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Indian Police Chief Suggests Women Protect Themselves From Rape With Chili Powder

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  • Here are two different ways to stop rape. One, teach men and women that rape is never, ever, ever acceptable. Two, tell women to carry around chili powder to throw at potential attackers. I guess chili powder in the eyeball will make a rapey boner go away right quick, according to a police chief in India. [Guardian UK]
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  • Meet Fabiola Gianotti, part of the team who discovered the Higgs Boson particle this year. She is 5th runner-up for TIME magazine’s “Person Of The Year” award, which went to President Obama. [Feministing]
  • Reported sexual assaults at military academies in the United States spiked buy 23 perent this year. Of course, that’s just reported sexual assaults.  [AP]
  • Some nutjobs think Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faked her concussion. [Jezebel]
  • An amendment in the Defense Authorization bill to extend insurance coverage for abortion to women in the military who have been raped has been included. [Huffington Post]
  • Blogger Amanda Marcotte on how rapists say they rape because of mixed signals and how the blog The Good Men Project believes them. [Slate]
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