Tag Archives: Violence Against Women

Feministing Readz: Getting inside patriarchy’s head with Natsuo Kirino’s Out

TweetWhat if The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo were about ordinary people rather than Jason Bourne-like superwomen and counter-conspirators? Oh, and, if it were actually written by a woman? Natsuo Kirino answered the question long before The Millennium Trilogy was even drafted. Her 1997 book Out is by no means new, but for a first-time [...]
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Why teaching “respect” won’t end violence against women

TweetAnother professional athlete has been arrested for hitting a woman. This time it’s NBA player Greg Oden, who punched his former girlfriend in the face. The police report described “blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area” on the woman’s the face. Oden was apparently calm and cooperative, telling the police [...]
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The Feministing Five: Justice for Jane

TweetAs Feministing has covered and continues to cover, the State of Connecticut is currently holding a 16-year-old trans Latina girl in prison under the ridiculous claim that there is no better place for her. She has been in prison for nearly 100 days, yet she has not been convicted of any crime. 16 year old [...]
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Infographic: How gun background checks save women’s lives

TweetEverytown, an organization which advocates for gun safety, published this infographic, as well as a report on how the US’s weak gun laws put domestic violence victims at risk. It found that: Federal law does not keep guns out of the hands of abusive dating partners or convicted stalkers. Many state gun laws fail to protect domestic [...]
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How the value put on two-parent families is dangerous for domestic violence survivors

Tweet After studying domestic violence services for a couple years, public health researcher Sara Shoener realized that one of the biggest barriers to survivors safety is the widespread cultural belief that two-parent homes are best–no matter what. She writes the New York Times: I began my research in 2011, the year the Centers for Disease [...]
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