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America’s Rape Problem: We Refuse to Admit That There Is One

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[via: The Nation] Jessica Valenti on January 4, 2013 – 11:58 AM ET   The same week that a leaked video out of Steubenville, Ohio showed high school boys joking and laughing about an unconscious teenager in the next room who had just been raped—“They raped her quicker than Mike Tyson!”—House Republicans let the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expire. They opposed an expanded version of the legislation that had increased protections for the LGBT community, immigrants and Native American women. This week we’ve also seen mass protests in India after a woman was brutally gang…read more

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Why We Should Have Watched This Terry Jones Koran-Burning Video

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[From GOOD by ANN FRIEDMAN] When Florida Pastor Terry Jones threatened to publicly burn the Koran last September, President Obama personally implored him to change his mind. Jones agreed not to do it. But on March 20, Jones and another pastor at his church followed through on his earlier threats:   Few U.S. media outlets paid any attention to his stunt. As of this afternoon, the video documenting it had fewer than 25,000 views on YouTube. Yet that didn’t stop news of his actions from reaching Muslim leaders in Afghanistan—with horrific consequences. I’ll…read more

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