BY Jackie Leahy
on Aug 22, 2014
On Tuesday August 26th at 7pm, nine famous comedians will raise money and awareness to help fight violence against women. Because DUH!
Hosted by the Gotham Comedy Club in NYC, the event is presented by comedian Dean Obeidallah and global human rights group, Breakthrough. Obeidallah will perform alongside Todd Barry, Ted Alexandro, Wali Collins, Dean Edwards, Rob Paravonian and Ritch Duncan, Adam Wade and Pete Dominick.
The event is almost sold out so buy a ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Aug 18, 2014
It was nearly three months ago when 22-year-old Elliot Rodgers posted a frightening video on YouTube detailing his plan to “annihilate” women before viciously murdering two female students, four male students, and ultimately himself, at the University of California at Santa Barbara on May 23. The tragedy ignited national debates over gun control and mental health in the U.S. But the bulk of the discussion, facilitated by women under the ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Aug 01, 2014
Domestic violence. It is an unbelievably complicated issue. It seems like it should be easy—if you are being abused, leave your abuser—but it’s not.
Approaching abuse with that attitude is called victim blaming; it places the responsibility for resolving an abusive situation on the victim of the abuse, rather than holding the abuser responsible for his/her/zir actions.
Ending an abusive relationship is complicated. The ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 26, 2014
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was caught on camera, dragging the unconscious body of his girlfriend Janay Palmer out of an Atlantic City casino elevator. In the video, Palmer is limp, and though Rice tries repeatedly to prop her body up, she continues to fall to the ground.
Now he has been suspended for two games. I’m sorry, what? Two games? That is an insultingly brief suspension!
The NFL maintains that the punishment is, in fact, ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jun 03, 2014
A small grove of mango trees lies at the edge of the village of Katra, offering shelter from the harsh sun of the north Indian plains. For for two young girls, found repeatedly raped and hanged with their own headscarves in the early morning hours of May 30th, that sanctuary offered only isolation for their brutal assault.
Women in New Delhi protest against the gang-rape of two teenage girls in Uttar Pradesh
The girls, two cousins whose ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on May 27, 2014
Elliot Rodger, 22, killed seven people - including himself - this past Friday, during a drive-by shooting (in addition to killing his roommates while they were in their apartment). It all took place in Isla Vista, Calif.; a nearby neighborhood of UC Santa Barbara. Most victims were students of the university.
Now, in the wake of this tragedy, it is important to ask why this happened.
While many attribute the shooting to conservative gun laws and ... Read More
For your consideration: "The Domestic Anti Nag Gag," a soccer ball-shaped device that promises to silence women and allow men to live their lives free of pesky female requests. The English branch of international clothing store River Island recently came under fire for selling this shockingly inappropriate item. Consumers were outraged when they saw the gag pop up on the brand’s website; among those offended was actor Jenny Bede, who promptly shared her ... Read More
The answer to the question “If women knew how to behave, there would be less rape: agree or disagree?” seems painfully obvious, but in a world dominated in part by victim-blaming and rampant rape culture, a tragic number or global citizens are inclined to select “agree.” A recent survey by the Institute of Applied Economic Research in Brazil revealed that 58.5% percent of those interviewed (both male and female) agreed with the ... Read More
The Canadian city of Winnipeg is referred to as The Heart of the Continent. Not only is it located at the exact center point of North America, but it is undeniably a place with a lot of heart. To give you an idea of the elements that folks living in this Prairie city endured this winter, just check out the news coverage of this year’s chilling polar vortex. While many were grumbling and hustling from indoors to underground with frozen toes in a number of ... Read More
BY Genevieve Bleidner
on Jan 01, 2013
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 male companion were taking ... Read More