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Nearly 1 in 5 Women in U.S. Survey Say They Have Been Sexually Assaulted

December 31, 2011

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By RONI CARYN RABINPublished: December 14, 2011 An exhaustive government survey of rape and domestic violence released on Wednesday affirmed that sexual violence against women remains endemic in the United States and in some instances may be far more common than previously thought. Nearly one in five women surveyed said they had been raped or […]

Nearly 1 in 5 Women in U.S. Survey Say They Have Been Sexually Assaulted

December 31, 2011

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By RONI CARYN RABINPublished: December 14, 2011 An exhaustive government survey of rape and domestic violence released on Wednesday affirmed that sexual violence against women remains endemic in the United States and in some instances may be far more common than previously thought. Nearly one in five women surveyed said they had been raped or […]

Nepal: Peace Brings More Violence Against Women

December 31, 2011

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By Sudeshna Sarkar A protest campaign in Kathmandu to demand change for women. Credit:Sudeshna Sarkar/IPS. KATHMANDU, Dec 31, 2011 (IPS) – Four months after her murder, you can see Rosy Maharjan flashing the two- finger victory sign – from a Facebook page. With police arresting the 21-year- old’s boyfriend and the people he hired to […]

Nepal: Peace Brings More Violence Against Women

December 31, 2011

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By Sudeshna Sarkar A protest campaign in Kathmandu to demand change for women. Credit:Sudeshna Sarkar/IPS. KATHMANDU, Dec 31, 2011 (IPS) – Four months after her murder, you can see Rosy Maharjan flashing the two- finger victory sign – from a Facebook page. With police arresting the 21-year- old’s boyfriend and the people he hired to […]

For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

December 31, 2011

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By JEFFREY GETTLEMANPublished: December 27, 2011 A rape victim in Mogadishu hid her identity. Aid workers say there has been a free-for-all of armed men preying upon women and girls displaced by famine. MOGADISHU, Somalia — The girl’s voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of […]

For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

December 31, 2011

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By JEFFREY GETTLEMANPublished: December 27, 2011 A rape victim in Mogadishu hid her identity. Aid workers say there has been a free-for-all of armed men preying upon women and girls displaced by famine. MOGADISHU, Somalia — The girl’s voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of […]

Leveson inquiry should address media sexism, women’s groups demand

December 30, 2011

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Press accused of perpetuating violence against women through sexual objectification and damaging representation Alexandra Topping guardian.co.uk, Thursday 29 December 2011 Singer Charlotte Church during her appearance at the Leveson inquiry into the news industry. Photograph: Reuters Lord Justice Leveson should widen his investigation into the practices and ethics of the British press, and tackle the […]

Leveson inquiry should address media sexism, women’s groups demand

December 30, 2011

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Press accused of perpetuating violence against women through sexual objectification and damaging representation Alexandra Topping guardian.co.uk, Thursday 29 December 2011 Singer Charlotte Church during her appearance at the Leveson inquiry into the news industry. Photograph: Reuters Lord Justice Leveson should widen his investigation into the practices and ethics of the British press, and tackle the […]

Indians Rewrite Role of Women in Sacred Scripts

December 30, 2011

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By Kavitha RaoWeNews correspondentFriday, December 30, 2011 Religious epics in India are chock-a-block with patiently self-sacrificing women. In the past year, however, a trend has been accelerating for writers and artists to revise those characters in blockbuster novels, essays, films and theatrical scripts. (WOMENSENEWS)–For generations, Indian women have been reared on religious epics, filled with […]

Indians Rewrite Role of Women in Sacred Scripts

December 30, 2011

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By Kavitha RaoWeNews correspondentFriday, December 30, 2011 Religious epics in India are chock-a-block with patiently self-sacrificing women. In the past year, however, a trend has been accelerating for writers and artists to revise those characters in blockbuster novels, essays, films and theatrical scripts. (WOMENSENEWS)–For generations, Indian women have been reared on religious epics, filled with […]

Instead of Work, Younger Women Head to School

December 29, 2011

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By CATHERINE RAMPELLPublished: December 28, 2011 Laura Baker left her job at a Starbucks this fall to pursue a master’s degree in strategic communications at the University of Denver. Workers are dropping out of the labor force in droves, and they are mostly women. In fact, many are young women. But they are not dropping […]

Instead of Work, Younger Women Head to School

December 29, 2011

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By CATHERINE RAMPELLPublished: December 28, 2011 Laura Baker left her job at a Starbucks this fall to pursue a master’s degree in strategic communications at the University of Denver. Workers are dropping out of the labor force in droves, and they are mostly women. In fact, many are young women. But they are not dropping […]

Porn made for women, by women

December 29, 2011

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Independent female directors are making pornographic films aimed at women. Catalina May finds out what makes them so differentCatalina Mayguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 22 March 2011 ‘Fem porn’ director Erika Lust at work Anna Arrowsmith (aka Anna Span) has been a porn director for 12 years. This made her recent campaign as the Liberal Democrat candidate for […]

Porn made for women, by women

December 29, 2011

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Independent female directors are making pornographic films aimed at women. Catalina May finds out what makes them so different Catalina May guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 22 March 2011 Anna Arrowsmith (aka Anna Span) has been a porn director for 12 years. This made her recent campaign as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Gravesham rather controversial. “Not my […]