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Poignant Open Letter to Indian Parliament Rep. - Do Not Censor This Protest Film

Poignant Open Letter to Indian Parliament Rep. - Do Not Censor This Protest Film
Now I believe the government has banned the broadcast of these interviews, which are part of a documentary, India’s Daughter, made by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, herself a victim, who has said, “My integrity and my objective in making this film is totally honest. I myself have been raped. There is no shame for me; the shame is for the rapists. The film tries to show the disease is not the rapists, the disease is in society.”
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Teachable Moments in OK: The Importance Of Awareness

Teachable Moments in OK: The Importance Of Awareness
Some of you might remember I made a formal open records request to view internal records of how the Norman School District handled rape and bullying allegations that recently spawned a large demonstration supported by the organization YES ALL Daughters. Case closed, right? Organized protest works! Well, not so fast.
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Through the #GamerGate of Hell: Outing the Harassment in Video Game Culture

Through the #GamerGate of Hell: Outing the Harassment in Video Game Culture
Brianna Wu, a video game developer and advocate for women in the tech industry, explains #GamerGate and their campaign to harass her with death and rape threats. The threats were so real, she was forced to move her family out of her home.
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Forget You: Cee Lo Says Rape Isn't Rape If Victim Is Unconscious

Forget You: Cee Lo Says Rape Isn't Rape If Victim Is Unconscious
What the heck? Singer Cee Lo Green took to Twitter to claim that it's only "real" rape if the victim remembers the assault. Since when did talent show judges start repeating the insane mantras of Republicans?
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Fox News Guest Tells Women to Stop Making Such a Big Deal About Date Rape

Fox News Guest Tells Women to Stop Making Such a Big Deal About Date Rape
Fox News entered a time warp with a segment titled: "Husband Appreciation: Sage Advice For Wives." Dress nicely, appreciate him, make him a drink at the end of the day, smile, and whatever you do, girls, hang on to him because if he dumps you and you're 30+, your chances of catching another man are slim to none. The segment also includes nuggets about speaking softly on the job and why date rape should really be called "mistake sex."
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Legitimate Rape. Classic Rape. What's Next? Post-Modern Rape?

Legitimate Rape. Classic Rape. What's Next? Post-Modern Rape?
Apparently, "legitimate rape" wasn't enough. Judge Michael Mettyear felt so bad sentencing a convicted rapist to prison that he went out of his way to claim the man was not a "classic rapist" because he simply could not resist having non-consensual sex with a sleeping drunk woman whom he "fancied." Then he went on to some good ol' fashioned victim blaming.
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When Will People Stop Trying to Defend George Will's Awful Rape Article?

When Will People Stop Trying to Defend George Will's Awful Rape Article?
Anyone remember that wretched column George Will wrote in which he said that because of the federal government and "progressivism" that today on college campuses, calling yourself a victim of a sexual assault is now something of a badge of honor? Yesterday in the News, one of their columnists — a woman, I might add — said that the uproar over it was overheated.
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4 Pieces of Legislation to Protect Sexual Assault Survivors

4 Pieces of Legislation to Protect Sexual Assault Survivors
Sexual assault is still a serious problem that must be addressed. While we still have a long way to go in terms of developing substantive solutions to preventing these crimes and tackling the negative stigma associated with sexual assault, elected officials across the country are taking steps forward to provide appropriate protections and care for survivors. Here are four ways elected officials across the country are working to bring justice to sexual assault survivors.
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Google India's Managing Director Promises to Only Invest in Women-Owned Start-Ups

Google India's Managing Director Promises to Only Invest in Women-Owned Start-Ups
In 2013, Rajan Anandan, MD of Google India, made a promise to Ring The Bell in order to help Indian women pursue their entrepreneurial dreams by only investing in startups that have women co-founders. He's since invested in two such companies and promises to expand the venture.
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DOJ Finds Rape and Abuse of Women at Tutwiler Prison in AL 'Unconstitutional'

DOJ Finds Rape and Abuse of Women at Tutwiler Prison in AL 'Unconstitutional'
A notorious prison in Alabama was recently cited by the Department of Justice for extreme violations of the Constitutions after an investigation into conditions showed a rampant prevalence of sexual harassment and rape by prison staffers. "The women at Tutwiler universally fear for their safety," according to the report.
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