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Why did Shrien Dewani case collapse? 7 reasons why he is free

Why did Shrien Dewani case collapse? 7 reasons why he is free | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The top blunders that caused the Dewani case to collapse. Piece by piece, this is how the prosecution case came unstuck, leading to the collapse of the Shrien Dewani trial
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Tailoring Domestic Violence Programs to Reduce Recidivism

Tailoring Domestic Violence Programs to Reduce Recidivism | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Programs that address specific risks for reoffending could be key in reducing recidivism for domestic violence offenders.
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Judge: Robert Durst must pay his investigators $164K

Judge: Robert Durst must pay his investigators $164K | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Real estate heir owes $164K, plus interest to firm he hired in murder case
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How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says - The New York Times

How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says - The New York Times | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Current policies and programs have failed overwhelmingly to address and prevent the problem, said a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
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Mariah Lind's comment, June 17, 3:42 PM
This makes me so thankful to be apart of the University of Alaska system. Last fall every student was required to do the title IX training. It became evident that sexual harassment is taken seriously in this university system. And there are so many websites useful for students that go further in depth with how to deal with sexual harassment. I hope that all colleges and possibly even all high schools will do the same for their students someday.
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Southwestern Baptist President Fired for Handling of Reported Rape - Campus Safety

Southwestern Baptist President Fired for Handling of Reported Rape - Campus Safety | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Now-former SWBTS president Paige Patterson allegedly told a rape victim not to report the assault to police and to forgive her assailant.
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William Kelley's comment, June 17, 11:43 PM
It seems that the most embedded stories come from organizations like boarding schools and religious campuses. There is such a unique connection amongst all the staff and students of these places and it is often abused.
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Mom, boyfriend sentenced in boy's 'beyond animalistic' death | The Sacramento Bee

Mom, boyfriend sentenced in boy's 'beyond animalistic' death | The Sacramento Bee | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A California mother has been sentenced to life in prison and her boyfriend was sentenced to death in the killing of an 8-year-old boy who prosecutors say was punished because the couple believed he was gay.
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Miss America wraps up - Bye-bye bikinis

Miss America wraps up - Bye-bye bikinis | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
ON JUNE 5th Miss America announced that it would ditch the bikinis and become a “competition”, rather than a pageant. “We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance,” announced Gretchen Carlson (pictured), the chairwoman of Miss America’s board of directors, and a former Miss America (1989). “That’s huge.” On Twitter the organisation posted a brief video of a white bikini disappearing in a puff of smoke with the hashtag #byebyebikini.

This begs more questions than it answers. Ever since the pageant was launched in 1921, with the aim of finding “The Most Beautiful Bathing Girl in America”, its winners have been united by nothing except their physical attractiveness. If that no longer matters then what does? Ms Carlson’s response to this was unclear. What woman, she asked, in defence of the post-beauty pageant, “doesn’t want to be empowered, learn leadership skills, and pay for college, and be able to show the world who you are as a person from the inside of your soul?”
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Raechyl Huisingh's comment, June 11, 3:47 PM
I think that the changes that the pageant is making are full of good intentions. However, what I personally found ridiculous about the bikini portion and the evening gown wear, was not those contests themselves, but their inability to be inclusive. Those contests were designed for the white male ideal beauty type. I have no problem with women in bikinis, but they were never diverse women. There were never any fat women, average women, trans women, and women of color often adhered to white beauty standards in these pageants. So I’m not sure if just erasesing these categories solves this issue. But next year we will see that if Miss America is truely a competition based on scholarship and empowerment, the women next year should be more diverse than ever. However, I predict that the beauty standard for these women will remain the same, they just wont be wearing bikinis.
Rob Duke's comment, June 11, 4:09 PM
I agree. We need to instill in young women and in young men that beauty is not what this generation's advertising executives say that it is. I have a 14 year old daughter who is "lanky" and it pains me for her to think that she's not pretty. Likewise, it pains me to think that she is distressed by this.
Mariah Lind's comment, June 17, 3:57 PM
Raechyl, I completely agree with you! One thing that I personally have always hated about beauty pageants Is that they all seem to have similar body types and their intelligence goes unnoticed because it literally is a judgment of beauty. You're probably right that the only difference next year will be no bikinis, but I'd like to be optimistic and hope that this will start more changes.
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First Saudi women get driver's licenses amid crackdown on activists

First Saudi women get driver's licenses amid crackdown on activists | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Images of 10 Saudi women to be granted driver's licenses were distributed by the country's Information Ministry ahead of the nationwide driving ban being lifted.
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Patients: Philly Police Ignored Sex Abuse Claims Against Former Doctor - Campus Safety

Patients: Philly Police Ignored Sex Abuse Claims Against Former Doctor - Campus Safety | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
While a former neurologist is facing rape charges in New York, patients in Philadelphia say police have ignored their abuse claims against him.
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William Kelley's comment, June 4, 4:55 PM
Just further proof that it can happen to anyone by anyone anywhere.
Abby Bravo's comment, June 8, 9:23 PM
This reminds me of the stories that came out after Larry Nassar was arrested. It's horrible that these men are able to use their professions to continue abusing patients. Authorities need to start taking abuse claims more seriously to protect potential victims. It's because of negligence that men like this are able to commit such acts against multiple victims across the span of many years.
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No pain, no gain - Maternity culture in Japan

No pain, no gain - Maternity culture in Japan | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

THE Mejiro Birth House in a northern district of Tokyo is eerily quiet: no babies crying, no wails of women in labour. That, explains Yuko Hoshino, the chief midwife, is because it is empty. Only four to six babies are born there each month, compared with 14 to 16 a few years ago. The problem is not just Japan’s low birth rate. “Fewer women want a natural birth today,” she says ruefully. “They go with doctors in hospitals rather than with midwives in birth houses.”

The culture of maternity in Japan is slowly becoming more like the rest of the rich world, but several practices differ. Women are generally treated as fragile during their pregnancy. But during labour itself they are expected to suffer. Painkillers are doled out sparingly, if at all. Doctors say growing numbers of women are keen to have an epidural (an anaesthetic injected into the spine), but few obstetric centres, hospitals included, offer them, and almost never outside normal working hours. The payment of ¥420,000 ($4,053) that the national health-insurance scheme makes towards the cost of having a baby would not typically cover one, anyway.

For most women, however, the issue is neither the cost nor the longer time it takes to recover after an epidural. Local Buddhist tradition holds that women should embrace the pain of natural childbirth. The experience is said to prepare them for the challenges of being a mother and to encourage bonding with the baby. Yoshimi Katsube, who is 35, says her parents criticised her when she told them she would be having an epidural at the birth of her first child. Nonetheless, she plans to have one again when the baby she is now expecting is born.

More fathers attend births than used to be the case, but many still don’t come into the delivery room. “My husband will come to the hospital, but we have yet to decide whether he will come into the room,” says Mayuka Yamazaki, who is expecting her first child this month. “I am not sure if I want him to see me like that.”

In most countries, the received wisdom about what women should do in pregnancy relies as much on the local culture as on science. Expectant mothers in France drink wine and eat pâté, for instance; their American counterparts see this as one step short of infanticide. In most places pregnant women would be steered away from raw fish, but not in Japan. The main obsession, however, is with body temperature. While Western mothers-to-be are advised not to get too hot, those in Japan are told to keep warm. They happily bathe in hot springs but avoid ice cream and chilled water. Restaurants offer blankets to pregnant women, even in the height of summer.

One element of the standard advice for pregnant women in Japan is worrying, however. The country has a high and rising proportion of underweight babies, defined as 2.5kg or less at birth. In 2015 9% of babies were underweight. One reason, says Zentaro Yamagata of the medical department of University of Yamanashi, is that women do not put on enough weight during pregnancy. Doctors advise their patients to put on no more than 6-10kg, compared with 11-16kg in Britain.

The government, which is keen to push up the fertility rate from the current 1.5 children per woman to 1.8 to slow the shrinking of Japan’s population, might ponder all this. The causes of Japan’s demographic decline are many and to some degree intractable. But making childbearing a less forbidding experience could not hurt.

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An Alleged Victim Morgan Freeman CNN Misrepresented

An Alleged Victim Morgan Freeman CNN Misrepresented | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
One of the women who came forward against actor Morgan Freeman is pushing back against CNN’s explosive report that he had sexually harassed up to eight women.
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This isn't exactly surprising since the methodology was one that sought out victims and, some would say, cajoled them into making these allegations.  This "source" actually confirms that he Freeman made sexually suggestive remarks, but that she wasn't offended.

 

Also, none of the victims were named, so the allegations stood on the reputation of CNN and their investigative reporting policies.

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Mariah Lind's comment, June 3, 8:07 PM
I feel like this is a good example as to why our society has a hard time believing that some sexual harassment or abuse truly happened. Because in this case it seems they were trying to hurt Morgan Freeman's reputation or something along those lines. -Mariah Lind
Joshua Guerrero's comment, June 5, 4:17 AM
It definitely does sound like his reputation is being hurt by those who've been upset by the inappropriate remarks that he made which led to extreme assumptions without any evidence or investigation. I do not believe we, as a society, should tolerate unwanted remarks that are sexually suggestive and should call out those whose make them. But what we can not do is take those statements as indicators for much harsher crimes like sexual assault when there are no grounds for it. Falsely doing so only hinders those who have been assaulted by breeding skepticism in what could be a very legitimate claim.
Raechyl Huisingh's comment, June 11, 3:56 PM
It’s unfortuante that CNN has stretched her testimony. I agree with you Mariah that it now it portrays that female victims lie to get attention or are not trustworthy. Joshua- what do you classify as a legitimate claim then? If we must call out harassment in the workplace, but also not call it out if its “just a joke” then what qualifies as harassment? If we as a society should not tolerate remarks in the workplace that are sexually suggestive, then we should just not tolerate them simple as that. It is the fault of the CNN for stretching her testimony, not the fault of hers or the women who report these crimes.
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How psychotherapy improves poor mothers’ finances - Mindful money

How psychotherapy improves poor mothers’ finances - Mindful money | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

IN 2005 and 2006, in northern Pakistan, some 900 pregnant women took part in an unusual experiment. All were in their third trimester and suffering from depression. Most families in the area rely on subsistence farming. Almost none of the women worked outside the home. This kind of life is hard. Perinatal depression (depression around the time of giving birth) is more common in poor countries than in rich ones.

As part of one of the largest psychotherapy trials ever run, the women were split randomly into two groups. Those in one received weekly visits from a health worker for the month before the birth, and less frequent visits during the ten months after. The rest received the same number of visits, but from health workers who had been trained to deliver cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) during the visits, too.

CBT is a talking therapy that aims to break the cycle of self-reinforcing negative thoughts. It focuses on the present, rather than trying to uncover the causes of deep-seated neuroses. Subsistence communities are a good place to test it, since no other mental-health services are in place.

The study was a success on its own terms, with the rate of depression falling by 73% for the mothers who received CBT compared with 41% for the rest. But in 2013 a team of researchers returned to measure the long-term impact on the women’s finances. It was surprisingly large. The results, currently under review at the journal of the Institute for Labour Economics, show that the women who received CBT in 2005-06 were 17% more likely than the rest to have control over their households’ spending. They spent more time with their children and were more likely to send them to private schools.

According to Victoria Baranov of the University of Melbourne, who worked on the study, the reason is probably that those mothers have more bargaining power within their households. “Depression might make you less able to advocate for your own interests,” she says. And the effects were stronger in mothers of girls than of boys, suggesting that mentally healthier mothers were able to lessen the harm suffered by daughters in a patriarchal society. She thinks CBT may be a more effective intervention than cash transfers, since it does not disrupt local social norms. It may not give a mother new options, but helps her choose better from those she does have.

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Irish referendum voters decisively opt for permitting abortion - The end of the Eighth

Irish referendum voters decisively opt for permitting abortion - The end of the Eighth | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
IRELAND has voted decisively in favour of a referendum proposal to scrap its 35-year-old constitutional ban on abortion, with 66.4% of voters supporting repeal. The unexpectedly high margin in favour of the proposal represents a stunning victory for the pro-choice lobby groups that have long pushed to end the ban, and for the political leaders—including the prime minister, Leo Varadkar—who took up the campaign.

Pre-referendum polls had predicted a pro-repeal vote in the mid-50s at best, with a realistic arithmetical chance that the large number of undeclared or undecided voters could join a “hidden Ireland” of older people, rural dwellers and traditionalist men to defeat the reform. Instead, exit polls released late on May 25th by the Irish Times and the state broadcaster, RTE, suggest that abortion reform was endorsed by all regions and age groups except for the over-65s.
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Raechyl Huisingh's comment, June 11, 4:00 PM
A few weeks ago I was reading about all of the women who were now living in other countries all over the world, who flew home to vote ! I found that really inspiring. I do think that this will help many women living in Ireland. However, I sense that there are still many problems and it will probably still be years before abortion in accessible. Just because it is legal under the constitution, does not mean that clinics will offer it.
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Morgan Freeman's inappropriate comments to reporters were caught on tape

Morgan Freeman's inappropriate comments to reporters were caught on tape | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
"Fool around with older guys?" he was caught asking a female reporter.
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How does what Morgan Freeman did compare with other recent accusations? [e.g. Kevin Spacey (alleged rape); Harvey Weinstein (alleged rape); and Bill Cosby (alleged rape)].

8 women, several who were employees of his production company or a company for which he worked, say that he made unwanted sexual comments and/or advances.

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No Appeal For Killer Caught When Girl Wrote His Initials In Blood

No Appeal For Killer Caught When Girl Wrote His Initials In Blood | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
No Appeal For Killer Caught With Initials In Blood - Beverly Hills, CA - The victim, whose throat was slit by her boyfriend, survived long enough to write his initials in blood in her Beverly Hills apartment.
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Comic Eurydice Dixon mourned in Australia at park where rape, murder occurred

Comic Eurydice Dixon mourned in Australia at park where rape, murder occurred | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Mourners paid respects Saturday to Eurydice Dixon, the late female comedian who was raped and murdered early Wednesday on a soccer field as she walked home from a performance.

Police, chaplains, fellow comedians and Red Cross personnel gathered at Melbourne’s Princes Park, where the slaying occured, to leave flowers and notes, the Southland Times reported.  
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William Kelley's comment, June 17, 11:47 PM
Instances like this are often times a result of a sum of mistakes and unfortunate circumstances combined. Late hour, poor lighting, walking alone, all leads to a recipe for disaster.
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Woman Fights Off Iranian Morality Police on Subway – 'I Wear Whatever I Like!'

Woman Fights Off Iranian Morality Police on Subway – 'I Wear Whatever I Like!' | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president and a cleric who is viewed as a moderate within the country, has openly criticized the morality police for their use of brutal tactics when attempting to address those failing to meet the dress code’s standards.

The police force asserts they are “promoting virtue and preventing vice.”

Rouhani has warned that “grabbing people’s collars to promote virtue will not work.”

“You cannot do it by being aggressive.”
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Mariah Lind's comment, June 17, 3:51 PM
This goes along with "violence isn't the answer". Even though I disagree with having to dress a certain way in public, I think a better solution for the morality police would be to use ticketing? They would have to pay a fine if they were warned however many times and still didn't listen. Of course this is a different part of the world but I think it would do a better job of getting their citizens to listen.
William Kelley's comment, June 17, 11:36 PM
I never realized such enforcers existed. This is just one example of why those of us live in areas with freedoms should have gratitude.
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Orlando man kills 4 kids he held hostage and himself, ending long standoff, police say - CBS News

Orlando man kills 4 kids he held hostage and himself, ending long standoff, police say - CBS News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A man who police say shot an officer before barricading himself in a Florida apartment killed the four children he had been holding hostage before killing himself, police said late Monday.

Orlando police Chief John Mina told a news conference just before midnight that the suspect, who was identified as 35-year-old Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr., was found dead in a closet when officers entered the apartment nearly 24 hours after the standoff began.

Mina said officers tried to offer one of their phones to Lindsey, whose phone had spotty service, and saw that one of the children had been killed. Authorities entered the apartment around 9 p.m. hoping to rescue the others, but all were found dead.

The children with Lindsey were 1, 6, 10 and 11, Mina said. CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG-TV reports  two of them were Lindsey's children and two were his girlfriend's. She called police Sunday, authorities said.
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Aviation’s most outspoken boss thinks women cannot do his job - No girls allowed

Aviation’s most outspoken boss thinks women cannot do his job - No girls allowed | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
THE International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade association for airlines, was founded in 1945 to promote the interests of carriers around the world. In recent years the airline cartel of old has been accused of being out of tune with the times, particularly by low-cost carriers such as Ryanair, which is Europe’s biggest. At this week’s AGM in Sydney the message from IATA was as dated as the organisation itself: women were not suited to running airlines. Akbar al Baker, the group’s new chairman and the boss of Qatar Airways, a Gulf carrier, told attendees that “of course”, his airline “has to be led by a man, because it is a very challenging position”. He later apologised for what he claimed was a joke blown out of proportion by the media. Yet this was not Mr al Baker’s first foray into misogyny. Last year he mocked American carriers for hiring “grandmothers” as flight attendants, boasting that the average age of his cabin crew is 26 years. Until recently, he forbade female staff from marrying or getting pregnant.
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What is sexual harassment and how prevalent is it? - The Economist explains

What is sexual harassment and how prevalent is it? - The Economist explains | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
IN RECENT months myriad women have detailed the sexual harassment and assault they have experienced in the workplace. Hollywood, Silicon Valley, politics, the media, the armed forces, academia; few of America’s institutions have avoided scandal. Sexual assault, according to the Department of Justice, is “any type of sexual contact or behaviour that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient”. Sexual harassment, which by some definitions includes sexual assault, is rather harder to specify. 

Despite its apparent ubiquity, sexual harassment is a relatively new term. It entered common parlance in the late 1970s, particularly after the publication of “Sexual Shakedown: The Sexual Harassment of Women on the Job” by Lin Farley in 1978. The book was published at a time when the number of working women was rising sharply. America’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) first gave a legal definition for sexual harassment in 1980. It said that unwelcome sexual advances or sexualised conduct that affected an individual’s work were grounds for complaint. After the Supreme Court ruled in 1986 that companies were liable for harassment even if they were not themselves aware of it, the number of cases swelled. Each year the EEOC receives about 12,000 complaints of sexual harassment, a figure certain to be a gross undercount. Despite its legal import and the often debilitating effects it can have on victims, no national statistics measure the prevalence of sexual harassment in America—either in the workplace or farther afield. Men may suffer sexual harassment as well, though much more rarely (and the culprits are often other men).
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Abby Bravo's comment, June 11, 11:22 PM
I'm pleased to see movements like #MeToo and #Time'sUp gaining so much traction. They have had a real impact and I think it's important for victims of sexual harassment/assault to feel safe when they come forward with their stories.
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'Rape Should Not be Part of Anyone's Sentence'

'Rape Should Not be Part of Anyone's Sentence' | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a dedicated team to implement plans for the sheriff's and probation departments in an attempt to curb sexual abuse in prisons, jail
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Joshua Guerrero's comment, June 5, 2:11 AM
It is incredibly sad to hear that there are those who are incarcerated are being taken advantage of by those responsible for their safety and well-being and especially sad to hear that the rate of risk is increased in female-only facilities. It is great that the county board is taking steps to remove the barriers for reporting abuse but , as stated in the article, structural elements of facilities need major improvements in order for them to be more transparent with operations and help monitor those with power over prisoners.
Abby Bravo's comment, June 5, 2:20 AM
It's despicable that this hasn't been enforced in our prisons from the start. I hate the mentality that everyone who goes to prison deserves to be treated as "less than human" simply for going to prison. People tend to view their situations with little to no empathy and it's not right. I'm glad steps are being made to make prisons safer. I think there needs to be steps like this taken across the country and that those responsible for mistreatment of prisoners are held accountable for their actions.
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CRDAMC empowers sexual assault survivors | Living | forthoodsentinel.com

CRDAMC empowers sexual assault survivors | Living | forthoodsentinel.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The #MeToo hashtag movement, as well as the entertainment industry’s avalanche of alleged sexual assaults, is not only giving sexual assault survivors a voice, but it’s also elevating the visibility
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Who does the most in your household? - Perception gap quiz

Who does the most in your household? - Perception gap quiz | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
EARLIER this year The Economist and YouGov polled people in eight countries about how they balance career and family. We found a gap between the perceptions of men, and those of women, about how much their partners helped at home, and how children affected their partners’ careers.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. Unlike traditional Freudian psychoanalysis, which probes childhood wounds to get at the root causes of conflict, CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging patients to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behavior.
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Florida woman rescued after slipping note to veterinarian saying boyfriend was holding her captive, cops say

Florida woman rescued after slipping note to veterinarian saying boyfriend was holding her captive, cops say | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Florida woman was rescued Friday after she slipped a note to a veterinarian saying she needed help because her armed boyfriend was beating and threatening her, police said.
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The news focuses primarily on "stranger-danger", but statistically, it's those closest to them that pose the most danger for women.

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Mariah Lind's comment, June 3, 8:32 PM
This article gave me so much hope that those who are being domestically abused will gain so much more justice than those who had been, in the past. I agree that what she did was the right thing asking a complete stranger to help her out instead of reaching out to a family member or someone closer to her.
William Kelley's comment, June 4, 4:47 PM
Good for her, thinking quickly and taking effective action. I have to agree with the above comments. The difference in crimes that have emotional connections, such as an intimate relationship, vs those that are done by strangers is astounding.
Abby Bravo's comment, June 5, 2:30 AM
Hopefully this guy is convicted and spends time behind bars. It was good thinking on Carolyn's part to slip a note in her dog's collar. One of the reasons I think domestic abuse cases are so scary is that a lot of times it seems like women in these situations don't have any safe options. Not only are they being abused but they can become trapped financially as well. I'm happy that she was able to get out of this situation.
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Spotify kicks off a cultural shift in the music business - Bad rap

Spotify kicks off a cultural shift in the music business - Bad rap | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
MAKING it on to an official playlist on Spotify, a streaming service, can help turn a singer into a superstar in the way that major radio stations once could. Until recently the main criterion for inclusion was a curator’s taste. Artists who have been accused of domestic violence and other serious crimes are on playlists with millions of followers, as are songs that critics find violently misogynist.

That is starting to change. On May 10th Spotify announced a new policy on “hate content and hateful conduct”, and removed two artists, XXXTentacion, a rapper, and R. Kelly, an R&B singer, from their official playlists due to allegations of abuse and mistreatment of women. Both artists deny any wrongdoing. Their music will still be available on the service, but it will not be pushed to listeners. It then quickly emerged that Apple Music and Pandora, two other streaming services, had quietly taken similar action.  
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