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China Plans to Execute a Victim of Domestic Violence - Huffington Post

China Plans to Execute a Victim of Domestic Violence - Huffington Post | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
China Plans to Execute a Victim of Domestic Violence Huffington Post In the eyes of officers, Li's was just another case of domestic violence, which is regularly treated as a private matter by Chinese authorities.
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Girls face jail for 40 years for miscarrying after rape

Girls face jail for 40 years for miscarrying after rape | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
ANDREA* was 14 when she collapsed in her bathroom in agony. She was having a miscarriage.

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With Loved Ones in Prison, Women Become Leaders in the Fight Against Solitary Confinement in New York

With Loved Ones in Prison, Women Become Leaders in the Fight Against Solitary Confinement in New York | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Jessica Casanova’s nephew wrote her a letter: “I”m here in a steel coffin. I’m breathing but I’m dead.” Casanova recounted, “I didn’t know what that meant so I got on a bus and I found out.” That w...

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NakedTruth.ca: What is a SWERF?

NakedTruth.ca: What is a SWERF? | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
SWERF stands for Sex Worker Exclusionary Radical Feminist.

You know her. She calls herself a feminist and her life work revolves around eliminating sex work jobs.

She thinks men should all be ashamed for being men (naturally visual beings).

The name explains itself, but it is interesting to note that the SWERF mentality IS slowly dying like causes steeped in hatred usually do.

How To Identify If You Are a SWERF

Perhaps you are wondering if YOU are a SWERF. Perhaps you hang around with people in the rescue industry, or you have a good friend who has been saying a lot of things about "prostituted women" lately.

Perhaps you have been CALLED a SWERF and you're wondering

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Decision Allows Abortion Law, Forcing 13 Texas Clinics to Close

Decision Allows Abortion Law, Forcing 13 Texas Clinics to Close | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The ruling gave Texas permission to require all abortion clinics in the state to meet the same building, equipment and staffing standards as hospital-style surgical centers.

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Why a gender-sensitive approach is necessary in peacekeeping and security sector reform ( SSR) | European Year for Development

Why a gender-sensitive approach is necessary in peacekeeping and security sector reform ( SSR) | European Year for Development | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
There is still an urgent need to refocus attention on integrating gender perspectives and involving women in peacekeeping and SSR reform processes. This article considers some of the key reasons why this matters.

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Time for young feminists to look beyond the mattress and campus rape

Time for young feminists to look beyond the mattress and campus rape | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
It's a striking juxtaposition, to say the least. In the news this week we've seen photos of hundreds of girls and young women, many of them pregnant, recently rescued from captivity and sexual slavery at the hands of Boko Haram , the militant Islamist group in Nigeria. We've also seen photos of young women, smiling in their robes and mortarboards on graduation day at Columbia University in New York City, helping a classmate carry her mattress to the podium as a symbol of the trauma she says s
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Laura Lee Smith's comment, May 27, 10:15 PM
I have to say this message was elegantly captured; look outward to create change in the world, not inward. I wish more people were capable of understanding that to create real change we can't focus on just one person, we have to see the bigger picture.
Rodney Ebersole's comment, May 28, 11:03 PM
Very interesting article that brings to light the big picture and how the mattress example might be important but its nowhere near the same as what has been happening worldwide. I find it encouraging that there seems to be some media given recently towards the human trafficking going on around the world and how horrendous these kinds of sexual crimes really are. Hopefully with more attention given to them there can be real change on a worldwide scale in regards to woman and men being abused.
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Finding a Place to Live Is So Much Harder When You're Trans | VICE | United States

The bigotry and lack of understanding that make it difficult to get a job (or hold it) is the same bigotry that puts you last when applying for housing.
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While at War, Female Soldiers Fight to Belong

While at War, Female Soldiers Fight to Belong | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Even as women distinguish themselves as enlisted soldiers, many struggle with depression and a sense of alienation in an intensely male military world.
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Is a Sex-Shop Coming to Saudi Arabia?

Is a Sex-Shop Coming to Saudi Arabia? | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Abdelaziz Aouragh’s intention to bring a “sensual boutique” to Saudi Arabia has left many surprised, some encouraged, and others confused.
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Rodney Ebersole's comment, May 28, 11:26 PM
Interesting business idea and I will be surprised if it succeeds. Woman sexuality seems very stifled and repressed. The idea that woman will ever be able to walk into these stores and buy sexual products seems like a long ways off. I am assuming men will not go into these stores either as it would show possibly a lack of ability on their part. This will be an interesting experiment on what is permissible to Muslims in terms of sex.
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Islamic State burned a woman alive for not engaging in an ‘extreme’ sex act, U.N. official says

Islamic State burned a woman alive for not engaging in an ‘extreme’ sex act, U.N. official says | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Zainab Bangura, the U.N.'s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, recently conducted a tour of refugee camps in the shadow of the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, war-ravaged countries where the Islamic State commands swaths of territory. She heard a host of horror stories from victims and their families and recounted them in an interview earlier this week with the Middle East Eye, an independent regional news site.
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Laura Lee Smith's comment, May 27, 10:20 PM
I did some research on the Yazidis a few months ago and what all these women undergo is horrific, and because they are female they are especially vulnerable both before and after the attack from family and friends who will shame them. Unfortunately until that region stabilizes the only way to stop it is fighting IS and eventually stopping the practice of sexual slavery.
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Father of woman slain in apparent South Anchorage murder-suicide speaks out

Father of woman slain in apparent South Anchorage murder-suicide speaks out | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
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Edwin Gonzalez lost his daughter Desiree Gonzalez and grandchildren Zaiden Young, 4, and Zarielle Young, 17 months, in a murder-suicide that took place May 13, 2015 in Anchorage. Curtis Young III also died in the incident, which police have described as a domestic-violence-related murder-suicide.
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An Anchorage man who found his only child and two grandchildren dead in their apartment last week in what police are calling a domestic-violence-related murder-suicide remembered his daughter Thursday as a hard worker, a good mother and an independent child.

“She was my baby,” Edwin Gonzalez said of his daughter, Desiree Leandra Gonzalez, while sitting on a recliner in his living room Thursday afternoon.

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The father found the bodies of Desiree and her family on the afternoon of May 13. Even before the deaths, there had been signs of violence in the household, according to court records.

Initial evidence indicates that Desiree, 27; Zaiden E. Young, 4; and 17-month-old Zarielle A. Young were killed by Curtis Young III, Desiree’s boyfriend of six years, the Anchorage Police Department reported Thursday. Young shot his girlfriend and their two children before turning the gun on himself, police said.

The murders are still being investigated, police said.

Edwin said he's been focused on the well-being of his wife since the tragedy struck and that she is having a hard time accepting what happened.

It wasn’t until this week that Edwin shared with his wife what he saw in Desiree’s 74th Avenue apartment, tucked away in a quiet neighborhood near the Old Seward Highway.

A 'catastrophic' scene
A mother’s worries prompted Edwin to check on Desiree around noon. Edwin's wife asked him to drive over to the apartment after he called Desiree’s workplace -- Reliant Transportation, where she worked as a bus driver -- and learned she hadn’t shown up that morning.

Edwin remained calm. Initially, he wasn’t thinking anything bad had happened; it was possible Desiree and Young overslept, he said.

When he arrived, the doors were locked, but the couple’s vehicles were outside. He didn’t want to break in, but said his wife insisted he find out where Desiree and her children were.

Edwin grabbed a ladder and leaned it against the home. He climbed it and peeked inside a second-story bedroom window. All four were dead in the room.

Shaking his head, Edwin declined to talk about his discovery in any more detail.

Anchorage police Sgt. Mike Couturier previously called the crime scene “catastrophic.”

An independent daughter
Desiree's childhood was fairly typical, her father said.

She spent her free time with friends or with a cousin who was around the same age. The cousins remained close as they got older.

Around middle school, Desiree started taking piano lessons and Edwin eventually bought a piano. He said he’d frequently ask his daughter to play “his song,” and she would plunk out a rendition of "Amazing Grace."


Desiree's classmates at Service High School described her as quiet -- a girl who kept to herself. Edwin’s recollection differs -- she was a bit of a “wild child” at home, he said, quick to assert her autonomy.

She was in her early 20s when she gave birth to Zaiden. She took quickly to being a mother, Edwin said.

Edwin says his daughter and Young were good parents and they both pitched in.

Young had difficulty holding down a steady job, Edwin said, but he appeared to be a caring father.

“I liked the guy,” Edwin said.

‘Young and in love’
Young wasn’t without his problems. He had anger issues, Edwin Gonzalez said, evidenced by domestic violence convictions against him in 2010 and 2011.

Zaiden was still a baby when the young couple got into an argument about Young’s smoking, court records say. Young was charged for attacking Desiree during that argument.

About a year later, Young choked Desiree until she passed out -- twice. He was mad that she was going to a concert, the records say.

A judge ordered Young not to contact the mother of his child in both cases. But by all indications, the couple remained together.

Young also participated in required domestic violence courses. Edwin said he believed Young didn't have a good attitude about the classes and was unwilling to learn from his mistakes.

Edwin said he also encouraged Young to seek private counseling. He suggested this to his daughter too, he said.

Desiree would not respond to his pleas. Neither would Young.

He went as far as to tell Desiree that perhaps she should get away from Young.

“But they were young and in love,” Edwin said. “I told her my opinion, but it was her choice to make … I had to let them live their lives.”
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The president of the Boy Scouts of America just endorsed dropping the ban on gay leaders

The president of the Boy Scouts of America just endorsed dropping the ban on gay leaders | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
"The status quo in our movement's membership standards cannot be sustained."
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The weaker sex

The weaker sex | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
One group in particular is suffering (see article). Poorly educated men in rich countries have had difficulty coping with the enormous changes in the labour market and the home over the past half-century. As technology and trade have devalued brawn, less-educated men have struggled to find a role in the workplace. Women, on the other hand, are surging into expanding sectors such as health care and education, helped by their superior skills. As education has become more important, boys have also fallen behind girls in school (except at the very top). Men who lose jobs in manufacturing often never work again. And men without work find it hard to attract a permanent mate. The result, for low-skilled men, is a poisonous combination of no job, no family and no prospects.
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What children experience when mothers, fathers or both parents are incarcerated: Research brief - Journalist's Resource

What children experience when mothers, fathers or both parents are incarcerated: Research brief - Journalist's Resource | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
2015 research brief on the experiences of boys and girls who have had incarcerated parents compared to those who had not, by Allison Dwyer Emory of Cornell University.

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At the intersections: San women and the rights of indigenous peoples in Africa

At the intersections: San women and the rights of indigenous peoples in Africa | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

(2011). At the intersections: San women and the rights of indigenous peoples in Africa. The International Journal of Human Rights: Vol. 15, Indigenous rights in Southern Africa, pp. 89-110.


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What is peacekeeping? United Nations Peacekeeping

What is peacekeeping? United Nations Peacekeeping | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
An explanation of what UN Peacekeeping is. The history and reform of UN Peacekeeping. In addition the role of the security council and the general assembly, as well as an information on how a new operation is formed, and Peacekeepers day.

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'19 Kids': Josh Duggar's Politico Dad Advocated Death for Rapists

'19 Kids': Josh Duggar's Politico Dad Advocated Death for Rapists | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The father of Josh Duggar, the "19 Kids and Counting" star accused of child molestation, suggested in a 2002 political campaign that rape should be...
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Laura Lee Smith's comment, May 27, 10:17 PM
I have had issues with this family and their portrayal on television from the start, and now to find out after they've stated that gays should not be allowed around children because they will molest them, that in fact they hid their son's molestation of his own sisters from police sickens me. They should be in jail. Having said that, they are burying their cause as well as presidential candidate Huckabee under their inflammatory and hateful speech.
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Sick of Seeing an Underage Fake Nude of Herself on the Internet, This Canadian Woman Took Matters into Her Own Hands | VICE | United States

Sick of Seeing an Underage Fake Nude of Herself on the Internet, This Canadian Woman Took Matters into Her Own Hands | VICE | United States | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Since she published the blog post, Andrea says she has heard from many other women who are also being cyberstalked, and even though she says she hasn't received help from police, she still tells others to call them. "Maybe the more cases they get, the more they will see how serious and widespread this issue is and deal with it," she told me.
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Rodney Ebersole's comment, May 28, 11:20 PM
This is a sad story for this woman and what she must have gone through because of cyber bullying. I think woman are more often the victims of this and my own wife has dealt with this in the past. I am not for large controlling agencies of the internet but I understand the need for people to be shut down when they do illegal actions such as this. I would imagine a woman feeling very insulted and possibly ashamed if they had nude photos of themselves posted without their knowledge. I think many people don't see the harm in this as nudity isn't a big ordeal to them but clearly this woman could have lost jobs and friends over this issue and I'm sure the embarrassment of it all was extensive. I appreciate how this woman was finally able to confront the perpetrator through her blog and I hope she is no longer plagued by this.
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Women Describe Their Struggles With Gender Roles in Military

Women Describe Their Struggles With Gender Roles in Military | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Asked in 2014 to share their experiences, female soldiers and veterans talked about serving where “a lot of respect slips through the cracks.”
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An Unusual Case of Munchausen by Proxy: My Grandma the Poisoner

An Unusual Case of Munchausen by Proxy: My Grandma the Poisoner | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
So why would Grandma poison us? Well, for some time, my mother has postulated that Grandma has Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a condition that causes caregivers to poison or injure their charges. Me? I'm sure that Grandma wasn't trying to hurt anyone. If she slipped you a Mickey it was because she didn't want you to leave—she loved to make people miss their train. "Stay the night, stay the night," she'd coo.
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Dublin Archbishop says Catholic Church needs reality check after gay vote

Dublin Archbishop says Catholic Church needs reality check after gay vote | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Huge vote in favor of gay right to marriage forces rethink.
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Laura Lee Smith's comment, May 27, 10:21 PM
I have to say I applaud that he is willing to listen to the message the voters very clearly sent and work towards a more tolerant message from the Catholic faith.
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Feminist activist set up with fake account: fake tweets

Feminist activist set up with fake account: fake tweets | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Caitlin Roper's Twitter has been duplicated multiple times by trolls. We spoke to her about why she's being targeted and how she's coping with it.
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App aims to help trafficking victims break the language barrier

App aims to help trafficking victims break the language barrier | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The app "You Have a Voice" is designed to enable victims to describe the nature of their enslavement or exploitation in their native language by answering a series of questions.

Answering sensitive questions by using the app rather than speaking directly to officers could reduce the shame and fear that often stops victims from speaking out, and help police to arrest traffickers and save other victims, said Dunston, who became a professor at Champlain College in Vermont, USA.

"Cops I've spoken with keep talking about the language barrier, whether it's because the victims don't speak English or don't want to speak to police due to a lack of trust," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone.
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Laura Lee Smith's comment, May 27, 10:23 PM
This is amazing! The only problem would be a lot of trafficking victims do not have access to apps, so would police when questioning a victim provide access to the app?
Rob Duke's comment, May 28, 1:09 AM
Yes, great point, plus a pimp that probably checks the phone regularly....
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How Companies Crush Women’s Ambitions

How Companies Crush Women’s Ambitions | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
After just two years on the job, women's desire to reach the top ranks of management and confidence in their ability plummets.
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