Migrant sex workers in top of the south deported

Five migrants have been sent home since September for unlawfully working in the sex industry in Nelson and Marlborough.

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During an investigation last year, INZ visited 57 small owner-operated brothels across the country. No brothels were visited in the top of the south.

As part of that investigation, 66 migrant sex workers were identified. Of those, 36 were on visitor visas, two on student visas and the remainder on resident visas.

All sex workers but one were Chinese nationals.

Source: Migrant sex workers in top of the south deported | Stuff.co.nz

Strip searching laws ‘should be clearer’, says NSW Deputy Coroner

The inquest into six deaths at NSW-based music festivals has found that there should be limitations on strip searching, and that its legality “should be carefully reviewed”.

RLC head of police accountability Samantha Lee said: “We know strip searches are causing great harm to the community and now we have the Deputy State Coroner confirming that this invasive practice is having a devastating impact on young lives.”

“The proposed changes recommended by the Deputy Coroner are far from radical, but merely reflect parliament’s original intent that such an invasive procedure be only utilised in the most exceptional of legal circumstances.

Source: Strip searching laws ‘should be clearer’, says NSW Deputy Coroner – Lawyers Weekly

Gangs targeting private schools to traffic Vietnamese girls to Britain, it is revealed

Private schools are making hundreds of thousands of pounds from Vietnamese children who are entering Britain on student visas then disappearing, it has been revealed.

Children thought to be as young as 15 are being brought to the UK by suspected trafficking gangs through legitimate visas sponsored by elite private schools, an investigation by the Times found.

The students often go missing, in some cases disappearing without a trace, within weeks of starting at the schools. It is believed they are victims of trafficking gangs who have exploited a loophole in Britain’s visa rules to bring minors into the country.

The children – who are mostly girls – are feared to have been trafficked into brothels, cannabis farms or nail bars.

Source: Gangs targeting private schools to traffic Vietnamese girls to Britain, it is revealed

Female prisoner takes government to court after alleged assault by transgender inmate

A female prisoner who was allegedly sexually assaulted in jail by a male-bodied transgender inmate has launched a High Court action for a judicial review of government policy.

She says the transgender woman, who is serving a sentence for rape of a female, groped her breasts in the prison toilets. Shortly after the assault, the victim was moved to a different prison only to find her assailant had also moved there and would be sharing accommodation.

She is challenging the lawfulness of the government decision to place trans-women prisoners convicted of sexual and violent offences against women in women’s prisons without, it is claimed, adequately protecting female prisoners.

Source: Female prisoner takes government to court after alleged assault by transgender inmate | News | The Sunday Times

Barcelona court acquits five men of rape because unconscious victim didn’t fight back

A court in Barcelona cleared five men of sexual assault charges on Thursday after saying the crime did not fit the legal definition of rape because the unconscious teenage victim didn’t fight back.

Source: Barcelona court acquits five men of rape because unconscious victim didn’t fight back – CNN

Plan unveiled to ‘strengthen’ sexual consent laws in NSW

NSW may follow the lead of Victoria and Tasmania in amending sexual assault laws to make it clearer that saying or doing nothing does not amount to consent.

In a centrepiece reform, it proposed changes to bring NSW into line with Tasmania and Victoria, where the criminal law states explicitly that a person does not consent to sex if they do not “say or do anything” to “communicate” or “indicate” consent.

The new law would recognise that “a person who ‘freezes’ out of fear and is unable to communicate does not consent”, the commission said.

Source: Plan unveiled to ‘strengthen’ sexual consent laws in NSW

Male-Bodied Rapists Are Being Imprisoned With Women. Why Do so Few People Care?

In 2015, the British Association of Gender Identity Specialists (BAGIS) submitted a written brief to the Transgender Equality Inquiry, which had been undertaken by the UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee, explaining why it was “naïve to suggest that “nobody would seek to pretend transsexual status in prison if this were not actually the case.”

When these men do abuse female inmates, it is referred to, for official purposes, as “female” perpetrated violence, since that is how the perpetrator is classified. I learned about this policy, and the lobby effort behind it, from British radical feminists on Twitter, because, as noted above, the Canadian media either isn’t interested in reporting on it, or is fearful that candid reporting in this area will lead to accusations of transphobia.

The activism of these British women brought the case of Karen White to my attention. White is a male rapist who was admitted into a women’s prison in Wakefield, England in 2017. White has been convicted of raping two female inmates during his three months of incarceration in Wakefield. He was subsequently sent to a male prison.

The commonly held belief that a castrated male offender poses minimal threat to females is a myth. There is certainly no rational reason why a male serial predator should be housed with women, many of whom have a history of being abused by men. Offenders are sent to prison as punishment. They are not sent to prison to be punished; and locking these women in with violent men is cruel and unusual punishment. It is well established that men and women have vastly different patterns of criminality. It is a basic fact that men are physically stronger than women, and that they regularly take advantage of this fact in every imaginable context to dominate and abuse women.

Source: Male-Bodied Rapists Are Being Imprisoned With Women. Why Do so Few People Care? – Quillette

Netflix’s Unbelievable is an honest portrayal of why women retract sexual assault claims

The fear of being accused of lying about sexual assault is a big reason why many women don’t speak up, and it’s explored in the discussion-provoking series.

Source: Netflix’s Unbelievable is an honest portrayal of why women retract sexual assault claims – ABC Life

Without oversight, scores of accused priests commit crimes

Nearly 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious authorities or law enforcement, decades after the first wave of the church abuse scandal roiled U.S. dioceses, an Associated Press investigation has found.

These priests, deacons, monks and lay people now teach middle-school math. They counsel survivors of sexual assault. They work as nurses and volunteer at nonprofits aimed at helping at-risk kids. They live next to playgrounds and day care centers. They foster and care for children.

And in their time since leaving the church, dozens have committed crimes, including sexual assault and possessing child pornography, the AP’s analysis found.

Source: Without oversight, scores of accused priests commit crimes

Welcome to the Men’s Rights Activists Seething Divorced Resentful Fathers Support Group

With Pauline Hanson’s help we’ll finally have an inquiry into how the family court system is run by a coven of misandrists

Source: Welcome to the Men’s Rights Activists Seething Divorced Resentful Fathers Support Group | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian