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The Legal Genital Mutilation for Girls

The Legal Genital Mutilation for Girls

Why do girls want labiaplasty? They’re told to hate every inch of themselves By Jessica Valenti Despite all the feminist progress we’ve made, women and girls are still subject to mixed messages about how their bodies must be perfect It would almost be easier if there were a specific moment that sparks self-loathing in a young girl. A particularly nasty comment made, maybe. Or an...

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Serena Williams chases man after phone ‘grabbed’ in restaurant

Serena Williams chases man after phone ‘grabbed’ in restaurant

Here’s a tip for anyone planning to grab Serena Williams’s phone – don’t bother. The American, who has won 21 Grand Slam singles titles, will chase you down, and she will catch you. It was a lesson learnt by a man who took the 34-year-old’s mobile phone while she was in a restaurant. “Yesterday at dinner the craziest thing happened to me,” the world...

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Police Rape: Hard to Report & Aimed @ Disadvantaged

Police Rape: Hard to Report & Aimed @ Disadvantaged

By Jessica Valenti- UK Guardian The way that police officers get away with their crimes serves as an important reminder about how women are discredited when it comes to rape accusations There’s a certain timeline of appropriate actions women are told to take if they are sexually attacked. Don’t shower; get help; call the police. That last one seems to be hardest – most rapes aren’t...

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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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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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