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Mandating Rape in Virginia

Mandating Rape in Virginia

The new definition of rape, just approved by the FBI for the Uniform Crime Report is: “Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”  A bill passed by the Republican controlled Virginia...
When Did Stopping Violence Against Women Become Political?

When Did Stopping Violence Against Women Become Political?

Last Thursday, I attended the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting when they voted to send the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011 to the Senate floor for a vote.  Every Committee Democrat voted yes and every Republican voted no.  Most of the Republicans didn’t even show up to cast their no votes, but did so...