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The ridiculous ways powerful men globally have suggested women fight rape

The ridiculous ways powerful men globally have suggested women fight rape | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In Mexico City, where 72% of women have suffered some kind of violence, head of government Miguel Ángel Mancera this week launched a new initiative to combat sexual assault by handing out whistles. Mexicans promptly and mercilessly shot down the idea. It doesn’t help that the Spanish word for whistle, pito, is also slang for penis
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Donald Trump Called Pregnancy an “Inconvenience” for Business Owners

Donald Trump Called Pregnancy an “Inconvenience” for Business Owners | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
At a time when a gender-blind parental leave arms race is sweeping America’s private sector, it’s a special kind of ironic that a man who just clinche
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Johnny Depp's ugly love life: 'Petrified' wife cites violence, gets restraining order - MyNewsLA.com

Johnny Depp's ugly love life: 'Petrified' wife cites violence, gets restraining order - MyNewsLA.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Actress Amber Heard filed court papers seeking a restraining order against estranged husband, Johnny Depp, alleging she has been the victim of domestic violence.
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Ex-Miramar police captain loses appeal, must serve 4 years for lewd conduct, prosecutors say

De Los Rios' appeal claimed the trial court improperly allowed inadmissible hearsay when it let the 15-year-old's older sister testify that her sister was "devastated" when she confided in her a few days after the incident.

"She was bawling, crying. She couldn't get a word out," the older sister testified, according to the opinion.

The older sister said she persuaded her sibling to tell their mother and that's what prompted the 15-year-old girl, sister, mother, stepfather, boyfriend and his parents to go to the police station and file a complaint.

A three-judge panel of appellate judges unanimously rejected De Los Rios' argument saying the testimony did not rise to hearsay because the older sister did not repeat what was told to her by her sister. She instead testified about her sibling's mental and emotional state when she confided in her.
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This is a good example of how gender affects how one deals with the justice system.
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Kim Kelley's comment, May 30, 10:50 PM
This is also a perfect example of how some police give other police a very bad name. What bothers me about this man is how he really believed what he did was okay, to the point of appealing the the original conviction.. Either he is really sick disease in the head wise, or he is really retarded.
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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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Kim Kelley's comment, May 30, 11:12 PM
I do not even like the look in this judges eyes. He looks like he has eyes that say he is out get someone. I would not want to be on the receiving end of his anything as a male or female, and, I seriously doubt that he would have been any different regardless, just by the smug look on his face.
Aaron Druyvestein's comment, May 31, 8:49 PM
I think there are some good points on both sides. The judge certainly has the authority of the courtroom, so I agree that the attorneys should not interrupt when the judge is speaking. The article implied that the defense attorney never had an opportunity to speak, which I find hard to believe. However clearly, the judge overstepped his power. I understand that the judge said he’s spoken with the attorney before in private about her outbursts, but this type of conduct is both inappropriate and counterproductive. I think the scariest thing is the fact that the judge, the most powerful official in the courtroom, has the authority to handcuff another official of the courtroom. It would seem like that kind of power would create ideal conditions for corruption. I also think it is fair to say this situation wouldn’t have happened similarly if the attorney were a man rather than a woman.
Lorraine Stewart's comment, June 3, 8:02 PM
According to this article, Ms. Bakhtary has had issues with this judge in the past. He claimed she had a problem interrupting him after she had finished her argument. It makes sense that the judge needs his turn to process the information and render a verdict. I don't believe the judge in this case acted appropriately by handcuffing her in the court room, leaving her sit there while he heard another case. Public shaming is a passive-aggressive, dominant move and was very inappropriate in this case. Yes, she should have stopped talking and interrupting the judge upon initial request, but public humiliation should not be an option for judicial discretion. There is not enough information provided to determine whether or not this judge would have issued the same punishment to a male attorney.
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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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Angela Perry's comment, May 31, 6:10 PM
Ms. Garcia is a true hero in my eyes. It takes a strong woman or man to leave an abusive relationship. Most of the time they just stay because they don't want to be alone or they are too scared to leave. This fear is because they worry about what will be done to them if they do leave. Ms. Garcia took a huge step when it came to confronting her husband about raising their daughter alone. I think at that point she just wanted him to see the pain he was going to cause by killing her. Her husband couldn't face what she was talking about so i feel that is why he didn't do it. It is very easy for one to slip into the i am here because we love each other; love is NOT abusive, mean, or uncaring. If you feel any of those emotions you should know it is time to get out of the relationship. I would like to know what made Ms. Garcia really stand up to her husband and let him know that she didn't want to be a part of his abusive lifestyle. That to me was her hardest thing to face (reality that she didn't want this anymore).
Sheuenesu Hove's comment, May 31, 10:32 PM
Angela, you are right I agree with your analysis 100%. I could only add that sometimes facing your abuser and telling them straight into the face the reality of the situation and its attendant consequences may do the trick. I can't really imagine how one can feel the pain of being beaten and smile at the same time, pretending that it never happened. It hurts me not only as a man and father of five children but the way we make women suffer at our hands simply because of machoism. But it also takes a lot of courage for the victim to stand up to the abuse and tell them the truth. This story is sad but at the same time give other victims some lessons on how you can confront your abuser through telling them about the consequences of their actions, especially regarding children and even just ending someone's life. Garcia's story is touching but can also assist victims out there who are being abused by someone who is supposed to love them and show compassion.
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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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Adena Benn's comment, May 24, 7:19 PM
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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Council: Pakistani men can beat wives 'lightly'

Council: Pakistani men can beat wives 'lightly' | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The leader of a Pakistani Islamic council has proposed a bill that allows husbands to "lightly beat" their wives as a form of discipline.
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Oh well, if it's only a "light beating", then go ahead.

But remember the "rule of thumb" is from 20th century American law that gave men the right to use a switch smaller than the diameter of their thumb to control unruly or disobedient wives/daughters.
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Video of girl allegedly gang-raped shocks Brazilians

Brazilian police are searching for 33 people suspected in the gang-rape of a 16-year-old as graphic video and images of the girl on social media have shocked the country.
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Child porn indictment for 'Glee' actor Mark Wayne Salling - MyNewsLA.com

Child porn indictment for 'Glee' actor Mark Wayne Salling - MyNewsLA.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
“Glee” actor Mark Wayne Salling was indicted Friday in Los Angeles on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography on his laptop computer and a flash memory drive.
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max mckernan's comment, June 5, 2:52 AM
well he is not going to have a fun time in prison, having talked to investigators and DAs about this kind of crime they all agree that it is one of the worst kinds of crimes, and that is should carry a 20 year sentence
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Woman pleads guilty to operating massage parlors as brothels - MyNewsLA.com

Woman pleads guilty to operating massage parlors as brothels - MyNewsLA.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A 56-year-old woman pleaded guilty Thursday to operating massage parlors as brothels in Orange County and was immediately sentenced to five years in prison.
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Angela Perry's comment, May 31, 6:01 PM
I really don't know how i feel about this one. I mean just a mere 3.5 hours away in Las Vegas brothels are allowed as well as prostitution. I feel that if you want to sell your body to make money then go ahead. It truly is your choice. If the person in charge takes all medical precautions to make sure you are STD/Incurable illness that can spread, let the business make money. I feel that there is so much more money that is made illegally that we should focus on what we can control keep the upper hand on it and make a better effort to control the out of control stuff from happening. I know this is wrong per what the law says, but who is really wrong here; her making a business or the people soliciting her business? The article states that she is sentenced to 5 years but what about all the people that have gone back time after time to receive the service and they knew it was a bad business. I think they should be held just as accountable as her. I mean it was an honest effort to make a living in this corrupt world that we live in.
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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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Aaron Druyvestein's comment, June 2, 8:38 PM
Very interesting article. I think this is a perfect example of how different male and female crime habits are. Even in cases of psychopathic offenders, males and females commit very different crimes. This makes me consider the idea of socialization and its influence on our behaviors. Perhaps women commit less crime than men because of how they are treated during their upbringing. And the article goes into this in some detail explaining that women display relational aggression (otherwise known as covert aggression) rather than physical aggression seen in men. As a result, women appear less confrontational and coercive than they may really be. I think this should be studied more!
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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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