Rape, rape culture and the problem of patriarchy by Robert Jensen By the end of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, two key questions were on the table for those who not only are aware of rape but would like to end men’s violence against women. First, do we live in a rape culture, or is rape perpetrated by a relatively small number of predatory men? Second, is rape a clearly definable crime, or...read more
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Congolese Men Launch A Feminist Group Two dozen men in the Democratic Republic of Congo have launched a group to fight for women’s rights in the region, which has been called the worst place in the world to be a woman. “Women’s rights don’t just affect feminist movements,” the members of V-Men Congo said in a statement announcing the group’s formation. “The stakes...read more
WATCH THE FILM ABOUT THE FILM ONE BILLION RISING [9 minutes, 10 seconds] is directed by Eve Ensler and Tony Stroebel, with activists in 207 countries, and is produced by Eve and V-Day. SHARE The One Billion Rising short film is the perfect tool to gain momentum and galvanize your communities to RISE, RELEASE and DANCE on 14 February! SHARE your thoughts about the film, take photos at your...read more
Media Watch is concerned that the current “he said, she said” discussion going on between a parental figure and a daughter is seen as unworthy of news coverage. We believe that it will take men and women working together to bring about an end to rape and child sexual abuse. Sexual violence is a choice, mostly men make. We need more courageous survivors speaking out. . . not less....read more
The “Rush” for the exits at Rush Limbaugh’s new home in New York City–Clear Channel’s WOR AM–continues, as advertisers who have long run ads on this radio station object to their brands suddenly being hitched to Limbaugh’s hate wagon. On Friday a Mexican-American Flush Rush volunteer contacted a WOR advertiser called Page Publishing to politely request...read more