Category Misogyny

Harper calls for police investigations, not inquiry, for aboriginal women

But Harper, who is in Whitehorse as part of his yearly trek to the North, says most such cases are addressed — and solved — by the police.He says it’s important to keep in mind that these are crimes.“We should not view this as sociological phenomenon,” the prime minister told a news conference Thursday.“We should […]

Cyber criminals post nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, others – BNO News

Hundreds of photos and several videos emerged on Sunday morning and later in the day when they were posted by an unidentified person to imageboard website 4chan. The stolen images quickly spread on social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook when several of the victims confirmed the photos were authentic.“So 2 to 3 days […]

Police forcibly strip, lock up, pepper-spray Indiana woman VIDEO — RT USA

An Indiana woman plans to sue the Floyd County Jail in New Albany following her lawyer obtaining a video of police officers forcibly undressing her and locking her up, completely naked, in a cell full of pepper spray for seven hours.The woman’s attorney said that it may be a routine procedure at the facility and […]

How Did the FBI Miss Over 1 Million Rapes? | The Nation

The estimates are conservative for two reasons. First, in order to consistently analyze the data over time, Yung looked only at cases defined by the FBI’s pre-2012 definition of rape one established in 1927: “carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.” This definition did not include anal or oral rape, cases involving […]

Judge finds FBI fitness test biased against men – chicagotribune.com

Jay Bauer, 40, an intelligence analyst for the FBI in Chicago, sued the agency in 2012. The Northwestern University graduate had passed an initial fitness test and scored at or near the top of his class during new-agent training in Quantico, Va., according to the lawsuit.But the Mount Prospect man failed a final fitness exam […]

Prescott S. Bush as Treasurer of Planned Parenthood First National Fundrasing Drive—1947

Prescott S. Bush as Treasurer of Planned Parenthood First National Fundrasing Drive—1947 Planned Parenthood fundraising letter of January 8, 1947, lists Prescott S. Bush as treasurer of Margaret Sanger‘s first national fundraising drive. At that time, contraception was against the law in Connecticut, and the state had a large Catholic constituency. In 1950, during Prescott’s […]

U.S. Sergeant Accused of Sexually Assaulting 12 Soldiers | Democracy Now!

A U.S. Army staff sergeant has been accused of sexually assaulting a dozen female soldiers over the past three years. The Washington Post reports Staff Sergeant Angel M. Sanchez could face a court-martial for allegedly using his position as a drill sergeant to threaten victims and, in one case, grabbing a female soldier by the […]

LAPD Cops Kidnap and Sexually Assault Woman

Video of the incident appears to show Nguyen sprawled on the ground with her dress removed from the waist down.The deposition taped last month claims that while the officer who was in the back seat with Nguyen grabbed her left inner thigh and began forcing her legs apart. Nguyen says the officer also grabbed her […]

Jailed Woman Forced To Give Birth In Solitary Confinement, Baby Dies In Cell : Political Blind Spot

… when she began to display obvious signs of labor, left her unattended in a solitary cell while she was obviously in labor, failed to transport her to the hospital for safe delivery, which ultimately caused her to deliver her baby alone in the solitary cell, and resulted in her suffering severe and likely permanent, […]

“I Am Scared to Live in This Country”: Crowd Attacks Women’s Rights Activists in Kyrgyzstan · Global Voices

When the activists were wrapping up the event, a group of about 20-30 men surrounded them. Apparently, these individuals mistook [ru] the Venus symbol displayed on the activists’ stand for a Christian symbol and assumed that the activists were promoting Christianity. Shouting “nationalist and xenophobic accusations” as well as homophobic insults, the men destroyed the […]

Guards May Be Responsible for Half of Prison Sexual Assaults – ProPublica

The report, released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, takes data collected by correctional administrators representing all of the nation’s federal and state prisons as well as many county jails. It shows that administrators logged more than 8,000 reports of abuse to their overseers each year between 2009 and 2011, up 11 percent from […]

Canada accused of hiding child abuse evidence – Features – Al Jazeera English

\”I was given that porridge I got sick on and I had to eat that … And if you don\’t eat, then you\’re going to get beat up some more, and you\’re going to get punished – and if you throw up again you\’re going to have to eat that too, so what choice do […]

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