Female sex glands Renamed for slaves: Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey

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onanarcha glandAnarchagland, an autonomous-research project in Catalonia, has renamed female sex glands after 3 slaves, Anarcha, Betsey and Lucy, who were abused as guinea pigs  by the maverick doctor J Marion Sims.    anarchagland

Sims bought up to 20 black slave women suffering gynecological disorders and experimented on them, without anesthetics , for 4 years in his ”medical Plantation” in Alabama .

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Vatican criticized for ‘sexy’ video, hope for progress at women’s culture meeting

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VATICAN CITY – A new Vatican outreach initiative to listen to women hit a sour note before it even got off the ground: The sexy blonde on its Internet promo video came under such ridicule that it was quickly taken down.

READ MORE: Pope says women should play expanded role in Church

But the program is going ahead, and an inaugural meeting this week will study women’s issues in ways that are utterly new for the Holy See.

WATCH ABOVE: A video posted to the Pontifical Council of Culture’s YouTube channel appealing for “viewpoints of women’s priorities for Vatican Assembly.”

No, there is no talk of ordaining women priests.

But the working paper for the Pontifical Council of Culture’s plenary assembly on “Women’s Cultures: Equality and Difference” speaks about opening the church’s doors to women so they can offer their skills “in full collaboration and integration” with men.

It denounces plastic surgery as…

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Rapists use social media to cover their tracks, police warned

Rapists use social media to cover their tracks, police warned

Police and Crown Prosecution Service conference on rape hears attackers are increasingly creating false narratives online
Woman in rape clinic, with head in hands, posed my a model
Rapists have sometimes contacted victims the next day by text or social media, thanking them for a sexual encounter. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Rapists are increasingly exploiting social media to cover their tracks and mislead investigators, a joint conference by police and prosecutors on rape was told on Wednesday .

At the police and the Crown Prosecution Service’s first joint initiative on rape, prosecutors said they had established an emerging pattern of behaviour where rapists constructed “false narratives” after the crime. One technique described involved rapists contacting victims the next day, sometimes by text or social media, thanking them for a sexual encounter. Defendants can try to rely on such messages should there be a trial. …

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/28/rapists-social-media-cover-tracks-police-cps-rape?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

Hundreds of women left Western countries for Islamic State: study

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While the number of men who become foreign fighters in the ranks ISIS reaches a significant high point, a new study suggests hundreds of women from Western countries have migrated to the militant group’s territory.

As many as 550 women have travelled to the so-called Islamic State as “migrants,” The London, U.K.-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a think tank, reported in a study released Wednesday.

“The women have been designated as ISIS migrants if they self-identify as migrants in ISIS-controlled territory,” the report suggested, using social media reports and news reports to help verify claims made by women saying they have travelled to ISIS-controlled areas of Syria or Iraq.

“Although the term foreign fighter is commonly used to describe men who migrate to Syria and Iraq to participate in the conflict there, it is not an accurate description of the women who travel to this region,” the report, titled Becoming…

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This cop shared nude pics he stole from DUI drivers’ phones and he’s not going to jail

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A former California Highway Patrol officer who secretly sent himself nude pictures taken from the phones of women arrested for DUI will not be going to jail.

The officer, Sean Harrington, pleaded no contest this week on two felony charges of unauthorized access to a computer and copying computer data. The plea deal he arranged will put him on three years probation, rather than facing up to three years and eight months in prison, had he taken the cases to trial, reported NBC Bay Area.

None of the officers with whom Harrington shared the photos will face any charges, the station reported. The women’s DUI charges have been dropped.

“I apologize to my family, my wife, my friends. I apologize to officers everywhere and especially to the two women involved. I’m trying to put this behind me and move forward from this. I hope now that everyone else can…

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‘Anne Frank: A History for Today’ opens at Museum of Fine Arts

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MONTREAL – In light of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has launched a new, educational exhibit called Anne Frank: a History for Today.

This year also marks 70 years since the famous 15-year-old author of Anne Frank’s diary was killed. The Montreal exhibit was organized in collaboration with the Anne Frank House of Amsterdam and the Montreal Holocaust Museum. In parallel, the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde will be launching the play Le Journal d’Anne Frank.

Anne Frank: a History for Today includes 30 illustrated panels featuring the life of Anne Frank and the chronology of the Holocaust. There are also 12 photos of Auschwitz on display, taken by Montreal photographer Laszlo Mezei. The exhibit will last 20 days, closing on January 28, 2015.

According to the Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal ranks third in the world after Tel Aviv and…

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Met Policeman Cleared Of ABH After Kicking Mother Who Was Caring For CP Child, 7, In Hospital

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Readers, I’ve just been alerted to a story that has upset me very deeply.

Apolice officer who kicked and hit a mother as she sat by the hospital bed of her sick child, leaving her with more than 40 injuries, has been cleared of actual bodily harm.

Warren Luke, 38, a Metropolitan police officer, was accused of repeatedly kicking and punching the 41-year-old woman, who, hospital staff had said to him, was refusing to leave. But a jury at Wood Green crown court on Thursday cleared Luke of committing any crime.

The mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was caring for her seven-year-old daughter, who suffers from cerebral palsy, when the incident happened at a London hospital in December 2013.

The court heard how an argument ensued when the mother refused to leave the hospital room at the request of staff and Luke was one of four…

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I am blogging what my heart says: today about domestic violence – Video is very graphic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfQG9VY3TMM

While taking a Criminal Justice course in Domestic Violence I was instructed to make a video about domestic violence with music that captures my point.

Artist: Atmosphereanxiety
Song: Last to Say
Album: Family Sign

For more information on Domestic Violence safety and advice please call…
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Or Visit

http://www.thehotline.org/

While taking a Criminal Justice course in Domestic Violence I was instructed to make a video about domestic violence with music that captures my point.

I hope YouTube doesn’t take it down for using the music.

Artist: Atmosphere
Song: Last to Say
Album: Family Sign

For more information on Domestic Violence safety and advice please call…
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

IS executing ‘educated women’ in new wave of horror says UN

IS executing ‘educated women’ in new wave of horror says UN

The UN on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk.

The jihadist group is showing a “monstrous disregard for human life” in the areas it controls in Iraq, the UN human rights office said.

The group, which controls large swathes of territory in Iraq and in neighbouring war-ravaged Syria, last week published pictures of the “crucifixions” of two men accused of being bandits, and of a woman being stoned to death, allegedly for adultery.

Numerous other women have also reportedly been executed recently in IS-controlled areas, including Mosul, spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told reporters.

She said “educated, professional women, particularly women who have run as candidates in elections for public office, seem to be particularly at risk.””In just the first two weeks of this year, reports indicate that three female lawyers were executed,” Shamdasani said.

A number of other groups are also targeted by the jihadists, Shamdasani said, pointing to “the ruthless murder of two men, who were thrown off the top of a building after having been accused of homosexual acts by a so-called court in Mosul.”

Minorities are not the only ones suffering, with IS meting out “cruel and inhuman punishments” to anyone accused of violating its “extremist interpretations of Islamic Sharia law, or for suspected disloyalty,” she said.

Four doctors were recently killed in central Mosul, allegedly after refusing to treat IS fighters.

The group also reportedly executed 15 civilians in front of a large crowd in Fallujah on January 1, on suspicion they had cooperated with Iraqi security forces, and 14 more in a public square in Dour, north of Tikrit, for refusing to pledge allegiance to IS, Shamdasani said.