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Hugh Hefner damaged countless women’s lives. Let’s not pretend otherwise


But what did Playboy ever do to encourage female sexuality? How does a magazine published explicitly for the male gaze offer sexual liberation?


Defenders of Hefner and his Playboy lifestyle will say that the Playboy bunnies freely chose their destinies, were treated well and that Hefner provided Playboy’s Playmates with career-boosting exposure. But not all the models who appeared in Playboy went on to fame and fortune. A disproportionate number of Playmates have died young from drug overdose, suicide, homicide, or some other unnatural cause. When Gloria Steinem went undercover as a Playboy bunny in 1963, she found the models were forced into painful, body-contorting costumes, poorly compensated and generally treated as though they were disposable. Maybe the bunny costumes are a

Read more at: https://www.salon.com/2017/09/29/hugh-hefner-damaged-countless-womens-lives-lets-not-pretend-otherwise_partner/

Hugh Hefner Damaged Countless Women’s Lives—Let’s Not Pretend Otherwise


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Hugh Hefner has died, and already a slew of rosy obituaries are surfacing from those who knew him, those who idealized his Playboy Mansion life, and those who want to pay tribute to his impact on the American sexual revolution. These obituaries, and others that are surely being written, laud Hefner for his outspoken support of civil rights and for his role in liberating American culture from its sexual conservatism. But now is as opportune a moment as any to consider his outdated, misogynistic views of women, the damage he’s done to the cause of feminism as well as

Read more at: http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/hugh-hefner-misogyny-legacy

‘Heinous’ Rapist Of 4 Young Women Gets 110 Years

 Jimmie Smith, now 42, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping four females ages 14, 14, 21 and 22.

Jimmie Smith, now 42, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping four females — ages 14, 14, 21 and 22.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A Cook County judge on Tuesday sentenced a man  to 110 years in prison for kidnapping and raping two girls and two young women at gunpoint in 2009.

“He deserves such a large sentence [because] what he did was so heinous and unforgiveable,” Cook County Circuit Court Judge William Timothy O’Brien said of Jimmie Smith.

Smith, now 42, refused to attend his sentencing hearing Tuesday at a north suburban Skokie courthouse. The repeat felon appeared in court only briefly, flanked

Read more at: https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170926/englewood/jimmie-smith-serial-rapist-sentencing-kidnapping-abduction-2009

Sexual predator who attacked 4 women still at large, cops say

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Lock your doors and watch your backs as the police search continues for a predator who tried to rape four women on the streets of Staten Island.

Police have asked for the public’s help to identify a man sought for questioning in connection with the brutal attacks that occurred early in the Tuesday morning rush hour in Tompkinsville, Randall Manor and Brighton Heights.

The 120th Precinct, where the attack occurred, asked for tips via Twitter.

The individual sought for questioning is described as a black male in his 20s with short dreadlocks, between 5-feet-7 inches and 5-feet-10 inches tall who fled in a dark-colored SUV, police said.

The victims, ages 14 to 64, were going about their normal morning routines of waiting for buses and walking a dog when they were ambushed by the predator. All of the victims fought off their attackers.

No arrests have been made, said a spokesman

Read more at: http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2017/09/police_search_continues_for_ma.html

Sexual predator who attacked 4 women still at large, cops say …

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Lock your doors and watch your backs as the police search continues for a predator who tried to rape four women on the streets of Staten Island.

Police have asked for the public’s help to identify a man sought for questioning in connection with the brutal attacks that occurred early in the Tuesday morning rush hour in Tompkinsville, Randall Manor and Brighton Heights.

The 120th Precinct, where the attack occurred, asked for tips via Twitter.

The individual sought for questioning is described as a black male in his 20s with short dreadlocks, between 5-feet-7 inches and 5-feet-10 inches tall who fled in a dark-colored SUV, police said.

The victims, ages 14 to 64, were going about their normal morning routines of waiting for buses and walking a dog when they were ambushed by the predator. All of the victims fought off their attackers.

No arrests have been made, said a spokesman

Read more at: http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2017/09/police_search_continues_for_ma.html

Evil rapist Gavin Riley jailed for attacking women as ‘payment’ for …

A rapist has been jailed for almost 20 years for launching sex attacks on women as “payment” for supplying them with drugs.

Evil Gavin Riley repeatedly raped one victim for two years between 2014 and 2016, saying she owed him for giving her heroin and crack cocaine.

He forced a second woman – who he said also owed him for drugs – to perform a sex act on him, while a third victim also told police that he had sexually assaulted her.

Riley, 40, of Shirral Grove, Kingstanding, was jailed for 19 years after he was convicted at Birmingham Crown Court of four counts of rape and sexual assault.

He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.


Det Insp Wes Martin, of West Midlands

Read more at: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/evil-rapist-gavin-riley-jailed-13635869

Evil rapist Gavin Riley jailed for attacking women as ‘payment’ for drugs

A rapist has been jailed for almost 20 years for launching sex attacks on women as “payment” for supplying them with drugs.

Evil Gavin Riley repeatedly raped one victim for two years between 2014 and 2016, saying she owed him for giving her heroin and crack cocaine.

He forced a second woman – who he said also owed him for drugs – to perform a sex act on him, while a third victim also told police that he had sexually assaulted her.

Riley, 40, of Shirral Grove, Kingstanding, was jailed for 19 years after he was convicted at Birmingham Crown Court of four counts of rape and sexual assault.

He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.


Det Insp Wes Martin, of West Midlands

Read more at: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/evil-rapist-gavin-riley-jailed-13635869

11 Women Accuse University Of Rochester Professor Of Sexual Harassment

During her first month at UR, Kidd ended up living in a spare room in Jaeger’s apartment because of financial difficulties. During the year that Kidd lived with Jaeger, she says she often tolerated Jaeger’s “persistent unprofessional behavior, defamation and sexual harassment,” in fear of the damage he could do to her career. According to the EEOC complaint, Jaeger portrayed their living arrangement to colleagues and students as them living together as a couple. Kidd says she became so uncomfortable with the living situation, she began sleeping in Aslin’s lab. 

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/11-women-accuse-university-of-rochester-professor-of-sexual-harassment_us_59b7decfe4b09be416581b4c

11 Women Accuse University Of Rochester Professor Of Sexual …

During her first month at UR, Kidd ended up living in a spare room in Jaeger’s apartment because of financial difficulties. During the year that Kidd lived with Jaeger, she says she often tolerated Jaeger’s “persistent unprofessional behavior, defamation and sexual harassment,” in fear of the damage he could do to her career. According to the EEOC complaint, Jaeger portrayed their living arrangement to colleagues and students as them living together as a couple. Kidd says she became so uncomfortable with the living situation, she began sleeping in Aslin’s lab. 

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/11-women-accuse-university-of-rochester-professor-of-sexual-harassment_us_59b7decfe4b09be416581b4c

Transgender rapist’s segregation in women’s prison ‘not due to sexual advances on inmates’

A transgender rapist serving time in women’s prison was not placed into segregation for making inappropriate sexual advances to her fellow female inmates, The Independent understands.

Jessica Winfield, 50, formerly Martin Ponting, was jailed  in 1995 for an attack on two girls. 

He underwent gender reassignment surgery while in prison and in March this year was reportedly moved to HMP Bronzefield in Ashford – the biggest women’s prison in Europe.   

Reports this week suggested Winfield had been segregated from the main prison population for making inappropriate sexual advances on other female prisoners.

“Prison bosses were worried she would try it on with inmates and their fears have come true”, an insider alleged to The Sun

However, a source close to the situation told The Independent understands that Winfield had been segregated, but not for inappropriate advances. 

Prior to her gender reassignment surgery, Winfield lived in a male prison as a transsexual man.

Ten years ago she complained of being victimised by staff and inmates.

She told the Inside Time newspaper

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/transgender-rapist-womens-prison-segregation-sexual-advances-inmates-sexual-assualt-a7932866.html