British Victim of Pakistani Rape Gang Trafficked to Morocco for Prostitution

A victim of a Pakistani rape gang has said that at one point during her abuse, she was trafficked to the North African country of Morocco where she was prostituted and repeatedly raped.

Writing in her book No Way Out, ‘Kate Elysia’ — a pseudonym — also revealed that she was sexually abused by more than 70 men from Birmingham and the West Midlands for years, but only two rapists were ever convicted, reports BirminghamLive.

Kate wrote that she had been living in sheltered accommodation and studying for her A-Levels (final school examinations) when she was first raped by ‘Farooq’ (also a pseudonym).

 

“I was 18 the first time I was raped. I was 18 when I was serially gang-raped. I was 18 when I was trafficked all over England and given to many men, sometimes as many as ten in one night,” she said.

In her novel, Kate revealed she once had been trafficked to Morocco where she was kept in an apartment in Marrakesh —  encountering another girl trafficked for sex “not more than 15” — and was raped by multiple men.

 

“I can’t remember how many times I’m raped that night, or by who,” she said.

The victim explained that her traffickers then drove here back to the UK in the van she had travelled in which was then allegedly full of cocaine.

 

The rape gang survivor decided to tell her story to highlight vulnerable adult women — as well as young girls — are being raped and abused by gangs, reports the Daily Record, and that the psychological impact can induce victims to return to their abusers as she had before finally reporting her assaults.

“There is a lot in the media about under-age girls being trafficked, and rightly so,” Kate said.

“But there is not so much about girls who are over the age of consent, or who are 18 and considered to be adults.”

Kate had developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after being raped by Farooq and his cousin ‘Shayyir Ali’.

 

Talking about her mental health, she explained: “The behaviour of someone suffering with PTSD can seem very confusing.”

“It just doesn’t make rational sense why an abuse victim who escaped one situation of being abused would have irrational urges to go back to the source of that abuse,” she said, describing herself “helpless” but to return to her abusers.

 

According to the rape survivor, only Farooq and Shayyir Ali were prosecuted and jailed. During her years of abuse, Kate said that she began to be abused by other men linked to the cousins.

“The Pakistani men I came into contact with made me believe I was nothing more than a s**t, a white w***e. They treated me like a leper, apart from when they wanted sex.

“I was less than human to them, I was rubbish,” she wrote.

Breitbart London has reported on several grooming gangs in Rochdale, Rotherham, and most recently in Telford, where groups of Muslim, Pakistani-origin men preyed on vulnerable, mostly white girls and women.

Police and local authorities were found by reviews and victim statements to have failed to have dealt with the rape gangs due to a culture of political correctness and fear of being labelled racist.

Like Kate, other survivors from Rotherham and Rochdale have said that some of their abusers are still walking the streets and still abusing girls.

 

https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/07/16/british-victim-of-pakistani-rape-gang-trafficked-to-morocco-for-prostitution/

Planet Fitness bans woman for objecting to sharing locker room with ‘transgender’ man

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July 16, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – Once again Planet Fitness has found itself at the center of a dispute which pits the wishes of men who ‘identify as women’ over the safety and privacy of women and girls.

Liberty Counsel has taken on the case of a Florida woman, ‘Mrs. H.,’who alleges that Planet Fitness discriminated against her after she objected to the presence of a man––Jordan ‘Ivy’ Rice––in the women’s locker room.

Mrs. H.’s membership was terminated because of her repeated vocal objections in the presence of other female gym patrons.

“This is not the only incident with Mr. Rice known to Planet Fitness,” according to a letter sent by Liberty Counsel to the CEO of Planet Fitness.  “Another woman reported that he exposed his naked body to her in the women’s locker room at this location. In another instance, he was involved in an argument with another woman over use of the tanning room. Misogynist, anti-woman harassment should have no place in Planet Fitness locations, and violates Florida law.”

Liberty Counsel (LC) is a national litigation, education and public policy organization with an emphasis on civil liberties and the First Amendment.

“Planet Fitness must immediately reinstate Mrs. H’s membership, and make changes to its membership and locker room policies to prevent blatant sex-based harassment by males in the women’s lockers and restrooms,” the letter insists.  It explains:

Mrs. H. is the survivor of an attempted rape, and as such, is keenly aware of and sensitive to men in places where they do not have a legitimate purpose, and where she and other women are in a position of vulnerability. On May 29, 2018, staff at the Leesburg location revoked Mrs. H.’s membership after she was intimidated and alarmed by Mr. Rice in the women’s locker room at this location, and complained about him.

Mrs. H. entered, and noticed him. She was disturbed by his presence, politely confronted him and asked him to leave the women’s locker room. Instead, he smirked back at her, and continued to stare at her, remaining standing in front of the mirror “applying makeup,” where he had a full view of every single woman entering or exiting the shower area and every single locker, Mrs. H.’s locker, which was directly behind him within three (3) feet.

When Mr. Rice refused to leave, Mrs. H. herself left to give him time to finish what he was doing, so she could use the restroom in privacy. Mr. Rice remained there for at least an hour, “applying makeup,” to intentionally deny Mrs. H. the privacy she desired. He was observed to have entered and exited the locker room, wearing the same clothes, and had not showered or changed. Despite a male employee observing that Mr. Rice’s behavior was “over the top,” staff did not intervene and ask him to finish his business, but permitted him to monopolize the women’s locker room. This impeded Mrs. H.’s rightful use of the women’s locker room.

A records request reveals that Mr. Rice (incredibly) had called the police to falsely report that he had been “sexually harassed” by Mrs. H. He can be heard on his 911 call, following Mrs. H. across the parking lot of the establishment, over into the next parking lot, calmly relaying to the dispatcher his and Mrs. H.’s appearances, a description of Mrs. H.’s vehicle, and the direction in which she was headed. The fact that he was and is a man was evident to the dispatcher, who repeatedly refers to him as “sir” on that call. No police report was filed.

Rice’s call to the police can be heard here.

“The Florida Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on religion and biological ‘sex’ in places of public accommodation,” according to an LC report. “ The Act guarantees full and equal enjoyment of “the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and accommodations of any place of public accommodation” to all persons without discrimination.”

“Planet Fitness is endangering women by allowing men to sexually harass them in the women’s facilities and punishing those who object,” said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel. “This is discrimination based on sex, in violation of Florida law as well as several of Planet Fitness’ own policies.”

“Liberty Counsel demands that Planet Fitness reinstate our client’s membership and adhere to the law and its own policies and protect the privacy of women,” continued Staver.  “If this gym does not respect women’s legal and privacy rights, there are other gyms which will, and there are courts that will remedy this blatant disregard of women.”

This isn’t the first time Planet Fitness has exposed its female members to danger in their gym’s locker rooms.

In 2015, a Michigan woman encountered a man who identified as a woman in a Planet Fitness locker room.  Planet Fitness management told her the man had a right to use the women’s locker room because he identifies as ‘female.’

Troubled by the incident, she returned to the gym for several days, warning other female gym members about the possibility of encountering a man in their locker room.

When Planet Fitness terminated her membership, she filed a lawsuit claiming violation of the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act for breach of contract which was dismissed by a local judge, whose ruling was later upheld by the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Alcohol’s health risks are far easier to prove than its benefits

Is moderate drinking good for your health?

In the past two decades, the idea that moderate drinking may actually confer health benefits has taken hold, backed up by some preliminary evidence. This led to the often-mentioned notion in the popular press that a glass of red wine a day reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

 

There was one major flaw in many of the studies used to back up the claim that a glass of red wine is good for health. They compared moderate drinkers to non-drinkers—rather than comparing lighter to heavier drinkers. There is a phenomenon called the “sick quitter paradox,” however, that could affect study findings. “Sick quitter” means that non-drinkers tend to be less healthy than low-level drinkers, and that many people choose to not drink for health reasons. Therefore, some non-drinkers may be less healthy than moderate drinkers for reasons unrelated to alcohol. The question as to whether moderate drinking is beneficial remains open. The National Institutes of Health recently sought to initiate a large randomized control trial, the gold standard for understanding causal relationships, to look into the benefits of moderate drinking.

This trial was designed to pick up the heart benefits of consuming one drink a day, but it was not designed to be able to detect the negative consequences of moderate alcohol use, such as increases in breast cancer. Many in the alcohol research community wondered what the recommendations from this study would be, since there are so many well-established problems with drinking even at moderate levelsthat likely outweigh any potential benefits.

The study was recently canceled for a number of reasons, including inappropriate engagement between staff at the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) with both the study researchers and industry partners and the subsequent removal of funding from the alcohol industry. The now canceled study on the benefits of moderate drinking reminds us that it is important to remember all the physical and social consequences of alcohol consumption.

 

https://www.popsci.com/alcohols-health-benefits-risks