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Islamic State burned a woman alive for not engaging in an ‘extreme’ sex act, U.N. official says

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

Amid all the Islamic State's  atrocities -- its massacres of civilians, its beheading of hostages, its pillaging of antiquities -- the systematic violence the jihadists have carried out against countless enslaved women and girls never...Show More Summary

Man accused of murdering 3 women takes plea deal

2 days agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

Accused serial killer Lucius Crawford, who has a decades-long history of violence against women, will likely die behind bars under a plea deal he took Thursday in Bronx Supreme Court....

Turkish women fight back against domestic abuse

As reports of domestic violence soar, Turkish women believe self-defence classes will empower them.

Egypt's Security Forces Regularly Use Sexual Violence Against Protesters, Detainees: Report

4 days agoNews : Vice News

Testimony from detainees alleges rape and sexual assault against men, women, and children by Egypt's military, intelligence, and police forces as part of an alleged strategy to quash political opposition.

G.R.R. Martin Talks About Sansa’s Wedding, We Talk About Sexual Violence

4 days agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

Sunday night HBO aired the Game of Thrones episode titled “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” to a wash of controversy on the continued violence against women in the show. The audience is taken down a dark path as Sansa experiences first hand the disgusting truth about Ramsay and the depravity of House Bolton. With a history of […]

Surge in sexual abuse by Egypt authorities, report says

Rights group says security forces increasingly using sexual violence against men, women and children with impunity.

Judge Sends 11 Afghan Policemen To Prison Over Mob Killing Of Woman

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The case of Farkhunda has prompted outcry over violence against women in the country. It has resulted in rare sentences. Eight police officers implicated in the case were released.

What Women Need to Know about the Bystander Effect in Men

The problem of sexual aggression toward female students by their male peers is becoming an increasing matter of concern on college campuses. Alcohol is known to be a risk factor in fueling violence against women but new research shows that sexist attitudes greatly compound the dangers.

ASHE SCHOW: Obama, the most sexist President ever? If verbal sleights (or microaggressions) are …

ASHE SCHOW: Obama, the most sexist President ever? If verbal sleights (or microaggressions) are equal to violence against women — and if you’ve been paying attention to the current state of college campuses, they are — then President Obama is one of the worst offenders in modern history, if not ever. Exhibit A: Yesterday, Senate […]

Real or 'Fake,' Violence Against Women is Never Funny

During Game 2 of the playoff series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, the Cavaliers ran an ad depicting a man slamming his girlfriend to the ground when he saw she was wearing a Bulls T-shirt. In the next scene the woman had changed into a Cavaliers T-shirt, was holding an ice bag to her head and said that she was now a Cavs fan. Show More Summary

Cleveland Cavaliers foul out with ad that parodies domestic violence

On Wednesday evening, during a playoff game against the Chicago Bulls, the Cleveland Cavaliers ran a minute-long arena video that made violence against women the punchline in a terrible joke about being a committed fan of the franchise The...Show More Summary

NFL’s epidemic of violence against women continues: 49ers’ Ahmad Brooks accused of sexual assault

A woman reportedly filed a lawsuit alleging the linebacker & another player assaulted her -- what will the NFL do?

Afghan Judge Sentences 4 Men To Death Over Mob Killing Of Woman

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The brutal death of Farkhunda was captured on video and prompted outcry over violence against women in the country. It resulted in a rare conviction. Eighteen other defendants were freed, however.

The $11 Billion Federal Maternity Leave Pay Act

Now that a woman is running for president of the United States, there is sure to be increased media dialogue about women's issues. We should expect to hear more about abortion, pay inequity and violence against women. But the one issue...Show More Summary

Victim-Blaming of Teen Rape Survivors in Cameroon

By Nji Schneider Remi Adams In 1993, the United Nations general assembly defined violence against women as any act of gender-based violence that causes physical or psychological harm to women. Rape, for example, which is by definition...Show More Summary

Michelle Beadle Spoke Out Against Floyd Mayweather on Twitter. Guess What Happened?

2 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Spoiler, everyone: Twitter is a giant sack of shit! ESPN's Michelle Beadle has spoken out against misogyny in the sports world on several occasions, like that time Stephen A. Smith said women who are victims of domestic violence probably brought...

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Human rights group urges not to buy PPV

3 weeks agoSports / Boxing : Bad Left Hook

Floyd Mayweather's history of domestic violence is a major talking point hours away from his huge fight with Manny Pacquiao. Breakthrough, a human rights group that aims to "make violence against women unacceptable," is urging consumers not to buy tonight's Mayweather-Pacquiao pay-per-view, citing Mayweather's extensive history of domestic violence. Show More Summary

Op-ed: Violence Against Trans Women Never Takes a Vacation

While we were sleeping, one trans woman died by suicide and two survived police brutality. Are you — am I — truly awake enough yet to this reality? read more

Take the Racial Justice Pledge

The tragedy of lethal police violence against unarmed black men and women has become all too common. The streets of Baltimore scream with outrage over the death of Freddie Gray. Just two weeks ago, we mourned the death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina. Show More Summary

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