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This Year in Sex: It’s Time to Take Action

We have the tools to work against sexually transmitted infections, harmful "conversion therapy" for LGBTQ teens, and sexual assault on college campuses. Now, we just have to use them.

We have the tools to work against sexually transmitted infections, harmful “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ teens, and sexual assault on college campuses. Now, we just have to use them.

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Campaign Week in Review: Ben Carson Tells Military to ‘Deal With the Transgender Thing Somewhere Else’

“I mean why do you have to go around flouting your sexuality? It’s not necessary, you don’t need to talk about that, we need to talk about how we eliminate the enemy,” Carson said.

“I mean why do you have to go around flouting your sexuality? It’s not necessary, you don’t need to talk about that, we need to talk about how we eliminate the enemy,” Carson said.

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Military Combat Jobs to Soon Be Available to Women

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected to order the military to open all combat jobs to women today, giving the services until January 1 to submit plans to make the change, according to the Associated Press.

A senior defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the AP that all services will have to begin putting plans in place for combat integration by April 1.

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Report: Military Sees Spike in Syphilis Infections

The Department of Defense found that there has been a 41 percent increase in syphilis cases among active service members since 2010. A report from the agency suggests the military should create targeted prevention campaigns.

The Department of Defense found that there has been a 41 percent increase in syphilis cases among active service members since 2010. A report from the agency suggests the military should create targeted prevention campaigns.

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Huckabee Open to the Idea of Using Federal Troops to Stop Legal Abortion

Huckabee's recent comments about abortion invoked the image of forcing women to give birth at gunpoint. But while other conservatives won't actually bring up the idea of violent force, their goal—forced childbirth—is exactly the same.

Huckabee’s recent comments about abortion invoked the image of forcing women to give birth at gunpoint. But while other conservatives won’t actually bring up the idea of violent force, their goal—forced childbirth—is exactly the same.

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A Case Study in Awful: The 8 Worst Parts of the Recent Naval Academy Rape Hearing

Naval Academy Coat of Arms.

I take a look at some of the horrible insinuations, statements, and questions used by defense attorneys to impugn the character of a 21-year-old female midshipman.

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Federal Lawsuit Seeks Removal of U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent From Rape Case

A lawsuit filed after the close of an Article 32 hearing in a Naval Academy rape case argues the military justice system is biased against victims of sexual violence.

A lawsuit filed after the close of an Article 32 hearing in a Naval Academy rape case argues the military justice system is biased against victims of sexual violence.

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Military Leaders Standing Up for Servicewomen in Support of Shaheen Amendment

Lieutenant General Ronald R. Blanck, D.O. (Ret.)

Flag officers in the United States Armed Forces have signed a letter of support for the pending Shaheen Amendment to the FY 12 National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867) that would provide servicewomen and military dependents with abortion coverage in cases of rape and incest.

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Rape and the Culture of Impunity: Despite Proclamations, White House Remains Silent About Rape in the Military

A new Presidential Proclamation makes no mention of the epidemic of rape in the military. 

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The Military’s Rape and Sexual Assault Epidemic

Military rapes and sexual assaults are ignored and if not ignored so callously prosecuted within the Military Code of Justice as to suggest that rape is nothing more than a minor infraction deserving of little punishment, if any.

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