Tag Archives: Gender-Based Violence

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Tweet Zerlina talks with MHP about institutional betrayal. Ariel Castro isn’t such an aberration. And his testimony says much about us. The Texas Legislature’s dirty little secret. “Asian Girlz” sparks rightful criticism. How to whitewash a plague. To #twittersilence or not to #twittersilence, that is the question. Cosmo so generously advises women how not to [...]
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Defining violence, contextualizing military sexual trauma

TweetWhich forms of violence are the U.S. military willing to recognize? An Air Force veteran and survivor of military sexual trauma (MST) has raised the question in an interview with USA Today.  Twenty years ago, an airman raped recent enlistee Lisa Wilken in her dorm room. When she reported the assault, though, military prosecutors discouraged [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

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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