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TV analyst threatened with rape via social media after discussing rape prevention

Television news analyst Zerlina Maxwell has received racist abuse, death threats and threats of rape online after a Fox News appearance in which she suggested that guns and arming women is not the solution to rape.

Instead, she said that teaching men and boys to not rape, instead of placing the responsibility upon women to ensure they are not allowing themselves to be victimized is a better plan.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Rhett Walker, a campus training coordinator with Men Can Stop Rape, Amanda Marcotte, a journalist with RH Reality Check and Pandagon, and Pia Glenn, an actor and Twitter activist, to discuss the myriad issues that this unfortunate backlash against Maxwell raises.

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New Report Reveals Routine Mishandling of Rape Cases by DC Police

A new report by Human Rights Watch called “Capitol Offense” has found that D.C. police officers routinely and profoundly mishandle cases of sexual abuses and in light of recent advances which help rape victims report abuse and to seek help, the HRW findings are even more deeply troubling.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Rachel Friedman, deputy director of the non-profit organization Men Can Stop Rape, to discuss the report.