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Ex-Long Beach cop gets 11 years for sex crimes with underage girls - Los Angeles Times

Ex-Long Beach cop gets 11 years for sex crimes with underage girls - Los Angeles Times | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Ex-Long Beach cop gets 11 years for sex crimes with underage girls Los Angeles Times A former Long Beach police officer was sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to numerous sex crimes involving underage girls,...
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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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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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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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Woman held in box for months found dead, man sought, police say

Woman held in box for months found dead, man sought, police say | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The hunt for a registered sex offender suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and her son intensified Thursday after police raided but failed to find anyone inside a home in western Missouri, where the man was charged last month for allegedly keeping the woman confined in a wooden box.
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Human trafficking victims gain legal status with law clinic’s help

Human trafficking victims gain legal status with law clinic’s help | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Students worked in partnership with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking to gain legal residency for a Filipino man and a Mexican woman.
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People Say Sex Work Hardens Women Like It’s a Bad Thing

People Say Sex Work Hardens Women Like It’s a Bad Thing | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

Yes, I am hardened and don’t get the feels as easy as I used to.  I love it, I’m tough and I don’t take shit, The only way this is a bad thing is if you’re a dude who wants me to treat you like you’re entitled to something.

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This is why guys whine about seeing “pros” - they know we are less easy to manipulate


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Gracie Passette's curator insight, May 14, 5:04 PM

Click to read the entire discussion ~ this is what many sex workers are talking about when they discuss empowerment.

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Watch Transphobia Fuel an Angry, Violent Mob in Myrtle Beach | VICE | United States

In a short new film by Alli Coates, performance artist Signe Pierce saunters through a touristy boardwalk in South Carolina dressed in stripper garb. She's propositioned, berated, and ultimately attacked.
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Keep Harriet Tubman – and all women – off the $20 bill

Harriet Tubman dedicated much of her life to subverting the system of forced labor and oppression that built America’s economy.
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On one hand, replacing the face of Andrew Jackson – a man whose wealthwas made on the backs of enslaved black people – with Tubman’s image sounds like an idyllic reversal of fortune. But in examining Tubman’s life, it’s clear that putting her face on America’s currency would undermine her legacy. By escaping slavery and helping many others do the same, Tubman became historic for essentially stealing “property.”


This, however, is a false dichotomy.  To judge Andrew Jackson under one dimension as a slave owner is to miss those aspects of him that made him the American Lion and a critical President at that time in history.  First, we were becoming an aristocracy and Jackson's war record and charisma wrested control from the elite in the East and shared it with those who were building the West.  In addition, Jackson kept John C. Calhoun from breaking up the U.S. over slavery two generations earlier than the Civil War when it is unclear that we would have survived.  Jackson would be the first to admit that he was not perfect, but he wouldn't back down from anything in his record; and, he would have good reason to be proud of his overall legacy.

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The town where Matthew Shepard was killed is the first in Wyoming to pass an LGBT anti-discrimination measure

Laramie's city council approved an ordinance Wednesday that prohibits housing, employment and public facility discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Two Big Frauds: I Pretended to Be Pregnant at a Crisis Pregnancy Center

Two Big Frauds: I Pretended to Be Pregnant at a Crisis Pregnancy Center | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In reality, however, they’re often the opposite: disseminating misinformation and, in the process, robbing women of their autonomy. And the best worst part of the situation is the fact that plenty of crisis pregnancy centers, in spite of their duplicity, are actually licensed community clinics, which gives them an added air of respectability.

So, in the interest of trying to understand what actually goes on in these inexplicably legal establishments, I decided to go undercover as a preggers patsy.
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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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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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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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Afghan police jailed over Farkhunda mob death - BBC News

Afghan police jailed over Farkhunda mob death - BBC News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Eleven Afghan policemen are sent to prison for failing to protect a woman killed after being falsely accused of burning the Koran.
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Internet search tool takes on human traffickers

Internet search tool takes on human traffickers | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Three-year project offers law enforcement a way to catch criminals and reach out to underaged victims.
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The Texas Prison Rape Problem - Jezebel

The Texas Prison Rape Problem - Jezebel | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
It didn’t take long after Passion Star was sent to prison for her to be sexually assaulted for the first time. And it wasn’t long before she filed her first complaint against her first attacker.

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NO DISRESPECT TO ANY ONE BECAUSE OF THE TITLE OF THIS ARTICLE AS IT WAS NOT WRITTEN BY ME BUT THE VIOLENCE OF RAPE MUST BE STOPPED AND THE ISSUES, CONCERNS, AND COMPLAINTS DEALT WITH NO MATTER WHO THE CRIME IS INFLICTED UPON.

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Watch Two Sneak Peeks from This Week's 'VICE' on HBO Episode | VICE | United States

Watch Two Sneak Peeks from This Week's 'VICE' on HBO Episode | VICE | United States | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
This week we investigate Bangladesh's black market for human organs and the rise of homophobia in Uganda.
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Behind the Rise of Hijab Porn | VICE | United States

Behind the Rise of Hijab Porn | VICE | United States | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Lebanon-born, US-based porn star Khalifa herself must have had an inkling the scene would shock. Was she consciously courting such controversy? I tried to reach out to Khalifa through various channels, but was told that she was in "lockdown with PornHub." The porn site also declined to comment.
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Angel of Mercy Shelter | PLEASE HELP PUT AN END TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Angel of Mercy Shelter | PLEASE HELP PUT AN END TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 16, 5:21 AM

LORD GOD YOU DEAL WITH ALL INVOLVED AND WE ASK YOU TO STAY THE HANDS OF ALL ABUSERS AND SAVE THEIR SOULS AND BLESS THOSE THT HAVE BEEN ABUSED IN NY WAT SHAPE OR FORM AS YOU LORD GOD KNPW WHAT WE DONT TOUCH THEM WITH YOUR INNER AND OUTER HEALING VIRTUE COVER THE IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS PUT YOUR LOVING ARMS AROUND THEM WHERE EVER THEY MAY BE ALL ACROSS THE EARTH, SEND YOUR ANOINTING TO SUP WITH AND COMFORT THEM DONT LET THAT WHH THEY HAVE OR SHALL GO THRU HAVE A NEGATIVE EFFECT ON THEM OR THEIR LIVES OR FAMILIES OR LOVE ONES IVE THEM AND THEIR HILDREN YOU SPIRIT OF ENDURANCE AND FORGIVENESS AND REMOVE THE ABUSERS IF THEY CHOOE NOT TO CHANGE OUT OF THEIR LIVES WITH NO HARM OR RETALIATION TO THE ABUSED FOR YOU ARE GOD ALL MIGHTY OPEN DOORS OF HLP AND OPTIONS FOR THEIR ARE REASONS AND OU KNOW THEM ALL WHY PEOPLE STAY IN ABUSIVE SITUATIONS FOR YOU LORD GOD ARE ALL POWERFUL SEND YOUR ERTHLY ANGELS TO HELP SHOW THEM YOUR WAY OUT WITH LOVE AND COMPASSION GIVE THEM THE STRENGTH TO BE ABLE TO LOVE THEMSELVE ABOVE AND BEYOND THE NEGATIVE SITUATION AN CIRCUMSTANCES THEY HAVE FOUND THEMSELVES IN IVE THEM MORE OF YOUR WISDOM KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING TO RISE ABOVE AND FIND THAT THE LOVE OF GOD DOES NOT REQUIRE THEM TO BE ABUSED TO RECEIVE ABD GIVE LOVE TO AND FROM ONE ANOTHER HELP THEM SEPERATE MAN FROM GOD LET THEIR HEART NOT BECOME HARD OR ANGRY WITH GOD BECAUSE OF WHAT MAN HAS DONE OR I DOING TO THEM. LORD GOD LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE GOD ALL IGHTY AND YOU ARE LOVE GIVE THEM THE STRENGTH TO RECEIVE THE LOVE YOOU HAVE FOR THEM IN THEIR LIVES AND  BLESS THOSE THAT YOU HAVE ASSIGNED AS HELP AND PROVIDE THEM WITH ALL THY NEED TO DO THT IN WHICH YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM TO DO IN JESUS NAME THANK YOU LORD GOD ALMIGHTY FOR EVERYTHING AND FORGIVE US OF EVERY SIN THT WILL HENDER OUR PRAYERS FROM GOING FROM EARTH TO GLORY NOT ONLY BEING HEARD BUT ANSWERED IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY AMEN AMN AMEN WE DECREE AND DECLARE IT IS SO.