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Diane K. Martin: Love Before Breakfast

He would give her something to cry about.
If she knew what was good for her,
she would do something with her hair.

November 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ramsha Ashraf: For the One Who Died in the Hands of Wrong Men

Friends were those
Who made her dance naked
with flower-bands around her wrists

October 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Southern Poverty Law Center: Hate Map

Each year since 1990, the SPLC has published an annual census of hate groups operating within the United States. The number is a barometer, albeit only one, of the level of hate activity in the country.

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bernice Yeung: The Women #MeToo Leaves Behind

Another day, another startling story about sexual harassment, or worse. The reality is that every day, about 50 people experience extreme sexual harassment when they are sexually assaulted or raped on the … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Post-War Machismo — Be a Man

. At 15, Dragan Kisin was beating up kids, drinking, and getting in all sorts of trouble. His father had left home to avoid gambling debts, and his mother was … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges and Rachel Moran: Prostitution — Being Raped for a Living

— In this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges speaks with author and former prostitute Rachel Moran about the violence and disempowerment inherent in prostitution. “People who depict … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sarah Browning: Petworth, Early Evening

A man is stabbing women in my neighborhood. Most poor people in my city are Black   and because of the warnings of 400 years I assume the man stabbing … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

France passes sweeping gender-equality law

Measure eases abortion restrictions, promotes workplace equality, supports abused and impoverished women France passed a sweeping gender-equality law this week that eases current restrictions on abortion, encourages paternity leave and promotes … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Video: Street Harassment of Women

  “Street harassment is almost never about sex. It’s about power. Which is the same way we view rape. So saying street harassment is not a big deal is opening … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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