It’s Called Rape Culture

n today’s not at all shocking episode of Christian pastors blaming women’s own bodies for their sexual abuse, extremist Kevin Swanson has his moment. According to Swanson, Larry Nassar, who was convicted of sexually assaulting underage girls did so because gymnastics contains “a fair amount of immodesty.” I guess those 8 year olds should just stop with their sexy shoulder baring hair buns?

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 WEST HAVEN, Utah — When Natalie Richard’s sixth-grade daughter told her she couldn’t say “no” if a boy asked her to dance at Kanesville Elementary’s Valentine’s Day dance, she didn’t believe it at first.
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 SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The mayor of a small Pennsylvania town is standing by its volunteer fire company’s re-election of a registered sex offender as its fire chief.

Chief Roger Gilbert Jr. was convicted in 2001 of sexual intercourse with a 4-year-old girl and is listed in the state’s Megan’s Law database, The (Corry) Journal reported Saturday . Court records show Gilbert is a felon who completed a five- to 10-year sentence for “involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.”
Climate change could soon be scrubbed from history… at least in Idaho classrooms. Republicans on the House of Education Committee voted today to remove the effects humans have on global warming from textbooks. What do you think about the idea?

The Arizona Legislature is considering a bill that would provide incarcerated women with an unlimited supply of feminine hygiene products, including tampons, pads, cups and sponges.

Currently, incarcerated women automatically get 12 free pads each month. They must ask an officer if they need more and may possess up to 24 at a time. Unlike in other states, if they want tampons, they must buy them.

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“Black women should be a priority. Just by the numbers, more Black women died as a result of intimate partner violence than Black men get killed by the police.” -Sunn m’Cheaux

“Not only do we have to fight THE man, we have to fight OUR man.” -Ibora Ase

“At the end of the day, we have a common goal, which is ultimately liberation, but at the very least the well-being and safety of our sisters.” -Niecee X Asantewaa

#dontBSyourself | Black Women’s Defense League | VICE | Wilbert Cooper

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On a surface-mine-turned-farm in Mingo County, West Virginia, former coal miner Wilburn Jude plunks down three objects on the bed of his work truck: a piece of coal, a sponge, and a peach. He’s been tasked with bringing in items that represent his life’s past, present, and future. “This is my heritage right here,” he says, picking up the coal. Since the time of his Irish immigrant great-grandfathers, all the males in his family have been miners.

William J Jackson Tonya Harvey, a 35-year-old transgender woman, was fatally shot on Tuesday in Buffalo, New York, in what is at least the third homicide of a transgender person in the United States so far this year.

 A two-time convicted rapist who police say is at high-risk to reoffend has been released after serving his complete jail time.

Toronto police Const. Meaghan Gray warned the public that Ronald Peter Tibando, 46, will be living in Toronto after his release from prison on Thursday.

Police say the raids were meant to combat human trafficking, but haven’t made any arrests from the raids and police have not provided evidence of human trafficking to the public. On Monday, the Police Department and the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control said that there were acts of prostitution, “lewd acts” and drug use, according to the New Orleans Advocate. Four of the targeted clubs have reached settlements with state officials and will be able to serve alcohol again, according to the New Orleans Advocate. The clubs will pay fines between $5,000 and $7,500.
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