California DA won’t prosecute rape case; says eye witnesses and DNA are “insufficient evidence”

Nice to know that if you get gang raped and there are fucking eyewitnesses, your case won’t get prosecuted.

What’s the penalty for the alleged gangrape of a drunk, 17-year-old girl at a party with 10 of your buddies? Bupkus, said the Santa Clara, California District Attorney’s office yesterday.
The alleged rape occurred March 3 at a wild, off-campus party hosted by a member of the DeAnza College men’s baseball team in San Jose, California. Three partygoers, members of the school’s women’s soccer team, said they saw a young girl on a mattress on the floor, clothes around her ankles and vomit on her face, with one man on top of her and approximately 10 more looking on in ...

Nice to know that if you get gang raped and there are fucking eyewitnesses, your case won’t get prosecuted.

What’s the penalty for the alleged gangrape of a drunk, 17-year-old girl at a party with 10 ...

Interview: Unit Commander on all-female UN peacekeeping force


On January 22, UN Dispatch reported that 105 Indian police officers where being deployed to Liberia as the UN’s first all-female peacekeeping force. Today, Dispatch sat down with a unit commander, Seema Dhundia, to check in on their progress.
Now that your unit has been in the field for a few months, how would you say the presence of a female UN peacekeeping contingent is enabling Liberia to get on the path to rebuilding?
I think that for the first time the Liberian people are seeing a fully trained contingent of female officers out on streets. Their own women are getting inspired and motivated and now they are coming forward. Seeing my girls performing their duties is inspiring ...

On January 22, UN Dispatch reported that 105 Indian police officers where being deployed to Liberia as the UN’s first all-female peacekeeping force. Today, Dispatch sat down with a unit commander, Seema Dhundia, to check ...

Feminism in random places

Apparently the latest Shrek movie has a tad o’ feminism in there:

Cameron Diaz has admitted she loves the fact her character Princess Fiona gets all feminist in the latest instalment of hit animation films Shrek.
Shrek The Third sees Fiona team up with other princesses to fight the bad guys, the Daily Express reports. “We get kind of ‘bad a**’ and burn our bras. Sleeping Beauty and the others decide that instead of being damsels in distress wondering when our prince will come, we band together with the help of Julie Andrews (Fiona’s mother) to save ourselves,” the star is quoted as saying.

Neat. Did they have to go with the stereotypical bra-burning though?

Apparently the latest Shrek movie has a tad o’ feminism in there:

Cameron Diaz has admitted she loves the fact her character Princess Fiona gets all feminist in the latest instalment of hit animation films Shrek.
Shrek ...

Leslee Unruh is coming for your babies.

Watch Mary Alice Carr of NARAL Pro-Choice New York take on the evernutty Leslee Unruh on the recently approved contraceptive Lybrel.
Scariest part: “I want more babies! More babies! We love babies!”
*Slowly backs away from computer*
ThinkProgress has the same segment, different clips. Equally hysterical.

Watch Mary Alice Carr of NARAL Pro-Choice New York take on the evernutty Leslee Unruh on the recently approved contraceptive Lybrel.
Scariest part: “I want more babies! More babies! We ...

Menstruators: The “In Crowd”

This week the FDA approved Lybrel, contraception designed so you don’t get a monthly period. Some of the reactions to the pill have been really revealing as to just how little many women know about how hormonal contraception works. As Ema writes, “Imagine the women’s surprise when they find out (hopefully) that, since the 1960s, every single Pill brand allows them to avoid their monthly menstrual period indefinitely.” She also links to this gem from ABC News:

It’s unclear whether women will embrace this new pill, which contains the same formulations of estrogen and progestin used for birth control pills for decades, but its arrival marks yet another step toward the blurring of the genders.

Panic in the ...

This week the FDA approved Lybrel, contraception designed so you don’t get a monthly period. Some of the reactions to the pill have been really revealing as to just how little many women know about how ...

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