Daily Archives: May 26, 2011

Protest the NYC Cops’ Rape Acquittal

A few local feminists, including Lori Adelman, Erica Sackin, Julie Klausner, the women of Permanent Wave and myself are organizing a rally tomorrow, Friday May 27th, to protest the acquittal of two police officers and to demand that the NYPD … Continue reading

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Take Action Today To End Sexual Violence in Conflict

This is a guest post by Jaclyn Friedman.
Today is the international day of action against sexual violence in conflict. And it only take a few minutes to urge your elected officials, wherever you are, to make ending sexual violence in conflict a top national priority. Continue reading

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New York City Cops Acquitted on Rape Charges

That is totally fucked up. But it’s definitely a victory for the “she was drunk” defense. Background for folks who haven’t been following the case: A woman was escorted to her apartment by two New York City police officers late … Continue reading

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Wealth, affluence and sex-selective abortions

Yikes: India’s increasing wealth and improving literacy are apparently contributing to a national crisis of “missing girls,” with the number of sex-selective abortions up sharply among more affluent, educated families during the past two decades, according to a new study. … Continue reading

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Food is cheaper in New York?

That’s what a Columbia University study says. But I’m with these ladies: “Hell no,” said Tina Smith, a 47-year-old mother of two shopping at the Pathmark in Brooklyn’s Atlantic Center. “There’s inflation in New York.” “I grew up in Denver … Continue reading

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Cut Prison Populations in California

Good good good. Conditions in California’s overcrowded prisons are so bad that they violate the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, ordering the state to reduce its prison population by more than … Continue reading

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