Monthly Archives: March 2012

Statements made about women by rapists and by ‘lad’s mags’ are impossible to tell apart, new research has found. The study at Middlesex University took quotes from The Rapist Files: Interviews With Convicted Rapists by Sussman & Bordwell and four … Continue reading

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The co-Treasurer of the British government has resigned after being filmed apparently offering the chance to influence government policy for money. In the footage, Peter Cruddas says that 250,000 pounds gets “Premier League” access, including an audience with Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Women in every wage category earn less on average than men from the time they start work through to retirement, according to new research. Figures published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that the greatest pay gap is $620 … Continue reading

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A British soldier who killed his landlady wanted to see what it was like to shoot someone after returning from Afghanistan without having done so, a court has been told. 24-year-old Aaron Wilkinson claimed he “went crazy” when he shot … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church in the Netherlands castrated ten boys to ‘cure’ them of homosexuality, after they were sexually abused by members of the clergy. Henk Helthuis was castrated at age 20 in 1956, after he reported two monks for abusing … Continue reading

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A recruiter for an AFL team has stated that he would not recruit an Aboriginal player unless they had at least one white parent. Matthew Rendell, recruiting manager for the Adelaide Crows since 2007, was forced to resign after making … Continue reading

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A US soldier has shot dead 16 Afghan civilians, nine of them children, in a night-time shooting spree in a village outside his base in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan. Among the dead was a young girl in a green … Continue reading

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Another US state may pass a bill shielding doctors from any consequences if they misinform pregnant women about the health of the fetus they carry. Arizona’s Senate passed a bill aimed at banning lawsuits that can arise if physicians don’t … Continue reading

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Australians owe a total of over $36 billion on their credit cards, or nearly $5000 per cardholder. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s website moneysmart.gov.au says that the total Australian credit card debt is now approaching $36.75 billion. The current … Continue reading

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A prominent conservative commentator publically called a young woman a slut and a prostitute, after she testified in favour of a government policy requiring insurers to cover contraception. Sandra Fluke is a law student at Georgetown University in Washington DC. … Continue reading

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