Today in Cis Privilege: Male claims that female rape victims have privilege, keeps his powerful job

Washington Post syndicated columnist George Will is standing by his recent article on sexual assault that sparked considerable backlash and led at least one prominent newspaper to drop his byline.

In an interview with C-SPAN that will air in full sometime in July, Will said he wouldn’t take back a word of his controversial column, and dismissed his critics as overreacting. “Today, for some reason, indignation is the default position of certain people,” Will said. “I think it has something to do with the internet.”

Will takes issue with the Obama Administration’s recent report on the scope of the campus rape crisis, which cites data from the Department of Justice to conclude that one in five college women are the victim of sexual assault. He claims that statistic is much too high and doesn’t line up with the other data about sexual assault reports.

Over the past week, experts who research violence against women have pointed out the flaws with Will’s interpretation of the data, which relies on a dubious analysis from the American Enterprise Institute — a right-wing group that has a long history of downplaying campus sexual assaults. Nonetheless, Will is defending his column as an important tool to educate people about the real data at the heart of the issue.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/06/21/3451623/george-will-defends-column/

Today in Cis Privilege: Ohio attorney raped woman after she refused sex with judge for light sentence for son

An Ohio lawyer raped a woman in a courtroom conference room after he tried to convince the victim to have sex with a judge to earn a favorable sentence for her son, the attorney’s client, the woman testified Monday.

Columbus-based criminal defense attorney Javier Armengau, 52, has been accused by five different women of sexual misconduct and stands trial on charges of rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, kidnapping and public indecency.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ohio-attny-raped-woman-refused-sex-judge-testimony-article-1.1833343

Today in Cis Privilege: Male therapist sentenced to 16 days in jail for sexually abusing female patient with severe mental health issues

A behavioral health therapist who pleaded guilty to patient abuse and unlawful restraint for sexually abusing a former patient who has severe mental health issues, was chastised by Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Timothy McCormick before he sentenced him to eight weekends in jail.

“What were you thinking?” McCormick asked Gregory Markovich after the victim spoke emotionally for 45 minutes about how she has been unable to cope after the incident last September. “You can tell this victim has serious underlying issues and you were her social worker and was aware of it. What you engaged in is beyond comprehension.”

Markovich, 63, of Conneaut, said he had no explanation and began an affair with the victim after he was no longer her therapist.

He said they lived together for a year-and-a-half and he wanted to help her.

“You took advantage of her,” McCormick said. “You knew how troubled she was and didn’t have the ability to make an educated consensual decision to develop a relationship. Shame on you.”

http://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2014/06/therapist_chastised_and_senten.html

Today in Cis Privilege: Turkish man electrocuted his wife for giving birth to a female baby

A Turkish man is charged with electrocuting his wife as punishment for giving birth to a girl — while on the phone to police who failed to avert the crime, media reported Friday.

The 29-year-old from southeastern Diyarbakir province does not deny murdering his wife by placing a live electric cable under her chin as she slept, a day after their second baby girl was born in January.

The Vatan newspaper published on its front page a transcript of a telephone call he placed to police in which he announced his murderous intent, in real time.

http://freethoughtblogs.com/taslima/2014/06/08/a-turkish-man-killed-his-wife-for-her-crime-of-giving-birth-to-female-babies/

Today in Cis Privilege: All Of The Things Women Are Supposed To Do To Prevent Rape

1. Get married.
2. Take a self defense class.
3. Drink less alcohol.
4. Wear more clothing.
5. Stop taking public transportation.
6. Make it seem like less fun to be a rape victim.
7. Buy special underwear.
8. Download a GPS tracking app.
9. Carry a gun.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/06/10/3447269/guide-prevent-rape/

Today in Cis Privilege: 1.3 million Nepalese women suffer painful and debilitating condition of uterine prolapse

Like 10 percent of Nepal’s 13 million women, Devi suffers from the painful and debilitating condition of uterine prolapse. The ligaments and muscles in her pelvic floor are too weak to hold the uterus, which slips into the vagina. The condition is often caused by overwork, not enough recovery time between pregnancies or pregnancy at a young age.

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/9/uterine-prolapsethehiddenagonyofnepalesewomen.html

Today in Cis Privilege: Louisiana Legislature Passes Bill to Keep Pregnant Women on Life Support Against Wishes

The Louisiana legislature passed a bill this week that will require physicians to keep mentally incapacitated pregnant women on life support against their wishes.

HB 1274 requires physicians to to keep brain-dead women who are at least 20 weeks pregnant on mechanical support if there is a chance the fetus is viable. The law would override requests from family members for removal, and even the wishes of the pregnant woman, but will not apply if a woman has specified in her will that she was not to be resuscitated while pregnant.

http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=15017

Today in Cis Privilege: Players of Popular Video Game Can Pick Up, Rape, and Then Kill Women

Grand Theft Auto V makes it cool to pick up – even kill – prostitutes. My students play GTA V instead of studying. It teaches them to kill prostitutes and demean women in the game – and beyond.

Prostitutes walk certain locations at night. There’s a line of them in the industrial area. In something backless with thigh-high stockings. You can beep your horn to pick one up. “Get in gorgeous! Let’s party,” you’ll shout. “Let’s find someplace quiet, baby,” she’ll say.

Drive her to a secluded place, on a beach, next to the surf and palm trees.

“Go ahead, sugar. Tell me what you crave.”

Select your service from a drop down menu on the screen – $50 for a blow job, $70 for a half-and-half or $100 for everything. Use your joystick to move the camera on the game, to get a good angle.

“Oh my god, fuck yeah, give it to me,” she’ll say. She’ll keep talking for 20 seconds.

When you’re done you leave her there, run the car forward next to her, then reverse, backing over her. You can get out of the car and beat her. She’ll let you. Once she’s dead, you can grab your money back from the ground.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/27/grand-theft-auto-v-prostitutes-killed

Today in Cis Privilege: Male Pastors Charged With Sex Crimes

This is just a small list of some of the crimes (that were actually reported to authorities AND the media) in the MONTH OF MAY ALONE.

•    rape, sodomy, and incest of a nine year old
•    forcing “morning after” pill after raping teens
•    sexual abuse of mentally handicapped in custody
•    producing and distributing child pornography
•    installing hidden cameras in church bathrooms
•    father/son pastors tag-teaming member of youth group
•    drugs, sex, and yes – a dead body

http://www.awkwardmomentsbible.com/shocking-pastors-on-the-prowl/

Today in Cis Privilege: Child prostitutes forced to cash-in on fans at Brazil World Cup – selling sex for £1.30

An investigation reveals how kids living in shocking squalor and high on crack cocaine and glue, are exploited by drug dealers and pimps.

Children as young as 10 are being forced to sell themselves for sex on the streets of Brazil to cash in on the waves of ­football fans heading to the World Cup.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/child-prostitutes-forced-cash-in-fans-3660354