You know how we were beginning to think Yvonne Nelson was dating everyone and breaking up with everyone ? Well you didnt know we thought that, but we were.
Anyways, Yvonne Nelson has come out to say that a friend of hers (a guy) was responsible for feeding stories to bloggers that they are dating to get some hype around himself . Yea she s not very happy about it, and she aired it out via twitter.
Now to recap there have been stories recently linking Yvonne Nelson to Ice Prince, Iyanya & Dammy Krane .
You wanna guess who s responsible ?
We have a prime suspect, but we wont say .
You do the guess work
- Brian Witty, 42, of Middlesex, had denied raping three 19-year-old women
- Jury in Surrey finds him guilty and he’s ordered to serve at least 12 years
- Soldier had already been jailed in May last year for rape and sexual assault
Former soldier: Brian Witty, 42, of Middlesex, had denied rapes on three 19-year-old women
A convicted date rapist was today jailed for life for three more rapes on teenage women – after publicity from an earlier case led to the victims independently reporting their own ordeal. Former Army captain Brian Witty, 42, had denied raping three 19-year-old women who came forward after seeing reports of his conviction last year for another string of sex attacks. But a jury at Kingston Crown Court in Surrey today found Witty, originally of Teddington, Middlesex, guilty and he was ordered to serve a minimum of 12 years of his life sentence.
He had already been jailed indefinitely in May last year for three counts of rape and one of sexual assault by penetration.
The attacks he was first convicted of took place between 1995 and 2011 . They were on victims the predator met though a dating website.
The first of these offences took place in 1989 when both Witty and his victim were 19-year-old A-level students at a Hull college . They began a relationship which ended when the two began studies at different universities. Tracking her down to her halls of residence, Witty entered her room unexpectedly, raped and repeatedly punched her.
He struck again in 1997, when he was aged 27 . First, he attacked a 19-year-old who was staying at his sister s home in Hull after the two women had been out together. Then, at the end of New Year s Eve celebrations, he lured another 19-year-old to his flat in Kensington, west London, with an offer of accommodation for the night before raping her there.
He was arrested on January 24 this year for the three more offences and charged on February 12.
Metropolitan Police Detective Constable Peter Sullivan said: The women in this and Witty s previous trial have been incredibly courageous.
Army captain: Witty was arrested on January 24 for the three more offences and charged on February 12
By revisiting these traumatic experiences and providing evidence against Witty, they have ensured that justice can been served and he has been held to account for many years of offending. I have great admiration for the dignity and fortitude they have shown throughout the court proceedings . Witty is a serial rapist who is arrogant in the extreme and has shown absolutely no contrition for his crimes.
Despite the overwhelming evidence against him, he made these women – and in some cases their families – give lengthy evidence, further compounding the distress and trauma he had already caused. He has left a legacy of pain and suffering which will live with many of them for the rest of their lives.
The consistency of his offending over several decades shows that he will always be threat to women and therefore I applaud the life sentence which was passed today. Sally-Ann Russell, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: Witty s predatory behaviour towards his victims has proved him to be dangerous and prolific sexual offender.
His conviction in 2012 for three rapes and one sexual assault clearly gave further victims the confidence to come forward.
Hearing: A jury at Kingston Crown Court in Surrey found Witty, originally of Teddington, Middlesex, guilty
We supported them through the prosecution process by using a number of special measures including giving evidence behind a screen in court to save them from having to directly face Witty. Witty has consistently denied all the offences put before the court but for a second time the jury has seen through his lies and convicted him of his crimes. ‘He has left a legacy of pain and suffering’
Peter Sullivan, Metropolitan Police
I would like to thank these three women for their courage in coming forward and supporting this prosecution.
Their bravery has ensured that Witty is made to face the consequences of his actions and we hope that this conviction gives confidence to other victims to report their abusers and help us bring them to justice.
CPS London is dedicated to prosecuting sexual offenders and supporting victims of sexual abuse.
Commentary, By VoiceWaves Youth Reporter Suzan Al-Shammari
Do school uniforms help to provide less distractions? Do they improve attendance? Do they increase school pride?
Over the past few decades, students, parents and administrators have debated on the issue of school uniforms.
For us students, school can be big part of our lives. It s where we see our friends, learn, and make memories. In high schools that require uniform, students seem to always be complaining that uniforms don t let students express themselves.
However, for many students in Long Beach like me, it isn t because they feel that wearing a uniform is boring. It s because it is taking away from their class time.
Case in point: I was on my way to class one day when one of the school faculties stopped me for a uniform violation. I was wearing a white sheer shirt (with a white shirt underneath) but our guidelines require a solid white shirt.
As the school year began last year, sheer shirts became very popular and many young women were buying the trendy shirts off the racks. But only a few days after the beginning of the school year, all students were prohibited from wearing sheer shirts at Wilson High School.
Since then, sheer shirts have been one of the few things students struggle through to match a proper school uniform standard. See sheer shirt example pictured to the right.
While uniforms can provide less distractions to students and less stress to parents, many students still work hard to add their own style to what they wear everyday. Many students enjoy wearing uniforms, but argue that slight dress code violations are often punished too harshly.
Do students abuse uniforms in inappropriate ways? Yes!, said Vanessa Rodriguez, a sophomore at Wilson High School.
Girls who wear really tight shorts, a shirt with buttons open in front, a low cut undershirt, or those who wear a sheer shirt with no undershirt under and you can see their skin and bra clearly under their see through shirt, should be defiantly sent to OCS immediately because they re at school wearing inappropriate uniform.
To hear students stories about uniform violations at Wilson and Millikan High Schools, click on the sound clip at the top of this story.
For students who dress properly, but might not have the exact school colors or might wear a sheer shirt with appropriate undershirt under, should not be taken out of class, said Vanessa Rodriguez said. They should be punished before or after school or during lunch, to be fair to their learning time.
According to Wilson principal Dr. Sandy Blazer, around 15 students go to on-campus suspension a day, for uniform violations.
We give students plenty of warnings, we send letters that go out to parents and we have the uniform guidelines on our website, so it s not like it s a surprise, Blazer said.
We try to be flexible and if students have issues, we provide free uniforms. It was the rules even before I was a principal here.
Some students and community leaders agree that taking students out of class for school uniforms, might be counter-productive.
There needs to be a more positive way for student discipline than pulling the student out of their classes and harming their class time, said Justine Calma, program coordinator at Khmer Girls in Action, a local non-profit whose mission is to empower Southeast Asian girls and young women.
Calma believes that using restorative justice circles, an approach that focuses on the needs of the victim and the offenders and on talking about the core issues that affect the entire community. The offenders are encourage to repair the harm they did in various ways, such as apologizing or community service.
Some students wear clothes violating school uniform on purpose just to get out of class, said Emma Salazar, a junior at Wilson. Uniforms are important, but there are many ways to deal with students that wouldn t affect their learning time.
Everybody has different opinions about school uniforms. But in the end, schools should only be concerned about students safety and well-being.
There needs to be a conversation around how a school addresses it s points of view to students that help them understand why they are doing what they re doing.
I personally like uniforms they re unique and they usually save money for students, said Jazmine Gonzalez, a sophomore at Wilson High.
But restricting uniforms and dress codes that affects the student s learning time, that I m against.
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By Matt Smith, CNN
updated 4:28 PM EDT, Sun June 16, 2013
- Lt . Gen . David Morrison says sex scandal hurts Australia’s army
- Women are “vital” to the army, he says; if you don’t like it, “Get out”
- Morrison says he’ll be “ruthless” in rooting out offenders
(CNN) — Faced with a sex scandal in his ranks, the chief of Australia’s army delivered a blunt message to his troops: Treat your female comrades properly or “get out.”
Gen . David Morrison announced last week that three soldiers had been suspended and he was weighing action against five others implicated in the distribution of videos he called ”demeaning, explicit and profane.” In a follow-up statement posted on the service’s YouTube page1, Morrison told soldiers that female troops “are vital to us maintaining our capability now and into the future.”
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David Morrison: “I will be ruthless in ridding the army of people who cannot live up to its values.”
“If that does not suit you, then get out,” he said. “You may find another employer where your attitude and behavior is acceptable, but I doubt it . The same goes for those who think that toughness is built on humiliating others.”
Australian women began serving in auxiliary units and as nurses in the early 20th century and were integrated into the armed services in noncombat units in the 1970s and ’80s . They were allowed to join combat units in 2011, and female troops “have proven themselves worthy of the best traditions of the Australian army,” Morrison said.
“No one has every explained to me how the exploitation or degradation of others enhances capability or honors the traditions of the Australian army,” he said in his message to the troops. “I will be ruthless in ridding the army of people who cannot live up to its values, and I need every one of you to support me in achieving this.”
Australian news outlets reported last week that at least 17 soldiers circulated video of themselves having sex with women .
The videos were shared without the women’s knowledge .
Some of the material was distributed over military computer networks, and those under investigation include a lieutenant colonel and a major, Morrison told reporters on Thursday.
The distribution dates back to 2010, and another 90 people “may have been on the periphery” of the group’s e-mail exchanges, he said .
Military investigators and the New South Wales state police are conducting the probe, and Morrison said he had apologized to some of the women involved.
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I should pretend I own at least three pairs of these green shorts so you d think I m rotating between more of my wardrobe each weekend. Truth is these along with the same in a pinky coral are in constant rotation. I love the 4 inseam is it me or do shorts keep getting shorter and shorter?! and there s a gazillion colors, too.
Plus I wear these with tons of shoes: these flip flops, neutral wedges1, blue + white stripes2, ikat flats3, and lots more (need these4!). I love navy and green together but I m just as guilty of going classic with a white blouse or tank, a necklace and calling it a day.
This new do I cut off about 2-3 inches this weekend makes me so happy. While I keep trying to grow my hair longer, my ends just too rapidly get really thin and wispy, making it look dry and messy right after getting even a solid haircut.
I ve had to work around this for blog pictures. It just makes my hair look so thin and lifeless. This is the length that seems to make my hair and me!
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By Kari O Driscoll
I may be just one more voice in the wind when it comes to this issue but I just can t stay quiet in the face of so much rhetoric about rape culture. I want to add my energy and words to the current outcry about the pervasive problem of sexual assault in the military in a way that speaks to the root of the issue. Our society is a violent one and unless we can be honest about the way in which that violence affects every one of us and the myriad ways in which it manifests itself (gang violence, mass shootings, rape, assault), we can only chip away at the surface in anger and frustration instead of having an authentic conversation about how to deal with the effects.
The military is but a microcosm of American society and its culture of violence and rigid pecking order has a great deal to do with the prevalence of rape within its ranks.
Let me just say this: RAPE IS NOT ABOUT SEX. RAPE IS ABOUT POWER AND CONTROL AND VIOLENCE.
In early May, Air Force General Mark Welsh testified in front of the United States Senate with regard to the alarming number of sexual assaults in the military. He explained it by saying, Some of it is the hookup mentality of junior high even and high school students now, which my children can tell you about from watching their friends and being frustrated by it
His implication that non-consensual sexual activity occurs as a direct result of young people assuming that they can have multiple sexual partners and/or casual sexual encounters without consequences is a dangerous one.
There may indeed be a degree of promiscuity present in the military, but it has nothing to do with rape.
Rape is no more about sex than vacationing in Paris is about the Boeing 767 you took to get there. Sexual trauma is one method, one vehicle used to inflict pain and humiliation on someone. It is the mode of violence in this case, the way that the perpetrator achieves power and control.
Shaming another human being is a great way to keep them quiet.
Among the voices rising in outrage at Gen. Welsh s remarks was Nancy Parrish of Protect our Defenders. Although I admire her work and her passion, part of her statement rebutting Gen.Welsh s hookup remark struck me as misguided:
General Welsh should know that the solution lies in reform of the military justice system and culture of misogyny, victim blaming and failure to prosecute perpetrators.
I disagree that it is the culture of misogyny that is directly responsible for rape culture within the military.
If that were true, men would not be getting raped in the military. But they are, and all accounts point to the fact that they are getting raped at the same or higher rate as their female counterparts.
This week, Senator Chambliss (R.-Ga.) displayed his lack of understanding of the core issue by saying that the hormone level created by nature sets in place the possibility for these types of things rape and sexual assault to occur.
If rape were about sex, men would not be violating other men sexually with foreign objects like broomstick handles. If the overly hormonal perpetrator was simply seeking sexual satisfaction, they would likely (openly or not) self-identify as either homosexual or bisexual.
These attacks would not be as violent as they are, nor would they be perpetrated by multiple individuals against one other, if rape were about sex. These attacks are about control, power, and humiliation, plain and simple, not misogyny or testosterone-gone-wild.
If rape were about sex, it would be useless as a war tactic. Are we to assume that bands of rebel soldiers invading a small African village with intent to rape the women are simply horny?
That a group of boys who stalk and gang-rape a young girl are experiencing synchronized arousal? It is difficult to separate violence from sex in cases of rape, but that doesn t give us license to disregard it as the root cause. It is far more difficult to talk about sexual assault than it is to talk about stabbings or beatings, but a victim with a gunshot wound is no more at fault or inherently shameful than a rape victim is.
Passing off rape as the result of hookup mentality or hormones belittles the brutality and misinterprets the intent of such attacks.
Until we as a country, a culture, and a society acknowledge that rape has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with violence, we cannot hope to prevent sexual assault. Labeling sexual assault more sex than assault is a perilous way of distancing ourselves from an honest discussion about the violence inherent in military culture, where power and control are fundamental objectives.
Kari O Driscoll is a writer with a background in medical ethics and quality assurance. She writes about social justice, women s issues and parenting for the BlogHer Publishing Network at the-writing-life.blogspot.com1.
Her work has appeared in Buddha Chick Life magazine and anthologies about women s issues and she will soon publish a book on reproductive rights.
She is active with the Women s Funding Alliance and committed to helping girls and women use their unique perspectives to make the world a better place.
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Just wanting peoples thoughts on dating someone with a mental illness such as PTSD, would it be a turn off to most men or are their people who are accepting of such illnesses?