Monthly Archives: February 2013

India Reeling after Rape and Murder of Three Young Sisters

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/22/17056657-india-reeling-after-rape-and-murder-of-3-young-sisters?lite This article is simply appalling. To think that the police’s reaction was chalant about three girls going miss is disgraceful. This article incorporates many of the problems that the authors have pointed out in the books that we have … Continue reading

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White House Pushes High Court on Gay Marriage

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/28/17136438-obama-administration-steps-into-gay-marriage-battle#.UTAobKjsBbE.email Breaking News!!! I thought this article was interesting because it is rare that an administration will step in on such a controversial issue as gay marriage. However, this is the second time that the Obama administration has publicly vocalized … Continue reading

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Mother Kills 9-Year-Old Son For Having Small Penis In Indonesia

Though I wish this article gave more details, and described cultural implications, it is certainly an interesting look at a mother’s love. In discussing cultural relativism during this weeks class period, I am anxious to re-evaluate my initial thought of … Continue reading

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University Of North Carolina Routinely Violates Sexual Assault Survivor Rights, Students Claim

There are two articles I found pertaining to this issue. The Huff Post article goes into detail about how UNC is violating all sorts of laws. The first victim Andrea Pino suffered from PTSD after being assaulted at a party, … Continue reading

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LGBT issues in Russia and Poland

This issue is in the news for both countries, causing a huge stir, and pitting gender activists and academics against ultranationalists: Poland   Russia  

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Tribune Business News Reports on Sex Trafficking

Child-sex trafficking a problem in US, Mesa Quigley, Daniel. McClatchy – Tribune Business News [Washington] 29 Dec 2012 This story reports on child-sex trafficking in Mesa Arizona.  It describes a story which is a good example of how some young … Continue reading

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WJCL reporter sheds light on sex trafficking in the US

http://www.thecoastalsource.com/news/local/story/Sex-Trafficking-Part-One/KlbrXoxmuUuDyMTFs0F8IA.cspx In this story a WJCL reporter sheds light on sex trafficking occurring right here in the states.  He interviewed a young women who stated that at 15, she was blackmailed into prostitution.  The young woman was drugged and raped … Continue reading

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Gender Based Hate Crimes in the News

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/05/gay-hate-crime-ucla-sketch_n_2623796.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/gay-hate-crime-in-hancock_n_1639148.html The first story is of an attack that police are calling a “Gay Hate Crime.”  The attack was against a UCLA student.The student was not badly injured but was threatened with a knife and was the subject of … Continue reading

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Kentucky Ban on Discrimination

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/us/vicco-kentucky-passes-ban-on-gay-bias.html?_r=0   I thought this was interesting, especially after writing my recent response paper using the articles we read about Latin America and Turkey. The Latin American LGBT movement has seen a lot of legislation passed of this nature. However, … Continue reading

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Trust awards NGO R2-million grant to combat gender-based violence

Trust awards NGO R2-million grant to combat gender-based violence This article was of particular interest to me because I read a lot of articles that deal with gender based violence. Most of the articles expose the problem by giving statistics, … Continue reading

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