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Family Stages Rescue Of Kidnapped Bethany Arceneaux From Her Abusive Ex-Boyfriend

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It’s an incredible and heartbreaking story: the family of a young woman who was kidnapped last week by her abusive ex-boyfriend confronted him in a stand-off and saved her life.

Bethany Arceneaux, 29, was kidnapped on Wednesday in Louisiana, by Scott Thomas, her ex-boyfriend and father of her child. Arceneaux filed a restraining order against Thomas in June, explaining he threatened to kill her before and “put a knife to my neck countless times.” But he ignored that order — as all too many abusers do — and on Wednesday, showed up outside the daycare where she was retrieving their child. Witnesses saw Thomas force Arceneaux into his vehicle, leaving their two-year-old child alone inside her car as he drove off.

At some point, according to KATC news, Thomas allegedly called Arceneaux’s family and asked them to take care of his kids, because he was going to kill both himself and Arceneaux. Keep reading »

RIP Society: Cop Chased, Tasered Woman For Refusing To Show Her Breasts

Cop Sued For Groping
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NYPD sued by woman for alleged sexual assault. Read More »
NYPD "Rape Cops"
Two cops participated in the sexual assault of a drunk woman. Read More »
Cops Warn Vs. Skirts
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NYC police warned women not to wear skirts to avoid a serial rapist. Read More »

The police have done some pretty disgusting stuff before but this one takes the cake: A woman alleges Haskell, Arkansas, police officer Brandon Carter showed up at her workplace, demanded she show her breasts, and then chased her around the office with a taser when she said “no.” Ashlea Bennet said Carter, who was on-duty, came to her workplace on December 13, 2011, and demanded she show him her boobs.  She refused. Carter then allegedly removed the Taser from his belt and threatened to tase her if she didn’t show him her boobs. He then allegedly chased her around her workplace with a taser,  ”zapping her repeatedly,” according to the New York Daily News. What is wrong with people?! [New York Daily NewsCourt House News] [Image of a man with a taser via Shutterstock]

Female Genital Mutilation Should Be Treated As Child Abuse: Report

Doctors Doing FGM
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British docs have been busted for offering female circumcision. Read More »
Outlawed In Uganda
Uganda will finally outlaw female circumcision. Read More »
Govt Against FGM
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British government goes up against female genital mutilation. Read More »
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Female genital mutilation (also called female circumcision) should be treated just like child abuse and considered a crime, according to a new report called “Tackling Female Genital Mutilation In The UK.”

The report, which was put together by Equality Now, the Royal Colleges of Midwifery, Nursing, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the union Unite, stipulated any evidence of FGM should be reported to police and educators. Currently over 24,000 girls under age 18 are at risk of having their clitorises and labia removed, said the report, because they live with women who had FGM themselves. Keep reading »

Most Women Have Never Been Asked About Domestic Violence By Their Doctors

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  • A whopping 76 percent of women have never been asked about domestic violence during a medical exam, according to a shocking new study from More magazine and the Verizon Foundation.  My gyno always asks me about how my partners treat me and yours should, too — let them know you feel this way. [Feministing]
  • Here’s Jaclyn Friedman, Yes Means Yes co-editor, on how the “men’s rights” movement is hurting women — and men, too. [American Prospect]
  • More TV shows are now portraying Black women as complex, emotional human beings rather than the tired stereotype of the “strong Black woman.” [BuzzFeed]
  • Saudi Arabia is warning women who plan to break the law and drive cars on Saturday that they will be “disturbing the public peace.” Remember, ladies, driving is also bad for your ovaries. [USA Today] Keep reading »

India Sentences Four Men To Death In Gang Rape Case

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Four men found guilty of rape and murder for bus attack in India. Read More »
Her Name Was Jyoti
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The father of Indian gang rape victim speaks out. Read More »
India's New Rape Laws
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India now could have the death penalty for rape. Read More »
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The Indian people have spoken: four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman were sentenced to death today. Keep reading »

Texas Company Apologizes, Burns Tied-Up Woman Decal

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More Details Emerge About Vanderbilt’s Alleged Gang Rape

5th Student Arrested
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Fifth Vanderbilt student arrested for alleged role in sex assault. Read More »
Vanderbilt Rape
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Vanderbilt football players indicted for alleged sex assault on woman. Read More »
I Was Raped
An account of sexual assault at Amherst College. Read More »
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The arrest of five players on the Vanderbilt football team this summer regarding an alleged gang rape shocked Nashville and college football fans across the nation. The five young men allegedly sexually assaulted an unconscious 21-year-old female student inside a Nashville campus dorm last June. Now, a new BuzzFeed article sheds more light about the alleged incident. To say the details are troubling is to put it mildly: the victim had been out partying on the night of the incident with one of the guys, who then allegedly took her back to his dorm while she was unconscious, where he and his teammates sexually violated her and filmed it.

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This Is The Most WTF Truck Decal Ever

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Brad Kolb owns Hornet Signs in Waco, Texas. Baby genius that he is, Brad got the idea to make non-traditional truck tailgate decals as a means of advertising his company. One features a soldier sniper aiming a gun, another is a zombie, and yet another is an image of a woman hogtied and lying down, her hair covering her face, in the back of a truck. In a segment on Waco’s local Fox affiliate, Kolb says he’s not trying to say he “condones” violence against women, but just wanted to see as, like, an experiment, if the gruesome image would bring in new business. And according to Kolb, one of Hornet’s female employees volunteered to be the kidnapping victim. “It was an experiment for us, and I was really shocked by how much traffic it did drive,” said Kolb, who seems to think that the violent decal was a success — he claims he’s seen an influx in orders. But we tend to think that profiting off of violent imagery that degrades women is a major, major fail. Keep reading »

The Standard Hotel Comes Under Fire For Trivializing Violence Against Women In Their Latest Ad Campaign

Sorry, André Balazs, but The Standard is maybe the least “edgy” boutique hotel chain of all time. Sure, it’s got the name recognition, the possibility of a celebrity sighting (or reality television star, same thing), the luxurious atmosphere, the astronomical price tag … but edgy, or even niche, it is not. And even if it were, its latest ad campaign’s use of a photograph (part of a series by Erwin Wurm, titled “One Minute Sculptures”) depicting a woman crushed on concrete by a suitcase (above) would still be in egregiously poor taste. The women behind Make Me A Sammich have started a petition to push The Standard Hotels and DuJour, the publication in which the ad was published, to release an official apology addressing the ad and its apparent trivialization of violence against women. To quote Rosie of Make Me A Sammich: Keep reading »

Domestic Violence & Guns
Vice President Joe Biden says we need to reduce domestic violence via guns. Read More »
Jolie On Sexual Violence
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Angelina Jolie helps shed light on sexual violence in conflict zones. Read More »
Color Of Domestic Violence
On Kasandra Perkins and the color of domestic violence. Read More »

Photojournalism Intern, 22, Gang Raped In Mumbai, India

India's New Rape Laws
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India now could have the death penalty for rape. Read More »
India's Rape Culture
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A 17yo gang rape victim committed suicide, while another is dying. Read More »
Indian Men Protest
Indian men don skirts to protest rape culture. Read More »
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A 22-year-old photojournalism intern in Mumbai (Bombay), India, was brutally gang raped by five men last night, as her male friend was violently attacked. It’s yet another shocking act of sexual violence against women in India — a country fraught with high-profile acts of sexual violence against women and girls over the past year, several of them resulting in death. Keep reading »

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