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Links 1 through 10 of 62 by Viviane Tang tagged crime

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has revised the way the FBI defines rape, the first update to the federal definition in nearly a century.

The FBI's Uniform Crime Report has defined rape as the "carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will." This definition was narrower than the one used by many police departments around the country, and women's rights advocates said it led to the under-counting of thousands of sexual assaults each year.

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The crime of rape will now be defined as "penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim," the Justice Department said.

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Some of those 10 people might be alive today if it hadn't been for the lackluster response of law enforcement and the press coverage of the case -- much of it sensationalist and dehumanizing -- all because of the first victims' sex-worker status.

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All kinds of people experience sexual violence, and it is a sad fact that most people experience some form of sexual trauma at some point in their lives. "An 80 year old woman can be raped. An 8 year old boy can be raped," Sarah Sloane, a rape survivor herself, reminds us in the opening to her workshop at The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health's 2nd Annual Conference. However, "sexual trauma does not necessarily mean rape," she continues. "Sexual trauma can be sexual harassment [or] unwanted touching."

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Early Sunday, Benjamin Carver, 34, of Washington, was attacked in the rest room of the Stonewall, where the gay rights movement was launched in 1969. Two Staten Island men were charged with assault as a hate crime, accused of yelling homophobic slurs at Carver and pummeling him.

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A handful of feminist blogs, including Feministing, precede me in decrying the media's haste to impugn the credibility of the accuser. As they rightly observe, almost all other media coverage of the story has given the rest of us permission to giggle, when what we really need is a sober dose of reality: that these are credible charges against a very powerful and influential man. It's in our shared interest to take them seriously, evaluate them based on whatever information comes to light and demand answers and accountability.

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Clay and his partner of 20 years, Harold, lived in California. Clay and Harold made diligent efforts to protect their legal rights, and had their legal paperwork in place--wills, powers of attorney, and medical directives, all naming each other. Harold was 88 years old and in frail medical condition, but still living at home with Clay, 77, who was in good health.

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A Wisconsin teenager convicted of using Facebook to blackmail classmates into sex was sentenced to 15 years in prison, according to an Associated Press report.

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Richmond, CA students and families are flocking to online video sharing sites to get their views out. These videos from CNN and Youth Talks present a wide range of view, but they all reinforce how little journalists are needed to interpret--there's a strong effort for Richmond folks to speak for themselves.

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