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Does Owning A Gun “Protect” Against Rape?

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Meet the Texas town which allows teachers to carry guns. Read More »
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Why owning a gun doesn't make you even more of a man. Read More »
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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 bringing her justice. Then, on Friday, a 23-year-old woman who had been gang raped and brutally beaten died from her injuries, which included head trauma and having her intestines removed.

So today, I am not entirely surprised to read a piece about Indian women applying for gun licenses. Keep reading »

Indian Gang Rape Victim, Age 23, Dies From Injuries

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  • 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]
  • Meet the woman who gave away wigs to Orthodox Jewish women in the New York area affected by Hurricane Sandy. [NYMag.com]
  • What conservatives taught us about women’s bodies in 2012. [Slate]
  • On women drinking in bars as an act of feminist activism. [Bitch Magazine] Keep reading »

Indian Gang Rape Victim, 17, Commits Suicide

"The Girl Store"
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The campaign sheds light on India's child marriage problem. Read More »
India's Feminists
Meet the Gulabi gang, India's feminist movement. Read More »
Protect With Chili Powder?
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Indian police chief offensively suggested chili powder prevents rape. Read More »
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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 rapists, who have since been arrested by police, in her suicide note and blamed them for causing her death.

According to CNN, the girl was allegedly gang raped on November 13, during the Hindu festival of Diwali. According to her family, police did not register a formal complaint until two weeks later and pressured the girl not to press charges. Two officers involved in the case have since been fired, while a third has been suspended, over the mishandling. Keep reading »

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

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  • 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 as 12 times in the parking lot of a Chicago suburb by a stalker. Her murderer was not  supposed to be able to legally acquire the murder weapon on Armslist.com, but was able to purchase it by paying an extra $200. [Think Progress]
  • Female avatars in the video game Second Life are more likely to be dressed in skin-revealing clothing, according to a study of 400 avatars. [Geekosystem]
  • Find out how Stanford University is bridging the gender gap in the computer sciences. [TechCrunch] Keep reading »

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

Zurich's Sex Boxes
Zurich, Switzerland, has created drive-in sex boxes for prostitutes. Read More »
Online Humiliation
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Stop humiliating people for their sex practices online. Read More »
Red Umbrella Project
The Red Umbrella Project helps sex workers write their truth. Read More »
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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 mug shots, which would suggest at least some of the women featured on the site have been arrested in the past for sex work. But if you’re an extra special douchebag, you can submit random people for inclusion on Potential Prostitutes.   Keep reading »

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

I Witnessed DV
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Jessica watched a man commit domestic violence while bystanders did nothing. Read More »
Domestic Violence Advice
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... from a prosecutor who has seen it all. Read More »
Victim Blaming
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Rape victims are never to blame for their assault. Read More »
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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 make sure there’s nothing they could be doing differently to stop getting beat, such as cooking more dinners, doing the laundry, and dressing more modestly. Keep reading »

Georgia Judge Temporarily Blocks Abortion Law

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  • 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. [Bloomberg]
  • A trolley service in Annapolis, Maryland, is shutting down its business to all weddings rather than accomodate couples from same-sex marriages who want to use the trolleys on their big day. [Raw Story]
  • Actress Pia Glenn on how she is constantly being told she is not “black enough” for acting jobs. [xoJane] Keep reading »

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

Anti-Rape Panties
We're loving how activists spoofed Victoria's Secret with these panties. Read More »
After Sexual Assault
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Tips for reclaiming your sex life after being sexually assaulted. Read More »
"Nice Guys" Who Rape
Intent isn’t everything, but it does matter. Read More »
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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 drunk girl in August. Images and videos captured the night, when a 15-year-old drunk girl was carried to multiple parties, raped and peed upon. Two 16-year-old boys were arrested and charged with rape and kidnapping. Many other students — including Steubenville football players — were said to have participated and are supposedly being coddled by police and their community. You can read the full, difficult, sordid story from the Times here.

Now, Internet vigilante groups — hactivists — have taken over the football team’s website and are threatening to make many of those involved pay by releasing private info online. Keep reading »

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

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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 in public. Keep reading »

Beware: Your Boss Can Fire Your Flirty Ass

Harassed At Work
Daley's friend is being harassed by her superior at her summer job. Read More »
"Flabby" Torso Harasser
Woman says her boss sexually harassed her with his flabby torso. Read More »
Spanked At Work
Woman wins $1.4 million settlement for getting spanked at work. Read More »
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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 see finds sexually “irresistable.” The case in question was dentist James Knight who fired his attractive assistant Melissa Nelson because both he and his wife thought this woman could come between them. Also, she wore “distracting” tight clothing! An all-male panel of seven judges agreed this slutty slut had to go: they said it’s not discrimination for bosses to fire someone with whom they have an “irresistible attraction,” even if the person in question has not flirted with them. Keep reading »

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