New Yorkers Believe “Rape Is Rape” With New Bill

New York’s passing of the “Rape is Rape” bill in June displayed progress for survivors of rape and sexual assault throughout the state. Led by Lydia Cuomo, a NYC teacher who was raped by a city police officer, Lydia fought New York’s narrow view of what constitutes rape for trail….

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Another Teen Suicide: The Effects of Rape and Bullying

One has to wonder how continued violence against females; girls and women is acceptable. The more I read on the death of Canadian teenager Rehtaeh Parsons, the more upset I become at the social justice implications.
According to the Harold News , in November of 2011 her mother reports that,…

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Author Commentary: “Sexual Assault Awareness Week”

The poem “Sexual Assault Awareness Week” was posted earlier this week on SJS. We’ve heard what many of you thought of the poem, but let’s hear what the Author, Monica Wendel has to say about her piece: <!–more–>
‘We are who we are because we…

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A Poem: Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Sexual Assault Awareness Week
A Poem by Monica Wendel
It’s our job to carry an umbrella to avoid getting wet
but it’s not our job to avoid nighttime, dark streets, and bars
to avoid getting raped. My mother disagrees. An act of man
versus an act of God: what difference does it make, she…

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The Ultimate Show of Misyogyny and Victim Blaming in a Somalian Court

In response to a 2012 rape in Somalia, on February 5, 2013 two people were found guilty and sentenced to one year in jail . However, the charges, ensuing from the rape and a journalist’s inquiry regarding the incident, had nothing to do with rape. In fact, the charges issued and sentences…

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New Gang Rape on a Public Bus in India

Six men are in police custody and a seventh is being sought after gang raping a 29-year-old woman on  a public bus. The driver and bus conductor are among those arrested.
“The number of reported rapes in India — a country where a cultural stigma keeps many victims from reporting the…

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New Gang Rape on a Public Bus in India

Six men are in police custody and a seventh is being sought after gang raping a 29-year-old woman on  a public bus. The driver and bus conductor are among those arrested.
“The number of reported rapes in India — a country where a cultural stigma keeps many victims from reporting the…

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Rape In India Sparks Introspection To Culture

Many in India would like to forget the rape and killing of the young, 23 year old women, leaving it to hushed whispers, a closeted part of society. Some though are taking a high road, and one that isn’t easy under the best of circumstances, they are looking inward to see why rape and murder…

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RAPE: The Four Letter Word the USA Seems to be Ignoring

Rape has unfortunately been a big topic in the news lately. From the Indian gang rape case discussed previously on SJS, to the terrible kidnapping and rape of a 9 year old in Pakistan these cases are bringing to light the cultural and political degradation and abuse of women globally. But…

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Accountability For Cultural Attitudes That Contribute To Rape

I came across a piece written By Urvashi Butalia, a feminist writer living in India.S he wrote as protests began to develop around the country in response to the public gang rape of a woman in the India. It’s important to hear an inside perspective on such matters. Although some subjects…

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