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Facing Protective Orders and Allowed to Keep Guns

Facing Protective Orders and Allowed to Keep Guns | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Lobbyists and their allies are challenging states’ efforts to take guns from domestic violence offenders who have been served with civil protection orders.
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My evil dad: Life as a serial killer’s daughter - BBC News

My evil dad: Life as a serial killer’s daughter - BBC News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Keith Jesperson is notorious in the US as the Happy Face Killer, who raped and murdered eight women in the 1990s. Here his daughter, Melissa Moore, describes how she learned the truth as a teenager - and eventually found a way to live with it.
Let me tell you about the last time I saw my dad before he was sent to prison. I was 15 years old when he showed up randomly at our home in Spokane, Washington State. He and my mother were divorced, and we just saw him occasionally, when he fitted us in with his job as a long-distance truck-driver.
On this particular day, in autumn 1994, he asked me and my younger brother and sister if we wanted to go out for breakfast with him. We all hopped into his big truck, which had a sleeper cab attached to it. My sister and I sat in the sleeper cab on top of the mattress and my brother sat in the passenger seat.
After we set off, my brother opened the glove compartment and found a pack of cigarettes. He was really shocked because smoking was a big no-no for my dad - that had always been something he wanted to instil in us. And he said, "Oh those are for my friends, for women that I pick up." My brother pulled a face like he didn't really believe him, as if to say: "Dad, are you hiding something from us? Maybe you're a closet smoker

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Arizona mother accused of drowning twin sons in bathtub

Arizona mother accused of drowning twin sons in bathtub | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
An Arizona woman was arrested for murder on Sunday on suspicion of drowning her two-year-old twin sons in a bathtub and attempting to do the same with another child, authorities said.Mireya Lopez,
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How Title IX Actually Makes Money For Some Schools 

How Title IX Actually Makes Money For Some Schools  | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
It’s pretty common to hear that Title IX creates a huge financial burden on colleges such that even if a school is lucky enough to be making millions on football or basketball, federal law mandates that a certain amount be spent on women’s sports. Leaving aside how this story implies schools are being forced to support women’s sports against their will (which I hope isn’t true), it also misses the fact that in some circumstances, women’s sports make money.
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Leading Muslim Organization Campaigns For Women-Friendly Mosques - Huffington Post

Leading Muslim Organization Campaigns For Women-Friendly Mosques - Huffington Post | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The Islamic Society of North America is calling on mosques across the country to be more inclusive of women.
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Steven Maman Is Trying to Buy Back ISIS Sex Slaves. That Could Land Him in Prison. - Foreign Policy (blog)

Steven Maman Is Trying to Buy Back ISIS Sex Slaves. That Could Land Him in Prison. - Foreign Policy (blog) | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A businessman in Canada wants to raise money to buy back sex slaves from the Islamic State. But even if his intentions are good, is…
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Prominent Muslim Preacher Denies He Used Ashley Madison, Despite Name, Address ... - TheBlaze.com

Prominent Muslim Preacher Denies He Used Ashley Madison, Despite Name, Address ... - TheBlaze.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A prominent Islamic preacher named Hamza Andreas Tzortzis says his personal information was leaked in the recent Ashley Madison hack – but insists that he's never used the adultery website.
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Sexual violence and inequality: it’s time the UN got its own house in order

Sexual violence and inequality: it’s time the UN got its own house in order | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

Recent stories about peacekeepers abusing children and failure to investigate rapes reveal how the UN is not following its own gender equality policies


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Toronto Police Investigating Possible Ashley Madison Sucides

Toronto Police Investigating Possible Ashley Madison Sucides | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
After hackers leak info about users of cheating website
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One key to a happier sex life: Share child care duties equally, new research finds - Washington Post

One key to a happier sex life: Share child care duties equally, new research finds - Washington Post | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
One reason: It may cut down on resentment.
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Gender Responsive Policing: A Far Cry or a Possibility? - SAMAA TV (press release) (blog)

Gender Responsive Policing: A Far Cry or a Possibility? - SAMAA TV (press release) (blog) | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
It was at a conference in Lahore last year that I first came across the term ‘gender responsive policing’ (GRP).
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Topless women parade through New York in protest

Topless women parade through New York in protest | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Women protest mayor's criticism of topless street performers with parade through New York City
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Three cheers for “misogyny”

Three cheers for “misogyny” | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
THE headline above is, of course, a provocation. Misogyny is a plague, and a particularly virulent one.  It should be chased out of polite society. But there is one, purely lexical reason to stick up for “misogyny”: the word’s meaning is changing, becoming a simple synonym for “sexism”. It is better kept distinct.

The original meaning is clear enough: “misogyny” comes from two Greek roots , misein, to hate, and gyne, woman. “Misanthropy” is a close cousin, meaning hatred of humankind. (As in many other languages, including English, anthropos in Greek means both a male and “humankind”, which is itself sexist. There is also misandry, hatred of males specifically, but this word is newer and rarer.)
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Five Ways Technology Can Build Gender Equality

Five Ways Technology Can Build Gender Equality | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

Global Fund for Women created IGNITE: Women Fueling Science and Technology in order to dig more deeply into an issue that we know affects women and girls around the world.


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Muslim women call for an end to 'verbal divorces' in India - The Independent

Muslim women call for an end to 'verbal divorces' in India - The Independent | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Women in India are calling for an end to laws which enable Muslim men to divorce their wives verbally.
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Rohingya Women Flee Violence Only to Be Sold Into Marriage

Rohingya Women Flee Violence Only to Be Sold Into Marriage | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar seeking to escape turmoil and poverty are often tricked or forced into marriages to pay smugglers for their freedom.
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Sister suffragettes: equality in America

Sister suffragettes: equality in America | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Today is women’s equality day in America, which celebrates the success of suffragettes in securing votes for women in 1920. But equality at the ballot box is not matched by parity in pay. Women in New York earn 87.6 cents for every dollar earned by a man—the nation’s smallest gap. Those in Louisiana make just 66.7 cents—the nation’s largest. On average, female workers take home only about 78% of what male ones do: they wind up in poorly-paid service professions more often; are less likely to wor
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Opinion: Not every country has doors open for Muslim women - OSU - The Lantern

Opinion: Not every country has doors open for Muslim women - OSU - The Lantern | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
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Towson high school student Amara Majeed has provided commentary for CNN on issues affecting the Muslim community.
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Rape in Conflict Is a War Crime, No Matter How You Spin It - Huffington Post

Rape in Conflict Is a War Crime, No Matter How You Spin It - Huffington Post | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Where is the buzz about the fact that sexual violence in conflict continues to be accepted as "collateral damage" in all forms of conflict all over the world? When will the stigma be removed from victims and placed onto their perpetrators?

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The Shameful Truth About How Pregnant Inmates are Treated in Texas County Jails

The Shameful Truth About How Pregnant Inmates are Treated in Texas County Jails | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In Texas, 300 to 500 pregnant women are booked into county jails each month, and dozens gave birth while in custody last year.

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Nicole Guerrero had been awake all night, writhing and moaning in pain from the baby that would soon be born, when she heard the unmistakable sounds of breakfast in jail. It was around 5 a.m. at the Wichita County Jail and she could hear guards and inmates clattering trays and making small talk. At this point, she had been in pain for almost 12 hours, and despite her cries for help, the jail staff didn’t seem alarmed. Alone in a medical cell, Guerrero knew she couldn’t wait any longer to start pushing. She loosened the Velcro of her one-piece jumpsuit, soaked with blood, and reached down and felt the head of her baby.

She cried out for help, and a nearby guard arrived just in time to help guide the baby onto Guerrero’s thin sleeping mat on the floor. The baby, whom Guerrero named Myrah after an inmate who had been kind to her, was born dark purple and unresponsive, the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck.
“I can’t even tell you what she looked like,” Guerrero said. “I already knew she was gone.” Paramedics soon arrived and took Nicole and Myrah to the county hospital, where Myrah was pronounced dead at around 6:30 a.m.

In June 2014, two years after Myrah’s death, Guerrero filed a lawsuit against the county jail, Wichita County Sheriff David Duke, the private company that provides medical care to inmates, and the nurse on duty, claiming that she received inadequate care, and that her pleas and signs of labor were ignored for hours. The lawsuit also claims the jail didn’t have a plan in place for women who go into labor while incarcerated. Medical experts tapped by Guerrero’s attorney concluded that Myrah’s death could have been prevented by simply taking Guerrero to the hospital when she cried for help.

Guerrero’s horrific experience is an extreme example of how poorly pregnant women are sometimes treated while in jail. The number of incarcerated women in the U.S. has quadrupled since 1980, but jails and prisons have often neglected the needs and treatment of pregnant inmates. In Texas, 300 to 500 pregnant women are booked into county jails each month, and dozens gave birth while in custody last year. Women report not getting enough food. They say the notoriously uncomfortable sleeping mats cause back pain. And they feel mistreated and disrespected by guards. One woman in a Travis County lockup last year said she was shackled to her hospital bed while delivering her baby.

The problems are poorly documented, some jails are ill-equipped to handle pregnancy emergencies, and services for pregnant women vary wildly depending on a county jail’s budget and the availability of medical providers. The Texas Commission on Jail Standards, responsible for evaluating Texas’ 243 jails with just four full-time inspectors and an annual budget of $900,000, can barely keep up. Commission officials didn’t learn of Guerrero’s experience until two years after it happened, and only then because of the lawsuit. Similarly, the agency doesn’t find out if a pregnant woman is shackled during labor, delivery or recovery unless she files a formal complaint.

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The History of Toplessness | Broadly

The laws prohibiting or regulating toplessness are stupidly inconsistent throughout America. The hot and annoying summer has long been cause for contemplation of a life without clothing, particularly in the Big "Garbage" Apple, where it is especially hot and annoying and there exists a long tradition of writing May-August articles titled, basically, "Yes, It's Legal to Go Topless in New York," each beginning with a discussion of how hot and annoying it is in the Big Apple. During the hot and annoying summer of 1992, six years after the Rochester Seven were arrested for being topless in public, their case made it to the New York Supreme Court, which ruled that toplessness should be legalized in the state. A fun footnote to the case reads, "Interestingly, expert testimony at appellants' trial suggested that the enforced concealment of women's breasts reinforces cultural obsession with them, contributes toward unhealthy attitudes about breasts by both sexes and even discourages women from breastfeeding their children."

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America Has a Rape Problem – and Kate Harding Wants to Fix It

America Has a Rape Problem – and Kate Harding Wants to Fix It | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
'Asking for It' author discusses how pop culture and politicians feed rape culture
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MLB announces domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse policy - SI.com

MLB announces domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse policy - SI.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced a joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy.
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Mass graves of 24 Muslim victims of human trafficking found in Malaysia - The Independent

Mass graves of 24 Muslim victims of human trafficking found in Malaysia - The Independent | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Malaysian authorities have found mass graves containing the remains of approximately 24 people who are believed to be human trafficking victims.
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Girl power

Girl power | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
SEXISM is not just wrong. It is also expensive. Latin America has made progress in bringing women into the workforce (see article). But their participation rate...
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Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: Josh Duggar owes the lgbt community an apology

Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: Josh Duggar owes the lgbt community an apology | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Analyzing and refuting the inaccuracies lodged against the LGBT community by religious conservative organizations. Lies in the name of God are still lies.

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The sad thing is that the karmic irony of the situation probably escapes Duggar.  I'm not so naive to think that any apology will be forthcoming.  I'll simply console myself with the knowledge that like every demagogue does sooner or later, Duggar destroyed his own reputation. But I will also have a degree of solemnity for those he hurt before his much deserved downward spiral.