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violence against women

Farce

No! Not Funny! Not Even A Little Funny! No!

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:40 PM September 9, 2013
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A sign company that produces auto wraps is selling this sticker for pickup truck tailgates. Apparently in Waco, Texas, hogtied women are amusing.

Analysis

Growing Demand to Stop Gender Based Violence Marks International Women’s Day 2013

by Tanya Domi ● 4:05 PM March 8, 2013
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From the horrific rape of a young Indian woman in Delhi, India to the rapes of US military women in the United States, the world’s citizenry erupts in indignant opposition to the ugly specter of gender based violence that haunts women in every corner of the world

Arts

In Honor of V-Day – If Vaginas Could Bite

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:25 PM February 14, 2013
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Today is V-Day, the day the world focuses on ending violence against women. Toward that worthy goal, I hope you will allow me to present my own whimsical contribution, If Vaginas Could Bite.

Human Rights

A Billion Rising To End Violence Against Women

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:12 PM February 14, 2013
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Today a billion women are rising against violence against women, because “We have no idea what can and will happen when one billion women and the men who love them dance together on the floor of the Mother Earth”

Analysis

India to USA: “I Am Somebody and I Don’t Deserve to be Raped”

by Tanya Domi ● 11:53 AM January 6, 2013
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From New Delhi, India to Steubenville, Ohio, the planet is experiencing an epidemic of violence against women and girls that is intolerable and must be confronted

Actions

On Our Radar – Walk A Mile In Her Shoes – Men March Against Rape

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:05 AM October 28, 2012

Women are born with a treasure between their thighs that some men are willing to commit horrible acts of violence to dominate. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is a high-profile way to make men think about the threat of violence women (and many gay men) face every day of their lives. Today, Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is On Our Radar.

News

Rape: How Many Different Kinds Does The GOP Believe There Are?

by David Badash ● 7:30 AM October 25, 2012
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Richard Mourdock’s “God intended” rape. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape.” Paul Ryan’s “forcible rape.” Why does the GOP classify rape as anything but what it really is?

News

Rumored Romney Running Mate Marco Rubio Votes No On Violence Against Women Act

by David Badash ● 5:49 PM April 26, 2012
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Sen. Marco Rubio, the rumored possible running mate for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney today voted against the Violence Against Women Act.

Civil Rights

Breaking: Senate Passes LGBT-Inclusive Violence Against Women Act

by David Badash ● 5:26 PM April 26, 2012

The U.S. Senate just moments ago passed the Democrat’s version of the bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), including LGBT and other protections.

Bigotry Watch

Sen. Chuck Grassley To LGBT Victims Of Domestic Abuse: You Don’t Exist

by David Badash ● 12:53 PM April 26, 2012
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Chuck Grassley and the GOP are telling LGBT victims of domestic abuse they simply do not exist, in their substitute Violence Against Women Act.

Health

Obama Creates Group On Intersection Of HIV/AIDS And Violence Against Women

by David Badash ● 10:20 AM March 30, 2012
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oday, President Obama announced he has established a Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Girls, and Gender-related Health Disparities.

Bigotry Watch

Tony Perkins: Violence Against Women Act A “Slush Fund” Unfair To Men

by David Badash ● 10:43 AM March 21, 2012
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Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins today called the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) currently under debate in the Senate a “slush fund” that’s unfair to men.

Bigotry Watch

Inclusion Of Lesbians In New Violence Against Women Act Infuriating GOP

by David Badash ● 2:06 PM March 15, 2012
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Republican senators are fighting over expanding the Violence Against Women Act because the new bill would extend the law to cover lesbians in same-sex relationships.

Analysis

What Makes Powerful Men Behave Like Pigs?

by Tanya Domi ● 10:58 AM May 25, 2011
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From Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Arnold Schwarzenegger to John Edwards, women around the world are asking, “What makes powerful men act like pigs?” Columnist Tanya Domi explains.

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