From the Guardian:
Oklahoma court: oral sex is not rape if victim is unconscious from drinking
The ruling, a unanimous decision by the state’s criminal appeals court, is sparking outrage among critics who say the judicial system was engaged in victim-blaming and buying outdated notions about rape
From the 9 September 2015 Rolling Stone, Trump offers his take on Carly Fiorina, picked today by Ted Cruz as his chosen Veep:
Trump’s expression sours in schoolboy disgust as the camera bores in on Fiorina. “Look at that face!” he cries. “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!” The laughter grows halting and faint behind him. “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
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From a must-read report in the Guardian:
Tyann Sorrell details to the Guardian how the school denies basic protections to victims and forces them to pursue litigation if they want a safe workplace
From the Independent:
Ted Cruz accuses Donald Trump of ‘political correctness’ over transgender bathroom controversy
Senator Ted Cruz has accused Donald Trump of pandering to political correctness after the tycoon said he believed transgender people should use the lavatory they wish to.
Seems like every week brings yet one more allegation of sexual misdeeds at the University of California’s flagship campus.
The latest from the
Oakland Tribune East Bay Times:
Rocked by a widening sexual misconduct scandal, the University of California on Thursday revealed it has hired an outside investigator to examine allegations that the Cal men’s crew coach failed to report a sexual assault claim against one of his rowers.
A former female member of the team claims coach Mike Teti, an Olympic medalist and nationally regarded coach, knew she had been sexually assaulted in December 2013 at a crew team party. Instead of reporting it, she said, the coach told her to stop crying, saying, “You’re no angel anyway,” and asked her about her sexual relationships with other rowers.
Reached Thursday evening, Teti wrote in an email the “allegations are completely false and I’m confident any investigation will prove this.”
The allegations come just weeks after Cal assistant basketball coach Yann Hufnagel resigned after the university found he had propositioned a female reporter for sex and revelations that diving coach Todd Mulzet was docked $455 in pay for sexually bullying a co-worker. On Thursday, the university told this news organization it is not renewing Mulzet’s contract. The coaches are part of a larger scandal that has brought down a UC Berkeley provost, law school dean, world-renowned astronomy professor and other high profile faculty members.
From the Guardian:
Paramount’s last film by a woman was 2014’s Selma while 20th Century Fox has not released a female-directed movie since 2010, investigative report found