.

Interestingly enough, despite the fact that the man pled guilty to having sex with a minor, she still wasn’t compensated because she allegedly “gave consent” by “voluntarily” going into the woods with him.

“No child ever gives their ‘consent’ to being abused, and the increased use of this line of defence, although still quite rare, is worrying,” said Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England. “I have contacted the Ministry of Justice previously and again recently about this issue and the Government should look urgently at what can be done to tackle it.”

They also argued that she was able to give consent because she had recently had sex with someone her own age. That’s like saying, “If you consent to someone your own age, you consent to everyone. If you’ve consented in the past, you consent to everyone.” That is not an ethical argument, and we should not be teaching children that this irrational logic is okay.

A Freedom of Information Act request introduced by Victim Support indicated that since this loophole came into fruition in 2012, a total of 693 cases in which child sexual abuse victims came forward were denied compensation by the CICA. Though many of these cases involved children who were 16, some of the victims were much younger.

So, Where Does the Catholic Church Fit Into This?

As it turns out, this loophole most often benefits private schools, religious groups, and the local authorities. For example, lawyers for the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark explained to one of the sexual abuse victims that his rape “actually occurred in the context of a consensual relationship (albeit one the Claimant in retrospect now appears to regret).”

Although this particular case was actually settled to the tune of £80,000, the victim stated that the defence was both insulting and highlighted the fact that he was below the legal age of consent. There’s a legal age limit for a reason, and it’s strange that this law is being bent through the use of another law.

Dino Nocivelli, a specialist child abuse solicitor at Bolt Burdon, explained on Kent Live: “It is time for the church to practise what they preach and to admit their failings, to take account of the damage this has caused to the lives of far too many children and lastly to apologise for the abuse.”

An important question we need to start asking ourselves and the government is: Why are people in authority positions let off the hook for violent crimes? Sexual abuse and rape are not crimes that should go ignored, yet time and time again, higher-ups and government officials are excused from the law.

To name a few examples, we have the Jeffrey Epstein case, in which he was accused of recruiting and forcing dozens of children into an underground network of sex slaves, who served many of the elite members of society, including former American President Bill Clinton.

Epstein owned a private jet, referred to as the “Lolita Express” by mainstream media (MSM), which was used to transport Epstein and his elitist friends to Little St. James, Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands — dubbed “Orgy Island” by the tabloids. Despite all of these allegations and proven facts, he only served approximately one year in jail time.

Former U.S. representative Cynthia McKinney also knew about the government’s relationship to human trafficking, and she actually addressed it in 2005. She grilled Donald Rumsfeld on military contractor DynCorp’s child trafficking business of selling women and children.

Ted Gunderson, former FBI special agent and head of their L.A. office, worked to uncover years’ worth of information on high-level pedophilia, sexual abuse, and satanic rituals performed by the government and the elite (or the cabal). In my opinion, Ted Gunderson is a wonderful place to start your research on this subject. You can read more about that in our CE article here.

Although these examples are outside of the UK, they still speak to how the government provides special treatment when it comes to crimes committed by those in higher social classes.

Final Thoughts

Time and time again, the government allows perpetrators of sexual violence to go unpunished. If we’re not willing to face these issues, regardless of who the perpetrator is, then how will we fix this clear issue within society? Sexual violence is never okay, and we should not be blaming the victims for crimes they were not responsible for.

We need to start treating everyone as equal and extend more compassion to others; only then will we be able to not only improve our judiciary system, but hopefully prevent these crimes from occurring in the first place.

 

 


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The top 12 porn-peddling mainstream companies that facilitate sexual exploitation

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) announced its 2018 “dirty dozen” list naming top facilitators of sexual exploitation in mainstream society.

The list calls out mainstream corporations “which the American people use and interact with every day on a mass scale” but “simultaneously promote or profit from messages of incest, the dehumanization of women, sexual violence, and even racism and child exploitation,” said NCOSE vice president Haley Halverson.

Alongside companies like Amazon, Twitter, and YouTube were the “poster boys of the #MeToo movement” Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Woody Allen, and James Franco. They made the list, which traditionally only names companies, because they “have used their power to both harass and abuse others, in addition to shaping America’s cultural acceptance of sexual exploitation through their professions.”

These Hollywood elites “reflect important themes” of the sexual violence pandemic across the country, said Halverson.

Amazon, for example, sells books depicting “eroticized child nudity,” sex trafficking manuals, and child-like sex dolls. Comcast profits off of incest, teen, and racist-themed pornography and HBO has turned “torture porn into popular entertainment.”

Major K-12 library resource offers hardcore porn

Three entities on the list present a particular danger to young children, the NCOSE warned: EBSCO, Snapchat, and iBooks.

These groups “masquerade as respectable, family-friendly entities,” warned Katherine Blakeman, communications director of NCOSE.

EBSCO Information Services provides online resources to many K-12 private and public school libraries and public libraries. It advertises its services as “curriculum-appropriate,” but “its databases provide easy access to hardcore pornography sites and extremely graphic sexual content.”

Despite removing some sexually explicit content that kindergarteners could access, “there remains an incredible amount of easily accessible sexually explicit material bypassing school filters mixed in with educational material.”

Dawn Hawkins, executive director of NCOSE, told LifeSiteNews that out of 200 schools they contacted, 198 used EBSCO in their libraries. It is widely used in both Canada and the United States and bills itself as one of the world’s largest library resources.

Halverson said the NCOSE would like to see Snapchat allow users to opt out of the sexually explicit content that is available almost daily on its “discover” tab.

Another “dirty dozen” entity that 35 million minors regularly use is the video game service STEAM.

It offers games based on raping women and entire categories of nudity and sexual content video games. They come only with mild warnings at most.

2 million hotel rooms no longer offer on-demand porn

Hawkins said that although making any progress against the “dirty dozen” list can seem daunting, there have been significant victories in the past few years.

Some of the world’s largest companies have stopped facilitating sexually explicit after making it on the “dirty dozen” list.

“If we can change Google, and they can reject profits” from sexually graphic material, “I truly believe that we can change any entity,” said Hawkins.

In the last two years, five major hotel companies have committed to stop selling on-demand pornography in their rooms.  

“This is 2 million hotel rooms that no longer offer on-demand hardcore pornography,” she said.

Below is the full 2018 “dirty dozen” list with the NCOSE’s reasoning for selecting each entity:

  1. Amazon: Amazon. com, the world’s largest online retailer, facilitates the sale of materials that sexualize children and normalize the dehumanization and sexual commodification of women. Such products include eroticized child nudity photography books, sex dolls (many with childlike features,) and books with “how to” instructions for sex trafficking. Amazon Prime also produces original content that normalizes gratuitous sexual violence against women and softcore pornography as mainstream entertainment.
     
  2. Backpage.com: Backpage.com brings the seedy street corners of America’s red-light districts to home computers. As a classified advertising website known as “the hub” for prostitution advertising, Backpage.com serves as a virtual auction block where sex buyers can shop for human beings for sex from the privacy of their home, office, hotel room, or cell phone. Many of those bought and sold via the website are sexually trafficked women and children. The website facilitates this activity by allegedly editing ads to conceal the illegality of underlying criminal activity and remains immune from prosecution due to the Communications Decency Act Section 230.
     
  3. Comcast: Comcast distributes and profits from sexual exploitation. One way it does this is by providing access to hardcore pornography via its Xfinity television packages. In 2017, Comcast informed NCOSE that it would take measures to hide and deceptively sanitize film descriptions and titles – but Comcast is still defending and profiting off of teen, incest, and racist-themed pornography.
     
  4. EBSCO: EBSCO Information Services offers online library resources to public and private schools (K-12), public libraries, and more. In its advertising for schools, it promises “fast access to curriculum-appropriate content.” However, its databases provide easy access to hardcore pornography sites and extremely graphic sexual content. In 2017, EBSCO removed some content from their K-12 databases, however there remains an incredible amount of easily accessible sexually explicit material bypassing school filters mixed in with educational material.  
     
  5. HBO: Home Box Office Inc. (HBO) is a premium cable and satellite television network owned by Time Warner. Since the early 2000s HBO has produced a string of original programs that incorporate graphic sex scenes. Examples include G String Divas, CatHouse: The Series, and Hung. Graphic depictions of sex, rape, and brutal sexual violence are also commonplace in The Deuce, Game of Thrones and Westworld. HBO has reached a new low as it turns torture porn into popular entertainment.  
     
  6. iBooks: Apple’s iBooks app is automatically pre-downloaded on most iPhones as an easy way to access audio and written books while mobile. However, this app is filled with erotic literature that supports rape myths, normalizes adult-with-teen-themed and incest-themed exploitation, and reinforces degrading racially charged sexual stereotypes. Even innocent searches auto-populate graphic suggestions. Many stories feature “barely legal,” student-teacher, and “babysitter” sex, “forced sex” (aka rape,) or submission of minority races like Black, Asian, and Indian to white males.
     
  7. Poster Boys of #MeToo: This year, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation broke with its tradition of placing only mainstream companies or organizations on the Dirty Dozen List, to include the four “Poster Boys” of the #MeToo culture of sexual assault and harassment: Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Woody Allen, and James Franco. These four men have used their power to both harass and abuse others, in addition to shaping America’s cultural acceptance of sexual exploitation through their professions.
     
  8. Roku: Roku, a leading media streaming company, provides its users with the ability to stream television programs, movies, music, and more, on their personal devices. Roku also facilitates access to hardcore pornography channels through hundreds of private and hidden channels. This stands in sharp contrast to the policies of other streaming device industry leaders such as Apple TV or Amazon’s Fire TV.
     
  9. Snap Inc.: Arguably the most popular smartphone app used by Millennials and teens, Snapchat is frequently used for sexting and sharing child sexual abuse images (i.e. child pornography). Snapchat’s “Stories” is a feature which includes public content from media outlets like Cosmopolitan, frequently containing sexually graphic material that cannot be easily blocked by users. Additionally, its “SnapCash” feature enables users to easily monetize and profit from the exchange of sexual content.
     
  10. Steam: Steam is the Walmart of online videogame distribution, with over 35 million users who are minors. Steam offers categories of “nudity” and “sexual content” video games, which include over 780 video games with explicit content, featuring only mild warnings. These games, for example House Party, Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya, Super Star, Porno Studio Tycoon and more, promote the dangerous misconception that sexually exploiting others is harmless and fun.
     
  11. Twitter: Twitter is a major source of breaking news and boasts more than 300 million monthly, active users. It also serves as a major platform to disseminate hardcore pornography and facilitate prostitution. While the platform removed the ability to search for these terms directly in video or picture tabs, there are still countless pornographic accounts which often serve as advertisements for pornography websites or online prostitution.
     
  12. YouTube:  In late 2017, Google’s YouTube came under scrutiny for hosting disturbing videos that targeted children, often with children’s characters put in sexually charged or violent situations, and searches in the YouTube search bar would autocomplete with suggestions for child sex-themed videos. YouTube states that it removed many of these channels and the autocomplete suggestions, but YouTube is failing to proactively monitor or restrict sexually graphic content and it forces users to go through a rigorous process, which includes watching the material, if they want to report the content for removal.

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UK: Male victims of sexual abuse rise 300% in the past decade

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The number of males reporting being raped has seen a staggering increase of almost 300 percent in the past decade, new figures reveal. With some charities claiming the figures are just the tip of the iceberg.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of men reporting sexual offences, including rape, rose from 3,819 to 12,130 between 2006-07 and 2016-17.

Despite the hike in the number of reports, Andy Connolly, chief executive of male rape and sexual abuse charity Survivors UK, said there was still a “massive wall of silence” surrounding the issue.

“We do know of men who come forward and they just meet comments like ‘men can’t get raped, they can’t be sexually abused’ and are treated with disbelief that it is even a thing that happens to men,” he told the BBC.

Reports of sexual assaults against males in England and Wales increased by 183 percent to 7,610, while rape reports rose 299 percent to 4,520 between 2006-07 and 2016-17.

That is more than the increase in reports of sexual offences against women, as sexual assaults rose from 21,128 to 38,186 (80.7 percent) and rape reports went from 12,599 to 36,639 ( 190 percent).

Allegations, however, may have not been made in the same year the offence occurred, meaning the hike could be representative of a historic increase in the number of allegations made to the police.

One victim, who goes by the pseudonym Jack, told the BBC he was abused by males when he admitted his homosexuality at the age of 13.

He claimed that despite being groomed and abused by 15 men over a period of one year and six months, the police told him it was a “waste of time and resources” when he tried reporting his ordeal.

“The police were initially very aggressive in their approach to everything,” he said, the BBC reports.

“It wasn’t caring about how I felt at the time and that I was going through a lot.”

Phil Mitchell, from The Blast Project, said when Jack had come forward he had been made to feel responsible for the abuse he received.

“He was trafficked, kidnapped, raped,” he said.

“Sadly there were professionals telling Jack ‘this is your fault. You are looking for the abuse. You are making this happen.’

“Jack was not looking for abuse, Jack was looking for love and acceptance.”

Detective Superintendent Darren Minton, of the West Yorkshire Police Safeguarding Central Governance Unit, admitted that while there may have been some failures in the past, times have changed.

Historically, perhaps, we did not recognize the signs, certainly of male victims,” he said.

“[But] we have come a long way… and anyone wanting to come forward will be listened to and dealt with in a non-judgemental way and, most importantly, will be believed.”

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Young Teen Embarks on ‘Sexual Awakening Journey’ with Her Father on TBS Comedy

Nate: Ooh, ooh, ooh. She’s cute.

Jared: Yeah, they are.

Nate: They? Is there another one out there?

Jared: No, just them.

Nate: Wait. How many people are you dating?

Jared: One.

Nate: She’s the one.

Jared: They’s the one.

Nate: Who?

Jared: Sarah.

Nate: Sarah, she’s the one I just saw?

Jared: They are, yeah.

Nate: They? Are you messing with me right now?

Jared: No, but you said she.

Nate: Yeah, I know.

Jared: They are they.

Nate: They? You said it was just one.

Jared: They are one person.

Nate: Sarah, her name’s Sarah?

Jared: Their name is Sarah.

Nate: Oh, my God, this is like “Who’s on First?”

Jared: What?

Nate: He’s on second.

Jared: Who?

Nate: He’s on first.

Jared: What?

Nate: No, he’s on second. Just, never mind. This — this girl.

Jared: Sarah.

Nate: Yes, Sarah. She is –

Jared: They don’t go by he or she because they are non-binary. They don’t identify as one gender or the other.

Nate: Okay. Okay. I get it, sort of. So, since she — since they isn’t a boy or a girl… They don’t conform to one gender, yeah.

Jared: Right.

Nate: Does they still like boys, or does they like girls?

Jared: They don’t conform to a strict sexual identity, either. They are queer.

Nate: Oh, so they’re gay.

Jared: Oh, come on, old man.

Nate: What? I’m not judging. I’m just trying to understand it.

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RNC finance chair steps down after sexual harrassment allegations

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Steve Wynn, a US casino mogul and ally of President Donald Trump, has stepped down as the finance chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) following reports of sexual harassment.

On Saturday, The Wall Street Journal newspaper reported citing Wynn’s employees and other individuals, that these people had been subjected to sexual misconduct by Wynn.

“Effective today I am resigning as Finance Chairman of the RNC. The unbelievable success we have achieved must continue. The work we are doing to make America a better place is too important to be impaired by this distraction. I thank the President for the opportunity to serve and wish him continued success,” Wynn said in a statement, cited by Politico new outlet late on Saturday.

Wynn denied the claims of his sexual misconduct and called the idea that he ever assaulted a woman “preposterous.”

The ex-finance chairman of the RNC suggested that such claims were the result of his ex-wife Elaine Wynn who is seeking a revised divorce settlement.

The publication also cited Elanie Wynn’s spokesman as saying that his client had never thought to renegotiate the deal.

After the Wall Street Journal’s article emerged on Saturday, Wynn was criticized by Democrats, who had been blasted by the Republicans in autumn 2017 for receiving contributions from Harvey Weinstein, a movie mogul who is facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

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Hillary Clinton Reportedly Kept An Adviser Accused Of Sexual Harassment On The Payroll

A top adviser for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign was allowed to keep his job after Clinton learned he had been accused of sexual harassment, The New York Times reports.

A 30-year-old staffer made a complaint at the time against Clinton’s faith adviser, Burns Strider. She said Strider had displayed inappropriate behavior: kissing her on the forehead, rubbing her shoulders and sending suggestive emails.

Clinton’s campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, suggested to the candidate that Strider be removed from his position, sources told the Times. But he stayed, according to the report. He was docked pay for several weeks and ordered to attend counseling. The woman who made the complaint was moved to a different role. 

Strider later went on to work for Correct the Record, an independent group that supported Clinton’s 2016 presidential run. He was fired months after he started that job amid accusations that he harassed a female aide, according to the Times. 

Read The New York Times’ full report here.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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One Woman’s Answer to Sexual Chaos

by Anna Freeman
(henrymakow.com)

LONDON — Recently,  a friend looked at me in horror when I mentioned that mutual acquaintances had had a baby.

“They’ve had a baby?” She repeated hoarsely. “I can’t believe it…”

I was puzzled. “Why not? They’re married, they’re nearly thirty – what’s the problem?”

“Well,” She replied, distaste etched across her face. “I just thought they were more intelligent than that!”

Welcome to the 21st-century feminist dystopia – where having a baby provokes horror and a family is considered stupidity.
 
Educated British women in their twenties and thirties, by and large, consider children and family to be an antiquated disease caused by ignorance, poverty and lack of birth control.

And why must intelligent women avoid this unspeakable illness at all costs?

So they can continue to have ‘fun’, of course.  ‘Fun’ has become the single last bastion, the irreproachable emblem, of modern life.

All other values, all indicators of a civilized, sane society, are sacrificed and forgotten, considered ‘boring’ – whilst ‘fun’ rules with a ruthless and unchallenged supremacy.

‘Fun’, is a euphemism for sexual licentiousness; a term that’s taking on ever more onerous and Orwellian forms, as sexuality becomes an indefinable darkness, where everybody can do everything with everyone, with no commitment or consequence (or often, conversation) required.

Most women under 30 now consider themselves ‘bisexual’, priding themselves on eradicating the distinction between friends and lovers, whilst self-proclaimed gay men spend nights out kissing and groping their female friends because it’s ironic and ‘fun’.

Straight men know they can go out and sleep with countless women and need never contact them again, as it’s all just cool and no biggie and ‘fun’.

But there’s a bit of a problem with all this fun – nobody is actually having any. Underneath the hyperbole, behind the Facebook photos, is an unadorned and ugly truth – that this is a shattered generation of wretched people.

Everyone is suffering the unremitting horror of being forced to twist their humanity into something else – something manufactured, programmed, and much less than human.

A PERSONAL RESPONSE

I should have fitted into the engineered insanity perfectly, my background should have made me a poster-girl for it – with dad an atheist liberal and mum a feisty feminist. My parents were divorced before I even knew how to spell it. I grew up with all the usual messages about the sexes – that men are inferior, marriage is monstrous, and fish don’t ride bicycles – but nevertheless, harbored all the same romantic fantasies and bashful modesty around boys that 13-year-old girls everywhere always have.

Teenage girls start off worshiping boys, finding everything about them infinitely fascinating and amazing (just look in any teen magazine – the level of personal detail included on each boyband member would shame the CIA).

Far from the fashionable media images of the emasculated male salivating after the empowered female, the reality is the opposite – girls are shy and awe-struck around boys. They admire and adore them. And the knight in shining armor fantasy is still very much a reality for them.

So the dating scene, when they finally enter it, can come as a rude awakening.

It certainly did for me. The casual ambiguity of it all, the lack of rules or restraint, the almost feral behavior, left me stunned and bewildered. I went through the motions, I did what I thought I was supposed to – but ended up increasingly confused, hurt, and angry, as relationships faltered and fell apart, with no real explanation.

The men were damaged and dysfunctional in all the usual modern ways, so the last thing I could envisage was creating any kind of family with them – even if I could guarantee they’d stick around. [And no-one is more ardent an advocate of parents staying together than those whose parents didn’t.]

I looked at my friends, and saw their personal lives were in equal, or worse, states of disrepair. I watched as female friends struggled through endless emotional breakdowns, desperate dashes for the morning after pill, and of course the inevitable abortions.

I looked on as the males treated women as interchangeable, just tottering arm ornaments for a good night out.

OPTING OUT

I eventually decided this was not for me anymore. So, at age 27, I simply opted out – no relationships, no ‘dating’, no men in anything other than a platonic capacity. I’ve always liked men, and they make great friends – but, without radical social transformation, I couldn’t see them doing much else.

More and more people are coming to this conclusion – that the opposite sex just isn’t worth the hassle. It’s easier, simpler, saner, to just be on your own.

The fact that people feel like this is a stunning indictment of just how sick our society has become. Human beings are not designed for isolation or individualism – they’re designed for strong, meaningful relationships; for mutual commitment, marriage and children.

But the only way to restore these things is to restore the standards of modesty, decency, and respect that used to promote them. And this can only happen if women insist that no commitment and no love, equals no sex.

Women believe they can’t insist on these standards anymore, because, if they do, men will simply pass them over for others who are ‘easier’ – which is exactly why women need to join together: to support each other in having the strength to maintain dignity and standards in the face of all the modern pressures and perversity. In the end, it’s these women men really respect and will commit to.

It’s what most men want too. Men might seem to enjoy the casual sex culture, but it merely plays to their baser instincts. It doesn’t fulfill them as thinking, feeling, human beings. Men just as enslaved and oppressed as women.

It is women who have the key to restoring real values and restructuring society into one founded on decency and respect, by refusing to collaborate in their own destruction.

This is possible, it really could happen – if only the true female pioneers would step forward and say it’s what they want. At the moment, it seems they’re too jaded, too embarrassed, or simply too intimidated by the might of the mass media, to speak up. I hope they find a voice soon. Perhaps this is a start.

(from Dec 21, 2011)

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Presidents Club charity dinner organiser quits post after sexual harassment scandal

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A man who helped organise a men-only charity dinner, where hostesses were allegedly groped, has quit the Department for Education board.

David Meller quit his non-executive role after claims about the event by an undercover FT reporter.

Charities are refusing donations from the Presidents Club Charity Dinner, at London’s Dorchester Hotel.

Event compere David Walliams said he was “appalled” by the claims but had not witnessed anything.

The comedian and author tweeted that he was there in a “strictly professional capacity” and not as a guest.

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The Presidents Club said it would investigate, while the Dorchester said it was “deeply concerned” and was also looking into the claims.

Great Ormond Street Hospital and Evelina London Children’s Hospital have said they will return previous donations from the organisers following the allegations.

The only women at last Thursday’s event, attended by senior figures in business and finance, were hired hostesses.



What happened at the charity dinner?

Madison Marriage, the Financial Times reporter who worked at the event, said she and “numerous other hostesses” were groped at the event.

She said the 130 hostesses were told to wear skimpy black outfits with matching underwear and high heels and also that they could drink alcohol while working.

They were asked to sign a five-page non-disclosure agreement about the event upon arrival at the hotel, Ms Marriage said, and were not warned they might be sexually harassed.

She told BBC Newsnight she was groped “several times” and said: “It’s a hands up skirts, hands on bums but also hands on hips, hands on stomachs, arms going round your waist unexpectedly.

“This isn’t, I suppose, a high-level groping, but one of the strangest things was you could be talking to a man and he’d suddenly start holding your hand.”

She said there were other women there “who had absolutely no idea that was the kind of event it would be”.

“I had one woman tell me that she was shocked,” she said. “She was asked if she was a prostitute on the night.”



What have charities said?

Over more than 30 years, the annual dinner has raised £20m for children’s charities, including Great Ormond Street Hospital and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Great Ormond Street said it was “shocked” and a spokeswoman for Evelina London Children’s Hospital said it was “alarmed” by the allegations.

The hospitals have said they will return previous donations from the organisers of the dinner following the reports.

The Charity Commission said it was investigating the claims “as a matter of urgency”.



Who attended?

Former Department for Education non-executive board member David Meller, new education minister Nadhim Zahawi and retail tycoon Sir Philip Green were among the men who attended.

Responding to an urgent question in the House of Commons, education minister Anne Milton told MPs that Mr Meller had quit his role following the allegations.

She said Mr Meller, founder of the Meller Educational Trust, was “absolutely clear” that stepping down was the “right thing to do”.

Ms Milton said allegations of this type of behaviour were “completely unacceptable” and that board members were required to follow a code of conduct.

“It is quite extraordinary to me that, in the 21st Century, allegations of this kind are still emerging,” she said.

“Women have the right to feel safe wherever they work.”

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Mr Meller has also resigned as a trustee of the Mayor’s Fund for London.

A Downing Street spokesman said Mr Zahawi had “attended briefly and felt uncomfortable at what had begun to happen.”

Mr Zahawi told Newsnight: “I didn’t stay long enough to really comment on the occasion.”

Mr Zahawi later tweeted: “I do unequivocally condemn this behaviour. The report is truly shocking. I will never attend a men only function ever.”

But Labour’s Sarah Jones said Mr Zahawi should resign if he did not report his concerns and had attended on previous occasions, while shadow eduction secretary Angela Rayner called for an investigation into his attendance.

The Downing Street spokesman said the prime minister had confidence in Mr Zahawi and he was not being referred for investigation.

The Department for Education said Mr Meller and Mr Zahawi had both attended in a personal capacity.



What do the organisers say?

In a statement, the Presidents Club said: “The organisers are appalled by the allegations of bad behaviour at the event asserted by the Financial Times reporters. Such behaviour is totally unacceptable.

“The allegations will be investigated fully and promptly and appropriate action taken.”

A spokesman for the Artista agency, which recruited the hostesses, said: “I was not aware of any claims of sexual harassment but the kind of behaviour alleged is completely unacceptable.

“I am checking with the staff and any complaints will be dealt with promptly and fairly.”



What do women’s groups say?

Sam Smethers, chief executive of the Fawcett Society, which campaigns for gender equality and women’s rights, said: “Sexual harassment, but all in a good cause? This is completely outrageous and proves why we need sexual harassment by clients or customers to be covered by law.

“At the moment, these women are unable to hold their employer to account for putting them in that situation.”



How have businesses reacted?

WPP, the world’s biggest advertising agency, which had sponsored a table at the dinner, said it was withdrawing its future support.

Boss Sir Martin Sorrell, who did not attend, told BBC Radio 4’s Today his guests did not see such behaviour and said: “We won’t support the charity in future, which is regrettable because it is a charity that supports numerous children’s charities and has done a lot of good work.”

Real estate investment business Frogmore said the guests at its table were “unaware of any of the described events but in no way condone this behaviour” and it will now end its association with the event.

Part of the event included a charity auction, with one of the prizes being the chance to have tea with Bank of England governor Mark Carney.

However, a Bank of England spokesman said it was not aware of the dinner and “did not approve any prize”.

He said it was understood a prize donated by the Bank to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal charity auction had been re-gifted by the winner to the Presidents Club event.

“The unauthorised re-auctioning of the prize at the Presidents Club dinner was clearly against the spirit of the original donation,” he said.

“The Bank has therefore made clear that it has been withdrawn.”

Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI director-general, said: “If even half of what’s been written about this event is true, it is deplorable and confirms how far we have still to go to stamp out sexual harassment.”



What do politicians say?

Downing Street said the prime minister was “uncomfortable” at the reports about the dinner and a spokesman added that it was “an event she wouldn’t be invited to”.

Another auction prize included lunch with Boris Johnson, but Ms Milton said the foreign secretary knew nothing of his inclusion and in no way endorsed the event.

Maria Miller, chair of the Women and Equalities select committee, told the BBC the report gave “cause for concern” and brought into question whether laws in the area were strong enough.

Jess Phillips MP, who chairs the Women’s Parliamentary Labour Party, told the BBC it was “totally unacceptable that women should be hired in as a herd to entertain a group of entitled rich men”.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: “This is brave reporting from the FT, exposing behaviour that is outrageous and unacceptable.”

Nicola Sturgeon tweet

    

Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson said the allegations were “deeply disturbing”.

Jo Swinson tweet

    

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One Woman’s Answer to Sexual Chaos

by Anna Freeman
(henrymakow.com)

LONDON — Recently,  a friend looked at me in horror when I mentioned that mutual acquaintances had had a baby.

“They’ve had a baby?” She repeated hoarsely. “I can’t believe it…”

I was puzzled. “Why not? They’re married, they’re nearly thirty – what’s the problem?”

“Well,” She replied, distaste etched across her face. “I just thought they were more intelligent than that!”

Welcome to the 21st-century feminist dystopia – where having a baby provokes horror and a family is considered stupidity.
 
Educated British women in their twenties and thirties, by and large, consider children and family to be an antiquated disease caused by ignorance, poverty and lack of birth control.

And why must intelligent women avoid this unspeakable illness at all costs?

So they can continue to have ‘fun’, of course.  ‘Fun’ has become the single last bastion, the irreproachable emblem, of modern life.

All other values, all indicators of a civilized, sane society, are sacrificed and forgotten, considered ‘boring’ – whilst ‘fun’ rules with a ruthless and unchallenged supremacy.

‘Fun’, is a euphemism for sexual licentiousness; a term that’s taking on ever more onerous and Orwellian forms, as sexuality becomes an indefinable darkness, where everybody can do everything with everyone, with no commitment or consequence (or often, conversation) required.

Most women under 30 now consider themselves ‘bisexual’, priding themselves on eradicating the distinction between friends and lovers, whilst self-proclaimed gay men spend nights out kissing and groping their female friends because it’s ironic and ‘fun’.

Straight men know they can go out and sleep with countless women and need never contact them again, as it’s all just cool and no biggie and ‘fun’.

But there’s a bit of a problem with all this fun – nobody is actually having any. Underneath the hyperbole, behind the Facebook photos, is an unadorned and ugly truth – that this is a shattered generation of wretched people.

Everyone is suffering the unremitting horror of being forced to twist their humanity into something else – something manufactured, programmed, and much less than human.

A PERSONAL RESPONSE

I should have fitted into the engineered insanity perfectly, my background should have made me a poster-girl for it – with dad an atheist liberal and mum a feisty feminist. My parents were divorced before I even knew how to spell it. I grew up with all the usual messages about the sexes – that men are inferior, marriage is monstrous, and fish don’t ride bicycles – but nevertheless, harbored all the same romantic fantasies and bashful modesty around boys that 13-year-old girls everywhere always have.

Teenage girls start off worshiping boys, finding everything about them infinitely fascinating and amazing (just look in any teen magazine – the level of personal detail included on each boyband member would shame the CIA).

Far from the fashionable media images of the emasculated male salivating after the empowered female, the reality is the opposite – girls are shy and awe-struck around boys. They admire and adore them. And the knight in shining armor fantasy is still very much a reality for them.

So the dating scene, when they finally enter it, can come as a rude awakening.

It certainly did for me. The casual ambiguity of it all, the lack of rules or restraint, the almost feral behavior, left me stunned and bewildered. I went through the motions, I did what I thought I was supposed to – but ended up increasingly confused, hurt, and angry, as relationships faltered and fell apart, with no real explanation.

The men were damaged and dysfunctional in all the usual modern ways, so the last thing I could envisage was creating any kind of family with them – even if I could guarantee they’d stick around. [And no-one is more ardent an advocate of parents staying together than those whose parents didn’t.]

I looked at my friends, and saw their personal lives were in equal, or worse, states of disrepair. I watched as female friends struggled through endless emotional breakdowns, desperate dashes for the morning after pill, and of course the inevitable abortions.

I looked on as the males treated women as interchangeable, just tottering arm ornaments for a good night out.

OPTING OUT

I eventually decided this was not for me anymore. So, at age 27, I simply opted out – no relationships, no ‘dating’, no men in anything other than a platonic capacity. I’ve always liked men, and they make great friends – but, without radical social transformation, I couldn’t see them doing much else.

More and more people are coming to this conclusion – that the opposite sex just isn’t worth the hassle. It’s easier, simpler, saner, to just be on your own.

The fact that people feel like this is a stunning indictment of just how sick our society has become. Human beings are not designed for isolation or individualism – they’re designed for strong, meaningful relationships; for mutual commitment, marriage and children.

But the only way to restore these things is to restore the standards of modesty, decency, and respect that used to promote them. And this can only happen if women insist that no commitment and no love, equals no sex.

Women believe they can’t insist on these standards anymore, because, if they do, men will simply pass them over for others who are ‘easier’ – which is exactly why women need to join together: to support each other in having the strength to maintain dignity and standards in the face of all the modern pressures and perversity. In the end, it’s these women men really respect and will commit to.

It’s what most men want too. Men might seem to enjoy the casual sex culture, but it merely plays to their baser instincts. It doesn’t fulfill them as thinking, feeling, human beings. Men just as enslaved and oppressed as women.

It is women who have the key to restoring real values and restructuring society into one founded on decency and respect, by refusing to collaborate in their own destruction.

This is possible, it really could happen – if only the true female pioneers would step forward and say it’s what they want. At the moment, it seems they’re too jaded, too embarrassed, or simply too intimidated by the might of the mass media, to speak up. I hope they find a voice soon. Perhaps this is a start.

(from Dec 21, 2011)

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