Friday, April 28, 2017

Implicit denial of how prevalent and acceptable sexism is

http://womensenews.org/2017/01/how-mainstream-comedy-has-helped-normalize-trumps-misogyny/ Just as people have argued that “there’s no such thing as an anti-war film” (a quote generally attributed to the French filmmaker François Truffaut), I tend to disagree with Solnit and Schumer. There’s no such thing as anti-rape humor, at least not for the men in the audience. Humor can

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Canadian judge asks rape complainant why she didn’t keep her knees together

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/calgary-judge-robin-camp-who-made-knees-together-comment-asks-to-keep-job/article33533651/ Justice Camp, a 65-year-old married father of three, has become an emblem of a justice system that critics say is out of touch on sexual-assault law and discourages victims from reporting. A panel set up by the judicial council recommended a month ago that he be removed from the bench after

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Rates of nonconsensual sexual contact between men and women basically equal

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/the-hidden-epidemic-of-men-who-are-raped-by-women?utm_source=broadlytwitterus "The way we talk about men and sex needs to change," Stemple says. "When we have these stereotypes for men, it makes it hard for them to come forward when they're victimized." Stemple has long focused her research on how sexual violence against men goes under-reported. In 2014, she released a

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Rape Myths and Stereotypes 101

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/trump-denials-are-rape-myths-stereotypes-101-advocates-say-n667651 "The answer is simple," Allred said. "Some may have held what they allege as a secret within them for many years. Some may have thought they would not be believed against what they thought would most likely be a complete denial by a rich, powerful celebrity. "Some may have feared the

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Ronald Edward Growcott admits child sex offending dating back 53 years

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/84835547/ronald-edward-growcott-admits-child-sex-offending-dating-back-53-years A 90-year-old man has admitted child sex offending dating back as long as 53 years. Name suppression has lifted on Ronald Edward Growcott, who had a walking stick to help him stand in the dock when he pleaded guilty at the Christchurch District Court on Friday. Growcott admitted sexual offending against a

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Misinformation and military sexual assault

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/09/08/no-trump-and-lauer-military-sexual-assaults-are-not-about-men-and-women-having-sex/ These findings show that military sexual assault is not a male-and-female problem, as Trump says, or that it should be expected as long as women serve in the military, as Lauer suggests. Their statements indicate a fundamental misunderstanding of sexual assault. Rape and sexual assaults are crimes of violence, power and

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Corrections to appeal after losing bid to supervise child sex offender with disturbed past settled in Wellington

Corrections to appeal after losing bid to supervise child sex offender with disturbed past settled in Wellington http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/83746020/Corrections-to-appeal-after-losing-bid-to-supervise-child-sex-offender-with-disturbed-past-settled-in-Wellington Alinizi fled Iraq as a child with family, where he had witnessed his uncle kill his mother during an argument, a judgment released this week said. He had also been exposed to "graphic and sadistic

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Sexual assaults on children rising in the Bay

Sexual assaults on children rising in the Bay http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11702228 Almost 100 children under the age of 12 report being sexually assaulted in the Bay of Plenty every year - and experts say this is only a fraction of the problem. New figures revealed to The Bay of Plenty Times showed in the year

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