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Daisy Coleman, Survivor of the Maryville Rape Case, and Her Mother Interviewed on CNN

Daisy and Melinda Coleman are interviewed on CNN about the Maryville rally organized by Anonymous, rape culture, her case, and the recent controversial article written by Emily Yoffe in loose response to Daisy’s situation for Slate about date rape and alcohol. [via CNN]

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We Have a Rape Problem. First Step: We Have to Admit It.

Too many boys think it is OK to have sex with girls who have not consented. They think it is OK to have sex with girls who are so drunk they could not possibly consent. They think it is OK to have sex with girls who are completely unconscious. And we let them do it. It's time to admit we have a problem.

Too many boys think it is OK to have sex with girls who have not consented. They think it is OK to have sex with girls who are so drunk they could not possibly consent. They think it is OK to have sex with girls who are completely unconscious. And we let them do it. It’s time to admit we have a problem.

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The History of Sexual Violence at UC Berkeley: A Survivor’s Presentation

A junior at UC Berkeley, Sofie Karasek, recently testified before the California State Legislature about the university’s sexual harassment and sexual assault policies. After being assaulted her freshman year, she developed a presentation entitled “A History of Sexual Violence at UC Berkeley.” (The presentation board shown in the video was made by Karasek and a fellow complainant, Anais LaVoie, and the artwork was done by Aryle Butler.) [via Youth Radio]

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During Shutdown, Pennsylvania Domestic Violence Shelters Weather ‘Perfect Storm’ to Stay Open

The shutdown may force the most vulnerable women and children to remain, or re-enter, into abusive situations as domestic violence shelters are next on the chopping block if the shutdown continues.

While new mothers and babies can rely on two more weeks of formula and support through WIC, the shutdown may force the most vulnerable members of this population to remain in, or reenter into, abusive situations, as domestic violence shelters are next on the chopping block.

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New Study Finds Alarming Rate of Sexual Coercion Among Teens, Young Adults

According to the study, “links between perpetration and violent sexual media are apparent."

A new study finds that almost one in ten teens and young adults admit to forcing someone into some form of sexual activity. Even more surprising: 50 percent of perpetrators blame the victim for the incident.

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A Response to Hateful Remarks About Sexual Assault Survivors in India (*TRIGGER WARNING*)

Every sexual assault case in India inspires a string of stupid and hateful remarks against women. This is one response to those remarks, by the All India Bakchod.

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Retired Generals Join Gillibrand in Push for Sexual Assault Remedy

(From left) Brig. Gen. David McGinnis, retired Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, retired Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton.

The U.S. Army’s first woman three-star general and its former top psychiatrist join a former Obama Pentagon appointee to argue for removing prosecution of sex crimes by military members from the chain of command.

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Gillibrand’s Drive Challenges Senate Power Brokers on Military Sexual Assault Remedy

Sen. Claire McCaskill has said she will filibuster her Democratic colleague's Military Justice Improvement Act, which would remove prosecution decisions for serious crimes like sexual assault from the military command.

Studies suggest that Gen Xers like Kirsten Gillibrand question authority and reject seniority, while Baby Boomers like Claire McCaskill treasure loyalty and play by the rules. A proposal to stem the military’s sexual assault crisis may just be the result of generational divide.

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Bloodshed Is ‘Part of How We Live’: Rachel Maddow’s Reaction to the Navy Yard Shooting

Rachel Maddow speaks soberingly about the devastating effects on our country of inadequate gun control, in light of the recent Navy Yard Shooting.

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A ‘Grim Tally’: Abusers, Guns, and the Women They Kill

While the broken-record question “Why didn't she leave” may never be satisfactorily answered in every situation, we know, definitively, how most U.S. women killed by abusive partners meet their end: They are shot to death.

While the broken-record question “Why didn’t she leave” may never be satisfactorily answered in every situation, we know, definitively, how most U.S. women killed by abusive partners meet their end: They are shot to death.

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