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39 Abuse of Women News Articles
from 3rd Quarter of 2014
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9-30-14 Fraternity culture and college rape
Fraternity culture and college rape
The BBC Pop Up team has spent September living in a house on the edge of the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado. The issue of sexual assaults at US colleges was raised repeatedly by students we met. Students in Boulder speak about sexual assaults. While sexual assault is not a problem specific to fraternities, studies have shown that on college campuses, men who join a fraternity are three times more likely to rape than other men. It is a national problem, with studies suggesting one in five women will be victims during their time at university. (Webmaster's comment: But in the video the college men are blaming the college women! Why am I not surprised.)

9-29-14 Almaz's story
Almaz's story
Benjamin Dix and Lindsay Pollock tell the disturbing story of a young Ethiopian woman abused by her employers in Saudi Arabia. (Webmaster's comment: Told in comic script format, much like used for the French-Iranian film "Persepolis", and also an excellent choice for this story.)

9-29-14 California adopts college sex crime rule
California adopts college sex crime rule
California has become the first US state to require students on state-funded campuses to have clear, active consent before all sexual activity. The legislation stipulates that voluntary agreement, rather than lack of resistance, defines consent.

9-23-14 Demanding justice for women and children abused by Irish nuns
Demanding justice for women and children abused by Irish nuns
An inquiry last year into Ireland's Magdalene laundries, where for decades thousands of women were forced to work by nuns, found no evidence that workers were abused. But those who experienced life inside laundry walls angrily reject this, and are insisting that the nuns be held accountable. For decades, Ireland ignored the stories told by the former Magdalene laundry workers. After all, weren't people told by the priests that they were just fallen women, or the criminally insane, who deserved to be locked up for most of their adult lives and work, without pay, to atone for their sins? (Webmaster's comment: Seems the Catholic church is still running a cover-up. We have a very good movie on the Magdalene Sisters and the Catholic nun's abuse of women and children at The Magdalene Sisters).

9-22-14 Wesleyan University fraternities ordered to admit women
Wesleyan University fraternities ordered to admit women
A prominent US university has ordered two fraternities to accept women members within the next three years. The move comes amid a national debate over sex assault and binge drinking on campuses, but a spokeswoman said it was not a response to a single incident. Campus sexual assault has been a growing issue in the US, with one in five women believed to have been assaulted while attending university.

9-19-14 White House launches push against sexual assault
White House launches push against sexual assault
Celebrities and musicians are among those joining the White House in a public drive to prevent sexual assault on US university campuses. The US estimates one in five women are sexually assaulted while in university. "We still don't condemn sexual assault as loudly as we should," Mr Obama said. "We make excuses. We look the other way. The message that sends can have a chilling effect."

9-19-14 Law enforcement's domestic abuse problem
Law enforcement's domestic abuse problem
The National Center for Women and Policing cites two studies that found that "at least 40% of police officer families experience domestic violence, in contrast to 10% of families in the general population". "If there's any job that domestic abuse should disqualify a person from holding, isn't it the one job that gives you a lethal weapon, trains you to stalk people without their noticing, and relies on your judgment and discretion to protect the abused against domestic abusers?"
(Webmaster's comment: Why is anyone surprised? If you enjoy violence, and want to get away with it, what better organization to join other than a police force. What better place to do violence to someone you don't like because of race, or whatever, and have your buddies cover it up. It's a made to order gift for the violently inclined.)

9-19-14 Iran: Happy video dancers sentenced to 91 lashes and jail
Iran: Happy video dancers sentenced to 91 lashes and jail
Six Iranians arrested for appearing in a video dancing to Pharrell Williams' song Happy have been sentenced to up to one year in prison and 91 lashes, their lawyer says. The video shows three men and three unveiled women dancing on the streets and rooftops of Tehran.

9-18-14 NFL critics pressure sponsors via Twitter
NFL critics pressure sponsors via Twitter
Will fan pressure on sponsors force the NFL to change its domestic violence policies? People have taken to social media to protest the way the The National Football League (NFL) handled this case specifically and domestic abuse in general. After initially appealing directly to the league, many have targeted the league's sponsors, which account for over $1bn (£611m) of the NFL's $10bn annual revenue.

9-17-14 Jonathan Dwyer of Cardinals arrested over domestic violence
Jonathan Dwyer of Cardinals arrested over domestic violence
Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police have said. The 25-year-old running back, facing charges of aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911, has been suspended from the team. The charges are from two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child. (Webmaster's comment: Right now, as you read this, 100's of NFL players are probably warning their wives and girl friends "You say one word to anyone and I'll ..." You can bank on it! 14% of American males think physically discipling their wives is acceptable. Why should the NFL males be any different?)

9-16-14 Eight facts about violence against women everyone should know
Eight facts about violence against women everyone should know

  1. Most women experience physical abuse in their lifetime
  2. Nearly one-quarter of women experience a physical or sexual assault by an intimate partner
  3. Seven in ten assaults against women are perpetrated by an intimate partner
  4. One in five women are raped in their lifetime
  5. One in thirteen murder victims are killed by their husband or boyfriend
  6. One in ten female assault victims has a head or spinal cord injury as a result of the attack
  7. But most assault victims don't receive medical care
  8. Eighteen percent of mass shooters have a domestic violence charge

9-9-14 Survivors share why they stayed
Survivors share why they stayed
They're not unusual questions to hear asked whenever talk turns to an incident of domestic abuse. Why did she stay? Why didn't she leave him? According to a 2000 study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.3 million women in the US are the victims of domestic abuse each year and only 25% of physical assaults are reported. "I stayed because my pastor told me that God hates divorce." "I stayed because both he and the world said that it wasn't REAL abuse if he wasn't leaving obvious physical marks that people could see." "I stayed because he told me that no one will ever love me like he does. I left when I realized no one should ever love me like he did."

9-9-14 Wife of Ray Rice defends her husband who hit her
Wife of Ray Rice defends her husband who hit her
Janay Rice, the wife of Ray Rice, the NFL star sacked for punching her says she is "hurt beyond words" over how her husband has been treated. (Webmaster's comment: He knocks her unconscious and she comes back for more. Men have bullied and conditioned women in America to accept almost any level of abuse. It's beyond belief!)

9-8-14 American football star fired over girlfriend punch
American football star fired over girlfriend punch
The NFL's Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of their star running back Ray Rice, after the release of a video which appears to show him striking his wife.

9-8-14 Africa Union troops 'raped' girls in Mogadishu, Somalia
Africa Union troops 'raped' girls in Mogadishu, Somalia
African Union (AU) troops raped women and girls seeking medical aid or water from their bases in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a rights group says. The troops had "misused" their power over women fleeing violence and poverty, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.

9-3-14 Indian girl 'humiliated' by village elders found dead
Indian girl 'humiliated' by village elders found dead
The semi-naked body of a teenage girl who was allegedly humiliated by village elders for protesting against her father's harassment has been found near a railway track in eastern India. Police suspect the 15-year-old girl in West Bengal was raped and murdered. Her family said she was made to spit on the ground and lick it up - an act considered a grave form of humiliation.

8-29-14 Gillibrand: Congressmen called me 'fat', 'porky'
Gillibrand: Congressmen called me 'fat', 'porky'
During her time as a congresswoman and senator in Washington, Kirsten Gillibrand has been called "porky", "chubby" and "fat" - and not by anonymous internet trolls, but by her fellow politicians.

8-29-14 NFL toughens domestic violence policy after Ray Rice outcry
NFL toughens domestic violence policy after Ray Rice outcry
The NFL has toughened its domestic violence policy which could lead to a six-game suspension or a lifetime ban for a second offence.

8-27-14 Backlash against nail polish to detect 'rape drug'
Backlash against nail polish to detect 'rape drug'
Four male college students at the North Carolina State University are developing a new kind of nail polish that changes colour in the presence of date-rape drugs, like GHB and Rohypnol. Undercover Colors initially garnered praise, with hundreds of thousands of likes and shares across Facebook and Twitter. However, the inevitable internet backlash came from a surprising source - anti-rape advocates.

8-21-14 The secret recordings of Gulnara Karimova
The secret recordings of Gulnara Karimova
Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbekistan's president, used to be one of the most powerful people in Central Asia. But now, in secret recordings obtained by the BBC, she says she and her teenaged daughter are being treated "worse than dogs" and need urgent medical help.

8-21-14 Hanged India girls' 'rape' in doubt
Hanged India girls' 'rape' in doubt
A forensic investigation into clothing and swabs taken after the murder and alleged gang rape of two teenage cousins in northern India has concluded they were not sexually assaulted. How federal investigators will reconcile the contradictory reports of the two major forensic investigations is as yet unclear.
Also see the original stories below:
India police fire water cannon at gang-rape protesters
India gang rapes: Arrests over hanged girls in Uttar Pradesh
Two India girls gang raped and hanged in Uttar Pradesh
(Webmaster's comment: Given the primitive state of criminal justice in India I'm not surprised. Maybe next it will be reported that the two girls are actually alive and well and living happily at home with their parents. Never mind the bodies buried at their funeral, they are under flood waters and can not be exhumed, and maybe they don't really exist at all.)

8-19-14 Fugitive Brazilian 'rapist doctor' arrested in Paraguay
Fugitive Brazilian 'rapist doctor' arrested in Paraguay
Police in Paraguay have arrested a fugitive Brazilian fertility doctor, Roger Abdelmassih, sentenced for sexually abusing 39 of his patients. He had been on the run since 2011, after being convicted to 278 years in prison for assaulting women at his fertility clinic in Sao Paulo.

8-19-14 Colombia's 'pervert police' want sexual harassment out of rush hour
Colombia's 'pervert police' want sexual harassment out of rush hour
Every morning at rush hour, seven young women and four men plow into the capital's mass transit system, blend into the crowd and then wait. Amid the jostle and crush of commuters, they stay alert for those who might be enjoying the cramped conditions a little too much.

8-19-14 India brides leave husbands' homes for lack of toilets
India brides leave husbands' homes for lack of toilets
Six newlywed women in a village in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have returned to their parents because their husbands' homes had no toilets. Nearly half of India's 1.2 billion people have no toilets at home. (Webmaster's comment: But their government has the money for nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them, and satellites and the rockets to put them into orbit.)

8-14-14 Phoolan Devi: Life in jail for 'Bandit Queen' murder
Phoolan Devi: Life in jail for 'Bandit Queen' murder
A man convicted of the 2001 murder of bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi has been jailed for life by a court in the Indian capital, Delhi. (Webmaster's comment: For background read New book Celebrates India's Bandit Queen.)

8-13-14 Adult actress details alleged assault on Twitter
Adult actress details alleged assault on Twitter
An adult film star is in the hospital, with her ex-boyfriend, a mixed-martial arts combatant, wanted by the police.

8-10-14 California debates 'yes means yes' sex assault law
California debates 'yes means yes' sex assault law
SAN DIEGO (AP) - College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no.

8-6-14 Delhi gang rape: India outrage over fashion shoot
Delhi gang rape: India outrage over fashion shoot
An Indian fashion shoot showing a woman being groped on a bus has caused anger, with social media users saying it glamorises the 2012 Delhi gang rape.

7-30-14 Campus sex assault bill gets bipartisan push
Campus sex assault bill gets bipartisan push
A cross-party group of US senators have introduced a bill aimed at reducing sexual assault on university campuses. The legislation comes as researchers estimate one in five women are sexually assaulted while in US universities.

7-25-14 The NFL's Mindless Misogyny: Why Was Ray Rice Given a Slap on the Wrist for Beating His Fiancée?
The NFL's Mindless Misogyny: Why Was Ray Rice Given a Slap on the Wrist for Beating His Fiancée?
Professional football players can be suspended up to a year for marijuana, yet the Baltimore Ravens' star running back was given a measly two-game suspension for brutally assaulting his bride-to-be in a video that's gone viral.

7-25-14 Ohio State band director Jonathan Waters may fight firing
Ohio State band director Jonathan Waters may fight firing
Ohio State University fired marching band director Jonathan Waters yesterday after a two-month investigation found that band leaders ignored a "sexualized" culture among students and didn't take sexual-harassment training as recommended.

7-21-14 Johns Hopkins Agrees to $190 Million Exam-Photos Settlement
Johns Hopkins Agrees to $190 Million Exam-Photos Settlement
Johns Hopkins Health System has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 7,000 patients of a gynecologist who allegedly took secret photographs and videos of his patients during pelvic exams.

7-21-14 Johns Hopkins Hospital pays out $190m over doctor tapes
Johns Hopkins Hospital pays out $190m over doctor tapes
Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US state of Maryland has agreed to pay $190m (£111m) after some 8,000 women joined a legal case claiming a gynaecologist had secretly recorded them. Authorities discovered more than 1,200 images and videos clips of patients on hard drives in Levy's home.

7-16-14 Stop Blaming Anti-Feminist Young Women For Feminism's Marketing Problems
Stop Blaming Anti-Feminist Young Women For Feminism's Marketing Problems
Teenage girls across the world are publicly rejecting feminism.

7-16-14 Egypt court jails seven for life over sexual assaults
Egypt court jails seven for life over sexual assaults
A court in Egypt has sentenced seven men to life in prison and two others to 20 years for sexual assaulting women last month. After the assaults the Egyptian President had ordered officials to enforce a new law making sexual assault a crime for the first time. A 2013 UN study said nine out of 10 Egyptian women had experienced some form of sexual assault. (Webmaster's comment: Where has this nation been for the last 500 years? Egypt also has the highest rate of female genital mutilation in the world at 90%.)

7-11-14 India women: Arrests over 'revenge rape' in Jharkhand
India women: Arrests over 'revenge rape' in Jharkhand
A teenage girl in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand has been raped in apparent revenge for an alleged assault on another woman, police say.

7-9-14 Colleges 'loath to pursue sex assault claims'
Colleges 'loath to pursue sex assault claims'
About 40% of US universities surveyed have not conducted a sexual assault investigation in the past five years, a US senator has said.

7-5-14 California police 'pummelling' of woman is investigated
California police 'pummelling' of woman is investigated
The California Highway Patrol says that it is investigating footage posted on YouTube that shows a policeman repeatedly punching the face and head of a prostrate woman. "If you look at the video, there are 15 hits. To the head, and not just simple jabs. These are blows to the head. Blows. Really serious blows. And this is ridiculous to me."

7-2-14 India MP Tapas Pal apology over rape threat
India MP Tapas Pal apology over rape threat
An Indian MP who threatened to kill opposition workers and have women raped has apologised, saying it was a "gross error of judgement".

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39 Abuse of Women News Articles
from 3rd Quarter of 2014

Abuse of Women News Articles from 2014 2nd Quarter