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Sex Verification: You Say You're a Woman? That Should Be Enough - New York Times

Sex Verification: You Say You're a Woman? That Should Be Enough - New York Times | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
New York TimesSex Verification: You Say You're a Woman? That Should Be EnoughNew York TimesSex segregation may obscure other gender inequities in sports. Men, for ... Ensuring gender equity through access to opportunity is just as important.
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myang's comment, June 18, 2012 8:36 PM
I think the International Olympic Committees new policy is unfair. As a female, they should have rights just like every other male. I don’t think testosterone should make any difference in deciding whether or not you’re qualified to be in the Olympics. Like the article said, there testosterone levels can go up or down depending on the individual’s body. Women have fought for their freedom and I think that this is just another hurdle that would have to be jumped over. Anything a male can do, females should also have that right too. Testosterone should not bar a woman from being segregated from sports/Olympics.
Lori Jo's comment, June 19, 2012 11:55 PM
Hey did you know if you do the captcha wrong, it deletes what you wrote.. Just thought I'd preface this, with that.

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What?! How is having a higher level of testosterone a bad thing in sports? I mean, really. And this; "Scientifically, there is no clear or objective way to draw a bright line between male and female." Really? I thought we had that pretty figured out. I always went by the chromosome count.. You want to talk testosterone, look at what the Germans did to their women back in the day. The Germans destroyed those women. Many of them died of all sorts of cancers long before they should've. So why is it a concern now?
Martin, J.'s comment, June 22, 2012 1:55 AM
I agree with the article. If there is going to be separate competitions for male and female then the definitions of male and female need to be clear. Like anything, there is a medical definition, a social definition, a legal definition, a personal definition, and so on. What do you do when a female athlete has a high "man" hormone than a man? I think the committee is just trying to equal things out and clear up the unclear.
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UK govt: No health risk from faulty breast implant - Philadelphia Inquirer

Telegraph.co.ukUK govt: No health risk from faulty breast implantPhiladelphia InquirerLONDON - A top British medical expert says faulty French-made breast implants do not pose any long-term health problems to women even if they rupture.PIP breast ...
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myang's comment, June 18, 2012 8:47 PM
After reading this article, I was shocked that there would be “substandard” breast implants. These French-made breast implants sound like they were made cheap, obviously. I would have thought that breast implants would be tested before they were distributed. Although the medical director, Bruce Keogh said that the implants rupture more than other breast implants, they are not harmful. I think this is crazy. Ruptured implants are already scary enough even if they are not a health risk. Having to go through surgery again just to have them removed and/or replaced is just too much. I wouldn’t even take the risk of having implants done.
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CALL FOR PAPERS - Gender & Development: Working with Men on ...

The March 2013 issue of the international journal Gender & Development, (published for Oxfam GB by Routledge/Taylor and Francis) will look at Working with Men on Gender Equality. The 1995 Beijing Platform for Action, issued at the Fourth ...
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It is time to treat domestic violence as a public health challenge, say ...

It is time to treat domestic violence as a public health challenge, say ... | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

This is an interesting idea.  Many of us are questioning mandatory arrest policies since we think it is deterring women from reporting abuse, but I had been advocating for more mediation.  This public health model is another interesting idea.

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Catherine Waterhouse's comment, June 19, 2012 6:59 PM
Personally I think this should have happened a long time ago. It is an issue and crime that is so overlooked and women die from it constantly because it goes unnoticed, isn’t reported, or people just never acknowledge the fact that there is a problem. It has been time to start looking at it as a health challenge and do something about it to decrease it and prevent it. Women deserve to feel safe, and should feel safe with the person they are with, married to etc. It should never be a question. It is a crime that needs to be taken seriously and an end needs to happen. Domestic violence has always been a public health issue, it was just never deemed one.
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Hebron: three arrested in women's march on Shuhada street

Hebron: three arrested in women's march on Shuhada street | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
On June 13th, 20 Palestinian, Israeli, and foreign women dressed in traditional Palestinian clothes attempted to walk the central street in the West Bank city of Hebron but were violently attacked and dispersed by the Israeli ...
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Three female activists detained by Ukrainian police - Goal.com

Three female activists detained by Ukrainian police - Goal.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Three female activists detained by Ukrainian police.
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R. v. Ryan: Canada's criminal justice system fails and women pay | rabble.ca

Would meaningful ADR (informal mediation and non-conventional arbitration) be grafted onto the police model as an alternative to mandatory arrests? Currently officers have few choices, and victims may avoid calling except in extreme cases. And, like this woman, may think the only solution is one outside the justice system.
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The Women's Empowerment Principles: Bringing gender equality ...

The Women's Empowerment Principles: Bringing gender equality ... | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
On 18 June in Rio de Janiero, three related events organized jointly by UN Women and the UN Global Compact will bring prominent business leaders together with government officials, civil society actors and UN Women's ...
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Couple convicted of human trafficking deported - Newsradio 620

Couple convicted of human trafficking deported - Newsradio 620 | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Couple convicted of human trafficking deportedNewsradio 620A husband and wife from southeastern Wisconsin have been deported to their native Philippines after completing six-year federal sentences for human ...Couple deported to Philippines after ...
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Rethinking Islam with Sultan Shahin: 'Honour killings' and domestic ...

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Although hard statistics are not available activists say it is far more widespread than is assumed with at least one out of every four women suffering some degree of domestic violence whether in the form of physical abuse, ...
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Teens at risk on social media, warns sex crimes squad cop - Herald Sun

Teens at risk on social media, warns sex crimes squad cop - Herald Sun | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Teens at risk on social media, warns sex crimes squad copHerald SunMORE than half the teenagers who use social networking give out personal information to strangers.
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Catherine Waterhouse's comment, June 19, 2012 7:00 PM
With social media being so popular and accessible these days I think it is important to watch what these kids are doing and posting. They are endangering themselves especially with social media because they are giving access to personal information and putting themselves out there. This creates a number of problems when it comes to sex, rape, abuse, bullying and a number of other things. Although social media is enjoyable and a way to keep in contact, I think that teens use it for the wrong reasons and don’t seem to be very aware of the things they are posting or what they are doing. They don’t understand that this information is endangering them.

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Woman Behind Controversial Military Breastfeeding Photo is Fired from Her Civilian Job

Woman Behind Controversial Military Breastfeeding Photo is Fired from Her Civilian Job | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The woman who organized an awareness campaign that came under fire for featuring two airmen breastfeeding while in uniform has been fired from her civilian job as an X-ray technician, her lawyer tells Yahoo!
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Concerns grow over at-home gender testing kits - ucanews.com

Concerns grow over at-home gender testing kits - ucanews.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Concerns grow over athome gender testing kits The availability and increasing accuracy of kits that enable the prediction of the gender of a fetus raises fears over selective abortion.
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The man who raped me wants to marry me - New Vision

The man who raped me wants to marry me - New Vision | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The man who raped me wants to marry meNew VisionWhile still at university in my second year, I was friendly to one guy who raped me. He not only made me pregnant, but also gave me HIV. My life was devastated ...
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myang's comment, June 18, 2012 8:24 PM
This article really surprised me. I would never have thought that a rapist would actually do something like that and come back ten years later asking to marry the victim. I also think that the victim might feel a bit desperate. I say this because when I read her statement, she sounded like she was lonely and couldn’t find someone who was also HIV positive. It’s sad to see that she was raped AND go HIV from the offender. Her question about whether or not she should marry the guy who raped her makes me think that she is at a loss for a relationship and would actually considering marriage with the guy.
Maria Osornio's comment, June 19, 2012 4:30 AM
This is a very sad story. Because of this man she is not able to find a man that is willing to take her with her illness. I don’t believe getting into a relationship with this man will come something good out of it. He will always be a reminder that he not only raped her but she ended up contracting HIV from him. To top it off, she got pregnant and had to abort the child. He ruined her life because now she might not want to have a child with anyone. If she decides to allow him in her life, they would definitely need a lot of counseling. There are too many bad variables in this type of relationship.
Mama2b's comment, June 19, 2012 6:22 PM
Unfortunately, this is a case of a very insecure and damaged woman. Myself, I would rather be by myself, than to be with a man that violated me and ruined my life. I know it is easy to say that as an outsider of the situation, but I would hope I would have enough self-respect to not be with a man for the sake of being with someone. This woman doesn’t appear to be an American woman, so perhaps there are cultural issues for her consideration. It that is the case, I hope she would seek the guidance and counseling from a professional or trusted advisor before she commits to anything with this man. What assures does she have that he will not once again abuse her after they are married? What has his track history been over the past 10 years that he was absent from her life? Perhaps he is a serial killer, rapist, or ??? This just seems so wrong on so many levels, but each woman must decide what is best for her.
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25 immigration agents linked to human trafficking to Syria - Business Mirror

25 immigration agents linked to human trafficking to Syria - Business Mirror | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
AsiaOne25 immigration agents linked to human trafficking to SyriaBusiness MirrorVICE President Jejomar C.
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Domestic violence requires multidimensional approach – Chandarpal

Domestic violence requires multidimensional approach – Chandarpal | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Given the recent spate of murders arising out of domestic disputes, chairperson of the Women and Gender Equality Commission, Indra Chandarpal said that issues relating to domestic violence are multifaceted, and as such, ...
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Saudi women postpone driving protest after prince's death - Ya Libnan

Saudi women postpone driving protest after prince's death - Ya Libnan | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Saudi female activists who had been expected to brave a driving ban have postponed a planned day of action for Sunday following the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, a member of the group said.
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Sydney tourist jailed for false rape claim - The Age

Sydney tourist jailed for false rape claim - The Age | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The AgeSydney tourist jailed for false rape claimThe AgeA YOUNG Sydney woman on holiday in Thailand has been jailed for 15 days after admitting she made up a story that she was raped by a taxi driver.Australian woman jailed in Thailand for making ...
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Lori Jo's comment, June 19, 2012 11:00 PM
What? This is why we can't have nice things. Seriously. Girl claims a cab driver and two "accomplices" took her to a secluded spot and raped her. Why? Because her boyfriend would get mad she was out late? This is an example of weakness and stupidity. I mean, is she afraid of her boyfriend? If so, WHY is she in another country with him? Two, who wants to go to jail in Thailand? I have yet to hear a non-horror story of a foreigner in a Thai jail. Ridiculous. It's women like her that make the whole process of arresting and punishing sexual violence offenders difficult.
Martin, J.'s comment, June 22, 2012 1:59 AM
Punishing her is the correct thing to do! Anyone who makes-up any story or false report should not only receive criminal charges but civil and fraud also. Make an example out of these people that LYING IS BAD! God lord, people will never seem to amaze me and tick me off!
D-Moody's comment, July 1, 2012 9:45 PM
This is a strange story. It seems rape would be a rather severe lie to make up just to excuse staying out late. This also shows the danger with rape cases that have no evidence other than the victim’s word. If the video footage had not come out to challenge her story, some poor taxi driver may have had his life ruined. What someone needs to look into is why this girl was so afraid to let her boyfriend know that she stayed out late that she felt it was necessary to make up a rape story.
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The Women's Empowerment Principles: Bringing gender equality ...

The Women's Empowerment Principles: Bringing gender equality ... | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
On 18 June in Rio de Janiero, three related events organized jointly by UN Women and the UN Global Compact will bring prominent business leaders together with government officials, civil society actors and UN Women's ...
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Beauty Editorial Depicts Beat-Up Women, Sparks Outrage

Beauty Editorial Depicts Beat-Up Women, Sparks Outrage | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
An online editorial by 12 mag portraying violence against women results in huge Internet backlash.
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Lori Jo's comment, June 19, 2012 11:09 PM
To be perfectly honest, I don't see a huge issue with the photos. Maybe it's because of the particular subculture I have become so accustomed to, but really, it's art. Any BFA student will tell you, "it's artistic expression, man. I totally see how the cuts and bruises on the models is a social commentary on bla bla bla, and people need to see it if they want to be informed". Whatever. It's art. It's not. The cuts aren't real. The models got paid. If people really want to have a problem with the portrayal of violence in media, maybe start with something that Actually portrays violence against women, like the Lifetime channel. That is clearly Not for women. Unless women like to be reminded that at any moment, any man within a hundred mile radius IS GOING to rape/stab/steal your children/burn/shoot/hit/kill you. I know I don't. Now That's something to get upset about.
D-Moody's comment, July 1, 2012 10:08 PM
I do not see why everyone is looking at these pictures and assuming they have anything to do with domestic abuse. It does not say “Victims of Marriage”, it says “Victims of Beauty”. For all anyone knows, these women got in to a fight over who was the most attractive and kicked the crap out of each other. It is always ridiculous when people get all bent out of shape over small things like this. There are actual cases of domestic abuse that would benefit from this level of attention, but instead people are complaining about some art. I guess maybe being beautiful is easy after all.
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Victim Blaming domestic violence in the church

Victim Blaming domestic violence in the church | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
When dealing with domestic violence, sexual abuse, or spiritual abuse? It is difficult and unsettling. Its hard to wrap your mind around it, and its easier to believe that you would NEVER be a victim because your live your life ...
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New domestic violence assessment supposed to help in "dangerous ...

New domestic violence assessment supposed to help in "dangerous ... | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A new approach to domestic abuse cases in Washington County is apparently helping to flag incidents of abuse that could.
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Community asks rape accused to pay victim - Indian Express

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Community asks rape accused to pay victimIndian ExpressCommunity asks rape accused to pay victim - A biradari panchayat in a Allahabad village has asked the families of two men accused of gangraping an ...and more »...
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A word from your sponsor

A word from your sponsor | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Help wanted “I DON’T know any successful women who haven’t had a powerful sponsor in their organisation to give them their first big break,” says Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, the boss of 20-first, a consultancy...
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Children to visit Soledad prisons for Father's Day - The Salinas Californian

Children to visit Soledad prisons for Father's Day - The Salinas Californian | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Children to visit Soledad prisons for Father's DayThe Salinas CalifornianThe effort is possible through the partnership of the Center for Restorative Justice Works with 22 parishes and nine schools of the Diocese of Monterey, as well ...
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