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Rape culture at the highest levels? – Naomi Wolf on Huffington Post

June 13th, 2009 Comments off

Excellent, if disturbing, article on The Huffington Post by Naomi Wolf regarding the recent reversal by the Obama administration regarding the release of photos allegedly showing detainee abuse by American soldiers.

Naomi Wolf: Busted, Pentagon: Why The Photos Probably Do Show Detainees Sodomized and Raped.

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brothers will be brothers…

June 4th, 2009 Comments off

Very well written, insightful piece released by the NSRC (National Sexuality Resource Center) on their website [update September 6, 2012: the NSRC site is no longer available; we are looking for another source for this text] by Nicholas L. Syrett (professor of history at University of Northern Colorado University): Bros Before Hos: College Fraternities and Sexual Exploitation.

Professor Syrett does a very good job of putting fraternity behavior in historical and cultural context. This piece is a must-read for anyone doing prevention work.

My thanks to Amy Benfer of the Broadsheet at Salon.com for bringing this article to my attention (and for offering a very good overview of the salient points).

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The Economic Impact

May 5th, 2009 Comments off

 

My thanks to the folks at Prevention Connection [http://www.preventconnect.org/display/displayHome.cfm] for passing along the link to a recently released report “Hidden Costs in Health Care: The Economic Impact of Violence and Abuse” from the folks at the Academy on Violence & Abuse [www.avahealth.org]. The report can be downloaded in PDF.

I haven’t yet read the report in full, but I believe it demonstrates what those of us who work in the violence prevention movement know: that beyond the immediate impact of intimate partner violence there is costly long-term fallout and health implications. My thanks to the folks at AVA for this important work.

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