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Favourite online news comment of the day

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It’s Not Sex, It’s Rape: Prostituting-A-Disabled-Child Edition

I just don’t even. This is one of the worst examples I’ve seen. Trigger warnings out the wazoo. Related posts (automatically generated): Kyle and Jackie O re-traumatise a child rape victim on air. (with audio and transcript) It’s not sex it’s rape: strategic remorse edition Brisbane Times FAIL: Forced child prostitution != lesbian sex romp. […]

Rape complaints versus rape convictions – UK review and response

Some campaigners said that the recommendation effectively let the criminal justice system off the hook, when women were still receiving “shocking” treatment. “What she’s proposing is to cover up what’s happening in the criminal justice system just at the time when women are finally getting the truth out,” said Ruth Hall of Women Against Rape.

Quickhit: Ex-magistrate dismayed by sex offender visit

A former Children’s Court magistrate says she is dismayed by a decision to reunite two young girls with their father, a registered sex offender.

Arsevertising: Calvin Klein Rape Culture

Via Becky at Happy Bodies comes this ad from Calvin Klein, which Becky ran into at Hulu while watching “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. Trigger warnings on this: threatening – like the kind of street harassment that feels like it’s just about to turn into rape. Description: a black and white montage of young buff […]