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The Feminist Aesthetic of ‘Happy Valley’

‘Happy Valley’ has magically transformed the crime drama genre by decoupling the violence against women from the suspense that keeps us watching.

Weekend catch-up: Iraq, PNG, nuclear submarines and much more

Bringing together all the longer Interpreter articles you were too busy to read this week. This week the Lowy Institute launched a powerful paper on violence against women in Papua New Guinea. The paper's author, Jo Chandler, also wrote...Show More Summary

Violence against women in PNG: How men are getting away with murder

All photos by Vlad Sokhin. In a new Lowy Institute Analysis published today, Jo Chandler presents a devastating picture of the endemic violence against women in Papua New Guinea and the role Australia can play in supporting local initiatives to address the problem. Show More Summary

How to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls Using Technology and Crowdfunding

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) -- the systemic abuse and enslavement of females -- represents one of the world's greatest moral challenges. In the 20th century, violence against women has been criminalized in the developed world...Show More Summary

Anti-Rape Nail Polish Stumbles Into Ideological Mine Field

Four undergraduate students at North Carolina University came up with a fashionable attempt at preventing violence against women, and stumbled into a broader, fiery debate about rape and how society addresses it The students, AnkeshShow More Summary

Video games can be better: Violence against women isn’t for decoration

More people are playing games than ever before. And it’s not just a numbers thing, it’s a demographics one: There

The Problem With 'The Casual Cruelty' Against Women in Video Games

Violence against women is an ugly reality that's all too common, no matter what walk of life people come from. Yet, video games tend to portray it in only a few cliched ways, to create a sense of environment and tone and cheaply get a reaction out of players. That's a problem. Read more...

Access to Technology for All Women in Turkey

It is no doubt Turkey's women are tech savvy. They're laughing all over social media at conservative ideals and throwing slippers to oppose violence against women in Turkey. Women with access to technology and the know-how are taking...Show More Summary

How Not to Write About Rotherham

Sexual violence against women and girls comes in all skin colours, all languages, all forms of religious belief. One would hope its tacit acceptance by institutions laying claim to the protection of the most vulnerable lies in the distant past. Show More Summary

How games' lazy storytelling uses rape and violence against women as wallpaper

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Anna Sarkeesian's brilliant, crowdfunded Tropes vs Women in Video Games web-series (previously) has a new episode, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 [TW: rape, sexual violence, violence], which expertly dissects the use of violence...Show More Summary

Men: It's time we stand up to violence against women

Obeidallah: Hey guys, bros, dudes: Can we please have an honest conversation about violence against women and-here's the big ask-not become defensive?

Men to Men: Stop Violence Against Women

New Yorkers and silence: they're not exactly BFFs. And as it turns out, when it comes to violence against women, that's a good thing. Recent national and local attention to the epidemic of sexual assault on campuses--including headlines about incidents at Columbia--has shined a new light on the role men can and must play in stopping such violence. Show More Summary

Fifty Shades of mental health disorders

Popular fiction that normalizes and glamorizes violence against women, such as the blockbuster "Fifty Shades of Grey", may be associated with a greater risk of potentially harmful health behaviors and risks, according to a new studyShow More Summary

How Violence Against Women Hurts Men

Jacob Anderson-Minshall talks about feeling like a predator, an enemy, simply by being a man. This has to change. The post How Violence Against Women Hurts Men appeared first on The Good Men Project.

The Film That Made Me... : 'Peeping Tom' Was the Film That Made Me Crush On a Serial Killer

Still via Wiki Commons Let’s preface this with something that shouldn’t need stating: Violence—especially against women—is neither sexy nor alluring. In real life, I find it a total turn-off. On the screen, however, it’s a different matter. Show More Summary

Indian PM urges an end to violence against women

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that India had been shamed by rapes and attacks against women, and called on parents in this deeply misogynistic country to treat their sons and daughters equally in his first speech marking the country's independence from colonial rule.

India's Modi vows to modernise governance

Prime minister also addresses violence against women and unveils financial initiative in first Independence Day speech.

UN Accuses ISIS Terrorists of 'Barbaric' Sexual Violence; Declares Highest Level of Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq

The United Nations has declared the highest level of humanitarian emergency in Iraq and has accused Islamic State militants of carrying out "barbaric" acts of sexual violence against women and teenage boys and girls belonging to Iraqi minorities.

report says too many music videos are racist and sexist

a "Twerkbot" in Basement Jaxx 'Never Say Never' video Women's rights organisations have demanded music industry leaders take heed of criticisms involving "sexist and racist" content in music videos. The End Violence Against Women Coalition, Imkaan and Object have published...

Prostitution ban in Norway successful against human trafficking

Norway's ban on buying sex has reduced human trafficking and has not increased violence against women, as some had feared, a study commissioned by the government said. Following the example of its neighbor Sweden, Norway criminalized...Show More Summary

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