Category Misogyny

We are Women Against Rape but we do not want Julian Assange extradited | Katrin Axelsson and Lisa Longstaff | Comment is free | The Guardian

In over 30 years working with thousands of rape victims who are seeking asylum from rape and other forms of torture, we have met nothing but obstruction from British governments. Time after time, they have accused women of lying and deported them with no concern for their safety. We are currently working with three women […]

Twitter Slams New York Times for Serena Williams ‘Body Image’ Story – The Root

The article says that in spite of Williams’s success (a win Saturday would give her 21 Grand Slam singles titles and her fourth in a row) body-image issues among female tennis players persist, forcing many players to avoid bulking up.Williams “has large biceps and a mold-breaking muscular frame, which packs the power and athleticism that […]

The Color of Feminism | The Women’s International Perspective

For many years women all over the world have been fighting for their rights. As I was discussing gender equality with some classmates, I realised how Western women have achieved a lot compared to women in my country. And while wage equality is one of the priorities of some Western feminists, it is not the […]

Bill Burr Slams Michelle Obama For Role In #BringBackOurGirls Movement

Burr said, She’s sitting there holding up those hashtags, “BringBackOurGirls”” Remember that hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. That blew my mind, like why are you asking me that, I am a stand up comedian. Like what am I going to do to get back the girls. Why don’t you look across the dinner table, you see that guy? […]

The Capitalist Origins of the Oppression of African Women » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Matriarchy in ancient Africa was not a mirror image of patriarchy today, as it was not based on appropriation and violence. The rituals and culture of matriarchy did not celebrate violence; rather, they had a lot to do with fecundity, exchange and redistribution. Early man was unaware of the link between intercourse and birth, therefore […]

Rape and HIV as Weapons of War – United Nations University

While the history of wars and conflicts is replete with systematic incidents of sexual violence against vulnerable women, modern-day wars have witnessed large-scale indiscriminate deployment of rape as a “weapon” of war by combatants. In recent armed conflicts — such as in the former Yugoslavia, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, the Central […]

The Terrible Truth About Bill Cosby | Alternet

I recognize Bill Cosby as a comedic genius, and black people — with good reason — don’t throw away our geniuses. Even when they beat and rape and kill women and abuse children. Far too often, racism becomes an excuse for us not to confront sexism. And internalized misogyny and victim-blaming keep Americans from ostracizing […]