Tag Archives: Violence Against Women

Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet The feminist “Blurred Lines” remakes continue: “No way to know I want it unless I say I want it.” (Potentially NSFW, depending your W) We pardon Spitzer, but not sex workers. Yesterday, “Guero,” a California prisoner held in solitary confinement, died. According to friends he was “strong, was a good person, a good soldier.” [...]
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Violence against women is a global “epidemic”

TweetThe World Health Organization has declared violence against women an epidemic global health problem. They base this on the fact that one in three woman has faced sexual or intimate partner violence. Think Progress reports: “After analyzing the mental, sexual, reproductive, and physical health consequences faced by victims of violence, the report characterized this issue [...]
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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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Watch: Feminist Frequency’s Damsel in Distress episode, Part 2

TweetAnita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency has debuted the second part of her “Tropes vs Women in Video Games” episode on damsels in distress. The script’s use of repetitive language is particularly powerful, exposing the unoriginality of misogynistic plots. Sarkeesian also does a good job of explaining how this violence affects our analog world for those [...]
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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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