Cheers for Thailand and Jeers for Jerry Seinfeld.
Or, as Kim has named it, Tampa 2007. Prime Minister John Howard has announced a sweeping authoritarian plan of managing indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, with the stated purpose of combatting the horrifying rates of child sexual abuse amongst… Read More ›
What about the sex workers?
I want to examine two points I’ve noted are repeatedly raised by anti-feminists, and both ignore certain realities of sex work. The first argument is against the idea that the gender gap in pay either exists, or, if it does… Read More ›
A great post from a survivor of an abusive marriage, addressing the issue of “why do women stay?” and how responses to a survivor are often just victim-blaming instead of true support.
Wheels grinding slowly
Good news from India – a new law gives broad protections to women against domestic violence, specifically including the special violence that results when trying to get a larger dowry payment from the bride’s family. The framers of the new… Read More ›
Wealth and justice in Orange County
The only reason these young men ever came to trial is that they not only videotaped their gang-rape and foreign object assault of their unconscious 16-year-old schoolmate Jane Doe, but they showed the tape to friends at parties to brag of what they’d done.
Can rape be committed under duress?
A disturbing tale on many levels from today’s news: When duress is no argument for rape The assaulted girl in this account was obviously traumatised terribly, and there appears to be no doubt that she was raped and assaulted by… Read More ›