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When Sex Ed Teaches Gender Inequality, Sex Gets Safer

When Sex Ed Teaches Gender Inequality, Sex Gets Safer | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
A new study shows a "striking" difference in effectiveness between programs that address gender and power, and those that don't.

 

"In a new study, Nicole Haberland, a senior associate at the Population Council,makes the case that “comprehensive” should include gender and power dynamics. The study, published in International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, reviewed evaluations of 22 sex-education programs for adolescents and young adults, comparing how effective they were in reducing pregnancy and STIs.


"Ten of the programs had at least one lesson on gender and power, and 80 percent of them saw significant decreases in pregnancy or STIs compared with a control group. Of the 12 programs that did not address these issues, 17 percent led to those positive outcomes. Teaching about power and gender roles was a consistent predictor of better health outcomes, even when Haberland accounted for other variables like sample size and whether the studies were longitudinal."

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Dalhousie faces deluge of complaints as dental students suspended

Dalhousie faces deluge of complaints as dental students suspended | critical reasoning | Scoop.it

Dalhousie University was engulfed in controversy on Monday after it announced the suspension of 13 male dentistry students over misogynistic comments on Facebook that came to light almost a month ago.
The university announced on Monday morning that the men are suspended from clinical activities while an academic committee considers further penalties, such as academic suspension or expulsion.

 Pressure on the institution is increasing: At least five internal processes related to the incident are taking place simultaneously, provincial regulatory bodies have warned they will consider the men’s ability to demonstrate “good character” when they apply to practise, and there is an unverified threat that the hacker collective Anonymous will identify the men in the “Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen” Facebook group.

University president Richard Florizone said Dalhousie decided on the suspension on Dec. 22, but waited to communicate it because it had reports some of the men were at “credible risk of potential self-harm.” Now that the students are back on campus, they have access to university supports, he added.

As long as the students are suspended from clinical activities, they cannot graduate, Dr. Florizone said.

“The behaviour has called into question their professionalism … so they are suspended from clinical activity until this academic committee removes that suspension,” he said.

Even if they graduate on time this spring, the students are likely to face heavy questioning when they apply for licenses. The Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia said in a statement it will consider the outcome of the inquiries at Dalhousie in any decision to allow the students to practise. And the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, which regulates 9,000 dentists, has asked Dalhousie for the names of the 13 men.

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Senegalese law bans raped 10-year-old from aborting twins

Senegalese law bans raped 10-year-old from aborting twins | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Efforts of human rights campaigners thwarted by Napoleonic law allowing abortion only in life-or-death circumstances
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University student attacked after threats over feminist activities on campus

University student attacked after threats over feminist activities on campus | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
A Queen's University student says she was attacked by a stranger after receiving threatening emails over her support for feminist activities on campus.
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How Women Broke In to Elite Engineering Schools. (Marijuana Was Involved.)

How Women Broke In to Elite Engineering Schools. (Marijuana Was Involved.) | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate. On Thursday, March 27, Future Tense and New America’s Breadwinning and Caregiving Program will host From Nowhere to Nobels: Pathways to Success for Women in STEM in Washington, D.C. For more information and to RSVP,...
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Jimmy Carter rails against worldwide 'abuse of women and girls' in new book

Jimmy Carter rails against worldwide 'abuse of women and girls' in new book | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
A Call to Action sees 39th US president blame false religious interpretations for female genital mutilation and child marriage, writes Alison Flood
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Concordia University engineers rewrite frosh chant songbook

Concordia University engineers rewrite frosh chant songbook | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Recent controversies over sexually explicit chants at other Canadian universities have led engineering students at Concordia University to rewrite their frosh songbook.
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The real voices behind the EU's report on violence against women

The real voices behind the EU's report on violence against women | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
6 Mar 2014: Laura Bates: Forty four percent of women in the UK have experienced physical or sexual abuse. Surprising? Not to us at the Everyday Sexism Project, where stories such as these are saddeningly commonplace
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Statement in Response to Sexually Violent Facebook Thread

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The blatant sexual harassment scarring our university students

The blatant sexual harassment scarring our university students | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Laura Bates: 'Lad culture' has led to a normalisation of sexual assault on campuses around the country, but students – male and female – are fighting back
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Tackling sex assault

Tackling sex assault | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
A first-of-its-kind study of sexual assault on Nova Scotia campuses found that first-year students are particularly targeted and vulnerable, especially in their first semester.
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Colombian reporter Jineth Bedoya Lima gives voice to abused women

Colombian reporter Jineth Bedoya Lima gives voice to abused women | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Journalist tortured and raped by paramilitary fighters is now working to raise awareness of sexual violence in warfare, writes Ed Vulliamy
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UN urges Burma to condemn monk who called envoy ‘bitch’ and ‘whore’

UN urges Burma to condemn monk who called envoy ‘bitch’ and ‘whore’ | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Language used by ultranationalist Buddhist monk Wirathu about visiting official was utterly unacceptable, UN says
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Dalhousie dentistry student calls restorative justice plan 'shocking'

Dalhousie dentistry student calls restorative justice plan 'shocking' | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
A fourth-year dentistry student at Dalhousie University in Halifax says the restorative justice solution put forward by Dalhousie's administration, after misogynistic posts were made by several male students on Facebook, is unacceptable, and she and her father want an investigation.
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University of Ottawa hockey players say school has let them down

University of Ottawa hockey players say school has let them down | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
A University of Ottawa men's hockey player says he has been betrayed and his reputation "smeared" by the school after it suspended the entire team and blacklisted him from school functions following allegations related to a sexual assault investigation in Thunder Bay, Ont.
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How Not to Talk About a Culture of Sexual Assault

How Not to Talk About a Culture of Sexual Assault | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Nearly one in five American women reported experiencing rape at some time in their lives. Recent clashes about the term rape culture highlight the roles of systems, attitudes, and resources in preventing the crime and undoing the criminal.
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So much paper, so little action on aboriginal women

So much paper, so little action on aboriginal women | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
It’s time for a national inquiry, and this one should have teeth
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Talking to Anita Hill, 23 Years After the Hearings and as Truthful As Ever

Talking to Anita Hill, 23 Years After the Hearings and as Truthful As Ever | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
It’s fair to say that the target audience for the new documentary Anita, which opens Friday in theaters, is not Ginni Thomas. One of the ways we know this is that the movie, about Anita Hill, opens with the audio of Mrs. Thomas’ bizarre 2010 voice mail message, asking professor...
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Targeting Drunk Women Accounts for Sexual Aggression, Not 'Blurred Lines'

Targeting Drunk Women Accounts for Sexual Aggression, Not 'Blurred Lines' | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Crossed signals from alcohol-impaired perception do not cause unwanted come-ons, new research suggests. Instead, aggressors simply target women who appear inebriated
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New database lists 824 murdered, missing native women in Canada

New database lists 824 murdered, missing native women in Canada | critical reasoning | Scoop.it

Some of the names are familiar, such as Cherisse Houle, the 17-year-old found lying face down in a creek just outside Winnipeg.

Some are forgotten, such as Constance Cameron, whose murder 30 years ago has never been solved.

One name is famous -- Helen Betty Osborne, whose death is emblematic of violent racism in Manitoba.

Those names and hundreds more appear on a new public database, the first of its kind, created by an Ottawa researcher. It pegs the number of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada at 824.

Canada's Missing and Murdered Women

As part of her PhD thesis, federal civil servant Maryanne Pearce created her own database of missing and murdered women in Canada, cross-referencing newspaper articles, police websites and reports, court documents and other public sources. We’ve created an online database based on Appendix F of her thesis – a list of more than 3,300 cases of missing or dead Canadian women. See the database.

MANITOBA'S MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN AND GIRLS111 missing or murdered dating back to Jean Mocharski's murder near the Alexander Docks in 1961.83 aboriginal women have been murdered over the last 50 years. About a third of the murders are unsolved.28 women are missing, including 18 in the last decade.10 children (aged 11 and under) were murdered, including Phoenix Sinclair.20 is the average age of the missing and murdered women (among those whose ages are known).6 women were murdered by their husband or boyfriend.

-- Source: An Awkward Silence: Missing And Murdered Vulnerable Women And The Canadian Justice System, Maryanne Pearce, 2013.

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"The new database is the first comprehensive and fully public list of missing and murdered aboriginal women, but activists in Ontario are working on a similar one for that province. The database was created by federal civil servant Maryanne Pearce and forms part of her PhD thesis for the University of Ottawa's law school.

 

The thesis, along with the database, were submitted last fall and are available online.

 

To gather a complete list of names, Pearce spent seven years cross-referencing newspaper articles, police websites and reports, court documents and other public sources, much as the NWAC did."

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Students quit U of O board after making sex comments about student federation president

Students quit U of O board after making sex comments about student federation president | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Four University of Ottawa student politicians have resigned after the school’s student federation president spoke out against sexually graphic messages exchanged about her by male students.
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Advice From Roman Polanski’s Victim, Samantha Jane Geimer, to Dylan Farrow

Advice From Roman Polanski’s Victim, Samantha Jane Geimer, to Dylan Farrow | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
With all the accusations, heated debate, and ugliness incited by the tweets and articles in the Dylan Farrow vs. Woody Allen battle, I think the only question that really matters is: Can this help anyone else? We should operate on the premise that it must. First, we should evaluate ourselves...
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White singers deserve the same scrutiny for sexism as Snoop Dogg

White singers deserve the same scrutiny for sexism as Snoop Dogg | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Frances Lockie: Feminists – some of whom tried to ban Snoop Dogg from entering Australia – are keen to hold to hip hop singers to account for their sexism. So why do others get a free pass?
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When Misogynist Trolls Make Journalism Miserable for Women

When Misogynist Trolls Make Journalism Miserable for Women | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
How many talented women dropped out of the blogosphere rather than deal with hateful Internet feedback?
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