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Media Coverage for New Report on Sexualized Violence Crowdmap from WMC’s Women Under Siege

Media Coverage for New Report on Sexualized Violence Crowdmap from WMC’s Women Under Siege

| July 12, 2012

Conservative Media Misrepresents House Version of VAWA

| May 18, 2012

In the wake of the House passing a version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization that excludes immigrants, Native Americans and LGTB women, of course Fox News and others are painting their protection as unnecessary. More »

Letting Girls Be Girls—A Global Campaign

Letting Girls Be Girls—A Global Campaign

| January 25, 2012

This week in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum will highlight a drive by The Elders to end the practice of child marriage. More »

U.S. Redefines Rape, Updating an 80-Year-Old Characterization of the Crime

U.S. Redefines Rape, Updating an 80-Year-Old Characterization of the Crime

| January 10, 2012

The new definition, a major step forward in providing justice and tracking the crime, came after advocates launched a viral "rape is rape" campaign. More »

Finally! FBI’s “Forcible Rape” Definition Is Officially History

| January 9, 2012

Sexual Politics at Penn State—An Inside Look

Sexual Politics at Penn State—An Inside Look

| January 6, 2012

The author, professor emerita of Penn State University, describes the culture that produced the recent scandal—and suggests a path to a needed focus on the victims of such abuse. More »

Occupying the Occupy Movement

Occupying the Occupy Movement

| January 3, 2012

An Occupy movement for 2012 could gain strength and staying-power with strategies suggested by an emerging feminist critique. More »

Female Social Media Users in Danger

| December 19, 2011

Needed—A Spotlight on Stalking

Needed—A Spotlight on Stalking

| December 16, 2011

The subject of an episode of "Stalked: Someone's Watching," the author calls on the media to investigate and report on the kind of help required by survivors of stalking crimes. More »

Breaking Bella—When Love Equals Violence

Breaking Bella—When Love Equals Violence

| November 18, 2011

The author—many of whose friends, along with their younger sisters, have loved the Twilight characters since the day they picked up the first novel in the series—turns a spotlight on the fate of the heroine of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One," which opens this week. More »