Rape and how we see Rape - page 4

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Almost a year ago, a freshman state representative in Wisconsin named Roger Rivard (a Republican, if you can bring yourself to believe it), told the Chetek Alert newspaper something that raised a not insignificant number of... Read More


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    Suspected Cases of Gang Rape Show Threat Facing Indian Women
    By Andrew MacAskill - Jan 14, 2013
    Indian police are investigating two new cases of possible gang rape, including one with parallels to the assault and murder of a student in New Delhi that sparked a sustained debate about the lack of safety for women.

    In one of the latest incidents, a 29-year-old woman was attacked as she traveled alone on a bus operating illegally in the northern state of Punjab, police said. Seven men have been arrested for raping the woman on Jan. 11, police said. In a separate case a day later, a woman was found hanging from a tree half naked in Bihar state. Police suspect she was raped.

    “It is a tragedy but at the same time I am not particularly surprised,” Manpreet Singh Badal, a former finance minister of Punjab, who has started his own political party, said in a phone interview today. “Until men fear the law then these types of crime are going to continue.” ...

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...ian-women.html
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    New Mexico Bill Would Criminalize Abortions After Rape As 'Tampering With Evidence'
    New Mexico Bill Would Criminalize Abortions After Rape As 'Tampering With Evidence'
    A Republican lawmaker in New Mexico introduced a bill on Wednesday that would legally require victims of rape to carry their pregnancies to term in order to use the fetus as evidence for a sexual assault trial.
    House Bill 206, introduced by state Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R), would charge a rape victim who ended her pregnancy with a third-degree felony for "tampering with evidence."

    “The bill turns victims of rape and incest into felons and forces them to become incubators of evidence for the state,” he said. “According to Republican philosophy, victims who are ‘legitimately raped’ will now have to carry the fetus to term in order to prove their case.“

    Interesting that last summer a "legitimate rape" would not cause pregnancy because of some magic juices. Now they want to claim it is only rape if you can, will and have to incubate evidence.
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    New Mexico Bill Would Criminalize Abortions After Rape As 'Tampering With Evidence'
    New Mexico Bill Would Criminalize Abortions After Rape As 'Tampering With Evidence'
    A Republican lawmaker in New Mexico introduced a bill on Wednesday that would legally require victims of rape to carry their pregnancies to term in order to use the fetus as evidence for a sexual assault trial.
    House Bill 206, introduced by state Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R), would charge a rape victim who ended her pregnancy with a third-degree felony for "tampering with evidence."

    “The bill turns victims of rape and incest into felons and forces them to become incubators of evidence for the state,” he said. “According to Republican philosophy, victims who are ‘legitimately raped’ will now have to carry the fetus to term in order to prove their case.“

    Interesting that last summer a "legitimate rape" would not cause pregnancy because of some magic juices. Now they woant to claim it is only rape if you can, will and have to incubate evidence.
    That is absolutely sickening. Sounds like it's just another way to circumvent Roe v Wade and push a pro-life agenda or a way to stop prosecuting rapists. Who is going to pay for the counseling and therapy that many of these women would require to deal with being pregnant as a result of rape?
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    Kelly Helleson, Texas Trooper Suspected Of 'Humiliating' Body Cavity Search, Faces Firing (VIDEO)

    On July 13, Helleson was asked by another trooper to search the two women because they were "acting weird" during a traffic stop. The women claim that they were then subjected to a "humiliating" body cavity search that included Helleson using her fingers to search inside both of their genital areas, KVUE reports.
    "I was molested, I was violated, I was humiliated in front of other traffic," Angel Dobbs told KVUE. "I had to watch my niece go through the same thing and I could not protect her at that point."

    I have followed this story a bit. In addition to the body cavity search in public the officer used the same gloves for both women and did anal then vaginal checks.
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    The officer needs to be terminated and put on trial for sexual assault.
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    Quote from aknottedyarn
    Many of us have intimate knowledge of rape, either our own, or a friend, relative, or co-worker.
    & our patients
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    & our patients
    So true. Thank you for the reminder. I also failed to mention the fact that anyone we come in contact may have been the victim or the survivor of rape. The shallow comments we hear flying around about rape and publicized by media must have an impact on many who suffer. The ignorance of one Congressman is now used in memes all over facebook, in cartoons, comedians routines, and of course all over every media news, and views.

    Obviously the story of the rape does not end. It effects so many aspects of lives. The person could be your patient as a result of the rape, PTSD or other psych. response, or totally unrelated to the rape and still impact their response to needing help whether in hospital or elsewhere.

    We need to have every person understand what sexual abuse is. Obviously in the case of the Texas Trooper either she did not know, actually could have been abused, and/or was a sexual offender who had not been caught. It is a strong reminder that rape is about power.
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    Lawmakers show support for 'rape is rape’ billÂ*that strengthens penalty for forced anal and oral sex - NY Daily News

    ALBANY — State legislative leaders said they are prepared to pass a bill to strengthen the state’s rape laws.
    The “rape is rape” bill has been championed by Lydia Cuomo, a Bronx schoolteacher who was viciously raped by a gun-wielding city cop in 2011. She broke her silence about the assault in an exclusive interview that the Daily News published on Monday.
    The proposed law would add forced anal and oral sex to the state’s rape statutes, toughening current laws that classify the vile attacks as criminal sex acts, not rape.
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    I just heard this on the radio. She is a truly brave woman who has become an activist.
    "Brave Miss World": Raped Before Winning ’98 Title, Linor Abargil Campaigns Against Sexual Violence

    Linor Abargil, an Israeli national, was crowned Miss World in 1998 just two months after she was abducted and raped in Italy.

    After winning the title, Abargil would go to become a global advocate in the fight against sexual violence. Her story from rape victim, to Miss World, to global activist is told in the new documentary film, "Brave Miss World." We’re joined by the film’s director, Cecilia Peck, and its producer, Inbal Lessner. ...

    http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/1...before_winning
    Former "Miss World" Reaches Out To Fellow Rape Survivors
    ... Rape survivor Linor Abargil is on a mission of reaching out to fellow survivors. She has spent the last three years traveling the world to talk about what happened to her, and urging others to speak. “The only way we can help each other and make a change in our society is by telling our stories,” Linor says. We have followed her journey for a documentary, slated for release in 2012.

    “The most important thing you can do as a rape survivor is to seek help,” Linor says. “I encourage you to call your local rape crisis center, and other organizations that care for rape victims. Your identity will be anonymous there. You need to speak to someone, and even if you can’t turn to your family, at least call for professional help. It’s so important.” ...

    http://linorspeaksout.com/
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    Edmonton Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign: 'Don't Be That Guy' So Effective City Relaunches With New Posters (PHOTOS)

    “The blunt language and challenging images are meant to draw attention to our core message, and that’s that sexual contact without ongoing and active consent is sexual assault,” Lise Gotell, chairwoman of women studies at the University of Alberta told the Edmonton Journal.
    CTV Edmonton reports that 40 per cent of sexual assaults in Edmonton in 2011 were investigated by the Sexual Assault section of the EPS, and of those, 51 per cent involved alcohol.

    The campaign has been so popular, many other cities in Canada and around the world inquiring about the posters and using them in bar and club bathrooms, transit stations and campus facilities. According to the Globe and Mail the number of reported sexual assaults fell by 10 per cent last year in Vancouver, after the ads were featured around the city. It was the first time in several years that there was a drop in sexual assault activity.

    Edmonton poster campaign targets sexual offenders
    One of the new posters features an image of two young men sitting on a bed with the wording “It’s not sex ... when he changes his mind.”

    I do hope the US picks up on this. I know South Africa also has a huge problem.


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