Tag Archives: rape

From the Streets to the Citadels of Power: The Feminist Approach to Sexual Harassment

The damage to women is incalculable. The numbers, so large, they numb.
[the] spectrum of sexist violence functions exclusively to diminish women: by intimidation and fear that restrict female experience, by the denial of females’ humanness, by the propagation of denigrating images and messages, and by the creation of subjugating dynamics that ensnare women in abusive relationships.

The FBI Built a Database That Can Catch Rapists, But Almost Nobody Uses It

Miller: What’s striking about ViCAP today: the paucity of information it contains. Only about 1,400 police agencies in the U.S., out of roughly 18,000, participate in the system. The database receives reports from far less than 1 percent of the violent crimes committed annually.

Samer Muscati: South Sudan’s War on Women

From the article: “If you run they will kill you, so you just close your eyes so you don’t see the rapes.”

Rebecca Solnit: Feminism — The Men Arrive! (Hooray! Uh-Oh!)

Sometimes, men insist “fairness” means admitting that men suffer from women just as women do from men, or even that they suffer more. You might as well argue that white people suffer from racism exactly as much as black people, or that there are no hierarchies of privilege and degrees of oppression in this world. […]