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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 institute regular and ongoing trainings on sexual assault and harassment for all the members of [...]...read more
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.
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 at night. She was drunk, and they helped her into her building. They left, and [...]...read more
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. The study found the problem of sex-selective abortions of girls has spread steadily across India [...]...read more
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 and was in Cleveland last year, and here is ridiculous,” said Brittany Dierken, 27, while [...]...read more
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 30,000 inmates. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority in a 5-to-4 decision that [...]...read more