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The pamphlet is/was real; the claim "a guide to welfare" is false The pamphlet is/was real and caused a stir in the Swedish news, for example: Aftonbladet (in Swedish) The pamphlet was published on Socialstyrelsens website on this link (in Swedish), but was quickly retracted (in Swedish) when the criticism poured in. The main objections were that the ...


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For completeness, here is the full 4 page pamphlet together with an English translation: Information to you who are married to a child Child marriage is illegal in Sweden In Sweden it is illegal to marry anyone under the age of 18. There are many reasons for this. Children have a right to be children and to not have the ...


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The very next line of the quote you included, from the site you linked was: More info: http://bit.ly/XLKKXb That redirects you to a 2011 news article in Discovery.com called The Other Side of Otters, which includes a witness account: A weaned harbor seal pup was resting onshore when an untagged male sea otter approached it, grasped it with its teeth ...


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It's partly correct, but it is missing an important aspect of the female’s testimony. "J.L." (Jewel Lankford) is the female, "Baby" (Maouloud Baby) is the male discussed in the OP, and "Mike" (Michael Eugene Wilson) is another male involved, who pled guilty, and is now a lifetime registered sex offender as a consequence. Bold emphasis is mine. J.L. ...


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I'd like to know if that scientific article existed No, it seems that the Liebowitz study is completely made up. The MSNBC Article The link that is given doesn't work anymore. But using the wayback machine, it can be seen what article was hosted on that link in 2010. It is an article about Springsteen, not about rape. It is fair to conclude that this ...


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Was a 15 year old teen sentenced 15 years because he did not stop a 5 second intercourse with an 18 year old quickly enough? No, there was a conviction but the conviction was overturned, and remanded for re-trial. Re-trial is usually used when the courts make an error. Furthermore the 5 seconds of penetration was not the core issue of the case. Is this ...


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The German Red Cross will put up a sign at their emergency tent and have psychologically trained staff standing by. A spokesperson for the event pointed out that the Oktoberfest in Munich has a similar arrangement since 2003 to absolutely no controversy. Dem Magazin "bento" bestätigten Veranstalter und DRK, dass an der Unfallhilfstelle ein zusätzliches ...


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No, there is not even a good correlation between actual rape rates and immigration. The figure that Gatestone Institute cites is the rate of reported rapes. This has indeed increased, but the reason has nothing to do with a supposed increase in actual rapes. This is because crime victim surveys[1] have shown that the actual rates of rape have remained ...


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No. The more I read this claim, the more and more messier I realize it is. The Tweet claims several things: There is a law in Alabama about false accusation of rape. That law states that if a person is found not guilty of rape, the accuser is sent to jail. The law was part of the anti-abortion bill passed in Alabama this past spring. Only the first of ...


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The initial quote that, A hundred castellanos are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand, and for all ages a good price must be paid. comes from a letter that Christopher Columbus wrote while prisoner on a ship being sent back to Spain ...


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One of the links in the original Io9 article seems to be a reasonable repository of evidence for Asimov's groping. The blog links to images from the rare books collection at NIU Dekalb, which hosted an exhibition on Chicon III, an early science fiction convention that Asimov was at. This archive contains letters that joke about Asimov's behavior. ...


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The claim as stated contains errors and purposefully excludes relevant information. Baby - the alleged rapist in question - was not 14 or 15, but 16: [...] appellant, who was sixteen years old at the time [...] Baby was also not only convicted of first-degree rape for the 5 second forced penetration, but additionally of first-degree sexual offense and ...


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There are two relevant differences between the "Top Conservative News" summary and the actual report from Swedish Radio, to which they are linking: The Swedish Radio report does not mention the ethnicity of the perpetrator. Since the report refers to the number of police reports and not actual convictions, the perpetrator is likely to be unknown in several ...


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The Top Conservative News web-site provides a reference from an article from Swedish Public Rado. Using my rather rusty Swedish, confirmed by Google Translate, the original source makes NO mention of the religion of the perpetrators. The anti-Muslim slur has been added by Top Conservative News. It says there were 300 reports of rapes of girls under 15 in ...


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Unclear, but a still considered a serious problem. With the parameters of the statement provided, it is difficult to definitively confirm or refute it. In order to do so we would would need to know the time frames involved (e.g. one year versus the entire campaign) along with what "attacked by the enemy" means. The latter could be resolved through the use of ...


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TL;DR: Yes, there is damning evidence that the relationship between the Catholic Church and the abuse of children has been systemic. According to a recent report by the UN (CRC/C/VAT/CO/2), as reported by CBC: The Vatican "systematically" adopted policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, a UN human ...


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Yes, these appear to be accurate quotes. Lindsay Graham, from the Washington Post: Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault wants FBI to investigate incident before she testifies to Senate: “All I can say is that we’re bringing this to a close,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.). “They’ve had tons of time to do this. This has been a drive-...


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Dolphins don't rape humans. Raping a human requires the dolphin to be able to physically subdue a human and taking off the human's clothes the lack of opposable thumbs and hands really make it hard. They can, however, "hump" a human and conduct in a way that if was made by another human being would constitute sexual harassment and molestation. Here are two ...


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Yes. But it is out of circulation and no longer used. According to "How this school's old anti-rape poster sparked new controversy" in the The Daily Dot, an internet community newspaper with an ethics policy emphasizing accuracy: Debbie Conner, the vice president for campus life and student engagement at Coastal Carolina University, confirmed to ...


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There will be an area for women to come if they feel harassed. Interestingly, this area is called "Women's Safety Area" (in English) even in German media so it seems to be the official name. Source: Tagesspiegel. Similar information is given in Berliner Zeitung: Erstmalig richten die Veranstalter eine besondere Sicherheitszone für Frauen ein. ...


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There is a very detailed analysis in A State-By-State Examination of the Parental Rights of Fathers Who Conceive a Child by Rape Really there is no substitute for going through each state's law individually, because the statutory language placing limitations on parental rights in cases of rape varies greatly. The phrasing in the title question "Do 31 ...


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The text of the report can be downloaded from here. The report includes the following paragraph, 5.9 In two of the cases we read, fathers tracked down their daughters and tried to remove them from houses where they were being abused, only to be arrested themselves when police were called to the scene. In a small number of cases (which have already received ...


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I think the problem here is not so much the issue in and of itself, but the numbers. With the German authorities deposed and the Allied (especially Soviet) authorities not really being trusted by the population, we're facing a potentially huge number of unreported / undocumented cases, and estimates about them. Those are hard (impossible) to reliably source....


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The claim that guns were a causal factor in rapes going down in Orlando is from a paper from Gary Kleck, a legitimate criminologist from Florida State. I believe that it is this article, but it doesn't appear to be easily accessible online. The raw data is supposedly available from github as linked at the bottom of here. (The analysis itself from The ...


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The court documents are sealed and thus not available. Some of the them were still obtained by the New York Daily News, but the deposition in question is missing and was possibly destroyed in a fire. The book that the quote is referring to is "Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump" by Harry Hurt III. In a reprint, the following statement by Ivana ...


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These are not actually rape statistics, but survey results, which the image then incorrectly extrapolates from. According to Business Insider the BJS rejects the given interpretation of these numbers, and they do not use them anymore: Lynn Langton, the researcher who oversees victimization statistics for BJS, acknowledged that the methods of the 2008 report ...


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It may appear as if it's about police failing to stop the 2016 New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany, but using water cannon and tear gas on Pegida demonstrations. But the picture pre-dated the assaults in Germany, and was about double standards in India (which is sometimes referred to as the world's largest democracy). Example reference, which was ...


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According to an over 100 page federally-funded study The Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) Study, studying the January 2005 through December 2007 time period: Nearly 5% of the total sample was forcibly sexually assaulted since college entry (4.7%, box 9). More than three percent of the women (3.4%) experienced forced rape since entering college (box 11) and 1.4%...


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This one surprised me. I had started writing an answer suggesting that this was most likely a misunderstanding of a claim by Professor Des Cahill to a Victorian state inquiry in 2012: AT LEAST one in 20 Catholic priests in Melbourne is a child sex abuser, although the real figure is probably one in 15, the state inquiry into the churches' handling of sex ...


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