(GIN)–A popular Nigerian comic is losing fans fast as he goes on the attack over a rape joke that fell flat. The joke sparked an exodus of fans who abandoned the comedian Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth but not before leaving a long trail of negative tweets and other unforgiving critiques. “Show me a man who […]
(GIN)—Abiding by Senegalese law, a 10-year-old girl was compelled to complete her pregnancy despite having little knowledge of the “facts of life.” The girl, who just turned 11, told the Guardian newspaper that she did not even realize she was pregnant. “My mother saw my body changing and because I was vomiting she took me […]
This is not to condone capital punishment, but we do find it different that for once, it seems that the rapist and not the victim is being punished. We’re not saying that the death penalty necessarily is a good deterrent to crime, but certainly the thought of being stoned to death for rape and other […]
Perhaps it truly is the fault of lack of resources but given the nation’s and the world’s history with prosecuting rape—or rather, even blaming victims—some are going to wonder if rape cases just aren’t a priority in some police departments and prosecutors’ offices. Many might argue that this is not Iran where a rape victim […]
What is the definition of manliness? Passing laws to cover the fact that your society’s men are so weak of mind that they would physically assault someone’s mother, sister or daughter and be too cowardly to pay the consequences themselves. Blame the victim! And for those who hide behind so-called “religious convention,” take a read […]
Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY 1:13 p.m. EST February 26, 2014 STORY HIGHLIGHTS They are banned from so-called “positions of trust” — recruiters, sexual assault counselors and drill sergeants More than 20,000 soldiers in these positions were reviewed over the last eight months The Army reported it dismissed 55 soldiers from similar positions last summer […]
By Bria Freeman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper The 18-year-old rape victim has been trying to get on with her life, though things are not as she had planned before she headed to Howard University as a freshman in the fall of 2012. Then, she had high hopes. She enjoyed attending classes […]
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