The Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, has today (14 August 2017) been hearing a case involving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) brought by Victoria Legal Aid. Two people who did not want ECT had the treatment ordered by the Mental Health Tribunal, and their appeals were rejected by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. 375 more words
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[Update 16 May 2017: the BBC has rejected a complaint I submitted about the story. Its response includes a blatant untruth. The piece is still online and, so far as I can see, unchanged. 1,180 more words
Artist Adam Zyglis (The Buffalo Post) depicts Senator Gillibrand in her efforts to change military policy.
Senator Kristin Gillibrand of New York has been working for 3 years to pass a bill that would shift the prosecution of military sexual assaults to military lawyers, and out of the hands of the military chain of command. 32 more words
Doonesbury’s Gary Trudeau dedicates more than 100 pages to the story of one soldier who experienced sexual assault by a commanding officer.