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Florida girl, 18, arrested and expelled after relationship with 15-year-old female classmate

Florida girl, 18, arrested and expelled after relationship with 15-year-old female classmate | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
An 18-year-old Florida girl’s senior year has become a nightmare — all because she was in a same-sex relationship with a 15-year-old, her family says.
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Kevin Bishop's comment, May 30, 2013 7:50 PM
The article is pretty heavily biased in support for this woman. I personally think that a relationship of those age groups is not all that criminal but in that state the residents have stated that it is. Therefore she should be prosecuted for the crimes she committed. If a 18 year old male had done the same thing and the parents chose to prosecute I highly doubt there would be this much argument over the issue. Her parents should stop arguing that the school and the state are going after her because of her sexuality. The parents of the minor are obviously extremely concerned about their daughter being taken advantage by an adult. The school was concerned about it and apparently did what they could to restrict the relationship until the state could restrict it. It may not be the best situation but when an individual turns 18 he or she now has to play by the rules of society.
Lacy Church's comment, June 4, 2013 5:23 PM
I agree with Kevin that as unfortunate as the case is it needs to be treated like others of the like. There is constantly news about equal rights for the LGBT community and this is one of those situations that if they want to have the same rights they have to follow the same rules. I do think that certain factors could be considered for sentencing. She is said to be a good student not an offender according to the typical profile. She was in the relationship before turning 18 so she doesn't fit the predator profile either. I think more weight needs to be put in the way the "victim" feels. Statutory cases put so much word on the parents and there should be because it is their job but they need give some validity to the underage person as well.
Rachael Gray's comment, June 14, 2013 12:01 PM
I guess I see this story in many different lights. First, I am upset that they are trying to blame this on their sexuality. If the law states that 18 years of age is the age of consent then it doesn’t matter what their sexuality is. That is a law and all laws need to be obeyed. Even though she didn’t murder or steal or assault someone, she did commit a crime and shouldn’t be given a slap on the hand. Then again, I do think a 15 year sentence is a little excessive for two people who were dating. Second, people need to see this from a different light. If this was a male 18 year old and a female 15 year old, I bet the public would be in out roar over this. They would want to punish the male excessively and most likely blame him for luring the girl into a “relationship”. Though, because it is a female, no one is looking at this as being a crime. That is disappointing. This is why laws are so important because that way, it doesn’t matter the gender, the sexuality, the race, the culture, etc. A crime is a crime.
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Worried About Date Rape? These Guys Have the Nail Polish for You

Worried About Date Rape? These Guys Have the Nail Polish for You | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Many have spoken out against the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses, and many others have spoken out against the booze-fueled party culture in which sexual assaults often take place and the "progressivism" that blurs distinctions between different kinds of assault. While the pundits and policymakers debate...
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These Are What Goddesses Look Like

These Are What Goddesses Look Like | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
On Saturday August 9 roughly 60 women in Oregon City, OR shed their clothing and swam naked under the full moon in the Clackamas Cove to raise money for two important causes. They called themselves goddesses and their swim the Naked Goddess Swim.

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Primary care physicians can be critical resource for abused women in rural areas

Primary care physicians can be critical resource for abused women in rural areas | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Many primary care physicians in rural communities do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence, according to public health researchers. Rural women who are exposed to such violence have limited resources if they seek help.

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Expert: DNA evidence links suspect to killing - The Sacramento Bee

Expert: DNA evidence links suspect to killing - The Sacramento Bee | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
DNA evidence taken from the clothing and body of Carol Alford a quarter-century after her death linked her slaying to a serial killing suspect with such certainty that no other person on Earth could have deposited the cells, an expert testified Tuesday.
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Anchorage police assist in arrest of former Marine on California-based homicide charge

Anchorage police assist in arrest of former Marine on California-based homicide charge | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Anchorage police say they have assisted in the arrest of Christopher Brandon Lee, a former U.S. Marine who authorities suspect was the lover of a California woman who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park more than a month ago.
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Study: Children Pay the Price of a Parent's Incarceration With Their Health - US News

Study: Children Pay the Price of a Parent's Incarceration With Their Health - US News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In some cases, they're worse off than children whose parents are divorced or deceased.
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Charges: Couple took, intended to hurt Amish girls

Charges: Couple took, intended to hurt Amish girls | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) â€" A northern New York couple was arraigned late Friday on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them from a roadside farm stand. The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office issued a statement late Friday saying the arrests of Howells and Vaisey "no doubt saved young children from future abuse." "The suspects agreed to go to the sheriff's office to be interviewed earlier today and they were arrested after those interviews," Rain said. The Associated Press generally does not identify victims of alleged sexual abuse. The 7-year-old and 12-year-old vanished Wednesday evening in Oswegatchie, touching off a massive search in the farming community near the Canadian border.
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Judge rejects lesser bail conditions for Palmer woman accused of decade-long sex abuse

Judge rejects lesser bail conditions for Palmer woman accused of decade-long sex abuse | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Palmer Superior Court judge on Thursday denied the request of a woman accused of sexually abusing at least two children over the course of a decade to have a third-party custodian requirement removed from her bail conditions following emotional testimony from a family member who is one of the victims.
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Chicago teen accused of murdering mom in Bali won't cooperate with police, laughs during questioning: report

Chicago teen accused of murdering mom in Bali won't cooperate with police, laughs during questioning: report | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Heather Mack, 19, and her 21-year-old boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer have refused to talk to police in Indonesia, and Mack was spotted joking and smiling during the investigation into 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack's death.
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When 9-1-1 Can’t Find You: How Wireless Providers Can Save Women’s Lives

When 9-1-1 Can’t Find You: How Wireless Providers Can Save Women’s Lives | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
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What Do Dress Codes Say About Girls’ Bodies?

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21 Pictures That Prove The Sidewalk Is A Hostile Place For Women

21 Pictures That Prove The Sidewalk Is A Hostile Place For Women | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Street harassment is defined as any unwanted gawking, whistling, commenting and/or physical contact of a sexual nature -- something that up to 99 percent of women report experiencing in their lifetimes. In case you needed proof that the sidewalk can...
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Indian girl cuts man's penis off after he attempts to rape her

Indian girl cuts man's penis off after he attempts to rape her | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

An Indian teenager took a knife to a so-called tantric who allegedly tried to rape her for a second time and cut off his penis.


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For Nuncio Accused of Abuse, Dominicans Want Justice at Home, Not Abroad

For Nuncio Accused of Abuse, Dominicans Want Justice at Home, Not Abroad | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A top Vatican ambassador, or nuncio, was accused of child sexual abuse in the Dominican Republic, but the Vatican has stirred an outcry because it helped him avoid prosecution there.
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Bullying husbands face jail under new proposals by Theresa May - Telegraph

Bullying husbands face jail under new proposals by Theresa May - Telegraph | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Home Secretary unveils plan to criminalise "domestic abuse" which involves no violence, in a bid to crack down on "brutal reality" of intimidation behind closed doors

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Ebola crisis: This is why '75%' of victims are women - The Times of India

Ebola crisis: This is why '75%' of victims are women - The Times of India | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
About 75 per cent of people contracting Ebola are women because they are often the primary care-givers, nurses and traders, health officials have said.
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Parental incarceration can be worse for a child than divorce or death of a parent

Parental incarceration can be worse for a child than divorce or death of a parent | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
With more than 2 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. This mass incarceration has serious implications for not only the inmates, but their children. The study found significant health problems, including behavioral issues, in children of incarcerated parents and also that, for some types of health outcomes, parental incarceration can be more detrimental to a child’s well-being than divorce or the death of a parent.
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MMA fighter War Machine arrested for assaulting porn star Christy Mack

MMA fighter War Machine arrested for assaulting porn star Christy Mack | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Fugitive mixed martial arts fighter War Machine has been arrested in California on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend so severely in Las Vegas that she feared for her life.
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Survivor to trafficking conference: People like you brought me back

Survivor to trafficking conference: People like you brought me back | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Smart-Gilmour's address closed out the second of a three-day conference on human trafficking
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2 missing NY Amish girls reportedly found safe

2 missing NY Amish girls reportedly found safe | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Authorities are searching for two Amish girls they say may have abducted from a roadside stand in northern New York.
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Intent vs. Impact: Why Your Intentions Don’t Really Matter

Intent vs. Impact: Why Your Intentions Don’t Really Matter | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
If the impact of our actions is the furthering of oppression, then that’s all that matters.
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A Brief History of Sexual Violence Activism in the U.S.

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Justice for Renisha McBride

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The Weird, Dirty, Sexual Things Ohio State's Band Did That Got The Director Fired

The Weird, Dirty, Sexual Things Ohio State's Band Did That Got The Director Fired | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Ohio State University stands by the firing of Jonathan Waters, the marching band director ousted from his job after an investigation revealed a number of sexualized hazing incidents that the school faults him for not stopping.

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Georgia Hot Car Death: Leanna Harris Living 'Tortured Existence' - NBC News

Georgia Hot Car Death: Leanna Harris Living 'Tortured Existence'  - NBC News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The mother of the Georgia toddler who died inside an overheated SUV nearly two months ago opened up about the heartbreak of losing a son, and about what she ...
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