Posted by: Kari Belsheim
on Dec 18, 2012
In a not-so-surprising turn of events, Break.com, a site where you and all your bros can look at hilarious videos and hot chicks, sent an idiotic email promoting rape culture to sex writer and educator, Lux Alptraum. She posted the clumsy email, sent by Andy Signore of Break Media, on her Tumblr. He says he is “oddly proud” of a new ScreenJunkies episode, though it “takes a turn for the rapey.”
He proceeds to ... Read More
Posted by: Maggie Carr
in Music Stuff
on Dec 04, 2012
Sosan Firooz, the first Afghani female rapper, has recently been hit with a spate of menacing text messages and phone calls demanding that she stop performing. “If your daughter appears on TV again,” one caller said to her mother, “we will cut off your head.” This seems nuts—but considering recent news from her home country, it doesn’t seem impossible. Sosan, 23, performs with her hair ... Read More
Posted by: Brittany Houlihan
on Dec 03, 2012
Well, this is terrible: two men have been arrested by Afghan police due to allegations of beheading a 15-year-old girl after her father turned down a marriage proposal.
The young girl was allegedly attacked while she was walking home with drinking water for her family. “Our investigation shows those who killed her were people who wanted to marry her,” a Kunduz province police official told the BBC. The two suspects were ... Read More
Posted by: Erika W. Smith
on Nov 14, 2012
A recently published study on violence against women found that the mobilization of feminist movements is more important in stopping violence against women than the wealth of nations, left-wing political parties, or even the number of women in politics.
The study, conducted over 40 years and in 70 countries, is the largest study on violence against women ever conducted. It found that feminist movements were the first to bring ... Read More
Posted by: Amy Bucknam
on Aug 23, 2012
Jaws dropped across the world after Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's “legitimate” rape comment was made public. The outrage was palpable, and among those speaking out is Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist Eve Ensler.
She addressed an open letter to Akin through The Huffington Post in which she wrote, “You used the expression ‘legitimate’ rape as if to imply there ... Read More