#womenslives: confused why women don’t report sexual assault? Ask Kesha. – @emmaladyrose

From Emma Gray on the Huffpo (emphasis added): On Friday afternoon, a judge ruled against Kesha’s request to be released from her contract with Sony. That contract commits the 28-year-old pop star to making six more albums with the company, and thus links her to a producer she says sexually assaulted her. In 2014, Kesha filed a lawsuit against producer Dr. […]

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#womenslives: “Equally disturbing are rapidly emerging forms of misogynistic cyberhate” – @Dr_AnastasiaP

Anastasia Powell (Senior Research and ARC DECRA Fellow, Justice and Legal Studies, RMIT University) on violence against women and technology. There are some useful stats too, for those who like/ need that sort of thing, and lots and lots of evidence. Federal MP Tim Watts spoke in parliament on Monday about the ways in which new technologies are being used to […]

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#afeministtakeon: Oscar Pistorius: shooting to kill

This is the first article of a three-part series by Ché Ramsden exploring feminist issues surrounding the Pistorius trial, how they intersect and their implications in a South African context. Read part two. Read part three. The series was first published at the time of the original trial and is republished here as the prosecution team appeals to the Supreme […]

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#womensstories: Teenage girl detainments increasing, but not because they’re criminals

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“Girls’ behavioral reaction to sexual abuse and trauma is criminalized, reinforcing the sexual abuse to prison pipeline…. The most common crimes for which girls are arrested — including running away, substance abuse, and truancy — are also the most common symptoms of abuse.” I posted a piece about this issue the other day. Here is another. From bust: We hear […]

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#girlsstories: the sexual abuse to prison pipeline

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From the report: Sasha was raped as a high school student. When news of the rape was circulated in social media, she was ridiculed by her classmates, making it  impossible for her to feel safe at school. Sasha immediately became truant. For six months, Sasha’s mother unsuccessfully appealed to school district administrators to transfer Sasha to a safer school environment. […]

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#todayin: misogyny: “That a secret fraternity is a breeding ground for rape culture is worrisome…

That a secret fraternity is a breeding ground for rape culture is worrisome, but that it’s happening right in our nation’s capital makes that even harder to stomach. According to Erin Gloria Ryan’s research, one of the men in this email chain now works for a “prominent congressman.” Judging by how much rape culture permeates the political scene in the […]

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#todayin: misogyny: “Crying wolf”: Why don’t the police believe women?

On Feminist Times: In December 2012 Naomi Oni was attacked with acid on her commute home from work by a jealous friend. The fear, pain and panic of this horrific attack are difficult to comfortably contemplate. Unfortunately for Naomi, this was only the start of her ordeal. Painful medical procedures, a prolonged hospital admission, and a traumatic police investigation added to her distress. […]

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#todayin: sexism: research: Images of Gender Twenty Years Later: A Content Analysis of Images in Introductory Criminal Justice and Criminology Textbooks

Feminist Criminology, October 2013 issue. Abstract: This research is a content analysis of photographs in 23 introductory criminal justice and criminology textbooks published between 2008 and 2012, replicating the original work of Baro and Eigenberg analyzing changes of gender depictions in introductory criminal justice and criminology textbooks and adding an examination of gendered interaction patterns. Findings support women continue to […]

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In case any of you, like me, couldn’t believe their eyes when they first read this, it is actually all true. Affluenza (the notion that the rich can be forgiven for being feckless and irresponsible because they’re so, well, rich) is A Thing now. I don’t know if that’s the correct definition of the term, by the way, but it might as well […]

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#todayin: misogyny: “Men who buy sex often think that women in prostitution have no right to…

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Men who buy sex often think that women in prostitution have no right to make emotional demands on them. This attitude may free the men from the expectation that they acknowledge or respect the personhood of the woman they buy. “Money displaces the emotions. It frees you from that bond, that responsibility,” explained a man who was interviewed after buying […]

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