Feds cut funding for child abuse support

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By SBS 06/24/2015

"Support services for child abuse survivors are under threat because of federal funding cuts to a key specialist provider - Adults Surviving Child Abuse.

ASCA lost funding for crucial survivor workshops from the federal government 12 months ago when a community investment program was folded.

From June 30, it will no longer receive money for training related to supporting the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/06/25/feds-cut-funding-child-abuse-support

Were one in five college women sexually assaulted? The debate over numbers continues.

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By The Washington Post 06/23/2015

"How widespread is the problem of sexual assault in college?

The headline finding from a new national poll — that 20 percent of young women say they were sexually assaulted in college — spurred fresh debate about the question, which is a central discussion point on the nation’s campuses. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/06/23/were-one-in-five-college-women-sexually-assaulted-the-debate-over-numbers-continues/?tid=sm_tw

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's military sexual assault prosecution measure defeated

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By News Day 06/17/2015

"WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand lashed out at the Pentagon and the president Tuesday after her controversial measure on prosecuting military sexual assault won a Senate majority but fell short of the 60 votes needed to pass. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/gillibrand-s-measure-on-prosecuting-military-sexual-assault-defeated-1.10550165

Wow! Fisher-Price Features LGBT Family Photos in Project With Proud Parenting

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By Blue National Review 06/17/2015

"Readers, there’s plenty of bad news out there, most of which can be found on this website in grim detail. (Looking at you, Andrea Tantaros.) So how about some positive news?

Fisher-Price, a subsidiary of Mattel, has partnered with the LGBT family forum Proud Parenting to increase visibility of LGBT families in a new campaign. ..."

Read the entire article: http://bluenationreview.com/wow-fisher-price-features-lgbt-family-photos-in-project-with-proud-parenting/

California's sexual re-education camps are coming soon

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By Washington Examiner 06/02/2015

"Not content to redefine consent to mean asking permission before every step of the sexual process, California is now on the path to teaching high school students the proper way to have sex — because human nature is now wrong.

To recap: Last year California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law aiming to redefine consent as an "affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement," that is "ongoing throughout a sexual activity and can be revoked at any time." Saying "no" to unwanted sexual contact was no longer necessary, as a "lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent, nor does silence mean consent." Also, previous sexual history "should never by itself be assumed to be an indicator of consent." Alcohol also negates consent, since the line between "intoxicated" and "incapacitated" can be decided after the fact by an accuser. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2565477

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