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This Billboard Wants You To Throw Rocks At Girls…

So, before we begin, let's just start off by saying that joking about violence against women (or anyone, really) is NEVER OK. We all got that? Good. In infuriating news today, Spicer-Greene Jewelers in Asheville, NC thought it was a brilliant idea to advertise their jewelry with a giant billboard (above) that reads: "Sometimes, it's ok to throw [...]

'Sometimes, it's ok to throw rocks at girls': N.C. jewelry store slammed for billboard

A North Carolina jewelry store is under fire for a controversial billboard that critics say makes light of violence against women.        

Least Creative Thing Of The Day: This Billboard Urges You To "Throw Rocks at Girls"

A jewelry company thought it was appropriate to put up a billboard with a joke about violence against young women. Twitter disagreed. A jewelry company thought it was appropriate to put up a billboard with a joke about violence against young women. Show More Summary

What Trump’s Budget May Mean for Violence Against Women Programs

Though the president has only released a blueprint of his plans to fund the government, programs that help abuse survivors are on the cutting block. The post What Trump’s Budget May Mean for Violence Against Women Programs appeared first on Rewire.

House of Commons gender-based violence report to address ‘rape culture’

The report from the committee on the status of women will also tackle violence against women on university campuses and online harassment The post House of Commons gender-based violence report to address ‘rape culture’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Activists Rally Across the Country to End Violence Against Trans Women

Today is a national day of action to bring attention to the murders of trans women of color.

Members of Congress Urge Sessions to Investigate Violence Against Trans People

Democrats in Congress are calling on the Trump administration to tackle violence against transgender women of color, following a string of murders in January and February. In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, six representatives—including Rep. Show More Summary

GOP Congressman Tells Man To 'Shut Up' During Town Hall

A Republican congressman from Texas told a constituent at a town hall to “shut up” after being pressed on his lack of support for legislation to help combat violence against women. During a town hall last weekend, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) was asked why he had not supported measures to protect women from violence. Show More Summary

GOP Rep. Joe Barton Tells Constituent to ‘Shut Up’ in Heated Town Hall

last weekNews : Mediaite

Barton responded dryly saying he believed the matter of violence against women was a state and not a federal issue, eliciting a mixed reaction from the audience. The jeers, however, were certainly more vocal.

‘You, sir, shut up’: GOP congressman demands constituent stop complaining about violence against women

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) told a man to shut up after he disagreed with the congressman’s vote against the Violence Against Women Act. At a rowdy town hall in Frost, Texas last week, one constituent asked Barton to work with Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) to sponsor legislation combating violence...

Trump's New Muslim Ban Blames Islam For Violence Against Women. Advocates Aren't Impressed.

WASHINGTON ? President Donald Trump often tries to justify his extreme suspicion of Muslims by arguing that they threaten Americans ? particularly women. Trump likes this argument so much that he incorporated it into official policy, in his executive orders on refugees and citizens of Muslim-majority countries. Show More Summary

In Photos: Toronto’s International Women’s Day March

Marchers raise issues including childcare, racism, queer and trans rights, poverty, and action on violence against women. Thousands of Torontonians gathered at King’s College Circle to march in support of International Women’s Day. Toronto...Show More Summary

Women Loving Women and Violent Masculinity: Examining Willow, Tara and, Oz

Even before I came to identify as a lesbian and started paying attention to and identifying violence against LGBT women, New Moon Rising me uncomfortable. The post Women Loving Women and Violent Masculinity: Examining Willow, Tara and, Oz appeared first on Rogues Portal.

Fearing deportation, undocumented domestic violence victims are abandoning claims against abusers

Fearing Donald Trump’s Deportation Force, four undocumented domestic violence victims in Denver have abandoned their claims against their abusers. Denver  City Attorney Kristin Bronson told Slate that because the women are no longerShow More Summary

Women Across the World Walk Out and Unite Against Violence, in Spite of Police Arrests and Harassment

Click here for reuse options! Global actions oppose violence against women, from neoliberalism to workplace harassment. On March 8, people took to the streets, walked out of work, and wore red to show solidarity in cities and towns across...Show More Summary

Photos: A look at International Women’s Day marches around the world

2 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

A woman holds a placard during a rally on March 8, 2017 for gender equality and against violence towards women on International Women’s Day in Kiev, Ukraine. Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters. On International Women’s Day, women around...Show More Summary

International Women’s Day Is Celebrated Around the World

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People marched to abolish the gender pay gap, to combat violence against women and girls, and to support reproductive rights.

Rio renames airport after women's rights activist

Rio de Janeiro's main airport said Tuesday it will mark International Women's Day by temporarily changing its name in honor of a prominent activist against domestic violence, Maria da Penha. The international airport currently namedShow More Summary

Will Tracking 'Honor Killings' Help Victims of Abuse?

President Trump has ordered agencies to report “acts of gender-based violence against women … by foreign nationals." Advocates and mental-health practitioners are skeptical.

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