Category Misogyny

Why the cynical focus on ‘Honour crimes’ won’t combat gender violence in the UK | Media Diversified

This, it went on, is not the case in the ‘less fortunate’ countries of the world (which included India, Sudan, South Africa, and a few other Asian, African and Middle Eastern countries). British women may face violence, Cosmo continued, ‘but we are not dismissed or ignored by the government that is there to protect us […]

Congo hospital sees rise in rape of girls as young as 18 months

Naama Haviv, executive director of Panzi Foundation USA, said 34 infants and young girls from Kavumu had been treated at the hospital in the last two years. “While we’ve seen very significant violence against women and girls in Congo, what’s new and particularly devastating about this crisis is that it is centred in one community. […]

US soldier admits killing family after raping girl | World news | The Guardian

The murders took place on March 12 in Mahmoudiya, 20 miles south of Baghdad. Prosecutors allege that five soldiers stationed at a checkpoint there raped the girl, Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, then burned her body to hide the evidence, and killed her father, mother and six-year-old sister.The alleged ringleader, Private Steven Green, was discharged from the […]

The Justice Department also says Ferguson police tolerated sexual harassment of female officers – The Washington Post

However, tucked away in a footnote toward the end of the report, investigators also described another troubling trend: Evidence suggested that the department, which included very few female police officers, “tolerates sexual harassment by male officers.” While this fact is not given the same attention as the other issues uncovered by investigators, it is offered less […]

Thousands March Across Canada Demanding Justice for Indigenous Women | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

“Increasing deaths of many vulnerable women…still leaves family, friends, loved ones, and community members with an overwhelming sense of grief and loss,” according to the Women’s Memorial March Committee, organizer of the 25th annual event in Vancouver. “Indigenous women disproportionately continue to go missing or be murdered with minimal to no action to address these […]

Canadian woman suing police who locked her in van with sex offender who then raped her – Americas – World – The Independent

The lawsuit, which names the officer involved as well as the local police service and the regional government, claims “a serious lack of professionalism and gross negligence” from the police and seeks $400,000 (£210,000) compensation, CBC Canada reported. According to court documents, the officer from the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) handcuffed the teenager and […]

Cops Say ‘It’s Not Fair’ They Were Forced To Resign After Being Busted For Sexual Abuse of a Minor

The Chief pointed us to a statement released from attorney Blaise Rogers of Gullbert, Box & Worby, LLC, who said he represents Bonynge. It said that the victim was “slightly under the age of 17.” In other words, she was 16. But Steven Bonynge later seemed to want to distance himself from the case, saying, […]

VIDEO: MintPress Gathers Around The Campfire With Female Guerrillas Fighting ISIS

These women, also fully clad in camo, with extra ammunition hanging from green vests, are members of the Women’s Protection Unit (YPJ), an all-women’s Muslim-Kurdish guerrilla militia based in the far north of Syria (termed Rojava by the Kurdish population) known for its staunch fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The […]

#GamerGate: The Anita Sarkeesian Hater That Everyone Hates

The Anita Sarkeesian Hater That Everyone Hates – [Jason Schreier: kotaku longreads] In September of 2013, someone named Celebrinando_Mateus wrote a comment on gaming site IGN. “About GTA V GameSpot review,” that commenter wrote, “The reviewer is a transex. He/She call the game Misogynistic… GTA is a satire. Dark humor! It is sarcastic… I will […]

Harper calls for police investigations, not inquiry, for aboriginal women

But Harper, who is in Whitehorse as part of his yearly trek to the North, says most such cases are addressed — and solved — by the police.He says it’s important to keep in mind that these are crimes.“We should not view this as sociological phenomenon,” the prime minister told a news conference Thursday.“We should […]

Cyber criminals post nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, others – BNO News

Hundreds of photos and several videos emerged on Sunday morning and later in the day when they were posted by an unidentified person to imageboard website 4chan. The stolen images quickly spread on social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook when several of the victims confirmed the photos were authentic.“So 2 to 3 days […]

Police forcibly strip, lock up, pepper-spray Indiana woman VIDEO — RT USA

An Indiana woman plans to sue the Floyd County Jail in New Albany following her lawyer obtaining a video of police officers forcibly undressing her and locking her up, completely naked, in a cell full of pepper spray for seven hours.The woman’s attorney said that it may be a routine procedure at the facility and […]

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