Posts tagged "violence against women"

Military Continues To Address Sexual Assault Within The Armed Forces

A former soldier and military sexual assault survivor attended Friday’s U.S. Commission On Civil Rights meeting to address sexual assault in the armed forces. Jen McClendon  said she is…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Another Woman Gang Raped On A Bus In India

Just weeks after the death of a 23-year-old woman named Jyoti Singh Pandey, who was brutally gang raped on a bus — assaulted with a metal rod which required the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Indian Gang Rape Victim, 17, Commits Suicide

A 17-year-old girl in India committed suicide by drinking poison on Wednesday, following a gang rape by at least three men back in November. The teen named the three alleged…

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2012 - 11:40 am

Anisa, A 10th Grader In Afghanistan, Murdered For Attending School

Anisa, a young Afghani Afghan woman who had just completed the 10th grade, was murdered outside her home on Sunday, hit by six or seven bullets in her stomach. She had…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2012 - 3:20 pm

On Men As Victims Of Domestic Violence — From A Prosecutor

Last week an anonymous prosecutor who has prosecuted a domestic violence caseload explained to us, from her professional point of view, how we should respond when we have friends or

Anonymous | December 6, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Afghan Man Murders Cousin, 15, After Her Family Rejects His Marriage Proposal

An Afghani man had his 15-year-old cousin Nishina killed after her family rejected his marriage proposal. A cousin and nephew slit Nishina’s throat as she walked to fetch water…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2012 - 5:40 pm

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…

Daley Quinn | November 28, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Chris Brown Posters In Stockholm Show A Beaten And Bruised Rihanna

Somebody wasn’t very happy that R&B singer/domestic abuser Chris Brown was going to be performing in Stockholm, Sweden, so they took to the streets and created posters of their own…

Julie Gerstein | November 9, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Egyptian Activist Groups Now Working To Stop Street Harassment

When the Arab Spring hit in early 2011, no one could have guessed what it might have meant for women’s rights in Egypt. But as the country continues to feel…

Julie Gerstein | November 6, 2012 - 2:40 pm

News Anchor Takes A Powerful Stand Against Domestic Violence

After a woman in his community was murdered in a domestic violence incident, KHON News Hawaii anchor Jai Cunningham decided to take a stand. Cunningham, who admits that he himself…

Julie Gerstein | November 2, 2012 - 11:20 am

The Soapbox: In Defense Of Dr. Drew (Or Why Finding Fault Is Not The Answer)

I have something to say to my lady blogger friends who write about domestic violence. Please tread more carefully with your words, and please don’t be so sure you know…

Anne Carlson | October 1, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Wishing Rape Upon Rapists

I was horrified to read this week that a 73-year-old woman was raped in broad daylight in Central Park.

Read that again, let it sink in: a 73-year-old woman

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2012 - 11:00 am

The Gulabi Gang: Meet The Faces Of India’s Feminist Movement

Sampat Pal Devi is a mother of five and former government worker who was fed up with the high numbers of domestic violence and abuse cases in her native India.

Julie Gerstein | September 13, 2012 - 8:30 am

Nuns Should Be “Pistol Whipped,” Says Radio Host

While trying to promote peace and justice throughout the United States, a Catholic social justice group called Nuns On The Bus have been threatened with a “pistol whipping.” On a radio show last week,…

Daley Quinn | June 29, 2012 - 9:40 am

Here’s A Video Game With Sexy Nuns Being Punched And Shot For You To Be Offended About

Much like the hair and costume folks for Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, the marketing folks for video games know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to getting attention for…

Jessica Wakeman | June 8, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Violence Against Women Is Oh-So-Glamorous!

It’s almost too easy to get angry about fashion editorials that glorify violence against women — especially so grotesquely, as in this Bulgarian magazine 12. Six different photos depict gorgeous…

Jessica Wakeman | June 7, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Shirley Manson Halts Concert, Kicks Dude Out For Hitting A Woman During Show

Friday night, while playing a show in New Jersey, Shirley Manson stopped her band  midway through a song when she saw a man in the audience hit a woman. A…

Jessica Wakeman | May 30, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Dr. Drew Is Mansplaining Your Sexual Desires For You, “50 Shades Of Grey” Fans

Dr. Drew Pinsky is utterly clueless about about bondage, dominance, and sadomascochism in relationships and has no business discussing them on national television. That is my conclusion after seeing Dr.

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2012 - 9:20 am

Fox News Lady Who Claimed Women Should “Expect” Rape In Military Blames Feminists, New York Times

Fox News contributer Liz Trotta would like to clear up a few things. First of all, when she spoke on the Pentagon’s decision to officially open up more combat positions…

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Former Marine To Fox News: Sexual Assault Should Not Be Part Of My Job

Violent sexual assaults in the military have increased by 64 percent since 2006, according to a recent Pentagon report. Let me repeat that number: 64 percent.

But few…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 17, 2012 - 12:40 pm
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