Sudbury ‘incel’ attacker told cops: ‘I was going to kill a child’

“I was angry at white women,” assistant Crown attorney Leonard Kim read from a transcript of the video statement Stavropoulos gave to Greater Sudbury Police after the late-afternoon attack that saw the woman require emergency surgery to deal with a severed artery in her neck.

“I like white women, but they won’t f*** me. So, I wanted to see what it felt like (to kill a female child) … I had my mindset. I was going to kill a child and was waiting for the right opportunity.”

In his video statement, which Kim read to the court, Stavropoulos told police he was “not psychotic. I’m not psycho. No … I’m not experiencing hallucinations.”

Stavropoulos said he identified as an “involuntary celibate” or an incel.

Incels, or involuntary celibates, promote the misogynistic idea that men are entitled to have sex with women.Incels are members of an online subculture who define themselves as unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one, a state they describe as inceldom.

Source: Sudbury ‘incel’ attacker told cops: ‘I was going to kill a child’ | Toronto Sun

Full decriminalisation of the sex industry is a step backwards

The Andrews Labor Proposed reforms to the sex industry in Victoria intended to help women are likely to have the opposite effect, Tegan Larin writes.

Prostitution has been regulated as work in Victoria since 1994, and in New South Wales since 1995, yet there has been little to no improvement. Studies of the sex industry in Australian jurisdictions where it is legalised and decriminalised consistently show unacceptable levels of violence and exploitation. Women working under a decriminalised model in Sydney consider murder to be part of the job and regard rape and assault as commonplace.

In the #MeToo era, sexual harassment, sexual objectification and gender inequality are being called out everywhere, except for in prostitution. We are abandoning the majority of women in the sex industry who would leave if they could.

Source: Full decriminalisation of the sex industry is a step backwards – Policy Forum

“Better a robot than a real child”: The spurious logic used to justify child sex dolls

Child-sex-doll advocates claim that childlike dolls will prevent the abuse of actual children. However, there is no assurance that paedophiles who have access to child dolls will use them instead of, and not in addition to, children. There is no evidence for the previously popular idea that men perpetrate sexual violence against women, children and other men due to uncontrollable sexual desire, or because they do not have a sufficient outlet for their urges. Likewise, there is no evidence that child sex dolls will lead to a reduction in the abuse of children.

I cannot help but conclude that the academic arguments in support of child sex dolls are baseless, unconvincing and are open to being hijacked by vested interests. They prioritise men’s sexual preferences over the rights of girls. Academic advocates fail to consider the gendered dynamics involved in the production of female-bodied child dolls for adult men’s sexual use, or to situate their development within a cultural context of gender inequality.

If child sex dolls function as advocates claim, they will maintain paedophiles’ sexual urges for children. Rather than encouraging restraint or investing energy into pursuing healthier relationships or sexual practices, child sex dolls enable the realistic fantasy experience of sexually abusing a child.

Source: “Better a robot than a real child”: The spurious logic used to justify child sex dolls – ABC Religion & Ethics

22 women win $13 million in suit against GirlsDoPorn videos

Nearly two dozen women won $12.7 million in a fraud lawsuit against the owners and operators of a San Diego-based pornographic website, GirlsDoPorn, a Superior Court judge ruled Thursday.

Website owners Michael James Pratt, 36, and Matthew Isaac Wolfe, 37, and porn actor Ruben Andre Garcia, 31, were sued by 22 women who claimed they were deceived and coerced into making explicit sex films without knowing the images would be posted on the internet.

Source: 22 women win $13 million in suit against GirlsDoPorn videos – Los Angeles Times

Trial between 22 women and San Diego-based porn website begins

Attorneys gave opening statements Tuesday in the civil trial pitting 22 women against San Diego-based pornographic website GirlsDoPorn.com.

The women — identified in court documents as Jane Does 1 through 22 — are seeking more than $22 million in damages from the defendants, which include GirlsDoPorn CEO Michael J. Pratt, actor Andre Garcia, and videographer Matthew Wolfe.

According to court documents, the women typically answered ads for a purported modeling agency, then were flown by the defendants to San Diego.

Source: Trial between 22 women and San Diego-based porn website begins | fox5sandiego.com

“It says women don’t matter very much”: Tyler, The Creator permitted to tour in Australia

Tyler The Creator finishes tour in Australia despite lyrics rapping about raping and murdering women

Despite being stopped from entering Australia in 2015, rapper Tyler, The Creator has just completed a successful three-show tour across the country.

US rapper Tyler Okonma, 28, was targeted by women’s rights group Collective Shout in 2015 ahead of a proposed Australian tour for his violent misogynistic lyrics, which include graphic descriptions of rape and murder.

Some of his most disturbing lyrics include: “I just wanna drag your lifeless body to the forest and fornicate with it,” “Rape a pregnant bitch and tell my friends I had a threesome,” “You call this shit rape but I think that rape’s fun,” and “Punches to the stomach where that bastard kid supposed to be.”

Tyler, The Creator just finished an Australian tour.

Collective Shout campaigns manager Caitlin Roper said the group was “disappointed, but unfortunately not surprised” Okonma was permitted to tour the country.

“It says that women and girls don’t matter very much.”

Source: “It says women don’t matter very much”: Tyler, The Creator permitted to tour in Australia

New Zealand’s first pornography report finds ‘problematic’ amount of coercion

More than a third of all pornography watched in New Zealand depicts non-consensual sexual activity, a study by the chief censor has found, in the first report of its kind into the country’s sexual viewing habits.

Government’s chief censor says storylines featuring male persistence would be adopted by younger viewers in their own sex lives.

Women’s groups in New Zealand say that extreme sexual acts are increasingly being viewed as normal by young people, mostly due to their popularity and prevalence in pornography.

Affectionate acts between partners was present in only about a quarter of the clips studied, and only 3% featured the use of a condom.

Source: New Zealand’s first pornography report finds ‘problematic’ amount of coercion | World news | The Guardian

Penny’s victory: Major court win for ‘buyer’s remorse’ rape case victim

Penny was raped by a stranger who had taken her home after she was passing out drunk at Crown Casino. When her case went to court, Magistrate Richard Pithouse suggested he couldn’t reward someone with “buyer’s remorse”. Now vindication.

In a major victory for the legally blind woman left with post-traumatic stress, a court on Thursday ruled Penny had indeed been the victim of sexual violence.

In Penny’s case, as with many investigations of sexual violence, police had decided they did not have enough evidence to win a conviction.

But she still had the option to pursue the matter at VOCAT.

Magistrate Hayes found Penny had been so affected by alcohol, exacerbated by a prescription medication, rendering her in no state to consent to sex on the night in March 2017.’

Source: Penny’s victory: Major court win for ‘buyer’s remorse’ rape case victim

‘One comfort woman for every 70 soldiers’, Japanese records show

The 1993 report named after then-Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono details how women were forced to work in brothels.

“From the latest document … we got detailed information on the operation of the brothels – how many soldiers were so-called assigned to a comfort woman,” said Yoon Mi-hyang, head of the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan.

“This is a clear sign that the Japanese government is accountable for forcefully recruiting Korean women for sexual enslavement.”

Source: ‘One comfort woman for every 70 soldiers’, Japanese records show | Japan News | Al Jazeera