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By Mary on July 1, 2011
Trigger warning for medical and sexual violence.
Graeme Reeves has been convicted of indecent assault of two patients and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on another, and sentenced. Survivor Carolyn DeWaegeneire condemns his sentence.
By tigtog on June 29, 2011
I choose my radio station in the car for its mix of mostly music and very few ads. Which is why it was most irritating, in the short space of listening time involved in the train station run, to hear today’s host…
By tigtog on June 28, 2011
So when you see our middle fingers up in all of our pictures, now you know the motivation. It’s all we can do to stop images of a newborn baby from being printed without our consent. Can you imagine a world where they would blur out our middle finger to protect a “consumer” over blurring out an innocent child to protect their integrity and privacy?
By tigtog on June 27, 2011
Lately in (some of) the USA: Stillbirth while a drug addict? Stillbirth following a suicide attempt? Well, you’re a murdering bitch.
By tigtog on June 21, 2011
Aaaaand this is why I love Kudelka.
By Mindy on June 19, 2011
Juneteenth is celebrated every 19 June. Happy Juneteenth to all our bloggy friends celebrating today (ish allowing for time differences).
By blue milk on June 17, 2011
Best of luck to the Saudi women drivers and their supporters today. (You can follow this extraordinary campaign on twitter at #Women2Drive).
By Mary on June 17, 2011
Survivors Mel Hughes and Kate Ravenscroft are creating a zine by survivors of sexual assault for survivors of sexual assault: We Will Not Go Quietly.
They’re looking for a huge range of submissions, preferably by 31 July 2011. For more information, see their website We Will Not Go Quietly.
Posted in arts & entertainment, gender & feminism, social justice, violence | Tagged activism/charity, call for submissions, disability, parenting, rape, sexual assault, sexual violence, zines | 3 Responses
By tigtog on June 15, 2011
Bachmann, 55, believes her country needs to be reclaimed from a socialist president, a gay mafia, and treasonous liberals, responsible for, among other things, robbing Americans of the freedom to choose their light bulbs.
By Mindy on June 15, 2011
Why does the myth that a woman can consent to sex while asleep still persist? Why should it matter that the man rapist may not have been aware she was asleep. If she has pushed you away twice when she was awake, and she hasn’t clearly said “Yes, I want to have sex with you”, [...]
By tigtog on June 13, 2011
Now the regime is going to be able to cast everything MacMaster wrote about what was happening in Syria as pure fiction, and real people who trusted Arraf have been endangered.
By tigtog on June 12, 2011
Does a single one of you have the guts to forego predictable titillation and let the public know the truth about Slutwalk and the hundreds and hundreds of other women and male and queer allies who will be marching in non-skimpy wear, and why they are there? Or will it just be more sad head-shaking misrepresentation from your pundits?
By tigtog on June 8, 2011
Yes, and so does my friend’s dog.
By Lauredhel on June 6, 2011
Cancer doctors are on a collision course with a Catholic health organisation over new religion-based rules which prohibit them recommending contraception to patients taking a drug derived from thalidomide, which can cause severe birth defects.