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Rape, Violence, Abortion? Radical Right Says its All Your Fault

The radical right’s position of “no exceptions” for abortion is consistent with the view that women are chattel, their rights unimportant, and their bodies objects to be controlled by men and the state.

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Why Is Iran Still Stoning Women for “Adultery?”

As of this writing, Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, age 43 and mother of two children, was slated to be buried up to her chest so Iranian men could throw medium sized rocks at her as a punishment for alleged adultery, a ritual act called stoning.

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Gary and His Guys: Anti-Choice Masculinity Passion Play

As men and women move closer to equality, the traditional gender-inequality holdouts are positioning themselves as the ones who will “make men, men again.”

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Communal Responses To Violence: The Puerto Rican Day Parade Controversy

The Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City has been under scrutiny because the “godfather” of the Parade, Osvaldo Rios, has a history of violence against women. What is the best community response to such violence?

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Not Even Close: Efforts to Fight Violence Against Women are Missing the Target

The root cause of violence against women is that our society allows violence against women and young girls to go unpunished. If we truly want to stop violence against women, stricter polices for those perpetrating women would be put into place telling men that any act of violence against any woman is not okay. Our silent acceptance of violence against certain cohorts of women must be addressed if real change is to occur. 

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And…Tell Me Why Governor Paterson is Staying in Office?

NY Governor David Paterson will not run for election, but will stay in office for nearly another year, because, he contends, he has not “abused his office.”  I guess that depends on what your definition of “abuse” is.

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Conservative Political Conference Stunt Makes Joke of Violence Against Women by Using “Pelosi Pinata”

CPAC thinks whacking a Nancy Pelosi pinata is just fine, as long as it’s women doing it.

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Pregnant? Don’t Fall Down the Stairs

When anti-choicers conceptualize, dream up and manage to pass bills in the name of being "pro-life", there is no question they know these laws have the potential to ruin lives.

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Pushing for “Zero Tolerance” on Sexual Violence in DRC

There is no shortage of reports or data documenting the abhorrent extent of sexual violence in the DRC. Women are targets working in the fields. Women are targets walking home. Women are targets virtually everywhere.

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Violence Against Women: Cause And Consequence of HIV

Increasingly we see evidence on the prevalence of rape and how rape increases women’s and girls’ risk to HIV. It confirms for us that rape and sexual violence is endemic.

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