From Alternet by Soraya Chemaly
Remember facts? Remember facts about rape? Because it turns out that a whole lot of people know less than nothing about the subject. Indeed what they think they know is a whole lot of something that is wrong and dangerous to our heath, safety and well-being. Republican Representative Richard Mourdock’s recent “ misspeaking ” is...
Let’s take a look at the impact of decriminalizing prostitution in New Zealand. They have allowed decriminalized prostitution since 2003. Below is a summary of recent news reports on the topic. Please go to original article to read ARTICLE LINKS:
A review of our posted articles (see Get Informed-News-Prostitution-NZ) illustrates what decriminalization of prostitution has done and is...
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...
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...
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...