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1 In 16 U.S. Women Cite Rape Or Coercion As Their...

The #MeToo movement has been a catalyst for conversation about sexual consent and the prevalence of violence against women. A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine confirms that the numbers are just as alarming among everyday women. According to that study, which surveyed over 13,000 women age 18-44, roughly 1 in 16 women said their first sexual experience was through rape. The women on average reported being around 15 years old at the time, and had a partner that was years older. The numbers are even more alarming when you drill down further. More than 26% of study participants said they were physically threatened during the encounter and 46% recalled being physically held down. Over half (56%) said they were verbally pressured into having sex, and 16% said the person threatened to end the relationship if they refused to consent to sex.  “Any sexual encounter (with penetration) that occurs against somebody’s will is rape. If somebody is verbally pressured into having sex, it’s just as much rape,” said the study’s lead author Laura Hawks, an internist and Harvard Medical School researcher. Previous studies have shown that Black women are at an even higher risk of experiencing sexual violence at a young age. According to Now.org, over eighteen percent of African American women will experience sexual assault in her lifetime, and this percentage only reflects those who report the incident. This was especially apparent when the Surviving R. Kelly documentary became a national conversation. The night of its premiere, The National Sexual Assault Hotline received 27 percent more calls than it did on the same day during the previous week. If you’re seeking help dealing with sexual assault or abuse, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), where trained professionals can provide you with support, information, advice, or a referral for therapy. You can also get 24/7 help online by visiting online.rainn.org. Share : TOPICS: Love & Sex Sex sexual assault

Mom sacked for demanding private space to pump breast milk gets...

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Two white University of Arizona students arrested over brutal beating of...

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Haiti PM Calls For Calm Amid Fuel Shortage

Haiti - News : Zapping...16/09/2019 11:30:58 Fuels : PM Lapin calls for calmJean Michel Lapin, the acting Prime Minister resigned, informs the population that importers have confirmed, the arrival Monday, September 16 of 110,000 barrels of gasoline and 155,000 other barrels of diesel are expected between 19 and 20 September."The talks continue with the different sectors concerned by the fuel market in order to solve this problem definitively to the satisfaction of the population [...] We ask the population to keep calm and not give in to manipulations politicians [...]" See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28749-haiti-flash-next-arrival-of-fuels-in-less-quantity-than-political-announcements.htmlEmbassy of Canada, phone problem< b >The Canadian Embassy in Haiti is currently experiencing technical problems. If you need consular assistance, contact us at +1 613 996 8885 (collect where possible) or sos@international.gc.ca.Anti-government demonstrationOn Monday, anti-government protesters erected barricades of burning tires on several major roads in the metropolitan area, including Delmas 30, Bourdon and Couch Vert paralyzing traffic and creating tension in the capital. important police device was deployed to deal with possible violence.Motorcycle taxis paralyze trafficOn Sunday at Bon-Repos (Croix-des-Bouquets), motorcycle taxi drivers paralyzed traffic from the Sol gas station on RN #1.Canada : Travel AdvisoryAfter France https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28506-haiti-news-zapping.html , it is the tuen of Canada to issue in a NOTICE to his fellow citizens wishing to travel or reside in Haiti."Haiti is experiencing fuel shortages. The situation has led to instances of violence across the country since September 2, 2019. Protests are expected over the next few days. Burning barricades are already disrupting traffic in the main streets of Port-au-Prince.Avoid all unnecessary travel to Haiti. If you are in the country :- Limit all non-essential movements- Avoid crossing road blockades, even if they appear unattended- Plan to have adequate water, food and fuel suppliesHL/ HaitiLibre

John Legend Criticizes Felicity Huffman’s 14-Day Sentence

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Fred Segal John Legend is weighing in on Felicity Huffman’s surprise 14-day prison sentence for her part in the college admissions bribery scandal. The actress was also ordered by a federal judge to pay a fine of $30,000 as well as perform 250 hours of community service. Many criticized the sentence as an example of how low-income individuals and people of color often receive much higher sentences for lesser transgressions.  “I get why everyone gets mad when rich person X gets a short sentence and poor person of color Y gets a long one,” Legend tweeted without directly naming Huffman. “The answer isn’t for X to get more; it’s for both of them to get less (or even none!!!) We should level down not up.” “Americans have become desensitized to how much we lock people up. Prisons and jails are not the answer to every bad thing everyone does, but we’ve come to use them to address nearly every societal ill,” he continued. Americans have become desensitized to how much we lock people up. Prisons and jails are not the answer to every bad thing everyone does, but we've come to use them to address nearly every societal ill. — John Legend (@johnlegend) September 14, 2019Legend then mentioned some of the cases people cited as examples of inequities in sentencing. “It’s insane we locked a woman up for 5 years for sending her kid to the wrong school district. Literally everyone involved in that decision should be ashamed of themselves,” he tweeted, referencing Connecticut mom Tanya McDowell, who in 2012 was sentenced to five years in prison for enrolling her son in a school district where he didn’t live. It's unconscionable that we locked a woman up for voting when, unbeknownst to her, she was ineligible. — John Legend (@johnlegend) September 14, 2019 And no one in our nation will benefit from the 14 days an actress will serve for cheating in college admissions. We don't need to lock people up for any of this stuff.— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 14, 2019“No one in our nation will benefit from the 14 days an actress will serve for cheating in college admissions.” Share : TOPICS: Celebrity Felicity Huffman John Legend

USA Today’s 1619 Series Is Racist, Radical, and Not Responsible

Like the New York Times' series, USA Today's major feel-good series "1619: Searching for Answers" could produce more white guilt than any revelations about slavery.  Both series were a sham, a shame,...

The truth about Alabama’s history

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