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Johnny Depp Is Every Shady Dude You Know - VICE. The Pencilsword: No 'I' in sex. Facebook introduces new tools to combat ‘revenge porn’ Facebook says it has improved its methods for combating the rise of “revenge porn.”

Facebook introduces new tools to combat ‘revenge porn’

As of today, when users flag an image they suspect was posted without consent, Facebook will take action to prevent the images from being duplicated and re-posted. Revenge porn is the act of posting intimate or sexual images without the subject’s consent through any online medium. Through several new tools, Facebook can prevent these images from being shared on its primary site, as well as on Messenger and Instagram. White Women Are Less Likely to Protect Black Women From Sexual Assault, Study Finds. There's a quote by writer Flavia Dzodan that says "my feminism will be intersectional or it will be [BS].

White Women Are Less Likely to Protect Black Women From Sexual Assault, Study Finds

" This basically means that in order for feminism to be really, truly feminist, it has to include all women of all backgrounds, races, cultures, religions, classes, abilities, sexual orientation, and gender identities. White women often fail to make their feminism intersectional, creating what's known as "white feminism" — or the misguided system of belief that doesn't take multiple systems of oppression into consideration. 'Clearly a drunk can consent,' Halifax judge says in acquitting taxi driver charged with sexual assault. Men Pine for ‘the One That Got Away’ in Valentine’s Day Ad That Quickly Turns Dark – Adweek. It’s Valentine’s Day, and the men in this Canadian PSA campaign sound brokenhearted as they recall losing the women of their dreams.

Men Pine for ‘the One That Got Away’ in Valentine’s Day Ad That Quickly Turns Dark – Adweek

“I miss her smile. I miss her friendship,” says one. “When we broke up, my world got thrown,” says another. “I couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep,” confides a third. At first, they seem like sweet, honest, caring guys—the kind women would be foolish to leave. In fact, no matter what they say, you shouldn’t feel too sorry for them. Unfounded: Police dismiss 1 in 5 sexual assault claims as baseless, Globe investigation reveals. T he keg party was a 10-minute walk from Ava’s new home at Delaware Hall residence, just north of Western University’s soaring stone gates.

Unfounded: Police dismiss 1 in 5 sexual assault claims as baseless, Globe investigation reveals

It was the Friday after Thanksgiving and, word had it, the organizers had already sold more than 200 tickets. She had been looking forward to it all week. Her first big bash as a university student. Ava left the dorm with her friends around 10:15 p.m., already feeling a bit tipsy from the drinks they had had while getting ready. How This Poster in a Women's Restroom at a Bar Cleverly Combats Sexual Assault. A county council in England has come up with a clever and discreet way of combatting sexual violence and abuse.

How This Poster in a Women's Restroom at a Bar Cleverly Combats Sexual Assault

A photo posted to Twitter (and retweeted almost 30,000 times) shows a poster in the women's bathroom at a bar in Lincolnshire that advises anyone who is feeling unsafe on a date to ask the bar staff for "Angela"—a code word alerting the staff that someone is in need of help. The copy reads: "Are you on a date that isn't working out? Is your Tinder or POF [Plenty of Fish] date not who they said they were on their profile? Do you feel like you're not in a safe situation? Of course Robin Camp was only the tip of the iceberg. A seasoned columnist once told me you know you’re losing your relevance when you start quoting yourself.

Of course Robin Camp was only the tip of the iceberg

But this is really too good to pass up. Two weeks ago, in the wake of Robin Camp — our poster boy for judges who don’t know the law, let alone exude gender sensitivity in applying it — I wondered who else? Judge Gives York University Rapist Maximum Prison Time, Orders Him to Pay Mandi Gray’s Legal Fees. Mandi Gray's rapist Mustafa Ururyar has been sentenced to 18 months in jail.

Judge Gives York University Rapist Maximum Prison Time, Orders Him to Pay Mandi Gray’s Legal Fees

Canadian Press/Chris Young Mustafa Ururyar, the York University PhD student who raped fellow student Mandi Gray, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison—the maximum penalty possible. Judge Marvin Zuker handed down the sentence, which will be followed by three years of probation, in a Toronto courtroom Wednesday. Faiza Ahmed: how one woman’s cries for help were missed by every authority. It was just after 8am on 6 November 2014 when Faiza Hassan Ahmed knocked on her neighbour’s door.

Faiza Ahmed: how one woman’s cries for help were missed by every authority

Violet Nantayiro did not know her, but Faiza was obviously distressed. She let her in and tried to comfort her. Faiza said a man had attempted to rape her, and asked Nantayiro if she would ring the police on her behalf. Nantayiro did know that 31-year-old Faiza had been up much of the night. The media's responses to Jian Ghomeshi and John Furlong exposés are extraordinary.

In October 2014, independent journalist Jesse Brown with the assistance of the Toronto Star published anonymous allegations that CBC star radio host Jian Ghomeshi had physically and sexually assaulted three women.

The media's responses to Jian Ghomeshi and John Furlong exposés are extraordinary

Within a week, the number of anonymous women accusing Ghomeshi had grown to eight; by December, 15. Ghomeshi, of course, was disgraced, fired and now faces five criminal charges from the Toronto Police. Twenty-five months earlier, award-winning freelance journalist and author Laura Robinson, with the assistance of Vancouver's Georgia Straight, published allegations, backed by eight sworn affidavits, that the former CEO of the Vancouver Olympics, John Furlong, had physically and psychologically abused at least eight Aboriginal children while working as a physical education teacher in Burns Lake, B.C. Since then, over 45 people, all Aboriginal, have come forward alleging that they suffered or witnessed Furlong's abuse. John Furlong is a liar. Porn Stars Read Hater Comments (VIDEO) A Model Is Alerting Girlfriends Of The Men Who Send Her Dick Pics. How Brazilian Women Are Using Graffiti to End the Cycle of Domestic Violence by Lindsey Weedston.

In March 2015, Brazil became the 16th Latin American country with a “Femicide Act.”

How Brazilian Women Are Using Graffiti to End the Cycle of Domestic Violence by Lindsey Weedston

The law mandates harsher punishment when women die as a result of domestic violence, gender discrimination, or “contempt for” women. It was a response to the reported 15 Brazilian women who die each day as a result of domestic violence. Beyond advocating for harsher sentences, women across the country are working to prevent domestic violence, and offer support to survivors. Street art as activism. CI Toolkit Complete Pre Release Version 06. Sponsor Of Anti-LGBT "Bathroom Bill" Caught Sexually Harassing 34 Women, Exiled From Capitol Building. 87.7K Shares Share Tweet Email For your daily dose of outrageous Republican hypocrisy, look no further than the state of Tennessee, where a Republican lawmaker is working tirelessly to strip transgender/queer Americans of their bathroom rights.

'He just did it 'cause he likes you': Government unveils confronting ad campaign to tackle domestic violence. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% The government's 'confronting' domestic violence ad. 9 Ways to Be Accountable When You've Been Abusive. As I sit in my bed and begin to type (beds are my favorite typing places), there is a part of me that says, Don’t write this article. There is a part of me that still resonates deeply with the fear and shame that surround the topics of abuse and intimate partner violence – the taboo that most communities have around talking not just about the fact that people experience rape and abuse, but that people we know and care about might be rapists and abusers.

Perhaps most secret and shameful of all is the fear that we, ourselves, are or have been abusive – the fear that we could be those villains, those monsters in the night. Nobody wants to be “an abuser.” No one wants to admit that they have hurt someone, especially when so many of us have been hurt ourselves. But the truth is that abusers and survivors of abuse do not exist, and have never existed, in a dichotomy: Sometimes, hurt people hurt people. 7 Ways Social Justice Language Can Become Abusive in Intimate Relationships. “It’s that bone gnawed moment when you realize ‘The Community’ will do nothing to stop him from showing up at your backdoor in the middle of the night with the rifle he bought for the revolution” What Bill Cosby Taught Me About Sexual Violence and Flying. What’s really on trial in the Ghomeshi case. 5 Bizarre Realities of Being a Man Who Was Raped by a Woman.

Standing Up To Sexual Harassment And Assault In L.A.’s Comedy Scene. Think It's Creepy When Men Pursue Underage Girls? You'll Shudder When You Realize How Our Society Encourages It. 6 Things You Might Not Think Are Harassment, But Definitely Are. The Violent Exploitation Of Women In Fashion Continues. Chinese Woman Invents Hairy Leg Stockings - Hairy Leg Stockings Latest Self-Defense Tool. Why didn’t anyone help? Why Harper Silenced Sisters in Spirit.

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Rape culture. Street harassment. OWD : May: Sexual Assault Prevention Month. OWD : Recognizing Women. More than 6 per cent of Ontario women living in a common-law or marital relationship report experiencing physical/sexual assault by a spousal partner in the previous 5 years. Ontario invests more than $208-million every year in programs to prevent violence against women and to provide support for victims. Ontario ministries have worked with partners in the community on the government’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Action plans that take practical steps to provide support and resources to tackle these complex issues. Check out the statistics on woman abuse and learn about the importance of ending violence against women. Certain types of spousal violence are more likely to come to the attention of police…18 Lesbian and bisexual women are at increased risk of experiencing domestic violence… Women with an activity limitation are at increased risk of experiencing domestic violence…

Victims’ pain: You can read it in their faces. Posted by Tom Megginson | 5-07-2011 17:02 | Category: Abuse This excellent print campaign from the UK, launched last year, last month added a branded mini-flashmob in Manchester to demonstrate the lasting emotional trauma carried by crime victims. Good real-life engagement. I still like the print best, though. It reminds me (sadly) of a similar campaign my colleagues and I developed for the same issue in Canada, but never saw realized. See the rest of the campaign after the break. Advertiser:Victim SupportAgency:MWO (London)Additional credits: Art Directors: Steve Williams, Mark Hurst, Jo Webb Copywriters: Martyn Smith, Natasha Freedman, Jez Cripps, Photographer: Jad Oakes.Source:The Inspiration Room. It’s a girl, and her odds aren’t good.