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Lettre ouverte à Julie Escudier et à l'ensemble du Conseil municipal de Toulouse Métropole 

Lettre ouverte à Julie Escudier et à l'ensemble du Conseil municipal de Toulouse Métropole

Related:  Jolis coupsParler du viol / silenciation / invisibilisationViolences conjugales, interpersonnelles, familiales

She Tattooed Half Her Face And You'd Never Know It. Her Skills Are Just That Good. The 17-year-old was the victim of a horrific bullying incident. A group of girls threw boiling water on her, leaving her badly burned and covered in scars and discoloration. She thought the physical scars would be with her forever — until she met Basma Hameed. I Didn’t Report Because Fuck You I Didn’t Report Because Fuck You I’ve got other shit to do. I work full time at a demanding job. I have two kids. Their dad doesn’t see them or pay child support. I make a decent paycheque which is equivalent to what two parents working at McDonalds would make.

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. 8 Famous Women Who Popped The Question Hypothetically, there's no stigma against women proposing to men -- indeed, three out of four Americans say it's perfectly fine. But it's not all that common in practice; just one out of 20 American women say they would actually do it, according to an AP-WE tv poll. In this day and age, women shouldn't have to wait for an old-fashioned, get-on-one-knee proposal. In celebration of women who take their relationships into their own hands, we bring you eight female celebrities who proposed to their men:

What Kind Of Woman Won't Report Sexual Assault? As Canadians and CBC listeners struggle to come to terms with the Jian Ghomeshi allegations, many are troubled or angry that his accusers didn't report their claims to the police for investigation. Unquestionably and unjustly, Mr Ghomeshi has been deprived of due process and the opportunity to face his accusers and make full answer and defence. And Canadians have been deprived of an orderly resolution to a crisis of confidence in a beloved public figure. And yet, as a former Crown prosecutor who's run many sexual assault trials, I'm not at all surprised that none of these young women reported their experiences (if they are true).

Six women murdered each day as femicide in Mexico nears a pandemic According to the National Citizen Femicide Observatory, a coalition of 43 groups that document the crime, six women are assassinated every day. Yet only 24 percent of the 3,892 femicides the group identified in 2012 and 2013 were investigated by authorities. And only 1.6 percent led to sentencing. “Femicides are a pandemic in Mexico,” asserts Ana Güezmes, the local representative of United Nations Women, the agency devoted to gender issues. The word "feminicidio" first entered the vernacular in the 1990s, with explosive rates of disappearances and murders of women in the border town of Ciudad Juárez.

To Call Out Male Entitlement, Women Are Creating a Flurry of Social Experiments Women are so fed up with male entitlement that they’ve not only begun coining terms to classify it—“manspreading” or “mansplaining,” for example—but they’ve also started devising social experiments to find out what happens when women stop being polite and start acting like, well, men. In an unscientific (but revealing) experiment launched on Friday, Tumblr user Claire Boniface announced that whenever she received a compliment from a male stranger online, she’d agree with him rather than simply ignore the comment or accept it with a gracious “thank you.” Like many other girls and women online, Boniface was sick of getting criticized by strangers who complimented her photos and then expected a conversation in return. “If a guy messages me I usually don’t reply because most of the time they are complete strangers to me,” 18-year-old Gweneth Bateman, a British teenager who undertook the Tumblr-based social experiment, told BuzzFeed News.

Rape victims shouldn't have to suffer in silence and keep their rapists' secrets Less than a month after students at New York's Columbia University filed a complaint with the federal government alleging the school mishandled sexual assault cases, anonymous anti-rape activists are posting the names of alleged campus rapists on bathroom walls and flyers. I say more power to them – rapists deserve to be outed, and women deserve to be safe. The "rape list" first appeared in a woman's bathroom. After the school washed it off the wall, the activists posted the list again in different bathrooms around campus. After the school removed the lists again, printed flyers started popping up.

Sex-differences and ‘domestic violence murders’ What would a government do if it wanted to hide the reality of men’s violence against women? Firstly, it might have a ‘gender neutral’ definition of domestic violence. Maybe like the UK government which uses the following definition: “any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to: psychological, physical, sexual, financial [and] emotional.”