The gentler sex: Proposed family resilience bill prescribes rehab for BDSM practitioners

first_imgRead also: Indonesia’s family resilience bill says housekeeping wife’s dutySadism is defined as “the way that someone derives sexual satisfaction by punishing or hurting the opposite sex,” while masochism is described as “the opposite of sadism, the way that someone derives sexual satisfaction by being punished or hurt by the opposite sex”.The bill also requires families and individuals that experience “sexual deviation” to report to rehabilitation institutions.Gerindra Party lawmaker and bill proponent Sodik Mujahid said it was natural for the bill to regulate BDSM practices.“Isn’t sadism a problem? Is it just an individual problem? It isn’t so it should be regulated,” he said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com. “If previously it was just regulated in criminal law, now we are regulating it at the base, the family level.” (kmt) Topics : A draft bill on family resilience proposed by members of the House of Representatives defines sadomasochism as a form of sexual deviance that its practitioners must undergo social, psychological, spiritual and medical rehabilitation. Article 85 of the draft bill, which has been put in the spotlight over a number of controversial provisions, stipulates that a state body responsible for “family resilience” would be required to handle “family crises due to sexual deviation”.The bill further defines sexual deviance as “sexual urges and satisfaction that are shown in uncommon and unnatural ways,” lumping in sexual sadism, masochism and homosexuality together with incest. last_img read more

Governor Wolf Vetoes House Bill 805

first_imgGovernor Wolf Vetoes House Bill 805 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf May 18, 2016 Veto of HB 805center_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today vetoed House Bill 805. The text of Governor Wolf’s letter to the House of Representatives can be viewed below.TO THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA:Pursuant to Article IV, Section 15 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, I am returning herewith, without my approval, House Bill 805, Printer’s Number 1843.For months, the Department of Education and I have sought input on how to improve accountability in education. We have engaged with stakeholders including educators, parents, lawmakers, administrators, higher education faculty, and industry and workforce leaders to determine how best to measure success in the classroom and how to increase accountability. We believe that our common goal should be working together to invest in education, strengthen accountability, and place more educators in overcrowded classrooms to provide our children with the attention they deserve as well as the tools they need.This bill relies heavily on a single score from the teacher evaluation system, as opposed to using the entire method of evaluation. At a time when there is bipartisan agreement that we need to reduce our reliance on high-stakes testing, we should not use high-stake test scores as the benchmark for teacher quality. The teacher evaluation system was created in 2012 to evaluate teachers on multiple measures of student success. As designed, teachers who did not achieve satisfactory scores across the multiple measures would lose any acquired protection from seniority. This evaluation process was designed to identify a teacher’s weakness and then provide the teacher with the opportunity to improve their teaching through coaching and mentorship. Teachers who do not improve after being given the opportunity and tools to do so are the ones who should no longer be in the classroom. This is the system we should be using to remove ineffective teachers.I am committed to greater accountability in our schools, but we should be working together to create a wide-ranging system that focuses on real, proven strategies to prepare our students and measure teacher effectiveness. I believe this bill does not address the broader issues at play with our evaluation and testing systems.For the reasons set forth above, I must withhold my signature from House Bill 805, Printer’s Number 1843.Sincerely,Tom WolfGovernor SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Syracuse turns to the film room to diagnose weaknesses

first_img Published on March 19, 2018 at 8:08 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary No matter how Syracuse prepared for Maryland, seemingly nothing would have mattered. The Terrapins have always gotten the best of SU, and playing the defending national champions this early in the season didn’t help the Orange.SU head coach Gary Gait insisted that SU fell victim Sunday because Maryland did what it always does: dominate and force Syracuse to become the worst version of itself. SU needed to regroup after all the mistakes it made.But SU assistant coach Regy Thorpe said the solution lies within the problem.“Our players are really taking ownership and watching the film,” Thorpe said. “We’ve been good in the past, but this year they’re really working it.”No. 9 Syracuse (5-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) uses film sessions to help grow throughout the year. While film has always been an asset for Syracuse, players say the increased emphasis on watching it individually has led to more success. While a tough early season schedule caused Syracuse to “run out of gas,” Gait said following the Orange’s lopsided loss to Maryland, the Orange now has advanced tape to learn from.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“If they want to get good, they want to get better,” Gait said, “they’re going to have to put the time and work in.”The tool is something that gives Syracuse the edge over most programs. Gait claims that SU is the only women’s lacrosse program in the country that has its own film room. Starting goalkeeper Asa Goldstock referred to the place where the Orange watch film as the “auditorium.”SU takes advantage, holding multiple hour-long sessions a week as a team where they go over film. Gait said after the Virginia loss in the midst of Syracuse’s three-game week, SU watched film “four to five” times, with players filling the rest of the void individually.Bridget Slomian | Senior Design EditorThe film sessions have focused on many of SU’s biggest problems. A notable one is the draw. Sophomore attack Emily Hawryschuk said she noticed Julie Cross puts a big emphasis on watching film to adapt to her new role.While the team screenings remain important, the individual sessions may be even more vital to success, Goldstock said. Every SU player has a login to crossover.com, where they watch and learn from film and see things they did poorly in previous games.Hawryschuk makes use of the “filter” tool to search for moments of the game within a game tape. On the site, which Hawryschuk said has all of the games archived, players can search for their names and look at individual plays. She uses the tool to break down opposing teams’ goals against a future SU opponent. This gives her a better idea of how the defenses play and what holes she’d be able to attack to help her score in games. That’s something she’s excelled at this year, leading SU in scoring with 10 so far.“It’s a tool that’s out there,” Hawryschuk said. “If you take pride in the game, then you take the time to watch it.”The film habits have also benefited Goldstock. In the preseason, the sophomore reflected on her freshman year, which was plagued by mistakes. In 22 games last year, she turned the ball over 29 times (1.32 per game), SU’s second-highest total.But this year, those mistakes have nearly vanished. In seven games this season, including three against Top 10 teams, she has turned the ball over twice without losing any of her aggressive tendencies to push the ball up the field following a save. While experiencing newfound success, Goldstock has constantly mentioned film as a big part of her offseason regimen.“There’s the tiniest little things that you can fix,” Goldstock said. “As much as it hurts sometimes, it’s good to watch.”During the week, Goldstock said she tries to watch about an hour of film a day, increasing that number to two hours the day before SU plays. She prefers the individual sessions to better hone in on the plays of interest to her, but she also watches with SU’s “core defenders.” The group members offer feedback to one another and point out things Goldstock may have missed on her own.While watching film is nothing new for Syracuse, this year the Orange seems to have put an emphasis on creating an advantage with it.“There’s so much you can learn from film,” Goldstock said. “It’s the biggest asset in sports.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more