McCaskill Demands Action in Dismissed Sexual Assault Conviction.
And if you're wondering why we continually blame the patriarchy, read this: 12 year old Yemeni girl drugged, raped by 50 year old husband Filed under: Children, Civil Rights, Hodeidah, Women's Issues — by Jane Novak at 10:30 am on Sunday, August 7, 2011 Seeks a savior Hodiedah: In an interview with Marib Press, 12 year old “Hanadi” said she was forced into … Continue reading Why We Blame the Patriarchy
I feel a strong, emotional connection with Kat and Maria, best friends who are just beginning their fifth year of medical school in Northern England. They are very grounded in their femininity, very earthy, compassionate and capable. Both of them are strikingly beautiful, although quite different, like the sisters Rose-White and Rose-Red. Kat has pale, … Continue reading Compassion and Capability
Friday, June 24, 2011 Bad scare this morning. As soon as I got through the orphanage gate, Bipin rocketed himself at me and landed with his legs around my waist and his arms around my neck. Rupus was right behind him, and then Gorima, Nirmala, and Anura were on me. Only Krishala stayed behind. She … Continue reading Getting Sick in Nepal
These hilarious and poignant pointers come from my favorite spinster aunt: Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work 1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks. 2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone. 3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape … Continue reading Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work
Joseph Stiglitz makes a lot of sense in this editorial about the growing gap between the rich and the poor in our country. Really good stuff. Thanks, Echidne of the Snakes, for directing my attention to it!
Here we go: Pittsburgh's Going to the Superbowl. Thanks to William Gay. His touchdown in the last game cinched a tense, drawn-out conflict. The cornerback also tops the list of Rising Sports Stars to watch in February, 2011. When Mr. Gay was eight years old, his stepfather murdered his mother. Although his grief and … Continue reading Rising Steelers Star William Gay, On Intimate Partner Violence
In the last few days, Congolese thugs raped 60 women, men, and children. Sexual violence in the Congo has escalated at a terrifying rate. Over 15,000 cases of sexual were reported there in 2009. And in the first six months of 2010, there were 7,685 cases. More than half of the victims were younger … Continue reading The Culture of Rape in the Congo
It just wasn't the most stirring speech I've ever heard, and the even the wacko response from the tea-party did not liven things up much. Ho-hum. Does the president really think that a rhetoric of "competitiveness" is going to set us back on the road to prosperity? As Paul Krugman points out, this may be … Continue reading The Women the President forgot to mention
Let's just get some facts straight about the Steelers' most embarrassing player, Ben Roethlisberger: Two women have publicly accused him of rape. Roethlisberger came on to a young woman working in Harrah's, A Lake Tahoe Casino, in 2008. The woman has charged him with raping her in a civil case; she has also filed a … Continue reading The Smallness of “Big Ben”