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Delhi gang rapists sentenced to death

Four 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 are on the rise, courts cannot turn a blind eye to this gruesome act,” he announced on Friday, adding in his written statement that the “ghastly” crime had “shocked the collective conscience”.

Signing his judgement, he broke the nib of his pen – a custom of judges to convey their hope that such extreme punishments will not be necessary in ...

Four 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 ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The best Royal Baby newspaper front page.

Katie on why the Royal Baby should have been a girl.

What you need to know about military sexual trauma.

SURJ has released a Justice for Trayvon Martin activist toolkit for white people.

Dreamers take a huge risk to return home.

“Why I support the #BringThemHome campaign.”

Eve Ensler was wrong.

On forced sterilization in India and horror films.

USC and Dartmouth are both being investigated by the Department of Ed for mishandling sexual violence.

The War on Drugs is really the War on Blacks.

Who is the Saddest Girl in music?

Good job, team. Let’s gender losing ...

The best Royal Baby newspaper front page.

Katie on why the Royal Baby should have been a girl.

What you need to know about military sexual trauma.

SURJ has released a Justice for ...

Can an app stop rapes in India?

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It’s been another week of protests in India as the rape of a 5-year old girl is investigated. To suggest, “rape is an epidemic” would be an unjust reduction of the very complex, harrowing and difficult situation faced by sexual assault survivors and their allies in India — as they work against a system that does not have concrete legal pathways to bring perpetrators to justice and a culture that has normalized rape.

On the heels of these high profile, violent rapes in India — the PM of India, Manmohan Singh, has reiterated that women must be protected and it’s of growing concern to the country the “safety of women.” But, suggesting we protect women is a logic that ...

*Trigger warning*

It’s been another week of protests in India as the rape of a 5-year old girl is investigated. To suggest, “rape is an epidemic” would be an unjust reduction of the very complex, harrowing and ...

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Weekly Feminist Reader

Three teens have been arrested for raping Audrie Potts, who killed herself in September. Check back in for more on Potts tomorrow from Maya.

Janet Mock is the Racialicious Crush of the Week!

Girls — and later women — decide not to run for office because they don’t want to be unlikeable, not because they are lacking leadership qualities.

Swiss bank punks men on “Equal Pay Day.”

Mia McKenzie of Black Girl Dangerous on “accidental” racism.

The Canadian police have reopened Rehtaeh Parsons’ rape case in the wake of her suicide. And Parsons’ dad demands change in a heartbreaking essay.

India’s anti-rape movement: redefining solidarity outside the colonial frame.

Despite protests of his “violently misogynistic ...

Three teens have been arrested for raping Audrie Potts, who killed herself in September. Check back in for more on Potts tomorrow from Maya.

Janet Mock is the Racialicious Crush of the Week!

The International Violence Against Women Act: coming soon to a Congress near you

Congress finally passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in February, despite massive opposition from House Republicans; and President Obama signed it into law in March. But the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) has yet to be passed. It is expected to be re-introduced in Congress in the next couple of weeks. But will it pass? And what does it do? To find out I called into a phone conference with three women working to raise awareness about I-VAWA: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, who is helping spearhead passage of the bill, Ruth Messinger, President of the American Jewish World Service, and Rupsa Mallik, of CREA, a ...

Congress finally passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in February, despite massive opposition from House Republicans; and President Obama signed it into law in March. But the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) has ...

Quick hit: New protests over sexual violence in India

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New protests have erupted in Delhi after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted at her school. The BBC reports:

Police used batons to break up angry crowds outside a hospital where the girl had been taken for treatment.

Teachers and security guards at the government school are being questioned over the alleged assault, police said.

The gang rape and murder of a student on a Delhi bus in December sparked protests across India.

Hundreds of people gathered to protest outside the Sanjay Gandhi hospital in the Mangolpuri area of northeast Delhi as news of the alleged sex attack in a local school spread.

Protesters attacked buses and pelted police with stones.

If the perpetrator is arrested, he or she could face the newly-approved ...

**Trigger warning**

New protests have erupted in Delhi after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted at her school. The BBC reports:

Police used batons to break up angry crowds outside a hospital where the girl had been ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

John Kerry started work today as our latest Secretary of State and he asked a deep question: “Here’s the big question before the country and the world and the State Department after the last eight years:  Can a man actually run the State Department? As the saying goes, I have big heels to fill.”

Beyoncé’s all-lady band. 

It is finally legal for women to wear pants in Paris. Finally.  

A New Jersey Catholic high school is wants its female students to take a no-swearing pledge for 30 days because they want “ladies to act like ladies.” FUCK that SHIT!

Following the brutal and fatal gang rape of a young woman, India tightened its laws on sexual assault and ...

John Kerry started work today as our latest Secretary of State and he asked a deep question: “Here’s the big question before the country and the world and the State Department after the last eight years:  ...

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Delhi is different from Steubenville

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Nicholas Kristof has a recent op-ed titled, “Is Delhi so different from Steubenville?” which makes the case that sexual assault is an international and universal epidemic. He writes,

Gender violence is one of the world’s most common human rights abuses. Women worldwide ages 15 through 44 are more likely to die or be maimed because of male violence than because of cancer, malaria, war and traffic accidents combined. The World Health Organization has found that domestic and sexual violence affects 30 to 60 percent of women in most countries.

In some places, rape is endemic: in South Africa, a survey found that 37 percent of men reported that they had raped a woman. In others, rape is institutionalized as sex trafficking. Everywhere, ...

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Nicholas Kristof has a recent op-ed titled, “Is Delhi so different from Steubenville?” which makes the case that sexual assault is an international and universal epidemic. He writes,

Gender violence is one of the world’s most ...

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