23. 10. 2014
feiminism - male violence (isolated indidents) on FB - Roweena Russell

#isolatedincidents

#isolatedincidents. Found: facebook.

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12. 10. 2014
misc. - worldwide strength of barriers to reporting rape (womanstats.org)

No nation, worldwide, without barriers to reporting rape (womanstats.org)

Look at these data (from the WomanStats project) on the strength of cultural barriers to reporting rape worldwide. (Click for larger.) For instance, in Britain, Ireland and the US there are “cultural barriers...

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09. 10. 2014
criminology (feminism) - women in prisons (Eleanor Parker)

Gender and the Meaning of Prison

This is fascinating. It’s striking that so many women (small sample though it is) felt “saved” by prison because it got them away from their abusive partners. Male offenders who have desisted often...

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01. 10. 2014
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One-Third of the World’s Women in Prison Have One Striking Thing in Common

Surprising (perhaps) data from the US on the numbers of women in prison. (Aside: the title of the infographic above is misleading – numerically, yes, the USA seems to incarcerate more women than...

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01. 10. 2014
feminism - (criminology) prison is a feminist issue

Sexual abuse in prisons

From the Howard League, on email. Several links to reports and briefing papers are below. There could be hundreds. There could be thousands. No one can say with certainty how many prisoners in...

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28. 09. 2014
Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

Sunday feminist roundup (28th September 2014)

I missed last Sunday’s round-up because I was busy in that never-rains-but-it-pours way. But here’s this week’s: Where Are the Plays Written By and Starring Women? (newrepublic): “Mel Heslop is stating what is...

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24. 09. 2014
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How Many Women are in Prison for Defending Themselves Against Domestic Violence? (US)

More than you’d think. Maybe. We know Marissa Alexander’s name, but there are countless other abuse survivors behind prison walls whose names and stories we do not know. We actually do not know...

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14. 09. 2014
Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

All else this week: Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry (mca-marines): “Marine Corps infantry is not broken, so let’s not “fix” it. Women should be incorporated into the infantry if...

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10. 09. 2014
On Ray Rice and why it doesn’t matter if she stayed

On Ray Rice and why it doesn’t matter if she stayed

Abuse is a mindfuck. We are made to feel dependent on our abusers. We feel embarrassed and ashamed at what we’ve been put through, what we’ve “put up with,” at the verbal and...

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09. 09. 2014
On Ray Rice and why it doesn’t matter if she stayed

“Domestic” violence: Leaving or Trying to End the Relationship. Some facts.

One of the most frequent questions I hear asked about women in violent and abusive relationships is: “Why doesn’t she leave?”. Below is an excerpt from just one study which has examined intimate partner...

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09. 09. 2014
misc. - rotherham

The Rotherham Report On Child Sexual Exploitation. An Analysis.

Echidneofthesnakes has done a really detailed and astute analysis (part-pasted below) of the Rotherham report on the recent child exploitation cases there. The analysis unpicks the statistics around the abuses, the alleged and problematic links...

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04. 09. 2014
feminism - stop violence against women

When refuges close down the cycle of abuse against women continues

Take note of the terrifying “single day” statistic below (emphasised for ease). Piece on theguardian: On a single day last summer, 155 women with 103 children were turned away from the first domestic...

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02. 09. 2014
criminology - women in the criminal justice system

Addressing the root cause of Rotherham (misogyny and patriarchy)

This is an excellent post on the thefword about the ways in which patriarchal, misogynistic and woman-blaming care and criminal justice systems enabled the Rotheram child exploitation and rape cases to go unreported,...

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02. 09. 2014
Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak Isn't A "Scandal." It's A Sex Crime.

Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak Isn’t A “Scandal.” It’s A Sex Crime.

For those of you wondering if you might as well check out the photos of Lawrence (sure aren’t they there anyway, etc.), think on. These images are not “scandalous” or exciting”, they’re a...

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25. 08. 2014
We Have a Problem With Male Violence, And Everyone’s OK With It

We Have a Problem With Male Violence, And Everyone’s OK With It

On feminspire: I’ve tried a couple times to write this piece. Each and every time I do, it ends up in a semi-comprehensible rant, because why do I even have to say this...

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19. 08. 2014
feminism - rape culture (not an invitation)

The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape

On npr.org: A number of studies, on college campuses and elsewhere, have shown that having friends who support violence against women is a big risk factor for committing sexual assault. Now prevention efforts...

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11. 08. 2014
Porn has changed – for the worse. Even men have noticed

Evidence review: Women and Girls at Risk: evidence across the life course

Via CCJS and LankellyChase Foundation: The full report and the summary of the key messages can be found here: Women & Girls at Risk: Evidence Review Women & Girls at Risk: Key Messages Summary...

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11. 08. 2014
Research article: Sociology of Prison Life

Research article: Sociology of Prison Life

Drake, Deborah H. and Darke, Sacha and Earle, Rod, Sociology of Prison Life (July 14, 2014). Drake, D., Darke, S. and Earle, R., ‘Prison life: Sociologies of’, in Wright, J. (ed.) International Encyclopaedia...

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08. 08. 2014
feminism - (criminology) prison is a feminist issue

The Horrors Endured by Transgender Women in Prison

Piece on alternet: It was Gay Pride weekend in New York City, but the event’s celebratory spirit was absent from Michelle Scott’s tidy second-floor apartment on a leafy street near Brooklyn College. Her...

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08. 08. 2014
Department for International Development’s quarterly Violence Against Women and Girls Evidence Digest

Department for International Development’s quarterly Violence Against Women and Girls Evidence Digest

Linked below is a PDF of the Department for International Development’s quarterly Violence Against Women and Girls Evidence Digest, summarising the latest evidence on drivers of VAWG and what works to prevent it....

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