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For Victim of Ghastly Crime, a New Face, a New Beginning

For Victim of Ghastly Crime, a New Face, a New Beginning | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Six years after being beaten and burned beyond recognition, Carmen Tarleton is adjusting to a transplanted face.
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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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Stripper in Clearwater Cleared (2011)

Stripper in Clearwater Cleared (2011) | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Stripper in Clearwater, FLA showing the judge that her bikini briefs were too large to expose her vagina to the undercover cops that arrested her. The case was dimissed.

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Comic Books Are Still Made By Men, For Men And About Men

Comic Books Are Still Made By Men, For Men And About Men | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
To say the comic book industry has a slight gender skew is like saying Superman is kind of strong. Comic books -- much like the film industry they now fuel -- vastly under-represent women. The peop...
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Ten Reasons to Fight for the Decriminalization of Sex Work

Ten Reasons to Fight for the Decriminalization of Sex Work | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Ten Reasons to Fight for the Decriminalization of Sex Work
This is a great resource however the first slide that implies trans people are a third gender category is cissexist, transphobic and...

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Will prostitution become legal in California? - JohnRosenbaumLaw.com

Will prostitution become legal in California? - JohnRosenbaumLaw.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The argument is founded upon the premise that prostitution – the exchange of consensual sex acts for money – remains within the confines of Free Speech, Due Process & Freedom of Association Rights.
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If I don't get pants, nobody gets pants

If I don't get pants, nobody gets pants | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Submission for The Line is Drawn, theme "Male superheroes see how the other side lives". Wonder Woman makes the rest of the JLA wear various costumes she's had over the years.
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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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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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Bob Jones III Apologizes for 35-Year-Old Call to Kill Gays

Thirty-five years after he made them, Bob Jones III, one of the country's most influential evangelical Christian leaders, has apologized for comments calling...
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For love of Fidel

For love of Fidel | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
WHEN she had been married four years to Orlando Fernández, a cardiologist twice her age, Naty Revuelta grew restless in the big, beautiful house in Vedado. Each...
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Support Christina Parreira, a Sex Worker & Sociology PhD student researching legal brothels

Support Christina Parreira, a Sex Worker & Sociology PhD student researching legal brothels | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

Hi! My name is Christina Parreira and I am a Sociology PhD student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I am also an out sex worker, an activist, an instructor, and researcher. I am currently working on a project that involves interviewing legal brothel workers in Nevada, and hope to eventually continue this research internationally (but, that's still a ways off!) 

What I need help with NOW is funding to get me to various conferences where I will be presenting my data, including an international prostitution conference in Vienna, Austria (Prospol conference) and the AAG meeting in Chicago (Association of American Geographers). In Vienna I will be presenting on the topic of bodily labor in sex work, and in Chicago I will be presenting on the geographies of the brothels, including a discussion of regulation of sexual spaces and segregation of sex workers.


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Support Tara Burns creating Public Records On Sex Work and Sex Trafficking

Support Tara Burns creating Public Records On Sex Work and Sex Trafficking | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

I'm Tara Burns, a writer, researcher, and former sex worker.  I just finished a huge research project on the human rights impacts of Alaska's prostitution and sex trafficking policy as part of my MA in Social Justice at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  ...I want to do all the rest of the states


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