Political and civilian reactions to the Tahrir Gang Rape cases from January. There's a "cousin" NYTimes article about the Muslim Brotherhood's stance on women, including the fact that they condone marital rape: "'If the husband] is to blame,' Mr. Abu Salama added, 'the wife] shares 30 percent or 40 percent of the fault.'"
DPP says study shows false allegations of rape and domestic violence are rarer than many believe. Can mens rights idiots shut up now?
A Republican lawmaker in New Mexico introduced a bill on Wednesday that would legally require victims of rape to carry their pregnancies to term in order to use the fetus as evidence for a sexual assault trial.
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The House of Representatives let the Senate-approved bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expire at the end of the 112th congressional session without ever seeing a vote. This is the first time VAWA has not been reauthorized since it was first passed in 1994.
The Senate approved the reauthorization of VAWA in April 2012 and included new provisions that would extend access to law enforcement and services for Native American women, better access for immigrant women who fear deportation if they report violence, and better access for LGBT victims. The House drafted a second version of VAWA that excluded these new protections, the Cantor/Adams VAWA. The House passed the Cantor/Adams version of the bill, which was the first time a draft of VAWA had been approved by either chamber that narrowed or restricted protections.
Without approval by both the Senate and the House, the process of reauthorizing VAWA must start over with the new congressional session.
"From an early age, boys learn that violence is not only an acceptable form of conflict resolution, but one that is admired." A history of masculinity, and how it relates to guns, in the United States.
Some of you may already know this, but it's always good to keep in mind while thinking about your holiday giving. The Salvation Army has a history of active discrimination against gays and lesbians.
After John Kerry conceded in 2004, I headed over to the nearest bar in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam, to drown my sorrows. I wasn’t ecstatic to contemplate another four years of George W. Bush. But I had been able to have my own small say in sending him back to that ranch of his in Crawford, Texas. That wasn’t nothing. And in the eyes of my bartender in Vietnam, where the Communist Party retains its authoritarian stranglehold on most aspects of life, it was unimaginable. We all roll out the “thank God for democracy” stuff every election season, but when you’re living in an actual police state, and feeling sorry for yourself because an election in your homeland didn’t break your way, you’re powerfully reminded what an incredible luxury it is to live in a free country.
Just found out about this neat-o statistician who blogs for the NY Times....Would that he hold us tightly, Paddle!
Romney’s “relief” event outside of Dayton, Ohio, was surreal enough to be a campaign parody, with the candidate comparing the federal government’s hurricane relief efforts to the time he and some friends had to clean up a football field strewn with “rubbish and paper products.” It was supposed to be a parable of how Republicans handle disaster – with private charity, not government intervention – as Romney told his audience, “It’s part of the American spirit, the American way, to give to people in need.” The Republican went on to talk about the time some Hurricane Katrina survivors were rerouted from Houston to Cape Cod and the good people of Cape Cod responded by donating food and, yes, television sets.
"THIS ELECTION, we’ve heard a lot about divisions that define America. First it was the 99 percent and the 1 percent. Then it was the moochers and the makers. Politicians, of course, love to claim that we are more than the sum of our differences, but the dividers actually have a point. In all kinds of real and practical ways, the United States today is not one nation, but two." ...