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Another Bill to Restrict Reproductive Freedom: HR 3 (UPDATED)

Riot.Jane I just received the following e-mail, and the topic is news to me.  This is surprising because I’m usually pretty current on matters of reproductive freedom . . . More on this topic to come. This is not an advocation that anyone

Posted in culture, education, health, law, parenthood, rape

Victim-Blaming Part 2: The Reasons We Do It

In Victim-Blaming Part 1: Texas Gang Rape of a Child, we discussed the facts around the case of a gang-raped 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, TX.  We touched upon the victim-blaming of the 11-year-old victim that is occurring in the press and among

Posted in abuse, culture, education, heterosexuality, news, rape

Victim-Blaming Part 1: Texas Gang-Rape of a Child

In Cleveland, Texas, 19 suspects have been charged in the sexual assault of an 11-year-old child. While heartbreaking, this is not earth-shattering news. All too often, we hear of things like this and shake our heads, and maybe some of

Posted in abuse, culture, education, heterosexuality, news, rape, sex

Girl Dies by Suicide After Rape-Allegation-Related Terror

A fourteen-year-old Michigan girl died by suicide November 8 after schoolmates bullied her due to a rape allegation involving her and an 18-year-old schoolmate. The only things that are truly clear at this point are: Samantha Kelly, 14, had sex with Joseph

Posted in abuse, culture, loss, moms, news, rape, self-esteem

Video: The Making of a Prostitute

Entitled “The Making of a Girl”, this video from GEMS (on our blogroll) describes in specific terms the making of an American prostitute . . . The average age of introduction is 12.  The video talks about how children are

Posted in abuse, rape, taboo

Girl, 14, Accuses Own Mother/Grandmother of Pimping Her Out

HOUSTON — A 14 year old girl suspected of prostitution told police that her mother and grandmother forced her into the activity in order to pay the trio’s living expenses.  While checking on the girl’s story, Houston Police found the mother

Posted in abuse, rape, self-esteem, sex

Craigslist and Sexual Trafficking

Human rights group The Rebecca Project for Human Rights rapped craigslist’s knuckles this past Monday with a half-page* advertisement in both The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle that describes the stories of two trafficked females. The advertisement, paid

Posted in abuse, news, rape, sex

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