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College Life, Rape and Public Discourse

There’s a major discussion happening right now about sexual assault on college campuses (i.e. it’s made the NY Times; some other posts and articles here, here, here and here).  The basic shape of the conversation can be described fairly simply:

Rape and sexual assault are already underreported crimes.  Students on college campuses are victims of rape and sexual assault on a regular basis; college campuses nationwide engage in efforts to minimize reporting of sexual assault on campus and take minimal actions against perpetrators.  New regulations are shining a light on the situation.

The consensus seems to be that colleges aren’t doing enough to protect students from sexual assault and aren’t doing enough with regard to punishing perpetrators; it seems to me the worst a college can do is expel a perpetrator and even then they run risks they may prefer to avoid.  As I think about this issue, it seems that colleges are trying to thread the needle with regard to legal liability – in the absence of specific knowledge about specific threats to a student from/by another student, they can’t take any action; they can’t expel a student because he might rape someone.  Without evidence, they can’t punish a student.  In many cases, victims can’t identify the perpetrators. Read the rest of this entry »

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Racist Tea Baggers Going down, Down, DOWN!!!

Stolen from a post on Democratic Underground.  I think this demonstrates the true nature of the disease called the tea party.

Nothing works better to force a radical out of office than using their own words against them. The right wing is very organized in this area and it has shifted politics in America. I think the left finally has had some wins lately with using public opinion to sway politics. Quite a few Teabaggers have had to resign recently because the general population has demanded they step down. I offer these examples:

Rep. Martin Harty NH said the disabled should be sent to Siberia to freeze and die. RESIGNED after public outrage prompted massive calls, letters and emails.

Carlos Lam, a deputy prosecutor in Ind., sent email encouraging Gov. Scott Walker to fake an attack against himself. RESIGNED

State prosecutor, Jeffrey Cox, tweeted they should use live ammunition on Wisconsin protesters. RESIGNED

Joyce Kaufman, Allen West’s named Chief of Staff, RESIGNED after the backlash to her calls of violence.


I think we should make sure that letters, emails and phone calls continue to be sent to Tea Baggers when they go too far. If you have some suggestions of others who need to hear from us then add their contact info and we can drop them a message. How about this for a start: (google their names and their stories pop right up so you can fact check)

Florida Republican Kathleen Passidomo blamed an 11 year old girl and her family for her rape by 18 males. Here is her contact info:
website/email: the rest of this entry »

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30 Republican Senators Sanction KBR Gang Rape

“Court rules that KBR employee’s gang rape wasn’t a personal injury ‘arising in the workplace.’

Franken’s “No Arbitration for Gang Rape” amendment was passed 68-30. The thirty Republican Senators who voted against the amendment bear an uncanny resemblance to one another.

How much more evidence do we need that the Republican Party has become fundamentally bad.

I suppose no one should be surprised anymore by this sort of hypocrisy.  What does it say about Republican voters, that they will vote for someone who is against taxpayer funded abortions and for taxpayer funded gang rape?

In case anyone is unaware, KBR employees gang raped a 19-year-old colleague then they imprisoned her for complaining.

By their actions, The Republicans have sent a clear message endorsing gang rape by American contractors in Iraq and anywhere.

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In 2005, Jamie Leigh Jones was gang-raped by her Halliburton/KBR co-workers while working in Iraq and locked in a shipping container for over a day to prevent her from reporting her attack. The rape occurred outside of U.S. criminal jurisdiction, but to add serious insult to serious injury she was not allowed to sue KBR because her employment contract said that sexual assault allegations would only be heard in private arbitration–a process that overwhelmingly favors corporations.

Lots more of the facts here.

Meet the girl who got gang raped by KBR employees, imprisoned, fired, and told to shut up. And meet the Democrat who fights for her, and all woman.

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