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When Should You Blame a Woman For Her Own Rape? Check This Chart

Posted by Artemis on July 19, 2014 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)


By Elizabeth Plank June 19, 2014

Why is that whenever a woman is raped, we lead with the follow-up questions? What were you wearing? What were you doing? Where were you going? Why were you at his house?

This instinct — to hold women responsible for th...

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Robin Thicke and the Dynamics of Abuse

Posted by Artemis on July 18, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)


TW for domestic violence, abuse and rape

Robin Thicke is gross.

I mean, we knew that already, of course.

But today he has somehow managed to surpass his former grossitude and shot up through the I Can’t Even atmosphere and into the Outer Space Repository of Hella Gross Dudes.

But what could possibl...

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How terrible is it to be born a girl?

Posted by Artemis on July 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

By Isobel Coleman

updated 5:45 PM EDT, Fri May 30, 2014


Editor's note: Isobel Coleman is the author of "Paradise Beneath Her Feet" and a senior fellow of U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.


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Young Women See Sexual Assault As Normal, Report Finds

Posted by Artemis on July 9, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Huffington Post | By Amanda Duberman


How does a crime committed against nearly 238,000 women a year go unreported 60 percent of the time? According to a new report, many victims of sexual assault may not actually see themselves as victims.

Heather Hlavka, a sociologist at Mar...

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Whose Islam? Whose feminism?

Posted by Artemis on July 2, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

By Latifa Akay


An artist’s depiction of ‘the feminist table’ today would look decidedly different to how it may have looked fifty years ago. Marriage – formerly perceived as a betrayal of the sisterhood – has been normalised, and even arch-enemy num...

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Jill Meagher husband: forget the lone monster myth, society has a role in rape

Posted by Artemis on June 18, 2014 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Oliver Milman

theguardian.com, Friday 18 April 2014 00.26 EDT

The trivialisation of male violence against women is a staple subject of mirth, says spouse of murdered Melbourne woman

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Study: In business, women value ethics more than men

Posted by Artemis on June 10, 2014 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)


By Vanessa Ko, for CNN

May 17, 2013 -- Updated 0218 GMT (1018 HKT)

Men are less bothered by ethical sacrifices if it means more money and higher status


• A new study suggests that women a...

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Anger Over Glasgow Club's 'Disgusting' Poster Of Woman Pinned Down By Man's Fist

Posted by Artemis on June 3, 2014 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)


The Huffington Post UK | By Lucy Sherriff

A club night has been heavily criticised after using an advertisement which pictured a semi-naked woman being seemingly pinned down with a male fist in her mouth.

The woman in the poster, which promote...

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Feminism Today: Is It Missing the Point?

Posted by Artemis on May 28, 2014 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Sara McCorquodale

Editor, MyDaily

I'm going to be honest: when it comes to the current wave of feminism, I'm sliding into complete apathy.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a feminist and always will be. But lately, the more I read, the more disheartened I feel.

It s...

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