law

Nazanin saved from execution

Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi has been released! Nazanin is a young Iranian woman who was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death after she stabbed a would-be rapist in self-defence. [old tigtogblog post]. The international awareness raised by the Save… Read More ›

Calling the shade of Golda Meir

Time to haunt another woman-as-cats’-meat reactionary. A Tennessee high-school principal withdrew a teenage student from a weightlifting class where she was the only girl. Why? Because he was concerned that the boys in the class might try to rape her…. Read More ›

Just a word?

Brooklynite offers some thoughts on what civil unions laws in the US will mean for the common language usage of “married”. Two years after the decision: “My friend Kyle got married last weekend.” “What? I thought he was gay?” “Oh,… Read More ›

Thugs on DVD

After yesterday’s initial outrage, prepare for more from today’s story: Students who knew members of the gang involved in the DVD said some were unapologetic and had laughed at the public outrage. Year 9 students at Werribee Secondary College said… Read More ›

Your badge is mine, copper

Via Feministe and Feministing: A 19-year-old prostitute feared that no one would believe her if she said an off-duty Boston police officer kept forcing her to perform sex in his car. So one night, she fled his car with a… Read More ›