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theHandpuppet

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Hometown: Ohio
Home country: USA
Current location: West Virginia
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Cantankerous by nature, aspires to a genteel misanthropy. Interests include carpentry, organic gardening and sustainable living, history, genealogy, astronomy and paleontology, visual arts, lgbt activism. Caretaker for a brace of Scotties and several ungrateful, rescued cats. Addicted to watching sports and cheers for perennial losers. Education: I suppose, though some might think an MFA doesn\'t really qualify as such. Partnered for 24 years to a saint. Just lucky, I guess.

Journal Archives

ESPN's Outside the Lines report: Victims of Inaction

TRIGGER WARNING: I watched this ESPN segment in its entirety this morning. Some of the material in the video, which consists primarily of interviews with the victims, may be too upsetting for some viewers. Please take that into consideration. Having said that, I would highly recommend watching this report.

Victims Of Inaction
Schools' failure to investigate sexual assault allegations made against athletes likely violated federal law and led to more assaults by the same man.
Video link: http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/11381416/missouri-tulsa-southern-idaho-face-allegations-did-not-investigate-title-ix-cases

Accompanying articles:
Athletic Departments Handling Sexual Assault Cases: Never A Good Idea
http://espn.go.com/espnw/news-commentary/article/11386174/why-athletic-departments-clueless-handling-sexual-assaults

Sexual Violence on Campus: How Too Many Institutions of Higher Education are Failing to Protect Students
http://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/SurveyReportwithAppendix.pdf
Posted by theHandpuppet | Sun Aug 24, 2014, 10:05 AM (0 replies)

Gift is just the latest victim of "corrective rape"

This is an ongoing horror for lesbians in South Africa. For more on the subject of "corrective rape", follow these links:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2014/01/16/clare_carter_investigating_the_brutality_of_corrective_rape_in_south_africa.html
The Horror of “Corrective Rape” in South Africa
By David Rosenberg

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/udoka-okafor/corrective-rape-in-south-africa_b_4292271.html
'Corrective' Rape in South Africa: Targeted Violence Against Homosexual Womyn
by Udoka Okafor

http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/27/world/wus-sa-rapes/
Horror of South Africa's 'corrective rape'
By Nkepile Mabuse, CNN
Posted by theHandpuppet | Mon Aug 18, 2014, 08:54 PM (1 replies)
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