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Fears Stoked for Future of Women in Afghanistan After Indian Author Killed | TIME.com

Fears Stoked for Future of Women in Afghanistan After Indian Author Killed | TIME.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
On Wednesday night, the Afghan Taliban killed 49-year-old Indian author Sushmita Banerjee outside her home in Paktika province.
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Indonesia to punish child rapists with death, chemical castration - Times of India

Indonesia to punish child rapists with death, chemical castration - Times of India | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Indonesia's introduction of the death penalty and chemical castration for child sex offenders won applause from the public, but activists warned the punishments would not serve as a deterrent. The new punishments mostly won praise in Indonesia, where there is strong backing for the death penalty.
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Calls of justice for aboriginal women echo down Canada's Highway of Tears

Calls of justice for aboriginal women echo down Canada's Highway of Tears | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Canadian police have officially counted about 1,200 cases of missing or murdered indigenous women over the past three decades, but some research suggests the total could be as high as 4,000.
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Las Vegas Judge Handcuffs Public Defender in the Courtroom to Teach Her About 'Decorum'

Las Vegas Judge Handcuffs Public Defender in the Courtroom to Teach Her About 'Decorum' | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Welcome to Big Time Small-Time Dicks, a regular column on The Slot that explores local politicians, small-town scandals, and everything else making life miserable on a local level. Know a small time person who is a big time dick we should feature? Email us.
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Would a "judge", a Justice of the Peace in this case, have done this to a male lawyer.  See the transcripts of what she did below....
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Domestic violence victim turns survivor; Hero within herself

Domestic violence victim turns survivor; Hero within herself | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
YUMA, Ariz- What may start out as something first believed to be harmless escalates into extreme control and abuse. Domestic violence is an epidemic affecting hundreds of thousands of individuals acro

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Pretty in Pink Handcuffs

Pretty in Pink Handcuffs | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
To Leslie Acoca, who heads an advocacy group that promotes access to healthcare for incarcerated girls, the pink handcuffs are a symbol of a system that is oblivious to the special needs of young women, a system that often shackles women during childbirth. Acoca first spotted the pastel restraints in a juvenile detention facility, and was so struck by them that she has titled her book-in-progress “Pink Shackles.”“They’re disturbing and weird and slightly prurient,” she said. “That’s sort of the way the whole juvenile justice system is for girls.”
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It's quite a leap to go from pink handcuffs to "a symbol of a system that is oblivious to the special needs of young women". Pink Shackles is nothing more than a catchy hook for her own agenda. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Every cause needs a hook, but it's important to differentiate a true symbol of cause from one simply plucked from the air because it's pink.
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Lesbians Arrested After Holding Hands Agree to Settlement

Lesbians Arrested After Holding Hands Agree to Settlement | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In a lawsuit last October, the couple said that a cop saw them holding hands and kissing in a grocery store before deciding to arrest them.
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Bill Cosby’s Sex Abuse Cases Ensnare Hugh Hefner

Bill Cosby’s Sex Abuse Cases Ensnare Hugh Hefner | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Hugh Hefner was deposed in a sexual battery civil suit against Bill Cosby this week, drawing the Playboy founder into the comedian’s ongoing legal troubles. The case at hand centers on an accusation that Cosby sexually assaulted a woman at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15. Hefner’s videotaped deposition took place at the mansion on Wednesday.
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The laws that sex workers really want

The laws that sex workers really want | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Everyone has an opinion about how to legislate sex work (whether to legalize it, ban it or even tax it) ... but what do workers themselves think would work best? Activist Toni Mac explains four legal models that are being used around the world and shows us the model that she believes will work best to keep sex workers safe and offer greater self-determination. "If you care about gender equality or poverty or migration or public health, then sex worker rights matter to you," she says. "Make space for us in your movements." (Adult themes)
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My Friends and I Beat Up My Rapist, And I Will Never Apologize for Getting Revenge

My Friends and I Beat Up My Rapist, And I Will Never Apologize for Getting Revenge | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Instead of working within a system that repeatedly fails sexual assault victims, I decided to take justice into my own hands.
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I am not so sure that agree with the actions of the rape victim who sought revenge in this particular case. Yes, she was raped by her friend Sean, but she put herself and her friends in a situation that could have led to additional legal penalties for all involved. It’s one thing to act in the heat of passion within the moment, but to go back after extensive planning and attack is considered premeditated. I can understand the frustration of the female victim in this case as the legal system in the U.S. is not always the most efficient or effective system to work within, but as U.S. citizens, we must adhere to this system. Encouraging vigilante-style justice could result in devastating consequences. Yes, attacking your rapist seems reasonable, but then you’d get those folks that would take it too far and might shoot someone because their produce was not fresh enough from the store. If everyone in the U.S. thought and acted identically with the same mental capacity this would work well, but that is not the case. Everyone has their own views and perspectives on right and wrong. Our system and its’ handling of sexual assault victims in the real issue that needs to be addressed.
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KTLA Reporter Forced To Cover Up With Sweater Live On Air

KTLA Reporter Forced To Cover Up With Sweater Live On Air | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Los Angeles, CA - "We're getting a lot of emails," a voice off-camera says.
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Obama Makes Big Move For Transgender Rights

Obama Makes Big Move For Transgender Rights | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Under the new regulations, transgender people are guaranteed equal treatment by insurers and medical providers, and will have the right to make civil rights claims against those that deny them coverage or necessary care because they are transgender. That includes forbidding health insurers from categorically excluding treatments related to gender transitions, although it doesn’t mandate those procedures be covered.

The rules will take effect in 60 days and apply to any health care provider or health insurance company that receives federal funds, and to state Medicaid agencies and the Obamacare health insurance exchange marketplaces.
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First, let me say that I believe all U.S. citizens deserve equal rights and protections as the law permits. However, this article sent me over the edge. I must admit that I had to take a moment to digest the information prior to writing a response. I am horrified that our President is once again issuing new regulations without considering the impact on the majority of the U.S. population. Why not just require all facilities to install a single-stall bathroom with a locking door for those who are transgendered instead of requiring facilities to allow all genders access to all bathrooms? Personally, I could care less…if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, and looks like a duck…it can use the duck bathroom. Now our President has threatened to remove federal funding from schools that don’t allow students to use whichever bathroom is affiliated with the particular gender they currently associate with. I am shocked by the “bullying” tactic used as a means of forcing compliance. Is it logical to punish the children within those schools by reducing federally-funded educational opportunities or removing federally-funded food programs? This seems more like a cowardly move in my opinion. With so many other major issues facing our country today, this transgender bathroom issue seems so petty.
The poorly designed “Affordable Health Care Act” is one major issue that needs to be addressed. It is good that President Obama want’s to ensure transgendered people receive adequate medical insurance to cover their transgender-related health care services at a reasonable rate, but what about those that have fallen through the cracks of a broken system. My 25 year old daughter can barely afford the Obamacare health insurance that is supposed to provide “affordable” health care, but her policy alone costs nearly 3/4 of her entire annual income and barely covers the routine care and medications she needs as a type I diabetic. Her medical healthcare needs are not a choice, but a result of the bad luck of being diagnosed with type I diabetes at the age of nine. If I were not helping to supplement her healthcare needs, she could be dead within one year from lack of insulin and other chronic diabetic-related complications. Instead of focusing on the broken plan he signed into law and requires the IRS to enforce, he is focusing on ensuring transgendered people receive the transgendered-related medical services they need at an affordable rate. If the “Affordable Health Care” act was designed and regulated correctly, all U.S. citizens, regardless of gender, would receive adequate health care to meet their individual and unique healthcare needs without special rules or regulations. President Obama is leaving behind a legacy of hastily-created policies and regulations that are poorly written and enforced with bullying tactics.
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Emma Watson used Panama Papers firm to set up offshore company

Emma Watson used Panama Papers firm to set up offshore company | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
He said Watson's safety has been jeopardized in the past when such information became public. Offshore companies, such as the one Watson set up, do not publish shareholder details.
Some U.K. media reported that the actress had set up the company to buy a property in London. Watson's spokesman declined to comment.
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Daughters for Sale: How American Girls Are Being Sold Online

Daughters for Sale: How American Girls Are Being Sold Online | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Natalie estimates she had over 100 encounters over three weeks, and she firmly believes Backpage.com made it possible for her pimp to post ads offering her for sex.
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Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen

Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Conrad HafenDepartment FourteenLas Vegas Township Justice CourtTerm of Office 2010 presentAngela Holland, Judicial Executive Assistant 702 671 3625 bull 702 366 1642 Fax Judge Conrad Hafen was raised in Roy, Utah, but his family ties to Southern Nevada spans over a period of four generations. After graduating from high school in 1977, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.
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He's a former prosecutor, so that may explain his animosity towards the defense attorney in the story below.
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To Do or Not to Do. What Marriage REALLY Does to Men - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D.

To Do or Not to Do. What Marriage REALLY Does to Men - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D. | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Many men have cold feet about marriage. They worry about turning into pot-bellied suburban guys with three kids hanging on them like appendages as they take out the trash and clean puke-stains from their mini-van’s backseat. Won’t they miss their Las Vegas trips and envy their single friends? What about that data suggesting that testosterone lowers after childbirth? Is marriage basically the end of manhood forever? But hold on! What does the data actually say? It actually suggests just the opposite! Marriage benefits men... Continue Reading

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WWII female pilots now can be buried at Arlington

WWII female pilots now can be buried at Arlington | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Women who served as pilots during World War II can finally be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, thanks to a bipartisan bill President Obama signed.
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The glass-ceiling index

The glass-ceiling index | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Where is the best place in the world to be a working woman?

IN SOME countries International Women's Day on March 8th is a public holiday. But it is too early to relax efforts to increase equality for working women. The Nordics are still out in front, according to our latest glass-ceiling index, which shows where women have the best chances of equal treatment at work. It combines data on higher education, labour-force participation, pay, child-care costs, maternity rights, business-school applications and representation in senior jobs. Each country’s score is a weighted average of its performance on nine indicators.
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Your Field Guide to the Female Psychopath

For years, the research has told us that psychopaths are usually male. Research on psychopaths largely stems from studies conducted from prison samples, but remember that those in prison are there because they have been caught. We will never truly know the exact prevalence for male or female psychopaths because many only come to light once they have been arrested for a crime. (Hare estimates that approximately 1% of the population are psychopaths.) Is it possible that women can get away with certain crimes more than men because society is less likely to expect certain antisocial or violent behaviors among them? It certainly is.
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Oklahoma governor vetoes bill to jail abortion doctors

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill to jail abortion doctors | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Oklahoma's Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill calling for prison terms of up the three years for doctors who performed abortions, saying the legislation would not withstand a criminal constitutional legal challenge, her office said on Friday.
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Oklahoma Legislature passes bill criminalizing abortion

Oklahoma Legislature passes bill criminalizing abortion | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The Oklahoma state legislature has passed a bill that would criminalize abortion procedures in the state. According to the language of the bill, anyone who is found to have performed an abortion -- except in instances to save the life of the mother -- will be found guilty of a felony and can receive up to three years in prison.
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I had considered dropping abortion from our topics due it not being "criminal" any longer, but this issue continues to be a relevant topic for Justice....
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Police say Pennsylvania man poured gasoline on smoking girlfriend | Fox News

Police say Pennsylvania man poured gasoline on smoking girlfriend | Fox News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Philadelphia man was arraigned Sunday on homicide, arson and other charges in connection with a deadly fire authorities say started when he threw a cup of gasoline on his girlfriend while she was smoking.

"What do you want [me] to say?" Kevin Small, 46, told reporters outside the courtroom. "I lost it." When asked if he had anything to say to the family of his girlfriend, 46-year-old Mellissa Bacon-Smith, Small responded, "I'm sorry."

The fire started in a room of the Lincoln Motel in the Philadelphia suburb of Bensalem, police said. Small told authorities he bought the gasoline from a convenience store across the street from the motel, according to a criminal complaint.
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Unclubbable

Unclubbable | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Harvard sanctions members of off-campus private clubs
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Not being able to force elite clubs to allow women, Harvard severed ties with them, but unwanted sexual contact at club events is making Harvard look hard at allowing students to remain in good standing if they insist on being members....the question is how enforceable will any rule be that prohibits students from joining these popular clubs....?
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Revenge porn man's caution 'correct', Sussex Police say - BBC News

Revenge porn man's caution 'correct', Sussex Police say - BBC News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The 36-year-old from Eastbourne uploaded two sexually explicit pictures of his ex-partner and non-sexual images of three women with offensive captions.
He was arrested and cautioned in April after the victims contacted Sussex Police.
The force decided to review the case following criticism but has concluded the decision to caution was "correct".
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Different than the U.S. response...or business as usual?
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