Posts tagged "acid attacks"

India Enacts Tougher Rape Laws — But They’re Still Not Perfect

Over the past few months, India has been racked with high-profile gang rapes and deaths of little girls and women. From the three sisters under age 11 who were sexually assaulted and murdered to the student who was gang raped with a metal rod, which mangled her insides so badly it…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 4, 2013

Bangladesh Woman Forced To Remarry Husband After He Threw Acid In Her Face

As if dealing with a cheating and violent husband is not enough to endure, a Bangladeshi woman had acid thrown into her face by her husband when she dared to divorce him. Nurbanu, 36, discovered her husband with another woman and divorced him — only to find herself doused in acid by him eight day…
By: Daley Quinn / November 28, 2012

Republican Rep.’s Spokesman: “Hurl Some Acid” On Female Democratic Senators

The campaign spokesperson for Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), a guy named Jay Townsend, wrote a Facebook message about senators who support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act but paid their male staffers more than their female staffers.  Townsend wrote, "Let’s hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators who won’t abide the mandates they want…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 2012