Posts Tagged War

#JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies

Amidst the violence and bloodshed happening literally as you read this blog, some Jews and Arabs are showing that these two groups do not have to be enemies. 

Amidst the violence and bloodshed happening literally as you read this blog, some Jews and Arabs are showing that these two groups do not have to be enemies. 

Weekly Feminist Reader

“Oklahomans brag that theirs has become the reddest state.”

Living with breast cancer at 26.

The difference between Malala and Nabila.

The 5 billion dollar food stamp cut is reverberating across the country.

“A wall is just a wall. It can be broken down.”

“Oklahomans brag that theirs has become the reddest state.”

Living with breast cancer at 26.

The difference between Malala and Nabila.

The 5 billion dollar food stamp cut is reverberating across the country.

“A ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: Michelle Alexander on MLK and mass incarceration.

Necessary tension around Obama at the March’s anniversary.

The real work of Rosa Parks.

Misremembering “I Have a Dream.”

Chelsea Manning, media bias, and cissexism.

The killing of trans teen Dwayne Jones is not “just another murder.”

Graphic novel of This is How You Lose Her coming soon.

Gendering disability.

Bustle founder didn’t want too many “smart” women.

Three types of Golden Girls commenters on YouTube.

Is Cher’s new video about solidarity or interchangeability?

Nothing is wrong.

On Raven Symoné’s quiet coming out.

Comments young moms are ...

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: Michelle Alexander on MLK and mass incarceration.

Necessary tension around Obama at the March’s anniversary.

The real work of Rosa Parks.

Defining violence, contextualizing military sexual trauma

Which 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 her from pursuing a case against her assailant because, as they said, the attack hadn’t been “violent enough.”

Restricting the definition of violence is a powerful weapon of the violent. Within an honest discussion of harm and coercion, the violence of sexual assault–regardless of the physical specifics–is indisputable. Yet the ability to declare authoritatively which forms of injury deserve the label allows the military ...

Which 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, ...

Daily Tar Heel

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

UNC student paper The Daily Tar Heel takes a stand against campus sexual violence.

The Princeton alum who wants students to get their MRSs ASAP is just digging herself deeper and deeper.

“Withholding war-raped women the right to safe abortion is a form of violence.”

Towson University’s White Student Union is terrifying.

Men need to be allies against sexual violence.

On Easter, Google honored a man who worked to help the poor and the hungry, and some Christians got really angry because he wasn’t Jesus.

Obama proclaims April National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

Why Ashley Judd isn’t running.

Silence isn’t sexy.

Mazel tov if you want to ...

UNC student paper The Daily Tar Heel takes a stand against campus sexual violence.

The Princeton alum who wants students to get their MRSs ASAP is just digging herself deeper and deeper.

“Withholding war-raped ...

Girl Soldiers: Finding Equality in War?

We tend to think of female victims of armed conflict as women who have been raped or suffered other gender-based violence at the hands of male combatants. We think of women who have seen their families torn apart and suffered unspeakable economic, emotional, and physical losses as a result of war. And this is, of course, accurate. It is well documented that women suffer disproportionately in conflict zones globally.

We rarely think of women as combatants, though. Yet 40 percent of child soldiers in global conflicts are girls, and highly valued for their military prowess. And according to several studies, these girls grow into women who find that combat provides them equal footing in society in a way that civilian ...

We tend to think of female victims of armed conflict as women who have been raped or suffered other gender-based violence at the hands of male combatants. We think of women who have seen their families torn ...

Quick hit: Seventy-five percent of Americans support ladies in combat

After much debate, the Pentagon announced last month that it was lifting the ban on women in combat. And it turns out most Americans are ok with that. 

According to a survey from Quinnipiac University released on Thursday, American voters support women serving in combat 75-22 percent. There was little breakdown along gender lines: Men support that measure 73-24 percent, and women say the same, 77-21 percent.

There was less support for women to be drafted. But let’s hope that just means there’s less support for there to actually BE a draft.

See Also: Ladies in Combat–great name for riot grrrl band!

After much debate, the Pentagon announced last month that it was lifting the ban on women in combat. And it turns out most Americans are ok with that. 

According to a survey from Quinnipiac University released on Thursday, ...

Newsflash: war and militarism are dangerous for women

Each year the United Nations releases a report documenting conflict-related sexual violence around the world. And this year’s report, for the first time, names some of the military forces, militia and other armed groups that are suspected of being among the worst offenders.

While this might seem to be yet another tale from the Captain Obvious Annals, it is historically significant. Though we have long known that conflict and war are dangerous for women, noting the specific conflicts and organizations that contribute to violence against women is an important shift for the international community. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative Margot Wallström, who presented the report to the Security Council in New York, acknowledged that this is an historical issue, but is ...

Each year the United Nations releases a report documenting conflict-related sexual violence around the world. And this year’s report, for the first time, names some of the military forces, militia and other armed groups that are suspected ...

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