Category Misogyny

Prescott S. Bush as Treasurer of Planned Parenthood First National Fundrasing Drive—1947

Prescott S. Bush as Treasurer of Planned Parenthood First National Fundrasing Drive—1947 Planned Parenthood fundraising letter of January 8, 1947, lists Prescott S. Bush as treasurer of Margaret Sanger‘s first national fundraising drive. At that time, contraception was against the law in Connecticut, and the state had a large Catholic constituency. In 1950, during Prescott’s […]

U.S. Sergeant Accused of Sexually Assaulting 12 Soldiers | Democracy Now!

A U.S. Army staff sergeant has been accused of sexually assaulting a dozen female soldiers over the past three years. The Washington Post reports Staff Sergeant Angel M. Sanchez could face a court-martial for allegedly using his position as a drill sergeant to threaten victims and, in one case, grabbing a female soldier by the […]

LAPD Cops Kidnap and Sexually Assault Woman

Video of the incident appears to show Nguyen sprawled on the ground with her dress removed from the waist down.The deposition taped last month claims that while the officer who was in the back seat with Nguyen grabbed her left inner thigh and began forcing her legs apart. Nguyen says the officer also grabbed her […]

Jailed Woman Forced To Give Birth In Solitary Confinement, Baby Dies In Cell : Political Blind Spot

… when she began to display obvious signs of labor, left her unattended in a solitary cell while she was obviously in labor, failed to transport her to the hospital for safe delivery, which ultimately caused her to deliver her baby alone in the solitary cell, and resulted in her suffering severe and likely permanent, […]

“I Am Scared to Live in This Country”: Crowd Attacks Women’s Rights Activists in Kyrgyzstan · Global Voices

When the activists were wrapping up the event, a group of about 20-30 men surrounded them. Apparently, these individuals mistook [ru] the Venus symbol displayed on the activists’ stand for a Christian symbol and assumed that the activists were promoting Christianity. Shouting “nationalist and xenophobic accusations” as well as homophobic insults, the men destroyed the […]

Guards May Be Responsible for Half of Prison Sexual Assaults – ProPublica

The report, released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, takes data collected by correctional administrators representing all of the nation’s federal and state prisons as well as many county jails. It shows that administrators logged more than 8,000 reports of abuse to their overseers each year between 2009 and 2011, up 11 percent from […]

Canada accused of hiding child abuse evidence – Features – Al Jazeera English

\”I was given that porridge I got sick on and I had to eat that … And if you don\’t eat, then you\’re going to get beat up some more, and you\’re going to get punished – and if you throw up again you\’re going to have to eat that too, so what choice do […]

Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill – Wikipedia

  The Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill (often called the “Kill the Gays bill” in the media due to the originally proposed death penalty clauses)[1][2][3][4] was passed by the Parliament of Uganda on 20 December 2013 with the death penalty proposal dropped in favour of life in prison. The bill must be signed by the President of […]

Baby ‘Forcibly’ Taken From Womb Sparks Legal Battle: Report

According to the British newspaper, the unnamed Italian mother was staying at a hotel in Essex for work when she became concerned that she lost her children\’s passports and notified police. Her two other children were staying with her mother in Italy at the time. After officers responded, authorities learned the woman has a mental […]

Dangerous Minds | Now might be a good time to talk about Gloria Steinem’s time as a CIA asset…

Currently, Steinem is an honorary chair of Democratic Socialists of America my comrades and former employers. The primary initiator of DSA, Michael Harrington then of the Young People’s Socialist League, was also offered a free trip, but declined. Though he was a socialist, and critical of communism, Harrington refused to go unless he was also […]

The Secret History of CIA Women | Mother Jones

\”You could always tell them by their socks,\” said Meredith, then-deputy chief of the CIAs European Division, about spotting foreign agents. All last names in the document are redacted. She joined the agency with her husband in 1979 as a \”contract wife,\” a spouse sent abroad by the CIA with her agent-husband to provide secretarial-type support […]

El Monte Police Officer Accused of Raping Transgender Woman | NBC Southern California

Roe was crossing Garvey Avenue at Central Avenue map on the way to a friend\’s house between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. when a uniformed El Monte police officer pulled up in a marked patrol car and demanded to know what she was doing, according to the civil complaint.The officer ordered her to lean into […]

Karzai says Taliban no threat to women, NATO created ‘no gains’ for Afghanistan –

Karzai\’s remarks come as the clock is ticking on a so-called Bilateral Security Agreement to be inked between NATO and Afghanistan. If an agreement isn\’t reached, including guarantees that US forces won\’t be subject to Afghan law, all US troops will depart from the country at the end of next year. While there\’s still time […]

Canada wont fund abortion in cases of war rape, child marriage – Politics – CBC News

The Conservative governments position on the matter was unclear last week after it backed initiatives to tackle sexual violence and forced marriages at the United Nations.But Paradis says the governments policy would follow the same logic as that behind Canadas $3-billion G8 funding commitment for maternal and child health — no money should go towards […]

Taking Control: Canada’s Aboriginals Compile Own Database on Missing and Murdered Women –

Two grassroots organizations in Canada, No More Silence and Families of Sisters in Spirit, have teamed up to compile the database, which was launched on September 12. The database will record the date of disappearances and deaths of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. It will hold details such as date of birth, nation, […]

Tunisian women ‘waging sex jihad in Syria’ – FRANCE 24

He did not elaborate on how many Tunisian women had returned to the country pregnant with the children of jihadist fighters.Jihad al-nikah, permitting extramarital sexual relations with multiple partners, is considered by some hardline Sunni Muslim Salafists as a legitimate form of holy war.The minister also did not say how many Tunisian women were thought […]

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