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Louis C.K. Jokes That Women Are Courageous to Date Men—Sadly, He’s Right

In his new HBO special, comedian Louis C.K. notes that men are "the worst thing that ever happens to" women. The bit is funny, but it's also tragically on point.

In his new HBO special, comedian Louis C.K. notes that men are “the worst thing that ever happens to” women. The bit is funny, but it’s also tragically on point.

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Juvenile Courts: The Only Way ‘Justice’ Was Possible in the Steubenville Case?

The regulations will sunset after 90 days, but the governor urged the legislature to take action before then on a pending bill that would ban the practice and offer comprehensive health protections for pregnant inmates.

The Steubenville, Ohio, rape trial highlights the complicated role we ask our juvenile courts to play.

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Demanding Abuse-Free Porn Is Great—But What About Everything Else We Buy?

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We have a duty, as consumers, to try and ascertain if the products we buy are made in abusive or coercive situations. That’s true whether we like the products or not.

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I Am a Complicated Latina Feminist, Ending Violence

Tina as a child.

For me, loving my culture means wanting to embrace it and smash it at the same time.

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More Bad News on Russian Adoptions Predicted After Another Adoptee Death

U.S. Navy Lt.j.g. Jessica Gandy distributes brownies to Russian children living in Cape of Turtle orphanage, located in Salograd, Russia.

Three-year-old Russian adoptee Maxim Kuzmin’s death has been ruled accidental. Still, there may be more bad news to come on the Russian adoption front.

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House Vote on Violence Against Women Act Comes on Last Day of Teen Violence Prevention Month

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) today, the final day of Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) today, the final day of Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. So what’s at stake for youth?

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New Jersey Supreme Court Unanimously Holds Child Abuse Statute Doesn’t Apply to Fetuses

From Michael Dunn's acquittal in the murder of Jordan Davis to a pending nominee to the federal bench, now more than ever our courts matter.

A unanimous state Supreme Court overturns a finding of child abuse based solely on pre-natal drug exposure and provides a well-reasoned opinion why these kinds of abuse prosecutions hurt vulnerable families.

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Russian Ban on Inter-Country Adoptions to the United States is a Child Rights Issue

Photo: NPR.

Anyone who follows inter-country adoption and its dramatic decline since 2004 can see that Russia’s ban on inter-country adoptions to the United States is the final slamming of a door that has been slowly closing for a number of years.

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In Peru, an Epidemic of Rape and Double Jeopardy for Rape Victims Seeking Abortion

Peru has more reported cases of rape and sexual violence than any other country in South America. Eight in ten of these victims are minors. Women and girls in this situation are faced with two options: seek an illegal abortion and risk going to jail or carry the pregnancy to term.

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The Bali Global Youth Declaration: For Young People, By Young People

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Moving forward, our agenda is clear: young people must be meaningfully involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of international development policies.

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