You Deserve… an End to Rape Culture

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Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma in Tucson

Take Back the NightApril is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On the University of Arizona campus we intensify our constant efforts to raise awareness of not only sexual violence but of the overall rape culture that supports such violence. Rape culture refers to the manner in which prevalent attitudes, norms, practices, and media condone, normalize, excuse, or encourage sexualized violence. These attitudes often take the form of victim blaming.

Just last week we held our Take Back the Night march and rally. With music, speakers, a resource fair, and an open mike survivor speak out, this was a moving and powerful event. I was so proud of all the survivors who spoke their truth and of the audience that held them with such compassion and support. It was truly an empowering and remarkable evening.

In the midst of this, we encountered a reminder of why we do what we do. A specific example of

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Interview With Ruth Jacobs, Author and Anti-Trafficking Activist

interview with Ruth Jacobs, author of “Soul Destruction” and anti-trafficking activist

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I’m excited to have a guest on board here at Bipolar For Life:  Ruth Jacobs, author of the upcoming best-selling novel series Soul Destruction.  Part one of the series, Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, will be released worldwide on April 29, 2013.

Ruth Jacobs no border

Soul Survivor: Ruth’s gritty, hard-hitting novel features a more-or-less close-knit group of friends who have at least two things in common: drugs, and prostitution.  So what is this book doing on my blog, which tries its best to stay focused on mental health and child abuse issues?  Probably because this group of tough customers has more than just two things in common.

Let’s read a passage from Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, and then we can ask Ruth to help us understand.

Aunt Elsie made tea and they sat on their usual white stools at the white, plastic table in the kitchen. Elsie, as always, sat facing…

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Is this the Northern Ireland paedophile who got Facebook to remove posts naming him?

Known only as XY, he issued proceedings against Facebook and Mr McCloskey [Joe McCloskey] over the contents of a page entitled ‘Keeping our kids safe from predators’. The man, who served a jail sentence for a catalogue of abuse, has now been granted permanent anonymity by a judge overseeing the resolution.

It emerged during the case that he has a total of 15 convictions for sexual offences committed between 1982 and 1989.
They include six charges of indecent assault, six counts of gross indecency with a child and a further one of inciting a child to commit an act of gross indecency.

He was released after serving half of a six year prison sentence, only to be detained for a further six months for breaching a condition of his licence.

He went to court after discovering his photograph and a string of threatening comments had been posted online.

In November last year, the social networking giant was ordered to take the page down due to the prima facie harassment and potential breach of the plaintiff’s human rights.

Although it was removed, a new page under the heading ‘Keeping our kids safe from predators 2’ soon appeared.

As part of a final settlement to the convicted paedophile’s legal action, Joe McCloskey also pledged on Thursday to immediately remove all references to him from online pages under his control.

Alan Kane QC, for XY, told the court: “I am happy to say the matter has been satisfactorily resolved and has been committed to writing, subject to an application in respect of the continuance of anonymity.”
source: http://www.u.tv/News/Man-stops-online-posts-about-sex-offender/9d9ed702-4dc8-45cb-b3df-d3bc719682f4

Identity of paedophile: is this the right person?
Lawyers for Michael Sean Quinn, 24, claimed comments posted on anti-abuse campaigner Joe McCloskey’s personal page threaten the safety of him and his family.
Quinn, originally from Glasvey Drive, Twinbrook, is seeking an injunction against Mr McCloskey and the social networking giant to have the contents removed from the site.

He was jailed for eight years in 2007 for raping a teenage girl. Quinn attacked his victim, 15, in the city in August 2005 while she was on holiday from England. During the trial, it emerged that he later used the girl’s mobile phone to call her mother and state: “I enjoyed raping your girl.”

source: http://www.u.tv/news/Rapist-being-harassed-on-Facebook/c32bf389-3845-441d-bec8-52015ca6b350

Further details
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/teen-gets-eight-years-for-raping-girl-28396966.html

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/rapist-who-phoned-victims-mother-to-gloat-is-behind-bars-for-probation-breach-28500205.html

Past crime details
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/sick-teen-rapist-released-early-28493808.html

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Max Clifford charged: crimes reported over 19 years

Max Clifford charged with 11 indecent assaults.

The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised police to charge Max Clifford with 11 indecent assaults allegedly committed between 1966 and 1985.
Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, said: “We have carefully considered the evidence gathered as part of Operation Yewtree in relation to Max Clifford, who was initially arrested on 6 December 2012 over allegations of sexual offences.”

He will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on May 28.

source ITV news

His victims range in age from 14 to 19 at the time of the offence. The 11 offences related to 7 different victims, with police deciding not to press charges in some additional reported crimes.

 

More details here

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