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Does Owning A Gun “Protect” Against Rape?

Last week was a heavy one for the people of India. One Wednesday, a 17-year-old girl who had been gang raped committed suicide because police were dragging their feet in…

Jessica Wakeman | January 2, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Indian Gang Rape Victim, Age 23, Dies From Injuries

There are no words: the 23-year-old woman in India who was brutally gang raped by at least six men last week has died from her multiple injuries. [Newser]

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2012 - 5:40 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

Woman’s Family Sues Online Gun Website Over Lack Of Accountability

The family of Jitka Vesel filed a lawsuit earlier this month against Armslist.com for illegally selling a gun to the man who murdered her. Vesel was shot as many…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today In People Are Horrible: You Have To Pay To Get Your Name Off “Potential Prostitutes” Web Site

PotentialProstitutes.com is a hideous new website that posts the photos, locations and phone numbers of women who it deems might be sex workers. Many of the pics appear to be…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Priest Says Women Encourage Domestic Violence For Not Cooking And Cleaning Well Enough

A priest in a northern village in Italy posted some helpful tips for ladies on how to avoid getting beaten by their husbands. “Healthy self-criticism” is necessary for women to…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Georgia Judge Temporarily Blocks Abortion Law

A Georgia judge has granted a temporary injunction against an anti-abortion law that would go into effect on January 1, at the behest of three doctors in the state.

Jessica Wakeman | December 26, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Hacktivists Threaten To Release Personal Information Of Football Players Allegedly Involved In Assaulting Drunk Girl

Two weeks ago, The New York Times ran an enormous article about a rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, where members of the football team participated in the rape of a…

Jessica Wakeman | December 26, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Swaziland Criminalizes Miniskirts, So Sluts Don’t Tempt Men To Assault Them

Police in Swaziland are now enforcing an 1889 law against “immoral” dressing and will arrest any woman who incites a complaint by wearing a miniskirt, low-rise jeans, or crop tops…

Jessica Wakeman | December 26, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Beware: Your Boss Can Fire Your Flirty Ass

I will never so much as smile at my boss Amelia again. Why? Because the Iowa Supreme Court ruled today that an employer can fire an employee that he or…

Jessica Wakeman | December 22, 2012 - 3:00 pm

CW Developing “Sherwood” Series About A Female Robin Hood

The CW is developing a new TV series about Robin Hood called “Sherwood,” which will star a female lead. [NYMag.com]
New HIV infections among African American women are…

Jessica Wakeman | December 21, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Indian Police Chief Suggests Women Protect Themselves From Rape With Chili Powder

Here are two different ways to stop rape. One, teach men and women that rape is never, ever, ever acceptable. Two, tell women to carry around chili powder to…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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