Newsbrief: IMF Head Arrested for Sexual Assault and Peace Corps Volunteers Speak Out About Rape
| May 16, 2011
5/16/11 AlterNet: IMF Head and popular French Socialist Party politician Dominique Strauss-Khan was arrested on a flight from JFK on charges that he sexually assaulted a chambermaid at his NYC hotel.
5/13/11 Care2: The victim-blaming culture at the Peace Corps seems to be strong. The agency announced that it will replace a video in which victims "appear on camera describing what they had done wrong to bring on sexual assault."
5/11/11 WMC: Iranian-American writer Noushin Darya Framke: it’s time to move on from the “war on terror.”
5/13/11 WMC: Award winning author and creator of WMC’s “Hot Button Words” series Rosalie Maggio recalls the journalist and activist who alerted the modern women’s movement to the dangers of sexist language.
5/9/11 Global Comment: The most upsetting thing about H.R. 3, however, is the fact that it passed the House on May 4. And how it passed: On a 251-to-175 vote. Every single Republican present voted for it. And so did 16 Democrats.
5/12/11 Huffington Post: The Houston Press has released a list of the “10 Hottest Women on the Texas Sex Offenders List.”
5/11/11 AlterNet: The idea behind the Slutwalks is simple, yet so often fails to get through: rape is rape, no matter what the victim wears, says or does.
5/13/11 To The Curb: What’s now grown into a Global North movement, SlutWalk has predictably captivated the media. One can read numerous blogs and articles, and examine diametrically opposed op-eds posted on both sides of the Atlantic – all authored by white women.
5/12/11 The Frisky: Glenn’s radio show devoted three-and-a-half minutes to an eye-rollingly puerile segment in which a bunch of guys fake-barf on air while they talk about Meghan naked.
5/16/11 RH Reality Check: Attacking sexual liberation and women’s rights has always been at the heart of the anti-choice movement, but in order to sell such a radical agenda as mainstream, they’ve had to make sentimental and often bad faith claims about simply wanting to protect fetal life.
5/16/11 The Root: The former president of the defunct community-organizing group is back with a new venture. She talks about the video scandal, lambastes Democrats with "no spine and no courage" and explains how the conservative right actually helped her move forward.
5/13/11 Feministing: Catholics for Choice is bringing this question to the forefront again with a recent edition of their magazine, Conscience.
5/10/11 WSJ: Under new rules in development by the Federal Reserve Board, banks will have to consider a consumer’s individual income as part of the credit card application process. Your household income or assets will no longer factor into the equation if you need credit.
5/15/11 RH Reality Check: Restricting abortion for young women and girls under the guise of ensuring parents have a say over health procedures isn't just for the United States.
5/12/11 Boston.com: The central African nation of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been called the worst place on earth to be a woman.
5/16/11 BBC: The most powerful Indian is a woman - Sonia Gandhi, chief of the ruling Congress party. India's President is a woman. The speaker of the parliament and the leader of the opposition are women.
5/12/11 Huffington Post: The author ofThe Vagina Monologues" and founder of V-Day says over 400 thousand women getting raped a year in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
5/12/11 Feministing: Nick Kristof writes about the dilemma presented by female genital cutting. The practice, which he calls “one of the most pervasive human rights abuses worldwide,” prompts a critical question: where is the line between ending human rights violations and cultural imperialism?
5/13/11 Colorlines: Uganda’s parliamentary session has ended before voting on a bill that would make homosexuality a capital offense.
5/10/11 LA Times: Women who have twins naturally may live longer and have other child-bearing advantages compared with non-twin-bearing mothers, a study finds.
5/13/11 Psychology Today: Why are psychotropic drugs unmentioned in anti-obesity initiatives?
5/12/11 Jezebel: Everyone who cares about showcasing funny women knows there's a lot riding on the success of Bridesmaids,
5/15/11 LGBTQ Nation: Don Lemon, the weekend prime-time news anchor for CNN, has come out.
5/15/11 Hollywood Reporter: Women tend to dominate the new crop of network shows.
5/14/11 ESPNW: The much-anticipated FA Women's Super League (FA WSL) kicked off in mid-April. And with the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup starting June 26 in Germany, soccer enthusiasts from all over the world will be following the women's game this summer.