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So Apparently Raping is Really Cool Now, huh.

Seriously, we’re just describing rape now.

On today’s #TWiBRadio, we discussed America’s pervasive rape culture, the indefensibility of the defensive anti-gay marriage stance, and I’ve got ideas for another new project.

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And this morning on #amTWiB, #TheMorningCrew were joined once again by Imani Gandy of the Angry Black Lady Chronicles to discuss the outing of the Obama daughters on vacation, whether we’re doing all we can for American veterans, and the politics of lazy ass glaciers.

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Who is Responsible for Steubenville?

Is there another way to talk about the Steubenville rape case? On Wednesday’s #TWiBRadio, we delve into the politics of rape culture and societal culpability in curbing sexual violence, practicing feminism versus being a feminist, and punching George W. Bush in the junk.

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And on #amTWiB, #TheMorningCrew debated the new Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Amendment in D.C. and discussed the passing of Wan Joon Kim and his role in American hip-hop history.

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Better Question, CNN: Why Not More Time?

Over the weekend, the two teens accused of raping an intoxicated 15-year-old girl were found guilty. CNN reported from an interesting perspective:

Needless to say, we discussed this and the Steubenville case on today’s #TWiBRadio, as well as the NYPD’s new domestic violence policy, and a literal roach coach.

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And this morning on #amTWiB, #TheMorningCrew discussed the March 21st rally against gun violence on March 21 and how the RNC is trying and failing yet again to recruit minority membership.

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What is a ‘good shooting?’

#TeamBlacknessAlpha made another appearance on Current TV’s Viewpoint last night to discuss the community anger over the actions of the NYPD and the shooting death of 16-year-old Kimani Gray.

On today’s #TWiBRadio, it’s Pi Day! Also, we revisit the issue of the Michelle Williams “native american” comment and we continue our coverage of the aftermath of the Kimani Gray shooting.

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And this morning on #amTWiB, #TheMorningCrew discussed Scott Prouty and his 47 per cent video, the injustice of military rape trials, and politics of confidence in success.

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UNC Apparently Likes Rapists

The University of North Carolina took revenge against one of their students, a rape survivor, who reported on their failed administrative policies on sexual assault. After the initial report, she discussed her experience with The Daily Tarheel and as a result, the school is bringing her up on honor code violations. Officially, she is being charged with:

II.C.1.c. – Disruptive or intimidating behavior that willfully abuses, disparages, or otherwise interferes with another … so as to adversely affect their academic pursuits, opportunities for University employment, participation in University-sponsored extracurricular activities, or opportunities to benefit from other aspects of University Life.

That’s right, she’s being charged with abusing her rapist. It should be noted that she never named her assailant.

On today’s #TWiBRadio, I beam in from the Great Northern Tundra (Minnesota) and we discuss this story with #AfterBlack‘s Josh Homer as well as denials of the drone program and apparently used nooses are what’s hot in the streets. Check it out:

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And this morning on #amTWiB, we keep the conversation going on the UNC rape case and discuss the Trayvon Martin case a year later. Check it out:

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