Sex in society

FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby, center, leaves the the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., after being convicted of drugging and molesting a woman. The actor has spent more than two years in prison since he was convicted of sexual assault in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Now the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear his appeal of the conviction on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. The arguments will focus on the trial judge's decision to let five other accusers testify for the prosecution. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
December 01, 2020 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby's alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assaults involve drugs or alcohol. Cosby, 83,...
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December 01, 2020 - 12:51 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad said the coronavirus pandemic has increased trafficking of women and gender-based violence, leaving the health and safety of women “on the line.” The 27-year-old activist, who was forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State fighters in...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, Cho Ju-bin, center, leader of South Korea's online sexual blackmail ring which is so called "Nth room," is surrounded by journalists while walking out of a police station as he is transferred to prosecutors' office for further investigation in Seoul, South Korea. The operator of an online chat room in South Korea was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 26, to 40 years in prison for blackmailing women, including minors, into filming sexually explicit video and selling them to others.(Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 26, 2020 - 4:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The operator of online chat rooms in South Korea was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison on charges of blackmailing dozens of women, including minors, into filming sexually explicit videos and selling them to others. The Seoul Central District Court convicted Cho Ju-...
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Posters of women victims of domestic violence are pictured at the Saint Michel fountain Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Paris. With domestic violence on the rise amid the pandemic, activists are holding protests Wednesday from France to Turkey and world dignitaries are trying to find ways to protect millions of women killed or abused every year by their partners. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
November 25, 2020 - 11:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — In a global push to end violence against women, activists held rallies Wednesday and world leaders called for action to stop the abuse, which worsened because of the coronavirus pandemic this year. Protests from France to Ukraine were held on the International Day for the...
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November 23, 2020 - 3:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Black transgender woman on Monday sued Georgia prison officials, saying they have failed to protect her from repeated sexual assaults behind bars and failed to provide her with adequate medical treatment. The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center...
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November 17, 2020 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Keenan Scott II's play “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” a work about the outer and inner lives of Black men, is heading to the bright lights of Broadway. The play will be given a Shubert theater and will open whenever Broadway restarts. It will be directed by Steve H...
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Jessica Mann arrives at Harvey Weinstein's trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in New York. A group of women, including Mann, who said they were victimized by Weinstein, endorsed former prosecutor Lucy Lang on Tuesday, Nov. 17 to replace the Manhattan district attorney who put the movie mogul behind bars. Mann's days of grueling testimony helped lead to Weinstein's conviction. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 17, 2020 - 10:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of women who say they were victimized by Harvey Weinstein, including one who testified at his trial, have endorsed former prosecutor Lucy Lang to replace the Manhattan district attorney who put the movie mogul behind bars. The women announcing support for Lang's candidacy...
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Jane Fonda speaks in Los Angeles during a remote video interview on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, about the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential. The organization she founded in 1995, to prevent teenage pregnancies, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020. (Alex Sanz/Zoom via AP)
November 12, 2020 - 12:16 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Jane Fonda is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Georgia-based nonprofit organization she founded to prevent teenage pregnancies. Fonda, 82, founded the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention in 1995, when she lived in Atlanta and when Georgia had the highest...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. bishops, at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, the Vatican is taking the extraordinary step of publishing its two-year investigation into the disgraced ex-Cardinal McCarrick, who was defrocked in 2019 after the Vatican determined that years of rumors that he was a sexual predator were true. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, File)
November 11, 2020 - 9:05 am
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis pledged Wednesday to rid the Catholic Church of sexual abuse and offered prayers to victims of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a day after the Vatican released a detailed report into the decadeslong church cover-up of his sexual misconduct. The Vatican report blamed a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. bishops, at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, the Vatican is taking the extraordinary step of publishing its two-year investigation into the disgraced ex-Cardinal McCarrick, who was defrocked in 2019 after the Vatican determined that years of rumors that he was a sexual predator were true. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, File)
November 10, 2020 - 4:39 pm
ROME (AP) — A Vatican investigation into former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick found that bishops, cardinals and popes downplayed or dismissed multiple reports of sexual misconduct and determined that Pope Francis merely continued his predecessors’ handling of the predator until taking action when a...
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