UN Report Finds 35 Percent Of Women Worldwide Have Experience Sexual Or Physical Violence

  • A new United Nations report finds that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced sexual and/or physical violence. [New York Times]
  • Chinese police arrested feminist activists ahead of International Women’s Day. [Feministing]
  • Ivana Hoffman, who fought ISIS with Turkish Communists, is the first female western fighter to die in battle against the Islamic State. [The Guardian]
  • Here’s an explainer about Ellen Pao’s momentous Silicon Valley sex discrimination lawsuit. [Gawker]
  • A new study finds that (hetero) marriages are 6% more likely to end in divorce if the wife becomes seriously ill. [TIME]
  • Kubra Khademi, an artist who staged anti-sexual harassment performances in Afghanistan, is receiving death threats. [ArtNet]
  • Get insights from 5 of the leading female cinematographers in the movie industry today. [No Film School]
  • If you want to know what’s going on with one of contemporary art’s most amazing badass females, check out this interview with Lynda Benglis. [The Art Newspaper]

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