Category: Gender Violence

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Dave Zirin: Here’s What Happens When an NFL Player Beats His Fiancée Unconscious

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was caught on a security camera dragging his unconscious wife-to-be Janay Palmer by the hair, after knocking her unconscious

William Boardman: Rape at College, Then Rape by College

Hobart & William Smith Colleges does a Steubenville

Cherise Charleswell: America’s Campus Rape Policy

Before one even begins to discuss the root causes of rape– the personal motivations, the sociocultural beliefs and practices that may attribute to the act; one has to realize and acknowledge that rape is a brutal act of violence

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Soraya Chemaly: Undercounting Rapes

How Did the FBI Miss Over 1 Million Rapes?: Systematic undercounting of sexual assaults in the US disguises a hidden rape crisis. Earlier this month, a 911 dispatcher in Ohio was recorded telling a 20-year-old woman who had just been raped to “quit crying.” After she provided a description of her assailant, the caller went on to say, Read more…

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Rebecca Solnit: Our Words Are Our Weapons

The Feminist Battle of the Story in the Wake of the Isla Vista Massacre

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Dave Zirin: Pure Poison

The UCSB shooting, Ray Rice and a culture of violence against women

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Laurie Penny: Let’s Call The Isla Vista Killings What They Were: Misogynist Extremism

Why are we denying the existence of a pattern?

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Rebecca Solnit: The Santa Barbara Massacre & Viral Response to Misogynist Violence

“Violence doesn’t have a race, a class, a religion, or a nationality, but it does have a gender”

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Juan Cole: Boko Haram and the Lord’s Resistance Army

The horrific story of the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls from their school in Borno Province, northeastern Nigeria, by the Boko Haram terrorist group has again underlined the problem of violent fundamentalism in Africa

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Robert Jensen: Rape, rape culture and the problem of patriarchy

Why should we fear talking about the socialization process by which boys and men are trained to see themselves as powerful over women and to see women as sexual objects?

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