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Here's What Happens When You Get a Rape Kit Exam

Updated: July 22, 4:00 p.m.

Getting a rape kit collected is no picnic. The process can last up to four hours, and involves getting poked, prodded, swabbed and photographed in exactly the places a rape victim would have been violated in an attack. 397 more words

Women Need To Be Educated About Sexual Consent -- Right Now They Aren’t

Janet Bloomfield | Thought Catalog | June 15, 2014

When Lara Stemple, a researcher at UCLA looked at the latest National Crime Victimization Survey, she was shocked to see that men experienced rape and sexual assault almost as frequently as women, and that women were often the perpetrators. 838 more words

Male "Power" And "Privilege"

#SUNYSA Task Force for Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence

This video left me in tears (http://blog.petflow.com/this-disgusts-me-would-you-stop-to-help-this-woman/)! As a survivor of domestic violence, I am saddened by the lack of response from the individuals in this video! 352 more words

DOJ, Groups in Tussle Over Discrimination by Religious Groups Receiving Government Grants

It’s long been the case under Title VII that a religious organization can refuse to hire individuals who don’t subscribe to the organization’s mission. But now the Obama administration faces the issue of whether grant recipients can hire and fire based on a person’s faith. 116 more words

“N.J. Judges Told to Ignore Rights in Abuse TROs”: A Retrospective Look at Vicious Restraining Order Policies 20 Years Later

Among the challenges of exposing crookedness in the adjudication of restraining orders is credibility. Power rules, and the people who’ve been abused typically have none. Their plaints are discounted or dismissed. 2,625 more words

Restraining Order Abuse

BethAnne Nelson: Humanity at the Border

 It is an act of peace, a necessary act of justice, for us to provide care to them when they are in need. 

Immigration is a peace and justice issue.

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Human Rights

How many Bolivians are dying because foodies love quinoa?

By Virginia Heffernan

A long time ago, “Bolivian marching powder” meant cocaine.

Now it could mean quinoa. Quinoa is a massive crop that for millennia has honed its extraterrestrial nutritional powers in the dizzying altitudes of the Andes. 844 more words

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