A 14-year-old girl in Elwood, Ind., who became pregnant after she was raped by a peer, is facing eerily Steubenville-esque victim-shaming from her small town, finding her family’s garage vandalized with words like “slut” and “whore.” WORLD -2
A not-so-happy reminder on the 50-year anniversary of the Equal Pay Act: Ohio women still make 23 percent less than men. CINCINNATI -1
A Texas jury acquitted a man charged with murder after he shot and killed a Craigslist escort who denied him sex after accepting $150, ruling his actions were justified because in Texas it’s OK to use deadly force to retrieve stolen property.
VegNews magazine called Cincinnati one of the country’s five “surprisingly” veg-friendly cities. CINCINNATI +1
The U.S. Justice Department released a survey that found rape and sexual assault runs rampant in U.S. juvenile detention facilities, particularly in Ohio, which was ranked among four states with the highest reports of sexual assault. CINCINNATI -2
We’ve seen of a couple interesting proposals for male birth control, but this one might be the best: Biologists in China are testing a form of nanotechnology that involves injecting man-junk with rods of gold and then zapping them with infrared light to kill sperm cells. WORLD +2
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