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Gender Identity Development in Children

​What's the Difference Between Gender and Sex?<p>Being a boy or a girl, for most children, is something that feels very natural. At birth, babies are …

The gender gap: Messages that can affect the way boys and girls grow up | The Independent

"Brilliant: now I know what to get Thomas for Christmas," a friend said recently. At first, I thought she was joking. Her two-year-old son had just …

Parenting
LGBTQI
LGBTQI

Gender bias distorts peer review across fields

Editors are more likely to select reviewers of the same gender.<p>In many scientific fields, women publish fewer papers than men, are less likely to be …

Social Sciences

History of Torture in the United States

In October 2006, President George W. Bush said that the United States "doesn't torture, and isn't going to torture." Three and a half years earlier, …

George W. Bush

USA and Torture: A History of Hypocrisy

After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, the US government authorized the use of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” on …

Does America Still Torture?

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Abu Ghraib: A Torture Story Without a Hero or an Ending

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Al-Qaeda

Ex CIA chief: Military would disobey Trump orders to torture terrorists

The ex-director of the CIA told Bill Maher on "Real Time" that the US military would be forced to disobey the commander in chief if he ordered the …

These Are The 13 'Enhanced Interrogation Techniques' The CIA Used On Detainees

Thirteen "enhanced interrogation techniques" are at the center of the Senate Intelligence Committee report about the CIA's use of harsh interrogation tactics after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. A look at the methods, as listed in a May 30, 2005, Justice Department memo to the CIA:<p><b>1. Abdominal</b> …

Cybercrime
Human Rights

Joint Chiefs Chairman Rejects Trump's Claims That 'Torture Works'

Joint Chiefs Chairman Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford indirectly but strongly rejected Thursday the campaign statements of Republican presidential …

Donald Trump

Contrary to Obama's promises, the US military still permits torture

The United States Army Field Manual (AFM) on interrogation (pdf) has been sold to the American public and the world as a replacement for the brutal torture tactics used by the CIA and the Department of Defense during the Bush/Cheney administration.<p>On 22 January 2009, President Obama released an …

UN Reveals 'Credible and Reliable' Evidence of US Military Torture in Afghanistan

The United Nations revealed Wednesday it has "credible and reliable" evidence that people recently detained at U.S. military prisons in Afghanistan …

Afghanistan
Cybercrime

Bush Administration Ignored Military's Strong Opposition To Torture Program

On Tuesday, President Obama reassured CIA agents that if they interrogated prisoners within the "four corners" of the legal authority given by the Bush administration then they needn't fear prosecution.<p>But a Senate report released on Tuesday night shows that those four corners were constructed <i>after</i> …