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Mothers turning to placenta pills to overcome postpartum depression - Las Vegas Sun

Mothers turning to placenta pills to overcome postpartum depression - Las Vegas Sun | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Las Vegas Sun Mothers turning to placenta pills to overcome postpartum depression Las Vegas Sun Proponents contend new mothers can prevent postpartum depression, boost energy and increase milk production by ingesting their placenta.
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Are U.S. Millennial Men Just as Sexist as Their Dads?

Are U.S. Millennial Men Just as Sexist as Their Dads? | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Millennials, those Americans now between 16 and 36 years old, are often spoken of as if they’re ushering in a new era of enlightened interpersonal relations. For example, in 2013 Time predicted Millennials would “save us all” because they are “more accepting of differences…in everyone.” That same year, The Atlantic stated that Millennials hold the “historically unprecedented belief that there are no inherently male or female roles in society.” And in 2015 the Huffington Post wrote that Millennial men are “likely to see women as equals.”

If these characterizations are even close to accurate, we should expect the pervasive, damaging biases against women leaders to diminish substantially, if not end entirely, once Millennials assume positions of economic, academic, and political power. But before we start celebrating a coming age of gender parity, we need to ask whether there is any truth to these characterizations. Do Millennials really believe there are no inherently male or female roles in society? Do Millennial men really “see women as equals”? Unfortunately, the best information we have indicates the answer to both questions is no.
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Gay South Carolina police chief makes historic sheriff's run

Gay South Carolina police chief makes historic sheriff's run | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
LATTA, S.C. (AP) — A small town police chief in staunchly conservative South Carolina is trying to make history by becoming the first female sheriff in the state. When the tape surfaced, residents voted in a special election to strip the mayor of his power and the Town Council rehired Moore. [...] Moore is running for sheriff in Dillon County, a former tobacco hub of 31,000, probably best known for its South of the Border rest stop — a Mexican-themed collection of restaurants and gas stations — on Interstate 95 near the North Carolina state line. Moore is running as a petition candidate, unaffiliated with any party, against a Democratic incumbent seeking a third term. Not being associated with any party may hurt her because the 15 percent to 25 percent of county voters who hit the button to vote a straight Democrat ticket will automatically select Sheriff Major Hulon. The county's unemployment rate remains a few percentage points above the state average and residents complain about the crime rate, although viable statistics are hard to find. Donors paid a good chunk of the $20,000 in legal bills she racked up getting her job back as Latta's police chief.
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Human trafficking raid nets 286 arrests, 153 for prostitution - MyNewsLA.com

Human trafficking raid nets 286 arrests, 153 for prostitution - MyNewsLA.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A multi-agency operation against human trafficking in Los Angeles County resulted in 286 arrests, including 153 for prostitution.
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Sex harassment widespread in Australian police: survey

Sex harassment widespread in Australian police: survey | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Latest news, politics, business and sport from Thailand and Asean, plus features, opinion and multimedia from across Southeast Asia.
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Minnesota man jailed in death of co-worker's 5-year-old girl

Minnesota man jailed in death of co-worker's 5-year-old girl | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
LITCHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man is jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of a co-worker's 5-year-old daughter.
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Elizabeth Smart: Pornography made my living hell worse - CNN Video

Elizabeth Smart: Pornography made my living hell worse - CNN Video | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Smart speaks out about the role pornography played in her kidnapping in 2002. Her kidnapper was sentenced to life in prison.
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Target adding single-stall bathrooms to every store

Target adding single-stall bathrooms to every store | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Target says its ultimate goal is to create a safe and positive environment for all of its customers, and the decision will appease everyone.
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The way Olympic tennis player Andy Murray handled this sexist question is perfection

The way Olympic tennis player Andy Murray handled this sexist question is perfection | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
That's how it's done.
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The Woman Police Officer's Image - Calibre Press

As a woman police officer you must carry yourself with the attitude that you are equal regardless of what people say or do to you.
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A Brief History of the Burqini

A Brief History of the Burqini | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
When Smile13 announced its plans to host an all-women’s “Burqini Day” at the privately owned Speedwater waterpark in Marseille, the French women’s group probably didn’t anticipate controversy.  

The park’s rules only allow standard swimwear during regular hours, and the organizers of Burqini Day promoted the event on its Facebook event page (since deleted) as a space for Muslim women to “enjoy games and park activities while wearing clothing that covers their bodies from their chest to their knees.” But the planned event sparked an angry public debate across France, led to death threats, and to the event’s cancellation this week.
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Internet porn addicts behave like drug abusers as enjoyment turns into compulsion

Internet porn addicts behave like drug abusers as enjoyment turns into compulsion | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A growing body of research shows that online pornography is warping men's brains, diminishing their sex drives and producing addictive behaviors commonly found among drug abusers, as porn producers experiment with technologies to make the viewing experience more compelling.
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max mckernan's comment, August 12, 9:46 PM
interesting i can actually see how this would be the case if you have something pleasurable people are going to pursue and it will become a compulsion.
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Sexual Advance Directives by Alexander A. Boni-Saenz :: SSRN

Sexual Advance Directives by Alexander A. Boni-Saenz :: SSRN | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Can one consent to sex in advance? Scholars have neglected the temporal dimension of sexual consent, and this theoretical gap has significant practical implica
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Alaska lawmaker writes letters on behalf of defendants in two child sex abuse cases

Alaska lawmaker writes letters on behalf of defendants in two child sex abuse cases | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In an attempt to avoid a possible 40-year prison sentence, a convicted child rapist is asking that a statewide panel of judges review his case. A Juneau state legislator has issued her support for his cause.
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'Justice for Victims Act' passes California Assembly

'Justice for Victims Act' passes California Assembly | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A bill that would eliminate California's 10-year statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault-related crimes passed the State Assembly.
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Gun Cache of Sandra Bullock's Alleged Stalker Inadmissible at Trial, Judge Rules

Gun Cache of Sandra Bullock's Alleged Stalker Inadmissible at Trial, Judge Rules | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Pacific Palisades, CA - Weapons belonging to a man who allegedly broke into Sandra Bullock's West LA home as she hid in a closet were found without a warrant.
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Cubs say they've fired person who made 'irresponsible music selection' after Aroldis Chapman pitched

Cubs say they've fired person who made 'irresponsible music selection' after Aroldis Chapman pitched | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
There’s a song by electronic dance group The Prodigy that uses a phrase as its title and key lyrics so offensive that it has no business being played somewhere like a major league ballpark. That song, “Smack My … Up” — which seems to refer to violence toward women — somehow got played ove
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They said she drank nail polish remover—but secret photos told a different tale

They said she drank nail polish remover—but secret photos told a different tale | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
When a DHS employee pulled out a copy of the safety plan, Gill said it was completely different from the one she had signed. Someone had filled in lines that had been blank when she signed the document. The alterations included sentences saying Gill admitting to drinking a bottle of nail polish remover and agreeing not to see her children until the DHS investigation was completed.

Gill brought the discrepancies to their attention and showed her cellphone photos to agency supervisors. Her case was transferred to Harrison County the following day.

Piazza’s attorney, Jim Davis, said Piazza has passed a lie detector test that indicated she did not falsify any documents.
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Five people found 'brutally and viciously' murdered in Alabama home

Five people found 'brutally and viciously' murdered in Alabama home | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Authorities were first alerted to the crime by a woman, 24-year-old Laneta Lester, who walked into the police station on Saturday afternoon and said she'd been kidnapped along with a 3-month-old infant, the child of one of the victims.

Lester had gone to the house where the murders took place to stay with a relative, though police were not sure which, if any, of the victims she was related to. Lester had been in an abusive relationship with Dearman, police said, and she was attempting to get away from him.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, someone inside the residence called the police to report Dearman trespassing on the property. Citronelle Police responded to the call, but did not find Dearman on the scene.

Between 1:15 a.m. and sunrise, Dearman returned to the residence and attacked the victims while they were sleeping, police said.

Following the murders, Dearman then forced Lester and the infant into a vehicle and fled to Mississippi, where his father lived. Shortly after, Deaman and his father went to Green County Sheriff's Office to turn himself in.
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DeKalb murder suicide: Police leave home before man kills wife

DeKalb murder suicide: Police leave home before man kills wife | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Police say Shayla Sullivan died at the hands of her husband, Clifford Elston, shortly after cops left the home.
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U.S. spends millions to train women police officers worldwide

U.S. spends millions to train women police officers worldwide | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Last week’s Justice Department investigation into the Baltimore Police Department shocked the nation — and not just for its accusations of racism and aggressive police tactics.

At the back of the report was a detailed accounting of rampant sexism in the department — exposing how officers routinely ignored reports of rape and sexual assault against women, calling them “whores” and testing rape kits less than 15% of the time.

In 2010, The Baltimore Sun also documented police dismissing reports of rape and sex crimes.

But now, in response, a handful of women’s rights advocates are trying to call attention to a simple solution that has gotten little traction: hire more female officers. Research shows that rates of violence against women, sexual assault, rape and homicide all decline when women officers are on the force.

However while the solution is ignored domestically, Across Women’s Lives has uncovered that the U.S. government is in fact spending tens of millions annually on increasing women in the ranks of security services.
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Green Dot violence prevention program expanding reach in Interior

Green Dot violence prevention program expanding reach in Interior | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
FAIRBANKS — Bunches of green balloons people handed out at the Tanana Valley State Fair last week came with a special message.
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13 States to Ask Judge to Halt Obama's Transgender Policy

13 States to Ask Judge to Halt Obama's Transgender Policy | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The hearing in Fort Worth is the latest in the battle between the federal government and the various states that are trying to block the change.
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max mckernan's comment, August 12, 9:41 PM
this is an interesting tug of war between the state and the federal government. i hope in the future that there are no gender based restrooms just all one restrooms. we already have these here at the university and it seems to work just fine
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Murdered Mass. Jogger Likely Struggled With Killer, Police Say

Murdered Mass. Jogger Likely Struggled With Killer, Police Say | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Murdered Mass. Jogger Likely Struggled With Killer, Police Say
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ISIS throw 4 more gay men to their deaths - Gay Star News

ISIS throw 4 more gay men to their deaths - Gay Star News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Executions were carried out in two Iraqi cities over the weekend
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