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Sex Related Alcohol Expectancies: mediating rape and alcohol consumption

June 2, 2012


Reblogged from the Rape Crisis Network Ireland Blog Across European countries there are notable differences in the behaviours of individuals who consume equal amounts of alcohol.[i] Culture plays a role in how we behave when we consume alcohol. Studies have shown that how an individual responds to alcohol depends on what effects they expect to […]

‘The Second Sexism’ – discrimination against males

May 22, 2012


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 […]

We need a ‘beyond bars’ approach to jailing women followed by Vulnerable men in jail

May 1, 2012


When women with children are sent to prison, who is being punished? Carlene, Tuesday 24 April 2012 A cell at Bronzefield women’s prison, in Middlesex. Every year, 18,000 children see their mothers go to prison. Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian I will never forget the first time I visited a women’s prison. I […]

Sudan’s Nuba women “better-equipped” to cope with war than men

March 17, 2012


10 Feb 2012 17:01Source: alertnet // Katie Nguyen The home of a Nuba tribe family is seen on the side of a mountain in Kadogli town in the South Kordofan state of Sudan June 14, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamed Nurdldin Abdallh By Katie Nguyen LONDON (AlertNet) – What do we know about women caught up in conflicts? […]

Human rights tops all other rights

March 8, 2012


March 8 2012 By Navi Pillay Picture: AP Photo/LM Otero I am conscious of the divergent view both within and outside the (the Human Rights) Council on the rights of individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. However, I am certain that none among you will be willing to tolerate serious, systematic violations of […]

Even in a ‘woman’s world,’ gender doesn’t matter

March 4, 2012


joseph nye MUNICH— From Saturday’s Globe and Mail Published Saturday, Mar. 03, 2012 2:00AM EST Would the world be more peaceful if women were in charge? A challenging new book by Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker says the answer is “yes.” In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Dr. Pinker presents data showing that violence, while […]

Is the US the only country where more men are raped than women?

February 24, 2012


The figures on rape may be uncertain, but we could lower the sexual assault rate in American jails – if we had the political will Jill Filipovic for Feministe, part of the Guardian Comment, Tuesday 21 February 2012 Inmates at a jail in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP That’s the claim in this n+1 […]