Tag Archives: Sex Crimes

Dave Zirin : Steubenville and the Bond Between Jock Culture and Rape Culture

Image from Serious Insanity. The verdict:Steubenville shows the bondbetween jock culture and rape culture ”I think that if rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it.” — Bob Knight, Hall of Fame basketball coach, 1988. By Dave Zirin / TThe Rag … finish reading Dave Zirin : Steubenville and the Bond Between Jock Culture and Rape Culture

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Jordan Flaherty : Challenging Louisiana’s ‘Crime Against Nature’ Law

Harassment of New Orleans sex workers. Photo from ColorLines.Justice Dept. calls law discriminatory:Victims fight Louisiana’s repressive‘Crime Against Nature’ statute Legal action comes with increased scrutiny from the federal government over the conduct of the New Orleans Police Department. By Jordan … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Challenging Louisiana’s ‘Crime Against Nature’ Law

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Dave Lindorff : The Strange Case of Interpol’s Red Alert

A supporter of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange holds up a placard outside the City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London. Photo from The Hindu / AP. UPDATE: A British judge granted bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday, saying … finish reading Dave Lindorff : The Strange Case of Interpol’s Red Alert

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Scandal in the Church : Time for Pope to Depart?

In 1294, Pope Celestine V issued a decree making it permissible for a Pope to resign. Then he resigned. Detail from portrait of Celestine V, artist unknown.There is historical precedent:Should Benedict apologize and resign? By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag … finish reading Scandal in the Church : Time for Pope to Depart?

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A Real Crime : How the Law Treats Sex Workers in New Orleans

‘Crimes against nature’:Prosecuting sex workers in New Orleans More than half of the people on Louisiana’s Sex Offender Registry — which was designed for rapists and child molesters — are indigent women convicted of sex work. By Jordan Flaherty / … finish reading A Real Crime : How the Law Treats Sex Workers in New Orleans

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Forced Prostitution in Mexico : Lost Women of the Narcoguerra

“Sex Slave” by Vangobot / Pop Art Machine.Organized crime in Mexico:Massive transnational sex trade The networks of traffickers in women use Mexico as a bridge to move teens to the U.S. and Canada where they are sold and sexually exploited. … finish reading Forced Prostitution in Mexico : Lost Women of the Narcoguerra

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Roman Holiday : Fatty, Woody and Polanski, Oh My!

Buster Keaton, Fatty Arbuckle and Al St. John. Silent screen giants, 1917.Hollywood’s patriarchal license His artistic defenders cling to the slim excuses the situation affords. It was a youthful indiscretion. It was, but not for Polanski. By Carl R. Hultberg … finish reading Roman Holiday : Fatty, Woody and Polanski, Oh My!

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Rape Not Just South Africa’s Problem

Women place white flowers outside parliament during a demonstration in Cape Town. Photo from AFP. While the South African numbers may be particularly high, this is a worldwide problem. Men… have been brought up to believe that women are second-class … finish reading Rape Not Just South Africa’s Problem

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Sex Crimes in the White House

Fernando Botero / Abu Ghraib 57, 2005. Image © Fernando Botero, courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York.Abu Ghraib and the Sexualization of TortureBy Naomi Wolf / July 7, 2008 Naomi Wolf is a best-selling author and essayist. NEW YORK – Sex … finish reading Sex Crimes in the White House

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