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Biden: Colleges must step up to prevent sexual assault

Biden: Colleges must step up to prevent sexual assault | Something Worth Learning | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON Biden's push came after The White House Task Force to Prevent Students from Sexual Assault released a series of recommendations late Monday, which details the administration's plan to improve
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I like that politics is finally getting more involved with this problem in our country. The only problem is is that I feel that the rape culture that is going on will not be easily cured with laws. I think they need to be more active on campuses by clearing up lines and making sure the victims are heard. Rape culture is within all of society and that is where they need to aim their efforts rather than making laws but opening people eyes. I think people need to be more aware to understand how to stop it. Not only by exposing the percentages and victims without revictimizing them but with more. But this is definetly a step in the right direction! GO BIDEN!

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What if the government guaranteed you an income?

What if the government guaranteed you an income? | Something Worth Learning | Scoop.it
David Wheeler says as middle-class careers continue to disappear, we need a monthly cash payment to everyone
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Coming from a family that struggles to get groceries at all I would like to say that this is a great idea. Most people might disagree because it might be leading to communism. It might be unprogressive for the people who do not want to get a job because they are too lazy which I personally know. If there were stricter regulations for this then I might be a little more for it. 

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Dear Harvard: You Win | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson

Dear Harvard: You Win | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson | Something Worth Learning | Scoop.it
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It has recently begun to drive me crazy when people say that just because you have given up the fight then it hasn't happened. The truth is with some people, they have been fighting for so long that they have grown weary of constantly defending themselves. Why should they when the people closest to them tell them they are "crying wolf" it gets to a point where you need to give up. The worst part is when the person you're supposed to look to for support in situations like these is the one person defending the one who hurt you the most. "Get over it." Friends, family and society repeats. Society pretends to be this supportive figure that will send the person to prison and throw away the key, but in reality all they want to do is shut your mouth to make sure you don't speak up about the horrible truth. Or if they do then they are only victimized over and over again. Society fails to understand the pressure put on these victims and pressure to the point of giving up on the fight and even sometimes their own lives. 

 

Well played society, speaking for the victims of sexual abuse all over the world "you win."

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Fair or outrageous? New Jersey teen sues her parents to pay up for college

Fair or outrageous? New Jersey teen sues her parents to pay up for college | Something Worth Learning | Scoop.it
A teen is suing her parents for college tuition. Parents around the country are debating whether it's appropriate or if she's simply entitled.
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When I began applying for colleges I knew that i wouldn't be able to be supported financially by my parents. I didn't have a tantrum about it though. I feel that the way this girl is acting about her parents wanting her to be more independent is childish. She is 18 and it is time she learns to take care of herself. Especially when her parents offer to pay as long as she straightens up her behavior. At least her parents are offering her that, I didn't get that option. I say she straightens up and stops her tantrum, take out loans like the rest of the world, get a job and go to school that is affordable. 

 

By the way some words of wisdom to this teenager, 

GROW UP! & Welcome to the REAL world!

 

I feel like I am talking to my 15 year old version of myself, it's hard to imagine that this girl is only a year younger than myself. 

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Trauma: Childhood Sexual Abuse

Trauma: Childhood Sexual Abuse | Something Worth Learning | Scoop.it
Sexual abuse can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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Why should we care?
The trauma that results from sexual abuse is a syndrome that affects not just the victim and their family, but all of our society. Because sexual abuse, molestation and rape are such shame-filled concepts, our culture tends to suppress information about them.

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Sex-trafficking diversion program helps young victims in LA County

Sex-trafficking diversion program helps young victims in LA County | Something Worth Learning | Scoop.it
Young girls arrested for prostitution in Los Angeles County will no longer be considered criminals, but victims.
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Posting this article on Facebook last night I wanted to share this information unaware that my peers would actually find it interesting. One friend commented this, "1 how are they victims when they are soliciting them selves? 2 now prostitution will increases if there are no negative repercussions."
With this I responded, "The negative repercussions are that they are actually able to get out of prostitution instead of being stuck in the cycle as the criminal. Now that they are creating a chance for the girls to be seen as the victims that they are (being sexually abused and taken advantage of, because if you say that these girls enjoy selling their bodies for money this conversation is over) now that they have a chance from the justice system to have a clean slate the people who pressured them into prostitution will not be able to have as much control on them as they used to. 
Not only will prostitution decrease but the girls who had been stuck in it for years will be able to get out of it and create a life that doesn't include this constant sexual abuse."

It's turning into quite the debate.

Nick Farag I'm not saying they enjoy it. There are a lot if people that are sexually an used that don't turn into prostitutes.4 minutes ago · Like Kayla Garcia The sexual abuse is prostitution.4 minutes ago · Like Nick Farag And no one is stuck in prostitution. Prostitution is not addictive. The only people who may be stuck are people with pimps in which case this program probably can't do much3 minutes ago · Like Kayla Garcia The only reason it can be considered addictive is that the girls are terrified literally for their lives to even consider getting out. They have no sanctuary, with the law or from their pimps. Now the law is creating that sanctuary for them. 
The program is not for the pimps because they are the ones encouraging the girls to sell themselves and often get on drugs just to be able to make it through the day.

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Woody Allen’s Good Name

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This quote stood out to me the most, "But “he said, she said” doesn’t resolve to “let’s start by assuming she’s lying,” except in a rape culture, and if you are presuming his innocence by presuming her mendacity, you are rape cultured." By society automatically assuming that the victim is lying it becomes harder than it already has been to be able to speak up, especially knowing the celebrity status of the attacker. But I think many people are looking to this case to know what kind of society we really have, are we really unaccepting sexual abuse like we claim we are? If we are, why is the victim being shot down as a liar automatically? With so many other victims experiencing this how are they supposed to have the confidence to speak up with the fear of being shot down as a liar. There is no justice to those at fault. 

"In a rape culture, there is no burden on us to presume that she is not a liar, no necessary imperative to treat her like a person whose account of herself can be taken seriously. It is important that we presume he is innocent... His name is Woody Allen, and in a rape culture, that good name must be shielded and protected. What is her name?"

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A rite of passage that pushes girls into sex

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When Grace learned she'd be going to a camp with her friends, she was thrilled. Every girl around her age in her southern Malawi village would attend the rite of passage, known as an initiation camp. They counted down to what seemed like summer camp.
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Just beginning to read the title it caught my eye right away. Reading on, my stomach began to twist and turn releasing a facial expression of disgust. People always talk about different forms of sexual abuse, but this? It sickens me to know how voluntary and socially acceptable these camps are in any culture. Grace, the girl who said no, inspired me. I admire that even though she went through a horrible thing at such a young age she is able to stand up to her friends, family and her society to be able to acknowledge how wrong it is and want to get an education and hopes for marriage one day. It's admirable because any type of sexual abuse is extremely difficult to move on from. 

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The Big Question: Why Do Some People Get Addicted and Others Don’t?

The Big Question: Why Do Some People Get Addicted and Others Don’t? | Something Worth Learning | Scoop.it
Have you known someone that has had an addiction and wondered, “What made her become addicted?” Or, when hearing about celebrities’ multiple DUIs, drunken stupors, or judge-mandated treatment, do you ask yourself, “Why are they doing that? They’re ruining their life.” Many of us have ...
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I have wondered about this topic. I have tried cigarettes and alcohol but for some reason I am able to not get addicted. I know most people suddenly need to have it every single day but I don't need it or even want it. I will admit I do it every once in a while maybe because of a stressful day but the last time I drank alcohol was for my sister in laws birthday, granted I drank an entire bottle by myself but I have had no craving to do it since then. I will probably do it during the summer but I have been drinking since I was 13 but have found no constant craving to get it. Even when I went to Mexico and was legally able to drink and had access to alcohol constantly I had no desire. Many of my friends in Mexico also smoked cigarettes quite often and I would smoke with them and in one night I might smoke almost 10 or even more. But I haven't even smoked cigarettes since before I left for Mexico. My friends thought I was a chain smoker considering how much I smoked but I all of a sudden had no interest in smoking anymore and have not smoked since early January. I have a pack of cigarettes that I haven't touched since then and the best part is, is that I have no desire, craving or urge. It just makes me wonder about others, is it possible that I am an exception to these addiction or is addiction just about boredom or habit. Perhaps it takes something harder like heroin to get addicted to something, but there is no chance in hell I am willing to use that as an experiment. 

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Gay Woman Raped By British Man Who Claimed He Tried To ‘Cure’ Her Of Being Gay!

Gay Woman Raped By British Man Who Claimed He Tried To ‘Cure’ Her Of Being Gay! | Something Worth Learning | Scoop.it
The British citizen, Ronald Paton, 50, is accused of hurling homophobic abuse at the 63-year-old woman before trying to sexually assault her  and dislocating her hip in the process. Gloucester Crown Court heard how the man knocked on the victim’s door, invited her in for a drink, and then attacked her. Prosecutor Kerry Barker said: ‘Same-sex marriages…
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Police: Teenage girls use knife to force autistic boy to perform sex acts

Police: Teenage girls use knife to force autistic boy to perform sex acts | Something Worth Learning | Scoop.it
Two Maryland teenage girls were charged this week with assaulting an autistic boy and recording him on their cell phones performing sex acts, police said
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Words cannot describe how disgusting this is... This article has literally left me speechless. 

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Video: Real Guns in Pink Tempt Girls in Hidden Camera Experiment

Act 4: When exposed to genuine guns that are pink, some children believe the guns are toys
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I remember when my mother and I watched this show, we both found it interesting finding out about how people want to sell to children such a dangerous weapon. With the rifles being pink children do not take it seriously which can lead to deaths. I personally do not even believe that guns like these should be allowed to be purchased by adults. Although it did please me to know that less than half of the children participated in the "toy" guns, any of them playing with them is dangerous. 

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Human lung made in lab for first time

Human lung made in lab for first time | Something Worth Learning | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have created human lungs in a lab -- an exciting step forward in regenerative medicine.
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I remember watching a tv show about this in high school about how scientists are working on creating human organs our of cells, I found it fascinating, this is definitely going to help the human life expectancy increase greatly. I love seeing that our knowledge on things continues to expand everyday. Although the lungs do not completely work yet, we are so close to accomplishment its fascinating. Possibilities are endless!!

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Are we born with a moral core? The Baby Lab says 'yes'

It is one of life's biggest questions: Are we born knowing the difference between good and evil? Yale's "Baby Lab" says "yes."
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Nature or Nurture. 

For a very long time psychologists believed that our environment and how we are raise determines what we believe and our personal morals, but now there are experiments proving that at 3 months 87% of children are able to determine right and wrong and be able to prefer "good." I found this interesting but I still do believe that environment does have an impact on what we believe. 

 

Off topic thought:

Brings me to think about religion, speaking to a pastor several weeks ago he spoke to me about how Jesus died for all of our sins and until we accept Jesus into our lives we will go to hell. Now I respected his views but I wondered why he continued to tell me that I had bad morals just because I tell white lies every once in a while. Everyone makes mistakes, but just because I do not accept Jesus into my life do I have to go to hell even though I personally feel like I am a good person. I do my best to do good deeds each day but just because I have not accepted Jesus into my life I am going to hell and will be punished for all eternity.

 

Nature vs Nurture will always be debated but when it comes down to it, they are both influential factors in how a person turns out to be, one cannot be without the other. 

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Why Our Society Has Trouble Believing Victims Of Child Abuse

Why Our Society Has Trouble Believing Victims Of Child Abuse | Something Worth Learning | Scoop.it
It's difficult for young victims to tell their stories in a way that will be credible to outside audiences.
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"There’s actually been a lot of psychological research into the factors that make it difficult for young victims to tell their stories in a way that will be believable to outside audiences." This is the topic I find more interesting. There are so many victims of child abuse but what is it about our supposedly unaccepting society that keeps victims from speaking up? "Less than 10% of child sexual abuse is reported to the police." Is it their families afraid of embarrassment? Is it the loyalty that the victim has to the attacker since "93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker, 34.2% of attackers were family members and 58.7% were acquaintances and only 7% of the perpetrators were strangers to the victim." 

 

Why are the attackers not being brought to justice?

 

With this lack of justice, victims have no reason to speak up. 

 

<http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/public/statistics_childSexualAbuse.html&gt;

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