Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee mum as protests continue over death of teen who was gang-raped Protests in Kolkata over the death of 16-year-old girl who was gang-rape twice Kolkata: Sporadic protests continued today in Kolkata against the death of a 16-year-old gang-rape victim who, the police revealed yesterday, was set on fire and hadn't committed suicide as was claimed earlier. For the first time, protests also took place in Madhyamgram, a town 90 kilometres away from Kolkata, where the young girl was gang-raped twice in October last year. If He's Sexually Aggressive In Bars, It's Not Because He's Drunk : Shots - Health News hide captionWe used to think they behaved badly because they were drunk. Now we know they were just behaving badly. iStockphoto Young women are often the targets of aggression when they're out in bars, but the problem isn't that guys are too drunk to know better.
6-Year-Old's Alleged Rape at Bangalore School: Parents Hold Protest March Bangalore: The alleged rape of a six-year-old at a prominent school in Bangalore that has enraged the city triggered more protests by parents today. .(Six-Year-old's Alleged Rape in School Sparks Anger In Bangalore) Demanding a speedy investigation, a large group of parents of students from schools across the city held a six-kilometre protest march till a police station where both the Deputy Commissioner of Police and the Commissioner of Police met them. Many protesters held placards of which read, "I Am A Child, Not A Toy" and "Stop The Shame Now." Parents said they want immediate arrest of the accused in the case and assurance that their children will be safe in schools. A modest proposition To: QPOC Everywhere, All the time Re: Let’s do each other, maybe? “I know the anger lies inside of me like I know the beat of my heart and the taste of my spit. It is easier to be furious than to be yearning. Easier to crucify myself in you than to take on the threatening universe of whiteness by admitting that we are worth wanting each other.” Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
Protests Over 5-Year-Old's Rape Block Major Intersection Near Delhi Gurgaon, Haryana: A group of furious villagers today blocked a major intersection in Gurgaon near Delhi as they protested against the rape on Sunday of a five-year-old, who is in the ICU. The child, bleeding and in pain, was moved from hospital to hospital before finally being referred to a government hospital 25 km away in Delhi. There she had a five-hour surgery. Men and women from her village today refused to move from the road until senior police officers arrived to assure them that the child would be shifted to a private super-specialty hospital closer home and given an uninterrupted traffic corridor. The man arrested for assaulting the girl is a father of four children, including two daughters.
To end violence against women: Challenge a culture of sexual objectification - Collective Shout When it comes to violence against women, sexual objectification is the missing puzzle piece; Collective Shout makes this equation whole. On the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women’ it is important to reflect on the ongoing sexist violence, as well as the campaigns to end it. Violence against women is on the rise in a number of countries around the world. Australia is no exception with sexual violence at epidemic levels - double the world average. Activism against sexist violence is needed now more than ever.
Is India the Rape Capital of the World? Americans are reading with horror as sexual assault after sexual assault unfolds in India. It’s easy to wonder, “What’s wrong with that country?” But we should be asking what’s wrong with the United States, too. No, women aren't as likely to commit violence as men Not only is there no data that supports such a claim - a common cry in online comments sections - but the data that we do have proves the exact opposite. Pick any article on the internet about the violence men commit against women and you can pretty much guarantee that at least one of the first five comments under it will be from a man furious that feminists are ignoring the unreported epidemic of women’s violence against men. Most of the time it’s quite obvious they’ve not even read the article in question; it’s almost like a reflex action. A reflexive jerk, if you will. It’s time to stop; this is a rubbish claim. Not only is there no data that supports such a claim, but the data that we have proves the exact opposite.
Dear Dads: This is what rape culture looks like, and you're responsible Being a dad these days is hard, right? So many things you have to remember. So much political correctness. Much of the way our dads taught us to behave no longer cuts the mustard with polite society. I have no intention of making the process of parenting teenage boys any harder than it already is, so here's one clear and easy rule for dads everywhere.