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New sex scandal hits Australian defence force

SYDNEY — The Australian military was rocked Thursday by a new sex scandal, including allegations of assault, child porn, rape and drug-dealing within its ranks. Documents obtained by Channel Seven News under the Freedom of Information Act detail what it called “ongoing, often major, breaches of discipline in Australia’s armed…

Air Force Academy charges 3 cadets with sexual assault

Less than a week after a Department of Defense report found a sharp increase in sexual assaults at military academies, three Air Force Academy cadets have been charged with sexual assault. Official documents say that Robert M. Evenson Jr. used his position as the Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer for Honor cases…

Sexual assaults rise at US military academies

The number of sexual assaults reported at the country’s prestigious military academies rose sharply for the second year in a row, according to a Pentagon report issued Tuesday. A total of 65 sexual assault cases were reported at the three academies in 2010-11 compared to 41 reports in the previous…

Mona Eltahawy tells CNN about her sexual assault from Egyptian police

Renowned Egyptian American journalist Mona Eltahawy appeared on CNN throughout Friday to discuss her brutal beating at the hands of Egyptian police forces at Tahrir Square. Speaking on The Situation Room with guest host Joe Johns, Eltahawy discussed her horrifying sexual assault, which resulted in a broken arm and hand.…

Looking at releasing dirty pictures as a form of sexual assault

I agree with Jeff here that it’s about time that we started viewing the release of privately made sexual photographs and videos to anyone other than their intended audience as a form of sexual assault. The motivation to do so is indistinguishable from that as a rapist—using sex as a…

Creative misogynists still unable to imagine letting go of the hate

Salon has an article up about a popular (because it’s still largely legal) form of sexual harassment/assault known by its wannabe rapist fans as “upskirting”. It’s interesting—Tracy Clark-Flory dances around the words “assault” and “harassment”, probably because she doesn’t want the inevitable deluge of men who are defensive of their…

Substance abuse, promiscuity, but what about sexual assault?

I wrote about the DOI scandals yesterday—the graft, the cocaine, the sex that I hoped would make it hook into the public consciousness—but was not aware of something in the report that certainly ranks above mere screwing around and doing drugs in terms of awful. Lindsay, intrepid digger-up-of-shit that she…

Missouri’s Rep. Scott Muschany: This week’s Republican Sexual Hypocrite

Can the GOP keep up the pace of having at least one embarrassing elected official busted per week for violent criminal sexual behavior all the way through to the election? They dipped down into the fetid well to give us Missouri state Rep. Scott Muschany, R-Frontenac. What did he do?…

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