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‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen

‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
One by one, they came forward, finding safety in their staggering number and a world that was finally ready to believe them.
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What's so amazing is that it took a man's voice, a comedian's, to raise the issue and expose it. While you may be overwhelmed and even bored by this news story, it is important. Many excellent insights and quotes.

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India’s Rape Epidemic Hits New Low With The Gang Rape Of A 70-Year-Old Nun (IMAGE)

India’s Rape Epidemic Hits New Low With The Gang Rape Of A 70-Year-Old Nun (IMAGE) | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
She raised the alarm when seven or eight men burst into the convent in the early hours of the morning, and they 'punished' her with a brutal gang-rape.

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From the mouths of babes: Why wouldn’t a boy rape a girl?”

From the mouths of babes: Why wouldn’t a boy rape a girl?” | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

“Why wouldn’t a boy rape a girl?” my 16 year old son asked hypothetically while shooting hoops in the yard two days ago. He continued his thoughts with some prompting, “not me of course, but when you think about it. I mean it’s so hard to prove. It’s almost impossible. Like you have to prove that...

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"Imagine if men were as disgusted with rape as they are with periods" @CuteQueer96

"Imagine if men were as disgusted with rape as they are with periods" @CuteQueer96 | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey:
“flomation:
“thatnutellagirl:
“ quesadillia:
“ fuck-yeah-feminist:
“ sorayachemaly:
“ This should be posted in school hallways.

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Jay Leno speaks on Bill Cosby sexual assault scandal

Jay Leno speaks on Bill Cosby sexual assault scandal
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Interesting points about comedy, media censorship -- and how we don't believe women.

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1 In 3 College Men In Survey Say They Would Rape A Woman If They Could Get Away With It

1 In 3 College Men In Survey Say They Would Rape A Woman If They Could Get Away With It | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
As long as you don't call it "rape."
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Life, Death, Trust

Life, Death, Trust | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Sociopath Houston attorney crashes plane with two escorts, hires goons to beat one to death, rapes the other, and gets away with it. Betrayal of trust, traumatic brain injuries, fraud, felonies, and violence against women.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 3, 2014 7:01 PM

This story is not for the faint of heart, but for the strong of heart. Read it. Help via GiftRocket.com and using email address: abrooks2014 AT hush.com

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This Woman Is Contacting The Moms Of Boys Who Threaten To Rape Her On Twitter

This Woman Is Contacting The Moms Of Boys Who Threaten To Rape Her On Twitter | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Alanah Pearce got tired of seeing tweets from "young boys" threatening to rape her, so she contacted their moms.


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More Men Are Raped in US Than Women? Not.

More Men Are Raped in US Than Women? Not. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

You may have come across that assertion before if you have the habit of visiting MRA sites on the net.  I've seen it, but never found any sources for it, except for fuzzy hints that it's because of prison rape of men is not included in the general rape statistics.

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The men's rights movement would like to distract from the matter at hand. While men are raped (& abused) looking at the minority of problems does not address the main problem of violence against women. Also, solving the problem of violence against women & rape culture would go a long way in addressing such violence across all genders.

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Give Men Same Rape Advice You Give Women, Here's How Absurd It Would Sound

Give Men Same Rape Advice You Give Women, Here's How Absurd It Would Sound | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Read closely, fellas.

Women, like men, have the right to move throughout the world without constantly fearing for their safety, yet the burden of prevention continues to fall squarely on women's shoulders. One can't help but wonder, what would it look like if we talked to men about rape prevention in the same way we talk to women? 



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malek's curator insight, September 3, 2014 9:08 AM

To those who say that anti-rape advice for potential victims is just "common sense", please know that statistically, only 10% of victims were raped by strangers. 90% of sexual assault survivors knew who their attackers were. Avoiding walking in dark streets didn't work for a majority of victims, because they were not raped in an alley, but in their own homes, or the homes of someone they trusted.


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The Blame Game: Black Women, Shame, and Victim Blaming

The Blame Game: Black Women, Shame, and Victim Blaming | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The many stereotypes of black women are used to justify violence and aggression against them.  Because black women are mythologized as gold-digging, angry, physically strong, provocative shrews some black men assume (and this is something that having a mama, a auntie, a grandmother who raised you, or your own damn daughters doesn’t change) that if/when black women are hit, they asked for (or deserved) it.  At the end of the day many men empathize with other men and instead of vilifying any act of violence, physical or otherwise, against anyone, especially a woman, they attempt to justify it.  They put themselves in the shoes of the aggressor, but not the victim, and see themselves as blameless and reactionary, rather than violent and misogynistic.

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What (Many) Sex Workers Don't Want To Talk About

What (Many) Sex Workers Don't Want To Talk About | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
There are things, personal things, many sex workers don't want to talk about; including me. And that's a pity. Because it holds the sex worker movement back. Most cultural shifts regarding unequal ...

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I Was Sexually Assaulted By Someone I Thought Was A Feminist And An Ally

I Was Sexually Assaulted By Someone I Thought Was A Feminist And An Ally | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Years ago, I was in a serious relationship with someone I thought embodied the epitome of allyship.  He believed in collectivism, prison reform and feminist ideals.  When we first met we spent hours talking about social justice, anti-racism and how patriarchy was disappointingly widespread.  A scholar of African American Studies, I thought he was everything I had been looking for—a radical public intellectual and a partner. Six months into our relationship, we had an argument about his incomparable desire for biological children.  He said he required his female partner carry his children, but I was hesitant. Years of organizing with foster youth...

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More #YesAllWomen Backlash & Myth-Information (It's Math, Really)

More #YesAllWomen Backlash & Myth-Information (It's Math, Really) | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
If you don't follow me on Twitter, then you may not have noticed how in love I am with the #YesAllWomen phenomenon. Personally, it became very difficult for me to maintain such conversations when M...

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An Egyptian Rapper Is Using Her Music to Fight Back Against Sexual Harassment

An Egyptian Rapper Is Using Her Music to Fight Back Against Sexual Harassment | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
She's using her lyrics to speak out against the country's sexual assault crisis.

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malek's curator insight, June 11, 2014 3:22 PM

Sexual harassment is an endemic social disease in Egypt.

Graeme & Jennifer Bowman's curator insight, June 11, 2014 11:29 PM

Hard to believe, but blending popular culture with serious messages could actually have more impact than yet another PowerPoint presentation.

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Legislators grapple on rapists' parental rights bill | New Hampshire State Government

Legislators grapple on rapists' parental rights bill | New Hampshire State Government | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

House and Senate negotiators failed to reach agreement Tuesday on a bill allowing a mother to terminate the father’s parental rights of a child conceived during rape, if he is convicted, pleads guilty or found to have committed rape.

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Sexual Assault: Power Money Control : Infographic

Sexual Assault: Power Money Control : Infographic | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Often a taboo subject, victims often remain silent, fearing retribution or blaming themselves. Learn the facts about how and why these crimes are comm

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malek's curator insight, April 30, 2014 9:22 AM

But what's Sexual assault in the first place?

Sexual assault can be verbal, visual, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention. Examples of this are voyeurism (when someone watches private sexual acts), exhibitionism (when someone exposes him/herself in public), incest (sexual contact between family members), and sexual harassment. It can happen in different situations:  in the home by someone you know, on a date, or by a stranger in an isolated place.

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‘Real’ Men Don’t Rape, and Other ‘Sexy’ Language Dilemmas » Sociology Lens

‘Real’ Men Don’t Rape, and Other ‘Sexy’ Language Dilemmas » Sociology Lens | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

A new report  on student sexual assault, from the Obama administration with a refreshing and positive rhetoric, placing the focus on the perpetrator and not the victim. “If I saw it happening I would help her, not blame her”,


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malek's curator insight, May 13, 2014 7:36 PM

The One fact society fails to teach boys 

A woman is NOT a prey

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In Germany, no means yes

In Germany, no means yes | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

"A regressive definition of rape highlights the country’s stubbornly traditional attitudes toward women.

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The number of German rape cases ending in convictions has plummeted from 22 percent to 8 percent over the past 20 years, according to a study released by the Hanover-based Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony.

Those figures came as a shock to most Germans, who think of their country as a leader in the struggle for women's equality. [...]"


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SurvJustice.org

SurvJustice.org | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

SurvJustice fights for justice for survivors of sexual violence by providing survivor assistance and holding both perpetrators and enablers accountable. Our work focuses on the enforcement of victims’ rights within campus, administrative, civil, and criminal processes. SurvJustice also empowers activists who seek systematic change in their communities by providing resources and guidance. We offer a variety of comprehensive trainings as well as policy development for institutions responding to sexual violence, working on all fronts to decrease the prevalence of sexual violence.

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Blame rapists not victims

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Report: Many girls view sexual assault as normal behavior

Report: Many girls view sexual assault as normal behavior | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"But it’s okay ... I never think [harassment is] a big thing because they do it to everyone," said one interviewee

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malek's curator insight, April 21, 2014 9:18 AM

This study seems to been conducted on young girls so I am assuming that they are dealing with young boys. If these boys are allowed to act this way they will continue to do so when they grow up and that is madness.

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Finding the Courage to Cover Sexual Violence - Committee to Protect Journalists

Finding the Courage to Cover Sexual Violence - Committee to Protect Journalists | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Coverage of rape can bring journalists swift and unpredictable repercussions, but it can also change attitudes. By Frank Smyth... (Finding the Courage to Cover Sexual Violence | a must-read analysis. #AttacksOnPress.

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Act Now — Congresswoman Jackie Speier on Campus Sexual Assault - YouTube

Join Congresswoman Speier and student advocates and leaders from Know Your IX, the National Women Law Center and the American Association of University Women...

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List: States where rape is most common

List: States where rape is most common | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it


"Alaska's rate is three times the national average; New Jersey's rate is lowest"


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I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:32 PM

I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:33 PM

I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:34 PM

I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

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