Violence and Abuse

It’s Time to #StopRush

He’s at it again. Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh dismissed a new study on street harassment by stating, “[Liberals] just despise basic human nature.” He then suggested that men should “walk up to the woman and say, ‘Will you please ask your… Read More ›

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Women Around the Globe: News Roundup

Rape, child abuse and domestic violence are all driving HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. See The Guardian. A female rapper, Mayam Mahmoud, tackles harassment and victim-blaming in her songs, challenging expectations of veiled Egyptian women. See The Guardian. Women and children… Read More ›

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Women Around the Globe: News Roundup

The first of seven planned “maternity waiting homes” in north-central Liberia is scheduled to open its doors. See Women’s eNews. Afghanistan‘s Ministry of Justice is considering adopting a new regulation that would require women fleeing domestic violence to appear before… Read More ›

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Justice Served?

In my very first post, Taking Rape Seriously, I reported on the NYC case of Tony Simmons, who was found guilty of sexually assaulting youths under his care as a city employee. Today, he was sentenced. Simmons received 4 years… Read More ›

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