Posted by: Fatimah Hameed
in Boob Tube
on Dec 09, 2013
In a campaign to stop violence against women, a new PSA is placing the onus on men to step up and step in when they see lines being crossed by their peers.
Titled "Be That Guy," the 30-second animation was first played at a NASCAR race in mid-November. It shows a race, one of our great American pastimes, where a lot of people are crammed together in a loud public arena to cheer as slightly larger Hot Wheels careen around in circles (growing ... Read More
Posted by: Lindsay Harris
on Aug 19, 2013
Oh hell to the naw! These men went there, so the backlash they are about to receive will not be pretty.
Maybe not so surprisingly, comic creators Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Gerry Conway (The Punisher) have unabashedly inferred that it doesn’t matter how they portray women in their comic creations, because comic books are not for women, anyway.
Right. Because if boys and men enjoy reading unadulterated ... Read More
Posted by: Amy LaCount
on Jun 04, 2013
Between Houston and Dallas rests a bucolic town, Jasper, with elegant pine trees dotting its landscape and a charming nickname, the “Butterfly Capital of Texas.” However, the town is home to some notoriously ugly racial history – in 1998, three white men killed a black man, James Byrd Jr., by chaining him to a pickup truck and driving around until he was pummeled to death by the town's country roads. Just last year, Jasper ... Read More
Posted by: Tess Duncan
on Feb 07, 2013
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, most people are focusing on dinner plans, gifts, and parties. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), on the other hand, proposes a slightly different agenda. Seven out of ten women experience violence at some point of their lives, and UN Women is working to change that. The organization works to end all forms of violence by aiding the passage of ... Read More
Posted by: Lindsey Gentile
on Feb 07, 2013
For the city of San Francisco, Valentine’s Day is not just a Hallmark Holiday. This morning, San Francisco’s District of Attorney, George Gascon declared February 14th, 2013 “One Billion Rising Day,” a worldwide campaign to end violence against girls and women.
“Violence against women is a serious and dangerous crime. Countless women have lost their lives because society turned a blind eye to the violence ... Read More
Posted by: Genevieve Bleidner
on Dec 31, 2012
Trigger Warning: This post contains a description of sexual assault that may potentially be triggering for survivors of assault
The world is mourning for the 23 year-old woman who was brutally beaten and gang raped by 6 men in the Munirka area of Delhi on December 16th. She passed away peacefully after being transferred to a Singapore hospital, and was flown back to New Delhi for a cremation and burial service.
The young woman and a ... Read More
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