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Jerry Sandusky trial: All you need to know about allegations, how case unraveled – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Jerry Sandusky trial: All you need to know about allegations, how case unraveled – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
The trial of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with child rape, is now underway. Sandusky, 68, has been under house arrest since being charged with sexually abusing 10 boys for at least 15 years.
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Sexual violence is tearing Native American communities apart

Sexual violence is tearing Native American communities apart | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
Lauren Wolfe and Lauren Chief Elk: One in three Native American women report they have been raped.
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The Legitimate Children of Rape

The Legitimate Children of Rape | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
Writing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Felicia H. Stewart and Dr. James Trussell have estimated that there are twenty-five thousand rape-related pregnancies each year in the United States.
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Hemanshi Nimavat's curator insight, March 20, 2015 6:51 AM

I feel the pain that every women goes through the pain of being raped and left. And the consequence results into their pregnancy, in five years time i wish i could change the thinking that they in their mind that women are sex toy, which is not true at all, as even we, women have feelings 

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Women's long battle to define rape

Women's long battle to define rape | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it

Our legal definition of rape has evolved over centuries, and clearly, we're not done fighting over it.

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Laurie Penny: It's nice to think that only evil men are rapists - that it's only pantomime villains with knives in alleyways. But the reality is different

Laurie Penny: It's nice to think that only evil men are rapists - that it's only pantomime villains with knives in alleyways. But the reality is different | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
This week, everybody has been arguing about rape, and what it means.
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Paul Ryan Reaffirms Personal Opposition To Rape And Incest Exceptions | TPM2012

Paul Ryan Reaffirms Personal Opposition To Rape And Incest Exceptions | TPM2012 | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it

Paul Ryan has affirmed his own personal opposed to abortion even in the case of rape and incest for the first time since Todd Akin thrust the issue to the forefront of the national debate.

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Legitimate Rape

A lot of controversy over Todd Akin's comments on "Legitimate Rape" and the miracles a woman's uterus can do when it happens. But how does the uterus KNOW wh...
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How is rape defined?

How is rape defined? | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
George Galloway sparked outrage with his comments on the Assange case, but does the definition of rape vary significantly between countries?
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Rape Cases Hard to Bring in Georgia - Institute for War and Peace Reporting - P212

Rape Cases Hard to Bring in Georgia - Institute for War and Peace Reporting - P212 | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
As the Georgian parliament looks at ways of combating sexual violence more effectively, rights activists say official figures seriously understate the scale of the problem, as victims often have a...
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On Reddit, Rapists Say They're Sorry

On Reddit, Rapists Say They're Sorry | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
A Reddit thread circulating the Internet on Friday tells the "other side of the story" with accounts from rapists.
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Teen Could Face Jail for Tweeting Names of Her Assailants

Teen Could Face Jail for Tweeting Names of Her Assailants | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
A Kentucky teen faces charges for tweeting the names of boys who sexually assaulted her and shared photos of the attack online.
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Woman Sexually Assaulted By Mob in India

Indians have reacted with anger and disgust over video footage of a young woman being sexually assaulted by a laughing mob of more than a dozen men in a busy street outside a bar in north-east India.

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South Africa gang rape a symbol of nation’s problem | Toronto Star

South Africa gang rape a symbol of nation’s problem  | Toronto Star | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
South Africa is famous for its progressive constitution, but a widespread rape crisis has called its judiciary into question.
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Man’s AIDS-Related Death After Prison Rape Highlights a National Crisis

Man’s AIDS-Related Death After Prison Rape Highlights a National Crisis | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
Last month the Bureau of Justice Statistics confirmed that rapes and sexual assault of U.S. prison inmates have reached epidemic proportions.
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The 'Raging Grannies' Want You to Sing Along to This Song They Wrote About Legitimate Rape

The 'Raging Grannies' Want You to Sing Along to This Song They Wrote About Legitimate Rape | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
Like a retirement home choir composed entirely of singing Carrie Nations, the Raging Grannies are mad as hell and they're not afraid to channel their anger through song.
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Police discover sex trafficking ring in downtown Austin

Police discover sex trafficking ring in downtown Austin | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
Police arrested three people in connection with an accused sex trafficking ring in downtown Austin. Investigators say two pimps were kidnapping girls and bringing them to the LaQuinta Inn.
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Why Counting Rapes Is So Tough

Why Counting Rapes Is So Tough | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
Crime reports don't agree with surveys, and surveys don't agree with each other. Counting pregnancies that result from rape proves even more challenging.
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Revictimizing Native women for political purposes | Crosscut.com

Revictimizing Native women for political purposes | Crosscut.com | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
Republicans in the U.S. House, including Todd Akin and Paul Ryan, are blocking the expanded authority that tribal police need to deal with violent non-Indian offenders of Native American women on Indian land.
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Here is Some Legitimate Science on Pregnancy and Rape

Here is Some Legitimate Science on Pregnancy and Rape | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it

Trigger warning: discussion of violence against women and graphic mention of miscarriage.

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Raped, pregnant and ordeal not over - CNN.com

Raped, pregnant and ordeal not over - CNN.com | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
Shauna Prewitt's baby was conceived through rape and her rapist sued for parental rights. She calls for laws to prevent this injustice.
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Obama: 'Rape Is Rape'

Obama: 'Rape Is Rape' | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
In a surprise news conference Monday, President Barack Obama addressed the controversy surrounding a remark by Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) that women who suffer "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant. "The views expressed were offensive," said Obama.
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Paul Ryan Sponsored a Bill that Would Allow Rapists to Stop their Victims from Aborting

Paul Ryan Sponsored a Bill that Would Allow Rapists to Stop their Victims from Aborting | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
To most women, Paul Ryan's ideas are pretty much the political equivalent of menstruating forever.
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Forbes Special Report: The Horrific World of Online Sexual Violence Against Women - Forbes

Forbes Special Report: The Horrific World of Online Sexual Violence Against Women - Forbes | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
Image credit: Guardian UK, July 2011 Before I begin this article, an important disclosure is in order: This article—as an expose' of violent content on the Internet—addresses difficult graphic, sexual subject matter.
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Savannah Dietrich outs her rapists on Twitter and Facebook

Savannah Dietrich outs her rapists on Twitter and Facebook | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
Can Twitter and Facebook Help Rape Victims Find Justice?
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Air Force instructor handed 20-year sentence for abuse - CNN.com

Air Force instructor handed 20-year sentence for abuse - CNN.com | Rape and Sexual Assault | Scoop.it
An Air Force instructor convicted of rape and aggravated sexual assault against female recruits was handed a 20-year sentence on Saturday...
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