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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 […]