• Police Drones Are Starting to Think for Themselves
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/05/technology/police-drones.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article

    In one Southern California city, flying drones with artificial intelligence are aiding investigations while presenting new civil rights questions. CHULA VISTA, Calif. — When the Chula Vista police receive a 911 call, they can dispatch a flying drone with the press of a button. On a recent afternoon, from a launchpad on the roof of the Chula Vista Police Department, they sent a drone across the city to a crowded parking lot where a young man was asleep in the front seat of a stolen car with (...)

    #algorithme #drone #criminalité #aérien #vidéo-surveillance #discrimination #surveillance (...)

    ##criminalité ##ACLU

  • #Genève : Vers une #carte_d’identification_universelle en Ville ?

    Une #motion demande à l’exécutif de la Ville d’étudier la création d’un document permettant l’accès à tous les services municipaux, quel que soit le statut légal.

    Après Zurich et La Chaux-de-Fonds, la Ville de Genève se lancera-t-elle dans la création d’un document d’identification communale ? Ce projet, déjà adopté dans la capitale économique suisse et que la Métropole horlogère a mis à l’étude la semaine dernière, vise à élaborer une carte accessible à tous les habitants, quel que soit leur statut légal, pour pouvoir bénéficier de l’ensemble des services municipaux. Une motion déposée par le conseiller municipal socialiste Pascal Holenweg au début du mois demande au Conseil administratif de se pencher sur la question.

    Cette carte « permettrait un accès facilité aux soins, à l’inscription dans des #services_municipaux ainsi qu’aux lieux culturels, sportifs, sociaux, le cas échéant à partir d’un guichet unique les rassemblant tous », explique le texte. « L’initiative part du constat qu’une partie de la population rencontre des difficultés à accéder aux #services offerts par la Ville, que ce soit faute de #statut_légal, d’#adresse ou de #papiers_d’identité, affirme Pascal Holenweg.
    Sur l’exemple d’autres villes, en Suisse mais aussi aux Etats-Unis, nous proposons d’étudier la possibilité d’établir un #document_d’identification – et non pas d’identité, ce qui est de
    compétence fédérale – et d’#accès_universel aux prestations municipales, qui pourrait servir à tous les habitants, comme carte d’accès aux piscines, aux bibliothèques, etc. »

    Le MCG opposé

    Autre avantage avancé par Pascal Holenweg : « Si la Ville décidait de rendre payants aux habitants d’autres communes les services qu’elle propose actuellement gratuitement à tout le canton ou d’instaurer des tarifs différenciés, cette carte permettrait aux habitants de la
    commune de bénéficier de la gratuité ou de tarifs réduits. »

    La proposition devrait être soutenue par la gauche, majoritaire au Conseil municipal, comme l’espère #Pascal_Holenweg, mais elle ne rencontre en tout cas pas l’adhésion du Mouvement citoyens genevois (MCG). « Le sujet avait déjà fait l’objet de discussions par le passé. Au MCG, nous sommes contre, explique Daniel Sormanni, chef de groupe au délibératif municipal. Ce n’est pas vraiment une pièce d’identité mais ça y ressemble. C’est surtout destiné aux clandestins, avec l’argument d’améliorer leur accès aux services municipaux. En réalité, ils l’ont déjà. Je ne vois donc pas l’utilité. Et puis ça donnerait un faux sentiment de légitimité à des gens qui ne devraient pas être sur notre territoire. » Du côté de la conseillère municipale démocrate-chrétienne Alia Chaker Mangeat, on attend d’en savoir plus. « Je ne suis pas opposée au principe, mais j’aimerais qu’on étudie en commission l’apport réel d’un tel outil », affirme-t-elle.

    Le maire favorable

    Si la motion passe la rampe du délibératif, elle obtiendra une oreille attentive de la part de l’exécutif communal. Collaborateur personnel de Sami Kanaan, Félicien Mazzola affirme en effet que « le maire est favorable au projet ». « La Ville s’était déjà intéressée à la question il y
    a quelques années, poursuit-il, quand New York a développé sa City Card. Puis Zurich a lancé sa propre carte destinée aux sans-papiers. De notre côté, nous avons approché les associations qui travaillent avec eux, pour connaître les besoins. Après l’#opération_Papyrus, qui a permis un grand nombre de régularisations, une carte spécifique pour les sans-papiers n’apparaissait pas vraiment appropriée. »

    En revanche, une carte universelle, qui permette l’accès à l’ensemble des services municipaux et aux démarches en ligne pour tous les habitants, quel que soit leur statut, et réduisant ainsi les risques de traçage des sans-papiers, se révèle très intéressante, explique Félicien Mazzola.

    https://lecourrier.ch/2021/02/26/vers-une-carte-didentification-universelle-en-ville
    #ville-refuge #asile #migrations #réfugiés #Suisse #citoyenneté #citoyenneté_urbaine

    Genève après :
    #Berne : https://seenthis.net/messages/801885
    #Zurich : https://seenthis.net/messages/889029
    #La_Chaux-de-Fonds : https://seenthis.net/messages/896514

    –—

    Ajouté au fil de discussion sur les cartes d’identification universelle en Suisse :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/801885

    ... qui, lui-même, est ajouté à la métaliste sur les villes-refuge :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/759145#message801886

  • Reconfinement : pourquoi Emmanuel Macron ne varie pas
    https://www.lejdd.fr/Politique/reconfinement-pourquoi-emmanuel-macron-ne-varie-pas-4028138

    Quand on aura vacciné 80% des plus fragiles, on aura une réalité épidémiologique proche d’un épisode de grippe. Ce sera le cas en mai

    Finalement, c’est pas l’été qui est attendu pour le mois de mai... C’est la vaccination des vieux.

    #à_chaque_jour_sa_révélation

  • #Journal du #Regard : Février 2021
    http://liminaire.fr/journal/article/journal-du-regard-fevrier-2021

    Chaque mois, un film regroupant l’ensemble des images prises au fil des jours, le mois précédent, et le texte qui s’écrit en creux. « Une sorte de palimpseste, dans lequel doivent transparaître les traces - ténues mais non déchiffrables - de l’écriture “préalable” ». Jorge Luis Borges, Fictions Nous ne faisons qu’apparaître dans un monde soumis comme nous au pouvoir du temps. Dans le silence qui suit la fin du signal de départ. Dans un seul et unique instant. Non pas suites sans principe de (...) #Journal / #Vidéo, #Architecture, #Art, #Écriture, Journal, #Voix, #Sons, #Paris, #Paysage, #Ville, #Journal_du_regard, #Politique, Regard, #Ciel, (...)

    #Dérive

  • Sur le droit d’asile, les migrations et les frontières... sur le droit et les violations du droit...

    Maître #François_Sureau, avocat, sur France culture, pour que ça soit dit et redit et re-redit...

    à partir de la minute 18’45 :

    "L’origine de l’#imposture, on la voit fonctionner dans le discours préfectoral qui dit « Il y a un droit : si ils franchissent la #frontière en #fraude, ils sont en situation irrégulière, on les reconduit dehors ». Cela n’est pas le droit. Le droit c’est que toute personne qui demande l’#asile a droit de voir sa demande examinée sur le territoire de la République, a fortiori lorsqu’il est mineur.
    Tous les gens qui demandent l’asile sont en situation, par hypothèse, irrégulière, puisque la France n’autorise pas les #visas_asilaires, ne permet à personne de rentrer pour demande l’asile de manière régulière et que, surplus, quand vous avez été persécuté dans le pays d’origine, la première chose que vous faites au moment de vous en aller, ne consiste pas à vous précipiter à la police pour demander un passeport en bonne et due forme.
    Tout le monde sait, depuis la création de la Convention de Genève, depuis l’époque du passeport Nansen, depuis les républicains espagnols, depuis les Arméniens, depuis les juifs, depuis l’entre-deux-guerres, tout le monde sait que quelqu’un qui arrive pour demander l’asile est nécessairement en situation irrégulière. Si on excipe de cette situation irrégulière, pour lui interdire de demander l’asile en le reconduisant à la frontière, on viole à la fois la #Constitution et la #Convention_de_Genève. C’est une chose que rappelle la quasi-totalité des juridictions française depuis près d’une dizaine d’années. Il a fallu que la Grande Chambre de la #Cour_européenne_des_droits_de_l'homme intervienne pour interdire à la France de renvoyer des gens jusqu’en Grèce, parce que la Grèce ne traitait pas sérieusement les demandes d’asile.
    La France ne traite pas davantage sérieusement les demandes d’asile lorsqu’elle reconduit des gens, y compris des #mineurs en pleine nuit dans la #montagne, en leur disant ’Marche devant toi, là-bas c’est l’Italie’".

    https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/l-humeur-vagabonde/l-humeur-vagabonde-27-fevrier-2021

    #frontières #droit_d'asile #asile #migrations #réfugiés

    ping @isskein @karine4

  • LES ENFANTS DE LA CLARÉE

    #Raphaël_Krafft part à la rencontre de ceux qui accueillent et de ceux qui s’exilent. Un reportage littéraire et humain.

    En novembre 2017, Raphaël Krafft part en reportage dans les Alpes à la frontière franco-italienne. Il accompagne un habitant de la région parti en maraude à la rencontre d’éventuels migrants perdus dans la montagne. Les premières neiges viennent de tomber. Ce soir-là, ils découvrent cachés dans un bosquet quatre #mineurs . Alors qu’ils les emmènent dans un lieu dédié à l’accueil des personnes migrantes, la gendarmerie les arrête avant d’abandonner les adolescents dans la montagne au niveau de la borne frontière. Trois d’entre eux sont guinéens, comme la majorité des jeunes migrants qui passent par ce col.

    Marqué par cette expérience, Raphaël Krafft se lie d’amitié avec les habitants du village de #Névache situé juste en dessous du col et propose aux enfants de l’école communale de partir en Guinée réaliser des reportages et les aider ainsi à comprendre pourquoi tant de jeunes décident de quitter leur foyer. Là-bas, il découvre un pays démuni, marqué par des années de dictature.

    https://editions-marchialy.fr/livre/les-enfants-de-la-claree

    #asile #migrations #réfugiés #Hautes-Alpes #Briançonnais #France #sauvetage #montagne #Alpes #frontières

    –—

    Un reportage de Raphaël Krafft, passé sur France Culture en 2017 :
    Quand les mineurs africains sont abandonnés dans la montagne
    https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/le-magazine-de-la-redaction/quand-les-mineurs-africains-sont-abandonnes-dans-la-montagne

    Et signalé sur seenthis :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/642301#message645671
    https://seenthis.net/messages/645699

    • Raphaël Krafft part à la rencontre de ceux qui accueillent et de ceux qui s’exilent

      En novembre 2017, Raphaël Krafft part en reportage dans les Alpes à la frontière franco-italienne. Il accompagne un habitant de la région parti en maraude à la rencontre d’éventuels migrants perdus dans la montagne. Les 1ères neiges viennent de tomber. Ce soir-là, ils découvrent ,cachés dans un bosquet, 4 mineurs....

      Disparu durant l’été 2018, Bernard Liger était un personnage respecté du village de Névache, près de la frontière italienne. Ancien officier d’active, installé dans les Hautes Alpes à sa retraite, il avait mis en place ces dernières années un véritable réseau d’aide aux migrants tentant de passer en France par le #Col_de_l’Echelle. Exactement comme les marins sur les océans, les #montagnards ne peuvent en effet pas imaginer ne pas porter #secours à des humains mourant de froid dans leurs montagnes. Guides, pompiers, médecins ou simples citoyens, ceux qui recueillent, réchauffent, nourrissent et tentent d’amener à Briançon les réfugiés désireux de demander asile en France, savent qu’ils s’exposent aux tracasseries des forces de police qui traquent les clandestins et les Français accusés de #délit_de_solidarité.

      En 2017 Raphaël Krafft, grand reporter, dont l’on entend souvent les documentaires sur les ondes de France Culture, se fera lui-même arrêter par la gendarmerie après avoir participé au sauvetage en montagne de quatre mineurs africains, dont trois guinéens. Choqué d’apprendre que les policiers les avaient ramené la nuit même en Italie par le col de l’Echelle, sans prendre en considération leur statut de mineur isolé, Raphaël Krafft va raconter l’histoire et enquêter jusqu’en Guinée pour tenter de comprendre ce qui pousse ces enfants à entreprendre une telle odyssée. Ses reportages sont à écouter en ligne sur le site de France Culture et de France Inter et son livre, Les enfants de La Clarée, vient de paraître aux éditions Marchialy.

      https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/l-humeur-vagabonde/l-humeur-vagabonde-27-fevrier-2021
      #solidarité #accueil #religion #catholicisme #dissuasion #politique_de_dissuasion

    • Un autre livre de Raphaël Krafft, à la frontière dite « basse » (#Alpes-Maritimes, #Vintimille, #Menton)

      Passeur

      Automne 2015. Raphaël Krafft, journaliste indépendant, est à la frontière franco-italienne des Alpes-Maritimes, entre Menton et Vintimille. Il réalise un reportage sur les exilés bloqués là dans l’attente de passer en France pour demander l’asile ou de continuer vers un autre pays.

      Il rencontre tour à tour des militants, des policiers, des fonctionnaires, une avocate spécialiste des Droits de l’homme pour constater le drame de la situation. Et décide, par un acte de désobéissance civile, d’aider deux Soudanais, « Satellite » et Adeel, à franchir la frontière.

      À pied, Raphaël Krafft, son ami Thomas et les deux réfugiés entreprennent une ascension dans le #parc_du_Mercantour, jusqu’au #col_de_Fenestre, qui culmine à 2 474 mètres, pour atteindre la France.

      http://www.buchetchastel.fr/passeur-raphael-krafft-9782283029572

  • Lecture d’un extrait du livre « Médecine générale » d’Olivier Cadiot

    liminaire.fr/radio-marelle/article/medecine-generale-d-olivier-cadiot

    Dans une conversation sans fin entre trois personnages en deuil qui tentent de transcender leur douleur en action et cherchent ensemble la guérison, Olivier Cadiot brasse questionnements philosophiques et littéraires et nous donne à lire une pensée en mouvement. Les personnages se confrontent à la création artistique sous toutes ses formes : musique, théâtre, peinture, photographie. (...) #Radio_Marelle / #Écriture, #Histoire, #Langage, #Livre, #Lecture, #Récit, #Vidéo, #Voix, #En_lisant_en_écrivant, #Mémoire, #Corps, #Podcast, (...)

    #Biographie

    http://liminaire.fr/IMG/mp4/en_lisant_me_decine_ge_ne_rale_olivier_cadiot.mp4

    http://www.pol-editeur.com/index.php?spec=livre&ISBN=978-2-8180-5189-4

  • Lecture d’un extrait du livre « Humeur noire » d’Anne-Marie Garat

    http://liminaire.fr/radio-marelle/article/humeur-noire-d-anne-marie-garat

    Anne-Marie Garat est née, a passé son enfance à Bordeaux, mais s’est rapidement éloignée de la Belle endormie. En visite chez son cousin bordelais, elle découvre au musée d’Aquitaine une exposition consacrée à la traite négrière. Un cartel y attire tout particulièrement son attention et déclenche son indignation par ses approximations et ses falsifications de l’esclavagisme (...) #Radio_Marelle / #Écriture, #Histoire, #Langage, #Livre, #Lecture, #Récit, #Vidéo, #Voix, #En_lisant_en_écrivant, #Mémoire, #Corps, #Podcast, (...)

    #Biographie

    http://liminaire.fr/IMG/mp4/en_lisant_humeur_noire.mp4

    https://www.actes-sud.fr/catalogue/litterature/humeur-noire

  • Lecture d’un extrait du livre « L’énigmaire » de Pierre Cendors

    http://liminaire.fr/radio-marelle/article/l-enigmaire-de-pierre-cendors

    Il y a plusieurs générations, suite à la destruction de l’écosystème de la Terre, l’humanité a du choisir entre s’enfouir sous terre pour survivre, ou s’échapper dans l’espace. Envisageant de s’y réinstaller après sa régénération, les humains sont attirés par une zone interdite, un lieu étrange où tout commence et s’achève à la fois. C’est à cet endroit que les protagonistes de ce roman se rendent en pèlerinage à différentes époques, et même à plusieurs siècles d’écarts. Liés les uns aux autres, de manière inextricable et mystérieuse, leurs récits se trament, s’entrecoupent et se font écho. (...) #Radio_Marelle / #Écriture, #Histoire, #Langage, #Livre, #Lecture, #Récit, #Vidéo, #Voix, #En_lisant_en_écrivant, #Mémoire, #Corps, #Podcast, (...)

    #Biographie

    http://liminaire.fr/IMG/mp4/en_lisant_l_enigmaire_pierre_cendors.mp4

    https://www.quidamediteur.com/catalogue/made-in-europe/l-enigmaire

  • Lecture d’un extrait du livre « Meta donna » de Suzanne Doppelt

    http://liminaire.fr/radio-marelle/article/meta-donna-de-suzanne-doppelt

    Ce texte poétique s’est construit à partir d’un court-métrage de Gianfranco Mingozzi, La Taranta, tourné en 1961 dans le Salento, se référant lui-même aux travaux de l’ethnologue Ernesto De Martino, consacré à l’étude d’une danse très ancienne du sud de l’Italie, la tarentelle. Il a pour motif la tarentule et les rituels qui se déroulent, à la suite de sa morsure. (...) #Radio_Marelle / #Écriture, #Histoire, #Langage, #Livre, #Lecture, #Récit, #Vidéo, #Voix, #En_lisant_en_écrivant, #Mémoire, #Corps, #Podcast, (...)

    #Biographie
    http://liminaire.fr/IMG/mp4/en_lisant_meta_donna.mp4

    http://www.pol-editeur.com/index.php?spec=livre&ISBN=978-2-8180-5088-0

  • Lecture d’un extrait du livre « Les paysages avalent presque tout » de Maxime Actis

    http://liminaire.fr/radio-marelle/article/les-paysages-avalent-presque-tout-de-maxime-actis

    Ce livre se compose de fragments accumulés au fil d’une errance à travers les paysages européens, morcelé en autant de moments que de lieux parcourus. Le voyage est banal, la description des paysages se concentre plutôt sur les détails insignifiants, sans relief, menus faits et gestes du quotidien réduits à presque rien, lambeaux de propos rapportés et réflexions désabusées, que sur un pittoresque récit de voyage. Les souvenirs surgissent en marge, dans leur effacement même. (...) #Radio_Marelle / #Écriture, #Histoire, #Langage, #Livre, #Lecture, #Récit, #Vidéo, #Voix, #En_lisant_en_écrivant, #Mémoire, #Corps, #Podcast, (...)

    #Biographie

    http://liminaire.fr/IMG/mp4/en_lisant_les_paysages_avalent_presque_tout_maxime_actis.mp4

    https://editions.flammarion.com/les-paysages-avalent-presque-tout/9782081500365

  • La France vue d’ailleurs : Restriction de libertés, Régime illibéral, démocratie imparfaite et violences policières
    https://ricochets.cc/La-France-vue-d-ailleurs-Restriction-de-libertes-Regime-illiberal-democrat

    Avec la chasse aux pauvres s’ajoutent la chasse aux contestataires, aux exilés, aux musulmans et la traque des personnes au faciès qui ne revient pas aux policiers. Ca fait beaucoup. La démocratie ne peut pas défaillir en France, ...parce qu’il n’y a jamais existé. Alors c’est "juste" le régime policier et capitaliste qui s’aggrave, s’étend, se durcit, qui déroule ses plans au gré des besoins de l’Ordre et du Marché. 🌎LA FRANCE VUE D’AILLEURS : UN PAYS AUTORITAIRE ET RACISTE « Restriction de libertés », « (...) #Les_Articles

    / Autoritarisme, régime policier, démocrature..., #Violences_policières

    #Autoritarisme,_régime_policier,_démocrature...

  • „Face control” : Russian police go digital against protesters
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-politics-navalny-tech-idUSKBN2AB1U2

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Georgy Malets didn’t make it to an anti-Kremlin rally last month. He was detained on his way there by police using facial recognition technology in the Moscow metro. The 30-year-old Russian photo blogger said the police told him he had been identified by a “Face-ID” camera system and must accompany them to a police station for checks. “I could see they had some kind of photographs, but they weren’t from cameras - it was definitely a photograph from my profile on social (...)

    #algorithme #CCTV #activisme #biométrie #facial #reconnaissance #vidéo-surveillance #surveillance

    https://static.reuters.com/resources/r

  • Can This New Map Fix Our Distorted Views of the World?

    Most of the world maps you’ve seen in your life are past their prime. The Mercator was devised by a Flemish cartographer in 1569. The Winkel Tripel, the map style favored by National Geographic, dates to 1921. And the Dymaxion map, hyped by the architect Buckminster Fuller, debuted in a 1943 issue of Life.

    Enter a brash new world map vying for global domination. Like sports, the mapmaking game can sometimes grow stale when top competitors are stuck on the same old strategy, said J. Richard Gott, an astrophysicist at Princeton who had previously mapped the entire universe. But then along comes an innovator: Think Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, splashing 3-pointers from areas of the court the rest of basketball hadn’t thought were worth guarding.

    “We were sort of reaching the limit of what you could do,” Dr. Gott said. “If you wanted any significant breakthrough, you had to use a new idea.”

    Dr. Gott’s version of Steph Curry’s wait-you-could-shoot-from-there 3? Use the back of the page, too. Make the world map a double-sided circle, like a vinyl record. You could put the Northern Hemisphere on the top side, and the Southern Hemisphere on the bottom, or vice versa. Or to put it differently: You could deflate the 3-D Earth into two dimensions. And if you did, you could blow the accuracy of previous maps out of the water.

    No flat map of our round world can be perfect, of course. First you need to peel off Earth’s skin, then pin it down. This mathematical taxidermy introduces distortions. If you have a Mercator projection on your classroom walls, for example, you may grow up thinking Greenland is the size of Africa (not even close) or Alaska looms larger than Mexico (also nope). This warped worldview might even bias you, subconsciously, to under-appraise most of the developing world.

    Shapes also change in map projections. Distances vary. Straight lines curve. Some projections, such as Mercator, aim to excel at one of these concerns, which aggravates other errors. Other maps compromise, like the Winkel Tripel, so named because it tries to strike a balance between three kinds of distortion.

    Starting in 2006, Dr. Gott and David Goldberg, a cosmologist at Drexel University in Philadelphia, developed a scoring system that could sum up these different kinds of error. The Winkel Tripel beat out other major contenders. But one big source of distortion persisted: a mathematical incision, often running from pole to pole down the Pacific. The resulting shape can never again be stretched and pulled back into the unbroken surface of a sphere. “This does violence to the globe,” Dr. Gott said.

    His new kind of double-sided map, crafted with Dr. Goldberg and Robert Vanderbei, a mathematician at Princeton, skips the topological violence entirely. The map simply continues over the edge. You could stretch a string over the side; an ant could walk there. Without any cut, the map’s Goldberg-Gott distortion score blows all other maps currently in use out of the water, the team reports in a draft study.

    Cartographers who regularly study world maps — perhaps fewer than 10 people — will now have time to react. “It never came up to me that it could be done in this way,” said Krisztián Kerkovits, a Hungarian cartographer working to develop his own projections.

    But while the new map excels at addressing distortion, Dr. Kerkovits said it also introduced a new weakness. You can see only half of the planet at once, unlike the Winkel Tripel and Mercator. That undermines the basic premise of flaying out the whole world for inspection on a single page or screen.

    To Dr. Gott, this is no different than the 3-D globe itself. But Dr. Kerkovits isn’t quite sure: After all, you can always rotate a globe slightly to see the neighbors of any chosen point. But in the double-sided map, you might have to flip the entire thing.

    Ultimately a map’s success depends on which applications it’s used for, and how its popularity grows over time. Dr. Gott, whose paper also presents double-sided projections of Jupiter and other worlds, envisions the new map style as a physical object to turn over in your hands.

    You could cut one out of a magazine, or you could store a whole stack of them in a thin sleeve, showing different planets or different data layers. And he hopes you may be tempted to try to print out and make your own using the appendix of his paper.

    “Glue it back to back with double-stick tape — I think that’s better than Elmer’s Glue, but you can use glue,” Dr. Gott said. Then cut it out. “Maybe use card stock paper,” he added.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/science/new-world-map.html

    #projection #visualisation #monde #cartographie #distorsion
    via @reka

  • Crimes sexuels. Au Tigré, le viol devient une #arme_de_guerre

    Depuis quatre mois, une #guerre se déroule à huis clos dans le nord de l’Éthiopie. Outre les combats et les pillages, de plus en plus de témoins font part de #viols_systématiques commis par les #soldats éthiopiens et érythréens. Lucy Kassa, est une des rares journalistes a avoir pu se rendre sur place, au prix de menaces. Dans le Los Angeles Times, elle rapporte l’horreur d’une sale guerre.

    Une jeune femme et sa sœur marchaient sur le bord d’une route déserte dans le nord de l’Éthiopie le mois dernier lorsque cinq hommes les ont forcées à monter dans un pick-up et les ont conduites jusqu’à un petit bâtiment au toit de métal. L’accent et l’uniforme de leurs ravisseurs ne laissaient aucun doute : c’était des soldats érythréens, ceux venus soutenir les troupes éthiopiennes dans les combats qui font rage depuis novembre dans la région du Tigré, à la frontière entre l’Éthiopie et l’Érythrée.

    Mehrawit, 27 ans, mère de deux enfants, a été séparée de sa sœur et enfermée dans une pièce où il n’y avait qu’un matelas fin et sale. Elle a été violée pendant deux semaines. Ses agresseurs lui ont cassé le bassin et la colonne vertébrale, la laissant recroquevillée sur le sol. Un jour, quinze soldats l’ont violée à tour de rôle pendant huit heures. Elle les a comptés. Elle hurlait de douleur, et eux riaient :

    Au bout d’un moment, je suis devenue complètement insensible, raconte-t-elle dans son lit de l’hôpital de Mekele, la capitale de la région du Tigré, quelques jours après avoir réussi à s’enfuir. Je voyais leur visage. Je les entendais rire. Mais je ne sentais plus la douleur.”

    Son récit est l’un des rares dont on dispose sur le conflit sanglant qui secoue le Tigré. Les organisations de défense des droits de l’homme ont tiré la sonnette d’alarme, disant que dans cette zone montagneuse, à l’abri du regard du monde, les soldats des troupes gouvernementales se livrent à des viols et à des agressions sexuelles sur les civils. Les Nations unies craignent l’imminence d’une catastrophe humanitaire dans cette région qui compte 6 millions d’habitants. Plus de 60 000 Tigréens ont rejoint les camps de réfugiés de l’autre côté de la frontière, au Soudan.

    (#paywall)

    https://www.courrierinternational.com/article/crimes-sexuels-au-tigre-le-viol-devient-une-arme-de-guerre

    #Tigré #Ethiopie #viol #viols #armée #soldats

  • Consentement[s]
    https://infokiosques.net/spip.php?article1799

    « Ceci n’est pas un rapport scientifique ni une étude sociologique. Ce n’est pas non plus un manuel avec des bonnes réponses. Ceci est un recueil de témoignages : des histoires personnelles qui sont venues nous questionner sur notre rapport au consentement corporel. Aussi, les ressentis et prises de positions (claires ou pas), internes aux textes, ne représentent pas la vérité, mais la vérité de la personne qui écrit au moment où elle écrit. (...) Ce recueil, #C'est aussi une ouverture vers d’autres ressources liées à cette notion. Celles que nous connaissions, celles que nous avons découvertes, celles que nous avons envie de partager. » Sommaire : - Edito T’inquiète pas, c’est normal Le placard Disko Pourquoi, moi, féministe, bien à la page du consentement, j’ai fermé ma gueule ? Touche pas à mes (...)

    #Infokiosque_fantôme_partout_ #Sexualités,_relations_affectives #Violences_patriarcales,_autodéfense_féministe
    https://youtu.be/yj5NcMew6qc


    https://youtu.be/ujllFsel9tk

    https://youtu.be/EvGyo1NrzTY

    https://cerhes.org/ok-pas-ok-la-serie-podcast-qui-parle-de-consentement-aux-jeunes
    https://jesuisindestructible.fr/2020/05/06/fascicule-sur-le-consentement
    https://lesfessesdelacremiere.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/la-regle-du-fuck-yes
    https://www.rewriting-the-rules.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Consent-Checklist-1.pdf
    https://infokiosques.net/IMG/pdf/ConsentementS-cahier.pdf
    https://infokiosques.net/IMG/pdf/ConsentementS-pageparpage.pdf

  • Andrés Reisinger sells « impossible » virtual furniture pieces for $450,000
    https://www.dezeen.com/2021/02/23/andres-reisinger-the-shipping-digital-furniture-auction

    Argentinian designer Andrés Reisinger has sold ten pieces of virtual furniture in an online auction, with the most expensive non-existent item fetching $67,777.

    Reisinger, who rose to prominence on Instagram for his renderings of surreal furniture pieces, sold the items in an online auction under the title The Shipping.

    Each of the virtual items can be placed in any shared 3D virtual space or “metaverse”, including open worlds such as Decentraland and Somnium Space and Minecraft.

    #design #virtuel mais commerce réel

  • Biden reverses Trump actions on green cards, architecture and ’anarchist jurisdictions’ | Biden administration | The Guardian
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/24/joe-biden-reverses-executive-actions-donald-trump-legacy
    https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/2a4c02852e783a991cbdde5b216c74a872fa2669/0_255_5723_3436/master/5723.jpg?width=1200&height=630&quality=85&auto=format&fit=crop&overlay-ali

    Biden reverses Trump actions on green cards, architecture and ’anarchist jurisdictions’. Move undoes actions that blocked many immigrants from entering the US and sought to cut funding to cities Trump deemed ‘lawless’
    Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House, 24 February 2021.Joe Biden has formally reversed a series of executive actions taken by Donald Trump, including a proclamation that blocked many green card applicants from entering the United States. Trump issued the ban last year, saying it was needed to protect US workers amid high unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic. Biden rejected that reasoning in a proclamation rescinding the visa ban on Wednesday. The president said it had prevented families from reuniting in the United States and harmed US businesses.
    Other actions undone by the president included one that sought to cut funding from several cities Trump had deemed “lawless” and “anarchist jurisdictions”, and another mandating that federal buildings should be designed in a classical aesthetic. The reversals come as the new president seeks to press forward with his own agenda and undo key aspects of his predecessor’s legacy. Since taking office last month, Biden has revoked dozens of Trump orders and issued dozens more of his own.
    Immigrant advocates had pressed in recent weeks for him to lift the visa ban, which was set to expire on 31 March. Biden left in place another ban on most foreign temporary workers.Curtis Morrison, a California-based immigration attorney who represents people subject to the ban, said Biden will now have to tackle a growing backlog of applications that have been held up for months as the pandemic shut down most visa processing by the state department. The process could potentially take years, he said.

    #Covid-19#migrant#migration#etatsunis#pandemie#sante#politiquemigratoire#immigration#visa#droit

  • Sexual violence against boys is far more common than we think - The Washington Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2021/02/22/why-we-dont-talk-about-sexual-violence-against-boys-why-we-should/?arc404=true

    Boys are more likely than girls to die in their second decade of life, and they use more alcohol and tobacco, habits that erode their health as they age, Blum said. But even more troubling, Blum’s team found that boys suffered higher levels of physical violence, neglect and sexual abuse by adults than girls. And the more a boy was victimized, the more likely he was to do violence to others.
    Those findings should serve as a gut punch. We can’t solve the problem of violence against girls and women without also addressing violence against men and boys. And we won’t succeed in teaching our sons to care for other people’s bodies until we learn to care for theirs.

    • Yet we rarely hear about any of this on the news. We hardly ever talk about it. Stories of sexual misconduct are everywhere, but the tellers of those stories are mostly girls and women. The stories of men and boys still remain mostly hidden, unacknowledged and undiscussed.

    • The default in discussions about sexual violence is to think of boys and men as perpetrators and women as victims. But that is an oversimplification that is built on a damaging stereotype about male invulnerability, and it obscures the truth: Boys can be victims, and boys can need help. We’ve just built a world that makes it hard for them to admit it — and for the rest of us to acknowledge it. If we want to raise boys differently, we must start believing that they are equally capable of feeling pain and doing violence.

    • ah là je comprends enfin ce truc du viol comme rapport de pouvoir, tout sauf du sexe donc (ça parle d’une agression de vestiaire de foot avec un manche à balais) :

      The freshman intuitively understood and endorsed the argument that scholars make in academic circles: This kind of sexual assault has nothing to do with sex. It’s about power. It’s about older boys establish­ing their place at the top, putting younger players in their place.

    • @tintin, here you are :

      Raising a boy sometimes feels like traveling in a foreign land. When I gave birth to my daughter, three years before my son was born, I had no idea how to be a mother. But after decades of navigating life as a woman, I knew unequivocally what I wanted for her: to see herself as capable of anything, constrained by none of the old limits on who women must be and how they must move through the world. She could be fierce and funny and loving and steely-spined.

      “I am strong and fearless,” I taught her to say when she was 2, as she hesitated on the playground, her lips quivering as she considered crossing a rope-netting bridge strung 10 feet above the ground. There was nothing premeditated about that little sentence. It just ap­peared on my tongue, distilling what I wanted her to be and how I hoped she would think of herself.

      I had no such pithy motto for my son. Reminding a boy to be strong and fearless seemed unnecessary and maybe even counterproduc­tive, fortifying a stereotype instead of unraveling it. What could I give him to help him ignore the tired old expectations of boys? I had no idea. I didn’t know how to help him resist the stresses and stereotypes of boyhood, because I had never grappled with the fact that boys face stresses and stereotypes at all.

      But of course they do. Boys learn that they’re supposed to be tough and strong and sexually dominant, according to a massive study of gender attitudes among 10- to 14-year-olds in the United States and countries across four other continents. Girls learn that they’re supposed to be attractive and submissive, according to the study, led by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

      The global script clearly harms girls, who face disproportionate levels of sexual violence, not to mention greater risk of early pregnancy and leaving school. But Robert Blum, a physician who has studied adolescents for 40 years and is one of the Johns Hopkins scholars leading the study, wants people to understand that it also hurts boys. “The story about boys has yet to be told, and I think it’s a really important story,” Blum explained to me. “Our data suggest that the myth that boys are advantaged and girls are disadvantaged simply isn’t true.”

      The movement for gender equality has often focused on empowering girls. But as Blum sees it, achieving gender equality also requires attention for boys. They too need to know they are not circumscribed by ideas about who and how they should be.

      Boys are more likely than girls to die in their second decade of life, and they use more alcohol and tobacco, habits that erode their health as they age, Blum said. But even more troubling, Blum’s team found that boys suffered higher levels of physical violence, neglect and sexual abuse by adults than girls. And the more a boy was victimized, the more likely he was to do violence to others.

      Those findings should serve as a gut punch. We can’t solve the problem of violence against girls and women without also addressing violence against men and boys. And we won’t succeed in teaching our sons to care for other people’s bodies until we learn to care for theirs.

      The first I heard of “brooming” was in one of those interstitial moments, a busy day on pause, waiting for my car to be repaired at an auto shop before racing to work. It was pouring outside, so I huddled along with a half­-dozen other harried customers in a small room where a television blared a local news show. Five boys, football players at a high school just outside D.C., had been charged with rape and attempted rape in the alleged attacks of their teammates with the end of a wooden broomstick.

      Not only had I never heard of such a thing, but I had never even imag­ined it. Raped with a broomstick? Long after I left, I was still trying to wrap my head around it, and as details emerged in the following days and weeks, I could not look away.

      It had happened on the last day of October, Halloween, at Damascus High, a diverse public school with a powerhouse football program in Montgomery County, Md. My colleagues at The Washington Post, where I work as an investigative reporter, reported the wrenching details of the attack. Freshmen on the junior varsity team had been changing in a locker room after school when suddenly the lights went out, and they could hear the sound of someone banging a broomstick against the wall. The sophomores had arrived. “It’s time,” one of them said. They went from freshman to freshman, grabbing four of them, pushing them to the ground, punching, stomping. They pulled the younger boys’ pants down and stabbed the broom at their buttocks, trying — and at least once succeeding — to shove the handle inside their rectums. The victims pleaded for help, the attackers laughed at them, and a crowd of other boys looked on, watching the horror unspool.

      Whenever I learn of something unconscionable, I find myself looking for clues that it could never happen to me or the people I love. That’s human nature, I guess. But like any other kind of sexual assault, brooming is not a phenomenon confined to this one high school, or to any particular type of school or community. It cuts across racial and socioeconomic lines, shows up in elite private boys’ academies and coed public schools, in big cities and rural villages and small towns that dot the heartland.

      What do you think you know about boys and sexual violence? I thought I knew that boys are victims only rarely, and I automatically equated “child sexual abuse” with adults preying on kids. But I was wrong on both counts.

      Many boys are molested by adults, that’s true. But there are strong signs that children are even more likely to be sexually abused or sexually as­saulted by other children. In one study of 13,000 children age 17 and younger, three-quarters of the boys who reported being sexually victimized said the person who violated them was another child. In a little more than half those assaults, the violator was a girl. Most boys who had been assaulted had never told an adult.

      Though sexual violence mostly affects girls and women, male victims are still astonishingly common. I was shocked to learn that as many as 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused during childhood. About 1 in 4 men is a victim of some kind of sexual violence over the course of his lifetime, from unwanted contact to coercion to rape. LGBTQ men are at greater risk than heterosexual men: More than 40 percent of gay men and 47 percent of bisexual men say they have been sexually victimized, compared compared with 21 percent of straight men.

      In 2015, a national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Pre­vention found that nearly 4 million men (and 5.6 million women) had been victims of sexual violence just in the previous year. More than 2 million of those men were subjected to unwanted sexual contact, and more than 800,000 said they were “made to penetrate” another person — an awkward term that doesn’t show up much in the media or in public debate. It means that a man was either too inebriated to consent or was coerced or threatened into sex.

      Just as with girls and women, violation of men and boys can involve physical force or emotional coercion. Just as with girls and women, boys and men sometimes have sexual experiences to which they cannot consent because they are underage or blackout drunk — experiences that we might reflexively call sex but that we should really understand as assault. And though the perpetrators in those cases can be other boys and men, they can also be girls and women. The overwhelming majority of male rape victims say that the person who violated them was another male, but most male victims of other kinds of sexual violence say they were violated by a female.

      Boys and men who survive sexual violence can experience serious psychological and emotional fallout, including post-traumatic stress, symptoms of depression and anxiety, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse problems and sexual dysfunction.

      Yet we rarely hear about any of this on the news. We hardly ever talk about it. Stories of sexual misconduct are everywhere, but the tellers of those stories are mostly girls and women. The stories of men and boys still remain mostly hidden, unacknowledged and undiscussed.

      The default in discussions about sexual violence is to think of boys and men as perpetrators and women as victims. But that is an oversimplification that is built on a damaging stereotype about male invulnerability, and it obscures the truth: Boys can be victims, and boys can need help. We’ve just built a world that makes it hard for them to admit it — and for the rest of us to acknowledge it. If we want to raise boys differently, we must start believing that they are equally capable of feeling pain and doing violence.

      When I first began learning about locker room assaults, I wanted to know what motivated a boy to hurt another boy in this way. But along the way, I became even more puzzled — and troubled — by the victims’ experiences. They had so much difficulty identifying what had happened to them as sexual assault, and felt too much shame to admit they were hurting.

      One boy was so distressed about the prospect of being attacked by his basketball teammates during a tournament trip that he called his mother, intending to ask her for help. As frightened as he was, when it came down to it, he couldn’t bring himself to tell her what was going on. “I was going to tell her when I first got on the phone with her, but I ended up not saying nothing,” he later said. “I was going to tell her, but I didn’t know how to say that.”

      I’ll call him Martin. He was a freshman on the varsity team at Ooltewah High School, near Chattanooga, Tenn. In December 2015, he and his teammates drove to a tournament in Gatlinburg, in the Great Smoky Mountains. They stayed in a cabin where there was a pool table down­stairs in the boys’ quarters. The coaches stayed upstairs.

      By the fourth day, Martin knew the upperclassmen were coming for him. They had already gone after the other three fresh­men; every evening, he had seen the brandishing of a pool cue and he had heard the screaming. He knew he was next; that’s when he called his mother. And yet he didn’t know how to ask for help without embarrassing himself and violating an unwritten code of silence. He just couldn’t get the words out.

      Soon after the phone call with his mother, three of Martin’s teammates assaulted him. Even after the attack — which ulti­mately landed him in the hospital with a months-long recovery ahead of him — Martin did not immediately tell the truth about what had been done to him. He told his coach that he and his attackers had been “wrestling” and he insisted he was fine — until he peed blood, then collapsed and had to go to the emergency room. It was only because of his extreme injury that the truth came to light.

      Later, during a sworn deposition, a lawyer asked Martin if the attack had to do with sexual orientation. Was the older boy gay? No, Martin said. It wasn’t that at all. “I feel like he tried to make me — belittle me,” he said. “Tried to make me feel like less than a man, less than him.” (I spoke to Martin’s lawyer but didn’t speak to Martin. This account is based on court records, media accounts and video testimony.)

      The freshman intuitively understood and endorsed the argument that scholars make in academic circles: This kind of sexual assault has nothing to do with sex. It’s about power. It’s about older boys establish­ing their place at the top, putting younger players in their place.

      This particular way of flexing power depends on the cluelessness or tacit acceptance of the adults who are paid to keep boys safe. It also depends on the silence of victims, who — like most teenagers — want desperately to belong, which means bearing pain, handling it and definitely not snitching. But it’s dangerous and unfair to expect boys to bear the responsibility for protecting themselves, Monica Beck, one of the attorneys who represented Martin in a lawsuit against the school sys­tem, told me. Boys, like girls, deserve the protection and help of their coaches, their teachers, their parents and their principals.

      After Martin collapsed and underwent surgery, he spent six days in the hospital and nine months recovering, including relearning how to walk. One of the attackers was convicted of aggravated rape, the other two of aggravated assault.

      Even with these horrifying facts, not everyone agreed that what happened to Martin should actually be considered sexual violence. The police officer who investigated the crime filed charges of aggravated rape, a crime that in Tennessee does not require sexual motivation. But he suggested in state court that what happened was not in fact a sexual assault. It was instead, he said, “something stupid that kids do” that “just happened” to meet the definition of aggravated rape.

      Later, Martin sued the school district for failing to protect his civil rights. As the trial approached, lawyers representing the school board asked the judge to prohibit Martin’s legal team from using certain terms in front of a jury: rape, aggravated rape, sexual battery, sexual assault.

      The judge never had to decide, because the school district’s insurance carrier settled with Martin for $750,000, avoiding a trial. But it’s notable that this was even a potential issue of debate. Imagine that a girl was attacked as Martin was. Would anyone doubt that it qualified as a sexual assault?

      Sports is a refuge for so many children and an engine for so much good. Kids can learn to communicate and depend on each other. They can learn to push and surpass their own athletic limits. They can learn to win, and to lose, with humility and grace. Kids who play organized sports tend to do better in school than kids who don’t, have stronger social skills and higher self-esteem, and are healthier physically and men­tally, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

      But as anyone who has spent much time on the sidelines of a youth soccer or basketball or football game can tell you, sports can also be de­structive. Coaches and parents can be verbally abusive, teaching kids that winning is more important than integrity and that disrespect is part of the game. Kids can learn to prize the use of force and violence.

      It’s this darker side of sports that turns it into a breeding ground for hazing, initiation rituals that older players use to belittle and humiliate junior teammates. For boys who find themselves on teams with such a poisonous culture, sports are not a refuge. They are a nightmare.

      Over the past generation, hazing pranks that once seemed innocuous — ­think dressing up in silly costumes or singing an embarrassing song in public — have evolved, becoming increasingly dangerous and sexual, according to social scientists who study hazing and consultants to high school athletic teams. Sexualized hazing, some argue, is an expression of a narrow version of masculinity that is celebrated in sports — a version of masculinity that is not just about strength but about dominating at all costs, about hiding pain and enduring weakness, and about degrading anyone or anything that seems feminine or gay. Even as a growing number of alternative niches gives boys places to thrive as proud geeks and artists and gender nonconformists, many sports have remained staunchly macho in this way.

      We don’t have comprehensive data on how common it is for boys to sexually assault other boys in the context of athletics. In 2000, researchers from Alfred University, a small private school in western New York, conducted the first national survey of high school hazing. They wanted to ask about sexualized hazing, but they were stymied. In those early days of the Internet, they had to send their survey out to students in the mail, and they got access to a database of student addresses only on the condition that they not ask any questions having to do with sex or sexuality. (In general, researchers have trouble getting permission to ask children under 18 questions about anything related to sex, sexual violence or abuse — which is understandable, but which also hobbles our understanding of kids’ experiences.)

      Norm Pollard, one of the lead researchers on the Alfred University sur­vey, found students’ replies to one open-ended question shocking. “They talked about being sexually assaulted at away matches, in the back of the bus and in locker rooms,” Pollard said. “It was devastating to read those reports from kids that were just trying to be part of a team or a club.”

      Psychologist Susan Lipkins has studied hazing since 2003, when she traveled to a small town near her home in New York to interview the parents and coach of high school football players who had been sexually abused by teammates at a preseason training camp. None of the victims reported the abuse to a coach, a parent or any other adult. It came to light only because one of the boys sought medical help — and the cover story he told doctors to explain his injuries didn’t make sense.

      She and other experts said they have seen noticeably more media reports and court filings alleging ritualized sexual violence among high school boys, leading them to believe that it is becoming more common and more severe. Boys tell each other and themselves that they are taking part in a tradition: This is what it takes to be part of the team, this is what it takes to belong. First you are assaulted; then you become a bystander, watching as others are brutalized; finally, you get your turn at the top, your turn to attack.

      Boys who report being sexually assaulted face the humiliation of hav­ing to describe how they were violated out loud, to another person, and then they face what Lipkins calls a “second hazing” — a blowback of harassment and bullying not unlike that heaped on female victims of rape. Lipkins noted that she has seen parents and students band together to protect their team, their coach, even local real estate values against allegations of sexualized hazing. “Communities support the perpetrators and say, You’re a wimp, why did you report it,” she said.

      As a result of all that pressure, she said, it’s common for boys to remain silent even after being assaulted. Not only do boys not want to tattle on their teammates, but they often don’t even recognize that they’re victims of an unacceptable violation and of a crime. No one has told them. “Hazing education is in the Dark Ages,” Lipkins said.

      She believes that young people and adults, includ­ing parents, coaches and administrators, need much more training to recognize this kind of behavior as an unacceptable form of harm rather than a tradition to be upheld. And Lipkins believes it won’t end until groups of players stand up together to stop it, either as active bystanders who protect victims or as victims who together find the courage to speak out.

      Of course, when they speak out, they need grown-ups to hear them and protect them. Coaches must understand that building a healthy team culture and guarding players’ safety are crucial parts of their job. And we par­ents must tell our boys the same thing we tell our girls — that their bodies are their own, that no one should touch them without their consent, that we will not tolerate violation of their physical autonomy.

      Boys who are raped or sexually assaulted face a particular kind of disbelief. They may not be accused, as girls often are, of reinterpreting a consensual sexual encounter as nonconsensual. They’re perhaps less likely to be accused of straight-up lying, or of being crazy. Instead, they’re accused of taking things too seriously. Sexual assault? No! It was just messing around. Just a joke. Just boys being boys. Just hazing.

      The language we use to describe what happens to boys helps feed the problem, argues Adele Kimmel, who has become one of the leading lawyers for male and female victims of sexual assault. “Terminology matters,” Kimmel, a wiry woman with jet-black hair, told me on a rainy day in downtown Washington at the sleek offices of the nonprofit firm Public Justice, where she is a senior attorney. “Some of these boys don’t even recognize that they’ve been sexually assaulted be­cause it’s been normalized by the adults. They call it these euphemistic terms — they call it horseplay, roughhousing, poking, hazing. They don’t call it sexual assault. They don’t call it rape.”

      Kimmel represented an Oklahoma middle school boy who was in music class when one of his football teammates held him down and assaulted him. The principal called it horseplay but acknowledged in an interview with a state investigator that if the same thing had happened to a girl, he would have considered it sexual assault. The boy was branded as a tattletale for reporting what had happened to him and became the target of fierce bullying at school. His father asked for help. “What do you want me to do, hold his hand?” the principal said, according to the lawsuit the family later filed.

      When we convey to boys that unwanted touch is a serious issue of sexual assault only when it affects girls and not when it affects boys, we are sending a message that only girls’ bodies are worthy of protection. That message leaves our sons vulnerable to abuse, and it presents them with a knotty question: Why should boys treat other people’s bodies with dignity and respect if their own bodies are not also treated with dignity and respect?

      Violence prevention programs often focus on debunking rape myths about female victims. No, wearing a short skirt is not the same thing as consenting to sex. But they less often delve into male victims — particularly those men who are violated by women. The idea that a man would have to be forced or coerced into sex with a woman runs counter to our cultural scripts about how sex works. But that’s just another misleading stereotype, and one that makes it hard for boys and men to recognize and deal with their own experiences. By now, for example, stories about college campus rape have firmly established that some men assault women who are too drunk to consent. There’s no counternarrative about men being raped when they have had too much to drink — usually, that’s just called sex. But whether they con­sider it assault, men on campus can and do have unwanted sex. One student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology told me for a 2015 Washington Post series on sexual assault how uncom­fortable he felt when he was pursued by a woman he wasn’t interested in. He found himself unable to say no to her persistent advances, even though he knew he didn’t want to have sex with her. “You don’t want to be rude,” he said. “You don’t want to be weird.”

      College fraternities have a reputation for tolerating and even encour­aging sexual violence against women, and there is some evidence that fra­ternity brothers are at greater risk than other college men of committing assault. But there is also other, perhaps less widely known evidence that fraternity members are at greater risk than other students of being as­saulted themselves. In a study of fraternity men at one Midwestern college, more than a quarter — 27 percent — said that someone had had sex with them without their consent, either through the use of force or by taking advantage of them when they were drunk.

      But many people do not define a man pushed into nonconsensual sex as a person who has been sexually assaulted. A 2018 survey of 1,200 adults found that 1 in 3 would not quite believe a man who said he was raped by a woman, and 1 in 4 believed men enjoy being raped by a woman. There’s a belief that men cannot be raped be­cause women aren’t strong enough to physically force them, and a convic­tion that straight men want sex so much and so consistently that they just aren’t that bothered by a woman who refuses to listen when he says no. These ideas are embedded in our institutions, from media to medicine to law to scholarship.

      It wasn’t until 2012 that the FBI recognized that men could be raped. Until then, the bureau defined rape as “the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will.” Now it uses gender-neutral terms; rape is defined as “the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”

      Scholars studying sexual violence have often asked men only about their own sexual aggression and women only about being violated, an approach that fails to acknowledge — much less measure — the existence of male victims, female perpetrators or same-sex assault. When researchers have asked about sexual violence in gender-neutral terms, they have made startling discoveries. One survey of 300 college men found that half had experienced some type of sexual victimization, and an astonishing 17 percent — nearly 1 in 5 — had been raped, meaning they had unwanted sex because they were threatened, physically forced or taken advantage of while too intoxicated to consent.

      Lara Stemple, an assistant dean at UCLA School of Law, is a feminist who has focused some of her research on highlighting the large number of men who have expe­rienced sexual violence and the institutional biases that have obscured their experiences. She told me that her efforts to bring attention to male victims — and to the surprisingly high rates of female perpetration of such violence — have at times triggered false accusations that she is aligned with men’s rights activists, who are known for anti-feminist and misogynistic language and ideology.

      But as Stemple argues, acknowledging the invisibility of men’s suffering does not mean dismissing or doubting violence against women. It is not one or the other. Both problems are tangled up in some of the same deeply ingrained notions about what it means — or what we think it means — to be a man.

      The #MeToo movement has been built out of stories, one after the other, a flood that helped us see how men in positions of power abuse women and then keep their violence secret. In those stories, the world saw evidence of a sprawling problem in urgent need of solutions. Women found solidarity in acknowledging what had happened to them and in declaring that it was not tolerable and was not their fault.

      Now boys need to hear more of these stories from men. Media coverage of high-profile cases of sexual violence against men and boys has helped open Americans’ eyes to the fact that the sexual victimization of boys is not just possible but deeply scarring, psychologist Richard Gartner, who specializes in treating male victims, told me. When Gartner began speaking publicly about male victims in the 1990s, he was often greeted with blank stares and dis­belief.

      But then came revelations about widespread abuse by Catholic priests, by Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, by Boy Scout troop lead­ers. Those stories forced people to begin to recognize the vulnerability of young boys. When actor and former NFL player Terry Crews came for­ward to say he had been groped by a male Hollywood executive, it forced people to consider the vulnerability even of strong adult men. And it made room for more boys and men to come to terms with their own experiences as victims of abuse, Gartner says: “Every time that happens, some boy somewhere says, well, if he can come forward, maybe I should be talking to someone.”

      Perhaps it is starting to happen more often. Over the past few years, the women who came forward in droves to speak out about sexual violence were joined by men who said they had been abused, including allegedly by powerful, high-profile men such as actor Kevin Spacey and film director Bryan Singer. In one remarkable reckoning, more than 300 former Ohio State University students said they had been sexually abused by an Ohio State doctor, Richard Strauss, and sued the university for failing to protect them.

      In 2019, an independent investigation commissioned by the university found that Ohio State officials knew of complaints about Strauss as early as 1979 but allowed him to continue prac­ticing until he retired with honors two decades later. Strauss committed nearly 1,500 acts of sexual abuse, including 47 acts of rape, the university told fed­eral authorities in 2019. The stories Ohio State graduates tell about Strauss bear remarkable similarity to the stories that hundreds of women told about the abuse they suffered at the hands of Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State University physician and former USA Gymnastics national team doctor. If the collective power of Nassar’s victims forced the nation to con­front the ways in which institutions ignore girls and young women who report sexual assault, then the graduates of Ohio State may help force us to see how we have dismissed boys and young men.

      For now, though, many men still see reasons to keep their stories to themselves. Gartner has written extensively about the shame, trauma and confusion that his patients struggle with as they try to make sense of how they were victimized. Many fear that admitting violation will be seen as evidence of personal weakness. They fear they won’t be believed. And they fear they were somehow complicit.

      Boys who report assault or abuse need to hear from their parents and the people close to them that they are unconditionally loved. “The most important thing to say is, ‘I believe you, and it wasn’t your fault ... and we still love you,’ ” Gartner says. And parents who want to prevent their boys from being abused, he explains, should be telling their sons all the same things they tell their daughters about their right to control access to their bodies.

      When we fail to recognize and address violence against boys, not only are we failing to protect boys, but we also may be stoking violence against women. These problems are to some extent intertwined: While most do not go on to lives of violence, criminality or delinquency, victimized children are at greater risk of doing harm to others.

      If you had asked me, before I started this research, whether I believed that boys and men could be victims of sexual assault, I would have said of course. If you had asked me whether I bought into the notion that boys and men always want sex, I might have rolled my eyes: Um, no. But listening to the stories of male victims taught me that I didn’t com­pletely believe what I thought I believed. I noticed my own knee-jerk resistance to the reality that unwanted sexual contact can traumatize boys just as it does girls — and to the reality that it can matter just as much to them. Deep down, somewhere under my skin, I was holding on to some seriously wrongheaded assumptions — ideas so ingrained I did not even notice them, ideas that rendered boys as something less than human.

  • #L'espace_d'un_instant #9
    http://liminaire.fr/entre-les-lignes/article/l-espace-d-un-instant-9

    « La grande révélation n’était jamais arrivée. En fait, la grande révélation n’arrivait peut-être jamais. C’était plutôt de petits miracles quotidiens, des illuminations, allumettes craquées à l’improviste dans le noir ; en voici une. » Vers le phare, Virginia Woolf Orlando, Floride, USA : 23:16 C’est l’été, la chaleur de la nuit est tombée depuis plusieurs heures. La transpiration du jour sur nos peaux moites sèche à peine en laissant sa trace blanche sur nos commissures. Nos peaux salés, les plis dorées, (...) #Entre_les_lignes / #Cinéma, #Écriture, #Photographie, #Récit, #Paysage, #Ville, L’espace d’un instant, #Dérive, #Voyage, #Sensation, #Regard, #Quotidien, (...)

    #Mémoire

  • Gérard #Depardieu mis en examen pour viols, le combat de la plaignante dure depuis 2 ans et demi | Euronews
    https://fr.euronews.com/2021/02/24/gerard-depardieu-mis-en-examen-pour-viols-le-combat-de-la-plaignante-du

    Gérard Depardieu, monument du cinéma français, a été mis en examen pour viols et agressions sexuelles en décembre dernier. L’information vient d’être rendue publique au grand dam de l’acteur et de son avocat.

    Gérard Depardieu a été laissé libre sans contrôle judiciaire et conteste totalement les faits qui lui sont reprochés.

    La plaignante est une comédienne d’une vingtaine d’année qui souhaite préserver son anonymat. Elle avait porté plainte contre l’acteur en août 2018. L’affaire avait été classée sans suite en juin 2019 par le parquet de Paris après une enquête préliminaire. Mais en août 2020, après dépôt d’une autre plainte avec constitution de partie civile, un juge a relancé l’enquête et finalement mis en examen Gérard Depardieu estimant qu’il existe « des indices graves et concordants » que « l’acteur ait pu commettre les faits dénoncés ».

    Depuis la déferlante #MeToo qui a pris naissance aux États-Unis avec l’affaire Harvey #Weinstein, le milieu du cinéma, de la politique, des médias et du sport ont été ébranlés dans plusieurs pays par de multiples révélations de viols et d’agressions sexuelles.

    En France, les réalisateurs Christophe #Ruggia et Luc #Besson ou le président du Centre national du cinéma, Dominique #Boutonnat, ont été accusés d’agressions sexuelles ou de viols.

    Le ministre de l’Intérieur Gérald #Darmanin, l’islamologue suisse Tariq Ramadan, l’ex-présentateur phare du JT de TF1 Patrick #Poivre_d'Arvor, l’agent de mannequins Jean-Luc #Brunel ou encore l’entraîneur de patinage Gilles #Beyer sont ainsi visés par des accusations comparables.

    Début février, on apprenait aussi que l’acteur Richard #Berry et son ex-compagne Jeane #Manson faisaient l’objet d’une plainte pour viols, agressions sexuelles et détournement de mineur. Cette plainte a été déposée le 21 janvier 2021 par Coline Berry-Rojtman, fille aînée du comédien, auprès du procureur de la République de Paris. Les faits présumés datent de 1984 à 1986, période où Coline Berry était âgée entre 8 et 10 ans.

    #viol

  • Technopolice - Mise à jour de la Technocarte
    https://technopolice.fr/blog/mise-a-jour-de-la-technocarte

    Ce mois de février, on lance la saison 2 de la campagne Technopolice. Depuis un an et demi que la campagne est lancée, le déploiement de la technopolice sur les territoires gagne toujours plus en intensité et la crise sanitaire n’a fait qu’aggraver les choses. La semaine dernière, nous avons publié notre argumentaire juridique contre la proposition de loi « Sécurité globale ». En intensifiant la vidéosurveillance fixe, en permettant le déploiement des drones, des « caméras embarquées » et des caméras (...)

    #algorithme #CCTV #drone #cartographie #température #vidéo-surveillance #surveillance #LaQuadratureduNet (...)

    ##Technopolice