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After 45 hours of deliberations, a jury found former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw guilty on 18 charges, including rape and sexual battery, for assaulting 13 black women over the course of seven months while on duty.<div>
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Holtzclaw Convicted of Rape, Sexual Battery

After 45 hours of deliberations, a jury found former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw guilty on 18 charges, including rape and sexual battery, for assaulting 13 black women over the course of seven months while on duty. Related posts:Hundreds of Police Officers Lost Jobs for Committing Sexual Assault Feminist Scholars Convene in Milwaukee For […]

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Over the last six years, about 1,000 police officers in the United States lost their badges because of sexual misconduct, according to an investigation by the Associated Press. 
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Hundreds of Police Officers Lost Jobs for Committing Sexual Assault

Over the last six years, about 1,000 police officers in the United States lost their badges because of sexual misconduct, according to an investigation by the Associated Press. Related posts: Texas Woman Files Complaint After Officer Forcibly Searches… Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation Blog » Feminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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Joe Biden announces million dollar plan to clear the massive national rape kit backlog. 
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Lawmakers Pledge $80 Million to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlogs Nationwide

Joe Biden announces million dollar plan to clear the massive national rape kit backlog. Related posts: Texas Woman Files Complaint After Officer Forcibly Searches her Vagina Fraternity Signs Promote Rape Culture, Elicit Outrage The Senate Blocked th… Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation Blog » Feminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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Rather than depending on the popular mantra “no means no,” consent under this legislation requires an “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.”<div>
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“Yes Means Yes” Sex Education Could Spread to California High Schools

Rather than depending on the popular mantra “no means no,” consent under this legislation requires an “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.” Related posts:Texas Woman Files Complaint After Officer Forcibly Searches her Vagina Fraternity Signs Promote Rape Culture, Elicit Outrage The Senate Blocked the Military Justice Improvement Act Again Read more […]

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"I feel like they sexually assaulted me! I really do," Charnesia Corley said about a forced body-cavity search following a traffic stop in which a Texas deputy claimed he smelled marijuana. 
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Texas Woman Files Complaint After Officer Forcibly Searches her Vagina

“I feel like they sexually assaulted me! I really do,” Charnesia Corley said about a forced body-cavity search following a traffic stop in which a Texas deputy claimed he smelled marijuana. Related posts: Police Need to be Held Accountable for Violenc… Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation Blog » Feminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation […]

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DC At-Large Council member Anita Bonds proposed new legislation this week that would require colleges and universities to clearly mark the transcript of a college student convicted of sexual assault while on campus, putting it permanently on a student'...

This DC Council Member Wants Sexual Assault Convictions to Appear on College Transcripts

DC At-Large Council member Anita Bonds proposed new legislation this week that would require colleges and universities to clearly mark the transcript of a college student convicted of sexual assault while on campus, putting it permanently on a student’… Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation Blog » Feminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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The data also show that students are divided about the definition of consent, that victims of sexual assault suffer from trauma, and that a small minority of victims report the crime. 
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New Poll Reaffirms That 1 in 5 College Women are Sexually Assaulted

The data also show that students are divided about the definition of consent, that victims of sexual assault suffer from trauma, and that a small minority of victims report the crime. Related posts: A Judge Just Dramatically Reduced the Sentence of a … Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation […]

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday filed the Military Justice Improvement Act as an amendment to the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act.
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Senator Gillibrand Continues Fight for Military Justice Improvement Act

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday filed the Military Justice Improvement Act as an amendment to the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act. Related posts: The House is Voting on a 20-Week Abortion Ban with Burdensome Rape Requirements Today A Judg… Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Patrick Meehan (R-PA) today re-introduced the Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency (HALT) Campus Sexual Violence Act to strengthen efforts to combat the epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses. “We have to stop campus sexual assault in its tracks,” said Speier. “We need real enforcement that will make colleges live up to their obligations under federal law.” At an event marking the introduction, Speier reiterated that “Rape is a crime” and noted that the HALT Campus Sexual Violence Act was a result of student organizing and survivors who have had the courage to come forward. Just this past April, in response to inquiries from Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Tim Kaine (D-VA), the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) within the Department of Education – which enforces Title IX – reported that between FY2009 and FY2014, sexual violence complaints at institutions of higher education increased by more than 1000 percent. OCR noted that the number of complaints has made it difficult for the Department to complete timely investigations. The average length of a sexual violence investigation increased from 379 days in 2009 to 1,469 days in 2014. According to OCR, the Department could […]<div>
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Speier and Meehan Introduce HALT Campus Sexual Violence Act

Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Patrick Meehan (R-PA) today re-introduced the Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency (HALT) Campus Sexual Violence Act to strengthen efforts to combat the epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses. “We have to stop campus sexual assault in its tracks,” said Speier. “We need real enforcement that will make colleges live […]

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Last night, SLUT: The Play, a powerful play about the realities of sexual assault in high schools, was performed for thousands at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC.
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SLUT: The Play Performance in DC Was a Call to Action for Consent Education

Last night, SLUT: The Play, a powerful play about the realities of sexual assault in high schools, was performed for thousands at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC. Related posts: Houston Is Finally Testing a Backlog of Thirty-Year-Old Rape Kits Thi… Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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House Bill 36 is a restrictive 20-week abortion ban that would force rape survivors seeking abortion care to either report the crime or seek medical care or counseling at least 48 hours prior to having an abortion.
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The House is Voting on a 20-Week Abortion Ban with Burdensome Rape Requirements Today

House Bill 36 is a restrictive 20-week abortion ban that would force rape survivors seeking abortion care to either report the crime or seek medical care or counseling at least 48 hours prior to having an abortion. Related posts: This Bipartisan Bill W… Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation […]

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Nieto, who was convicted last December of one felony count of sexual intercourse with a child and one felony count of lewd act upon a child for sodomizing a 3-year-old toddler, will now only spend 10 years behind bars.
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A Judge Just Dramatically Reduced the Sentence of a Man Convicted of Raping a Toddler

Nieto, who was convicted last December of one felony count of sexual intercourse with a child and one felony count of lewd act upon a child for sodomizing a 3-year-old toddler, will now only spend 10 years behind bars. Related posts: UVA President Anno… Read more at: Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority […]

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