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Kimberlé Crenshaw: How Society Embraces Male Denials, from Clarence Thomas to Brett Kavanaugh

Kimberlé Crenshaw: How Society Embraces Male Denials, from Clarence Thomas to Brett Kavanaugh

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. Our next guest argues when senators questioned Dr. Blasey Ford last week, they showed they had failed to learn from Anita Hill’s 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas. But first I want to play some of the testimony from both confirmation hearings: President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifying Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee that he did not sexually assault Dr. Christine Blasey Ford,…

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Episode #22: Rape Culture – Engage by Uplift

Episode #22: Rape Culture – Engage by Uplift

KAT LAZO: Hi everyone, I’m Kat Lazo, also known as TheeKatsMeoww, and welcome to another episode of Engage by Uplift. I’m here with Peter Musser, Rhiannon McGavin, and Mary Kate Wiles. So, today we’re going to be deconstructing rape culture. MARY KATE WILES: Let’s do it. So I think that one way that rape culture spreads is through fear, right? Through “watch your drink”, “don’t walk alone”, “don’t wear this, don’t wear that”, How effective are these messages in preventing…

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Consent Culture Starts with Talking to Kids about Sex | Lisa Osherow | TEDxTarrytownWomen

Consent Culture Starts with Talking to Kids about Sex | Lisa Osherow | TEDxTarrytownWomen

Translator: Denise RQ Reviewer: Ellen Maloney When my children go outside to ride their bicycles I give them sound parenting advice: wear a helmet. Imagine not telling your children to wear a bicycle helmet or put on a seatbelt. Imagine not teaching them to share their toys, or say please and thank you. When our children are young, we teach them how to take care of their bodies and how to get along well with others. After all, isn’t that…

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Donald Trump criticises second woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh

Donald Trump criticises second woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh

36 years ago. Nobody ever knew about it, nobody ever heard about it and now a new charge comes up and she said: “Well, it might not be him,” and there were gaps and she said she was totally inebriated, that she was all messed up and she doesn’t know it was him but it might have been him. Oh gee, let’s not make him a supreme court judge because of that. This is a con game being played by…

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How this survivor is fighting sexual assault in Navajo Nation

How this survivor is fighting sexual assault in Navajo Nation

JUDY WOODRUFF: Sexual assaults and abuse towards women have been given greater attention in this MeToo moment. This week’s Brief But Spectacular looks at a population often overlooked in the national conversation, the Native American community. Amber Kanazbah Crotty is encouraging support of survivors, as one of the few female delegates on the Navajo Council, and is leading a nationwide campaign Start By Believing. AMBER KANAZBAH CROTTY, Navajo Nation Council Delegate: We have more rapes on Navajo Nation than cities…

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Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country: Case Study – Navajo Nation

Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country: Case Study – Navajo Nation

DAVID ADAMS: Good afternoon, everyone. My name is David Adams and I’m the Special Assistant with the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of New Mexico. On behalf of the panel that I’m with, we’d like to thank the Navajo Nation and others that have gathered to help put on this conference. We really appreciate the invitation and the opportunity to share a case that we had in the District of New Mexico. I’ve been going to a lot…

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The struggle to find missing members of Navajo Nation

The struggle to find missing members of Navajo Nation

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Earlier this month, our Brief But Spectacular team highlighted the need to raise awareness of sexual assault cases on the Navajo Nation. Tonight, Meskee Yanabah Yatsayte tells us about another silent epidemic in the Navajo community. She leads an organization that aims to provide a voice for those who don’t have one. MESKEE YANABAH YATSAYTE, Navajo Nation Missing Persons: Once a person goes missing, I always tell the families, be aware that you become the advocate. You also…

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MEETING THE ENEMY A feminist comes to terms with the Men’s Rights movement | Cassie Jaye | TEDxMarin

MEETING THE ENEMY A feminist comes to terms with the Men’s Rights movement | Cassie Jaye | TEDxMarin

Translator: Isabella Boux Reviewer: Queenie Lee In 2013, I decided to meet my enemies. I was a 27-year-old, award-winning documentary filmmaker and a proud feminist. And I was determined to expose the dark underbelly of the men’s rights movement. At that point, all I knew of the men’s rights movement was from what I’d read online, that it’s a misogynistic hate group actively working against women’s equality. Well, the vast majority of my previous work was about women’s issues. I…

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Why People Are FREAKING OUT About Men Being Banned From Sweden’s New Music Festival…

Why People Are FREAKING OUT About Men Being Banned From Sweden’s New Music Festival…

Sup you beautiful bastards Hope you’re having a fantastic Thursday- Welcome back to the Philip Defranco show, and let’s just jump into it And the first thing I want to talk about today, one of the most requested stories today is around Emily Lands. To celebrate the Fourth of July this year, Emily had a friend film her urinating on the American flag. She stood over the toilet using a “Go Girl,” which is a device that allows women to…

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Recapping President Donald Trump’s final interview of 2017, updates on the Russia probe

Recapping President Donald Trump’s final interview of 2017, updates on the Russia probe

ROBERT COSTA: President Trump ends the year defiant, but challenges loom. I’m Robert Costa. From the Russia probe to immigration, the president and party leaders prepare for next year, tonight on Washington Week. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: (From video.) We are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people. (Cheers, applause.) From this day forward, it’s going to be only “America first.” (Cheers, applause.) ROBERT COSTA: In the months since Donald Trump was sworn in he…

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