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8 Inventions by Women That Dudes Got Credit For

8 Inventions by Women That Dudes Got Credit For | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Monopoly, nuclear fission, and programming: Ladies did it first.
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Two transgender candidates named 'Misty' win primaries

Two transgender candidates named 'Misty' win primaries | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Misty K. Snow will run against tea party favorite Sen. Mike Lee in Utah and Misty Plowright will challenge Rep. Doug Lamborn in Colorado.
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Pregnant Woman, Unborn Child Killed Over Loud Music: FBI

Pregnant Woman, Unborn Child Killed Over Loud Music: FBI | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The FBI is offering $100,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Shanika S. Minor, 24, of Wisconsin.
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The O.J. Documentary, Shot By Shot

The O.J. Documentary, Shot By Shot | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
By now you’ve heard about “O.J.: Made in America,” ESPN’s five-part documentary about O.J. Simpson’s life and alleged crimes, which wrangles a complex story set…
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UNICEF | #FightUnfair

UNICEF |  #FightUnfair | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Fourteen-year-old Jhuma Akhter is back in school and performing at the top of her class in Bangladesh thanks to a cash transfer programme. Getting here hasn’t been easy. When Jhuma was just 8 years old, she left school to work as a servant in an abusive home.

With the help of Nazma, a community volunteer, Jhuma and her family eventually enrolled in a cash transfer programme conditional upon Jhuma’s attendance at school. Now that her mother receives two annual instalments of approximately US$150, Jhuma has returned to school. She is in the seventh grade. Social protection programmes like cash transfers can provide a ladder out of poverty and open up access to services – like education – that are critical to building children’s futures.
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Texas Mom Who Killed 2 Daughters Called 'Family Meeting' Before Shootout

Texas Mom Who Killed 2 Daughters Called 'Family Meeting' Before Shootout | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Christy Sheats, 42, opened fire on her two daughters and husband on his 45th birthday.
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Big Boy Pin Ups Are The Pin Up Tattoos You Never Thought You Wanted

Jamie August gives the classic pin up tattoo a sweet new spin with his ‘big boy pin ups’ I just can't help but love—you would too.
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These tattoos answer the question: "what if we objectified men in the same way as women are portrayed daily?"
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Ex-Vanderbilt football player found guilty in rape trial

Ex-Vanderbilt football player found guilty in rape trial | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Tennessee jury found a former Vanderbilt University football player guilty on Saturday for the June 2013 rape of an unconscious female student in a case drawing national attention to sexual assaults on college campuses.
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Former Vanderbilt player is found guilty in rape retrial

Former Vanderbilt player is found guilty in rape retrial | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A second former Vanderbilt University football player was convicted Saturday of the rape of an unconscious woman i
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Thousands protest U.S. bases on Okinawa after Japan woman's murder

Thousands protest U.S. bases on Okinawa after Japan woman's murder | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of people gathered in sweltering heat on Japan's Okinawa island on Sunday in one of the biggest demonstrations in two decades against U.S. military bases, following the arrest of an American suspected of murdering a local woman.
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12 girls found living in Pa. home; homeowner Lee Kaplan faces sex charges

12 girls found living in Pa. home; homeowner Lee Kaplan faces sex charges | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Parents of girls also charged; said they had given away oldest daughter after suspect saved them from "financial ruin"
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Orlando Gunman Omar Mateen, Wife Exchanged Texts During Attack

Orlando Gunman Omar Mateen, Wife Exchanged Texts During Attack | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A source close to the wife of gunman Omar Mateen said she asked where he was and he responded 'do you see what's happening?' during the massacre.
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Woman verbally attacked for breastfeeding in Conn. Target store | Fox News

Woman verbally attacked for breastfeeding in Conn. Target store | Fox News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A woman was verbally attacked for publicly breastfeeding her baby inside a Connecticut Target store, and video of the encounter has since gone viral, Fox-61 reported Tuesday.
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Rob Duke's comment, June 18, 1:22 AM
Yeah, no kidding. This is just fuel for the misogynists in our midst.
Angela Perry's comment, June 19, 1:59 PM
This hits home for me. I too have been told not to breastfeed my baby in public that it was inappropriate. Well I feel absolutely different. I feel the man in the video could look away and turn a blind eye to the situation. Just as some do when they see an actual crime being committed. Most will turn their head than go and interfere with what is going on. The man needs to turn his head and look the other way. He also needs to realize babies need to eat and times have changed from when he was a kid. There are worst things that happen out there besides breastfeeding in public. It's not like she was on street corner trying to give up some ass for money. And i know i am being judgmental but i'm pretty sure that man has seen a boob before whether it be in person, in a video or a magazine. I think he was really just jealous the baby gets more titty action than he does on a regular basis.
Lorraine Stewart's comment, June 20, 2:47 PM
I am all about a woman’s right to breastfeed her child, but I also believe it can be done publicly with a little dignity and class. Though I am a woman and I have raised and breastfed three children, I personally don’t want to look at anyone’s breasts just blatantly hanging out when I am in public. I understand that it is a natural process and a beautiful experience for mother and baby. The problem is not what these mothers are doing, but how they are doing it. Most of the mother’s I have seen in the process of feeding their babies while in public have been discrete by coddling their baby close or covering the feeding baby from view with a little blanket or cover of some sort. There are also some mother’s out there who choose to just let it all hang out in an attempt to make a statement, but then they act like a victim if someone say’s something about it or looks at them funny. I do not agree with this man’s behavior towards the mother. He was just acting nasty about the whole situation. If he was truly offended or upset by what he was seeing, he should have spoken with the manager directly to get a refund and then left without causing trouble. The problem is whose feelings are more valid or correct? Breastfeeding mothers are offended by people who judge them for exposing their breasts in public, yet others are offended by seeing an exposed breast in public.
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Former Ohio State drum major instructor sent to prison for assault

Former Ohio State drum major instructor sent to prison for assault | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A former Ohio State University drum major instructor was sentenced to three years in prison for the sexual battery of a student. Stewart Kitchen, who is listed as Christoper S. Kitchen in court documents, was sentenced in Franklin County Common Pleas Court this morning.
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Daddy dearest

Daddy dearest | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
As a feminist, Ms Faludi is startled to find Stefánie embracing a “florid femininity” that she herself had rejected. The author is discomfited by the stereotypically girlish memoirs of trans women, who thrill to become “the exact sort of girl I’d always thought of as false”. And she pointedly wonders why trans people claim to be flouting the binary system of sexes even as they confess “a desire to be one sex only, the one that they had an operation to become, which was always the binary opposite of the one they’d been.”

Budapest is an odd place for a Jewish trans woman. Although Hungary passed anti-discrimination laws in order to join the European Union, legal tolerance is undercut by prejudice and intensifying anti-Semitism. Intriguingly, Ms Faludi compares her father’s “rebirth” in old age to Hungary’s own revisionism. She finds the country keen to scrub away any evidence of the “shrapnel scars on seemingly every building and on my father’s character”. Two-thirds of the country’s 825,000 Jews were sent to their deaths during the war, but there is little mention of this in its history books or museums. Hungarians, including her father, prefer to lament their fate at the hand of the Soviets. Ms Faludi questions whether her father’s sex-change had anything to do with the emasculations of Hungarian Jews during the war. But an old schoolmate of her father’s cautions against pat conclusions. “In the end, the mind is a black box”.

Ultimately this book is an act of love, a way to get close to a parent who had always been remote. Months before dying in 2015, the elder Faludi read a draft. “I’m glad,” Stefánie said. “You know more about my life than I do.”
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The Olympics Are Still Struggling To Define Gender

The Olympics Are Still Struggling To Define Gender | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
What is gender? It might sound like the kind of question that college students debate in a liberal arts class.1 But for the International Olympic Committee, it’s a practical question that demands a hard and fast answer. As at previous Olympic Games, athletes competing in Rio de Janeiro will be segregated into women’s events and men’s events, and that means the IOC needs a way to sort women from men.

New IOC guidelines issued in November allow athletes who have transitioned to another gender to compete without sex reassignment surgery. The rules allow athletes who’d previously identified as female to compete in the male category without restriction, because they would not gain an advantage from their previous gender. Those who transition from male to female, on the other hand, must meet several requirements. The athlete must declare a female identity, and this identity cannot change for at least four years. The athlete must also document that her total serum testosterone levels have remained below a certain limit for a minimum of 12 months before competing, and these levels must remain under the threshold as long as she’s competing.
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Teen killed by mother along with her sister told friend about argument

Teen killed by mother along with her sister told friend about argument | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Madison Sheats (left), 17, told her friend Friday that she was arguing with her mom, Christy Byrd Sheats (right) at their home in Katy, Texas. Hours later, Christy killed Madison and her sister, Taylor.
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Caitlyn Jenner on How Olympic Stardom May Have Stalled Her Transition

Caitlyn Jenner on How Olympic Stardom May Have Stalled Her Transition | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Caitlyn Jenner says that her Olympic gold medal has given her the platform to talk about transgender rights but also delayed her transition.
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Balls to all that

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Dedicated members of the manosphere groups tend to see the world as divided between consumers of blue pills and red pills, a concept borrowed from the “Matrix” films. If Neo, the film’s hero, takes the blue pill, he will remain blissfully ignorant of the powerlessness of humans. Gulping down the red pill will mean reckoning with the truth and seeing “how deep the rabbit hole [went]”. In the manosphere, blue-pill thinkers are those who uncritically accept the idea that society discriminates against women. “Red Pillers”, by contrast, recognise that it is men who are worse-off. As proof, they point to false rape accusations, disparities in the length of prison sentences—63% longer for men, on average—and gaps in college enrolment, where women outnumber men by 12%.

Such grievances led Paul Elam, a 50-something Texan truck driver, to found AVoiceForMen.com in 2009. The site is among the most popular in the manosphere, though Mr Elam objects to this categorisation. “We consistently clash with other groups—like pick-up artists—considered part of the manosphere,” he explains.
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Police search home of man accused of receiving girl as gift

Police search home of man accused of receiving girl as gift | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Officials acting on a tip found 51-year-old Lee Kaplan at his Feasterville home along with 12 girls ranging in age from six months to 18 years
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Angela Perry's comment, June 19, 1:51 PM
This is a very sad article. I would like to see justice served for all those involved. Not only for Mr.Kaplan but also for the families that thought it would be able to sell their kids to get them out a a financial bind. These children had no choice of whether to be brought into this world so don't make them suffer so that you can continue living your lavish life. If they were so bad off and couldn't care why not bring the children to the authorities that could help them instead of mentally hurt these young children and have them experience mean things that will never be able to be forgotten. These are some horrible adults in my eyes and really need to seek mental help to see why they would feel it is okay to do these acts to INNOCENT children.
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Why Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels

Why Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
They don’t seem to believe in heroes as much as their male counterparts, which in some ways makes their storytelling a better fit for the times.
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Fizzy J-pop + other tunes

Fizzy J-pop + other tunes | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Super-groups typically have a handful of members; Japan’s most popular girl band has over 100. Little known outside Asia, AKB48 (above) is one of the world’s most successful pop acts. The rotating members have their own manga series and newspaper; the government has even enlisted them to sell state bonds. Their latest song, Kimi wa Melody, is typical: it’s as fizzy and nutritious as a soft drink. But the group’s flirtation with underage sexual imagery has stirred controversy. Some see them as a symbol of Japan’s lack of strong female role models, despite the government’s stuttering efforts to champion gender equality. AKB48, of course, is managed by a man.
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New "FarmHer" TV Show Features the Rock-Star Women of Agriculture - Modern Farmer

New "FarmHer" TV Show Features the Rock-Star Women of Agriculture - Modern Farmer | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Three years after launching the website FarmHer, Marjorie Guyler-Alaniz is taking the concept to the small screen.
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Even the Thought of Earning Less than Their Wives Changes How Men Behave

Even the Thought of Earning Less than Their Wives Changes How Men Behave | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A notable recent example of how men react to a threat to their masculinity comes from a survey experiment that I carried out with my colleagues at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind poll. The experiment was embedded in a standard political survey with one unusual question, which asked married or cohabitating respondents if they earned more, less, or about the same as their spouses. Half of the respondents were randomly assigned to get this question early on in the survey, and half were assigned to get it only at the end of the survey.

Now, this question wasn’t there because we cared about the actual answers. We know that about 15% of U.S. men make less than their spouses do — a figure that’s highly dependent on age, with younger men being much more likely than older men to earn the same or less than their spouses. The reason we asked the question was to push men to think about potential threats to their gender roles. Being the breadwinner has been a linchpin of U.S. men’s masculinity for decades, so even the potential of making less than one’s spouse threatens accepted gender roles.
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Oscar Pistorius walks on stumps in court as he seeks to avoid jail

Oscar Pistorius walks on stumps in court as he seeks to avoid jail | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
PRETORIA – Oscar Pistorius shuffled through a Pretoria court without his prosthetic legs on Wednesday to show how  vulnerable he is as the Paralympian seeks to avoid prison for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The 29-year-old faces a minimum 15-year jail term for the Valentine's Day killing in 2013 in a case that has attracted worldwide interest and divided South Africa. He will be sentenced on July 6.

Pistorius has always said he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he fired four shots through a locked toilet door in his Pretoria home, killing her almost instantly.

During his closing arguments, defense lawyer Barry Roux asked the gold medalist, known as the "Blade Runner" for his carbon-fibre prosthetics, to walk on his stumps to show the difficulty he faced dealing with the threat of an intruder.

The lower part of his legs were amputated when he was a baby.

His body shaking with emotion, Pistorius removed his prosthetics and stood on his stumps for about five minutes in front of the court television camera, wiping tears with a tissue.
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