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The new women warriors: Reviving the fight for equal rights from Cable News Network, Inc., 04/02/2015

April 2nd, 2015 Justine No comments

Last April, Scalia appeared at the National Press Club beside his judicial polar opposite — and friend — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The two were asked how they would amend the Constitution, if they could.

The Notorious R.B.G., as she is sometimes referred to these days, didn’t hesitate.

“If I could choose an amendment to add to this Constitution, it would be the Equal Rights Amendment,” she said.

“What do you mean by that?” asked the moderator, Marvin Kalb.

“It means that women are people equal in stature before the law,” she said. “We have achieved that through legislation, but legislation can be repealed. It can be altered. … That principle belongs in our Constitution. It is in every constitution written since the Second World War.”

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Campaign encouraging men to speak out against domestic violence from WSYR-TV, 03/16/2015

March 17th, 2015 Justine No comments

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – In Onondaga County police respond to more than 1,000 calls for domestic violence every month.

On Monday the effort to fight domestic violence in Central New York kicked off with a breakfast for Vera House’s White Ribbon Campaign, followed by an annual walk Friday.

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Mental Health Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence from PsychCentral, 02/12/15

February 13th, 2015 Justine No comments

“The stigma associated with IPV may be especially pervasive in minority victim populations, including men abused by women, people in same-sex relationships, or transgender individuals. These victims may be especially reluctant to report IPV to law enforcement, resulting in a cycle of abuse in which violent partners escape the criminal justice system and become repeat offenders. The reluctance of sexual minority individuals to report IPV is illustrated by a 2013 study in which 59 percent of gay and bisexual men reported that they believed police would be less helpful for gay IPV victims than heterosexual female victims (Finneran & Stephenson, 2013).”

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lcohol redefined as ‘weapon’ in sexual assault cases by prosecutors, military officials from The Gazette, 2/1/2015

February 2nd, 2015 Justine No comments

Booth said the change comes from the realization that perpetrators are more likely to use alcohol to subdue their sexual assault victims than guns, threats and fists.
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Columbia University Is Under Federal Investigation For Sexual Assault Cases from Huffington Post, 01/12/2015

January 13th, 2015 Justine No comments

“Columbia University is under two federal investigations related to how the Ivy League institution handles sexual assault and harassment cases, Education Department officials confirmed Monday.”

“The federal probes both stem from a complaint filed by 28 students and alumni against Columbia. From the original 23 student complainants in April, the number grew over the summer as they waited for the Office for Civil Rights’ decision on whether to open an investigation.”

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Interrupting cycle of violence before young perpetrators and their victims reach adulthood from MedicalXpress, 01/12/2015

January 13th, 2015 Justine No comments

Researchers at the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University Medical Center and the World Health Organization have conducted a review to identify effective or promising approaches for preventing intimate partner violence and sexual violence against adolescents (10- to 19-year-olds)

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