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Rape victim Lydia Cuomo advocates for passage of the “rape is rape” bill, which would redefine rape in New York state.

From the NY Daily News:

At the urging of a brave Bronx teacher brutally raped by a city cop, the state Assembly unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to toughen the state’s rape laws.

The so-called “rape is rape” bill would classify vaginal, anal and oral contact as rape.

The latter two, under current state law, are considered criminal sexual conduct, not rape — a distinction some victims say lessens the perceived severity of the crime even though it carries the same criminal penalties.

The bill also would only require that vaginal contact be proven for rape, instead of the current standard of penetration.

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From Action News 19:

We’ve learned a Transportation Security Agent has been arrested on a warrant for the rape of a northeast Ohio boy he had been mentoring as a big brother.

The man had been a volunteer with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland.

Cleveland Sex Crimes investigators built a case against him, and he was arrested at the airport in Newark, NJ.

He had gone to work for the TSA in Germany.

We’re not naming the man until he gets brought back to Cleveland and charged.

19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

From The Daily Mail:

Paul Magnuson, who recently worked as a transportation security inspector for the TSA and was returning to America after working on a job in Frankfurt, Germany, was arrested in the international airport in Newark, New Jersey.

He will remain in New Jersey until he has a hearing to see if he will be extradited to Ohio.

What did the TSA have to say about all this?

‘TSA holds its employees to the highest ethical standards and expects all employees to conduct themselves with integrity and professionalism and takes appropriate action when allegations are substantiated.’

I wonder if everyone in the TSA has this sentence memorized yet. The truth is, the TSA has a pedophile problem and it’s high time they started eradicating it.

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Field of Hope

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In the Congo (DRC), rape is an every day occurrence. They are then shunned by their families and communities. Masika Katsuva is taking in those women and trying to make a difference in their lives.

FIELD OF HOPE PREVIEW from STUDIO 9 FILMS on Vimeo.

“We women have something precious that everyone seems to be after. ” – Masika Katsuva

In a corner of Eastern Congo (DRC), Masika Katsuva is planting rows of seed in a field. Masika and the women farming with her are all survivors of the worst brutalities imaginable, multiple rapes and violent assaults.

The field is their hope, their therapy and their source of food and income.

They come to this refuge as victims, punished by the violation of rape, blamed and rejected by their families and the local community.

Masika becomes a mother figure to the women and their children – the results of rape – and as they plant, tend, harvest and finally sell their crops they begin to heal together.

A Studio 9 Film produced, directed and filmed by Fiona Lloyd-Davies.

The CNN article is graphic and difficult to read, but everyone should.

Like so many women survivors, she too was rejected when she and her two teenage daughters were raped by militia men. Her husband was murdered in front of her, chopped up and she was forced to eat his private parts.

I know I write a lot about the western world and how our privacy and civil rights have been compromised or taken away, yet I can still leave my house on a daily basis and never worry about being raped multiple times before I return home. Rape should never be an acceptable part of your daily life.

You can find out more at CNN, reddit, and Masika’s website. Elections will be held on November 28, 2011, but will anything change?

If you’d like to help out and donate, you need to do it directly with your bank.

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A few things should be made clear here before everyone gets up in arms over this. This did not happen on the job and the man is innocent until proven guilty. What should be considered disturbing is that, if true, this man had a job groping individuals for a living.

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If you’re a typical American, you probably read the big American newspapers and maybe a local paper or two. Most Americans don’t read newspapers from overseas, which means that they have missed a huge story about the disgusting treatment of people at the hands of American citizens. Two stories have recently come to light about just how inhumane the American soldiers have been. It is the story of rape and random killings.

We saw the photos of Abu Ghraib that the government wanted us to see, but there were worse photos to be seen. These were deemed so terrible that our fragile little “America is the best nation ever” eyes could not see. At least that is how the government thinks. If we had seen, heard, read about the rape and torture, particularly women, in Abu Ghraib, the nation would have turned against the government and demanded all troops return home immediately. Instead, we’ve been kept in the dark about what really happens there.

Read the rest of my article at The Daily Censored.

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