Category: Gender Violence

Darnell L. Moore: While We Focus on Shootings, We Ignore Victims of Police Sexual Assault

We must insist that violence against women matters because women’s bodies and sexual autonomy matter — despite an apparent insistence they don’t

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Justin Podur: We are all Farkhunda

What occurred was a sustained mobilization exponentially larger and more powerful than the gang of misogynists who murdered her

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Julia Evelyn Martínez: Motherhood Is A Right, Not A Duty

In patriarchally-based societies, motherhood is no longer a right but an obligation

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Ann Jones: “Farkhunda is Our Sister”

A “Martyr,” a Murder, and the Making of a New Afghanistan?

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Vijay Prashad: General Strike of the Rich Alumni

We dissent too little. We accept too much. We allow our institutions to treat students like customers and consumers and not citizens

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Linda Gordon: Anti-Woman Terrorism

The proper definition of terrorism, often forgotten, is not only inflicting violence on civilians but doing so in order to intimidate, frighten and coerce others into conformity to the values of the terrorists. When the 19th-century Russian anarchist terrorists assassinated Tsarist agents, they did so in order to make others less willing to serve the Read more…

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Badri Raina: India’s Daughter: the Ugly Truth

The rapist/murderer was saying that he in fact represents the dominant male Indian opinion and, indeed, struck a blow on its behalf

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Linda Gordon: Anti-Woman Terrorism

We need more public discussion of the woman-hating and of how—short of censorship—to combat it

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Zehra Doğan: Êzîdî women’s journey of pain and resistance

While images of Êzîdî women in the media have largely portrayed them as voiceless victims, the stories of the hundreds of women who have escaped or resisted Daesh attacks remain less widely told

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Chris Hedges: ‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

The abuse inherent in pornography goes unquestioned in large part by both men and women

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