Why a Day for Girls? â€œWe want to be seen as equals, in the eyes of others AND in our own eyes.” Why a day just for girls? Because girls can save the world. And we deserve a bigger part of it. A Dozen Reasons As girls, we experience inequality in every aspect of our lives. There are a billion reasons why we need the Day of the Girl, but letâ€™s start with just a dozen (all are...read more
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Left photograph is of David Albert Mitchell, who is being arrested for rape and battery of a 73 year-old woman who photographed his public sexual behavior in Central Park. Challenging men’s anonymity around sexual abuse remains a hurdle that must be overcome before women will have personal freedom. We must continue to challenge men’s so-called “right” to 24 hour access to...read more
Your Rapist Is Your Work Supervisor? It should be no surprise that on Americaâ€™s farms, many women are treated as less than human, since not even the government sees them as worthy of respect under the law. There arenâ€™t many jobs in the U.S. that are tougher than farmwork–spending the day picking crops under a sweltering sun, earning just enough to survive, jumping from one...read more
This is an excellent piece about our need for rape law reform and the importance of discussions prior, during and after sexual encounters. Thanks to Michelle J. Anderson, Dean of CUNY Law School for this document. NegotiatingSex Share on Facebookread more
Pregnancy, Sexual Congress and the (In)Visibility of Men Wednesday, 04 April 2012 00:00 By Ellen Dannin, Truthout | Op-Ed Now you see men. Now you don’t. When it comes to being an expert on birth control and women’s sexuality, men are apparently the experts, the go-to guys. Men are twice as likely as women to be pundits on birth control on cable news, and men were the sole panelists...read more