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Dubai Pardons Rape Victim Charged With Having Sex Outside Marriage

Dubai Pardons Rape Victim Charged With Having Sex Outside Marriage
With her passport back in hand, a Norwegian woman at the center of a Dubai rape claim dispute said Monday that officials dropped her 16-month sentence for having sex outside marriage in the latest clash between the city's Islamic-based legal codes and its international branding as a Western-friendly haven.
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Peter Gabriel Calls on Men to Act Like Men, Prevent Violence Against Women

Peter Gabriel Calls on Men to Act Like Men, Prevent Violence Against Women
In a touching video, musician and activist Peter Gabriel calls on men and boys to be actively engaged in preventing rape and violence against women.
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Senator: Military Rape is Just Part of 'Nature'

Senator: Military Rape is Just Part of 'Nature'
In Tuesday's Senate Armed Services committee hearing, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) defended rape and sexual assault that occurs in the military, saying, "The young folks coming in to each of your services are anywhere from 17 to 22 or 23. Gee-whiz, the hormone level created by nature sets in place the possibility for these types of things to occur. So, we've got to be very careful on our side."
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Rape Victim: Retaliation Prevalent In Military

 Rape Victim: Retaliation Prevalent In Military
Retaliation is part of a military-wide pattern that has prevented countless cases from being reported and investigated, exacerbating the epidemic, according to victims' advocates. A Pentagon report released earlier this month found 62 percent of sexual assault victims in the military who reported being attacked say they faced some kind of retaliation afterward.
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Top 10 Pro-Choice Comments of 2012

Thankfully, the Mayan calendar was wrong and it looks like we have time for one more blog post in 2012! We hope you saw our list of the Top 10 most outrageous anti-choice comments in 2012. There were so many, it was hard to choose just 10. But for every lump of coal there's a candy cane, and we can't think of a better way to end the year by honoring our Top 10 Pro-Choice Comments of 2012.
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The God Inc. Pro-Life Argument

After two GOP Senate candidates saw their campaigns implode following their controversial comments about abortion and rape, some Republicans have encouraged their party to de-emphasize abortion. But anti-abortion leaders disagree. Faced with polls saying eight in 10 Americans think abortion should be legal when a pregnancy results from rape, these activists are pushing for more public discussion of the issue. It's part of a long-term campaign to bring the country closer to banning abortion in nearly all cases.
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Stand By Rape Survivors in the Military

On November 6, voters went to the polls and decidedly shut down some of the most extreme and anti-choice candidates who were outspoken in their opposition to abortion care for survivors of rape or incest.
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Tina Fey's GOP Frustrations: 'Am I a Secretary On Mad Men?'

Today's video comes from last night's Center for Reproductive Rights Inaugural Gala. Tina Fey shares a similar frustration with the GOP as many of us at this point by stating "If I have to listen to one more gray-faced man with a two-dollar haircut explain to me what rape is, I'm going to lose my mind!"
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The Contributor on Current's Viewpoint

The Contributor's Editor-In-Chief Tina Dupuy joined Viewpoint's Host John Fugelsang, filling in for Eliot Spitzer, and Media Matter's Senior Fellow Eric Boehlert tonight on Current.
Watch these media minds discuss the narrative of momentum against the reality of polling and the electoral map. They also get into how rape and abortion and the quest for the female vote is going with the party of Todd Akin, Joe Walsh and Richard Mourdock.
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PA House Bill Will Only Increase Mother's Assistance for Additional Children Conceived in Rape

A new bill would deny food stamps to any woman who cannot prove her child was conceived via rape.  If you think Richard Nourdock and Todd Akin are extreme include RoseMarie Swanger, Tom Caltagirone, Mark Gillen, Keith Gillespie, Adam Harris and Mike Tobash to that list.
Most rapes aren't reported to the police.  It may be that only 3% of rapists ever go to prison and only 9% are event prosecuted.  Few women are willing to go through more torment dispensed by our...
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