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Researchers: 41 percent of women say a partner has spied on them online

Around 40 percent of women say current or former partners have monitored their online activity, but just 30% regard it as stalking One in three women say they have suffered online harassment by a current or former partner, according to a report to be released on Friday that coincides with…

The film “Kill the Rapist?” explores women’s revenge fantasies

As India debates how to halt a rising tide of violence against women, two filmmakers are tackling the subject head on with a Bollywood movie called “Kill the Rapist?” The film was inspired by the fatal gang-rape of a student in the capital New Delhi late last year, which triggered…

Biden attacks ‘Neanderthal’ House Republicans for blocking violence against women bill

US Vice President Joe Biden, known as being prone to gaffes now and then, has compared some Republican lawmakers to Neanderthal cavemen. Biden was speaking Thursday night at a reception marking the anniversary of a law designed to fight violence against women. Biden first drafted and defended the law 19…

Vatican and Iran fight UN’s efforts to stop violence against women

The Vatican, Iran and other religious states are resisting efforts by a UN conference, which started Monday, to demand tougher global standards to prevent violence against women and children. More than 6,000 non-government groups are registered at the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women, one of the biggest…

Online Misogynists Are Not Fringe Characters

Michael Nugent, the chair of Atheist Ireland, put up an interesting post comparing what happened when the same (really terrible) joke went up on two Facebook pages. In one case, the joke was accompanied by a no-doubt-non-consensual upskirt picture, and in the other, there was no picture. The illustrated one…

Why Was An Anti-Feminist Organization Using Senate Time to Sell Guns

Is most violence in the home the result of scary strangers coming to steal these? No. Gayle Trotter’s little marketing push trying to get women to buy more guns—remember, the underlying principle of all gun proponent testimony is that gun profits should always be growing—was definitely an amusing one, as…

Young Afghans march to demand justice for women

Emma Graham-Harrison, guardian.co.uk Young Afghans braved fears of violence to join a rare march on parliament to demand justice for the women who have been killed, beaten and abused this year – including one they said was beheaded by her own husband. No politicians came out to meet them, underlining…

Tenthers and the problem of violence against women

So here’s an interesting story from the docket of strange Supreme Court cases. The woman, Carol A. Bond of Lansdale, Pa., was at first delighted to learn that her friend was pregnant. Ms. Bond’s mood darkened, though, when it emerged that her husband was the father. “I am going to…

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