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Virginia bathroom bill is even worse than North Carolina’s

The Jan. 5 Metro article “B ill would restrict restroom use in Va. ” reported that Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William) introduced a bill that would mandate discrimination against transgender Virginians. The legislature should reject it.<p>The so-called Physical Privacy Act would make it illegal …

So it turns out that women coders do better than men when you take gender bias out of the equation

As we discussed just a few days ago, the percentage of women working on the tech and engineering side of Silicon Valley is dismal and their …

Man tells of trauma after being raped by three women

Durban - A Hluhluwe man has said he will not be able to forgive the three women who he says raped him.<p>A video of the alleged incident appeared on …

Social Media

Is 'racial profiling' illegal? Depends on where you live

Cologne police have been accused of racial profiling after targeting men of North African appearance on New Year's Eve. In the US racial profiling is …

Halifax police far more likely to stop black people, data shows

New data shows that about 20 per cent of people stopped in police ‘street checks’ in Halifax are black, despite black people making up less than four …

Protest like your basic rights depend on it – because power is taken, never given | Jamia Wilson

The arc of change may be long, but we must keep fighting. Shared values can build momentum, shift culture and even influence policy over time<p>Initially,I didn’t plan to attend the Women’s March on Washington, slated for the day after the inauguration.<p>Though a long-time feminist activist and a …

Rotherham child abuse: Eight jailed for rape and sexual abuse of three girls

<b>Eight men who sexually abused three teenage girls in Rotherham between 1999 and 2003 have been jailed.</b><p>The men are Sageer Hussain, Ishtiaq Khaliq, Waleed Ali, Masoued Malik, Asif Ali, Naeem Rafiq, Basharat Hussain and Mohammed Whied.<p>They were jailed at Sheffield Crown Court, having been convicted of …

Crime

Brazil teenage girl raped by 30 men speaks out

A 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro was drugged and raped by about 30 men, who then posted a video of the attack to social media, in a crime that has shocked Brazil.<p>The alleged victim, her identity hidden, has now spoken about her ordeal.<p>"I was drugged, I was very groggy, there were lots of people …

Traffickers exploiting young refugees in French camps, says Unicef

Report says children have been subjected to sexual violence, and open letter calls on UK to act more quickly<p>Young people in refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk are being sexually exploited and forced to commit crimes by traffickers, according to a Unicef report.<p>The document, which draws on six …

14-year-old girl dies in second shocking double rape case in India

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 14-year-old girl has died in another case of a lower-caste woman allegedly being raped by the same man twice in India.<p>The girl was kidnapped in May by the same suspect who allegedly attacked her in December, according to a police report filed by her parents, a senior Delhi police official …

India

A Teen's Brutal Murder Led Thousands Of Women To Protest Against Gender Violence

Argentinian women went on strike and took to the streets after a 16-year-old was raped and killed, part of a rise of violence against women in the region.<p>MEXICO CITY, Mexico — A multitude of women dressed in black and carrying umbrellas and signs reading #VivasLasQueremos, or “We want them alive,” …

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Although David Lynch didn’t vote for Donald Trump, he said Trump could go down as one of the greatest — or at least most influential — presidents in …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This daughter is concerned her mother is being taken for all she is worth.<p>7:18 p.m. July 1, 2018<p>This man wants to know how they should split their …

Why back-handed benevolence is the most dangerous brand of sexism

No matter how hard people push for gender equality, women are still paid 80 cents for every dollar earned by a man, less likely to move up in the …

This hockey player is making a small gesture for equality and it is beautifully simple

This Swedish ice hockey professional is fighting for equality with a beautifully small gesture.<p>Anders Nilsson painted a Pride flag onto his helmet at …

LGBTQI

Wealth Inequality Doesn't Mean More Poor People

In an article titled “Why People Vote Against Their Own Interests,” <i>Forbes</i>, November 8, Bruce Lee, an Associate Professor of International Health at …

Stop using other marginalised groups as an excuse to attack Muslims

The cause of LGBT rights has found an unlikely champion in the form of <i>The Sun</i> newspaper. It has found no problem in arguably encouraging Islamophobia …

Mother's support is vital for sexually abused children

(Reuters Health) – - Sexually abused children whose mothers believe them and offer comfort are less likely to suffer from anger and depression, according to a recent study.<p>“Disclosing sexual abuse can be a very stressful process for a child, and the reactions of the child’s primary caregiver can …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Forced Sex Camps Train Girls For Child Marriage In Zambia And Mozambique

By Emma Batha<p>CASABLANCA, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls as young as eight in Mozambique and Zambia are forced to go to camps where they are shown how to please a man in bed in order to prepare them for married life, activists said at an international conference on ending child marriage.<p>…