The way we use language to describe women is so important because we use language and words to communicate our perceived realities.
India isn’t the only country with a rape problem. But, in a country where class and esteem are so important, it is sad when the only way to receive attention and support for such a crime is when the case is extremely outsized.
Reblogged from THE 50 MILLION MISSING CAMPAIGN BLOG ON INDIA'S FEMALE GENDERCIDE: I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved…So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you. ~ Dr. B. R. Ambedkar (1891-1956, …
A majority of sexual assaults during wartime are committed against children.
The two-piece set is called Society Harnessing Equipment (SHE), and would deliver 82 shocks to the would-be perpetrators if the garment comes into contact with unwanted force.
25 percent of foreigners who were going to travel to India decided to book those trips elsewhere.
That someone feels the need to jump out of a window in order to escape the threat of an imminent attack is a symptom of India’s rape problem. But it’s not a rape problem that exists just in India; it’s a problem that exists everywhere.
On the off chance that you’re wondering why we haven’t covered Kimani Gray, the Steubenville rape trial or the decade-long anniversary of Iraq War, aside from reblogging and occasionally mentioning them offhand, I feel that I owe you an explanation as to why.
As anyone with a smartphone can attest, most of the time our phones are used to send WhatsApps and play Brick Breaker rather than to do anything useful.
A 15-year-old was raped and impregnated by her stepfather, who reportedly killed and buried the resulting baby. In response for these heinous crimes, the court ruled…that the girl needed to be punished with 100 lashes and kept in a juvenile detention center for eight months.
Thousands of people travel abroad and it is a vulnerable situation being out of your comfort zone. But that doesn’t mean that you are immune to crime wherever you call home.
Good news, fellow fans of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit!
Devi, the woman giving birth, is being held down while her stillborn baby is being cutout of her. What’s disturbing (other than the lack of anesthesia) is the guy at the head of the table holding her head down that’s hitting her. It’s like he’s angry with her for annoying them with her painful moans.
Human Rights Watch has written an 89-page report detailing the abuses that have occurred against indigenous women, in particular, at the hands of the police.
Of the roughly 3.5 billion women in the world, an estimated 1 in 3 will be sexually assaulted during their lifetimes.
Today, in New York, the Nassau County police department decided that they would drop the charges against three boys, despite the fact that there were witnesses and evidence. Why? The department decided that the 15-year-old female victim could not have possibly been raped, because all the parties involved were mentally disabled.
This year is the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, yet why does it feel like, in some ways, we’re stuck in the same place?
Removing “Beloved” from the AP Literature curriculum would be a mistake.
The Women Under Siege Project’s most recent endeavor collects real-time information on rapes and sexual assaults as the Syrian conflict progresses.
The New Delhi gang rape case will be hearing its first witness today.