As the Senate Armed Services Committee meets to take up its version of the Defense Authorization bill, senators will likely devote at least as much verbiage to discussion of sexual assault in the military ranks as they do to the finer points of the Pentagon budget that is the bill’s main focus. But missing from the committee’s final version of the bill will be the one measure that advocates...read more
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In a proposal to be sent to parliament in the spring, the Finnish government is planning to ban all alcohol advertisement on public places in order to reduce youth exposure to alcohol promotion. The decision comes shortly after the government took action to reduce cigarette visibility by banning ads and requiring that cigarette products be kept under the counter or behind closed doors where...read more
The maker of a mannequin that bleeds when shot, and was named ‘The Ex,’ pulls the product. But that’s not the end of it. It’s as if a bunch of guys at a local gun shop had a contest to see who could come up with the most offensive target, then followed it up with an equally lunk-headed discussion about what name would deflect enough criticism and cover their posteriors...read more
Women hit back at India’s rape culture A self-defence group in Lucknow have a simple message to the men who make their lives a misery – stop it, or else The male tormentor of the young women of the Madiyav slum did not spot the danger until it was too late. One moment he was taunting them with sexual suggestions and provocations; the next they had hold of his arms and legs and had hoisted...read more
Hundreds of children have been arrested in the North over sex crimes, with experts blaming online pornography A shocking number of children have been arrested in connection with sex crimes in the North, with experts blaming online pornography. In some cases those arrested were as young as six, a Sunday Sun investigation has revealed. Our probe shows how almost 500 children aged 17 and under were...read more