Tag Archives: Gender-Based Violence

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Tweet Patrick Stewart answers a fan’s unexpected question. Sex workers engage in democratic political processes. Duh. It’s not just Facebook that has an online hate speech problem. Donate to Transgender Studies Quarterly. Jessica writes about #FBrape as a potential feminist tipping point at The Nation. A letter to the President on the anniversary of Dr. [...]
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Facebook promises to take action on gender-based hate

Tweet Success! Facebook on Tuesday acknowledged that its systems to identify and remove hate speech had not worked effectively, as it faced pressure from feminist groups that want the site to ban pages that glorify violence against women. The activists, who sent more than 5,000 e-mails to Facebook’s advertisers and elicited more than 60,000 posts on [...]
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#FBrape unleashes the power of the feminist internet

TweetLast week, Katie posted about #FBrape, a campaign to pressure companies whose ads were displayed next to violently misogynistic photos (trigger warning) on Facebook to pull their support until the social media company changes its posting policy. While Facebook still hasn’t responded, #FBrape’s success over the last week shows advertisers shouldn’t mess with the feminist [...]
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In Timor-Leste, communities mobilize to confront domestic violence

TweetCross-posted at the Community Blog, from UN Women. “If the dispute is not that serious, if it is just slapping and there is no blood, we just let the family work it out,” says an elderly customary leader, Norberto Tomas, addressing a group of 50 community members gathered for the inauguration of a community space [...]
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One million men, one million promises to help end gender-based violence

TweetOur own Zerlina is still getting rape threats from conservatives who apparently think suggesting men can end sexual violence is the very height of stupidity. Meanwhile–over in the reality-based community–a global movement of men doing just that is growing. Launched today by Breakthrough, in partnership with UN Women and grassroots groups from South Africa to Malaysia, [...]
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