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Female Afghan police officer 'shot dead' - Fox News

Female Afghan police officer 'shot dead' - Fox News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The Guardian Female Afghan police officer 'shot dead' Fox News KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFP) – Gunmen on Thursday shot dead one of the most high-profile female police officers in Afghanistan, underlining the threat to women who take on public roles...
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First female law firm opens in Saudi Arabia

First female law firm opens in Saudi Arabia | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The country’s first female law firm has opened its doors to protect women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, two months after its founder along with three other female lawyers were granted licenses to practice law in the traditionally patriarchal kingdom.
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Debunking 6 Myths about People in the Sex Industry

Debunking 6 Myths about People in the Sex Industry | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
With inaccurate media representations and the cultural stigma, there are a lot of misconceptions about people in the sex industry. We too often fail to see the complexity and diversity in who is engaged in commercial sex, why they’re doing it, and the degree of consent and coercion involved. These

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Could Rolling Stone Fiasco Keep Rape Victims From Speaking Out?

The discrediting of a Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia has triggered concerns that the journalistic fiasco coul...
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Funding Alone Can't Change How Sexual Assault Is Handled On Campus

Funding Alone Can't Change How Sexual Assault Is Handled On Campus | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In November 2009, a freshman at the University of Michigan was allegedly raped by another freshman, a kicker on the school's football team, at a fraternity party. The victim immediately reported th...
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Cops on an 11-Year-Old Who Says She Was Raped: “Child’s Promiscuous Behavior Caused This”

Cops on an 11-Year-Old Who Says She Was Raped: “Child’s Promiscuous Behavior Caused This” | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Rape victims often feel like they're the ones being put on trial, but Joanna Walters of the Washington Post published a story late last week about a young victim of repeated gang rapes who actually was. When Danielle Hicks-Best was only 11 years old, she says a group of two...
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Lessons In Winnipeg Whores

Lessons In Winnipeg Whores | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
While not all sex workers are into reclaiming the word "whore," I personally don't mind it at all. (I understand the political implications and significance of the most appropriate terms "sex work"...

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I think reclaiming a word is a good thing.  See the work of Jacques Derrida: words are only important as there meanings relate to other words.  They're nonsense sounds until we make them mean something.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, April 3, 8:42 AM

Old folk songs about sex workers.

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UN peacekeeping and rape: getting better—or worse?

UN peacekeeping and rape: getting better—or worse? | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Even as United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon claims victory in the battle against sexual abuse by members of U.N. peacekeeping missions, a leaked U.N. internal report charges that peacekeepers are likely under-reporting sex crimes and exploitation, taking too long to investigate them, and clinging to a “culture of impunity”  that bolsters sexual misdeeds.
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Power Paradoxes Author: William K. (Sandy) Muir, Jr.: In Memoriam, 1931-2015

Power Paradoxes Author: William K. (Sandy) Muir, Jr.: In Memoriam, 1931-2015 | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
For more than 30 years, Professor Emeritus Sandy Muir taught thousands of Berkeley undergraduates and graduate students about American democracy, U.S. constitutional law, and the virtues of public service. Generations of students attended his classes and benefited from Professor Muir's help, guidance, and wisdom in navigating Berkeley and pursuing successful careers in academia and the public and private sectors. Professor Muir was a leading voice at Cal for promoting civic engagement and public leadership as an iconic faculty member in Berkeley’s Political Science Department.
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Ah no! Truly saddened to learn that we lost Sandy Muir last month.  Those of you who recall my rants on various paradoxes of power (some mine, but the original inspiration comes from Prof. Muir), will understand how sad I am at this loss.  For my money, I think Sandy's Power Paradoxes and Nye's Soft Power ideas are the two most promising theories to help police find a way out of the crisis currently confronting it.

 

First, we need to understand the aspects of power that are problematic.  We need to fully analyze the implications from ethics about what we can support and what we can't support.  Then, we need to develop a type of Soft Power (micro as opposed to Nye's macro power) to influence communities and help them create capacity to govern themselves.

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Ah no! Truly saddened to learn that we lost Sandy Muir last month.  Those of you who recall my rants on various paradoxes of power (some mine, but the original inspiration comes from Prof. Muir), will understand how sad I am at this loss.  For my money, I think Sandy's Power Paradoxes and Nye's Soft Power ideas are the two most promising theories to help police find a way out of the crisis currently confronting it.

 

First, we need to understand the aspects of power that are problematic.  We need to fully analyze the implications from ethics about what we can support and what we can't support.  Then, we need to develop a type of Soft Power (micro as opposed to Nye's macro power) to influence communities and help them create capacity to govern themselves.

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Today in misogyny: the revenge pornographers next door

Today in misogyny: the revenge pornographers next door | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

New statistics reveal that one in 10 women is threatened with "revenge porn" (i.e. the sharing of intimate/ sexual images online as an act of "revenge"): "In reality, the abusers are numerous — according to one national survey, one in 10 people have been threatened with revenge porn by an ex — an...


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Male nurses have been earning thousands more than female nurses for decades

Male nurses in the United States have earned thousands of dollars more than female nurses every year for nearly the past three decades, if not longer, and there's no sign of the gap getting any...
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Former Anchorage hostel owner found guilty of producing child porn in Cambodia, bringing it to Alaska | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Former Anchorage hostel owner found guilty of producing child porn in Cambodia, bringing it to Alaska | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11 | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Jason Jayavarman, the owner and operator of Jason's International Youth Hostel, was arrested in August of 2013. He was recorded discussing his engagement in sexual activities with girls as young as 12 years old.
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Police find no evidence of gang rape described in Rolling Stone

Police find no evidence of gang rape described in Rolling Stone | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Case involving alleged rape at University of Virginia is suspended, not closed, police chief says
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Well, let's pretend that we believe that there's no culture of binge drinking and sexual predatory behavior in college fraternities.  To say they found "no evidence" is hard to believe.  It might be difficult to find evidence of the specific crime, but it's hard to believe college frats have cleaned up their acts.

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Today in having to state the bleeding obvious: "A study reveals sexism makes women fearful."

A study published this month in the journal Sex Roles reveals that some of the sexism women face – from catcalling and sexual harassment to sexual objectification and violence – makes women generally more fearful and anxious. The researchers from the University of Missouri-Kansas and Georgia Sta...


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"I Posed As A Man On Twitter And Nobody Called Me Fat or Threatened To Rape Me For Once"

I spent the week discussing systematic oppression and race. Just as much an intersectional feminist, I dove into rape culture. I talked about the need for police accountability, condemning domestic violence, and amplifying other voices. It was almost always without interruption. My voice felt so...


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Brandal Nicole Crenshaw's comment, April 11, 3:06 PM
Twitter is really bad about this I've heard. I've never experienced it firsthand (I don't have a lot of social media accounts as well), but I have heard of plenty of other young ladies who hear it all the time. And while I can see this happening, I think it is also important that things like this DO happen to men, just in a much smaller and less discussed scale. That said, our culture really pushes this idea that 1) violence is the first and best solution; 2) to be a "man" you have to be either extremely masculine or extremely feminized and 3) to be a desirable women you have to be half part slut, half part innocent. It is just a strange mentality, especially with the media. "Killing Us Softly" is a documentary that goes into detail about this, but I would also recommend taking it with a grain of salt. It is kind of biased, but has many good points about media and the feminine image.
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Linda Ronstadt: “There are always predators around, and you have to keep an eye out for them”

Linda Ronstadt: “There are always predators around, and you have to keep an eye out for them” | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In a Salon exclusive, Linda Ronstadt talks politics, immigration and the sexual dangers facing women artists
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Even powerful and famous women experience life differently than men....

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Writer of Rolling Stone article on alleged rape apologizes

Writer of Rolling Stone article on alleged rape apologizes | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
(AP) — A widely discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was a "story of journalistic failure that was avoidable," the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism said in a report published Sunday night. The review, undertaken at Rolling Stone's request, presented a broad indictment of the magazine's handling of a story that had horrified readers, unleashed widespread protests at the university's Charlottesville campus and sparked
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Nashville Prosecutors Reportedly Offered Women Plea Bargains in Exchange For Sterilization

Nashville Prosecutors Reportedly Offered Women Plea Bargains in Exchange For Sterilization | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The district attorney in Nashville, Tennessee recently had to take an unusual action: banning prosecutors from offering women plea deals in exchange for sterilization. The Associated Press reports that Nashville prosecutors have used sterilization as a "bargaining chip" four times in the last five years. The latest case was the tipping...
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Are Mammograms Worth It?

It is clear that watchful waiting would sometimes be a better policy. And there’s no practical reason we can’t have that policy; it’s a common treatment in the case of prostate cancer. In an ideal world, we could use better data to guide such a policy. What features of a tumor predict slow growth? Is there a threshold size and location of a tumor that should dictate treatment? Could more frequent mammography after a tumor is detected be useful? Rather than throwing away the technology, let’s see if we can better use it.
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Over diagnosis is good for doc's bottom lines, until that changes, over diagnosis is likely to continue--not every doc, but many.

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The Queen Of Code

You probably don’t know the name Grace Hopper, but you should. As a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, Hopper worked on the first computer, the Harvard Mark 1. And she headed the team that created the ...
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Cindy Gladue case sends a chilling message to Indigenous women

Cindy Gladue case sends a chilling message to Indigenous women | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The details of the trial indicate how mechanisms within the justice system can be used to normalize violence

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And all women...this is a horrifying injustice. The accused admitted to causing the wound that led to her death but claimed it was "rough sex." Her blood alcohol was four times the legal limit. Consent is not an option when you are incapacitated by alcohol.

 

If ever there was a case to prove we need an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, this is it. Why would a jury not convict unless there was some type of systemic bias? Answers are needed.

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Male CEOs Get Bonuses; Female CEOs Get Blame

Male CEOs Get Bonuses; Female CEOs Get Blame | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
When companies do well, male executives reap the rewards at a far greater rate than their female counterparts. But when business turns bad, it’s women who suffer the greatest financial consequences.
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Gender Inequality: Pay Gap Still Present Among Male, Female Nurses

Gender Inequality: Pay Gap Still Present Among Male, Female Nurses | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
New findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) show that male and female nurses are not paid equally.
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Abortion Issue Stalls Human Trafficking Bill | Officer.com

Abortion Issue Stalls Human Trafficking Bill | Officer.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The bill got caught up in the emotional and uncompromising politics of abortion.
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Who Kills Police Officers?

Who Kills Police Officers? | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In 2013, 44 percent of cop killers were white, 37 percent were black and 11 percent were Hispanic. Last year, 54 percent were white, 26 percent were black and 18 percent were Hispanic. In those years there was also one Native American, one Inuit man and one Chechen, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
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'To be sure, the number of people killed by police in the years studied is more than 25 times greater than the number of cops killed. Stone says a future study could examine the races, genders and other characteristics of the officers involved in such incidents and determine how often they were justified in using force and in what instances the officers could be considered “trigger-happy.”'

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Protesters demand justice for woman killed by Kabul mob

Hundreds marched Monday in the Afghan capital, demanding justice for a woman beaten to death last week by a Kabul mob over false allegations she had burned a Qur’an — a vicious killing that shocked many Afghans and renewed calls for authorities to ensure women’s rights to equality and protection from violence.
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