Saturday, August 19, 2017

#Why #some #UN #peacekeepers #rape

Al Jazeera English: Why do some UN peacekeepers rape? http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwqpbrzzU http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/07/peacekeepers-rape-170730075455216.html But in the early 1990s, these crimes started to come to international attention. There have since been reports rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Eritrea and Somalia, of prostitution and trafficking in Bosnia and Liberia and of abuse of minors

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#Should #Women #Carry #Pepper #Spray (#Why #Not #Men )

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/06/should-women-be-allowed-to-carry-pepper-spray-for-self-defence.html Earlier this month, senator David Leyonhjelm called for new laws allowing Australians to arm themselves with non-lethal weapons in case of terror attacks. Now another Australian, TV reporter Stacey Lee, wants women to be allowed to carry pepper spray to protect themselves in dangerous situations. The debate has raised similar questions in

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#Rape #Charges #Vatican #Pell #Raise #Questions

.@ffrf: Rape charges against Vatican’s Pell raise many questions https://t.co/YN1gRe6qH5— Patheos Nonreligious (@PatheosNonrelig) June 30, 2017 Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican’s #3 man, has been ordered to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in Australia on July 18 and face charges officially labeled, “historical sexual assault offences.” Pell is the highest-ranking Vatican

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#Rape #Victims #Temporary #Paralysis

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/rape-victims-may-unable-fight-back-due-temporary-paralysis-164412407.html Of the 298 women, 70 percent reported significant tonic immobility and 48 percent reported extreme tonic immobility during the sexual assault they had experienced. And among the 189 women who were evaluated six months after their assault, 38.1 percent had developed PTSD and 22.2 percent had developed severe depression. Furthermore,

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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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#Trump #Hypocrite #Time-line #Gropes #Sexual #Assault

Trump has declared April National Sexual Assault Awareness month, which is just so, so ironic. https://t.co/tJdL4wWsJ3 pic.twitter.com/YX1u11XMZD — The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 1, 2017 Early 1990s: Kristin Anderson claims he touched her genitals: The Washington Post reported on Friday that Anderson was at The China Club in Manhattan when Trump, without

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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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