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.
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.
Good news, fellow fans of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit!
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?
The Women Under Siege Project’s most recent endeavor collects real-time information on rapes and sexual assaults as the Syrian conflict progresses.