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Pa. bride-to-be convicted of stabbing fiance to death hours before wedding ceremony

Pa. bride-to-be convicted of stabbing fiance to death hours before wedding ceremony | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
An eastern Pennsylvania woman who fatally stabbed her fiance on their wedding day — and then apparently could not comprehend that he had died — was convicted of first-degree murde...
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Lacy Church's comment, June 5, 2013 7:10 PM
This is defiantly a crazy story but also an example of how stress and likely alcohol consumption can lead people to make serious actions that affect their lives forever. This situation ended very sadly and will never change. I feel bad for the husband's family that they lost someone they loved over trivial matters. This woman certainly deserves punishment but I bet the stress of a wedding and her fiance coming home most likely after drinking and having a good time could have triggered some strange emotions and actions she obviously could not control. It is especially sad that there were kids that witnessed this and now have to live without either parent.
Kyle Maines's comment, June 14, 2013 4:27 PM
I agree this is a pretty crazy story and it's sad now that this child will have to grow up without either parent. I'd like to know more about how this all happened and what exactly happened.
Brittany Ann Lewis's comment, June 24, 2013 6:48 PM
This is definitely crazy! I agree with the previous comments that its amazing what stress and alcohol can do to your judgment. It is very unfortunate for the child that he will not be able to grow up with his parents but considering the decisions his parents where making that could be for the best.
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Survey: Alaska women report 'very high' rate of stalking

According to the survey, half of Alaska women who experienced intimate-partner or sexual violence in their lifetimes were also stalked.
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Courtney Antilla's comment, January 20, 12:27 PM
I find it very sad as well as unnerving to know what some of these woman have had to go through. I imagine stalking is similar to sexual assaults were it is difficult for the victim to come forward, go though with court proceedings and have to relive those horrifying moments over and over again.
Rob Duke's comment, January 22, 8:41 PM
Yup, I think this flies under the radar. Some of this may be the shy uncomfortable guy who comes off as "creepy", but is probably harmless....but much of this is just a male-dominated culture that enables this behavior.
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Woman shot by police after officers find 3 bodies at home

Police in southeastern Kentucky say officers shot a woman brandishing a handgun after she allegedly killed her husband and two teenage daughters at their home.

Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell says officers were called to the home of Larry and Courtney Taylor Friday night after a relative went there to check on the family.

Harrell told The Lexington Herald-Leader that 41-year-old Courtney Taylor pointed a gun at two deputies who arrived at the home. One of the deputies shot her. She was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Her condition was not known Saturday afternoon.

Police found three people dead inside the home, Larry Taylor, 51, and the couple's two teenage daughters.

Harrell says the family members had been dead for several hours before being found.
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Old Misogynist Hatreds Fuel a New Year’s Massacre in Brazil · Global Voices

Old Misogynist Hatreds Fuel a New Year’s Massacre in Brazil · Global Voices | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
It's a disturbing notion, but much about Sidnei Ramis de Araújo is hardly unusual, when it comes to gender-based violence.

His father described him as “a sweet person, who never smoked or drank.” As anthropologist Debora Diniz pointed out in a op-ed for Brasil Post (Brazil's version of The Huffington Post), “madness does not explain the misogynistic fantasies in the killer’s mind” — even if he was a “psychopath.” Diniz added: “Sidnei killed because he couldn’t stand the break-up or the law enforcement against his patriarchal abuse, because he lost his domestic domain as the sovereign.”

And Sidnei was not alone. After the news of the massacre broke out, several people tried to “make sense” of the killer’s motives. Some even justified his actions. This time without satire, the parody website Sensacionalista published several comments circulating online in support of the shooter:
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Woman lied about providing sexual favor to cop to avoid ticket in Jefferson County, police say

Woman lied about providing sexual favor to cop to avoid ticket in Jefferson County, police say | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A woman who reported to authorities that she performed a sexual favor to avoid a ticket after being pulled over in Jefferson County has confessed she fabricated the story, police say.

There was no sexual favor, and in fact, she wasn’t pulled over that day, according to Jefferson County Sheriff David L. Marshak. He said authorities spent more than 160 man-hours investigating her claim before she admitted fabricating the story.

The woman, Brenda L. Hawkins, of Arnold, was charged Thursday with making a false report. She was being held in lieu of $1,000, cash-only bail.
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UPS drivers trained to spot human trafficking

“UPS Freight is in a unique position to help identify traffickers and trafficking victims by educating our drivers and management on this epidemic impacting our local communities,” Rich McArdle, president of UPS Freight, said in the release. “We are proud to take a stand in fighting human trafficking and look forward to working with Truckers Against Trafficking on this initiative that will save lives.”

Training is taking place on site around the country, Ross said. Each UPS driver also receives a wallet card that contains helpful phone numbers and instructs drivers what to do if they identify trafficking on the road. The card also identifies "trafficking red flags," which include a person who:

exhibits restricted or controlled communication
has a disheveled appearance or is crying
is a minor traveling without adult supervision 
does not know the person who is picking them up
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Husband of murdered mom addresses attack

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Ashland, Ore. – The father of a 12-year-old Ashland boy who allegedly killed his mother and wounded his sister took to Facebook addressing the attack. Ashland Police said Pamela Wolosz was fatally stabbed by her own son on Tuesday. The 12-year-old also... #ashland #ashlandhomicide #ashlandmurder
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NYPD captain under fire for saying police ‘not too worried’ about date rape rise

NYPD captain under fire for saying police ‘not too worried’ about date rape rise | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A NYPD captain’s dismissive remarks about a 62.5 percent spike in reported rapes in 2016 has drawn a backlash. Peter Rose said the police were not worried about it because in most of the cases, the victims knew the perpetrators.
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Uber Driver Overhears A Suspicious Conversation From The Backseat. Then, He Looks Back At The Girl. That’s When He Calls The Police. – Blue Matters

Uber Driver Overhears A Suspicious Conversation From The Backseat. Then, He Looks Back At The Girl. That’s When He Calls The Police. – Blue Matters | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Uber driver Keith Avila were driving a female teenager and two adult women when he heard something devious and off with their conversation.
Avila told ABC13, “They started like talking, like saying everything that was going on. Like what they’re doing, child sex trafficking.”
That’s when he realized that the girl, who was later found out is only a 16-year-old, is a victim of child sex trafficking. Avila said that he dropped them off at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove, California.
The two women were pimping the girl to pedophiles. As soon as they got off the vehicle, Avila called the police.
Avila said, “Police arrived fast. They don’t play. They do not play. Not when you’re doing child sex trafficking.”
Avila recounted the conversation he heard from the backseat:
“‘You’re gonna hug them, you’re gonna pat them down, make sure they don’t have no weapons. You ask him, ‘Do you have any weapons?’ And then ask for the donations. Say ‘Do you have my donation?’ Get the donation first. And then before you go in and do anything, get the donation first.’”
The two women were later identified by the police. Destiny Pettway and Maria Westly are charged for offenses related to pandering and pimping. Another suspect connected with the two is also arrested. Disney Vang was charged for sex with minor.
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Daily chart: The best—and worst—places to be a working woman | The Economist

Daily chart: The best—and worst—places to be a working woman | The Economist | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
TO MARK the United Nations’ International Women’s Day on March 8th, we present our “glass-ceiling index” which aims to reveal where women have the best chances of equal treatment at work.
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Parents found dead near SUV, 3 children alive inside, highway patrol says

Parents found dead near SUV, 3 children alive inside, highway patrol says | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Three children ranging from 8 months to 4 years old were found unharmed inside an SUV parked on the side of a Florida road
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Men Could Be Hysterical, Too

Men Could Be Hysterical, Too | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
When men actually began to be diagnosed as “hysterics,” doctors searched for a cause. They found a chemical that may be on the rise again today.
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Yoga Teacher's Accused Killer Told Police She Killed Herself

The man accused of killing a Washington, D.C., yoga teacher told police that she was suicidal and killed herself, according to new documents filed in the case.

Adrian Duane Johnson was arraigned in D.C. Superior Court this afternoon. He is accused of killing Tricia McCauley, 46, who was reported missing over the Christmas holiday. McCauley was found strangled in her car early Tuesday morning.
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To the 4 Skateboarders Who Saw a 15-Year-Old Girl Being Raped in Public

To the 4 Skateboarders Who Saw a 15-Year-Old Girl Being Raped in Public | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
For every man who wants to violate and dispose of her like a worthless rag doll, there is a man who will cherish her for the treasure she is and a daughter of the most high King.
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North Pole Man Sentenced To 9 Months For Trying To Burn Wife's House Down | CBS News 13

North Pole Man Sentenced To 9 Months For Trying To Burn Wife's House Down | CBS News 13 | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
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The Sexist Law That Leaves Children Stateless

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A generation of children will grow up without a country because Lebanese mothers with foreign-born husbands cannot pass on their nationality to their children.

Via Caroline Claeys, gender issues-human rights, Sheunesu Hove
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Swimming together, living together: The meaning of a European court verdict on Muslim girls and school swimming lessons | The Economist

Swimming together, living together: The meaning of a European court verdict on Muslim girls and school swimming lessons | The Economist | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
AZIZ OSMANOGLU and his wife Sehabat Kocabas were both born in Turkey around 40 years ago, but they are long-standing residents of the city of Basel. Mr Osmanoglu migrated to Switzerland at the age of 10, but later moved back to pursue advanced Islamic studies in his homeland, where he met his spouse. Eventually, he brought her to Basel.

For many years, the couple has been in dispute with the local authorities over whether or not their two older daughters, born in 1999 and 2001, should have been obliged to take part in mixed swimming along with the other boys and girls when they were at primary school. In 2010 they were obliged to pay 1400 Swiss Francs (about as many American dollars) as a penalty for keeping their daughters away from sessions at the pool.   

This week, the European Court of Human Rights gave its verdict on the case. It upheld the right of the regional authorities of Basel to impose the fine, vindicating the view of the Swiss government. Any infringement of the family's religious freedom was over-ridden by the authorities’ right and duty to provide children with basic education, the judges found. This included imparting the ability not only to swim but to live together in a cohesive society. As the verdict noted, “in the [Swiss] government’s view, if it was only a question of learning to swim, compulsory lessons would stop as soon as all pupils were able to swim...[But] the very fact of engaging in this activity together with other pupils is an important element of the course...”
A significant feature of the case was that the school authorities had gone some way to accommodate the family’s sensitivities: they agreed that the girls could wear a head-to-toe burkini (the garment which caused uproar on French beaches last summer) and change in a strictly gender-segregated area.
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Courtney Antilla's comment, January 20, 12:34 PM
Coming from a swimming background I find this particularly interesting. I think everyone should learn how to swim, it is a basic survival skill especially for those of us who grew up around water. I understand the parents wanting the girls to wear burkinis but for someone who cannot swim to wear that much fabric in the water can be very dangerous. Clothes can pull you down so quickly, I imagine there has to be a safer way to teach the girls how to swim. I also think everyone should have access to gender segregated changing areas. This case is a great example in my mind of how difficult it can be to combine different religions, ethnic backgrounds, and personalities and ask them to live together peacefully. It is never easy.
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22 Of The Craziest, Creepiest and Funniest Cosplay Experiences - Suggest.com

22 Of The Craziest, Creepiest and Funniest Cosplay Experiences - Suggest.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Cosplay is a hobby enjoyed by thousands of people across the country. Most of the time, it's honest, good clean fun. Sometimes people take it WAY too far somethings, these are their stories.
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The simple and normal things that we all do, but are creepier for women....
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LA Metro starts counseling line to combat sexual harassment

Aiming to combat sexual harassment on public transportation, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority unveiled an around-the-clock counseling hotline Wednesday to provid
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Mom, Boyfriend Charged in Teenage Girl's Dismemberment Death

Mom, Boyfriend Charged in Teenage Girl's Dismemberment Death | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Mom, Boyfriend Charged in Teenage Girl's Dismemberment Death
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Florida kids watched movie as parents lay dead outside SUV, sheriff says

Florida kids watched movie as parents lay dead outside SUV, sheriff says | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Florida parents were found dead outside their still-running SUV that was stopped along Interstate 4 on New Year's Eve
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Less than half of domestic abuse reports to police are logged as a crime - Evening Telegraph

Less than half of domestic abuse reports to police are logged as a crime - Evening Telegraph | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Less than half of reports made to police about domestic abuse are logged as a crime, figures have revealed. Police Scotland data from the first two quarters of 2016/17 show that 1,139 domestic abuse incidents were reported in Dundee, down 49 from the same period in 2015/16. But while the crimes appear to have fallen, …
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Shooter kills 11, himself in Brazil New Year's party rampage

Shooter kills 11, himself in Brazil New Year's party rampage | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A gunman stormed a house party and killed 11 people, including his former wife and 8-year-old son, before shooting himself in the head during a New Year's party in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas late on Saturday.
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Victim of domestic violence? 11 questions to ask | KSL.com

In the month of December, there have been three shootings linked to domestic violence. KSL talks to an expert about how big the problem is in Utah and learns 11 questions to ask if you think you might be the next victim.
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Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Says She'll Co-Chair Women's March After Trump's Inauguration

Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Says She'll Co-Chair Women's March After Trump's Inauguration | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Gloria Steinem is set to lead a women's protest the day after Trump's Inauguration.
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Men Are Sabotaging The Online Reviews Of TV Shows Aimed At Women

Men Are Sabotaging The Online Reviews Of TV Shows Aimed At Women | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
We can quibble about where it stands in the TV canon, but “Sex and the City” has seven Emmys and a suite of Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards. It ran…
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