Congressman Johnson, alarmed at violence against women -- and black women in particular -- gave the following speech on the House floor today: [WATCH THE SPEECH HERE] M. Speaker, a few weeks ago I came to this floor and said it felt like open season on black men. Show More Summary
As running back Ray Rice is increasing his efforts to return to the NFL, a national organization working to end violence against women believes it’s time that he got a chance to resurrect his football career. Video of Rice knocking out the woman who is now his wife in a casino last summer brought a […]
The Guardian President Obama continued his diplomatic visit to Kenya Sunday with a speech focusing on gender issues including sexual violence, education and the forced marriage of minors. The president, whose father hailed from Kenya,...Show More Summary
Remember that limited-run TV series that saw a talented filmmaker reconstitute our image of a beloved star by casting them in the story of a detective investigating a mysterious string of violence against young women, an investigation that ended up indicting not just a criminal but also the entire social... More »
Jimbo Fisher faced the music Tuesday morning at the ACC Football Kickoff. Fisher fielded plenty of questions about the recent incidents of violence against women involving former quarterback De'Andre Johnson and indefinitely suspended running back Dalvin Cook. Show More Summary
A poll conducted last year by the Harris Poll confirmed that pro football is the most popular sport in the USA for the 30th straight year. 35 percent of sports fans 18 years and older call the NFL their favorite sport, with MLB over 20 percent behind at only 14 percent of viewers' favorite. Show More Summary
Dozens of Congresswomen and activists demonstrate in Mexico City, in country where six women are killed every day.
Despite the backdrop of two incidents of alleged domestic violence against women by Florida State football players, ACC commissioner John Swofford said Monday he didn’t feel the need to act like “Big Brother” and will...
Raising the profile of Black women killed by police violence, demonstration forces candidates to address racial injustice By Lauren McCauley Demanding that pervasive racial injustice and police brutality against people of color be addressed...Show More Summary
Reflecting the in-custody deaths this week of two young black women, Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman, and the seemingly endless torrent of police violence against black people, Twitter users launched the heartbreaking hashtag #IfIDieInPoliceCustody on Thursday night. Sandra Bland, 28, was moving...
Boys Do Cry: Hatred and fear of transness and femininity undergird most gender-based violence, so protecting trans women will help protect us all. read more
This blogaround brought to you by pants.Recommended Reading:Shena: [Content Note: Violence against women] Outrage Erupts in Argentina over Brutal Murders of WomenRagen: [CN: Fat hatred; diet talk] Even If Weight Loss Would Solve Every...Show More Summary
The following is a guest post from Hera Hussain. Hera is the Founder and CEO of CHAYN, a UK-based open source gender and tech project that builds platforms, toolkits and runs hackathons to empower women facing violence & the organisations supporting them. Show More Summary
Boys Do Cry: While we must continue putting violence against trans women in the forefront, trans male survivors also need space to speak out. read more
The biggest problem facing Florida State football right now isn't figuring out how to win the ACC or reach the college football playoffs for a second consecutive year. After two high-profile incidents bookended this week, it seems the...Show More Summary
The following is a guest post from Hera Hussain. Hera is the Founder and CEO of CHAYN, a UK-based open source gender and tech project that builds platforms, toolkits and runs hackathons to empower women facing violence & the organisations supporting them. Tara is a 26-year-old aspiring computer engineer based in Oman. Show More Summary
Psychiatrist Keith Ablow, a member of the “Medical A-Team” at Fox News, says allowing girls to participate in extracurricular activities traditionally reserved only for boys perpetuates a culture of violence against women, Media Matters reports. On Fox and Friends Wednesday, Ablow shares his...
America won against Japan 5-2 last night; in other news, Edomex is losing two women a day to violence and kidnappings, beer enthusiasts are waking up to craft beer’s sexism problem, and French erotica magazine L’imparfaite views sex sociopolitically.
While the supreme court victory on gay marriage sparked celebrations, the lives of transgender individuals – particularly black trans women – remain in danger Advocates for transgender rights are hoping that last week’s historic US supreme court ruling on gay marriage will pave the way to renewed...
New York, NY (CFAM/LifeNews) — A UK-based advocacy group received high-level news coverage this week with a survey claiming that “women’s rights defenders” are facing increasing threats in their efforts to end violence against women and girls. However, the only evidence they provided was a poll of only 47 unnamed activists, with highly subjective questions. […]