The West is running a “Leavers’ Diary” in their Blogs section: Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four. It’s a tedious, poorly-written mishmash of “got pissed, got laid, spewed, fuck yeah.” As you’d pretty much expect from Schoolies’ Week…. Read More ›
violence against women
by Mindy, For Battler, and feminist. The ABC news website has details of a new survey up showing that there is still a lot of work to be done to educate boys about girls. A new report has found that… Read More ›
“This young woman [“Caroline”] has cerebral palsy, is wheelchair bound, totally dependant on carers for her personal and daily living activities, and non-verbal. Cognitively very aware, she depends on assisted communication to enable her to communicate … Caroline was sexually… Read More ›
The Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony is about to start.
In all the protests about Tibet and about internet censorship (important issues both), there is an enormous humanitarian crisis in China at risk of getting pushed into the background. That crisis is the systematised, legalised, horrific violence against women and girls.
Through Olympics time, I’m planning to post roundups and linkdumps on a series of these topics. Be warned – they’re all likely to contain triggers.
First up: forced abortion.
I found video of the RSPCA’s new campaign. Some of the ads are fine. Good, even. One of them? Not so much. Violence against women triggers below the cut. (Bad ones.)
Unbelievable. Summary of video: Man playing videogames, phone rings. He eventually answers it. Cut to Woman calling Man, nervously, to tell him she’s pregnant. Man says “oh, no, what are YOU going to do?” Woman says “I’m not sure what… Read More ›