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Why there's so much sexual violence in 'Game of Thrones,' according to a television executive

LONDON — A top television executive has fended off suggestions that Game of Thrones uses violence against women as character development.  SEE ALSO: People will always have a problem with TV rape scenes — and that's a good thing In a...Show More Summary

Actress Amber Heard Donates Millions to Support the ACLU and Its Work Fighting Violence Against Women

The ACLU’s Executive Director Anthony Romero comments on the donation. Actress Amber Heard announced yesterday she will give the American Civil Liberties Union half of her $7 million divorce settlement to support our work fighting violence against women. Show More Summary

Addlebrained Academic of the Week: Pharaonic What?

(Steven Hayward) Of course there’s an academic journal called Violence Against Women (since 1995!), and it offers gems such as this: Pharaonic Circumcision Under Patriarchy and Breast Augmentation Under Phallocentric Capitalism: Similarities and Differences Tamar Diana Wilson, University of Missouri-St. Show More Summary

Amber Heard sends all $7 million from her divorce settlement to charity.

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Amber Heard has donated her full seven million dollar divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to charities to prevent violence against women, People reports. The move makes a strong case against those who have claimed the actress fabricated domestic violence claims against her ex for the money. Show More Summary

Actress Amber Heard Donates Millions to Support ACLU Work Fighting Violence Against Women

The ACLU’s Executive Director Anthony Romero comments on the donation. Actress Amber Heard announced yesterday she will give the American Civil Liberties Union half of her $7 million divorce settlement to support our work fighting violence against women. Show More Summary

Amber Heard -- My $7 Million Settlement Is Fighting Violence Against Women

Amber Heard is giving ALL of her Johnny Depp divorce settlement money to 2 charities. Amber confirmed what TMZ first reported... the settlement amount is $7 million, and she tells us, "The donation will be divided equally between the ACLU,…

Naming Black Women and Girls and the Violence Against Them

Last week, I heard about Rae’Lynn Thomas, a Black trans woman murdered in Ohio by her mother’s ex-boyfriend, and was reminded why it’s important to #SayHerName. As I scrolled down my timelines and feeds, I realized that only other Black women and femmes were talking about what had happened to her. When people who are […]

No Longer Silent: Violence Against Persons with Disabilities is an Issue of Global Human Rights

A 13-year-old Tanzanian boy with albinism lost his arm and several fingers after being attacked by strangers with machetes. Three deaf women in Haiti were brutalized and killed when they decided to stay overnight at a relative’s hom...

Report: UN Peacekeepers Did Nothing as Women Were Raped

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon is launching an independent investigation into allegations that UN peacekeepers did not respond to prevent multiple cases of abuse and sexual violence against civilians and foreigners in South Sudan's capital, reports the AP. The AP this week reported that on July 11, South Sudanese troops...

When It Comes to Threats, Online or on the Campaign Trail, It’s Not Up to Women to ‘Suck It Up’

Threats of violence toward women are commonplace on the internet for the same reason that they are increasingly common at Donald Trump rallies: They are effective at perpetuating violence against women as the norm. The post When It Comes to Threats, Online or on the Campaign Trail, It’s Not Up to Women to ‘Suck It Up’ appeared first on Rewire.

Facebook shuts down 'sexist' group 'Bloke's Advice' after violence against women claims

A controversial Facebook community group 'Bloke's Advice' has been shut down following mounting pressure from the Australian community.  The 200,000-strong group's members were invited to share stories, anecdotes and jovial conversation...Show More Summary

BrainDead Recap: What Would Jack Bauer Do?

A note before we get to tonight's episode of BrainDead: I'm very frustrated by television's over-reliance on violence against women as a plot point — a frustration many other critics share. I'm sure that frustration informed the way I watched this episode, and I really don't care for the fact ... More »

'Porn is Passe': Gang Rape Video Trade Surges in India

As revelations concerning the endemic nature of sexual violence against women in India increase, a perverse business has been noted in the north of the country: that of recording, distributing and selling rape videos filmed on mobile phones by the rapist.

A Wearable HIV 'Trap' Is Helping Women In Africa Guard Against Infection

The discreet device affords women more control over their own bodies and sexual health, even as sexual violence threatens that control.

Watch: A Group of Women Host a Sex Strike to Stop the Gun Violence in Their American Town in New Trailer. Sound Familiar?

Cinema in the past year has seen not one, but two films with the premise of sex strikes against gun violence. The first trailer for the upcoming indie comedy, Is That a Gun in Your Pocket, set in a firearms-obsessed small town in Texas, has been released today. And while it’s very relevant, it also looks similar to another movie […]

HBO Still Doesn’t Have A Good Answer To Its Rape Problem

HBO has a rape problem. The network has been criticized numerous times, for shows that rely heavily on rape and sexual violence against women like “The News Room,” “The Night Of,” and, of course, “Game Of Thrones.” It’s “Game of Thrones,” the gritty fantasy-drama based on George R.R. Show More Summary

7 Life Lessons Our Kids Can Learn from Hillary Clinton's Historic Nomination

You have probably seen the Clinton campaign ad. You know, the one where Donald Trump disparages women, encourages violence against protesters, claims he could shoot up Times Square and his supporters would still vote for him, makes racist comments about Mexicans, and mocks a disabled reporter. Show More Summary

‘Westworld’ Shamed For Sex And Violence Against Women [Video]

As Game of Thrones nears its much dreaded end, HBO is setting up Westworld to take its place and while Westworld is worlds away from Westeros, critics are already drawing comparisons between the two shows. As has been the case with Game of Thrones, Westworld is already showing a propensity for violence against women and... Show More Summary

HBO Gives ‘Game of Thrones’ an End Date, and Resurrects ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

While discussing the demise of “Vinyl” and the coming show “Westworld,” the network’s president of programming also responded to criticism about HBO’s depiction of sexual violence against women.

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