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Rich white man gets no jail time for raping his three-year-old daughter because he “will not fare well” in prison

Tweet*Trigger warning* I can’t really imagine a story that more perfectly illustrates how totally broken the criminal “justice” system in the US is. Robert H. Richards IV, a rich unemployed heir to a chemical baron fortune who lives off his trust fund, was convicted of raping his three-year-old daughter. He also allegedly admitted to abusing [...]
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Quick Hit: #Rapecultureiswhen…

TweetOur own Zerlina started the #rapecultureiswhen hashtag on Twitter this afternoon. Hop over there to see some examples of rape culture in action — and add your own. Check out a few powerful tweets after the jump.  Tweet
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Breaking: Army General accused of sexual assault gets reprimanded

TweetNo jail time. Early retirement with no demotion. Full military benefits. Well, this sounds like a pretty sweet deal for the highest-ranking military general ever court-martialed on sexual assault charges.  Tweet
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School bans boy from using My Little Pony bag because it’s a “trigger for bullying”

TweetThis story is totally enraging. It’s almost funny but it’s heart-breaking. It’s the story about a school which overtly sanctions bullying and punishes the student who gets bullied; a school which condones violence but prohibits the use of a My Little Pony bag. It’s a story of official and institutionalized victim-blaming, gender-policing, cowardice and cruelty. [...]
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100 serial rapists identified after Detroit finally processes untested rape kits

Tweet Back in 2009, over 11,000 kits were found abandoned in a Detroit Police storage facility. After processing just 1,600 of them so far, Detroit has identified about 100 serial rapists and ten convicted rapists. Those perpetrators have moved on from Michigan to commit similar crimes in 23 other states. Of course, Detroit is not alone. Nationwide, there are an estimated 400,000 [...]
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