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Who Is to Blame for Rape, Hazing, and Bullying? It’s Simple: Rapists and Bullies, Not Victims

the concept of “hazing” is nothing but validating some kids bullying others for no other reason than their lower social status or younger age.

What will it take to get ordinary, everyday people to accept that sexual assault is a terrible crime? Over and over again, we’re seeing that when someone is sexually assaulted—especially a teenager—communities react by supporting the assailants and castigating the victims.

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What Role Does the Media Play After Public Tragedies?

From Savita to Sandy Hook, when do we broadcast tragedies, and when do we let people mourn?

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Cyber Threats Yet Another Frontier in Anti-choice Arsenal

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Recent cyber attacks on the British Pregnancy Advisory Service are a wake-up call reminding clinics that they should consider cyber security as part of an overall security strategy.

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Who’s Ending Street Harassment in Latin America and the Caribbean?

“I came to tell the truth. All I want is for justice to be done,” Gabriela Chacón said just moments before Luis Enrique Sossa Maltés was sentenced to four and a half years in prison. A few months prior to that victorious day, Luis sexually abused the 25-year-old woman on the street of San Jose, Chile. Unlike most men who harass women in public, Maltés was held accountable for his actions.

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The Launch of “Women Under Siege:” A Journalistic Megaphone For Victims of Sexual Violence

Femicide and violence against women have reached epic proportions in Mexico and Central America, making the reality very near impossible to ignore. Women Under Siege, an innovative new initiative to document and protect the stories of sexual violence survivors, launches today. 

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The Color of Genders: Inequality, Prejudice, and Violence in Everyday Acts

Ruby’s case is one of many in the world that demand the quickest possible action to start a positive change in the sexual climate of the 21st Century.

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Police Abuse of Sex Workers: A Global Reality, Widely Ignored

Cambodian sex workers stage a protest against a police crackdown on prostitution. © 2008 AP Photo

Sex workers deserve the basic respect and protection from violence that each nation owes its citizens. But in many settings, police abuse of sex workers receives scant public attention despite its entrenched global reality.

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It’s Time to End the Stigma Against Abortion Providers

It is time for the law to ensure that abortion providers don’t have to put their lives on the line to defend women’s rights to health, equality and reproductive autonomy.

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What’s HIV Got to Do With It? New York Post Violates Alleged Victim’s Rights in Strauss-Kahn Case

A brutal rape and sexual assault was not enough. Now the NY Post has turned its vicious sights on the woman who brought assault charges against IMF leader Dominique Strauss. Positive Women’s Network demands an apology.

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The Up and Down Journey of Motherhood: Let’s Lift As They Climb

The author and her children.

Mother’s Day always makes me think about the up and down journey motherhood has been for me and many of the women I know. I had my first child at nineteen and I still don’t know how I made it. I worked two jobs, with the first one starting at five in the morning and the second one finishing at nine at night. I couldn’t afford full-time childcare, so I moved my son Danny between two part-time centers that weren’t as good as I hoped for but better than I could afford.

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