Posts tagged "violence against women"

Facebook Vows To Revisit Policy On Violence Against Women Following Feminist Campaign

Facebook has vowed to update its policy on gender-based hate speech following a successful campaign by feminist media group WAM, in which 15 companies and counting pulled their advertising from…

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Women, Action & The Media Calls On Facebook To Address Gender-Based Hate Speech

Feminist media group Women, Action & The Media (WAM) has called upon Facebook to address gender-based hate speech on the site, in particular groups and pages that condone rape…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Radio Host Says Hillary Clinton Should Be “Shot In The Vagina,” Calls Her The C-Word

This weekend, Internet right-wing radio host Pete Santilli said he wants to shoot Hillary Clinton in the vagina and watch her die. Oh, and he called her a “C U…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2013 - 1:40 pm

True Story: I Was Sexually Harassed At The Corner Store

Ten minutes. I was hitting the 10-minute mark of just standing in front of the freezers, seemingly debating whether to buy a quart or a gallon of milk. Or perhaps…

Abigail Collazo | May 17, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Don’t Want To Get Raped? Drink Less, Hong Kong Official Suggests

Gee, don’t you just love that in the battle to train men to not rape, you have the security secretary of Hong Kong, Lai Tung-kwok, stomping on all our efforts…

Sarah Gray | May 15, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Kelly Rowland Airs Her “Dirty Laundry” About Beyonce, Domestic Abuse, Fame

Pause your Spotify and listen to Kelly Rowland’s new song “Dirty Laundry” (after the jump) — not only is it intense, but it’s really good. She sings about how hard…

Jessica Wakeman | May 15, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Cab Driver Allegedly Rapes Sleeping Woman, Returns Lost Wallet, Wants A Cookie

A New Orleans cab driver would much prefer that you focus on the fact he returned a man’s lost wallet and didn’t accept the reward and not that he…

Jessica Wakeman | May 13, 2013 - 6:30 pm

15-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Acid Attack Against London Woman

Last month a 28-year-old woman answered the door of her East London home to have a bottle of acid squirted in her face and on the pet chihuahua in her…

Jessica Wakeman | May 13, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Can You Really Reverse Gender Stereotypes In Media?

A women’s studies class at the University of Saskatchewan made this provocative video which questions commonly perpetuated stereotypes about gender in media. Pointing out that women are often in a…

Julie Gerstein | May 10, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Facebook Page Run By Active Marines Mocks Violence Against Female Troops

A Facebook page run by active Marines mocking violence against female troops has been taken down after it was publicly outed by a Congresswoman. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) penned a…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Some Feminists Are Upset About The Onion’s Piece On Chris Brown Beating Rihanna To Death

Yesterday, we, and many, many others, breathed a sigh of relief when Chris Brown told a radio station that he and Rihanna had once again broken up. (They’re both too…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2013 - 6:20 pm

The Soapbox: You Are Not A Good Guy

“It’s unfortunate because he’s a great guy, he just has stupid advisors around him.”

This is Reebok CEO Uli Becker, as tweeted by Footwear News, speaking about the…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2013 - 11:00 am

“No More Abuse” Campaign Launched In Saudi Arabia

Th anti-domestic violence campaign, “No More Abuse,” has been launched in the desert of women’s rights: Saudi Arabia.  Saudi Arabia is not known for it draught of gender parity.  Just…

Sarah Gray | May 2, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Five-Year-Old Rape Victim Dies At Indian Hospital

Last night, a five-year-old girl died in a hospital in India from cardiac arrest, succumbing to wounds suffered when she was raped.

According to a hospital official, the child…

Sarah Gray | April 30, 2013 - 5:00 pm

University Of Arizona Is Totally Cool With Student Holding “You Deserve Rape” Sign On Campus

A University Of Arizona junior named Dean Saxton was photographed last Tuesday standing on campus holding a sign reading “You Deserve Rape” while yelling insults at students. Saxton, who fancies himself…

Jessica Wakeman | April 29, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Domestic Violence Victims Screwed Over By PA Town’s “Three Strikes” Disorderly Behavior Ordinance

Most folks would be happy if their neighbors got evicted after three different “disorderly behavior” instances in less than three months. No one wants to deal with that much partying,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Louis C.K. Jokes (But Not Really) That Men Are The Biggest Threat To Women

Louis C.K. fans like myself groaned after the whole Daniel Tosh rape joke incident so we’re relieved it was a misunderstanding and that C.K. is at least slightly more feminist-minded.

Sarah Gray | April 17, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Rick Brainard, Colorado Councilman-Elect, Slapped Girlfriend To “Shut Her Mouth”

You know those mouthy girlfriends! Sometimes they just need a good slap so she’ll “shut her mouth.” And throw in some hair-pulling and shoving, too.
Rick Brainard, City Councilman-elect of…

Jessica Wakeman | April 13, 2013 - 9:00 am

A Picture A Day, In The Year Of A Domestic Violence Victim

There was an air of mystery surrounding the alarming video “One Photo A Day In The Worst Year Of My Life” that went viral after it was posted on Reddit.

Sarah Gray | April 3, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Please Tell Me This Bra-Clad “Zombie Ex-Girlfriend Shooting Target” Is An April Fool’s Day Joke

I really, really, really want this to be an April Fool’s Day joke.
ZMB Industries, which manufactures shooting targets which all resemble zombies, has a “zombie ex-girlfriend” target of a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 4:20 pm