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Supreme Court of India Orders To Block Rape Videos

In a very welcome move, the Supreme Court of India is acting against the publication and dissemination of rape videos

domenica 30 ottobre 2016

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Former Baylor head football coach Art Briles Tony Gutierrez/AP

In interviews with the Wall Street Journal, Baylor University regents shared previously undisclosed details of an investigation into the "horrifying" sexual assault allegations against football players at the school.

According to the Journal'report, which was published Friday, the regents said 17 women reported "sexual or domestic assaults involving 19 players, including four gang rapes."
The investigation, conducted by law firm Pepper Hamilton, concluded in May and led to the removals of president Ken Starr and football coach Art Briles. But the school didn't release the full results of the investigation, instead publishing a summary of the findings. As the Two-Way reported, the summary said Baylor "failed to consistently support" students who said they had been sexually assaulted and found that two administrators "directly discouraged" reporting such incidences.
The new details revealed in the Journal's report bolster this finding. In one instance, the regents say Briles was made aware of an alleged gang rape but did not report it. The report said:
In one of the alleged gang rapes, the victim, who also was an athlete, told her coach that she didn't want to go the police. When notified of the allegation, Mr. Briles told the victim's coach that he hoped she would go to the police, according to people familiar with the matter. One person close to the victim said she viewed Mr. Briles as supportive of her claim. However, Mr. Briles didn't notify the school's judicial-affairs office or the Title IX office, these people said.


The Wall Street Journal noted that Briles' lawyer said Baylor's regents "appeared to be violating a nondisparagement clause" by talking about Briles' role in the scandal.
According to this comprehensive Waco Tribune-Herald timeline of the sexual assaults, sexual assault allegations, and subsequent investigation and fallout, two former Baylor football players, Tevin Elliott and Sam Ukwuachu, were convicted of sexual assault in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Another, Shawn Oakman has been indicted and pleaded not guilty.
In interviews, the regents said the school's emphasis on football contributed to the poor handling of the sexual assault allegations. One member on the Baylor board of regents, J. Cary Gray, said:
"There was a cultural issue there that was putting winning football games above everything else, including our values. ... We did not have a caring community when it came to these women who reported that they were assaulted. And that is not OK."

'Horrifying' details emerge in Baylor rape scandal; 2 more women join lawsuit Claire Ballor

USA Gymnastics sexual abuse 15 SETTEMBRE 2016

The Derrick Rose Gang Rape Case  2 settembre 2016

College football player under investigation for rape 1 settembre 2016

Former footballer raped a sleeping woman at Halloween party 1 settembre 2016

Tennessee high school basketball rape case 1 settembre 2016

Teen victim in St Paul's rape trial speaks for first time 1 settembre 2016

Linebacker Raped Woman Twice, Sent Videos to Her Ex 5 SETTEMBRE 2016

Darren Sharper gets 18 years for drugging, raping women 20 agosto 2016

Rape Culture In College Sports 8 agosto 2016

Football and Rape Culture 5 SETTEMBRE 2016

UW-Madison Frat Boy Accused of Serial Rape 23 ottobre 2016

'Dozens' of women come forward after Wisconsin student's rape arrest October 26, 2016

Gang-Rape Syndicate 26 ottobre 2016

On August 8, 2016, Wagatwe Wanjuki burned her Tufts University sweatshirt and broadcast it on Facebook Live.
Right before burning it, she held up the gray sweatshirt—her alma mater's name emblazoned across it in white block letters—for viewers to see. She'd worn the sweatshirt since her senior year of high school, when she first got her Tufts acceptance letter.
"I was very proud to claim Tufts as my school and my alma mater," Wanjuki said.
Had everything gone according to plan, Wanjuki would have graduated with the class of 2008. Instead, she says that while at the university, another student raped her multiple times. Wanjuki reported him during the spring 2008 semester, but both Tufts administrators and police declined to investigate her rape, citing a one-year statute of limitations that existed at the time. Wanjuki was expelled in the summer of 2009 for poor academic performance, even after she explained that she was struggling from the trauma of being raped. She was one semester away from graduating.
Since then, Wanjuki has devoted herself to bringing sexual assault reform to various American college campuses. She founded Know Your IX in 2013, a resource for students to demand that their universities' sexual misconduct policies (and the enforcement of said policies) comply with Title IX, a federal statute prohibiting gender discrimination in universities that receive federal funding. This includes Tufts, which the Department of Education found in violation of Title IX in 2014 for failing to address student complaints of sexual assault in a "prompt and equitable" manner. The university officially unveiled a new sexual misconduct policy that same year.
Wanjuki was instrumental in inspiring that reform. She burned her Tufts sweatshirt on Facebook Live, because now she wants an apology.
Since the sweatshirt, Wanjuki has burned two other Tufts items on Facebook Live, as part of a new campaign she started with another activist, Kamilah Willingham, who reported that she was raped while studying at Harvard Law School. The goal of the campaign—called Just Say Sorry—is to get Tufts, Harvard, and other universities to formally apologize for mishandling the sexual assault cases on their campuses.
"They only really want to acknowledge their successes and not their failures," Wanjuki said, "so we want to give schools an opportunity to offer a form of justice that any survivor can access."
This is important because sexual assault survivors often cannot access justice through formal means, like the court system or their schools' policies. (Like Wanjuki, Willingham reported her rape to both Harvard and Cambridge police, neither of which ultimately punished her assailant.) According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics' Campus Climate Survey Validation Study, only 7 percent of campus rapes are reported to school officials, while 4 percent are reported to law enforcement. Two oft-cited reasons were that "the student was concerned that the group would treat him/her poorly, not respond effectively, or not take any action," and that "the student was concerned that the [adjudicating] group would not keep his/her situation confidential."
This is why actions like Wanjuki's public burnings make such a statement: It's justice-seeking on the survivor's terms. The most famous example is Emma Sulkowicz's performance art piece, "Carry That Weight," in which Sulkowicz carried a mattress around campus to represent the one she says she was raped on as a sophomore at Columbia University. Sulkowicz said she would stop when either the university expelled her rapist, or after she graduated. (It turned out to be the latter.) The project had a very powerful effect, with other students helping her lug the mattress around.
Wanjuki told me burning items from Tufts allows her to express the anger that she's held back while working as an activist. "So it's sort of like a talk back to respectability politics that a lot of survivors have to conform to, or they feel like they have to conform to be believed or listened to," she said.
After broadcasting their first few #JustSaySorry burnings on Facebook—including one in which Willingham set fire to the Harvard Law School acceptance letter that she had thought she would want to hold onto forever—Wanjuki and Willingham won a grant from the Awesome Foundation, an organization that gives out micro-grants, to produce a professional video for the project. They invited several Los Angeles–area survivors to share their stories and speak about why they think colleges should "just say sorry."
One of the survivors, Elisabeth Aultman, who directed the filming, drew on her experience as a producer of "F*CK YES," a consent education web series. The video involves each survivor writing down a phrase associated with rape culture—things like "How much did you drink?" and "Why did it take so long to say anything?"—and then burning it.
The collective catharsis is part of Wanjuki and Willingham's plan to extend the project beyond them, to other survivors, and to future college students.
"We also believe [an apology] makes campuses safer," Wanjuki told me. "We noticed that when schools are basically victim blaming, other survivors and other students on campus hear that, right? And so if they're assaulted later, then they don't feel comfortable coming forward."
Representatives from both Harvard and Tufts declined to comment on the specific cases, but noted that they were committed to improving sexual assault policies on their respective campuses.
"Tufts has made significant changes to improve how we prevent and respond to complaints of sexual misconduct, investigate them, and impose appropriate sanctions while respecting the rights of all parties," Patrick Collins, Tuft's executive director of public relations, told me. "It is clear that our past policies had room for improvement, and we regret if we have not always met the needs of our community. We are grateful to those who raised their voices and offered their active involvement on this important issue over the last decade."
In the video, one by one, the survivors' written messages and chosen items go up in flames. For many of them, it's the first time they feel like they have some power over what happened to them, after traditional avenues of justice failed them.
As for the remote possibility that Tufts formally apologizes to her, Wanjuki says she'd be "grateful for Tufts to finally do something right."
"I've only really heard of so many failures and being in denial about what they've done," she told me. "So it would give me some hope for steps forward. It wouldn't feel like everything I've been through was for nothing."

How College Rape Survivors Are Seeking Justice with Facebook Live Phoenix Tso October 27, 2016

Protesters at the March Against Rape Culture and Gender Inequality in 2012. CREDIT CHASE CARTER
As many as 15 women have come forward to accuse presidential candidate Donald Trump of sexual assault or harassment. The allegations began to roll in after a 2005 Access Hollywood video surfaced earlier this month. In the video Trump is heard bragging to  former NBC anchor Billy Bush about sexually assaulting women. Trump denied the sexual assault allegations -- by insulting several of his accusers -- and also dismissed the language heard on the video as "locker room talk."
Many have pointed out that his so-called locker room talk is indicative of a larger societal problem; rape culture.  
According to the CDC, nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men have reported experiencing rape at some time in their lives. Approximately 1 in 20 women and men experienced sexual violence other than rape, such as being made to penetrate someone else, sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact, or non-contact unwanted sexual experiences.
Rebecca Nagle is the co-director of FORCE upsetting rape culture.  Malik Washington is Associate Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Roxanne Melgar is the clinical director of TurnAround, a sexual assault and domestic violence center in Baltimore.  They join Tom to talk about the pervasiveness of rape culture. 
On Saturday Oct. 22 FORCE, TurnAround and Gather Together are hosting Survivors Speak Out, a night of poetry and performances about surviving sexual assault. The event starts at 6pm at the Impact Hub. 

Confronting Sexual Assault And Rape Culture TOM HALL & BRIDGET ARMSTRONG  OCT 17, 2016

Congresswoman speaks on sexual assault Elizabeth Sanchez   10/26/16

#FightingRape Campaign 17 agosto 2016

Fighting Rape Culture 16 MAGGIO 2016

Rape Attitude 14 MAGGIO 2016

Rape Culture and the Justice System 15 MAGGIO 2016

Sexual Revolution and Rape Culture  2 GENNAIO 2016

Binge drinking, porn and rape culture 19 DICEMBRE 2014

Institutionalized Rape Culture 13 NOVEMBRE 2015

RAPE CULTURE: sexual assaults on college campuses 13 NOVEMBRE 2015

PORN CULTURE LA CULTURA DELL'OSCENO 25 NOVEMBRE 2014

RAPE CULTURE CULTURA DELLO STUPRO 3 DICEMBRE 2014

Anti-Rape Protest 5 29 OTTOBRE 2016

Rape Culture in Alaska 2 agosto 2016

Rape epidemic and widespread impunity in Liberia 16 ottobre 2016

Sexual abuse of children widespread in Myanmar 18 ottobre 2016

Mombasa street children raped, murdered in last one year 16 settembre 2016

Child Sexual Abuse in Malaysia 1 settembre 2016

Child Rape in Jamaica 30 agosto 2016

A woman or child is raped every 15 minutes in Thailand 30 luglio 2016

Rape Culture in Myanmar, Afghanistan, Somalia 5 SETTEMBRE 2016

The child sex abuse capital of Britain 28 agosto 2016

Rustenburg, la Città degli Stupri 17 agosto 2016

Congo, il Villaggio degli Stupri 6 agosto 2016

Rape Culture in Nigeria 6 SETTEMBRE 2016

Rape culture in Zimbabwe 23 agosto 2016

South Sudan `rape camps` SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

RAPE CULTURE IN KENYA 10 agosto 2016

Rape Culture In Sierra Leone 10 agosto 2016

Child Rape in Ivory Coast 22 luglio 2016

Child Rape In Congo 
21 giugno 2016

Child Rape in Liberia 19 maggio 2016

Rape in Namibia 21 giugno 2016

Grandmothers ninja against the rapists 14 luglio 2016


Child rape crimes by peacekeepers still unpunished 17 luglio 2016

Child Rape in Bangladesh 3 ottobre 2016

Rape Culture In Pakistan 17 agosto 2016

Rape Culture in India 16 giugno 2016

Protest in India over 2-year-old's rape 28 ottobre 2016

Indian schoolgirls protest against rising rapes 18 ottobre 2016

THE RAPE SURVIVOR SUPERHERO 27 SETTEMBRE 2016

Anatomy of a Rape Culture 21 SETTEMBRE 2016

INDIA: LIFE AFTER RAPE 3 15 SETTEMBRE 2016

Argentine women against girl's brutal rape, murder 19 ottobre 2016

Mexican women battle gender-based violence online 10 SETTEMBRE 2016

50,000 march in Peru against gender violence 14 agosto 2016

#NIUNAMENOS Argentina contro il femminicidio 9 GIUGNO 2015

Rape Epidemic in Mexico City 29 maggio 2016

Brazil, one rape every 11 minutes 1 giugno 2016

Migrant Women from Central America are Facing a Rape Epidemic 30 agosto 2016

Violenza sessuale in Italia: 23mila stupri in 5 anni 23 OTTOBRE 2016

"The War On Women" by Sue Lloyd-Roberts AUGUST 21, 2016

Sir Jimmy Savile, Donald Trump and The Power of Celebrity 17 OTTOBRE 2016

50,000 sex offenders 28 ottobre 2016

200,000 child sex abuses 20 maggio 2016

The child sex abuse capital of Britain 28 agosto 2016

The youngest British child rapist 11 settembre 2016

Rape Monitoring Group: 3 rapes a day 16 ottobre 2016

Sex crimes soar by 60% in Northern Ireland 14 ottobre 2016

Porn-fuelled rise in sexual harassment 15 SETTEMBRE 2016

Louis Theroux: Savile 2 OTTOBRE 2016

Victim of sick paedo Jimmy Savile tells how abused her 2 ottobre 2016

Music promoter jailed for raping two teenage girls 23 OTTOBRE 2016

Michael Jackson abused a 12-year-old girl 27 OTTOBRE 2016

Trump is a Child Rapist 24 agosto 2016

Bill Clinton Rape Victim speaking out 17 agosto 2016

Clinton Foundation Accepted $25,000 from Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein 9 GENNAIO 2015

Bill Cosby and the rape culture 1 DICEMBRE 2014 

"Noi stuprate da Bill Cosby" 28 LUGLIO 2015

The Rise of Rape Culture 10 SETTEMBRE 2015

VIRTUAL RAPE CULTURE 2 31 AGOSTO 2016

PORNLAND Devastating effects of a porn culture 20 OTTOBRE 2016

Porn Free City 21 OTTOBRE 2016

GANG RAPE CULTURE 5 19 agosto 2016

GANG RAPE CULTURE 4 20 luglio 2016

Gang Rape Culture 3 1 GIUGNO 2016

GANG RAPE CULTURE 2 4 FEBBRAIO 2015

GANG RAPE CULTURE

THE ROOTS OF RAPE CULTURE 15 OTTOBRE 2013

END RAPE CULTURE 25 SETTEMBRE 2015






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