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Women, Action & The Media Calls On Facebook To Address Gender-Based Hate Speech

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  • Feminist media group Women, Action & The Media (WAM) has called upon Facebook to address gender-based hate speech on the site, in particular groups and pages that condone rape and domestic violence, such as “Raping Your Girlfriend” or “Domestic Violence: Don’t Make Me Tell You Twice.” In an open letter, WAM asks that Facebook recognize speech about violence against women and girls as hate speech and agree not to tolerate it; train moderators to recognize and remove hate speech; and train moderators to understand how online harassment impacts the Facebook community. You can also contact five prominent companies who have run ads which appeared alongside violent and hateful content, including Dove and American Express, in hopes that they will put pressure on Facebook, too. [Women Action Media]
  • A federal appeals court has struck down Arizona’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, calling it unconstitutional. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

RIP Society: 3 Teens Post Rape Of A 12-Year-Old Girl On Facebook

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On Steubenville High School and teaching boys not to rape. Read More »
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Tips for reclaiming your sex life after being sexually assaulted. Read More »
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A teen girl is bullied online after alleged rape by two Torrington, CT, athletes. Read More »
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Three Chicago teenagers are facing sexual assault charges after they allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint and posted a video of that attack on Facebook.

In December, two 16-year-old boys and one 15-year-old boy brought the girl to one of their homes and allegedly took turns assaulting her, including sodomizing her. One of the young men had a gun in his pocket during some of the assaults and another held the gun during the rape. All of the rapes were caught on film and all three boys are visible in the videos, flashing gang signs. Keep reading »

Feds Fine Yale $165K, Citing Unreported Sex Crimes

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Yale owes the federal government $165,000 after multiple violations of the Clery Act, which calls on colleges to report crimes and release safety warnings. Among the “serious and numerous” violations, per a letter from a Department of Education official, are four unreported forcible sex offenses; the category includes rape, sexual assault, and fondling, the Huffington Post reports. Each of those offenses carries a $27,500 fine. Yale also owes that amount for leaving certain policy statements out of its crime reports, plus an additional $27,500 because it left out Yale-New Haven Hospital crime figures. Read more on Newser…

Don’t Want To Get Raped? Drink Less, Hong Kong Official Suggests

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Tips for reclaiming your sex life after being sexually assaulted. Read More »
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This date rape PSA has been accused of blaming the victim. Read More »
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On Steubenville High School and teaching boys not to rape. Read More »

Gee, don’t you just love that in the battle to train men to not rape, you have the security secretary of Hong Kong, Lai Tung-kwok, stomping on all our efforts by suggesting women just drink less? I do. It’s my favorite. Having the government permit men to not taking responsibility for their actions and place the onus of avoiding sexually assaul on women is just fabulous. Especially when this was the knee-jerk reaction to a 60 percent rise in reported rapes and an 18 percent rise in reported sexual assaults.  As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the director of the Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centers responded, “There’s a lot of stigma that’s given to the victims.  The remarks he made are proof of a culture that blames victims for doing something ‘wrong,’ like drinking.” The fear is that women won’t report abuse because they fear being blamed and shamed.  Rape culture, it’s great.

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Cab Driver Allegedly Rapes Sleeping Woman, Returns Lost Wallet, Wants A Cookie

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  • A New Orleans cab driver would much prefer that you focus on the fact he returned a man’s lost wallet and didn’t accept the reward and not that he covered the in-cab surveillance camera and allegedly raped a woman sleeping in the back of his taxi. [Jezebel]
  • Surprise! White men make up the majority of evening cable news hosts. [Media Matters For America]
  • California’s state Assembly has advanced a bill that will protect trans students who use bathrooms based on their gender identity, not their physical sex. [Los Angeles Times]
  • What are Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s thoughts on the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision that effectively legalized abortion in America? [Politico] Keep reading »

Facebook Page Run By Active Marines Mocks Violence Against Female Troops

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Donald Trump helpfully reminds us all men are rapists, always. Read More »
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Defense Secretary vows to take sexual assault in the military seriously. Read More »
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A Facebook page run by active Marines mocking violence against female troops has been taken down after it was publicly outed by a Congresswoman. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) penned a letter to the Secretary of Defense and the commander of the Marine Corps asking them to take action on the page, F’N Wook, which showed pictures of women with disrespectful, sexist, and violent captions. “Many of the pictures imply women only advance professionally by performing sexual favors,” Rep. Speier wrote in her letter. “And otherwise promote the idea that women are inferior and only useful as sexual objects and sandwich makers.”  One showed a picture of three female Marines with the caption, “Lesbian … still goes down on gunny for promotion.” Another showed a servicewoman with a black eye and the caption, “She burned the bacon only once.” Keep reading »

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