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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Over at The Nation, Victoria Law asks, “In a country that claims to care about women and ending violence against women, why does our legal system mimic the tactics of abusers?” The two Tallahassee police officers who tased an unarmed black woman last September are (finally) being suspended without pay. A new survey out about […]

The NFL Has a Domestic-Violence Problem, But All We Got Was This PSA

Ever since the NFL embarrassingly mishandled the Ray Rice domestic-assault incident this summer, the league has tried to prove it has become enlightened about violence against women. Its latest attempt? A 30-second Super Bowl ad. The...Show More Summary

Infographic: Violence against women in Egypt

New report sheds light on alarming trends of domestic violence and street harassment.

The Interpreter's best of 2014: Collective self-defence, MH17, intervention in Iraq and violence against women in PNG

Throughout the Christmas-New Year break, The Interpreter will be featuring some of its best pieces from 2014. More to come between now and January 12 when The Interpreter will be back for 2015. Japanese collective self-defence: Abe's...Show More Summary

Violence Against Black Transgender Women Goes Largely Ignored

Elle Hearns was hoping to share in the collective pain other black people were feeling during a Trayvon Martin rally in Columbus, Ohio, in April 2012.

U.S. Olympic Soccer Star Hope Solo Suspended From The Team For ANOTHER Incident — Right After Her Domestic Violence Charges Were Dropped!

This does NOT look good for Hope Solo. And unfortunately, it doesn't look good for the U.S. Women's national soccer team either! The 33-year-old goalie only JUST had domestic violences charges against her dropped a little over a week ago, and she's already in trouble again. [ Related: Hope Solo's Domestic Violence Charges Have Been Dropped ] Yesterday, U.S. [...]

Ending Violence Against Women Should Be Common Political Ground

Each year, the American president convenes the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, his cabinet, the Supreme Court, and the American public to report on the state of the union. The speech is forward looking and usually lays out the President's priorities for the upcoming year. This year is different from the last few, though. Show More Summary

Police violence against Black women in Brazil caught on camera

Yesterday around the United States, people took part in direct actions to reclaim Martin Luther King’s legacy from the sanitized celebration that MLK Day has become, and remind our country that Black lives matter. After closing out 2014 — a year filled with a devastating loss of Black life and an inspiring swell to fight […]

The Power of the Feminine Self: Manhood Liberated from Violence Against Women

$86 American dollars. Somewhere near Mosul in Iraq, a Yazidi woman is sold into "marriage" at that price. That is, if she is between 20 and 30 years of age. If she is 10 to 20 years of age, the price is higher, at $129 dollars. The highest price of $172 is reserved for girls up to the age of nine. Show More Summary

This V-Day, Let's Work Together to Prevent Violence Against All Women and Girls

We are representatives of the first all-transgender benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues. In 2004, Eve Ensler supplemented The Vagina Monologues, writing a transgender piece after having intimate conversations with a diverse group of women in our community. Show More Summary

Terrence Howard and Fox CEOs Finally Address the Star’s Alleged Violence Against Women

In November 2014, Bill Wyman catalogued six different occasions on which actor Terrence Howard has been accused of attacking women. The headline of the piece was “Will Reporters Finally Ask Terrence Howard About His Alleged ViolenceShow More Summary

Girls Start to Speak Out About Violence Against Women

Girls Start to Speak Out About Violence Against Women “Studies have shown that up to 46 percent of women in developing countries have experienced at least one episode of sexual abuse in childhood. Most girls in developing countries live in a world completely devoid of safety. In a previous blog I talked about a World Bank study that found that as far as poor […] Identity Theory

Cosmopolitan’s Latest Makeover: Feminism

Cosmo's February Cover Cosmopolitan’s limited edition February cover is a bold and unsettling statement about violence against women. Shot and designed by Leo Burnett, the powerful image of a woman in despair trapped inside of a plastic...Show More Summary

Around Town - One Billion Rising Dance Party and Protest

Fri 13 Feb One Billion Rising is a global campaign to end violence against women. Now in its third year, it aims to unite people from all walks of life through the...

Domestic Violence Charges Against Hope Solo Dropped

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

U.S. Women's National team goalkeeper Hope Solo had both misdemeanor assault charges against her dropped Tuesday, according to the New York Times. Solo was arrested in June, after police responded to a 911 call from her home and found her sister and 17-year-old nephew with visible injuries. Show More Summary

Domestic violence charges against Hope Solo dismissed

The Olympic Gold medalist and U.S. Women's goalkeeper was accused of drunkenly attacking her half-sister and nephew last June.

Reimagining VAWA in Service of Progressive Reform

The year 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  That milestone presented an opportunity to critically reflect on current gender-violence policy, and to build on shared critiques to flesh out an alternative agenda.  In … Continue reading ?

You Can’t Be Serious: Nephew-Beating Soccer Baller Hope Solo Cleared Of All Charges Against Her

Hope Solo Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed Wow, she beat the brakes off of ol’ boy… Via KING5 A Kirkland judge on Tuesday dismissed the domestic violence case against soccer star Hope Solo. The U.S. Women’s National Team goalie a...

The Washington Football Team’s Name Feeds Into Violence Against Native Women

Native American women in the United States experience the highest rates of sexual assault in the country. Some of this is clearly the result of sexualizing and devaluing stereotypes white men are still taught about Native women—including...Show More Summary

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