A Lawyer's Advice for Reporters Covering Rape Trials
Attorney Jill Filipovic has a terrific primer for reporters covering rape cases. Her post was inspired by this story in Mother Jones about the Jamie Leigh Jones/KBR rape case. Jones alleges that she was gang raped while working for KBR in Iraq.
Last year, Megan Carpentier wrote a bracing debunking of KBR's spin in RH Reality Check, her piece well worth revisiting.
[Photo credit: Phil Roeder, Creative Commons. This is a photo of the U.S. Supreme Court, which doesn't try rape cases, but I like the image.]
The ability to speak clearly, succinctly, and powerfully is easier than you think
The ability to communicate effectively can make or break a person's assessment of your intelligence, competence, and authenticity.
Researchers discover a link between nonverbal synchronization and relationship success.
- Scientists say coordinating movements leads to increased intimacy and sexual desire in a couple.
- The improved rapport and empathy was also observed in people who didn't know each other.
- Non-verbal clues are very important in the development stages of a relationship.
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When we first set the Dark Horse Project in motion, fulfillment was the last thing on our minds. We were hoping to uncover specific and possibly idiosyncratic study methods, learning techniques, and rehearsal regimes that dark horses used to attain excellence. Our training made us resistant to ambiguous variables that were difficult to quantify, and personal fulfillment seemed downright foggy. But our training also taught us never to ignore the evidence, no matter how much it violated our expectations.
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