Category: Gender Violence

Karima Bennoune: The Women’s Court

From 1991 through 2001, a series of conflicts, including the Bosnian War, were fought on the territory of the Former Yugoslavia. During that time, ethnic, sexual and economic violence against women was rampant and rape was used as a tool for “ethnic cleansing.”

Danica Jorden: In Argentina and Mexico, “Not One Less” Means Every Woman’s Life Matters

Women’s rights activists in Argentina have revived the slogan that began in Mexico in response to the mass killings of young women in Ciudad Juárez

Christopher Zumski Finke: Why You Need to Know About a Gross Thing Called #GamerGate—And the Women Who Fight It

In the past few months, the hashtag #GamerGate has become a banner flying over America’s current confrontation over feminism, male privilege, and cultural expression

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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