Thursday, November 22, 2018

Victim Shaming

"It was never about evidence, it was about prejudicing the jury". Lindsay Armstrong's mum speaks about her daughter having to hold her pants up in court during her rape trial and read what was written on them: little devil. Lindsay killed herself 2 weeks later #ThisIsNotConsent https://t.co/AqgOycNlns— Rape Crisis

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Supplying ecstasy, stupefying and sexually violating a woman.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/108627964/Trio-charged-with-drugging-and-sexual-assault-relating-to-a-Christchurch-bar The 36-year-old man was charged with supplying MDMA (ecstasy), stupefying and sexually violating a woman. The 34-year-old faced two charges of sexually violating the same woman, while the 33-year-old was charged with sexual violation, supplying ecstasy, stupefying, making an intimate visual recording, and possession of an objectionable publication. Judge David Saunders

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Bill Cosby accuses victims ( black and white ) of racism and sexism

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/107405873/cosby-camp-oncebeloved-actor-a-victim-of-racism-sexism Cosby declined the opportunity to speak before the sentence came down, and afterward sat laughing and chatting with his defence team. His wife of 54 years, Camille, was not in court. Constand smiled broadly on hearing the punishment and was hugged by others in the courtroom. In a blistering statement, Cosby

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Swiss parliament votes to extend definition of rape to male victims

Swiss parliament votes to extend definition of rape to male victims https://t.co/MjaoV1YanD— MaleSurvivor (@MaleSurvivorORG) September 30, 2018 he National Council, Switzerland’s parliament, voted 151 to 39, with one abstention, to make this change to the law. The Federal Council is also in favour of the change. Currently, Switzerland’s criminal code defines rape

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Why many rape victims don’t fight or yell

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/06/23/why-many-rape-victims-dont-fight-or-yell/ Freezing occurs when the amygdala – a crucial structure in the brain’s fear circuitry – detects an attack and signals the brainstem to inhibit movement. It happens in a flash, automatically and beyond conscious control. It’s a brain response that rapidly shifts the organism into a state of vigilance for incoming

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