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ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2006 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Critics of American movie ratings long have puzzled over the system that gives an R (under age 17 not admitted without parent or guardian) to a movie in which a woman is carved up by a chain saw and an NC-17 to one that shows a woman being sexually pleasured. From such ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America, one might conclude that sexual violence against women is OK for American teenagers to see, but that they must be 18 to see consensual sex. What message does this send to the kids the system presumably means to protect?
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with employees who combat sexual violence, Gov. Corbett visited Philadelphia on Thursday to highlight a proposed $700,000 increase in state funding to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, one of the state's leading advocacy groups for victims of sexual assault. During a news conference at the Center City offices of Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR), a crisis center that receives funding from the coalition, Corbett said the additional money, included in his budget proposal last month, would represent a 10 percent increase for the agency, and help it and its affiliated crisis centers fight sexual violence and advocate for victims.
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with employees who combat sexual violence, Gov. Corbett visited Philadelphia on Thursday to highlight a proposed $700,000 increase in state funding to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, one of the state's leading advocacy groups for victims of sexual assault. During a news conference at the Center City offices of Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR), a crisis center that receives funding from the coalition, Corbett said the additional money, included in his budget proposal last month, would represent a 10 percent increase for the agency, and help it and its affiliated crisis centers fight sexual violence and advocate for victims.
NEWS
January 10, 2013
THE VICIOUS attacks on two women in India and Pakistan are grim reminders that violence against women is still common currency in much of the world. In Delhi, the barbaric rape committed by six men on a bus against a 23-year-old woman was so brutal that she was nearly eviscerated and later died of internal injuries. In Pakistan, a 15-year-old schoolgirl who advocated for the education of women was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban. She survived and is facing a long, anguished recovery.
NEWS
June 15, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
IT'S BEEN A tough week in Celebrityville with tragedy, stalking, and on-set injuries. But there's hope and fun in the world, too: former jailbird Lil' Kim is a mom, Angelina is doing good and, well, go and board the train to Celebrityville. YESTERDAY Spanish-language broadcaster Univision is in preliminary talks with CBS Corp. and Time Warner Inc. about a possible sale of the company, the Wall Street Journal reported. The owners, led by billionaire Haim Saban , purportedly seek at least $20 billion for the company, according to people familiar with the sitch.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2003 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Sometimes it takes a thief to catch a thief. Sometimes it takes a victim to catch an assailant. So the stylish thriller Gender Bias, a French-Belgian coproduction, suggests. As a serial killer maims and murders transsexual prostitutes in Brussels, Bo (Robinson St?venin) - a fetching trannie in vintage Chanel - hunts down the perp. It's a tough job, thanks to the police lieutenant (Richard Bohringer) who fingers Bo herself as the self-hating killer. It's made tougher since apparently every man in Brussels thinks he's entitled to rough up transsexuals because of "false advertising.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2003 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
A competitive swimmer with a promising career ahead of him, Avery (Richard T. Jones) has the bad fortune, in the prison drama Lockdown, to take a post-meet joyride that ends with an arrest, a trial, and a murder conviction. This low-budget indie film also suggests that in this instance, at least, the hero - who has dropped out of college to support his girlfriend and their little boy - has the bad fortune to be black. Well-acted, and, in its penitentiary sequences (literally and figuratively the better part of the film)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2001 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Until the phone rings - a shattering clang in the room where the quiet, pretty Asami lives - things in Audition have been fairly benign. Sure, there's an offensive scam in which a widower and his film-producer friend interview 30 young women for what the actresses believe is a movie project, though it is, in fact, just a means for the widower to find his "ideal woman. " And there are some peculiar dinner conversations between the widower, Aoyoma (Ryo Ishibashi), and his teenage son about fish and ovaries.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 1990 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Honey, who does your nails? Those scarlet-enameled talons belong to Lilith, a voluptuous vamp who has emerged from the primordial ooze to stage the sexual conquest of Los Angeles. Like most man-traps, Lilith teases her quarry with come-hither looks before breaking their hearts. Unlike most man-traps, when Lilith breaks your heart, she literally breaks it, ripping it from your chest and shredding it with her razor-sharp claws. Night Angel is the kind of horror show that puts the retch into wretched.
NEWS
March 18, 2011 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four years after creating a guide for Pennsylvania trial judges on the complexities of sexual-violence cases, state judicial system officials have begun distributing a new version for the state's 540 magisterial district judges. "Since district judges often make the first significant decisions in these cases, we felt it was important for them to get guidelines on the special conditions concerning victims and witnesses and also protecting the rights of the accused," state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin said in an interview this week.
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