Category: Gender Violence

Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig: The Personal and the Political

Individual narratives have their place in progressive struggles, but Rolling Stone’s controversial article shows why they have to be wedded to a wider analysis

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Preeti Kaur: India: Sterilization, Development, Population Control and Discrimination

Tragic deaths of 15 sterilized women in India reveal pervasive discrimination and inhumane family planning policies

Dahlia Lithwick: The University of Virginia Finally Confronts Its Rape Problem

The confidential sexual assault investigation system has failed

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Badri Raina: The Broom and the Scalpel: India’s Cleanliness Campaign

An ancient Indian saying has it “where women are respected, there the gods have their abode.” Well, that place surely is not India

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Liliana Segura: No, We Don’t Need a Law Against Catcalling

It would be hard to imagine a more sweeping way to invite and reinforce racist notions of criminality than by telling people that every unwanted intrusion in public is a potential crime

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Rebecca Solnit: Feminism: The Men Arrive!

Hooray! Uh-Oh!

Alyssa Figueroa: Why College Students Are Carrying Mattresses

Thousands of students are taking part in the National Carry That Weight day of action

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Linda Gordon: Immigrant Women and Violence

U.S. policy toward undocumented immigrants damages women in many ways—by separating them from children, by leaving them without support, by making it harder for them to earn for their families

Laura Finley: Sexual Assault is Men’s Problem

Given that 78 American colleges and universities are now being investigated by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, it is clear that the same-old strategies that focus on women’s behavior are not effective

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Yesenia Barragan: Even Your Silence Won’t Protect You

Only organizing can end the patriarchal rule of sexual harassment on our streets and in our communities

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