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Bob Filner case shows we still have much work to do on harassment

Bob Filner case shows we still have much work to do on harassment | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is about to wrap up his two-week treatment for sexually aggressive behavior.
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Women Are Better at Coding Than Men—if They Hide Their Gender

Women Are Better at Coding Than Men—if They Hide Their Gender | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Women’s contributions to technology projects are appreciated, as long as people don’t realize the contributions are from women.

An astounding survey last year found that 92% of software developers are men but a new study suggests that the small percentage of women who are coding are really good at it. On GitHub, women’s contributions actually outnumber men’s—as long as they don’t actually identify themselves as women.
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Wife of senior ISIS figure charged in death of American hostage Kayla Mueller

Wife of senior ISIS figure charged in death of American hostage Kayla Mueller | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Iraqi woman was charged for her role in a conspiracy that resulted in the death of Kayla Mueller in February 2015
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Don’t Blame Hillary Clinton for Bill’s Sexual Past, Say Millennial Women

Don’t Blame Hillary Clinton for Bill’s Sexual Past, Say Millennial Women | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Young feminists think Hillary Clinton should be judged on her record, not her marriage.
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Bill Cosby Could Dodge Sexual Assault Charges on a Weird Technicality | VICE | United States

Former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. told a judge Tuesday that he effectively gave Cosby immunity from criminal charges back then in order to compel him to testify in a civil suit instead.

"I decided that we would not prosecute Mr. Cosby and that would set a chain of events that would get some justice for Andrea Constand," the former district attorney said, suggesting that getting her money was "the best he could do." The civil suit was settled in 2006.
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Bill Cosby Assault Case: Former DA Testifies in Court

Famed comedian Bill Cosby is in court today in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania for the alleged aggravated indecent assault charges that were brought upon him back in Dece
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Barbie’s Got a New Body

Barbie’s Got a New Body | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Read TIME’s cover story on Mattel’s radical makeover of an American icon
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San Bernardino - 6 arrests made during a multiple agency Human Trafficking Operation is conducted ... from SBSD - Headquarters : Nixle

San Bernardino - 6 arrests made during a multiple agency Human Trafficking Operation is conducted ... from SBSD - Headquarters : Nixle | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
DATE/TIME: January 22, 2016

INCIDENT: Human Trafficking Operation

LOCATION: 205 E. Hospitality Lane San Bernardino, CA

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On January 22, 2016, deputies from ...
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Migrant men and European women

Migrant men and European women | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
To absorb newcomers peacefully, Europe must insist they respect values such as tolerance and sexual equality
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Activists fear missing Native American women were swept up in oil-worker sex-trafficking ring

Activists fear missing Native American women were swept up in oil-worker sex-trafficking ring | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Police have not paid enough attention to vulnerable population preyed on by criminals, activists suggest

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Ashley von Borstel's comment, January 24, 2:59 AM
I know that the police are dead set on their idea of what is happening, but I think they should look into this idea of trafficking as well. It could very well be true. Trafficking is a huge problem around the world.
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Female Islamic Scholar Says Muslims Can Rape 'Non-Muslim Women’

Female Islamic Scholar Says Muslims Can Rape 'Non-Muslim Women’ | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A ‘moderate’ female professor from Al-Azhar university in Egypt, a mainstream institution of Islamic scholarship, argues that Jewish women in Israel should be targeted for systematic rape and sexual slavery.
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Cologne Imam: Girls Were Raped For Being Half Naked And Wore Perfume

Cologne Imam: Girls Were Raped For Being Half Naked And Wore Perfume | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Warning women against “adding fuel to the fire”, the Imam of a Salafist Cologne mosque has said the victims of the New Year’s Eve attacks in that city were themselves responsible for their sex assault, by dressing inappropriately and wearing perfume.

Speaking to major Russian channel REN TV, Imam Sami Abu-Yusuf’s remarks came during a 12 minute segment bringing Russians up to date with the latest developments in the migrant invasion of Europe. Sandwiched between eyewitness-footage of migrant rampages in Cologne, women being sexually assaulted by apparently Arab gangs, and a segment on a surge of interest in self defence courses in Germany the Imam told the interviewer: “we need to react properly, and not to add fuel to the fire”.

Explaining in the view of Salafist Islam why hundreds of women found themselves groped, sexually assaulted and in some cases raped by gangs of migrant men in cities across Germany the Imam said: “the events of New Year’s Eve were the girls own fault, because they were half naked and wearing perfume. It is not surprising the men wanted to attack them. [Dressing like that] is like adding fuel to the fire”.

The tone of the report was telling, expressing no surprise that Muslim mass migration would result in violence and gang-rape. The narrator of the report told viewers that after the events of New Year’s Eve it was becoming difficult to tell who’s country Germany was, one belonging to Muslims or to Germans. Also expressed was the opinion that the sex attacks were no more than a dress rehearsal for something much bigger to come.
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What to Do When a “Devil’s Advocate” Tries to Derail Your Project

What to Do When a “Devil’s Advocate” Tries to Derail Your Project | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
I hear about devil’s advocates all the time in my work leading research projects that help industries measure how well they advance women and how they can do better. Women’s initiatives are lightning rods for people who take a provocative position not to learn more, but to be disruptive. They claim they are challenging “political correctness” or the fairness of giving any one group “special treatment.” Copious data indicates that more women in leadership delivers better business results. Companies know they need to retain, develop and promote more women to better serve women customers, clients and investors. Yet, I’ve seen many women’s initiatives derailed or weakened when a devil’s advocate argues that addressing the specific needs of women staff is somehow unfair to everyone else.
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Three very American reasons why we’re still so unhealthy

Three very American reasons why we’re still so unhealthy | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
American life expectancy trails other countries.
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Guns, drugs (alcohol) and cars are the reason our mortality rates trail the rest of the developed world's rate....  Would you give up that lifestyle for the life extension?

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Lawsuit: District, troopers fail Bush teacher who alleges harassment, assault

Lawsuit: District, troopers fail Bush teacher who alleges harassment, assault | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A federal lawsuit says a teacher in a Southwestern Alaska village became a target of hostility and harassment that escalated into men regularly banging on her door asking for sex. Eventually, the suit says, she was sexually assaulted.
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Peacekeepers in Central African Republic accused of rape - CNN.com

Peacekeepers in Central African Republic accused of rape - CNN.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Human Rights Watch accuses United Nations peacekeepers of eight sexual abuse incidents in the Central African Republic from October to December 2015.
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Former DA says he believes Bill Cosby can't be prosecuted

Former DA says he believes Bill Cosby can't be prosecuted | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The former district attorney who declined to arrest Bill Cosby on sex-crime charges a decade ago testified Tuesday that he essentially granted the comedian lifetime immunity from prosecution in the case.
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Barbara Michael's comment, February 4, 11:39 AM
I find it hard to sort out the former district attorney's stance. One the one hand, he says he wants the he wants the accuser to win but then he admits to giving Cosby "lifetime immunity"? It doesn't make sense why you would protect someone you feel is a sexual predator like that. It almost seems to me that actions speak louder than words and his actions are pretty telling.
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Husband secretly divorced wife after wedding 'to protect assets'

Husband secretly divorced wife after wedding 'to protect assets' | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
They were married for 20 years, raising a son and living the good life jetting between homes in New York and France.

It was all perfect, except for one thing: He had secretly divorced her just months after their wedding, in an apparent attempt to shield his assets.

Now Cristina Carta Villa, 59, is suing her 90-year-old “husband,” Gabriel Villa, to nullify the divorce she never knew about — and keep him from selling an apartment they shared.

The two met at a friend’s house, quickly tying the knot in a New York ceremony in 1994. She left her job teaching Italian literature at Boston College to be with the lawyer and travel agent more than 30 years her senior.

“He was absolutely charming, and despite our age difference, it was love at first sight,” says Cristina Carta Villa.

But all the while, Gabriel was apparently hedging his bets. Four months after the pair tied the knot, Gabriel Villa secretly arranged for a divorce in the Dominican Republic.

The wife says she never knew about, let alone consented to, a Dominican divorce, which was never registered in New York.

“It’s a fraud,” she tells The Post.

The two bought a one-bedroom condo on West 55th Street; had a son, Lorenzo; and divided their time among Manhattan, Massachusetts and France.

“It was and somehow it’s still a great love,” Cristina Villa says. “Gabriel is a very charismatic man, strong, intelligent and very charming. I think we could say I was a loving and caring wife and mother.”

When her husband was ill in the hospital, Cristina says, “I was always at his side.” He even made her his health-care proxy and gave her power of attorney.

But Gabriel allegedly told Dominican authorities life with his wife was “unbearable,” Cristina now alleges in court papers.

Even though the couple didn’t live in the Dominican Republic, Gabriel launched the legal dissolution there. He hired lawyers to represent each spouse and cited “incompatibility of temperaments” as the reason for the split, Cristina claims in a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.

Cristina found out about it only in November when a tax bill arrived for their Manhattan home and her name wasn’t on it. She hired a lawyer to investigate, only to learn that Gabriel had tried to remove her name from the deed, using the Dominican Republic proceeding as proof she was not an owner, she charges.

The wife says in court papers she “has no recollection of [giving] any authorization to anyone to proceed with a divorce, or even thinking about divorce from the man she had just recently married.” If legal authority was given, she was either “surreptitiously impaired, drugged or misled” into giving it, claim court papers.

“I realize now that during all these years of joy and happiness, and of difficult moments we shared together, my husband lied to me and had the Dominican divorce on the back of his mind. It’s what is hurting me the most,” she says.

The divorce isn’t even legal in the Dominican Republic, Cristina argues, because neither spouse appeared in the court, and the split wasn’t published in a newspaper as required under Dominican law.

Cristina believes greed is behind the divorce duplicity.

Gabriel is “using an illegal and fraudulent divorce . . . to rob her,” Cristina charges.

She believes her husband wants to sell the apartment to his adult daughter, Marina Villa, who lives in Rome. One-bedroom condos in the Midtown building sell for roughly $1.4 million, records show.

Gabriel and Marina Villa did not respond to messages.
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Ashley von Borstel's comment, February 4, 2:37 AM
Wow, that is just horrible. I definitely agree that it was greed that led Gabriel Villa to try to secretly divorce his wife so she wouldn't get any money after his death. Her whole marriage was built on a lie.
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Italy Covers Up Nude Statues During Iran President's Visit

Italy Covers Up Nude Statues During Iran President's Visit | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Italian officials covered up several ancient nude Roman statues during a museum visit by the president of socially conservative Iran.
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Texas Grand Jury Indicts Two in Probe of Anti-Abortion Videos

Texas Grand Jury Indicts Two in Probe of Anti-Abortion Videos | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Houston grand jury indicted two people Monday in connection with undercover videos that allegedly showed organ sales inside a Planned Parenthood.
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Feminism v faith

Feminism v faith | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
SUMMONED to the prosecutor’s office on December 17th for questioning in an investigation of “damaging public property”, María Galindo was unapologetic. She turned up wearing headgear that mashed up Lady Liberty’s crown with traditional indigenous dress that was itself scrawled with the graffiti that landed her in trouble: “fiscalia rima con porqueria”, or roughly “prosecutor rhymes with crap”. The insult was provoked by prosecutors’ inept handling of investigations into the murders last year of several women in La Paz. Now the prosecutors are going after Ms Galindo and her fellow protesters.
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Colombia cracks down on a horrific wave of acid attacks against women

Colombia cracks down on a horrific wave of acid attacks against women | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

 

New law calls for minimum sentence of 12 years or up to 50 years if victim is permanently disfigured.

 


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Ashley von Borstel's comment, January 24, 3:06 AM
I'm glad to see them cracking down on this. I actually read last year about a woman who had acid thrown in her face because she rejected her ex. She was so badly burned especially her throat because some had gotten in her mouth. These types of crime are terrible. At least now Colombia is taking steps to end it.
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U.S. Judge Rules Sexual Trafficking Is Not a Violent Crime

U.S. Judge Rules Sexual Trafficking Is Not a Violent Crime | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
While Congress and the Department of Justice have both said that victims of sexual trafficking are likely to be treated violently, a U.S. judge has inexplicably ruled otherwise.

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Human Rights's curator insight, January 20, 9:14 PM

F**ktard! Get them all off the bench!

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Migrant men and European women

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To absorb newcomers peacefully, Europe must insist they respect values such as tolerance and sexual equality
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Hayden Panettiere Opens Up About Postpartum Depression

Hayden Panettiere Opens Up About Postpartum Depression | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Hayden Panettiere refuses to be silent about her battle with postpartum depression. The 26-year-o...
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