A misreading of the verdict in an upsetting Texas case has gone viral, since Gawker claimed: “Texas Says It’s OK to Shoot an Escort If She Won’t Have Sex With You.” Texas law does not say that, and the jury didn’t either. This story looks very different depending on if you are looking at the law or the reporting.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff flatly rejected removal of sex-crimes prosecution from the chain of command; Sen. Gillibrand took them to school. Meanwhile, Saxby Chambliss claimed that “the hormone level created by nature sets in place the possibility for these types of things to occur.”
An examination of a city ordinance in Norristown, Pennsylvania, reveals a nationwide problem: In dozens of cities, “disorderly conduct” ordinances discourage domestic violence survivors from calling the police, lest they face eviction from their homes.
A lot of men, it turns out, get off on having power over women’s bodies, and are willing to bully, coerce, and even trick women into pregnancy to get that feeling of power over them. And anti-choicers are helping them maintain control.
Judging by their words, you’d think they’d be willing to stop at nothing to end the epidemic of sexual assault in the military. But you would be wrong.
A new advocacy campaign urges the social media site to crack down on gender-based hate speech.
Conflating the word “rape” with “sex” demeans sex for all of us, but most especially for survivors of sexual violence.
Violence against women living with HIV has increasingly been recognized in Latin America and the Caribbean as a key issue, but there remain challenges as well as opportunities to place it at the core of the policymaking process.
Humanitarian groups are working to provide aid to the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled to Jordan, but the specific needs of women and girls all too often fall through the cracks.
At a press conference on Capitol Hill, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand demonstrated bipartisan support for her proposal to remove the reporting and prosecution of sexual assault complaints in the military from the chain of command.