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Finger print error left woman 8 years in jail for murder

Finger print error left woman 8 years in jail for murder | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Indiana woman was accused of killing 94-year-old blind woman (Shocking .. I can´t even imagine!
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Villanova official Meredith Chapman, killed by lover’s wife in murder-suicide, Radnor police say - CBS News

Villanova official Meredith Chapman, killed by lover’s wife in murder-suicide, Radnor police say - CBS News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A former candidate for state senate in Delaware and a current assistant vice president of Villanova University has been identified as one of two people found dead Monday night inside a Radnor Township home. Authorities say she was killed by her lover's wife, CBS Philadelphia reports.

Radnor Township police said the slaying of Meredith Chapman, 33, on Monday night was carefully planned by Jennair Gerardot, of Wilmington, Delaware.

"You had a man who was married who was having an affair with this other woman. The wife knew about it, and this was a calculated, planned attack," Police Superintendent William Colarulo said.
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Unpredictable Schedules Disproportionately Hurt Women’s Careers

Unpredictable Schedules Disproportionately Hurt Women’s Careers | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The barriers that keep women out of leadership roles have been well documented. And they’re persistent — increases in women’s share of leadership over time have been in the single digits. In fields with long or unpredictable schedules, with schedules that professionals can’t control, or with extensive travel, women’s representation in leadership is even lower.

One key reason is that many women are primary caretakers in their families. For example, mothers spend twice as much time on child care than fathers (15 and seven hours per week on average, respectively). Also, some women — and men — do more than take care of children; they also deal with aging parents or other family members whose care may demand many hours of attention. How does a woman arrange for someone else to care for her child or elderly parent if she doesn’t know when or for how long she will be at work? Most women cannot afford a live-in nanny, and few have a partner whose own work schedule allows for taking on care responsibilities at a moment’s notice.

All of this creates almost insurmountable challenges in career progression. These challenges can be daunting, both for an increasing number of workers who are not salaried employees of a company — such as freelancers or consultants — and for those whose attention has to constantly remain on drumming up new business — such as “rainmakers.” These workers are always expected to be “on,” planning how to obtain future revenue, while on the clock at their paid gig. How can they advance in their careers while juggling life and work demands?

To explore this question, we studied the theater, an ideal venue to learn more about career sustainability among freelancers and rainmakers who are also caregivers. Careers in the performing arts are rife with irregular working hours and extensive travel demands.

Artists need name recognition and can acquire it only through exposure in a wide variety of markets. But fame and recognition are not just the results of hard work and wide exposure; artists also need to make connections with people who can speak to their strengths. For ambitious employees on the executive side of theater, a constant push for more revenue can put their schedules into overdrive. Creative directors and producers, who are on the track to becoming artistic directors of a theater, most often work as freelancers. They constantly need to shop around their art of directing or producing to stay engaged and visible. If someone with leadership ambition can count on the recommendations of key, highly placed connections, visibility becomes credibility, and the chance to progress into leadership increases.

The aim of our study was to find out why so few women (less than 30% of theater leadership) are heading up the large U.S. nonprofit resident theaters, even though women make up half of all deputies in the field. We collected data from multiple sources: more than 1,300 surveys, 300 résumés, 100 interviews with randomly selected theater leaders and their next-in-line deputies, and additional interviews with theater trustees and search-firm professionals. This allowed us to describe the career paths, credentials, skills, and experiences needed to make it to the top of a theater. It also allowed us to compare men’s and women’s career paths.

Women were initially reluctant to talk about their family responsibilities and how their family life affected their career paths. Some interviewees did bring up the subject, but mostly when talking about others. For example, a male deputy said of his female colleagues, “I don’t think they aspire for that type of leadership role, given their family situations.” A male artistic director said: “You find most artistic directors in many cases — at least I’ve heard historically — have been men because they’ve been much more mobile. If women want to have a family, they become, sort of, they’re in that area, and they…can’t go freelancing a lot and work in other regional theaters.”

Based on this information, we adapted our interview questions to ask women explicitly about how they managed career and family roles. Once we openly raised the issue, stories flooded in. We learned from respondents that women in the theater, particularly mothers, were afraid to bring up their caregiving responsibilities for fear of not being considered dedicated enough to their field or of not getting a fair chance when applying for a higher-level position. “Women are trained to shut up when they have children, because it is a liability. You won’t get the job!” one female artistic director exclaimed.

Not taking a job because it would land you in a family-unfriendly location or would require relocating can keep someone from being exposed to multiple influential theater leaders. Female caregivers in such situations may fail to build the right connections and therefore miss out on leadership positions. A subsample of our female survey respondents — those who had applied for leadership positions but had failed to attain them — attributed their failure to reach the top to a lack of wide experience and exposure to a variety of theaters.

The lack of accommodation for women’s caregiving responsibilities is one of the reasons they are not promoted into leadership. Colleagues may assume, without verification, that caregivers need certain costly accommodations or are simply unavailable (“Let’s not ask her to do this because she is breastfeeding.”) The absence of a field-wide discussion on the actual adjustments necessary is leading to career stagnation among talented and ambitious professionals and to a wide gender imbalance in leadership.

Studies indicate that men are invited to direct shows in resident theaters more often than women. These invitations lead to wide recognition. And wide recognition leads to familiarity and trust that these directors could be leaders. Such invitations, exposure, and trust are missing for women.

The lessons learned from the stalled careers of so many theater professionals have implications for professionals in other fields, who as freelancers or consultants — and increasingly as employees in corporations who are asked to bring in revenue — have unpredictable schedules. They lack access to child care or elder care arrangements when they need them, which can keep them from reaching leadership positions. While the expanding gig economy may seem to promise the flexibility aspiring leaders need in order to sustain their careers while (temporarily) dealing with caretaking, our data shows that in the theater field, going from one gig to another has not helped female freelancers or rainmakers to obtain equity in leadership.

In the meantime, new advocacy efforts are under way in theater on both sides of the Atlantic. After all, theater’s mission is to include all voices and life stories on the stage. Hopefully, positive results in the field of theater will soon catch the eye of companies beyond the performing arts.
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Watch: men caught tearing down abortion posters in Ireland | Euronews

Watch: men caught tearing down abortion posters in Ireland | Euronews | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Men have been filmed tearing down posters related to May's abortion referendum.
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China's 'men only' job culture slammed in new report

China's 'men only' job culture slammed in new report | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Leading Chinese firms including e-commerce giant Alibaba were heavily criticised Monday for gender discrimination in job adverts in a new report which said the landscape for the female workforce in China was deteriorating.
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Video shows wanted woman in double murder talking to alleged victim before killing, police say

A nationwide manhunt continues for a woman wanted for allegedly killing her husband and then a woman for her identity, police say.
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CA Legislature releases five sexual misconduct cases | The Sacramento Bee

CA Legislature releases five sexual misconduct cases | The Sacramento Bee | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The California Senate and Assembly on April 5, 2018, released five substantiated sexual harassment investigations and monetary settlements involving lawmakers and senior legislative staffers before 2006.
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abc10.com | Do your kids like Musical.ly? So do traffickers and pedophiles.

abc10.com | Do your kids like Musical.ly? So do traffickers and pedophiles. | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Waco Unbound Professional Training Coordinator Jessica Sykora told Channel 6 there have been many apps used by sexual predators but Musical.ly is currently the most prominent.
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A family's battle against a sheriff to try to prove relative was killed

Michelle O'Connell's shooting death on Sept. 2, 2010, was ruled a suicide, which her family disagrees with.
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Hart family left shortly after child services visited, neighbor told agency

Hart family left shortly after child services visited, neighbor told agency | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The Hart family packed up and left their home in Washington state shortly after a worker from child protective services visited, a neighbor told the department, according to a case report released Friday.
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Boko Haram releases many of the schoolgirls it kidnapped 3 years ago

Eighty-two Chibok girls have been freed after successful negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government, a government official close to the negotiations tells CNN. The source said the the freed Chibok girls are currently in military custody in Banki, in northeastern Nigeria. They will be transferred to the capital, Abuja, where they will undergo medical checks and be reunited with their families. A total of 276 girls were kidnapped from the village of Chibok in April 2014.

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The Pay Gap Is Way Too Entrenched To Be Solved By Women Alone

The Pay Gap Is Way Too Entrenched To Be Solved By Women Alone | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Happy Equal Pay Day! (Or, as I like to call it, Women’s New Year.) Today is the day that marks roughly how far into 2018 women had to work to earn a salary equal to what men got the year before.1 We’d throw a parade and street fair, but we were too busy working to organize one.

This pay gap has been shrinking for more than three decades, but as of 2017, women still earn just 82 percent of what their male counterparts take home, according to calculations by the Pew Research Center. Since 1980, women have dramatically reshaped the workforce by earning college degrees and taking on paid labor at higher rates, but the pay gap persists despite these changes in part because women and men are still frequently split up into different types of jobs and industries. And jobs that are frequently done by women consistently pay less.

Research conducted by Francine Blau, a professor of economics at Cornell, suggests that this division between which jobs and industries men and women tend to work in — called sex segregation — is now the single biggest factor explaining the pay gap between men and women.
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Man sentenced to 60 years in prison for trying to sell his 4-year-old daughter for sex | abc7.com

Man sentenced to 60 years in prison for trying to sell his 4-year-old daughter for sex | abc7.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Wisconsin man was sentenced to 60 years in prison for listing his four-year-old daughter for sex under the heading, "Play with Daddie's [sic] Little Girl" on Craigslist, Harris County prosecutors said.
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Commentary: Sex Trafficking Act a Promising, But Limited, First Step

Commentary: Sex Trafficking Act a Promising, But Limited, First Step | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Maureen Guirguis Kenny, co-founder and co-director of the Human Trafficking Law Clinic at Case Western Reserve University, explains.
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Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message' | Reuters

Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message' | Reuters | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Suspect Alek Minassian, 25, was charged with 10 counts of murder and 13 counts of attempted murder in the incident.

One possible clue to his motive emerged on Tuesday as Facebook confirmed Minassian wrote a post before the incident that referenced an “incel rebellion.” The term is shorthand used in some online message boards for “involuntary celibacy”, a loose social media movement of men who blame women for their celibacy.

Canadian authorities have declined to say whether anger toward women had motivated the attack.

The post also voiced admiration for a man who killed six college students before taking his own life in California in 2014 and who cited the “cruelness of women” for his virgin status.
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California Chief Justice: Release Judges' Names In Sex Cases - capradio.org

California Chief Justice: Release Judges' Names In Sex Cases - capradio.org | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
(AP) — California's top judge said Tuesday state courts should disclose the names of judges and other court officials who have entered into settlement agreements to resolve sex harassment or sex discrimination complaints.
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'The struggle is real': Lebanon's trans community comes out of the shadows | Euronews

'The struggle is real': Lebanon's trans community comes out of the shadows | Euronews | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
"You’re worth as much as a floor tile. No wonder why most trans women don’t go out during the day, or end up working in the night business: that’s the only space society leaves us." - Sasha Elijah.

Trans men and women often live in the shadows in Lebanon but things may be starting to change.
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Grandmother accused of killing her husband captured in Texas

Grandmother accused of killing her husband captured in Texas | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A grandmother accused of killing her husband before traveling across the country to impersonate and kill another woman, has been arrested in Texas, authorities said.
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Trump signs bill designed to curb online sex trafficking –

Trump signs bill designed to curb online sex trafficking – | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, or FOSTA, drew bipartisan support in Congress but was opposed by groups promoting such disparate causes as free speech, technology and sex workers’ rights.
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Chief Justice Calls for Court Rule Precluding Secret Settlements of Claims Against Judges

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said yesterday she is calling upon the Judicial Council to revamp a rule of court to bar secret settlement agreements resolving sexual harassment or sexual discrimination complaints against judges.

The move comes in the aftermath of the March 23 disclosure by the Judicial Council that nearly $600,000 in taxpayer funds has been expended since 2011 to investigate and settle three complaints of sexual harassment against judges and two against court employees.

In a radio interview on March 27, Cantil-Sakauye termed the revelation “shocking.”

Resolve Ambiguities

In yesterday’s statement, she said:

“I want to make sure there’s no ambiguity as to whether courts should be required to disclose those records now. The current rule does not make it clear enough that these records should be disclosed. Judicial independence relies in part on judicial accountability.

“The judiciary relies on the trust and confidence of the public it serves, and the public has a right to know how the judicial branch spends taxpayer funds.”

She directed five members of the Judicial Council—including former Los Angeles County Bar Association President Gretchen Nelson—to craft a proposed rule. The others are Court of Appeal Justice Marsha G. Slough of the Fourth District’s Div. Two, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Stacy Boulware-Eurie, San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Kyle S. Brodie, and Fresno attorney Rachel W. Hill.

Third District Court of Appeal Justice Harry E. Hull Jr., who chairs the Rules and Projects Committee, would be working with the committee, it was announced.
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Man kills daughter, self — and their infant son, police say

Man kills daughter, self — and their infant son, police say | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
As a child Katie Pladl had been adopted by a family out of state, but after turning 18 she reached out to her birth parents through social media and expressed an interest in getting to know them.

Steven Pladl had two other children, ages 6 and 11, when Katie Pladl moved in with the family. Katie Pladl’s mother initially learned Katie was pregnant by reading a journal of one of the younger children.

Eventually Steven Pladl told his other children they were not to refer to Katie as their sister, but rather as their stepmother, court documents said.
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The horse whisperer: Meet Ibrar Al-Oubeissy, first female Saudi trainer

The horse whisperer: Meet Ibrar Al-Oubeissy, first female Saudi trainer | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia’s first female horse trainer has a special interest in showjumping — no surprise given the hurdles she has faced on her path to success. Ibrar Yassin Al-Oubeissy’s passion for animals, especially horses, led her to become the Kingdom’s first trainer. “I had to overcome many obstacles, as I didn’t receive any encouragement. But perseverance and hard work allowed me
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Backpage.com pleads guilty to human trafficking in Texas

Backpage.com pleads guilty to human trafficking in Texas | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The classified advertising website Backpage.com has pleaded guilty to human trafficking in Texas, the Texas attorney general’s office announced Thursday.
The plea comes a week after the website, which the attorney general’s office billed as “the largest online sex trafficking marketplace in the world,” was permanently shut down. A notice posted on the website says it had been seized by the federal government as part of a joint investigation out of Arizona, California and Texas.

The company’s CEO, Carl Ferrer, also has pleaded guilty to money laundering in California, the state attorney general’s office said. Officials said he is cooperating with the investigation, which could result in criminal charges being filed against other people in the company. Ferrer will face up to five years in prison once he completes the terms of his plea agreement, officials said.
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Father who allegedly killed 5-year-old son hit him repeatedly, put body in trunk, left in rural area: Affidavit

Joseph Daniels, 28, is charged with criminal homicide for his son's death.
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Woman sentenced to prison after botched and illegal buttocks enhancement

Woman sentenced to prison after botched and illegal buttocks enhancement | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Monterey Park beautician is sentenced to two years after performing botched and illegal buttocks enhancement
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Judge in Brock Turner sex assault case loses bid to block recall | Nation

Judge in Brock Turner sex assault case loses bid to block recall | Nation | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
SAN JOSE, Calif. — An appellate court Monday ruled that the recall election against the judge in the Brock Turner sexual assault case may proceed in June.
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