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Native American Community Group Releases Illustrated ABC Handbook Detailing Steps for Young Native Women to Take When Raped

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Today, The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center (NAWHERC) published What To Do When You Are Raped, An ABC Handbook For Native Girls. This book is a resource aimed at answering the questions women face following a sexual assault, from thinking through buying emergency contraception, to getting tested for STDS, to who to turn…

Holtzclaw Guilty; Rape Culture Gets A Pass

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Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty of rape in Oklahoma, but rape culture is still being let off the hook. The former Oklahoma City police officer was accused of sexually assaulting thirteen African American women in the neighborhood he patrolled. Like so many other predators, Holtzclaw figured he could assault his victims with impunity, calculating that…

No Honor for Baugh: Statement of Pennsylvania NOW

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He blamed a 14-year-old for her rape. A young woman who died by suicide before the sentence was handed down. And then after blaming the victim, he gave the rapist a 30-day sentence in jail! These actions occurred in Yellowstone County (Billings), Montana in August 2013. We and the nation were outraged at this victim-blaming,…

Rambold Resentenced – 10 Years for Rape

Stacey Dean Rambold, the Montana teacher previously sentenced by Judge G. Todd Baugh to just a 30-day sentence for rape of his student, 14-year-old Cherice Moralez in 2007, a girl who subsequently committed suicide, was re-sentenced today by Justice Randal Spaulding to 15 years in prison, with 5 years suspended. The re-sentencing and the censure…

Pennsylvania NOW and Montana NOW at Judge Baugh Censure Hearing

Joint statement issued by Pennsylvania NOW and Montana NOW at the public censure proceedings against Judge G. Todd Baugh in the rape case against Stacey Rambold: Mr. Baugh: We are Marian Bradley and Joanne Tosti-Vasey, representing, respectively Montana NOW and Pennsylvania NOW, state chapters of the National Organization for Women. We are one of the…

Judge Baugh Censured in MT Rape Case

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by Joanne Tosti-Vasey The Montana Supreme Court has just handed down their decision on the ethics complaints filed against Judge G. Todd Baugh in his mishandling of the rape case against Stacey Rambold. This is the case where Judge Baugh sentenced ex-teacher Stacey Rambold to thirty days in jail for raping one of his 14-year-old…