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A #Duggary Post Script

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When we shared this with our friends at church, most of them told me their sons had done the same thing to their daughters so we didn't think it unusual or cause for great concern," said Jim Bob Duggar.

There is not going to be too many postscripts here on the sad and vile story of the Duggars. They are sterling examples of the unavoidable end that twisted thinking brings about. It's not necessary to rehash the full-repudiation of the christian cult responsible for the Duggar Family's behavior, which includes a brand of home schooling that can only ...

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New Nail Polish Technology Raises Important Questions

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Why Rape Prevention Activists Don't Like The New Nail Polish That Can Detect Roofies “I think that anything that can help reduce sexual violence from happening is, in some ways, a really good thing, but I think we need to think critically about why we keep placing the responsibility for preventing sexual assault on young women.” -- Tracey Vitchers, the board chair for Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER) via Think Progress's Tara Culp-Ressler The US Department of Justice says there are about 89,000 rapes are reported each year, but that a whopping 95% or rapes are never reported. There is ...

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Best Essay Explains Misogyny and Rape Culture in a Way that Men Can Understand

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A Gentleman's Guide to Rape Culture  We are so grateful to author and actor Zaron Burnett (@zaron3) and Medium (@medium) for bringing his essay that puts misogyny and rape culture in a feminist perspective. It is a must-read for every young (and old) man, women too. It continues the important conversation that has finally (and thankfully) been thrust onto the front burner due to recent events. Within just a few paragraphs like this one, Zaron transported me back over 40 years ago when these ideas were rightly assumed by the ...

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Wartime Sexual Abuse — of Men and Boys

“Everybody has heard the women’s stories. But nobody has heard the men’s," says Stewart M. Patrick, a senior fellow at the DC-based, non-partisan think tank The Council on Foreign Relations, writing for The Internationalist. His recent report was widely circulated this summer on the startling 22% of males and 30% of females who have been sexually assaulted as a terror tactic and weapon of war used throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lisa F. Jackson's award-winning documentary,  The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, likewise offers disturbing data on this nascent crisis. The film won the Special Jury Prize at ...

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