|Sarah Siverman, photo by Kevintporter. (Wiki.)|
Two gendarmes are under investigation in the alleged rape of a Toronto woman at police headquarters in Paris, France.
“France's Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said in Sunday's statement the two officers at the centre of the investigation will face the consequences if they are found guilty and that a disciplinary inquiry within the force is already underway.”
|Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.|
Sarah Silverman to join the cast of ‘Masters of Sex,’ in the recurring role of Helen. (Hollywood Deadline.)
Truro, N.S. Walk in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (Truro Daily News.)
Moncton, N.B. Teacher facing sex charges. The incidents involving the two students are alleged to have taken place between 2010 and 2012. (News889.)
State’s gay marriage ban is challenged by church.
“We didn’t bring this lawsuit to make others conform to our beliefs, but to vindicate the right of all faiths to freely exercise their religious practices,” said Donald C. Clark Jr., general counsel of the United Church of Christ.”
“The denomination argues that a North Carolina law criminalizing the religious solemnization of weddings without a state-issued marriage license violates the First Amendment. Mr. Clark said that North Carolina allows clergy members to bless same-sex couples married in other states, but otherwise bars them from performing 'religious blessings and marriage rites’ for same-sex couples, and that ‘if they perform a religious blessing ceremony of a same-sex couple in their church, they are subject to prosecution and civil judgments.”
According to a new report, sixteen percent of women suffer pain during sex.
“There are so many women out there walking around suffering in silence and feeling guilty,” Rosen said on Thursday. “They don’t know that there is treatment out there.”
“Rosen said her research focuses on a condition called vulvodynia, in which women experience chronic pain during sex. She said there is no single cause for the condition, but that a multitude of psychological, emotional and social factors contribute to the pain.”
“Recently, Rosen was awarded $125,000 by the Canadian Foundation of Innovation to fund her research and offer treatment options at the Couples and Sexual Health Laboratory at Dalhousie.”
“Women who experience pain during sex see an average of five doctors before receiving an accurate diagnosis, she said. Rosen said her first-of-its-kind research will be aimed at treating the condition as it affects a woman and her partner.” (Herald News.)
Celebrity publicist convicted of eight indecent assaults. Oh, well. There’s no such thing as bad publicity, eh, sir? (BBC.)
|Max Clifford photo by Howard Lake. (Wiki.)|
Fired for turning down sex with supervisor.
“During the time I was with my boyfriend, the supervisor calmed on the advances but when he found out I became single he started the harassment again. I threatened to report him to the boss but he made fun of me that I could ‘do whatever I want.’” (St. Lucia News Online.)
Australia High Court recognizes third gender option.
“A Sydney resident who fought to be legally recognised as being of non-specific sex has hailed a High Court ruling that New South Wales laws do permit the registration of a category of sex other than male or female. Norrie was born male but had a sex change and now does not identify as specifically male or female. After a four-year legal battle, Norrie has won the right to be legally recognised as being of non-specific sex. Norrie, who had been quietly confident of winning the case, says the historic verdict is a big win for the wider transgender community.” (PPRuNE.)
Kat Alano says she was raped nine years ago.
“After becoming controversial over her tweets about sexual abuse a few months ago, Kat Alano admitted she was raped nine years ago by a public figure. It can be remembered that the TV host-actress took to social media to share her thoughts about rape last January, when Vhong Navarro was facing rape claims from model Deniece Cornejo. This made many netizens speculate that she was a victim of sexual abuse. In the April 24 episode of DJ Mo Twister's podcast ‘Good Times with Mo,’ Kat finally opened up about being a victim of rape.
“You know, rape is a funny thing. People think they assume to know all sorts of things about rape victims but they really don't know them at all. And when they react to people saying things about rape, they have no idea what they're talking about,” she said when asked by Mo why she chose to open up about her own rape.