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review 2017-10-11 20:38
What's real . . . and what isn't . . . and I'm not just talking about rape
Real Rape - Susan Estrich

Disclosure:  I make no apologies for being a radical feminist.  Deal with it.  I hold a BA degree from Arizona State University West in women's studies.  Deal with it.  I earned my master's degree in sociology and interdisciplinary studies from ASU-West in 2003.  Deal with it.

 

Too often, the word "rape" is taken to mean forcible sexual assault by a stranger.  Far more often the act is something very different, and is therefore just assumed to be not rape at all.

 

One of the undergrad classes I took was titled "Women, Crime, and Justice."  Our instructor was Dr. Marie Griffin, an attractive, petite blonde in her mid 30s.  About half the students in the class were male police and/or parole officers working toward either Administration of Justice degrees or planning to go on to law school.  Only about one-fourth the students were female.

 

The course covered various aspects of women and the American justice system - women as police officers and judges, women as lawyers,  women as criminals and victims of crime.

 

At the end of the semester, we had to give the usual presentations, and I chose to do mine on rape:  No means no, and what part of No don't you get?  Because rape is more than just physical force -- as we've seen far too graphically in the latest revelations regarding Harvey Weinstein. 

 

Women are threatened into "consenting" to sexual activity, and many people think that this means it's not rape.  Threats can involve the threat of physical harm, threats of financial harm such as loss of job or income, threats to children or pets or other loved ones, threats of self-harm.  These threats do not have to be explicitly articulated; they can be implied, especially by circumstances.

 

After I had given my presentation, one of the police officer students took issue with some of the things I had said.  His argument went something like this:

 

"So, okay.  If I take a woman out, like to dinner and a show, and I spend a couple hundred bucks on her, don't I have the right to expect something in return?"

 

The gasp from the rest of the class was clearly audible.

 

This was in the year 2000.  The guy was a police officer.

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text 2017-10-06 10:13
Reasons to Buy a New Boise, Idaho Home with Help from Realtors

Buying a new home is widely regarded as one of the most unpleasant experiences in our lives. In fact, a recent study indicated that the home-buying process is more stressful than bankruptcy, divorce or even bereavement over the death of a loved one. Whether it is the prospect of parting with a large chunk of life savings, dealing with banks or lenders, moving to a new area or simply finding your dream home in a tightening market with increasing prices, the process of buying the right property is never easy. However, when you locate a market that has all the characteristics you find important—excellent schools, sound infrastructure, great employment opportunities, endless outdoor activities, fair prices and rising values—the process becomes a much more positive experience.
You will fall in love with one such city: Boise. Boise, continually rated one of the best and safest cities in America, was also recently ranked among the top five cities for business and careers. Boise is a beautiful and thriving city, with abundant parks and waterways surrounded by the peaceful Treasure Valley and a business hub in the heart of downtown. With great opportunities for business and jobs, Boise is a terrific place for working professionals to relocate to and find new homes at great prices.

Boise’s real estate market is booming, making now the best time to invest in—or relocate to—one of the country’s most-awarded cities. The city has many different neighborhoods and pockets, each with its own identity, amenities and new homes in Boise Idaho that are available. Boise has something for everyone, from new high-rise condominiums in the downtown core to century-old historic mansions to acreages suitable for horses and everything in between. Sorting out the market’s inventory, finding which area will work best for you and your family, deciding on your desired size, age school district and location and other essential tasks are made much easier with the help of an experienced real estate professional. An expert can help you find the perfect property and will work hard to secure it at a fair value.

As most know, realtors are licensed professionals within the real estate industry and are in sync with the nuances of an increasingly dynamic real estate market. An effective realtor will draw on his or her networking skills to provide clients with access to all options within a specified market—existing homes listed for sale, reputable builders and owners of bare land on which new homes can be built, trusted remodeling companies who can expertly rehab “fixer-uppers” and others. Real estate agents fully understand the needs of their clients and take these needs into account when helping to find the ideal property within a stipulated budget.

Realtors not only help to find your dream home, but also provide invaluable support throughout the home-buying process. They keep an eye on potentially overlooked details such as deadlines, HOA restrictions, repairs and their costs, governmental regulations, property taxes, inspections and much more while ensuring compliance with all involved legalities.

One of Boise’s top real estate agencies is The Mike Brown Group. The Mike Brown Group is a team of experienced realtors led by Mike Brown, a Boise Idaho real estate industry veteran. The company is widely recognized for offering a wide range of available properties across Boise, the greater Treasure Valley and the rest of Idaho. The realtors that make up The Mike Brown Group are committed to providing clients with professional and friendly support and exceeding all expectations. With hundreds of years of combined experience, The Mike Brown Group is one of the most knowledgeable and proficient in Idaho’s competitive market.

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