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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 13, 2013 Military rape victims: Stop blaming us
QUOTE: McCoy was one of four alleged victims who testified Wednesday about a problem the military has acknowledged. About 19,000 men and women suffer sexual assault each year in the military, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said, though he noted that only about 3,200 assaults were reported.
CNN (Cable News Network) Mar 04, 2013 Embattled Scottish Cardinal O'Brien apologizes for 'my sexual conduct'
QUOTE: A Scottish cardinal who had earlier challenged allegations of sexual impropriety -- claims that once again shined an international spotlight on alleged sexual abuse involving Roman Catholic clergy -- reversed course Sunday and apologized....Two Italian publications said Benedict, 85, resigned not because of his advanced age but because of a brewing scandal over the blackmail of gay priests by male prostitutes in Rome.
CNN (Cable News Network) Dec 05, 2012 Rape is shredding Syria's social fabric
QUOTE: Honor killings, forced marriages and divorce are just a few of the ways shame is destroying lives in Syria. There is also suicide when the shame becomes too much to bear....The unending "dishonor" and manipulation of Syrians through sexualized violence is committed by all sides, although the majority of our reports indicate government perpetrators.
CNN (Cable News Network) Nov 11, 2012 BBC Chairman Says Network Needs Radical Overhaul
QUOTE: The BBC’s chairman said Sunday that the broadcasting organization was in a “ghastly mess” as a result of its bungled coverage of a decades-old sexual abuse scandal and in need of a fundamental shake-up.
New York Times Oct 18, 2012 Boy Scout Files Detail Decades of Abuse Accusations
QUOTE: Regrets and recriminations about how the Boy Scouts of America have policed the ranks of its scoutmasters and other volunteers to guard against sexual predators — and how they have often failed — echo through the thousands of pages of internal documents, police files and newspaper clippings....They do not suggest that scouting was riddled with sexual stalkers.
New York Times Aug 23, 2012 Raped, pregnant and ordeal not over
QUOTE: in the vast majority of states -- 31 -- men who father through rape are able to assert the same custody and visitation rights to their children that other fathers enjoy. When no law prohibits a rapist from exercising these rights, a woman may feel forced to bargain away her legal rights to a criminal trial in exchange for the rapist dropping the bid to have access to her child.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jul 23, 2012 Why the NCAA’s Sanctions on Penn State are just dead wrong
QUOTE: The punishment levied by Emmert was nothing less than an extra-legal, extra-judicial imposition into the affairs of a publicly funded campus...Take a step back from the hysteria and just think about what took place: Penn State committed no violations of any NCAA by-laws.
Nation May 08, 2012 Tortured Afghan teen on attackers: 'The same should be done to them'
QUOTE: Under Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001, women were banned from classrooms, politics or employment. Women who wanted to leave home had to be escorted by a male relative and were forced to wear burqas. Those who disobeyed were publicly beaten....Rights groups have cited advances since then....But stories of honor killings, poisoned wells at girls schools and disfigurements persist.
CNN (Cable News Network) Mar 06, 2012 Female service members sue U.S. military for alleged rape, sexual assault
QUOTE: '"Although defendants testified before Congress and elsewhere that they have 'zero tolerance' for rape and sexual assault, their conduct and the facts demonstrate the opposite: They have a high tolerance for sexual predators in their ranks, and 'zero tolerance' for those who report rape, sexual assault and harassment," according to the lawsuit...'
CNN (Cable News Network) Feb 24, 2012 Attorneys: Cardinal ordered memo on priests destroyed
QUOTE: A Philadelphia archdiocese official on trial for allegedly covering up the sexual abuse of children has asked a court to throw out charges against him based on a 1994 memo showing Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua ordered a list of suspected abusive Catholic priests to be destroyed. Attorneys for Monsignor William Lynn asked a Philadelphia court to dismiss charges of conspiracy and child endangerment based on documents that Lynn had informed his superiors -- including the cardinal -- that priests in the archdiocese were assaulting children.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jan 29, 2012 Words matter in Penn State perjury case
QUOTE: the story began with an assistant coach at Penn State, Mike McQueary, who testified that nearly 10 years ago he walked in on former coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a young boy in the football team's locker room showers. McQueary, who was a graduate assistant at the time, said he had no doubt that he witnessed "severe sexual acts" that were wrong and "over the lines." Yet, as a transcript shows, each time McQueary's story was told it became less specific, until others at the end of the line reacted as if what he had seen was no big deal.
CNN (Cable News Network) Dec 17, 2011 Karzai: Freed rape victim has choice to marry attacker
QUOTE: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that a rape victim freed from prison after he intervened on her behalf has the right to make her own choice about whether to marry her attacker....Karzai said the West should have confidence in Afghanistan's judicial processes after international forces withdraw.
CNN (Cable News Network) Nov 11, 2011 On Campus, a Law Enforcement System to Itself
QUOTE: On most of these campuses, law enforcement is the responsibility of sworn police officers who report to university authorities, not to the public. With full-fledged arrest powers, such campus police forces have enormous discretion in deciding whether to refer cases directly to district attorneys or to leave them to the quiet handling of in-house disciplinary proceedings....But many serious offenses reach neither campus police officers nor their off-campus counterparts because they are directly funneled to administrators.
New York Times Nov 10, 2011 Penn State finally puts university ahead of football by firing Paterno
QUOTE: If the charges against Sandusky are true, Paterno, McQueary, Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz enabled a monster because not a single one of them thought to dial 9-1-1. That is inexcusable, and it speaks to a need to change the power structure and the culture at Penn State.
Sports Illustrated (SI) Sep 03, 2011 Vatican rejects Irish criticism over child sex abuse by priests
QUOTE: The Vatican has rejected criticism that church leaders sought to cover up extensive abuse of young people by priests in Ireland...Kenny claimed the report exposed the Vatican as trying to hinder an inquiry into child sex abuse for its own benefit and said it revealed the "dysfunction, the disconnection, the elitism that dominate the culture of the Vatican to this day."
CNN (Cable News Network) Jul 20, 2011 Stopping wartime sexual abuse - of men
QUOTE: the United Nations (UN) and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) “barely acknowledge” the pervasive sexual violence against men that occurs in modern war....of roughly 4,000 NGOs addressing wartime sexual violence, only 3% mentioned male victims (and usually only in passing).
CNN (Cable News Network) Jul 09, 2011 Scandals Redefine Rules for the Press in Europe
QUOTE: A widening phone-hacking scandal is prompting a broad reassessment of the balance between press freedom and privacy in Britain, even as France grapples with the consequences of its tradition of protecting the powerful.
New York Times Jul 08, 2011 Allegations Link U.S. Companies to Brazilian Sex Tourism
QUOTE: The Justice Department has been conducting a criminal investigation of sports fishing expeditions in the Amazon that may have been used as covers for Americans to have sex with underage girls...
New York Times Jun 23, 2011 Attack of the federal sex police
QUOTE: a seemingly innocuous 19-page letter on April 4 from the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights to colleges and universities....includes a requirement that universities adopt a "preponderance of the evidence" standard of proof for deciding sexual harassment and sexual assault. In other words, in every case of alleged sexual harassment or sexual assault, a disciplinary board must decide on the basis of more likely than not.
New York Post May 20, 2011 Sexual Affronts a Known Hotel Hazard
QUOTE: housekeepers and hotel security experts say that housekeepers have long had to deal with various sexual affronts from male guests, including explicit comments, groping, guests who expose themselves and even attempted rape.
New York Times May 16, 2011 Questions Raised About a Code of Silence
QUOTE: the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is once again challenging the assumption that the private lives of the rich, famous and powerful are off limits to public scrutiny. That the most serious accusation against Mr. Strauss-Kahn is attempted rape, and not just an indiscretion involving a consensual sexual relationship, only adds to a sense on the part of some people in France that the curtain of privacy needs to be lifted.
New York Times May 11, 2011 Activist battles Kenyan tradition of rape 'beading'
QUOTE: Intricate beaded necklaces are a symbol of the Kenyan nation. But to young Samburu girls, the necklaces are a symbol not of national pride, but something much darker, that can lead to rape, unwanted pregnancies -- and even the deaths of newborns...
CNN (Cable News Network) May 10, 2011 Peace Corps Volunteers Speak Out on Rape
QUOTE: a growing group of former Peace Corps volunteers who are speaking out about their sexual assaults, prompting scrutiny from Congress and a pledge from the agency for reform....from 2000 to 2009, on average, 22 Peace Corps women each year reported being the victims of rape or attempted rape...
New York Times May 05, 2011 Alleged rape, killing of gay rights campaigner sparks call for action
QUOTE: A 24-year-old who was stabbed to death in South Africa is the victim of "corrective rape," gay rights activists said Thursday, a crime where men attack lesbians in an attempt to reverse their sexual orientation.
CNN (Cable News Network) Apr 26, 2011 Between Torment and Happiness
QUOTE: “I don’t care if you dress like a guy or a girl or anything, I feel like people should not have to be afraid to go out of their house…” A week before the attack, Maryland’s Senate shelved a measure extending anti-discrimination protections to people who openly change their gender identity.
New York Times Apr 08, 2011 Why is sexual assault on campus tolerated?
QUOTE: Universities in the United States rarely expel students for sexual assault… Because of the way universities handle sexual misconduct, it is often the victim who drops out of school.
CNN (Cable News Network) Apr 01, 2011 'Juju oaths' ensnare trafficking victims mind, body and soul
QUOTE: The head priest’s followers were filled with absolute fear, and that is exactly why Nigerians from this area… are being trafficked by the thousands, generating millions of dollars for their exploiters, who are able to maintain complete control of their victims through the juju oaths – body, mind and soul.
CNN (Cable News Network) Mar 12, 2011 At State-Run Homes, Abuse and Impunity
QUOTE: In hundreds of cases reviewed by The Times, employees who sexually abused, beat or taunted residents were rarely fired, even after repeated offenses, and in many cases, were simply transferred to other group homes run by the state... Only a quarter of sexual abuse cases were reported... Former regulators, employees within the system and advocates have grown increasingly dismayed at what they say is the state’s tolerance of abuse of the residents, whom the state refers to as “consumers” in its records.
New York Times Mar 08, 2011 21 Priests Suspended in Philadelphia
QUOTE: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Tuesday that it had suspended 21 priests from active ministry in connection with accusations that involved sexual abuse or otherwise inappropriate behavior with minors... The archdiocese’s action follows a damning grand jury report issued Feb. 10 that accused the archdiocese of a widespread cover-up of predatory priests, stretching over decades.
New York Times Mar 01, 2011 The Hidden Victims of Wartime Rape
QUOTE: But in its ongoing effort to eradicate rape during conflict, the United Nations continues to overlook a significant imperative: ending wartime sexual assault of men and boys as well.
New York Times Feb 25, 2011 Rapes are Reported in Eastern Congo
QUOTE: “It is used by belligerent parties against civilians, as a weapon of war.” Mr. Giuliano added, “Most of the rapes are committed by opposition groups, and while we call on all to respect civilians, only an end to the conflict can realistically end their plight.”
New York Times Feb 15, 2011 Bedouin Smugglers Abuse Africans Held for Ransom, Israel Group Says
QUOTE: About 1,000 African migrants trying to cross the Sinai Desert from Egypt into Israel have been systematically beaten, raped and held captive for ransom in the past year by the Bedouin smugglers they hired to help them make the journey, an Israeli advocacy organization said Tuesday.
New York Times Feb 15, 2011 Lawsuit Says Military Is Rife With Sexual Abuse
QUOTE: A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the Department of Defense of allowing a military culture that fails to prevent rape and sexual assault, and of mishandling cases that were brought to its attention, thus violating the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights...
New York Times Feb 02, 2011 Sex Scandals in Italy Fuel Discontent of Women
QUOTE: Italy significantly trails European Union counterparts on equality indicators like employment of women or women in leadership positions, and indignant women say the latest scandal [the Berlusconi sex scandal-Ed.] highlights a troubling message: the way for a woman to get ahead in Italy is to sell her soul, if not her body, to powerful men.
New York Times Jan 03, 2011 Afghan women speak out on abuse from behind mask
QUOTE: ...Afghanistan's new revolutionary TV show called "Niqab," meaning "The Mask."...."I was not very sure about the concept and the format, but I was very sure about the mask, you know. Because in Afghanistan, it's very difficult for women to talk about their difficulties and their problems, and the violence they are facing in their home."
CNN (Cable News Network) Dec 22, 2010 Rape victims fear being jailed in Mauritania
QUOTE: Mahjouba was raped in March on the nighttime streets of Mauritania's capital, but she will not bring charges against the man she says did it...According to a local U.N.-funded group working with the victims, the law criminalizes the women instead of their rapists -- and society ostracizes the women.
CNN (Cable News Network) Dec 20, 2010 Man who wrote 'how-to' for pedophiles arrested
QUOTE: Judd said he was frustrated that Greaves' book was protected under freedom of speech laws, even though it was created "specifically to teach people how to sexually molest and rape children."
CNN (Cable News Network) Dec 17, 2010 U.S. must draw the line at pedophilia in Afghanistan
QUOTE: The president should inform our representatives in Afghanistan that although we shall continue to put up with much that we do not condone, there are limits to our accommodations. We shall neither finance nor protect a regime that refuses to act against large-scale sexual abuse of children.
CNN (Cable News Network) Dec 02, 2010 Swedish Court Confirms Arrest Warrant for WikiLeaks Founder
QUOTE: Sweden’s highest court refused on Thursday to allow Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing organization, to appeal a court order seeking his arrest to face questioning over alleged sex crimes...
New York Times May 17, 2010 Extended Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders Is Upheld
QUOTE: In a broad endorsement of federal power, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Congress has the authority under the Constitution to allow the continued civil commitment of sex offenders after they have completed their criminal sentences. The 7-to-2 decision touched off a heated debate among the justices on a question that has lately engaged the Tea Party movement and opponents of the new health care law: What limits does the Constitution impose on Congress’s power to legislate on matters not specifically delegated to it in Article I?
New York Times May 02, 2010 Abuse Case Offers a View of the Vatican’s Politics
QUOTE: it took Cardinal Ratzinger — by then Pope Benedict — until 2006, eight years after the case went before him, to address Father Maciel’s abuses by removing him from priestly duties...And on Saturday, four years after that, the Vatican announced that Benedict would appoint a special delegate to run the powerful worldwide order that Father Maciel founded, the Legionaries of Christ, and establish a commission to examine its constitution.
New York Times Apr 23, 2010 Jury verdict hits Boy Scouts with $18.5 million in punitive damages
QUOTE: An Oregon jury on Friday found the Boy Scouts of America liable for the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old boy more than 25 years ago, returning a verdict of $18.5 million in punitive damages....alleged that though the scout leader was removed, he was allowed to stay on as a volunteer and the abuse continued.
CNN (Cable News Network) Apr 21, 2010 Nike’s Women Problem (Opinionator)
QUOTE: Is there anything creepier than a big, beer-breathed celebrity athlete exposing himself in a night club and hitting on underage girls, all the while protected by an entourage of off-duty cops? Well, yes. It’s the big, corporate sponsor — Nike, in this case — that continues trying to sell product with the creep as their role model.
New York Times Mar 25, 2010 Vatican says it was unaware of alleged American priest abuse
QUOTE: The Vatican said it didn't learn of an American priest accused of molesting up to 200 boys until 20 years after civil authorities investigated -- then dropped -- the case.
CNN (Cable News Network) Mar 24, 2010 Abuse Scandal’s Ripples Spread Across Europe
QUOTE: The fallout from the sexual abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church settled across Europe on Wednesday, as prosecutors said they were weighing criminal charges against a priest suspected of molesting children in Germany, and Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of a bishop accused of mishandling allegations of abuse in Ireland.
New York Times Mar 02, 2010 Abuse Case Rouses India’s Middle Class
QUOTE: Girls are molested all the time in India; powerful officials often abuse their office to avoid criminal prosecution; sclerotic courts are painfully slow and often corrupt. But the case is emblematic of the way India’s growing middle class, egged on by a lively news media hungry for sensational stories, is increasingly unwilling to accept these seemingly immutable truths...
New York Times Sep 11, 2009 Report Notes Sexual Misconduct by Prison Workers
QUOTE: Reports of sexual misconduct by prison staff members with federal inmates doubled over the past eight years, and government watchdogs called Thursday for more training and sensitivity to combat the growing problem.
Washington Post Sep 10, 2009 Many Women Targeted by Faith Leaders, Survey Says (On Faith)
QUOTE: One in every 33 women who attend worship services regularly has been the target of sexual advances by a religious leader, a survey released Wednesday says.
Washington Post Sep 02, 2009 Dugard case: Is California's parole system overstretched?
QUOTE: criminal justice experts say the arrest of Phillip Garrido, a registered sex offender who was under GPS monitoring, for Ms. Dugard's 1991 abduction is just one example of why the state's [California's] parole system needs to be overhauled.
Christian Science Monitor Aug 16, 2009 A bold gambit to reduce demand for child porn: Federal prosecutors and a New York lawyer are persuading courts to order anyone caught with illicit images to pay financial restitution to child victims.
QUOTE: Federal prosecutors are embracing an aggressive approach to fight the spread of child pornography on the Internet, urging judges across the country to order full restitution to identified child victims in cases where the defendant possessed the images but played no role in their creation.
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