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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27. 09. 2014
feminism - VAW - (c) Andriy Bashtovyy

“Those three problems — women being threatened, women being pressured to change…

Those three problems — women being threatened, women being pressured to change their own behavior to avoid sexual assault, and women being told that they don’t deserve protection unless they stay pure and...

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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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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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14. 06. 2014
End Sexual Violence in Conflict: An interview with Women for Women International

End Sexual Violence in Conflict: An interview with Women for Women International

The recent sexual violence in conflict summit has brought about a welcome and renewed discussion of this issue. Below, Jude Wanga speaks to Carron Mann, Women for Women International UK‘s Policy Director, for Feminist Times....

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25. 05. 2014
The fear of reprisal: What happens if you stand up to harassment?

The fear of reprisal: What happens if you stand up to harassment?

I marched – or waded – over and promptly informed the three men that I would rather sew myself up and remain sexless for the rest of my life than have relations with...

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17. 05. 2014
#grabbed:  ‘Women are taught to accept it and not to protest.’

#grabbed: ‘Women are taught to accept it and not to protest.’

A man once #grabbed me, in the crotch, as I hobbled down a busy street with my broken foot in plaster. In daylight. Never been so angry. — Amy Davies (@Amy__Turtle) May 10,...

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27. 04. 2014
feminism - (rape culture) take rape seriously

“If you kill a person, you’re a murderer. If you steal, no one would hesitate to call you a thief

If you kill a person, you’re a murderer. If you steal, no one would hesitate to call you a thief. But in America, when you force yourself on someone sexually, some people will...

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28. 03. 2014
We can't ban pornography – but we do need to stop children accessing it

We can't ban pornography – but we do need to stop children accessing it

This is not about banning pornography, but protecting children from harmful and often degrading representations of sex and desire. On the Guardian: Today the Authority for Television on Demand (Atvod) published research telling...

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27. 03. 2014
@PlanetCath Responds to Report on Police Failings (with tweets)

@PlanetCath Responds to Report on Police Failings (with tweets)

@PlanetCath Responds to Report on Police Failings (with tweets). Storify..

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26. 03. 2014
#Rapecultureiswhen Trends and Twitter Gets Schooled

#Rapecultureiswhen Trends and Twitter Gets Schooled

We already had to stand up and support that rape culture is a real thing this week and not a product of “female hysteria” this week. Now, thanks to Zerlina Maxwell‘s #rapecultureiswhen, we’ve discovered there...

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23. 03. 2014
“When I was about 15, I was beaten up by a younger girl and feared going back to school…

“When I was about 15, I was beaten up by a younger girl and feared going back to school…

When I was about 15, I was beaten up by a younger girl and feared going back to school because of bullying. Soon afterwards I met a 20-year-old who was in a gang....

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23. 03. 2014
Girls in gangs leading desperate lives, says report

Girls in gangs leading desperate lives, says report

Girls in gangs are leading “desperate lives” in which “rape is used as a weapon and carrying drugs and guns is seen as normal”, a think tank has said. The Centre for Social...

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18. 03. 2014
“Rapists are not merely men with heightened libidos…

“Rapists are not merely men with heightened libidos…

Rapists are not merely men with heightened libidos; they are men who seek to possess and control, and sex is the weapon they wield—not the ends, but the means. To think that rapists...

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11. 03. 2014
How Sexually Violent Language Perpetuates Rape Culture and What You Can Do About It

How Sexually Violent Language Perpetuates Rape Culture and What You Can Do About It

Have you ever noticed how violent our language is? Even when we aren’t even talking about anything inherently violent itself? We tell people to “go f*ck themselves” when we’re angry. We’ll “tear you...

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09. 03. 2014
Violence against women: an EU-wide survey: main results report

Violence against women: an EU-wide survey: main results report

This FRA survey is the first of its kind on violence against women across the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU). It is based on interviews with 42,000 women across the...

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11. 02. 2014
Why naked pictures aren’t harmless

Why naked pictures aren’t harmless

A frat flyer featuring naked women contributes to rape culture and objectification, and students are fighting back.  […]  Earlier this week young men at Georgia Tech received an email signed “In luring rapebait” that instructed...

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09. 01. 2014
Why do only 28% of women report serious sexual offences? [video]

Why do only 28% of women report serious sexual offences? [video]

Link: women’s hour. Goverment statistics released early last year reported that 28% of women who are victims of the most serious sexual offences never tell anyone about it. The Rape Crisis movement believe...

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08. 01. 2014
We must enlist men and boys in the fight to end violence against women

We must enlist men and boys in the fight to end violence against women

[…] Men who commit violence against women tend to buy into stereotypical notions of masculinity, including the idea that men should dominate women and have “rights” over women’s bodies. As feminist scholars and...

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