Mollie Tibbetts’ Death Was About Violence Against Women – Not Immigration

photo of murder victim Molly Tibbetts at her graduation. Tibbetts death is controversial due to the immigration status of her assailant.

by Tony Wyman Few would have blamed the family of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts if they had joined the president in condemning a race of people the day police were led to her body by the Hispanic immigrant accused of brutally murdering her. After all, they had just suffered through 34 days of unimaginable fear and pain, desperately praying for a miracle, only to be crushed by the news they would never again see Mollie’s beaming smile light up a room again. Emotions will lead us to public statements that we…

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India’s Persistent Rape Culture – What’s Behind It? What Will End It?

Women protest publicly to mobilize the public to demand a change to India's national rape culture

by Richard Cameron India’s Rape Culture Editor’s note  – the reader is advised that many of the details of this report are extremely graphic and disturbing. Once again, the world was shocked at a grotesque rape story coming out of India.  Last week, a 16 year old girl was kidnapped from her home in rural Jharkand, taken to a wooden area nearby and sexually assaulted by as many as 20 men, according to reports. The girl’s family, upon hearing what happened, reported it to the village council (panchayat) and demanded arrests…

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Pillow Talk: Examining The Morality And Societal Impact Of Prostitution

by J Hellen Pillow Talk: Examining The Morality And Societal Impact Of Prostitution Prostitution is cliché’d to be the “world’s oldest profession”, and for as long as prostitution has existed, it has also been considered taboo. Even today, in the midst of the New Sexual Revolution, where there are about as many different sexual preferences as there are gender preferences and hardly anything comes as a shock –  prostitutes, and particularly female prostitutes, are still criminalized, ostracized, and stigmatized for plying their wares. Here, we will examine the pros and cons…

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The Shame of Assault, Molestation and Rape; and How False Accusers Damage Survivors

by J. Lee The Shame of Assault, Molestation, Rape and False Accusers My heart aches for girls, boys, women and men who have been victims of sexual crimes committed by family members, acquaintances and strangers. Rape and molestation is all about power and control. It is not about the age of the victim, what a person wears, the victims appearance, if the victim is sexually active or if the person is a prostitute. No means no! Even after a rape or assault crime, people are violated by the medical process, the rape kit…

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Talking About Sexual Assault: Why Victims Keep Silent

By Dena Leichnitz Sexual Assault and why the victims stay silent With all the recent talk about sexual assault, there seems to be a lot of doubt about whether they are true or not, based on the fact that the person bringing forth the charges never brought them forth before. The going thought on the subject is the longer you wait the more likely you are lying. But that is far from the truth. According to the U.S Department of Justice only 30 percent of sexual assault cases are reported.…

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Survivor Guilt – Identify and Overcome It

by J. Lee SURVIVOR GUILT Survival guilt is real and it is painful. It causes distress for those who have it and for loved ones who see their pain yet are ill-equipped to ease it. Wikipedia: Survivor guilt (or survivor’s guilt; also called survivor syndrome or survivor’s syndrome) is a mental condition that occurs when a person believes they have done something wrong by surviving a traumatic event when others did not. It can be attributed to veterans, crime survivors, those targeted in terrorist attacks, attendees at an event with with mass casualties and during…

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