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Nov 19, 2014 A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

QUOTE: UVA's emphasis on honor is so pronounced that since 1998, 183 people have been expelled for honor-code violations such as cheating on exams. And yet paradoxically, not a single student at UVA has ever been expelled for sexual assault. "Think about it," says Susan Russell, whose UVA daughter's sexual-assault report helped trigger a previous federal investigation. "In what world do you get kicked out for cheating, but if you rape someone, you can stay?"

Rolling Stone
May 27, 2014 Who Wants Free Love Anyway?

QUOTE: Nowhere are the middleman’s limitations more evident than dating websites. Consider, for instance, that they don’t even do the thing we perhaps most want them to do: vet potential matches for truthfulness.

New York Times
May 22, 2014 Why colleges fail at investigating and punishing sex crimes (Op-Ed)

QUOTE: the demise of in loco parentis left colleges in an uncertain and awkward position. If they now had little or no control over student conduct, what role should they play — if any — when students misbehaved? And what if students acted in ways that would be criminal in broader society?...The disciplinary systems of colleges, designed to deal with plagiarism and roommate spats, have proved utterly inadequate to deal with the more serious issue of sexual assault.

Los Angeles Times
Jul 12, 2013 Iowa court reaffirms it was OK to fire 'irresistible' worker

QUOTE: found that the firing of Nelson "did not amount to unlawful discrimination." He said that Nelson's arguments warranted serious consideration, but the court found a distinction between an employment decision based on personal relations and one based on gender itself.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Mar 12, 2012 Limbaugh and One-Way Wantonness (Op-Ed)

QUOTE: When attacking a woman by questioning her sexual mores, there’s a smorgasbord of slurs, and you can take your rancid pick. Help me out here: where are the comparable nouns for men? What’s a male slut? A role model, in some cases. In others, a presidential candidate.

New York Times
Feb 27, 2012 Yoga and Sex Scandals: No Surprise Here

QUOTE: After accusations of sexual impropriety with female students, John Friend, the founder of Anusara, one of the world’s fastest-growing styles, told followers that he was stepping down for an indefinite period...Yoga teachers and how-to books seldom mention that the discipline began as a sex cult — an omission that leaves many practitioners open to libidinal surprise.

New York Times
Jul 30, 2011 In Afghanistan, Rage at Young Lovers

QUOTE: It was the beginning of an Afghan love story that flouted dominant traditions of arranged marriages and close family scrutiny, a romance between two teenagers of different ethnicities that tested a village’s tolerance for more modern whims of the heart...An angry crowd of 300 surged around them, calling them adulterers and demanding that they be stoned to death or hanged.

New York Times
Jul 11, 2011 Polygamist, Under Scrutiny in Utah, Plans Suit to Challenge Law

QUOTE: The lawsuit is not demanding that states recognize polygamous marriage. Instead...will ask the federal courts to tell states that they cannot punish polygamists for their own “intimate conduct” so long as they are not breaking other laws, like those regarding child abuse, incest or seeking multiple marriage licenses.

New York Times
May 25, 2011 Irish Church's Forgotten Victims Take Case to U.N.

QUOTE: An estimated 30,000 women were sent to church-run laundries, where they were abused and worked for years with no pay... No one has taken responsibility for what happened in the laundries.

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 11, 2011 A Rite of Torture for Girls

QUOTE: (Infibulation) is one of the most pervasive human rights abuses worldwide, with three million girls mutilated each year in Africa alone... The challenge is that this is a form of oppression that women themselves embrace and perpetuate.

New York Times
Apr 19, 2011 Parents, don't dress your girls like tramps

QUOTE: Abercrombie & Fitch came under fire this spring for introducing the "Ashley," a push-up bra for girls who normally are too young to have anything to push up… It's easy to blast companies for introducing the sexy wear, but our ire really should be directed at the parents who think low rise jeans for a second grader is cute.

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)
Oct 08, 2009 Letterman didn't violate his company's harassment policy: The scandal points to a gray area in office policies. Many businesses have yet to clarify guidelines for workplace relationships.

QUOTE: Americans generally say it's inappropriate for someone to enter sexual relationships with office subordinates... But such actions aren't necessarily grounds for discipline, although they can cause deep concern within organizations.

Christian Science Monitor
Oct 03, 2009 It's a touchy subject on campus: 'sexiled' students

QUOTE: Tufts, a liberal arts college near Boston founded in 1852, is believed to be the first university to explicitly forbid sex in the presence of roommates...

Los Angeles Times
Aug 26, 2009 He Lied, She Lied

QUOTE: Both men and women fib, falsify and deceive. Just not about the same things.

Aug 18, 2009 Family Code Gets Nudge, but Women Seek a Push (Tangier Journal)

QUOTE: Despite an important reform of Morocco’s family code in 2004, pressed upon a reluctant Parliament by the young king, Muhammad VI, sex outside marriage is not recognized in Morocco, any more than homosexuality is.

New York Times
Mar 26, 2009 A Vaccine Debate Once Focused on Sex Shifts as Boys Join the Target Market

QUOTE: medical authorities recommended that they receive it [the Gardasil vaccine--Ed.] at age 11 or 12 to protect them before they start having sex. Critics worried that vaccinating children would send a subtle signal that their parents assumed they would become sexually active and that it would give youngsters a false sense of security.

Washington Post
Jan 03, 2009 A Rise in Efforts to Spot Abuse in Youth Dating

QUOTE: Her death in 2007 in Indianapolis is one of several stemming from abuse in teenage dating relationships that have spurred states and communities to search for new ways to impress on adolescents — and their parents and teachers — the warning signs of dangerous dating behavior and what actions are not acceptable or healthy.

New York Times
Oct 23, 2008 Woman Arrested After Killing Virtual Ex-Husband

QUOTE: arrested on suspicion of hacking into the game where she killed her once-virtual husband, authorities said.

Sep 10, 2008 Naughty Nursing Homes: Is it time to let the elderly have more sex?

QUOTE: Sexual desire may wane with age, but it doesn't disappear. For Slate's 2007 "Sex issue," Daniel Engber reported on sexual expression in nursing homes—a thorny issue for doctors worried about whether their senile patients are capable of informed consent.

Jun 11, 2008 Operation Lets Muslim Women Reclaim Virginity

QUOTE: The domestic drama has gripped France. The groom, an unidentified engineer in his 30s, left the nuptial bed and announced to the still partying wedding guests that his bride had lied...The next day, he approached a lawyer about annulling the marriage. The bride, then a nursing student in her 20s, confessed and agreed to an annulment...In secular, republican France, the case touches on several delicate subjects: the intrusion of religion into daily life; the grounds for dissolution of a marriage; and the equality of the sexes.

New York Times
May 15, 2008 Woman indicted in deadly MySpace hoax

QUOTE: Prosecutors allege that Drew and the others violated MySpace's terms of service by using false information to create the account so they could "harass, abuse or harm" Meier, according to the indictment.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Apr 24, 2008 Singing Falsetto (The Ethicist)

QUOTE: [1] I produced a recording for a singing student’s application to a college’s professional music program. Her singing was passable but not great...Computer technology enables me to make even the worst singer sound professional, but if I employ it, do I defraud the college? [2] I am a 61-year-old male about to resume dating after a long hiatus...Does integrity require me to divulge this experience of 40 years ago (whether asked or not) to a potential sex partner?

New York Times
Mar 21, 2008 An Agent, a Green Card, and a Demand for Sex

QUOTE: No one knows how widespread sexual blackmail is, but the case echoes other instances of sexual coercion that have surfaced in recent years...And it raises broader questions about the system’s vulnerability to corruption at a time when millions of noncitizens live in a kind of legal no-man’s land, increasingly fearful of seeking the law’s protection.

New York Times
Jan 16, 2008 Montgomery Defends Sex Education Plan in Court

QUOTE: The plaintiffs, a coalition of groups that oppose homosexuality on religious grounds, [claim that the] lessons on sexual orientation violate state stating that homosexuality is innate, a conclusion that has been rejected in the state courts. And a new video on the correct use of a condom, which includes allusions to oral and anal sex, violates a legal provision that bars schools from teaching "erotic technique."

Washington Post
Dec 19, 2007 Jamie Lynn Spears pregnancy raises legal questions

QUOTE: The announced pregnancy of Jamie Lynn Spears -- the 16-year-old children's television star and younger sister of beleaguered pop star Britney Spears -- is casting new light on how states deal with the thorny issue of consensual sex among teens.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Nov 28, 2007 A Hoax Turned Fatal Draws Anger but No Charges

QUOTE: In response to the events, the local Board of Aldermen on Wednesday unanimously passed a measure making Internet harassment a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine and 90 days in jail.

New York Times
Nov 24, 2007 Saudi government: Rape victim had illegal affair

QUOTE: The 19-year-old woman was initially sentenced to 90 lashes for meeting with the man...The seven attackers, who abducted the pair and raped her, received sentences ranging from 10 months to five years in jail....She was convicted of violating the kingdom's Islamic law by not having a male guardian with her.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Oct 21, 2007 Acting Like a Usual Suspect

QUOTE: But behavioral profiling, highly nuanced, draws heavily from cognitive psychology and, often, on the personal experiences with previous crimes and the subjective interpretations of the profilers.

New York Times
Oct 12, 2007 Legal or Not, Abortion Rates Compare

QUOTE: A comprehensive global study of abortion has concluded that abortion rates are similar in countries where it is legal and those where it is not, suggesting that outlawing the procedure does little to deter women seeking it.

New York Times
Sep 27, 2007 Public affection: How much is too much?

QUOTE: Though Gere's behavior was tame by American standards, it was deemed obscene in India, where such public displays of affection (also known as PDA) are frowned upon....Marguerite Salmon, a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Francisco, outlines a three-step plan for being in a relationship with someone whose sensitivity to PDA is not in sync with yours.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jun 18, 2007 Pigs With Cellphones, but No Condoms

QUOTE: Representatives for both Fox and CBS confirmed that they had refused the [Trojan] ads ....“It’s so hypocritical for any network in this culture to go all puritanical on the subject of condom use when their programming is so salacious,” said Mark Crispin Miller, a media critic who teaches at New York University.

New York Times
Jun 11, 2007 Judge Throws Out Sentence in Teen Sex Case

QUOTE: A Georgia Superior Court judge today ordered the release of Genarlow Wilson, who has served two years of 10-year prison sentence for having consensual oral sex with another teenager at a party when he was 17.

New York Times
May 20, 2007 Indians Divided on Kissing A Cultural Taboo Goodbye: Debate Over Displays of Affection Mirrors Broader Differences

QUOTE: "Moral police," sometimes organized by regional Hindu nationalist parties and sometimes just vigilantes with a point of view, have been increasingly on the prowl recently. Last month, Hindu extremist mobs attacked Star TV offices in Mumbai, the cultural capital of the country, for airing a story on an interfaith couple who had eloped.

Washington Post
May 02, 2007 Lawful incest may be on its way

QUOTE: If the [Supreme] court meant what it said in Lawrence -- that states are barred from "making . . . private sexual conduct a crime" -- it will not take that long for laws criminalizing incest to go by the board as well. Impossible? That's what they used to say about normalizing homosexuality and legalizing same-sex marriage.

Boston Globe
Apr 22, 2007 Foreign Affairs: Does the CIA have a double standard when its spies cozy up to foreigners? Veteran female officers speak out. An exclusive report.

QUOTE: The group ranged from young recruits to some of the CIA's most experienced, most decorated female case officers. All agreed on one thing: They had been driven out of the agency for intimate affairs and close friendships with foreign nationals, while male counterparts in similar situations had gotten off scot free.

US News & World Report
Jan 28, 2007 Dinner, Movie -- and a Background Check -- for Online Daters

QUOTE: The growth of the dating-security industry is part of the evolution of the Internet, where every powerful tool such as online banking or e-mail comes with a dark side of data theft and spam messages. MySpace, which started as a way for kids to exchange likes and dislikes, recently set up checks against sex-offender registries. By comparison, dating sites have been slow to adopt safety-filtering measures; few dating sites conduct their own background checks on members and only one seeks to verify marital status.

Washington Post
Jan 20, 2007 Temporary 'Enjoyment Marriages' In Vogue Again With Some Iraqis

QUOTE: ..."mutaa," or enjoyment marriage, a temporary union believed by Shiite Muslims to be sanctioned by Islamic law...."It's a cover for prostitution," said Um Akram, a women's rights activist in Baghdad. "Some women, because they don't want to be prostitutes, they think that this is legal because it's got some kind of religious cover.

Washington Post
Jan 19, 2007 Many in Senate Back Mandatory HPV Vaccination: Legislation Part of Growing Effort to Combat Cervical Cancer by Inoculating Middle School Girls

QUOTE: "Nearly half of the Maryland Senate has signed onto legislation introduced yesterday to mandate that middle school girls receive a new vaccine for cervical cancer."

Washington Post
Nov 10, 2006 Prison inmate wants personal ad replies (Police blotter)

QUOTE: A Wisconsin prison inmate says he has the First Amendment right to receive printouts of e-mail replies to his online personal ad.
Nov 07, 2006 Vaccine for Girls Raises Thorny Issues

QUOTE: "Amy Groff has heard all about the new vaccine that guards girls against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer. But the Cincinnati mother has no interest in getting her 11-year-old inoculated."

Washington Post
Aug 24, 2006 Morning After Pill Is Cleared for Wider Sales

QUOTE: The Food and Drug Administration today approved over-the-counter sales of the “morning-after” contraceptive pill to women 18 and older, resolving one of the most contentious issues in the agency’s 100-year history.

New York Times
Aug 01, 2006 F.D.A. Shifts View on Next-Day Pill

QUOTE: The Food and Drug Administration said yesterday that it was moving toward endorsing sale of the morning-after pill without a prescription for women 18 and older, signaling what may be the end of one of the most stubborn health policy debates of the Bush administration.

New York Times
Jul 12, 2006 Failure to Tell Partner of HIV Can Bring Criminal Prosecution

QUOTE: the Superior Court has ruled that HIV-positive Pennsylvanians accused of not telling their consensual sexual partners they have the virus can be charged with reckless endangerment.

Legal Intelligencer
May 25, 2006 Expectations Clash in Dating Service Lawsuits

QUOTE: from Great Expectations...the old-fashioned, non-Internet dating service suckered them into paying thousands of dollars, and then refused a refund...
Mar 01, 2006 Unintended Pregnancy Linked to State Funding Cuts: First-of-Its-Kind Study Cites Impact On Teenage Girls and Poor Women

QUOTE: At a time when policymakers have made reducing unintended pregnancies a national priority, 33 states have made it more difficult or more expensive for poor women and teenagers to obtain contraceptives and related medical services...

Washington Post
Feb 01, 2006 Splitting the Bill: A Great Divide

QUOTE: No matter how often Miss Manners points out that the decorous method is to take turns being the host (this had to be done coyly under the old system -- the lady offered a home-cooked meal or claimed to have been given theater tickets -- but it was done), some ladies insist on splitting every cost, while others never reciprocate. And some married couples never merge financially.

Washington Post
Dec 09, 2005 Nude 'profile' yields Yahoo suit (Police blotter)

QUOTE: Cecilia Barnes sued Yahoo after ex-boyfriend allegedly posted a personal profile with nude photos of Barnes and her work contact information .... [The]Case [was] dismissed.
Nov 25, 2005 Legal flap over secret sex video (Police blotter)

QUOTE: When she was 16, an unnamed woman...had sex with her 17-year old boyfriend, who secretly taped the event...The unusual twist is that Jane Doe is claiming that her ex-boyfriend violated federal wiretapping laws in two ways: first, when making the surreptitious recording, and second, when distributing it.

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