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Ten Arrested In India Over Gang Rape Of Young Woman

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Six people have been charged in the alleged dual gang rape of a 21-year-old woman in India earlier this week. In all, 10 people were arrested in connection with the attack, which occurred on Christmas Eve.  Keep reading »

Teen Accused Of “Public Lewdness,” Kicked Out Of School For Reporting Rape

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  • An East Texas high school student was thrown out of her school after she reported a rape inside the band room from a fellow student. Officials shuttled them both to a program for troubled students, where the then-17-year-old had to see her attacker constantly. She was accused of committing “public lewdness.” This is a messed-up story and some great work by reporter Abigail Pesta. [MSNBC]
  • Uganda has passed a law against homosexuality which punishes gay behavior with life in prison. [Al-Jazeera] Keep reading »

Private Spying Companies Sell Lists Of Rape Victims

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Secretive data companies are tracking almost every American’s every move online—and compiling and selling disturbingly targeted lists based on that spying, a new Senate Commerce Committee report concludes. That includes lists of rape victims, people suffering from ailments including HIV, AIDS, and dementia, and people with substance abuse problems, a privacy group said in a hearing yesterday, as per CNN. Read more on Newser … 

The Soapbox: Why Does Anyone Still Think It’s Okay To Listen To R. Kelly?

The Soapbox: Why Does Anyone Still Think It's Okay To Listen To R. Kelly?

R. Kelly is one of the most successful R&B artists of our time. He’s sold 54 million records globally, had a career that spans three decades and penned classic records that have provided the soundtrack for some of our best moments.

But while folks were bumping and grinding to his hits, other things were going bump in the night. Keep reading »

Alabama Judge To Resentence Rapist Who Got Zero Prison Time

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Following an outcry over some complete and utter bullllllshit, an Alabama judge will resentence a convicted rapist who got exactly zero prison time for his crimes. Austin Clem was found guilty by a jury of raping a teenaged girl, who was his neighbor, twice when she was 14 and again when she was 18.  Two weeks ago, Judge James Woodroof sentenced Clem to two years in a program for non-violent offenders — despite the fact that rape is one of the most violent acts there is — and three years of supervised probation. Everyone but Austin Clem himself promptly asked Judge Woodroof, What the fuck are you thinking?  The district attorney for the Limestone County jurisdiction appealed the sentencing as too lenient. His victim, who is now age 20, even went on Melissa Harris-Perry’s show to speak out against his slap-on-the-wrist sentencing. The judge has responded accordingly: yesterday, he filed paperwork for re-sentencing.  Put that criminal behind bars where he belongs so he can’t hurt someone else again. [WHNT, Mother Jones]

Former ESPN Editor Warns Son To Get Texts Proving Consent To Sex

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Never have sex with a girl unless she’s sent you a text that proves the sexual relationship is consensual beforehand.  And it’s a good idea to even follow up any sexual encounter with a tasteful text message saying how you both enjoyed being with one another — even if you never plan on hooking up again.

This is the advice of Roxanne Jones, founding editor of ESPN The Magazine, in an op-ed on CNN.com about what she teaches her college-aged son as he navigates the sexual waters of university life. She continues:

Crazy, I know, but I’ve actually been encouraging my son and his friends to use sexting — minus the lewd photos — to protect themselves from being wrongly accused of rape. Because just as damning text messages and Facebook posts helped convict the high-schoolers in Steubenville of rape, technology can also be used to prove innocence.

In other words, Jones teaches her son that women cry rape all the time and he should protect himself from false accusations of sexual assault with inadmissable evidence, like a text message.

The only problem with this little plan is, well, everything. Keep reading »

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