Saturday, October 25, 2014
          

Celebrities Attend Annual New Yorkers For Children’s Fall Gala

Posted in Entertainment News

Pagesix.com 10/2/2014

"... Even though most of the fashion world was still in Paris on Tuesday night, many of New York’s most beautiful and well-dressed turned out for the New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala. While the event ended with an amazing performance by Estelle, it was the stories of those who had been in foster care and gone on to success that most moved the crowd. ..."

Read the entire article: http://pagesix.com/2014/10/01/celebrities-attend-annual-new-yorkers-for-childrens-fall-gala/ 

Washington D.C. Bartender Has Created The "Worlds First" Beverage Coaster That Stop's Drink Tampering & Date Rape

Posted in Sexual Abuse

Drinklock.kinja.com 10/1/2014

"... My name is Mike Bokman, I'm a local bartender in the beautiful city of Washington DC "as well as a victim of drink tampering" I am also the founder and CEO of DrinkLock where I have created the world's first and only "Reverse Coaster" a bar coaster that uses tamper evident technology to protect and is truly the first line of defense in the battle against date rape and drink tampering in all social settings. ..."

Read the entire article: http://drinklock.kinja.com/washington-dc-bartender-has-created-the-worlds-first-1633857049/+drinklock

"Yes Means Yes" Becomes Law In California

Posted in Policy & Legislation

Cbsnews.com 10/1/2014

"... Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports. State lawmakers last month approved SB967 by Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, as states and universities across the U.S. are under pressure to change how they handle rape allegations. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/yes-means-yes-becomes-law-in-california/ 

Drop The Domestic Violence Double-Standard

Posted in Domestic Violence

Saveservices.org 10/1/2014

"... National Football League running back Ray Rice was arrested and indicted for aggravated assault on March 27, 2014, after he punched his then-fiancée in the face, rendering her unconscious. As a result, the NFL suspended Rice indefinitely.

U.S. Soccer goaltender Hope Solo was arrested on June 21, 2014 and charged with two counts of fourth degree assault against her nephew and sister. But while the NFL took strong action, the U.S. Soccer Federation chose to make excuses. ..."

CSU To Install Sexual Assault Victim Advocates At All Campuses

Posted in Sexual Abuse

Dailynews.com 10/1/2014

"... Cal State University officials have announced that each of the system’s 23 campuses will have a confidential sexual assault victim advocate in place by June. Last week’s announcement comes amid calls from lawmakers and advocacy groups to strengthen campus policies against sexual assault, and bolster programs that combat what some say is an epidemic of sexual violence among college students. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20140926/csu-to-install-sexual-assault-victim-advocates-at-all-campuses 

Presidential Proclamation --- October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2014

Posted in Domestic Violence

Whitehouse.gov 10/1/2014

"... Domestic violence affects every American.  It harms our communities, weakens the foundation of our Nation, and hurts those we love most.  It is an affront to our basic decency and humanity, and it must end.  During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we acknowledge the progress made in reducing these shameful crimes, embrace the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse, and recognize that more work remains until every individual is able to live free from fear. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/30/presidential-proclamation-national-domestic-violence-awareness-month-201

A Rape Epidemic — By Women?

Posted in Sexual Abuse

Usatoday.com 10/1/2014

"... Men are raped by women at nearly the same rate women are raped by men. According to a recent study from the University of Missouri, published by the American Psychological Association, male victims of sexual assault are often victimized by women: "A total of 43% of high school boys and young college men reported they had an unwanted sexual experience and of those, 95% said a female acquaintance was the aggressor. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/09/22/rape-cdc-numbers-misleading-definition-date-forced-sexual-assault-column/16007089/ 

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