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New Indian ad turns the spotlight on leering men

Tweet I love this simple and effective video. Created by a film school in India to mark the one year anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that sparked international attention around rape culture in the country, the ad shows men leering at women in the street. The lyrics of the song say in Hindi, “Look how you look when [...]
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India criminalizes gay sex, again

Tweet  In a shocking decision, India’s supreme court overturned a ruling from a lower court that decriminalized “homosexual acts.” This ruling reenacts sodomy laws that make it a crime for consenting adults to engage in ”intercourse against the order of nature.” My interpretation of this is: no sex that doesn’t involve vaginal penetration with a penis. [...]
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Seeking transformative justice in the aftermath of the New Delhi rape case

Tweetby Ruth Messinger and Javid Syed On September 13th, ten months after the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old Indian woman in New Delhi, the four men accused of the crime were found guilty and sentenced to death. Importantly, this case has garnered international attention and sparked meaningful dialogue among human rights activists, lawmakers and [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetBy Katie and Juliana One pharmacist responds to rape and violence against women in India by creating a self-defense ring, which releases a chemical that causes a debilitating burning sensation. Depressingly not surprisingly, women, especially women of color, remain underpaid. Coincidentally, on a totally related note, a survey reveals that only 57% of women (compared [...]
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Delhi gang rapists sentenced to death

TweetFour of the men charged with committing the gang rape that horrified the world late last year have been sentenced to death. The ABC reports: Three days after finding them guilty, Judge Yogesh Khanna said the case fell into the “rarest of rare category”, which justified capital punishment. “In these times when crimes against women [...]
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