Sunday, November 23, 2014
          

The FBI Finally Ditches Its 80-Year-Old Definition Of Rape

Posted in Sexual Abuse

Slate.com 11/12/2014

"... For nearly 80 years, U.S. officials have collected crime data from local, federal, and tribal law enforcement agencies in order to paint a statistical portrait of violent and property crimes reported across America. And for nearly 80 years, this Uniform Crime Reporting program has relied on the same old definition of rape: the “carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.” Last year, the FBI finally updated the definition for the modern era. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/11/10/fbi_2013_crime_report_the_bureau_expands_its_definition_of_rape.html 

Should Domestic Violence Be Specific Criminal Offence, Asks Law Commission?

Posted in Domestic Violence

Theguardian.com 11/12/2014

"... A specific criminal offence could be created to deal with cases of domestic violence, the Law Commission has suggested in a consultation launched on Wednesday. Any new offence would be a response to widespread concerns that domestic violence is not being effectively policed, the commission said. It would also alert social services in future to the fact that an individual had a history of aggression against a partner. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/12/domestic-violence-specific-criminal-offence-law-commission 

How The ABLE Act Would Expand The Welfare State

Posted in Policy & Legislation

Heritage.org 11/12/2014

"... The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act would establish tax-favored savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. The problem is that the ABLE Act takes a decisive step in expanding the welfare state. It eliminates asset tests for all means-tested welfare programs for families with a child who is eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/11/how-the-able-act-would-expand-the-welfare-state 

The Latest Targets Of Sexual Radicalism

Posted in Policy & Legislation

Crisismagazine.com 11/12/2014

"... Accusations of “rape,” “sexual assault,” “sexual harassment,” and “sexual misconduct” on university campuses are “tried” not by criminal courts, but by an archipelago of campus pseudo-courts staffed by students and faculty. “Across the country, students accused of sexual assault are regularly tried before inadequate and unjust campus judiciaries,” writes Kitchens. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/latest-targets-sexual-radicalism 

Y Chromosome Linked To Cancer And Death Risk In Men

Posted in Physical Health

Bbc.com 11/11/2014

"... The male Y chromosome may have a role in prolonging men's lives and fighting cancer, scientists have said. Research into 1,153 elderly men at the University of Sweden found those who had lost part of their Y chromosome died on average 5.5 years earlier than those who had not. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29703455 

Worst Habits For Your Mental Health

Posted in Mental Health

Abcnews.go.com 11/11/2014

"... Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you make every day may also affect your mood more than you may realize. Your social media habits, exercise routine, and even the way you walk may be sucking the happiness out of your day, and you may not even know it. ..."

Read the entire article: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/worst-habits-mental-health/story?id=26766658 

7 Ways To Honor A Vet On Veterans Day

Posted in Mental Health

Money.usnews.com 11/11/2014

"... Today is Veterans Day, a day when Americans celebrate the brave men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces. Yet, for many of us, the day passes without the direct opportunity to honor our veterans, or the opportunity involves opening our wallets wide at a moment when it’s difficult to do so. Here are seven things you can do today to honor a veteran. Opening your heart and giving a bit of your time is all that is required. ..."

Read the entire article: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2014/11/11/7-ways-to-honor-a-vet-on-veterans-day 

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