Woman allegedly removed by Liberal staffer after asking Trudeau a question

A woman claims that a Liberal staffer grabbed her and forced her to leave a campaign event after she confronted the prime minister with a question.

Halley told The Post Millennial that she approached the prime minister for an answer about Corrections Canada’s decision to allow biological men who identify as women to be held in women’s prisons.

“Corrections previous policy stated that only a male who had surgically altered his genitals could be housed in a women’s prison, Trudeau’s change (which eventually became Bulletin 584) made it so all a man has to do is say he is a woman and he can be housed in a women’s correctional facility,” said Halley.

“There are rapists in women’s prisons and you personally forced it,” says Halley during the press conference.

Source: Woman allegedly removed by Liberal staffer after asking Trudeau a question – The Post Millennial

Australian Trans & Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey

The prevalence of sexual violence or coercion among trans and gender diverse people is exceptionally high. Survey participants reported lifetime rates of sexual violence or coercion nearly four times higher than has been found among the general Australian public.

Source: Australian Trans & Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey

Girls as young as 11 are filming themselves ‘performing sexually’ at home as figures reveal over 100 cases a day

Thousands of British youngsters are being persuaded to broadcast sexually explicit videos from their own bedrooms as part of a worrying new trend, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.

Many of the youngsters who film themselves performing sexually do so in the belief that the video will only be viewed by a boyfriend or a close circle of acquaintances, and film themselves in the comfort of their own bedroom.

But in reality the person on the other end of the web-camera is often a predatory paedophile, who has manipulated the victim into believing they are in a relationship with someone their own age.

Susie Hargreaves, the CEO of the organisation, said there had been an explosion in the volume of self generated videos featuring very young girls and they were now beginning to replace traditional paedophile material found online.

She said: “Of the material we have seen this year 96 per cent of the videos feature girls and of those 85 per cent are aged between 11 and 13.

Source: Girls as young as 11 are filming themselves ‘performing sexually’ at home as figures reveal over 100 cases a day

Many US women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens

The first sexual experience for 1 in 16 U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their early teens, encounters that for some may have had lasting health repercussions, a study suggests.

The experiences amount to rape, the authors say, although they relied on a national survey that didn’t use the word in asking women about forced sex.

Almost 7 percent of women surveyed said their first sexual intercourse experience was involuntary; it happened at age 15 on average and the man was often several years older.

Almost half of those women who said intercourse was involuntary said they were held down and slightly more than half of them said they were verbally pressured to have sex against their will.

Source: Many US women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens

Rape is becoming decriminalised. It is a shocking betrayal of vulnerable women

If I were a rapist, I would be laughing all the way to my next victim in the context of today’s news that rape prosecutions are at their lowest level in a decade. And if I was raped today, it pains me to say that I wouldn’t dream of reporting that rape to the police. As a lifelong feminist campaigner against male violence, I feel more pessimistic about the prospect of ending rape – which is what any civilised society should aim for – than I did 40 years ago.

For decades, the proportion of reported rapes that end in a conviction has been dismally low. But things are getting worse: today’s statistics show that although the number of rapes reported to the police has doubled in the last year, the number of rape cases charged and prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has fallen dramatically. Out of 54,000 reports of rape in 2017-18 (thought to be a fraction of the rapes actually committed), only 1,925 ended in a conviction.

Source: Rape is becoming decriminalised. It is a shocking betrayal of vulnerable women | Julie Bindel | Opinion | The Guardian

‘Protecting rapists’: Protesters accuse Japan of failing women

Women’s rights protesters are taking to the streets for the sixth time in as many months as anger mounts in Japan over ‘outdated’ rape laws, after a man was allowed to walk free despite sexually assaulting his daughter for years.

A court ruled the father had sexually abused his child from around the age 13 to 19 and even acknowledged he was violent when she resisted, but he was acquitted because the law requires prosecutors to prove there was overwhelming force, a threat, or that the victim was completely incapacitated.

Source: ‘Protecting rapists’: Protesters accuse Japan of failing women

Brazil: Sexual and physical violence against women on the rise

In Brazil, four girls under 13 are raped every hour and every two minutes police receive a report of violence against women.

Brazil — which is home to over 200 million people — is already among the most dangerous places on earth to be female.

The report found that femicides — when a woman is murdered for being a woman — increased by 4% last year on the previous year, even as the national homicide rate fell 10.8%. In 88% of those cases, the perpetrator was the woman’s partner or former partner.

Source: Brazil: Sexual and physical violence against women on the rise – CNN

Femicide: The murders giving Europe a wake-up call

Finland, held up as a beacon of gender equality, also has one of the EU’s highest murder rates at the hands of an intimate partner.

“The welfare state has given many rights to women, but this policy has concentrated on the labour market… not equality in private life,” she said.

Source: Femicide: The murders giving Europe a wake-up call – BBC News

No lust at first sight: why thousands are now identifying as ‘demisexual’

For those who are not asexual but not celibate either, the new label is helping to define their love lives.

In 2017, Dan Savage, the sex and relationship guru behind the column and podcast Savage Love, was scathing about demisexuality, despite being considered a progressive beacon on understanding identity and sexuality. He wrote: “We used to call people who needed to feel a strong emotional bond before wanting to fuck someone people who, you know, needed to feel a strong emotional bond before wanting to fuck someone. But a seven-syllable, clinical-sounding term that prospective partners need to Google – demisexuality – is obviously superior to a short, explanatory sentence that doesn’t require internet access to understand.”

[ed: a fancy new label for those who don’t sexually objectify others].

Source: No lust at first sight: why thousands are now identifying as ‘demisexual’ | Society | The Guardian

How an Élite University Research Center Concealed Its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein | The New Yorker

New documents show that the M.I.T. Media Lab was aware of Epstein’s status as a convicted sex offender, and that Epstein directed contributions to the lab far exceeding the amounts M.I.T. has publicly admitted.

According to the records obtained by The New Yorker and accounts from current and former faculty and staff of the media lab, Epstein was credited with securing at least $7.5 million in donations for the lab, including two million dollars from Gates and $5.5 million from Black, gifts the e-mails describe as “directed” by Epstein or made at his behest.

Source: How an Élite University Research Center Concealed Its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein | The New Yorker