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Chicago Moms Take to the Street to Prevent Violence, Doing a Better Job than Cops & Gun Control

Chicago Moms Take to the Street to Prevent Violence, Doing a Better Job than Cops & Gun Control | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Gun control and thousands of cops couldn't do what this small group of courageous and caring mothers are doing in America's deadliest city.

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When You Live With a Man Who Wants to Kill You, Where Can You Possibly Go? | Broadly

In Missouri, domestic violence shelters are so overcrowded that two out of every three people who seek emergency housing are turned away. These are the stories of women who survived beating, stalking, and death threats—and what one city is doing to help.
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Imagine going to prison for a crime you didn't commit. Now imagine it's for murdering your child.

Imagine going to prison for a crime you didn't commit. Now imagine it's for murdering your child. | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Meet the lawyers who are fighting to bring justice to wrongfully convicted women.
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Yoga’s Culture of Sexual Abuse Can’t Be Ignored | VICE | United States

In recent years similar cases have emerged. Victims have spoken of abusive behaviour being justified by ashram leaders as sexual culture, and of having nowhere turn after said abuse. These recurring statements highlight an issue of reporting, control, and protection within a culture that continues to grow but remains largely ungoverned.
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Oregon man possibly linked to missing women had contact with police

Oregon man possibly linked to missing women had contact with police | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) — A man toting axes, a shovel and bleach when he was killed by an escort he met online had been stopped, interviewed or investigated by police in at least 20 states and is being looked...
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Rachel Paul Is the Face of Juggalo Feminism | VICE | United States

The Philadelphia-based painter has founded a Juggalette feminist movement called Lette's Respect.
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Men Kill Women in the U.S. So Often that It’s Usually Not Even Newsworthy

Men Kill Women in the U.S. So Often that It’s Usually Not Even Newsworthy | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
When news emerged that a middle-aged white man in Lafayette, Louisiana opened fire at a showing of the Amy Schumer vehicle Trainwreck, I immediately had this sinking feeling that the movie choice wasn't a coincidence—that this was, like the Elliot Rodger and George Sodini killings, an act of rage at...
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I Was Raped—and the Police Told Me I Made It Up | VICE | United States

I Was Raped—and the Police Told Me I Made It Up | VICE | United States | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Wilbur Brown was arrested for a similar crime a month before Sara’s trial date in 2005. He confessed to both Reedy’s assault and the robbery, in addition to numerous other rapes. In response, after Sara was released, she sued the Cranberry Township Police Department. But the suit was dismissed in 2009, after Detective Evanson presented evidence claiming that Sara had pulled the power cord to the gas station’s security system an hour before the time she claimed to have been assaulted. She pulled the cord, he testified, in order to steal the $600, and then invented the rape story as a mere diversion.

Except, it turns out, the good detective had misread the security company’s timestamp data indicating when the cord was disconnected, and failed to consult the security company experts who actually knew how to read it. This fact came out when, in August of 2010, attorneys of the Women’s Law Project, a civil-rights nonprofit based in Pennsylvania, volunteered to help Sara challenge the dismissal of her lawsuit. The result was that, this past spring, Sara won a settlement of 1.5 million dollars.
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If you think the cops are bad, try the defense bar.  The defense in many rape cases is "she's lying: we had sex, but it was consensual."  This is an egregious case, no doubt, but most detectives are just vetting the facts because they know the defense is going to be remorseless in doing so....I guess the tactic is that it's better to find out early if the victim is lying.

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Fatherhood makes you fat - CNN.com

Fatherhood makes you fat - CNN.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Researchers evaluated young men's weight pre- and post-fatherhood and found a connection between becoming a dad and increased BMI over time.
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My Dad's Terrible Child-Care Activities, Ranked

My Dad's Terrible Child-Care Activities, Ranked | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
School is out. What the hell are we going to do with these kids? Camps cost a fortune. Sports leagues are a pain in the ass. And who wants to stare at another listless, self-aware gorilla at the zoo? What a downer!
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LOL: good ol' dad did #'s 4, 3, and 2.  Which ones did your dad do (does your dad still do)?

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Alexander Yakovlev's comment, July 24, 2015 10:13 AM
I like how this article explains how to spend a couple hours with kids. Speaking of our topic, women working in the justice field, I understood that those women cannot bring their kids to work. Or even stay at home with them for the whole day because something might happen and they will have to go to work. Also, while women would be at work I noticed from this article that it is hard to be with the kids. We, men, need to appreciate all the hard work that women do. It sounds easy, to raise a kid, but in reality it is lots of work.
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Mom charged with abandonment said kids were never out of sight

Mom charged with abandonment said kids were never out of sight | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

Laura Browder had her 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son with her when she went to Memorial City Mall for a job interview.


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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, July 19, 2015 1:20 PM

PLAYING BY THE RULES AND TRYING TO DP BETTER FOR YOURSELF AND FAMILY USING THAT WHICH YOU HAVE AVALIABLE CAN EVEN WITH ALL THAT GET YOU CHARGED WITH SOMETHING NOW WHAT ABOUT THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFICIALS ABUSE OF OUR CHILDREN AND THEY CANTEVEN BE CHARGED BECAUSE THEIR IS NO LAWS ON THE BOOK FOR THEM TO BE CHARGED BY BUT WHEN IT COMES TO A PARENT THEY BRING OUT THE 20 GUN SALUTE AND CHARGE THEM FOR THE LEAST LITTLE THINGS. IS THERE CHILD DAY CARE PROVIDED FOR ALL THE PARENTS THAT NEED A JOB AND HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO ON A JOB INTERVIEW TO GET ONE, IF NOT WHEN WILL THE GOVERNMENT PROVIDE THE NEEDED SERVICES SO CHARGES LIKE THIS CAN BE ELIMINATED!

Laura Lee Smith's comment, July 20, 2015 7:15 PM
Sometimes it feels as if officials take things too far, how are kids supposed to learn their onw boundaries and make decisions?
Alexander Yakovlev's comment, July 24, 2015 10:22 AM
I think this is an example of how sometime our system just doesn’t work well. I personally don’t see nothing wrong that Laura Browder did. Children were always at her sight view. I thought it was kind of smart actually to go to an interview at McDonalds just so the kids can eat and play as well. Too bad our system cannot be worked out better than that. Economy doesn’t pay for nothing and there is no way for her to go to an interview without them, she made a smart choice, yet public will always blame someone for something.
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East Haven Mom Stabbed Her Children to Send Them to Heaven

East Haven Mom Stabbed Her Children to Send Them to Heaven | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
According to the official declaration of police officers in Connecticut, an East Haven mom stabbed her children to send them to heaven. The woman was brought to court on Wednesday afternoon and was...
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When a Gay Man Marries a Straight Woman | VICE | United States

What are known as "mixed-orientation" marriages are far more common than you might think and can take on all sorts of different forms.
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Chienni( ='w'=)?'s curator insight, July 24, 2015 8:07 AM

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How India tried to ban porn and failed

How India tried to ban porn and failed | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
THIS week Narendra Modi's government was left looking rather red-faced. Late last week it had quietly told telecoms companies around the country to block public...
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Mexican Court Convicts Five Men to 697 Years in Prison for Femicide

Mexican Court Convicts Five Men to 697 Years in Prison for Femicide | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

A Mexican court convicted five men to 697 years in prison for eleven gender-based killings: http://t.co/g4rZGIfNOE http://t.co/Z9UEccAxPW


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Female academics face huge sexist bias – no wonder there are so few of them

Female academics face huge sexist bias – no wonder there are so few of them | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

Benjamin Schmidt, an assistant professor at Northeastern University, has created an online tool that allows users to compare the frequency of particular words in evaluations of male and female professors. Schmidt created the interactive chart using data from 14 million student reviews on the website RateMyProfessors.com. The results are striking.

We already know that performance evaluations can reveal serious gender bias, whether deliberate or unconscious, and that women and men can be judged very differently for exhibiting similar behaviour. Where a man is seen as assertive, decisive or passionate, a woman risks accusations of being shrill, overbearing or hysterical; a phenomenon that can have a particularly negative impact for women in the workplace. But this new data seems to suggest that the problem starts earlier, and is already in full effect during higher education.

There is something almost hypnotic about typing search terms into Schmidt’s tool and watching the coloured dots swim from one side of the chart to the other, splitting themselves repeatedly along gender lines. The more terms you can think of, the more the tool reiterates (most) societal stereotypes. Try switching from “funny” to “annoying”, for example, and watch the dots zoom towards opposite sides of the screen.

Reviews of male professors are more likely to include the words “brilliant”, “intelligent” or “smart”, and far more likely to contain the word “genius”. Meanwhile, women are more likely to be described as “mean”, “harsh”, “unfair” or “strict”, and a lot more likely to be called “annoying”.


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Gurgaon all set to get its first all-women police station

Gurgaon all set to get its first all-women police station | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The police station will be staffed by 27 women police personnel — a station house officer, two sub-inspectors, three assistant sub-inspectors, four head constables and 16 constables. A unit of the Haryana Mahila Rapid Action Force too will be stationed at the police station at all times to deal with emergencies. An ACP-rank officer will be in overall charge of the police station. “The police station will be well-equipped and have a brand new fleet of vehicles, including PCR vans and motorcycles. Besides, there will be a separate lock-up for those held for crimes against women,” a police officer said.
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My Brief Encounter with a Dark Web 'Human Trafficking' Site

My Brief Encounter with a Dark Web 'Human Trafficking' Site | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
UKHTC has seen similar sites, selling male and female slaves, sometimes with indications that the victims are being trafficked for sex work, on more open sites. Indeed, the trading of people online is not new. Social networks and online back pages have been used to facilitate human trafficking for years.

Apart from the dramatic photos, there wasn't a great difference between the Black Death site and auction sites already known to the UKHTC
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An Open Letter to President Obama: Please Visit Our Girls Behind Bars Too

An Open Letter to President Obama: Please Visit Our Girls Behind Bars Too | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Please Mr. President, visit our girls behind bars--connect their lives to the larger discourse on criminal justice reform, and call attention to how we must do better by our girls too--because their lives matter.

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How to Write a Great Business Plan

How to Write a Great Business Plan | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Which information belongs—and which doesn’t—may surprise you.
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In:

--People: Who are they? Where were they educated? Experience?

--Opportunity: Is the market growing, contracting? How can you capture market share? Who are the customers? How does the customer make a choice about what product/service to buy? How much capital does it take to support a dollar of sales?  Who are the competitors? How easy is it to disrupt competitors or have your business model disrupted by the competitors? Who else might be ready to exploit this opportunity?  Can you form alliances with existing or potential competitors?

--Context: macroeconomic conditions.

--Risk and Reward: How to manage the risk.  

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In:

--People: Who are they? Where were they educated? Experience?

--Opportunity: Is the market growing, contracting? How can you capture market share? Who are the customers? How does the customer make a choice about what product/service to buy? How much capital does it take to support a dollar of sales?  Who are the competitors? How easy is it to disrupt competitors or have your business model disrupted by the competitors? Who else might be ready to exploit this opportunity?  Can you form alliances with existing or potential competitors?

--Context: macroeconomic conditions.

--Risk and Reward: How to manage the risk. 

 

I'm also interested how this advice might apply to a balanced scorecard budget/vision plan....

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The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM

The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
We conducted in-depth interviews with 60 female scientists and surveyed 557 female scientists, both with help from the Association for Women in Science. These studies provide an important picture of how gender bias plays out in everyday workplace interactions. My previous research has shown that there are four major patterns of bias women face at work. This new study emphasizes that women of color experience these to different degrees, and in different ways. Black women also face a fifth type of bias.
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Cosby Team Complains of a ‘Smear’

Cosby Team Complains of a ‘Smear’ | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
It was Mr. Cosby’s first public defense since parts of his deposition in a 2005 lawsuit became public this month.
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Opperman reinstated as Dundee police chief

Dundee police Chief Todd W. Opperman is back on duty after a prosecutor declined to file criminal charges regarding a domestic assault arrest in May.
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'It's complete lies' - Brave Emma Murphy rejects ex-partner's apology - Independent.ie

'It's complete lies' - Brave Emma Murphy rejects ex-partner's apology - Independent.ie | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
An Irishwoman who publicly accused her former partner of domestic abuse has called his apology “complete lies”, saying he has made no attempt to contact her or his children since admitt
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Laura Lee Smith's comment, July 20, 2015 7:17 PM
Good for her! What a load of bunk!
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The Ghost Rapes of Bolivia | VICE | United States

The Ghost Rapes of Bolivia | VICE | United States | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In August 2011, the veterinarian who'd supplied the anesthetic spray was sentenced to 12 years in prison, and the rapists were each sentenced to 25 years (five years shy of Bolivia's maximum penalty). Officially, there were 130 victims—at least one person from more than half of all Manitoba Colony households. But not all those raped were included in the legal case, and it's believed the true number of victims is much, much higher. 
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Laura Lee Smith's comment, July 20, 2015 7:21 PM
This is absolutely terrifying. An entire community being taken advantage of for years.