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Frat SAE Hazed Black Student To Death

Frat SAE Hazed Black Student To Death

Four years ago Cornell University closed down their chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Many members of the fraternity left the school altogether. They had just killed a man. George Desdunes, an aspiring doctor, was a 19-year-old sophomore from Brooklyn, New York, and the son of Haitian immigrants. His hands and feet were tied with duct tape and zip ties. Blindfolded, he was given so...

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Why I Spoke Out About One Rape but Stayed Silent About Another

Why I Spoke Out About One Rape but Stayed Silent About Another

Susan J. Brison is a Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth College and author of Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self. Decades ago, we didn’t call rape by a date or acquaintance ‘rape’–so what was there to report? In one, I was 35, on a morning walk in France, when a stranger jumped me from behind, beat, raped, repeatedly choked me into unconsciousness, hit me with a...

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Lack of Real Men

Lack of Real Men

Alleged rape at U-Va. reveals a lack of real men By Richard Cohen Opinion writer Where are the men? I am talking about men who live by a certain code, who know that rape is repugnant, that gang rape is vile and that so-called men who do these things are criminals. I am talking at the moment of the frat boys at the University of Virginia who are accused of raping a young woman. But I am also...

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The 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown

The 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown

By Nina Strochlic, The Daily Beast Since Ferguson, police have killed more than a dozen teenagers, half of them black. Some did nothing more than carry a BB gun. ichael Brown’s death on August 9 was a nationwide wake-up call to the death-by-cop of young minority men at the hands of law enforcement. According to data stretching from 1999 to 2011, African Americans have comprised 26 percent of...

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Canada Passes Prostitution Bill – C-36

Bill C-36, the Canadian government’s prostitution bill, passes The Conservative government’s prostitution bill – Bill C-36 – passed in the House of Commons by a 156-124 vote. http://openparliament.ca/bills/41-2/C-36/ In 2007, a case challenging Canada’s prostitution laws as unconstitutional resulted in the Supreme Court of Canada throwing out the laws...

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