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 […]
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
New report sheds light on alarming trends of domestic violence and street harassment.
It's a moody serial-killer story that is less invested in the cat-and-mouse chase than in who is doing the chasing
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
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.
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. [...]
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
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 […]
$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
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
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 “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
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
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...
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
The Olympic Gold medalist and U.S. Women's goalkeeper was accused of drunkenly attacking her half-sister and nephew last June.
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 ?
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...
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