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India’s Top Court Stays Execution of Two Delhi Gang Rapists

India’s Supreme Court on Saturday stayed the death sentence of two of the four men convicted of the fatal gang rape of a student in New Delhi, an attack that horrified the country and sparked weeks of protests.

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Rapists Can No Longer Marry Their Victims to Avoid Prosecution in Morocco

The North African country has repealed a controversial law at long last.

Posted on Jan 23, 2014 READ MORE



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Hacktivist Who Leaked the Steubenville Rape Video Faces 10 Years in Prison as Culprit Walks Free

Remember that awful case in which a couple of high school football stars in Steubenville, Ohio, who raped an unconscious young girl were sentenced thanks to an anonymously leaked video?

Posted on Jan 14, 2014 READ MORE



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Why Has It Taken the Justice Department 10 Years to Act on Rape in Juvenile Hall?

Last week, the Justice Department convened hearings under the Prison Rape Elimination Act to examine the prevalence of rape and sexual abuse in the nation’s prisons and juvenile detention centers.

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Rape in South Africa Aimed at ‘Curing’ Lesbians

Over the past decade or more, South Africa has seen a spate of sex crimes against lesbians that perpetrators sometimes appear to regard as “corrective rape.”

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New Michigan Law Bars Abortion Coverage in Private Health Plans

The law, part of a growing state-level movement, includes rape, which means women must buy a separate “rape insurance” policy in the event they become pregnant from a sexual assault.

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Rape Is Grossly Underreported in the U.S.

A new study by the National Research Council found major gaps in the data on rape collected by three major accounting groups.

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Do We Really Need Anti-Rape Underwear for the Modern Woman? (Video)

AR Wear, a company started by two New Yorkers, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money that will go toward producing its rape-resistant underpants. But are items such as these really what we should be investing in when it comes to eradicating sexual assault?

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 READ MORE



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Have a Quarter of Asian Men Really Committed Rape?

A statistic based on a United Nations Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence led many to believe that one in four men admitted to sexual assault in Asia and the Pacific. But is this founded on evidence or merely a misreading of the research?

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Bollywood Actresses’ Victim Blaming Video’s Gone Viral

Rape is no joking matter, that much is clear. But the members of an Indian comedy group has used sarcasm to highlight the absurdity of blaming victims of sexual assault, and has succeeded in sparking a much-needed debate in their nation.

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Twitter Tweets It’s Going Public

Following in Facebook’s footsteps, the social media site has filed for an IPO; a pastor who believed he could “rape away the gay” in several teens will not serve time in prison; and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent New York Times’ op-ed caused a stir, but it wasn’t his first byline in U.S. newspapers. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Syria Fact Check

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Juan Cole pokes holes in the case for bombing Syria; WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner; “ghetto tracker”; and Exxon’s gay shame.

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Syria Fact Check

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Juan Cole pokes holes in the case for bombing Syria; WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner; “ghetto tracker”; and Exxon’s gay shame.

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 READ MORE



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With Sexual Assaults Way Up, Pentagon Announces New Protections

Faced with the oversight of a new independent panel, the military has announced a plan to combat sexual assault in the ranks. Such attacks were up 37 percent in 2012, according to the Pentagon’s own information.

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 READ MORE



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Study: Climate Change Means More Violence

As planetary temperatures rise, so does the likelihood of murder, rape and domestic violence, as well as civil war, ethnic bloodshed and invasion, the collapse of government and even the collapse of civilization, a new exhaustive study shows.

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Longtime Court Employee Fired After Helping Prove Man’s Innocence

A 70-year-old Missouri court clerk who was just nine months short of retirement thought she was doing the right thing by helping to secure a DNA test that exonerated a man who had served years in prison for a rape he insisted he did not commit. Instead, she was terminated by the court she had worked at for 34 years because it said she had violated rules about assisting a party in a case.

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Norwegian Woman Who Reported Rape ‘Pardoned’ by Dubai Ruler

A Norwegian woman who was sentenced to prison in Dubai after she reported to police that she had been raped while on a business trip there this spring has been freed.

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Sexual Assault Reform

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Military Harassment

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Hacker Faces More Jail Time Than Rapists He Helped Expose (Video)

In America, rape is evidently considered a less serious crime than hacking now based on the case of Deric Lostutter, the hacktivist better known as KYAnonymous. Lostutter helped expose the cover-up of the infamous Steubenville rape incident, in which a 16-year-old was sexually assaulted by two star football players in the small Ohio town.

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Courage Under Fire

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Military Sexual Harassment

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Military Chain of Command

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Pentagon Pigs

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Sex Apology

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Lawmaker Gives Atheist ‘Prayer,’ Glenn Beck’s Latest Controversial Comment, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Rep. Darrell Issa decides to withdraw a subpoena related to the Benghazi hearings and a top IRS official pleads the Fifth.

Posted on May 22, 2013 READ MORE


Military Justice

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Ariel Castro: ‘I Am a Sexual Predator. I Need Help’

In a chilling letter allegedly written by Ariel Castro, the Cleveland kidnapping suspect admits to his crimes but blames his three female victims for getting into the car with him in the first place.

Posted on May 9, 2013 READ MORE



Addressing the Epidemic of Military Sexual Assault

Rape is center stage this week after the dramatic rescue of three women from close to a decade of imprisonment in a house on a quiet street in Cleveland.

Posted on May 8, 2013 READ MORE



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Horrific Details Emerge in Cleveland Kidnapping Case

The three women who were kidnapped and held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade were raped, beaten mercilessly while pregnant, kept in ropes and chains and forced to crawl around on their hands and knees naked in the backyard by their captors, according to reports.

Posted on May 8, 2013 READ MORE



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Michigan High School Protected Star Athlete Over Rape Victim, Lawsuit Alleges

Despite the principal’s plea to not report the attack, the victim filed charges against the basketball player out of fear he would strike again. Those fears were confirmed just two weeks later when he is said to have sexually assaulted another student. The story gets even more heartbreaking as it progresses.

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 READ MORE



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Men Who Kick Down Doors

Picture this. A man bursts into a living room not his own. He confronts an enemy. He barks orders. He throws that enemy into a chair. The invader isn’t an American soldier leading a night raid on an Afghan village, nor is the enemy an anonymous Afghan householder. This warrior is just a guy in Ohio named Shane, and he’s doing what so many men find exhilarating: disciplining his girlfriend.

Posted on Mar 21, 2013 READ MORE



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CNN’s Poppy Harlow Said to Be ‘Outraged’ by Steubenville Coverage Criticism

In the aftermath of its slanted coverage of the Steubenville rape trial verdict Sunday, CNN has faced enormous criticism for focusing on the convicted rapists rather than the 16-year-old victim.

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 READ MORE


Rape Vigil

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Posted on Mar 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Whom Did You Rape in the War, Daddy?

On August 31, 1969, a rape was committed in Vietnam. Maybe numerous rapes were committed there that day, but this was a rare one involving American GIs that actually made its way into the military justice system.

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told a panel of judge advocate generals that their supposed efforts to resolve the military’s sexual abuse crisis were not enough.

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 READ MORE


Sen. Gillibrand Rips Military Over Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

On Wednesday, a Senate Armed Services subcommittee held a hearing to discuss rape and sexual assault in the military, the first one in nearly a decade. During the hearing, military lawyers answered questions about how the armed services handle such cases. But their answers left Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand “extremely disturbed.”

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Was 2012 the Best Year for Documentaries?

Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A look at the Oscar-nominated docs and other political movies, and more on the hacktivist collective Anonymous.

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Was 2012 the Best Year for Documentaries?

Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A look at the Oscar-nominated docs and other political movies, and more on the hacktivist collective Anonymous.

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 READ MORE



The Next Citizens United, Scott Brown Explains ‘Drunk’ Tweets, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the newest Bowles-Simspson deficit reduction proposal and a Democratic lawmaker under fire for a rape remark.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 READ MORE



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Dispatches From Cairo: Bragging About Gang Rape

He couldn’t have been more than 19. His clothes were cheap and his sparse yet unshaven facial hair was indistinguishable from the dirt on his cheeks. He was with another kid on the other side of a kiosk and couldn’t see that I was listening.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Bill Seeks to Criminalize Abortion After Rape

Here’s some more backward thinking from the political party that introduced terms such as “legitimate rape,” “forcible rape,” “easy rape” and “enjoyable rape” into the national lexicon.

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 READ MORE



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A Rape a Minute, a Thousand Corpses a Year

We have an abundance of rape and violence against women in this country and on this Earth, though it’s almost never treated as a civil rights or human rights issue, or a crisis, or even a pattern.

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 READ MORE



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GOP Lawmaker Makes Absurd Abortion Comparison

Election season is well and truly over, but that’s not stopping some in the Republican Party from continuing their campaign of saying crazy misogynist things showing how out of touch they are with issues pertaining to women and their bodies.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Victim Is to Blame, Lawyer for India Gang Rape Suspects Says

In a truly detestable and heinous example of victim-blaming and outright misogyny, Manohar Lal Sharma, the lawyer for three of the six men charged with raping and killing 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh Pandey, had the audacity to say—on the record—that he’s never “seen a single incident” of a “respected lady” getting raped.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 READ MORE



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India Gang Rape Victim Identified

“We want the world to know her real name,” the devastated dad told The Sunday People newspaper. “My daughter didn’t do anything wrong; she died while protecting herself.”

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 READ MORE



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Court Rules Woman Technically Not Raped Because of Marital Status

A California appeals court has decided that an 18-year-old woman technically wasn’t raped by a man who had sex with her while she was asleep because he was pretending to be her boyfriend. But if the woman had been married and the man had been impersonating her husband? The court acknowledged the outcome would have been different.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 READ MORE



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Anonymous Leaks Awful Video of High School Athletes Joking About Teen Rape Accuser

The disturbing 12-minute video features athletes from Steubenville High School in Ohio making fun of a 16-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped and raped by two of the school’s star football players last summer.

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 READ MORE


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