Tag Archives: Violence Against Women

“Dear Prudence” columnist publishes rape denialism manifesto advising women to “stop getting drunk”

Tweet Emily Yoffe aka Slate advice columnist “Prudence” is a rape denialist. We’ve known this for years because she repeatedly denies clear instances of rape in her advice column. But until she published this morning’s rape denialism manifesto on Slate, lamenting that a “misplaced fear of blaming the victim has made it somehow unacceptable” to warn women of the [...]
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New report claims that Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may not have committed suicide

TweetCleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may not have committed suicide after all.  Castro, 53, was found hanging in his cell last month after being sent to prison for life after holding three women hostage for nearly a decade. Via ABC News: Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide, and two prison [...]
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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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We have a long way to go for transgender liberation

TweetWe’ve seen important action on trans rights and challenging bigotry against trans folks in recent years. But the past week or so has been a sobering reminder for me of how much work still needs to be done to get the broader population to treat trans women like people. I’ve spent years now trying to [...]
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