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Pennsylvania teen accused of stabbing girlfriend to death during hike

Pennsylvania teen accused of stabbing girlfriend to death during hike | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Troopers allege that during the argument, the 16-year-old youth produced a knife and stabbed 17-year-old Julianne Siller of Royersford multiple times.
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Rachael Toy's comment, June 14, 2013 2:46 PM
A story like this just makes you so sick. I am always saddened to see such young kids doing such horrible crimes. This is when they are supposed to be young, having fun, and enjoying life. Another scary thing is that the crime seemed to have happened without any reason. One moment they are hiking and the next he gets mad so he just stabs her to death; multiple times. I get mad and I might yell or walk away. I wouldn’t just whip out a knife and start stabbing. That is such intense anger for a non-intense reason. It makes you wonder what really is the cause of young kids committing crimes. He obviously didn’t do it for the satisfaction since he immediately told his parents. It truly just seemed like a moment of anger and something horrible resulted from it. A lesson to be learned; think before you do.
Kyle Maines's comment, June 14, 2013 4:27 PM
This is sad. What kind of argument among teenagers triggers this kind of response? Clearly overreacting since nothing like this should ever happen. I'd say that this teenager has some issues that need sorting out, and hopefully he gets that.
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Mom Whose Son Died on Swing Likely Had Psychosis, Expert Says

Mom Whose Son Died on Swing Likely Had Psychosis, Expert Says | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The death of a toddler whose mom pushed him on a playground swing for two days has been ruled a homicide after investigators determined the boy was alive when she placed him on the swing, suggesting to at least one psychologist that she had a “maternal mental illness.”
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Are Women More Likely Than Men To End A Relationship?

Are Women More Likely Than Men To End A Relationship? | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Dear Mona, A couple of years ago, my wife told me that she wanted a divorce. I recently read an article claiming that anywhere from 60 percent to 85 percent of divorces are initiated by the wife. H...
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Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion-clinic rules

Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion-clinic rules | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close.
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Alaskans react to ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide

Alaskans react to ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
FAIRBANKS—Here are collection of comments from Alaskans in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation.
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Alexander Yakovlev's comment, June 27, 8:37 AM
it is interesting how this issue triggers different responses from many people. I think this issue should have been left to the states. I also agree that it kind of make religious people go on the opposite side of this issue. Even though it is just their belief, it looks like they are strongly against it, even though they are not.
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An Interview with Rashida Jones About Her Porn Documentary, 'Hot Girls Wanted' | VICE | United States

We talked to the "Parks and Recreation" star about her shift to being behind the camera and the documentary she recently produced on Miami's amateur porn industry.
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Laura Lee Smith's comment, June 22, 4:24 PM
I watched this documentary and it made me incredibly sad for the young women who spend 3-6 months working in this field and are then considered old news and no longer relevant.
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The Pussy Riot Column: I Was Arrested by Russian Cops for Sewing in the Street | VICE | United States

The Pussy Riot Column: I Was Arrested by Russian Cops for Sewing in the Street | VICE | United States | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Activist Nadya Tolokonnikova on prison, being forced to make police uniforms, and the absurdity of Russia's laws.
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Rodney Ebersole's comment, June 21, 5:26 PM
This woman’s story and the story of so many in Russia shows America isn’t the only country with incarceration problems and the unjust holding of inmates. It is encouraging to read about women like this in the story that are started organizations to help others like themselves who were thrown in jail for ridiculous reasons. I think America is wrong in its harsh drug laws but at least they don’t throw people in jail for sewing in the streets or being sacrilegious. Our freedoms seem much better than Russians.
Alexander Yakovlev's comment, June 27, 8:52 AM
This article is another example of gender in crime that differs from country to country and depends on many aspects. I personally don’t see anything that those girls did wrong, but apparently if it is against Putin, then it is against the law. I know the feeling of these girls and I know how it might be, I grew up in a country with similar laws and understandings, and they have a freedom of speech as well, except that when you do say something you are being violated for your opinion, because in reality there is no freedom.
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Letter: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP president - CNN.com

Letter: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP president - CNN.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal resigns in letter but doesn't address controversy surrounding questions about her race.
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It's ironic that in the same week, Bruce Jenner is courageous for changing his gender assignment; and Rachel Dolezal is castigated for changing her racial designation....

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Lucille House's curator insight, July 1, 9:05 PM

I think that people will probably not approve of her and I don’t approve of her methods exactly. I think that there are other ways of standing up for racial equality. But I do think that the idea behind what she did was noble and hopefully will count toward improving the state of racial inequality that exists today.

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Speak some evil

Speak some evil | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Or make enemies ANTHONY DOUGLAS ELONIS may have won his Supreme Court case on June 1st, but no one would mistake him for Pennsylvania’s most charming resident....
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Alexander Yakovlev's comment, June 18, 4:50 AM
I am not even sure where to start. This kind of cases are always hard. In my opinion, everything that happen on internet should stay on internet. Real life should be in real life. This case seems ridiculous to me, because this guy was just trying to pay his girlfriend back, or maybe he had some other reasons, but I am sure he wasn’t going to hurt her. But again, this is only my opinion and no one knows whether he had any serious intentions or not. As it stated in the article no lawyer have to figure out “what level of intent is necessary to nab someone under the law.”
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'Orange Is the New Black' Explores Motherhood Behind Bars in Season Three | VICE | United States

'Orange Is the New Black' Explores Motherhood Behind Bars in Season Three | VICE | United States | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A former real-life inmate named Joanne Archibald emphatically agreed. She told me she's a fan of OITNB, but believes that the show's treatment of motherhood "has been one of their weak points." Archibald's personal story, oddly enough, mirrors many of the same elements of Piper Chapman's. While in college, Archibald got busted carrying drugs over state lines for someone she was close to, never thinking that there would be any real consequences to her actions. (Another depressing prison fact: Two-thirds of incarcerated women are there for nonviolent offenses.) After getting caught at an airport she was sentenced to one year and one day in a federal prison, just as her infant son was turning seven months old.
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The Abortion Rate Is Falling Because Fewer Women Are Getting Pregnant

The Abortion Rate Is Falling Because Fewer Women Are Getting Pregnant | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
You might not know it from the political debate, but abortion is becoming increasingly rare in the United States -- and activists on both sides are rushing to take credit. A survey released earlier...
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Marei Benton's comment, June 17, 9:56 PM
I think that these sort of articles are very interesting... Firstly, there are officially more single/unmarried people in the United States than there are married. And according to this, the US's pregnancy rate is declining too... I follow these stats closely because I am one of these people (single, unmarried, childless) and I like to read about why "we" are the way we are... I feel like America is definitely changing in some way about all of this, but I'm not sure that I have words to describe it... Regardless, social security is totally screwed however which way you look at it.
Bethany McNutt's comment, June 23, 1:17 PM
I picked this article because I know that many people are in favor of abortion being illegal. The problem with this is that even if abortions are illegal, people will still find a way to get one if that’s what they really want. Similar to how making drugs illegal doesn’t stop people from doing drugs. I personally believe that abortion should be legal and available to everyone, because it is a woman’s right and should always be considered a woman’s right (it is her body, after all.) If abortion were to become illegal, women would still find a way to get one and doctors who don’t agree with abortion would still perform them. The problem with this is that it would be considered a crime, and it could contribute to crime rates going up. I will never understand how a person could infringe this right and take away this kind of choice from a woman. I’m a woman, and I could never get an abortion, but I full heartedly believe that women should always have that right and they should decide for themselves. If you don’t want an abortion, don’t get one! Simple as that.
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British woman detained for posing naked on Malaysian mountain is 'sorry'

British woman detained for posing naked on Malaysian mountain is 'sorry' | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan has blamed the foreigners' "disrespect to the sacred mountain" for a deadly earthquake at the mountain on Friday.
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Sex in the boardroom

Sex in the boardroom | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Those who say women are better suited to taking charge of today’s companies also lean on two other arguments. The first is that women are better at “androgynous” management—that is, combining supposedly “male” and “female” characteristics into a powerful mixture. This is particularly valuable in businesses undergoing great upheaval, which need a combination of command-and-control and caring-and-sharing. The second is that women differ from men not so much in their leadership styles as in the values that they bring to the job. They are much more influenced by compassion and fairness than men.
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Violence against women with disabilities much more severe, research shows

Violence against women with disabilities much more severe, research shows | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

Disability advocates say the discussion around domestic violence has so far excluded the experience of victims living with a disability


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Why Female Prison Employees Risk Relationships With Inmates

Why Female Prison Employees Risk Relationships With Inmates | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
One former female corrections officer is providing an insider perspective on forbidden love behind bars.
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What's Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah?

What's Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah? | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Two years ago, she stumbled onto the truth that an alarming number of babies were dying in Vernal — at least 10 in 2013 alone, what seemed to her a shockingly high infant mortality rate for such a small town. That summer, she raised her hand and put the obvious question to Joe Shaffer, director of the TriCounty Health Department: Why are so many of our babies dying?
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I Confronted My Rapist by Text Message | VICE | United States

Then I thought about what he said and realized I do not forgive him. Not at all. I couldn't abide forgiving him when I wasn't sure he realized that what he did to me was even a big deal.
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Transgender inmate's rights violated through surgery denial, US court says

Transgender inmate's rights violated through surgery denial, US court says | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Court overturned decision to dismiss Mia Rosati’s case in which inmate alleges California prison refusing to provide sex reassignment violates equal protection

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Alexander Yakovlev's comment, June 27, 8:22 AM
I think that the problem over here not only changing gender of the prisoner but in finding funds to make it happen. It does feel that it is a little too much for a prisoner to ask for such an expensive favor. While, as it states in the article, “prison officials of violating her rights to equal protection and subjecting her to cruel and unusual punishment by denying her sex-reassignment surgery” I feel as it is a right decision of the court by not favoring this request.
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We Spoke to the Activist Who Helped Ban MRAs from Toronto Pride | VICE | United States

"If you scratch the surface and look past the veneer of equality, they're scary people with scary ideas," said the pseudonymous activist Emma R.
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4 Things 'Orange is the New Black' Gets Completely Wrong

4 Things 'Orange is the New Black' Gets Completely Wrong | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
People think of federal prison as a lockup for the nation's worst criminals. The OITNB writers got pretty creative, from Pennsatucky murdering a nurse for commenting on her seven abortions to Miss Claudette trafficking children to clean houses. But while it may not make for an exciting backstory, six in 10 women in real federal prison are there for nonviolent drug crimes. For every woman who has committed murder there are 99 drug offenders.
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Rodney Ebersole's comment, June 21, 4:42 PM
The mandatory drug laws clearly don’t make sense and clearly don’t work. Drug use is still rampant and like the article spoke of, we are stuffing our jails full of these minor criminals and throwing away the keys. The families are the ones suffering and our pocketbooks are as well. There needs to be changes and more fair terms set for minor drug cases. The Netflix show like all TV shows never show the real reality of life in prison, but the show may be bringing awareness to the subject of why so many females are in jail now too and that is a good issue for society to be trying to understand.
Laura Lee Smith's comment, June 22, 4:29 PM
This is incredibly saddening, this right here is why I think plea deals for criminals that get low level dealers more time than the king-pins are a joke. Ridiculous misuse of government and societal resources.
Lucille House's curator insight, July 1, 8:54 PM

add your insight...There are several inaccuracies in the show Orange is the New Black. Some of which are their portrayal of the lives of the characters.  First of all it portrays women as committing high level drug crimes where in reality women in prison rarely committed anything other than a low level drug crime. Also it portrays women in prison as single and with out children where in reality 4 in 5 women have children and about 50 percent are under the age of 18. This show raises several good points even though it has several inaccuracies. However,  I think it helps break some of the stereotype that women face and helps show a different viewpoint of prison in general.

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Jury awards female NYPD cop $325K in sexual-harassment suit

A female NYPD cop won a $325,000 jury award after suing a lieutenant for sexually harassing her in the Transit Bureau headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn between 2005 and 2011, court records show. Po...
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Alexander Yakovlev's comment, June 18, 4:33 AM
I think this is an interesting case where gender plays an important role. I think it is hard to prove whether there did happen something between female cop and lieutenant or not. She might just accuse him because of something else, she might be just paying back. Just as the lieutenant can harass her and then deny everything as well. I hope that court had a very good evidences in order to accuse lieutenant.
Rodney Ebersole's comment, June 21, 5:38 PM
Anyone should know in today’s day and age to not mess around with sexual harassment and to know this was a lieutenant in the police force is even more disgraceful. I certainly hope this woman is telling the truth as it is costing NYPD a lot of money and as such this man deserves to lose his job. It is unfortunate that the city can’t pass on the suits costs to this man instead of the taxpayers holding the bill for this man’s inability to control himself. I would imagine the NYPD is going to have all kinds of sexual harassment training for its departments to try and avoid another costly incident like this.
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Life as a Stripper in a Subarctic Indoor Mining Town | VICE | United States

Life as a Stripper in a Subarctic Indoor Mining Town | VICE | United States | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Thanks to the surplus of men and dearth of entertainment options, strippers in the indoor mining town of Fermont, Quebec, can earn roughly $5,000 in a week.
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Alexander Yakovlev's comment, June 18, 5:01 AM
I found it interesting how striping profession is a money making profession, just as mining profession is. It kind of make sense that everyone comes over there for money. One to make money and then spent it on the other one due to nothing much to do in town.
Laura Lee Smith's comment, June 22, 4:31 PM
There are some places like this in Alaska, where miners or soldiers have too much money and not enough to do. Quite a windfall for the girls but what does it say about our society that a woman can make better money being naked than getting an education and "real job". Pay disparity anyone?
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In Fairbanks visit, feminist leader Gloria Steinem talks aging, abortion and more

In Fairbanks visit, feminist leader Gloria Steinem talks aging, abortion and more | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
No matter how much time she has left, 81-year-old Gloria Steinem said Friday before an address at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, her challenge is to make the moments count.
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Is The Moon To Blame?

Is The Moon To Blame? | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Dear Mona Do hospitals experience a larger number of patient admissions to the emergency room and/or labor and delivery during full moons? My nurse friend claims that this is a fact. Brian, 34, San...
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Charles Manson Calls Off Wedding To Young Bride, 27

Charles Manson Calls Off Wedding To Young Bride, 27 | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Charles Manson has ended his engagement! The serial killer called it quits with his young fiance, Afton Elaine Burton, upon learning that her motive to marry was not so innocent. Charles Manson, 80...
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The One Word Men Never See In Their Performance Reviews

The One Word Men Never See In Their Performance Reviews | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
There's one adjective that's never used to criticize men, yet it shows up at an alarming rate in women's performance reviews.
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I thought that this was a very interesting way to bring to light how society sees women vs men in the form of feedback during interviews. This seems to be a perfect example how women continue to be studied on a different scale in today’s society. In this article it brought to light how the word abrasive keeps coming up in a woman’s interview as a major negative trait where as in a man’s interview that is rarely brought up at all. This is a perfect example of how women are fit to the stereotype of submissive and second in command. Sure maybe some of the women in the interviews were abrasive by any standard but when there is such a huge difference between the 71 reviews of abrasive women vs. the 2 reviews of abrasive men it is safe to say that women are being gaged a very different scale.