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Saluting Rapists

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By Robert C. Koehler

Remember that awkward silence that fell across the nation back in ’94 when Bill Clinton’s surgeon general used the M-word?

Jocelyn Elders, speaking at an AIDS conference at the U.N. about reducing the risk of sexually transmitted disease, said that masturbation “is part of human sexuality, and perhaps it should be taught.”

Clinton, rather than defend frank, honest talk about sexuality at the national level and condemn its opposite, caved under the weight of the gasps and titters and fired Elders, explaining that the outspoken surgeon general’s comments reflected “differences with Administration policy and my own convictions.” Differences on masturbation? A couple years later, the Monica scandal erupted and things were a little clearer — oh yeah, this is how we talk about sex in America.

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RAWA on International Women’s Day

Emancipation of Afghan women not attainable as long as the occupation, Taliban and “National Front” criminals are not sacked

Feb. 2010 Local warlords in Ghor province in Western Afghanistan publicly flogged two Afghan women.

By Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan

Today, on the 8th of March, Afghan women are mourning for the gang-rape of Bashiras and Saimas, for being flogged by most lowed elements, for being auctioned in open market and for their young daughters who put an end to their miserable lives by self-immolation. But the perpetrators of all these crimes are forgiven; therefore they enjoy complete immunity, are still holding their official positions and tightening it through plundering our people and country.

Though we don’t expect anything different from the most corrupt and dirty puppet regime of the world, the pain of Afghan women turns chronic when the world believes that the US and NATO has donated liberation, democracy and human and women rights for Afghanistan; Continue reading

Throwback to a moralistic age

By Peter Tatchell
Guardian UK

In 2010, it is unbelievable that rape charges might have been dropped because the alleged victim shared fantasies online

Watch out. If you have ever had fantasies about group sex and shared them with another person, you have forfeited your right to say no to sex and can be lawfully raped. This seems to be the judgment in a Bolton rape case at Preston crown court last week, when a woman was denied the right to have her alleged rapists put on trial.

Proceedings were stopped and five men were cleared of raping and conspiring to rape a 24-year-old Liverpool woman after it emerged that she had confided online about her group sex fantasies.  Continue reading

Unprecedented: Honduran resistance grows whether Zelaya returns or not

By The Real News Network

The Terminator is Back

eve-smBy Eve Ensler

What governor – once an actor, then a Terminator, married to a major women’s leader – has the chutzpah to wipe out 100 percent of the domestic violence budget of California, the biggest state in the country, with a single grope of his veto pen?

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