Every minute three women are raped in the U.S. Teenage girls are especially at risk. According to a 2000 National Crime Survey, girls ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely to be victims of rape, attempted rape of sexual assault.
Posts Categorized: Ending Violence Against Women
The victim of an honor killing may have “disgraced” her family in various ways, including a refusal to enter into an arranged marriage, being sexually assaulted, seeking a divorce, or sexual activity outside marriage.
Sen. Al Franken’s amendment to the 2010 Defense Appropriations bill will deny defense contracts to companies that “restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court.” The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act also passed in Congress, which expands existing hate crimes law to include crimes based on victim’s actual or perceived gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
Despite all the news hoo-hah about the potentially fatal dangers of H1N1 flu for pregnant women, the leading cause of death for pregnant women in the United States is in fact murder.
Enough with the excuses and diversions. Guess what? Rich, talented people break the law, too. They even rape girls who say No. And when they do, they should go to jail for more than 42 days, and if they don’t like it, too bad — they shouldn’t flee the country.
Rapper Eminem has never been a feminist favorite, what with the hostility he’s expressed toward women (including his wife and mother) in his music. But this video is pretty much anti-woman from beginning to end. It ridicules a number of women for their weight, appearance and hunger for celebrity.