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Posted on Jan 25, 2014

Abuse toward women online is out of control and victims shouldn’t simply have to ignore it; college rankings can affect the number of applications an institution receives; meanwhile, actor Rupert Everett argues that closing down London’s red light district is not about protecting women. These discoveries and more below.

On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.

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“Ignore the barrage of violent threats and harassing messages that confront you online every day.” That’s what women are told.

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A High Rank for Colleges Can Increase Applications
The top 25 schools in the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings can see up to a 6-10 percent increase in applications, per a recent study.

Sex Offender Fights Registry By Registering His Registerers
If nothing else, Dennis Sobin is not your typical ex-con.

Rupert Everett in Defense of Prostitutes: ‘There Is a Land Grab Going On’
The prostitutes of London’s red-light district are being evicted.

Glenn Greenwald’s Heroism: Standing Up to Our New Orwellian Police State
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Israel’s Security Elite Don’t Want Peace
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