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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is important because violence against anyone is unacceptable, no matter their gender.

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Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance

I’m a transgendered sex worker, and I want to not get killed for who I am or what I do. As our death count rises, I beg that you consider your prejudices around gender, and let us live in peace. I’m literally begging for my life.

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Chris Brown and Rihanna, Six Months Later

Although it’s a relief that the public has finally stopped
victim-blaming with Rihanna, there’s little extrapolation of the lessons we’ve learned in this case to the larger social patterns that affect gender-based violence everywhere.

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The Common Ground Honor Code

Despite its worthy mission,
the White House common ground agenda needs some serious tweaking. There
is a need to reframe the agenda in a larger discourse of honoring motherhood
and honoring the sacredness of women and girls’ lives.

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DeGette Speaks Out After Fact-Finding Trip to Afghanistan

Rep. Diana DeGette talks to Wendy Norris about a fact-finding mission to Afghanistan, the Afghan law that would have legalized marital rape, and the extraordinary lengths Afghan women go to access education.

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The World According to O’Reilly: If You Got It, You Were Asking for It

The reason that people blame Rihanna or any victim of a gender-based hate crime is that the supposed protection of the patriarchy is only extended to good girls.

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Understanding the Roots of Violence Against Women in the Pacific

Violence against women is a problem worldwide, but violence against women in the Asia-Pacific region is seldom spotlighted. A new study seeks to understand the scope of the problem, and its roots.

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Roundup: Huge Increase in Number of Reported Sexual Assaults, Dallas County Reconsiders Ban on Condom Distribution

Caroline Kennedy supports Roe; incidence of rape and sexual assault much higher than previously reported; Dallas County health workers still not allowed to distribute condoms; Katha Pollitt on Rick Warren.

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Deep Roots: Honor Killings Reflect Global Problem of Violence Against Women

While honor killings elicit attention as a primordial custom, the fact is that this form of violence is part of a much larger problem that transcends cultures and religions.

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Stopping the Terror: A Day To End Violence Against Prostitutes

On December 17, sex workers will converge in Washington, D.C. for a National March for Sex Worker Rights where marchers “will take a stand for justice, and the freedom to do sex work safely.”

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