Marine Corps Colonel One of Hundreds Arrested in Florida Prostitution Bust Human Rights 

Marine Corps Colonel One of Hundreds Arrested in Florida Prostitution Bust

Florida, United States (Sputnik) – A US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel was among 277 people arrested as part of a massive sting operation to break up a prostitution and human trafficking ring in Florida, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Col. Kevin Scott was arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution, a misdemeanor. Scott was one of the hundreds arrested in “Operation No Tricks, No Treats,” a sting carried out by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The 51-year-old colonel allegedly attempted to solicit sex work for $80 from an undercover detective, and he also drove a government-leased car to the meeting place. Read More

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We need a new, radical vision of feminist sisterhood Activism 

We need a new, radical vision of feminist sisterhood

(OpenDemocracy) – The racism of white feminists, whether overt or covert, contributes to the oppression of women of colour, and holds the movement back. The feminist movement has a race problem. This is nothing new – in fact, the problem has been there since the movement began. The racism of white women, whether it is overt or covert, actively contributes to oppression experienced by women of colour. That racism also undermines the efforts of feminist struggle by upholding white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchy. For some white women, the benefits of white privilege seem to outweigh the gains to be made through Read More

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How media sexism demeans women and fuels abuse by men like Weinstein Culture Featured 

How media sexism demeans women and fuels abuse by men like Weinstein

(Conversation) – The sexual abuse scandal currently embroiling media mogul Harvey Weinstein has stunned the United States, with Hollywood and the fashion industry declaring that “this way of treating women ends now.” As an Argentinean woman who studies gender in the media, I find it hard to be surprised by Weinstein’s misdeeds. Machismo remains deeply ingrained in Latin American society, yes, but even female political leaders in supposedly gender-equal paradises like Norway and Switzerland have told me that they are criticized more in the press and held to a higher standard than their male counterparts. How could they not Read More

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The Gender Dictionary: Him, her, they, we help you understand the difference Education 

The Gender Dictionary: Him, her, they, we help you understand the difference

(LiveSA) – Do you feel lost when people say things like heteronormative or gender dichotomy? Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. That is why we have put together the Gender Dictionary where we explore the varying aspects of gender and sexuality While some people may not know, there is actually a difference between gender and sex. It important to understand the difference before we go into the details of sexuality. Sex refers to the physical parts that you are born with that make you a male or female. Gender on the other hand is what you choose to identify Read More

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Real beauty doesn’t need to be retouched Beauty Featured 

Real beauty doesn’t need to be retouched

(Conversation) -The giant global photographic agency, Getty Images, has announced it plans to ban retouching of images of models “to make them look thinner or larger”. The move follows a change to the law in France that requires images where the “body of the model has been modified … to either slim or flesh out her figure” to be accompanied by a “photographie retouchée” label. These are groundbreaking developments which could be incredibly important, not just for the fashion industry, but for generations to come who may no longer grow up with unrealistic expectations of how their bodies should Read More

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