Sarah Rahal The Detroit News Published 5:21 PM EDT Sep 22, 2018 Detroit — A crowd of provocatively dressed women took over Palmer Park Saturday as the Detroit SlutWalk gathered to take back the word “slut” and bring awareness to sexual and domestic violence. About 70 people joined the transnational march Saturday, which calls for an end to the “rape culture” of blaming victims for being raped or assaulted because of their appearance. Anna Krol, the lead organizer of the Detroit SlutWalk, said she hopes to make it an annual event. "This is the second year and we plan on keeping it going every year until we see progress through politics and society," said Krol, 62. The nonprofit Metro-Detroit Political Action Network and event co-organizers said they felt it was imperative to host another. Last year's theme was SlutPride and this year it was You Still Can't Touch This: Consent Required. The anti-rape movement … [Read more...] about Women March for Consent at Detroit SlutWalk
PUBLISHED: 09:42 24 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:16 24 July 2018 Conor Matchett Police were called to the port area. Picture: Archant A man has been charged with assault by police after an incident in a Suffolk town. Tomas Venkus, 33, of Winnipeg Road in Lowestoft, was charged with two counts of assault. He was released on bail to appear before Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court on August 8.The charge follows an incident where a man on London Road North had picked up a young girl before putting her down after being shouted at by her mother on Saturday, July 21.This came after a similar incident when another child was picked up by the man and put down once challenged. … [Read more...] about Man charged after two children picked up without consent
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader WorldViews by Amanda Erickson by Amanda Erickson Email the author May 20 at 3:21 PM Email the author A woman holds a placard on Nov. 14 in Paris that says “Here in France, the law protects rapists and pedophiles” as part of a push for lawmakers to set a minimum legal age for sexual consent. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images) Men who whistle and catcall women on the streets of France may soon face stiff punishment. On Wednesday, lawmakers in the National Assembly — France's lower house of Parliament — passed measures to curb sexual violence. Among them: People caught harassing women … [Read more...] about France takes a step forward in fighting catcallers but falls short on setting age of consent
Lauren Atkins has had to repeat the story of the worst night of her life so many times that she can now tell it in three sentences. So, when an Oklahoma legislator asked Lauren to share it at a recent committee hearing, she was nervous but prepared. She went to a party last spring; she was incapacitated and a boy at the party told her friends he would take care of her. After she finished throwing up, she recounts, he helped her onto a bed and raped her. "The word rape is hard for some people to hear," Atkins says, "but I feel like me saying it is what actually catches their ear."Stacey Wright, a legislative activist who helped write the bill, heard about Atkins' story and asked her to help shape this new legislation. The 18-year-old got involved because she believes that consent education could have drastically changed that night for her. "I really don't think he did this to be a terrible human being," she says. "He didn't know that this wasn't allowed." Wright hosted Atkins and newly … [Read more...] about Teaching consent: Could Oklahoma lead a new wave in sex education?
WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday wrestled with the scope of police authority to search vehicles without warrants, with Chief Justice John Roberts referencing the shiny red Ferrari taken for a joyride in the 1986 comedy film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" to make a serious legal point.The justices heard arguments in two cases in which convicted defendants are seeking to have key evidence against them thrown out because it was obtained by police officers through vehicle searches conducted without a court-issued warrant.One case involved a stolen motorcycle that was covered by a tarpaulin and parked on private property next to a house in Charlottesville, Virginia. The other involved a rental car stopped by police in Pennsylvania — driven by a man who was not named on the agreement with the rental agency — in which heroin was found.At issue is whether police in the two cases violated the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment, which protects against … [Read more...] about Chief justice invokes ‘Ferris Bueller’ Ferrari in Supreme Court car case