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For South Carolina’s Nikki Haley, Rape and Violence Are Not Public Health Issues

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Alice Keeney/AP

The Republican governor and potential vice presidential pick said funding rape and abuse prevention programs “distracts” the Department of Health from its real mission.

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“Conscience Clause” Gone AMOK — Rape Victim Denied Morning After Pill By Prison Guard

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It’s bad enough that a victim of sexual assault was jailed for an outstanding warrant when she went to report her rape. But being denied emergency contraception by her guard? No wonder she’s suing.

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Fifteen Adults at Penn State Knew About Child Sexual Assaults, Rapes and Did Not Act

Fifteen adults at Penn State–15 individual adults, all men–either witnessed directly or had knowledge of rape, sodomy, and assault of children by Jerry Sandusky and either did not act or whose actions were for naught. These include 12 adult men who were in positions of power, some of them members of law enforcement.

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Connecting the Dots: Egg-as-Person Initiatives, Sexual Harassment Charges All Reflect Disregard for Women

Religious zealots form a symbiotic relationship with politicians to pass draconian legislation sacrificing the rights of women.  The zealots get to walk away having successfully implemented a cog in their overall attempt to implement a Christian worldview system of governing and politicians in return get tons of fundraising cash and a committed group of one-issue voters that can propel them into office.

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Raped? An Immigrant or Woman of Color? Lesson of the DSK Case: Don’t Bother

When the next housekeeper is assaulted, she can look to the way the DSK case has played out for guidance.

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What’s HIV Got to Do With It? New York Post Violates Alleged Victim’s Rights in Strauss-Kahn Case

A brutal rape and sexual assault was not enough. Now the NY Post has turned its vicious sights on the woman who brought assault charges against IMF leader Dominique Strauss. Positive Women’s Network demands an apology.

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Schwarzenegger, Strauss-Kahn and The Media’s Groping Problem

Regarding the news that Arnold Schwarzenegger is getting divorced, in part because he fathered a child with a woman not his wife, Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic writes, “I’ve yet to encounter anyone surprised by the news.

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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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Morning Roundup: Planned Parenthood’s Truth Tour Underway

Planned Parenthood is touring the country in a hot pink bus to rally support, a march for women’s equality in Egypt turns sexually violent, and men in Texas don’t want to play politics with forcing ultrasounds. Except that is exactly what they are doing.

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