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For Native American Women, Scourge of Rape, Rare Justice

May 23, 2012

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Native Americans are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault in remote Alaskan villages like Emmonak, women’s advocates say. EMMONAK, Alaska — She was 19, a young Alaska Native woman in this icebound fishing village of 800 in the Yukon River delta, when an intruder broke into her home and raped her. The man left. Shaking, the […]

Beyond Male and Female: Creativity, Risks, and Resilience Among Genderqueer People in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey

May 15, 2012

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Posted: 05/14/2012Jack Harrison, Jaime Grant, Ph.D. and Jody L. Herman, Ph.D. Are you male or female? For many people, answering this question doesn’t cause a moment’s hesitation. But for genderqueer people, this question isn’t so easy to answer, and survey research that offers only two gender options may overlook genderqueer people’s experiences altogether. Genderqueer people […]

No Woman’s Land: on the frontlines with female reporters

May 9, 2012

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Posted on 08 May 2012.Anna Reitman Freelance journalist Published by the International News Safety Institute (INSI) “No Woman’s Land: On the frontlines with female reporters“ offers an inspiring, at times harrowing, look at what life for women journalists is like on the (often violent) frontlines they visit. It came about following a spike in requests […]

Try Walking In My Shoes

April 27, 2012

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CHELSEA GORROW | April 26, 2012 Click, clack. Click, clack. Clickity, clack. That was the sound of high heels on the sidewalk Wednesday afternoon. But the clacking sounds weren’t generated by women. Oh no, the sounds were generated by men – men in suits; men in ties; men in uniform. Despite the rain, nearly 20 male […]

Military Labels Rape Victims “Crazy”

April 20, 2012

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by Julie M. RodriguezApril 18, 2012 Sexual assault is a growing problem in the US military. A recent report points to 3,192 reported cases in 2011 alone. And only a small fraction of sexual assaults are ever reported. The Pentagon estimates the actual figure may be closer to 19,000. Previous studies have suggested that 1 […]

Breaking the Silence

April 18, 2012

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Take Back the Night aims to curb violence against women, empower victimsBy Kevin Osborne · April 17th, 2012 · News “It takes two people to speak the truth: One to speak and another to hear.” – Henry David Thoreau Organizers of the annual Take Back the Night vigils and marches across the United States often […]

For colleges, rape cases a legal minefield

April 18, 2012

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Dinand Library on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass. Edwin Bleiler, who was expelled from Holy Cross in Massachusetts on the day he was supposed to graduate in spring 2011, for allegedly sexually assaulting another student. AP PHOTO By JUSTIN POPEThe Associated Press – Published: April 18, 2012 A closed-door encounter between […]

Missoula "SlutWalk" empowers victims of sexual violence

April 15, 2012

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Posted: Apr 14, 2012 10:20 PM by Alex Schwier (KPAX News) Updated: Apr 14, 2012 11:19 PM Missoula “SlutWalk” empowers victims of sexual violence MISSOULA- High heels and short skirts made a huge statement in Missoula Saturday. Many Missoulians stood tall in the solidarity of supporting victims of sexual assault. The weather warms to summer […]

A 365 Day-a-Year Problem

April 6, 2012

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04/ 4/2012K. SujataPresident/CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women A month of sexual assault awareness is good, but what women really need is year-round action. If you are reading this, chances are you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. You are probably also mindful of the startling statistics: rape harms one in five women in […]

The jails are full of Soni Soris

April 4, 2012

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Reblogged from aktivist Divya Trivedi, Hindu Women prisoners reveal the shocking conditions of their confinement –custodial violence, which has no sanction under law, is a part and parcel of the system Following a minor altercation with the warden in Ward No. 8 of Tihar Jail, Zohara Baratali received severe blows on her lower abdomen that […]

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 […]

Opinion: Stop encouraging sexual assault of our young Black and Latina girls

February 16, 2012

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February 15th, 2012 Several “hip-hop feminists” voiced their outrage at rapper Too $hort’s recent comments. By Raquel Cepeda, Special to CNN Editor’s Note: Raquel Cepeda is an award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker and author of the forthcoming book, “i, latina?: My Year of Tripping Through my Ancestral DNA, Running The Fukú Down, and Making Peace with […]

Alleged rape victim arrested in Ireland for refusal to testify

February 13, 2012

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Eastern European woman was told by judge to stand in front of three accused and point out her alleged assailants Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent guardian.co.uk, Sunday 12 February 2012 A woman who alleged that she was the victim of a gang rape in the Republic of Ireland has been arrested and temporarily imprisoned after refusing […]

The Journey: A Short Film on Sex Trafficking

February 12, 2012

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REB LOGGED FROM FOR SALE July 12, 2011By A Article about \”The Journey: A Short Film on Sex Trafficking\” This film is EXTREMELY GRAPHIC! If you are going to watch it, proceed with caution. If you have been abused or still have episodes of post traumatic do NOT watch it! It includes scenes with sexual […]

How the CDC is overstating sexual violence in the U.S.

January 28, 2012

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By Christina Hoff Sommers, Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Her books include “Who Stole Feminism?” and “The War Against Boys.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study suggesting that rates of sexual violence in the United States are comparable to those in the war-stricken […]

How the CDC is overstating sexual violence in the U.S.

January 28, 2012

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By Christina Hoff Sommers, Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Her books include “Who Stole Feminism?” and “The War Against Boys.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study suggesting that rates of sexual violence in the United States are comparable to those in the war-stricken […]