Friday, November 16, 2018

Should children be able to be prosecuted for committing war crimes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_use_of_children_in_World_War_II Following the creation of the United Nations in 1945, and subsequent international conventions, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, child rights have been notably asserted and protected.[48] Immediately following World War II, children involved in armed conflict were not able to be prosecuted, as

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Being gay is against the law and considered a criminal act in many, many countries

https://www.fastcompany.com/90232389/its-still-illegal-to-be-gay-in-more-than-one-third-of-the-countries-on-earth Being gay is against the law and considered a criminal act in many, many countries around the world, including 34 African nations, much of the Middle East, many Caribbean nations, and swaths of Oceania. While some of these laws are religious in nature, the effect is the same when the

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Those who experienced sexual assault twice as likely to have sleep problems

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/sexual-assault-harassment-victims-anxiety-depression-study-jama-internal-medicine-metoo-a8568416.html Researchers also found that those who experienced either sexual assault or harassment were twice as likely to have sleep problems such as insomnia. Women who reported workplace sexual harassment had higher blood pressure than women who did not – and at levels elevated enough to put them at risk of stroke,

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Few have faced criminal charges because the statute of limitations

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/28/us/priest-abuse-savannah/index.html His case initially faced the same obstacle stymieing prosecutors pursuing priest abuse cases across the country . Although hundreds of Catholic priests have been accused in recent years of sexually abusing children over several decades, few have faced criminal charges because the statute of limitations to pursue legal cases has passed. Only two

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Active prefrontal brain function appears to protect against PTSD after child abuse

Active prefrontal brain function appears to protect against PTSD after child abuse http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-04-prefrontal-brain-function-ptsd-child.html Shared from Google News & Weather Increased activation of the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that regulates complex cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning, appears to protect against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals who suffered abuse as a

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Devoting yourself to celibacy doesn’t mean you can’t be a sexual assaulter

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-sexual-assault-allegations-fox-news-interview-virgin But as Seth Meyers noted on a particularly merciless Late Night segment, this defense is utterly irrelevant. “It does not matter if you were a virgin,” Meyers said Tuesday night. “You are being accused of sexual assault, not sexual intercourse. Those things have nothing to do with each other. It’s the

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