About 200 of the women and girls were said to be visibly pregnant among the hundreds of captives recently rescued in the Nigerian military fight against Boko Haram insurgents.
Performing at the March 2015 Saint Paul Poetry Slam, poet Guante recites his poem “Consent at 10,000 Feet,” in which he explains how wrong it is to suggest there’s a “gray area” when it comes to consenting to sexual activities.
On April 28, a Korean immigrant and domestic abuse survivor named Nan-Hui Jo was sentenced to 175 days in jail and three years of probation after being convicted of misdemeanor child abduction. Now, she faces the threat of deportation and permanent separation from her daughter.
Amy Goodman is joined by civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and former city council president Lawrence Bell to discuss the many reasons Freddie Gray’s death spurred an uprising in Baltimore. Gray, 25, died on April 19 from fatal spinal injuries he suffered while in police custody. [via Democracy Now!]
Poet Brenna Twohy’s recites “Another Rape Poem” at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam in Phoenix, Arizona. [via Button Poetry]
A few weeks ago, I experienced an Internet first: a troll genuinely apologized to me for his behavior. What happened? I called him out by calling in his family members and his peers. By treating him like a human being, instead of an insult machine with a keyboard and Internet access.
Advocates are pushing for enhanced charges and new research on strangulation to put more rapists behind bars.
Nigerian activists and citizens are demanding more action as the country marks the one-year anniversary of the abduction of more than 200 teenage school girls.
Less than 5 percent of domestic violence shelters nationwide house pets. But a real need exists for more: Survivors often delay leaving abusive situations because they fear their companion animal would be harmed or killed.
From martial arts to nail polish that detects date rape drugs in drinks, women are bombarded with things that supposedly will stop them from getting raped. But why is the responsibility on women to protect themselves? YouTuber Anna Akana is “tired of being responsible for not getting raped,” and says the onus is on criminals to learn not to rape, not on the potential victims to learn how to not get raped.