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The New Delhi rape case left the whole world wondering why India is treating its women so badly. In fact, discrimination against women already starts in the womb: India has some of the most distorted sex-ratios in the world. There are regions where fewer than 800 girls are born for every 1,000 boys. For many reasons Indian culture prefers sons. An expensive bride-price, or dowry, is only one of them.
The December gang-rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi has stirred consciences in India in a way I have never before experienced: It has forced Indians to confront a terrible truth that for our girls and women, violence and discrimination are facts of daily life, an epidemic that, researchers say, claims nearly 2 million lives in India each year.
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An e-mail from a Georgia Tech fraternity member to his Phi Kappa Tau brothers came to light this week. It was about how to "succeed at parties," or more specifically "luring your rapebait." It came with repulsively detailed instructions about how to scope out a target, weaken her defenses with alcohol, grab her and -- you get the idea.
The Obama administration has taken another step in its effort to combat rape on college campuses with the release of a new report.
Rising concerns about college campus rape have led California lawmakers to propose sex contracts for undergraduates.
A recent, widely discussed column in Slate rekindled an old debate about women, drinking and rape. It argued that young women should not become intoxicated because studies have shown that drinking, and the incoherence it produces, can lead to rape. Last week, in an article in USA Today law enforcement officials identified alcohol as "the No. 1 date rape drug," and health care providers urged women not to conduct themselves in ways that increase the likelihood of sexual assault.
Mel Robbins says airlines repeatedly diverting planes over conflicts about reclining seats encourages bad behavior. Instead, passengers should just show courtesy
Tom Fuentes discusses a St. Louis-area officer resigning after he was filmed pointing his rifle at Ferguson protestors.
The name "Ferguson" will enter America's political vocabulary alongside cities like Detroit, Harlem and South Central Los Angeles -- places where black Americans rioted in the streets following the violent mistreatment of unarmed black men at the hands of police.
One St. Louis-area police officer resigned and another retired in the continued fallout from questionable police actions in the days after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
Former Navy SEAL Kristin Beck talks about finally being comfortable in her own skin. Lady Valor premieres 9/4, 9p ET/PT.
Transgender ex-Navy SEAL Kristin Beck has a new mission: raise awareness. Watch CNN's "Lady Valor," 9 p.m. E/P Thursday.
I just attended a New York City prescreening of the CNN Film "Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story." It was presented by CNN and Psychology Today, attended by CNN executives and a select audience of New York professionals. In the audience was Hedy, an 85-year-old woman married to a marvelous gentleman -- a survivor of the death camps of World War II. Many other stories come to mind as I recall the night's events, but I want to share one short exchange with you, my loyal readers.
The reboot of "The View" is now complete, with ABC announcing that actress Rosie Perez and political analyst Nicolle Wallace will be the new panelists.
Ukrainian leader announces progress on a ceasefire agreement with Russia, but President Barack Obama greets it with skepticism and Moscow downplays it.
Sometimes I wonder -- am I done parenting yet? My daughters are out of the house, and (almost) out of grad school. They know all about the birds and the bees. The last thing I should be worrying about is their sex lives. When your kids are 23 and 26, the operative words are: "Butt out."