Archive for the ‘Sexual Assault’ category

The Israeli Supreme Court last Thursday cut the prison term for a man convicted of “rape-by-deception” from 18 to 9 months.  It seems that lying about your ethnicity converts consensual sex to rape.  Really?  Well only if a Palestinian male citizen of Israel tells a woman he hooked up with that he was Jewish when […]

Sex, Lies and the DSK Case


September 6th, 2011

From Columbia Law Professor and Nation columnist Patricia Williams, cross posted from the September 19, 2011 issue of the Nation and Williams’ own blog, Madlawprofessor: Carnival possibilities notwithstanding, however, it’s important to remember that criminal cases fall apart all the time. Through one prism, this was just one of them—such is life. At the same […]

Two important events in the criminal treatment of sexual violence against women took place yesterday. First: Michigan’s Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a criminal complaint against Sedrick Leman-Issac Mitchell, aka “Gruesome,” charging him with human trafficking, forced prostitution, criminal sexual conduct (including rape), assault with a firearm and other felonies in connection with a criminal enterprise […]

Julie Goldscheid, Professor, CUNY Law School, and Center for Gender & Sexuality Law Senior Fellow, discusses below a new White House initiative to help end dating violence and sexual assault: The White House has launched its latest in a series of initiatives to address dating violence and sexual assault, in the form of a challenge […]

Slouching Towards Faux


July 18th, 2011

From Columbia Law Professor and Nation columnist Patricia Williams, cross posted from the August 1-8, 2011 issue of the Nation and Williams’ own blog, Madlawprofessor: Shortly after Dominique Strauss-Kahn was indicted on charges of attempted rape, his friend Bernard-Henri Lévy wrote a defense of him that, among other wrongheaded assertions, denounced the American justice system […]

From Columbia Law Professor and Nation columnist Patricia Williams, cross posted from the May 24, 2011 issue of the Nation and Williams’ own blog, Madlawprofessor: When Dominique Strauss-Kahn first mulled over the idea of running for President of France, he professed concern that his vulnerabilities in the coming election would be the trifecta of “money, […]

Tanya L. Domi, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, offers the following thoughts on why some powerful and famous men behave like pigs (originally posted on The New Civil Rights Movement):               “Beyond Shakespeare!” That is what a colleague said in response to my question, […]

Columbia University’s newly formed Task Force on Military Engagement is considering whether the University should reverse it’s 42 year old policy severing an on-campus relationship with ROTC.  (Columbia students who wish to enroll in ROTC can do so through Fordham’s program. and receive full financial and other benefits.) The University Senate, that has responsibility for […]

From Tanya Domi: A couple days ago we brought you a video from “The Today Show” announcing a lawsuit against the pentagon and military leaders, and we brought you an excellent report, “Pentagon Faces Class Action Suit Exposing Military Sexual Abuse Crisis,” by The New Civil Rights Movement writer Tanya Domi, a fifteen-year Army veteran, […]

Advocacy Organization Joins In Support Of Class Action Lawsuit Against Pentagon Leaders Gates, Rumsfeld To Combat Military Rape, Sexual Assault From Tanya Domi: Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), a national advocacy organization devoted to eliminating sexual violence in the U.S. military, led by executive director and former Marine Corps Captain Anu Bhagwati, are joining in support of […]

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