Monthly Archives: March 2011

Father Beheads Daughter’s Rapist

http://thestir.cafemom.com/teen/118256/father_beheads_daughters_rapist_hero

Posted in civil liberties, Culture, Freedom of women, Gender Equality, Gender in Africa, Gender-based violence, Human rights, Sexual assault, Tradition | Leave a comment

Girl executed…for being RAPED!

http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/when-a-girl-is-executed-for-being-raped/  

Posted in civil liberties, Freedom of women, Gender Equality, Gender in Asia, Gender-based violence, Human rights, Patriarchy, Religion, Sexual assault, Tradition | 1 Comment

Stop Sex-Trafficking in Nigeria

 –Leila McInnis Hundreds of thousands of women are taken from their homes every year and forced to have sex for money. Sex-trafficking is defined by the US State Department as “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person … Continue reading

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Female protesters forced to take “virginity tests”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/24/egypt-soldiers-tortured-female-protesters-gave-virginity-tests-following/?intcmp=obnetwork

Posted in Dictatorships, Freedom of women, Gender Equality, Gender in the Middle East, Gender-based violence, Human rights, Political participation, Sexual assault | 1 Comment

Libyan Woman claiming rape faces charges

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/29/libyan-woman-claimed-qaddafi-troops-raped-facing-criminal-charges/?intcmp=obnetwork

Posted in Dictatorships, Freedom of women, Gender in the Middle East, Gender-based violence, Human rights, Rape as a weapon of war, Sexual assault | Leave a comment

Muslim Model Defends Miss Universe Bid

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/12860407 Shanna Bukhari, a 24 year old living in Manchester has recently come under fire for making it to the final selection round for a chance to represent the United Kingdom in the Miss Universe competition. Religious reasons account for … Continue reading

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Zambia Acid Attack

This article tells the story of a 13 year old girl who had acid thrown on her by an older man whom was rejected as a suitor so that she could continue her education. The author discusses how acid crime … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise: Woman claims to have been raped by Qaddafi forces

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/28/parents-attacked-libyan-woman-held-qaddafi-headquarters/

Posted in civil liberties, Dictatorships, Freedom of women, Gender in the Middle East, Gender-based violence, Human rights, Rape as a weapon of war, Sexual assault, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Justices to hear appeal over Wal-Mart gender pay lawsuit

A group of women are suing Wal-mart because they claim that they are getting passed over for promotions and that their pay is less than men at the same level of them.  The lawsuit is making its way to the … Continue reading

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Oh My Goodness, Everyone Must Watch This!

I’ve been trying to find this spoken-word poem for several months now, and have finally located it, hooray!

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