Category: Gender Violence

Kevin Powell: Why one activist thinks we need a men’s movement

About a year ago, I began a quiet one-year residency at a prestigious American university, invited because there were endless allegations by female students about rape and other forms of sexual assault by fraternity members and male athletes on campus. School administrators were red-faced and eager for outside help. My task: work with young men Read more…

Pamela D. Palmater: Canada Is in a Crisis of Epic Proportions

Indigenous peoples, the environment and basic human rights and freedoms have all been sacrificed under Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government

Vanessa Vargas Rojas: Revisiting a Dark Episode in the Life of Pablo Neruda

Forty-two years since the death of Pablo Neruda, revisiting the interpretation of an obscure episode the poet described in his book of memoirs, “I Confess That I Have Lived,” in which he himself is the author of a rape. The figure of the poet Pablo Neruda has never been free from controversy. Nobel prizewinner for Read more…

Vincent Emanuele: The War Against Women: College Campuses and American Culture

For decades, women around the world have resisted patriarchy and the culture and institutions that produce it. But where are their allies?

Editors of SinEmbargo: Mexico: “We Are the Problem Because We Disturb Both the Government and the Narcos”

Here we are all the problem, disturbing both the Government and the narcos; we’re faced with repression on two fronts, the legal and the illegal

Ezequiel Adamovsky: “Ni una menos”: Feminism and Politics in Argentina

A historical national-wide demonstration in Argentina marks a turning point in the development of a feminist movement and is likely to affect local politics

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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