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Jul 04, 2011
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What is wrong with the wording “having sex with a 2- to 3-month-old baby” that is in a newspaper article describing an U.S. Army major accused of raping an infant? This is the question I want to shout out at the world of media reporting. Over and over I read similar statements in column …
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Category: Humans Rights
Tags: taboo

Jun 21, 2011
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At first glance this title may seem like an oxymoron but it is not. Now, several days after Father’s Day there will be store employees lifting Father’s Day cards from their display slots, maybe packing them away until next year. It makes me think about the good men deserving o…
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Category: Humans Rights
Tags: pedophilia

Jun 21, 2011
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It seems, I ought to, when writing or speaking about rapings perpetrated predominately against women and girls pre-post- or in-conflict refer to such a crime as being isolated to “a weapon of war” because this is how the world is presently translating such rapings.  Today I wil…
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Category: NST
Tags: Torture

Apr 28, 2011
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Yesterday, I listened to Sara's message on my answering machine.[1] She was asking who she could contact to try to explain why mammogram technicians need sensitivity education so they would become aware of the impact forced nakedness can have on women who have survived non-state torture (NST) victim…
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Category: Triggers
Tags: Torture

Apr 23, 2011
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In industrialized countries such as Canada, Easter time is expressed in store aisle after store aisle. Cloaked with Easter egg candies and the chocolate – white or brown – symbolic Easter Bunny wrapped in plastic, packed into brightly colored boxes or hanging out in the traditional Easte…
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Category: Triggers
Tags: NST

Apr 09, 2011
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Sharing Linda and my work and the collective voices of all who have contacted us from different countries, such as New Zealand, Australia, Western Europe, the UK, USA and Canada, these presentations provide the opportunity to educate those in attendance about NST. Working to gain national and g…
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Category: Humans Rights
Tags: United Nations

Apr 05, 2011
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Torture ‘porn’ Images Do Exist News reports talking about a recently released book about the violent brutal acts Col. Russell Williams inflicted against women suggests that negating child ‘pornography’ charges were part of a negotiated justice-deal. By invisibilizing th…
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Category: NST
Tags: Snuff

Apr 05, 2011
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This year Linda and I attended the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, at the UN in New York City, from 22 February to the 4th March. If you are wondering how many people, mostly women, attend from all over the world, well, on one day in the second week there were 1540 p…
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Category: United Nations
Tags: CSWomen

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