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The Criminalization of Bad Mothers

April 27, 2012

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Lynsey Addario for The New York TimesTimmy Kimbrough at home with his daughter Josie, 2, and his stepdaughters, Nicole, 13, and Brooke Borden, 10, left. His wife, shown in the framed photograph, is in jail. By ADA CALHOUNPublished: April 25, 2012 On a rainy day just after Thanksgiving, Amanda Kimbrough played with her 2-year-old daughter […]

Street Wise

April 21, 2012

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Cyndee Clay constantly walks the intersection of society and sex, survival and discrimination in an effort to uncover the humanity hidden by stigma Interview by Will O’BryanPhotography by Todd FransonPublished on April 12, 2012 Cyndee Clay of HIPS(Photo by Todd Franson) Growing up in suburban Maryland, the most dangerous element in young Cyndee Clay’s life […]

Financiers and Sex Trafficking

April 1, 2012

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By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOFPublished: March 31, 2012 Damon Winter/The New York TimesNicholas D. Kristof THE biggest forum for sex trafficking of under-age girls in the United States appears to be a Web site called Backpage.com. This emporium for girls and women — some under age or forced into prostitution — is in turn owned by […]

We Believe You – rape myths we’re challenging

March 13, 2012

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There are so many myths about rape – about what it is, about who does it, and whom it happens to. Consciously or not, many people in Britain believe these myths, and they’re reflected in the media, and in the criminal justice system. These myths discourage women from coming forward when they’ve been raped. They […]

Male suicide rates four times higher than females nationally; problem seems to have cultural roots in stoic Midwest

February 27, 2012

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Kurt Schreiner was many things. A fun uncle who faithfully attended his nephew’s football games. A charming ladies’ man who loved to travel. A kind-hearted soul who made you feel like his best friend and doled out the perfect advice. That was on the outside. By: Tammy Swift, ForumPublished February 27, 2012 Kurt Schreiner was […]

Gang life: First he builds trust. Then you help out. Next you’re cutting crack

February 21, 2012

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One ex-gang member describes how her life was taken over by a boyfriend, and how the cycle begins at schoolBen Ferguson and Matthew Taylor guardian.co.uk, Sunday 19 February 2012 Lisa remembers the moment she knew her life had been overtaken by the gang. Her boyfriend of six months had called and asked her for a […]

The death of Whitney Houston

February 13, 2012

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By Hiram Lee 13 February 2012 Whitney Houston in 2009[Photo: Asterio Tecson] One receives the news of Whitney Houston’s death at the age of 48 with genuine sadness. Houston was a tremendous singer, whose best performances contained a vibrancy and larger-than-life quality, which endeared her to millions of listeners. Her death at a young age […]

Using Performing Arts to End Violence against Women in Papua New Guinea

February 8, 2012

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Posted on February 3 2012 | News Members of the Seeds Theatre Group performing a drama to end violence against women in the Lae District, Papua New Guinea. (Photo: Pisai Gumar/Nationalpic) Dramatizing violence! That’s the motto of the community-based Seeds Theatre Group to address violence against women and girls in the densely populated communities of […]

Lives Cut Short: Trafficking from Mexico to New York

February 2, 2012

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By Zaira Cortes GarciaGlobal Connect! BloggerWednesday, February 1, 2012 NEW YORK–“In Mexico, many girls do not have to play at being prostitutes. They are forced by organized crime into prostitution”, says Silvia Calderon, with a firm voice. The dogs barking and women whispering do not distract Silvia. The Mexican mother tells her story via cell […]

Record Numbers of Incarcerated Mothers Bad News for Women, Children, Communities

January 29, 2012

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by Care2 Causes EditorsJanuary 28, 2012 Written by Gina McGalliard, Truthout It is well known that the United States imprisons a higher percentage of its population than any other industrialized country. And while it is true that the prison population is predominantly male, the number of female prisoners has risen more than 800 percent in […]

Record Numbers of Incarcerated Mothers Bad News for Women, Children, Communities

January 29, 2012

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by Care2 Causes EditorsJanuary 28, 2012 Written by Gina McGalliard, Truthout It is well known that the United States imprisons a higher percentage of its population than any other industrialized country. And while it is true that the prison population is predominantly male, the number of female prisoners has risen more than 800 percent in […]

How the CDC is overstating sexual violence in the U.S.

January 28, 2012

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By Christina Hoff Sommers, Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Her books include “Who Stole Feminism?” and “The War Against Boys.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study suggesting that rates of sexual violence in the United States are comparable to those in the war-stricken […]

How the CDC is overstating sexual violence in the U.S.

January 28, 2012

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By Christina Hoff Sommers, Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Her books include “Who Stole Feminism?” and “The War Against Boys.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study suggesting that rates of sexual violence in the United States are comparable to those in the war-stricken […]

Two Oklahoma victims of sex trade finally heal years later

September 10, 2011

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Friends, acquaintances, even relatives lure or force victims to toil in the human trafficking industry. Oklahomans once caught up in the industry speak out. BY SONYA COLBERG scolberg@opubco.com 3 Published: September 10, 2011 Jeannetta Taylor McCrery escaped the sex trafficking trade that she was caught up in as a teenager. Provided As many as 1.2 […]

Two Oklahoma victims of sex trade finally heal years later

September 10, 2011

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Friends, acquaintances, even relatives lure or force victims to toil in the human trafficking industry. Oklahomans once caught up in the industry speak out. BY SONYA COLBERG scolberg@opubco.com 3 Published: September 10, 2011 Jeannetta Taylor McCrery escaped the sex trafficking trade that she was caught up in as a teenager. Provided As many as 1.2 […]

Women Targeted by Mexico Drug Violence

September 7, 2011

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Written by Clare ForsytheMonday, 05 September 2011 15:11 Many female migrants from Mexico to the U.S. have been displaced by violence, often linked to organized crime, with Mexican women targeted by sex traffickers, gender-based killings, and often recruited by criminal gangs themselves. A recent press release from womens’ advocacy group REDGE said that most female […]

Women Targeted by Mexico Drug Violence

September 7, 2011

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Written by Clare ForsytheMonday, 05 September 2011 15:11 Many female migrants from Mexico to the U.S. have been displaced by violence, often linked to organized crime, with Mexican women targeted by sex traffickers, gender-based killings, and often recruited by criminal gangs themselves. A recent press release from womens’ advocacy group REDGE said that most female […]

Mexico’s Drug War, Feminized

August 14, 2011

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By DAMIEN CAVEPublished: August 13, 2011 Damien Cave is a New York Times correspondent who covers Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Mexico’s Drug War, Feminized. Photographs by Katie Orlinsky WITH a sweet, awkward smile, Nancy Lilia Núñez offered up the main details of her life: she is a mother of three, […]

Mexico’s Drug War, Feminized

August 14, 2011

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By DAMIEN CAVEPublished: August 13, 2011 Damien Cave is a New York Times correspondent who covers Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Mexico’s Drug War, Feminized. Photographs by Katie Orlinsky WITH a sweet, awkward smile, Nancy Lilia Núñez offered up the main details of her life: she is a mother of three, […]