Stacey Thompson, 32, reported the heinous crime in Japan to her superiors, but was shocked by their reaction.
There is always that moment when you are alone with the prejudice: the joke, the leer, the disregard, the fact that the moment you walk through the door you are seen as lesser. Ellen Ullman, a former software engineer and the author of the memoir Close to the Machine and the novels The Bug and By Blood, writes in The New York Times.
US military leaders were summoned to the White House on Thursday for a crisis meeting about sexual assault in the Armed Forces. Sgt. Jennifer Norris knows the issue well. She's a veteran of the US Air Force and is now a member of Protect Our Defenders Advocacy Committee.
There's been a controversy brewing around the way the military handles sexual assault allegations. It's been amplified by recent controversies that have enveloped top military leaders who are supposed to oversee the military's handling of sexual harassment cases. (The Takeaway)
In response to April Rabkin
in response to protests in Beijing on May 8
Jackson Katz, Phd, is an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities. An author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist, Katz has worked in gender violence prevention work with diverse groups of men and boys in sports culture and the military, and has pioneered work in critical media literacy.Katz is the creator and co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which advocates the 'bystander approach' to sexual and domestic violence prevention. You've also seen him in the award winning documentary "MissRepresentation."
In far western Nepal, menstruating women are exiled each month, leaving them vulnerable to rape and other horrors. Allyn Gaestel writes about chaupadi the struggle for social change in the face of entrenched traditions.
A Twitter campaign has Indians flooding social media with personal promises to combat sexual harassment and sexism.
On the heels of the brutal gang rape of a young woman in a moving bus in Delhi, volunteer-led community art project Blank Noise invited users during a 24-hour tweetathon on 19 January, 2013 to publish a pledge committing to new ideas that make cities safer spaces for women.
In response to Claudia Soria
Why 'real models' not role models will help #women get to the top gu.com/p/3fm26/tw via @guardian #WorldGender
Mourners gathered at the site of a collapsed garment factory in Bangladesh to honor the more than 1,100 people who died. That incident focused global attention to the safety standards in Bangladesh's garment industry. Host Marco Werman speaks with Mushfiq Mobarak, an economics professor at Yale University, who said there are actual positive effects to be considered.
Can Saudi Arabia's first anti-domestic violence advert make a difference? (via @CNN) #worldgender #DV pocket.co/sZdik
Saudi recently launched their first anti-domestic violence ad. Could new laws protecting abuse victims be next?
Some words blocked on Weibo following Beijing protest against police handling of gang rape bit.ly/12glKr3 @CDTimes #worldgender
In response to Steven Davy
Rape rampant during occupation of Mali says @katarinah following investigation. #WorldGender m.soundcloud.com/bbc-world-serv…
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The alleged rape of 5-year-old girl by a male neighbor in the Indian capital New Delhi triggered a protest march on Friday to a city hospital by her relatives and political activists,
Writes Heather Skye: "This was my question to Sir Patrick Stewart at Comicpalooza 2013. I wanted to thank Patrick Stewart for his speech at Amnesty International it personally help me put a name to the abuse, sexual abuse in my case, I had experienced in the past. He responded very passionately and the last thing I thought I would get at was a heartfelt hug."
via @JURISTnews : Afghanistan parliament blocks women's rights legislation jurist.org/paperchase/201… #worldgender
In response to Claudia Soria
via the Harvard Business Review
Following the #MARD campaign in India. MARD = Men Against Rape and Discrimination #worldgender. Anyone wearing MARD moutaches?
In response to PRI's The World
Male actor in Cairo, dressed up as woman, went for a walk, sexually harassed. #worldgender dailynewsegypt.com/2013/05/07/dud… via @monaeltahawy
Joe Biden: Women Don’t Report Rapes to Avoid Being ‘Raped Again by the System’ (via @Pocket) #worldgender pocket.co/sUGMS
Early marriage and domestic violence in refugee camps are a fact of life for girls fleeing Syria’s civil war, writes Lauren Wolfe in The Nation.
In a little more than a year, Brazil will host the World Cup of Soccer. It's time for the country of soccer to host the marquee event. But while the Brazilian men's soccer players will continue to be celebrated, it has long been a different story for the other half of the population. The World's Jason Margolis has a story on the state of girl's and women's soccer in Brazil.
“even some judges say views of some of India's judiciary can be an obstacle to justice” cc: @MyLawNet #worldgender pocket.co/sZVYE
As India soul-searches after a spate of horrifying sexual assaults, prominent lawyers, women's advocates and even judges say that sexist views among some judges thwart justice.
There's a new attraction in Berlin: Barbie - The Dreamhouse Experience. It's a massive pink building with a giant pink high-heeled shoe out front. Even though it just opened on Thursday, it's been drawing protests for weeks now. Protesters say Barbie's Berlin Dreamhouse represents a backward image for women in Germany. Susan Stone reports on the controversy.
Police have shut down protest against police handling of gang rape in Beijing, acc to @Guardian bit.ly/15pI5IA #worldgender
Earlier today, the Beijing Public Security Bureau reported that "non-Beijing residents" were gathering in Fengtai District, in southwest Beijing, to "reflect discontent" with the May 3 death of a woman who had allegedly been gang raped. The death of the woman in question, a 22-year-old worker from Anhui province, occurred hours after she was allegedly gang raped by security guards; authorities determined that there were "no suspicious circumstances."
In response to Steven Davy
The compromise that led to Fromet-and-Moses Mendelssohn Platz. #worldgender
Street-Level Change, a Name at a Time
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