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Abuse of Native American women – an interview with Charmaine White Face

May 25, 2012

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Posted on 25 May 2012Emine DilekWVoN co-editor For the first time in its history, the United Nations decided this year to open an investigation into the way in which the US government treats Native Americans, now and in the past. Led by human rights professor and Native American, James Anaya, the human rights inquiry will […]

‘The Second Sexism’ – discrimination against males

May 22, 2012

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Rebecca Davis22 May 2012 Philosopher David Benatar is a victim twice over. For starters, he is a man – and the thesis of his latest book, The Second Sexism, is that males are subjected to “many and quite serious forms of sex discrimination”. Secondly, there’s the fact that he says his book keeps being wilfully […]

The Anti-Abortion Push To Criminalize Pregnancy

May 21, 2012

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by Jessica PiekloMay 20, 2012 On Friday an Indiana state court granted Bei Bei Shuai’s bond request, just a week after the Indiana Supreme Court declined to review an earlier ruling holding that the state’s feticide laws may be used against pregnant women who harm themselves. Shuai’s case has mobilized women’s rights advocates nationwide, and […]

On Shaima Alawadi, family violence, and hate crimes

April 10, 2012

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By Karla Kellam, April 9, 2012 As the facts about the Shaima Alawadi murder case continue to trickle in, it appears more and more that she was the victim of family violence, rather than a hate crime. As somebody who works to prevent family violence at Project Sakinah, this does not come as a surprise […]

What I think about the new sex work laws

April 2, 2012

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The prostitution laws don’t help the ones who need it most By Fleur de Lit I’m sitting in a king sized bed in a four-star hotel in Toronto reading the decision made by the Ontario Court of Appeals regarding Canadian sex work laws. I’m waiting for room service to bring up my coffee. I decided […]

Look Behind the Closed Doors

March 30, 2012

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Reblogged from rmott62 After my post yesterday, I have felt I have to write more, get closer into the realities of pushing prostitution indoors. I want to confront why it is possible to believe that it must be safer – I want to look at some of the many myths that make that illusion. I […]

I never said yes: Sarah’s story

March 27, 2012

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Posted on 27 March 2012 Nicole Campbell, Pips Taylor and Sarah Lauren Scott Four hundred and sixty days ago my life was changed forever. Four hundred and sixty days ago I was raped. I was 19 years old, carefree and trying to figure out the balance between education, being a mother to my beautiful son, […]

Time to lay responsibility at the rapist’s door

March 27, 2012

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A government campaign that shifts the focus of rape prevention from ‘vulnerable’ young women on to the perpetrators is welcome Carlene Firminguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 27 March 2012 A young woman holds a placard at a ‘slut walk’ demonstration. A new government campaign wants those who commit sexual violence to be challenged to recognise it as such. […]

Breaking the cycle

March 19, 2012

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Mary CrooksMarch 18, 2012 Illustration: Matt Davidson. To keep quiet about sexism and verbal put-downs is to condone violence. TRUE story. People hovered in the chemist shop waiting area. She felt one of the guys looking her up and down. Taking his turn to speak with the chemist, he said loudly: ”You can always tell […]

Women Urge Morocco’s Parliament to Repeal Law on Sexual Violence

March 19, 2012

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012Park Ji-won, Arirang News Protesters are chanting loudly, each holding a picture of a young girl. This is a 16-year-old Amina El-Filali, who committed suicide earlier this month, after six months of forced marriage to a man who raped her. Her death sparked a demonstration by hundreds of women outside of the […]

“Honor” killings and political correctness

February 22, 2012

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Reblogged from “Honor” killings and political correctness By Peter Gray, February 22, 2012 The debate about whether Canada’s “Shafia murders” were “honor killings” or “domestic violence” seems like an argument about whether “■” is a square or a rectangle. Beneath the surface, however, much more than semantics is at stake. Critics who reject all mention […]

Ten Facts About Prostitution

February 11, 2012

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ourtesy of the Demand Change! campaign. Download a sheet on Myths and Facts, and a Job Description for prostitution, (courtesy of End Prostitution Now). FACT 1: Prostitution is not an issue of ‘choice’. Many women ‘choose’ to enter prostitution through lack of choice and a large number are coerced by pimps or traffickers. 75% of […]

Using Performing Arts to End Violence against Women in Papua New Guinea

February 8, 2012

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Posted on February 3 2012 | News Members of the Seeds Theatre Group performing a drama to end violence against women in the Lae District, Papua New Guinea. (Photo: Pisai Gumar/Nationalpic) Dramatizing violence! That’s the motto of the community-based Seeds Theatre Group to address violence against women and girls in the densely populated communities of […]

Saudi Judge Wants to Strip Saudi a Woman of Her Citizenship

February 8, 2012

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February 1, 2012 On January 10, 2012, Saudi judge Mutrak Al Bishr called upon the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, commonly known as the Religious Police, to arrest Saudi journalist Nadin Al-Badir for criticizing the Committee in an interview with Egypt’s Dream2 TV. During the interview, Nadin Al-Badir detailed various […]

They live on in cyberspace

February 8, 2012

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Shubhi TandonFebruary 6, 2012 THE INITIATOR: Deepika Thathaal. Photo: Special Arrangement Memini, a new website is a memorial to women who lost their lives to ‘honour’ violence. According to the United Nations and The International Campaign Against Honour Killing at least 5,000 women and girls worldwide are murdered each year to preserve ‘family honour’. Many […]

Lives Cut Short: Trafficking from Mexico to New York

February 2, 2012

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By Zaira Cortes GarciaGlobal Connect! BloggerWednesday, February 1, 2012 NEW YORK–“In Mexico, many girls do not have to play at being prostitutes. They are forced by organized crime into prostitution”, says Silvia Calderon, with a firm voice. The dogs barking and women whispering do not distract Silvia. The Mexican mother tells her story via cell […]

Guatemala Heeds the Cries of Femicide Victims

February 1, 2012

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By Danilo Valladares Demonstrators demand that the disappearance of Cristina Siekavizza and her children be investigated. Credit:Danilo Valladares/IPS GUATEMALA CITY, Jan 31, 2012 (IPS) – The relentless wave of femicides in Guatemala, which has one of the highest female murder rates in the world, has prompted actions by the government, civil society groups, and two […]

Guatemala Heeds the Cries of Femicide Victims

February 1, 2012

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By Danilo Valladares Demonstrators demand that the disappearance of Cristina Siekavizza and her children be investigated. Credit:Danilo Valladares/IPS GUATEMALA CITY, Jan 31, 2012 (IPS) – The relentless wave of femicides in Guatemala, which has one of the highest female murder rates in the world, has prompted actions by the government, civil society groups, and two […]

Record Numbers of Incarcerated Mothers Bad News for Women, Children, Communities

January 29, 2012

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by Care2 Causes EditorsJanuary 28, 2012 Written by Gina McGalliard, Truthout It is well known that the United States imprisons a higher percentage of its population than any other industrialized country. And while it is true that the prison population is predominantly male, the number of female prisoners has risen more than 800 percent in […]

Record Numbers of Incarcerated Mothers Bad News for Women, Children, Communities

January 29, 2012

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by Care2 Causes EditorsJanuary 28, 2012 Written by Gina McGalliard, Truthout It is well known that the United States imprisons a higher percentage of its population than any other industrialized country. And while it is true that the prison population is predominantly male, the number of female prisoners has risen more than 800 percent in […]

Gender violence disappears in the stats

September 12, 2011

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Chandre Gould | 11 September, 2011 10:06 Crime statistics tell us nothing about domestic violence, hate crimes, and human trafficking, writes Chandre Gould. While we celebrate the significant reduction of many types of crime in South Africa, it is worth asking what this means, if anything, for gender-based violence. Every year, public attention focuses on […]

Gender violence disappears in the stats

September 12, 2011

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Chandre Gould | 11 September, 2011 10:06 Crime statistics tell us nothing about domestic violence, hate crimes, and human trafficking, writes Chandre Gould. While we celebrate the significant reduction of many types of crime in South Africa, it is worth asking what this means, if anything, for gender-based violence. Every year, public attention focuses on […]

Women Targeted by Mexico Drug Violence

September 7, 2011

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Written by Clare ForsytheMonday, 05 September 2011 15:11 Many female migrants from Mexico to the U.S. have been displaced by violence, often linked to organized crime, with Mexican women targeted by sex traffickers, gender-based killings, and often recruited by criminal gangs themselves. A recent press release from womens’ advocacy group REDGE said that most female […]

Women Targeted by Mexico Drug Violence

September 7, 2011

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Written by Clare ForsytheMonday, 05 September 2011 15:11 Many female migrants from Mexico to the U.S. have been displaced by violence, often linked to organized crime, with Mexican women targeted by sex traffickers, gender-based killings, and often recruited by criminal gangs themselves. A recent press release from womens’ advocacy group REDGE said that most female […]

130 women killed in Juárez this year; Chihuahua AG says fight for women’s rights painful and slow

August 25, 2011

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Marisela Ortega Lozano / El Paso TimesPosted: 08/25/2011 04:33:25 AM MDT As violence against women escalates in Juárez and Chihuahua state, Chihuahua prosecutors acknowledged the long struggle held in the region to claim women’s rights. Chihuahua’s Attorney General Carlos Manuel Salas gathered Tuesday with members of a Mexican committee on femicides in México City to […]

130 women killed in Juárez this year; Chihuahua AG says fight for women’s rights painful and slow

August 25, 2011

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Marisela Ortega Lozano / El Paso TimesPosted: 08/25/2011 04:33:25 AM MDT As violence against women escalates in Juárez and Chihuahua state, Chihuahua prosecutors acknowledged the long struggle held in the region to claim women’s rights. Chihuahua’s Attorney General Carlos Manuel Salas gathered Tuesday with members of a Mexican committee on femicides in México City to […]

Trial points up schools’ challenge handling student gender identity issues

August 15, 2011

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By Catherine Saillant / The Los Angeles TimesSunday, August 14, 2011 LOS ANGELES — Brandon McInerney is the defendant in the Los Angeles courtroom, accused of bringing a gun to his middle school and killing gay classmate Larry King. But as the case unfolds, the school itself has come under scrutiny.One teacher after another has […]

Trial points up schools’ challenge handling student gender identity issues

August 15, 2011

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By Catherine Saillant / The Los Angeles TimesSunday, August 14, 2011 LOS ANGELES — Brandon McInerney is the defendant in the Los Angeles courtroom, accused of bringing a gun to his middle school and killing gay classmate Larry King. But as the case unfolds, the school itself has come under scrutiny.One teacher after another has […]

Mexico’s Drug War, Feminized

August 14, 2011

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By DAMIEN CAVEPublished: August 13, 2011 Damien Cave is a New York Times correspondent who covers Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Mexico’s Drug War, Feminized. Photographs by Katie Orlinsky WITH a sweet, awkward smile, Nancy Lilia Núñez offered up the main details of her life: she is a mother of three, […]

Mexico’s Drug War, Feminized

August 14, 2011

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By DAMIEN CAVEPublished: August 13, 2011 Damien Cave is a New York Times correspondent who covers Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Mexico’s Drug War, Feminized. Photographs by Katie Orlinsky WITH a sweet, awkward smile, Nancy Lilia Núñez offered up the main details of her life: she is a mother of three, […]

Is the Menstrual Cycle Linked to the Timing of Sexual Assaults?

July 29, 2011

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Is ovulation a dangerous time for sexual assaults? Published on July 28, 2011 by Gad Saad, Ph.D. in Homo Consumericus The menstrual cycle has a profound effect on women’s behaviors, preferences, and desires. In a book chapter that I recently published with Kristina M. Durante (see chapter 7), we explored how the menstrual cycle might […]

Is the Menstrual Cycle Linked to the Timing of Sexual Assaults?

July 29, 2011

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Is ovulation a dangerous time for sexual assaults? Published on July 28, 2011 by Gad Saad, Ph.D. in Homo Consumericus The menstrual cycle has a profound effect on women’s behaviors, preferences, and desires. In a book chapter that I recently published with Kristina M. Durante (see chapter 7), we explored how the menstrual cycle might […]

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: The crimes that women commit against each other

July 20, 2011

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We feminists are pathologically unable to deal with the fact that females are, sometimes, more sadistic than men and viciously hurt their own sex Yasmin Alibhai-BrownMonday, 18 July 2011 If there was real gender parity, I said last week, women would be able to be brilliant and total failures – great and not so great, […]

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: The crimes that women commit against each other

July 20, 2011

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We feminists are pathologically unable to deal with the fact that females are, sometimes, more sadistic than men and viciously hurt their own sex Yasmin Alibhai-BrownMonday, 18 July 2011 If there was real gender parity, I said last week, women would be able to be brilliant and total failures – great and not so great, […]