Friday, December 19, 2014

Janice Dickinson Accuses Bill Cosby Of Drugging And Sexually Assaulting Her

Posted in Entertainment News 11/20/2014

"... Model Janice Dickinson has accused Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1982 in an exclusive interview with “Entertainment Tonight.” She is the fifth woman to publicly accuse the comedian and actor of sexual abuse. ..."

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Law Professor Janet Halley On Why Harvard’s Sexual Harassment Policy Must Change

Posted in Policy & Legislation 11/19/2014

"... Harvard Law School Professor Janet Halley has been a strong advocate for due process rights for college and university students accused of sexual assault. Harvard’s sexual harassment policy goes too far in several ways. As Halley points out, its definition of “harassment” is broad enough to encompass a wide range of protected speech. Such a broad definition, Halley argues, will shut down exactly the kind of conversations that are necessary in order to educate students about, and help prevent, sexual assault. ..."

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For The First Time Ever, A Prosecutor Will Go To Jail For Wrongfully Convicting An Innocent Man

Posted in False Accusations 11/19/2014

"... What's newsworthy and novel about today's plea is that a prosecutor was actually punished in a meaningful way for his transgressions. The adage that the powerful go unpunished is no truer or more visible than with police officers and prosecutors in America--even when they send innocent people to prison from their misconduct. ..."

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Attack On Bill Cosby Is No Laughing Matter

Posted in False Accusations 11/19/2014

"... I don’t know if the allegations against Cosby are true, but the man has never stood trial or been convicted in a court of law; therefore, he deserves the benefit of the doubt. His accuser should have brought charges against him or sued him years ago. Now she needs to move on. Instead, she’s seeking publicity and pushing for legislation that would make sure that statutes against rape allegations never expire. ..."

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Feminism And The Brewing Shirt Storm

Posted in Feminism 11/19/2014

"... Ultimately, there is no membership fee for feminism and no official rules for participation. By default, it is a cultural identity where participation is user-defined. Many of those users are becoming frustrated with what they see as the darkening of a movement that was long known for positivity, advocacy, and equality. ..."

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Watching For Signs Of Domestic Violence In Abusers Is A First Step Toward Preventing Lethal Incidents

Posted in Domestic Violence 11/19/2014

"... Recent cases of lethal domestic violence, both locally and in the national spotlight, highlight the problem that appears endemic to society in the United States. Domestic violence usually, but doesn’t always, escalate from more benign forms of intimidation. Therefore, if friends, neighbors, colleagues see some of the signs, there may be a way to help a victim break the cycle by intervening prior to its most devastating consequences. ..."

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How Schools Could Better Handle Campus Rape Cases

Posted in Sexual Abuse 11/19/2014

"... Handling campus sexual assault is becoming more complicated with lower evidentiary standards, broader definitions of rape and trials presided over by professors with little or no legal experience. Rubenfeld explains that in order to improve students' safety we need to start thinking more realistically about alcohol consumption on college campuses, return to the legal definition of sexual assault and encourage better collaboration between law enforcement and the college hearing process. ..."

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Exercise Improves More Than Just Physical Health

Posted in Physical Health 11/18/2014

"... Everybody knows that exercise is good for you, but other than its obvious health benefits, what else is it good for? It turns out that exercise is good for a lot, actually. Mayo Clinic research and education, posted an article by its staff titled “Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity.” The article begins with what everybody already knows: exercise controls weight and combats health conditions and diseases. Exercise also, however, improves mood. ..."

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Battling Prostate Cancer Involves The Whole Family

Posted in Prostate Cancer 11/18/2014

"... When a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, he is handed a plate overflowing with issues he needs to quickly make decisions about and that can have devastating consequences on his perceived quality of life. The first thing he must decide, with the help of his doctors, is whether the negative side effects of the treatments are worth suffering for the likely extension of his life span. ..."

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Technology's Latest Quest: Tracking Mental Health

Posted in Mental Health 11/18/2014

"... Researchers are beginning to link to mental health certain types of data that people can’t track or identify in themselves. Just as an EKG is a more effective tool to diagnose cardiac disease than asking a patient how his or her heart feels, these new data sources could radically change our ability to track mental health. ..."

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