There are a few sticky issues here that I will try to address.
First of all Mr. Akin is only talking about "legitimate rape" while not defining which rapes he considers legitimate. It could be the only rapes he considers legitimate are the ones where the victim doesn't get pregnant and if she does get pregnant, she must have been "asking for it," ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 have shown that the actual rates of rape have remained ...
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 ...
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 ...
A new study that I just found says that there apparently is no difference between pornography stars and the general population (i.e. the "damaged goods" hypothesis). From the abstract:
The damaged goods hypothesis posits that female performers in the adult entertainment industry have higher rates of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), psychological problems, ...
The 10% quoted in the British survey is not credible because of how the survey was conducted, but reliable numbers might be as high as 4%
The original survey that prompted the Question was conducted by UK campaigning website Mumsnet as part of their Rape Awareness Campaign. Unfortunately their good intentions are undone by bad survey design and some ...
I think it's important to compare with what you'd expect in the general population against what you'd expect in prisons. According to the Twelfth United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems the incidents of rape in the US is 28.6 per 1000 in 2008 (on a steady decline from 31.6 in 2003).
I came upon an article in reason....
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
I've been trying to answer some of the old, highly-voted unanswered questions recently - which brings me to this attempt to answer one of my own. This has been one of the less fun topics to research; some of the concepts below are distasteful (but not explicit.)
Depends What 'Normal' Means
It turns out I accidentally hit on a key issue in the question ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Similar information is given in Berliner Zeitung:
Erstmalig richten die Veranstalter eine besondere Sicherheitszone für Frauen ein. Dorthin ...
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-...
The only evidence for the claim that the device must be removed by a medical professional comes from the device creator, on the website of the product.
It seems like an important point, since the idea is that in having to have such a device removed the authorities would be alerted and the rapist caught.
Testing how hard the device is to remove isn't ...
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 ...
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 the ...
Source - Judgement issued by The High Court, 2nd November 2011
The European Arrest Warrant issued by the Swedish Prosecuter set out the following four offences:
1. Unlawful coercion
On 13-14 August 2010, in the home of the injured party [AA] in
Stockholm. Assange, by using violence, forced the injured party to
endure his restricting her freedom ...
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....