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News

Feds Perform Vaginal And Anal Search Without Consent On Woman Suspected Of Carrying Drugs: ACLU

by David Badash ● 12:06 PM November 13, 2013
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A New Mexico woman returning to the U.S. from a trip to Mexico says federal law enforcement agents without her consent subjected her to vaginal and anal exams, looking for drugs. They found nothing.

Civil Rights

Kaitlyn Hunt And Florida Prosecutors Agree To Plea Deal

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:05 AM October 3, 2013
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UPDATED: Kaitlyn Hunt, the 18-year-old Florida student who was charged with sexual battery on a minor for her consensual relationship with a 15-year old fellow student, has agreed to a plea bargain.

News

Breaking: Obama Tells Soldiers ‘Sexual Assault Undermines What This Military Stands For’

by David Badash ● 4:38 PM August 7, 2013
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Today, standing among hundreds of Marines at Camp Pendleton, President Barack Obama said, “It undermines what this military stands for, what the Marine Corps stands for, when sexual assault takes place within our units.”

Analysis

West Point Says Rugby Scandal Action is Closed; Structural Sexism is the Problem

by Tanya Domi ● 3:20 PM June 22, 2013
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West Point’s latest scandal is symptomatic of a more basic problem–it is structually sexist, evidenced in women’s low numbers as cadets and staff and compounded by the Army’s under utilization of women and refusal to increase their numbers

Analysis

How Many Girls Did You Rape When You Were Young And At The Mercy Of Your Raging Hormones, Senator Chambliss?

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:52 PM June 6, 2013
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Rape is not a crime of an uncontrolled libido. Rape is a crime of uncontrolled violence. Men in power need to grasp that concept.

Actions

On Our Radar – Walk A Mile In Her Shoes – Men March Against Rape

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:05 AM October 28, 2012

Women are born with a treasure between their thighs that some men are willing to commit horrible acts of violence to dominate. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is a high-profile way to make men think about the threat of violence women (and many gay men) face every day of their lives. Today, Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is On Our Radar.

Discrimination

Melissa Harris Perry Talks About Rape: A Letter To Richard Mourdock (Video)

by David Badash ● 11:51 AM October 27, 2012
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Melissa Harris Perry this morning took a few minutes out to read her letter to Richard Mourdock. “But the whole point is choice,” Perry says. “Consent.”

News

Rape: How Many Different Kinds Does The GOP Believe There Are?

by David Badash ● 7:30 AM October 25, 2012
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Richard Mourdock’s “God intended” rape. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape.” Paul Ryan’s “forcible rape.” Why does the GOP classify rape as anything but what it really is?

News

Baptist Minister Sued For Sexual Assaults Of 4 And 6 Year-Old Girls

by David Badash ● 10:47 AM August 18, 2012

Two young women are suing the Southern Baptist Convention and three of its ministers for their sexual assault which they state began when they were 4 and 6 years old.

News

Former Catholic School Student Sues Principal For Sexual Assault

by David Badash ● 4:30 PM August 17, 2012

A former Catholic school student is suing his former principal for sexual assault which he says took place “several times a week” in the Texas school in the 1980s.

Arts

“The Invisible War”: Military Rape With Impunity

by Tanya Domi ● 12:41 PM June 23, 2012

The Invisible War documentary film’s riveting account of rape in the ranks should compel Congress to rip every door off its hinges inside the Pentagon. Sadly, rape with impunity is ubiquitous in our military and it’s a national shame  A  groundbreaking and award winning documentary film, “The Invisible War” about rape in the military ranks [...]

Analysis

Memorial Day: Remember The Dead And Salve The Wounds Of The Living

by Tanya Domi ● 12:23 PM May 28, 2012
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Memorial Day is a day to lay flowers on the graves of dead soldiers. There is nothing happy in this act of remembrance.

Bigotry Watch

Anti-Gay Activist Blames Military Sex Assault Rise On 10 Days Of DADT Repeal

by David Badash ● 1:04 PM April 25, 2012
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Elaine Donnelly is placing the blame for an increase in military sexual assaults on the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell even though her report only covers 10 days.

Discrimination

Herman Cain: Women “Have Concluded The Accusations Must Be True” (Video)

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM November 15, 2011
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Herman Cain admitted that his polling numbers among women have dropped since it was reported that he sexually assaulted and harassed women.