Posts Tagged sexual violence

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Anti-Caste Protests Continue in India After Dalit Student’s Rape and Death

On March 28th, Delta Meghwal, a seventeen year old Dalit — or oppressed caste — student at a college in the Western Indian state of Rajasthan, called her parents to tell them that she had been raped by a teacher. The next day, her dead body was found in an on-campus water tank.

On March 28th, Delta Meghwal, a seventeen year old Dalit — or oppressed caste — student at a college in the Western Indian state of Rajasthan, called her parents to tell them that she had been ...

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Victory for indigenous women held in sexual slavery during Guatemala’s civil war

This weekend, two former members of the Guatemalan military were found guilt of crimes against humanity for the rape, murder, and sexual enslavement of indigenous Maya women during the country’s civil war.

This weekend, two former members of the Guatemalan military were found guilt of crimes against humanity for the rape, murder, and sexual enslavement of indigenous Maya women during the country’s civil war.

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DOJ campus survey: at one school, 1 in 2 women have been sexually assaulted

The Bureau of Justice Statistics released yesterday the overall results of a sexual assault survey of nine schools. More than 23,000 students responded. Their survey confirms a few terrible things that most of us already know. 

The Bureau of Justice Statistics released yesterday the overall results of a sexual assault survey of nine schools. More than 23,000 students responded. Their survey confirms a few terrible things that most of us already know. 

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Quick Hit: “After Cologne, We Can’t Let the Bigots Steal Feminism”

In response to the unabashedly racist media frenzy that has followed reports of numerous sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany earlier this month, writer Laurie Penny asks what is probably the most important question: why can’t we always take sexual assault as seriously as we do when migrants, Muslims, Arabs, and Black men are named as perpetrators?

In response to the unabashedly racist media frenzy that has followed reports of numerous sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany earlier this month, writer Laurie Penny asks what is probably the most important question: why can’t we ...

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Quote of the Day: “They’re the Ones Who Are Supposed to Help Us”

After she was raped by a Los Angeles cop, Lindsay F. made a rare choice: to report him. So began a five year ordeal that consumed most of her 20s, powerfully documented by Katie Baker for Buzzfeed this week.

After she was raped by a Los Angeles cop, Lindsay F. made a rare choice: to report him. So began a five year ordeal that consumed most of her 20s, powerfully documented by Katie Baker for Buzzfeed this ...

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Today is the Third Anniversary of the 2012 Delhi Gang Rape

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Three years ago today in Delhi a young woman and her friend boarded a bus. They were deposited a few miles and hours away both badly beaten, the woman raped and near death. The woman, dubbed Nirbhaya by the press, died of her injuries. 

Trigger Warning

Three years ago today in Delhi a young woman and her friend boarded a bus. They were deposited a few miles and hours away both badly beaten, the woman raped and near death. The woman, ...

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