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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What Causes Rape?

Via Shameless Magazine.

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

New Study on Women

The Obama administration just released a new report on the status of women in the U.S. - you can find it here (pdf). While I intend to disgorge a lot of thoughts in the near future about the recent spate of republican attacks on women, this report has some (generally) encouraging news: The rate of rape against females age 12 or older, as defined by…

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Friday, February 04, 2011

Community Conversations

Two distinct rape culture events seemed to happen this week, and even if they aren't related technically, they seem related in my head. Apologies if the linkages between them seem stretched. The first is good news, everyone - the language in H.R. 3 to redefine rape for the purposes of federal abortion funding has been removed. This is a very, very…

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Is this real?

I haven’t had enough time yet to check this out at any depth, but can anyone tell me if this is for real? The House GOP’s Plan to Redefine Rape. With this legislation, which was introduced last week by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Republicans propose that the rape exemption be limited to “forcible rape.” This would rule out federal…

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Bad Science…how we hate you

This weekend my roommate showed me an awesome documentary called The Joy of Stat.  It’s narrated by the Swedish professor Hans Rosling, who is hilarious and poignant.  If you don’t mind some math puns, I recommend it for everyone.  It’s only about an hour long, and it’s got a lot of cool stuff in it. The part of…

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