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51 Abuse of Women News Articles
from 4th Quarter of 2014
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12-25-14 Saudi terrorism court 'to try women drivers'
Saudi terrorism court 'to try women drivers'
Two Saudi women who were detained for defying a ban on female drivers are to be tried in a terrorism court, activists say. Saudi Arabia is the world's only country to forbid women from driving.

12-23-14 The Afghan film where a Buzkashi game decides a woman's future
The Afghan film where a Buzkashi game decides a woman's future
A Man's Desire for a Fifth Wife, an Afghan film shot in a volatile northern province of Afghanistan, has recently been screened in Kabul. Three men play a game of Buzkashi to settle who will get to marry her. (Webmaster's comment: Never has the concept of women as property been more explicit. What she wants is totally irrelevant. She has no rights!)

12-22-14 Islamic State: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma
Islamic State: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma
The Yazidi religious minority community in Iraq says 3,500 of its women and girls are still being held by the so-called Islamic State (IS), many being used as sex slaves. A few have managed to escape and here tell their harrowing stories. An IS pamphlet instructs fighters about sexual activity with female captives. (Webmaster's comment: Brutal beyond belief. Even sex with children before puberty is permissible!)

12-18-14 New domestic abuse law on controlling behaviour
New domestic abuse law on controlling behaviour
The law on domestic violence in England and Wales is being changed to include "coercive and controlling behaviour". Prosecutors will now have to take into account emotional and psychological abuse, which could include refusing access to money and controlling many aspects of everyday life, like friendships and hobbies. (Webmaster's comment: We should have this as law in America also!)

12-11-14 #BBCtrending: #IStandWithJackie v #UVARapeHoax
#BBCtrending: #IStandWithJackie v #UVARapeHoax
It was probably only a matter of time before people on social media began speculating as to the identity of the woman at the centre of the University of Virginia rape controversy.

12-11-14 China police investigate 'vanished' Vietnamese brides
China police investigate 'vanished' Vietnamese brides
Chinese authorities are investigating the disappearance of more than 100 Vietnamese women in the northern province of Hebei, local media report.

12-8-14 India taxi rape allegation: Uber booking service banned in Delhi
India taxi rape allegation: Uber booking service banned in Delhi
Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, have banned international taxi-booking service Uber after a driver allegedly raped a female passenger. Protesters in Delhi tried to attack the taxi driver accused of rape as he was brought out of court.

12-7-14 India Uber taxi driver in Delhi rape allegation
India Uber taxi driver in Delhi rape allegation
A woman in India says she was raped by a taxi driver after booking the cab using the popular Uber smartphone app. The 26-year-old from Delhi told police she dozed off in the taxi and when she woke up the vehicle was parked in a secluded part of the capital. A medical examination found she had been raped, police say. A man suspected of being the driver has been arrested. Scuffles broke out at a protest in Delhi over the case.

12-6-14 Bill Cosby sex assault claim investigated by LA police
Bill Cosby sex assault claim investigated by LA police
Police in Los Angeles have opened an investigation into a woman's claims that Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15 years old.

12-5-14 Rolling Stone apologises for Virginia rape story
Rolling Stone apologises for Virginia rape story
Rolling Stone magazine is now backing away from a central part of its blockbuster story about sexual assault on the campus of the University of Virginia.

12-3-14 Bill Cosby sued for alleged under-age sexual abuse
Bill Cosby sued for alleged under-age sexual abuse
Bill Cosby is being sued for sexual assault by a woman who says the US comedian molested her when she was 15. Judy Huth's lawsuit alleges that Cosby molested her at the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles in 1974 and told her to lie about her age.

12-3-14 'Revenge porn' Facebook post leads to jail sentence
'Revenge porn' Facebook post leads to jail sentence
A man has been jailed after breaking a "revenge porn" law introduced in California last October.

12-3-14 Tugce Albayrak funeral: Thousands mourn in Germany
Tugce Albayrak funeral: Thousands mourn in Germany
Large crowds in Germany have been paying their final respects to a young woman who was killed defending two girls from harassment.

12-1-14 Why furious fightback sisters gripped India
Why furious fightback sisters gripped India
Two sisters who were filmed beating up men who were allegedly sexually harassing them on a bus in India, have been met with a chorus of adulation on social media. Within 24 hours the sisters became celebrities.

12-1-14 India 'Eve-tease' fightback video goes viral
India 'Eve-tease' fightback video goes viral
A video of two sisters beating up three men, who were allegedly sexually harassing them on a moving bus in India, has gone viral on social media. The men have been arrested and charged with assault, police said.

11-30-14 Tributes to German student killed for helping harassed women
Tributes to German student killed for helping harassed women
Tributes have been paid to a German student who died after she was beaten for stopping a group of men from harassing two women. Tugce Albayrak was in a coma for two weeks after the attack. Her parents decided to allow doctors to turn off her life support on her 23rd birthday.

11-28-14 Georgia domestic violence: Tbilisi murder raises fears
Georgia domestic violence: Tbilisi murder raises fears
When a university lecturer was shot dead by her ex-husband at her workplace in Tbilisi, it highlighted concerns about domestic violence in Georgia. Rights groups say the issue is under-reported and a recent law on domestic violence has had little effect, as the BBC's Caucasus correspondent, Rayhan Demytrie, reports.

11-28-14 Anna Krien: 'Boys are never taught not to rape'
Anna Krien: 'Boys are never taught not to rape'
The darker side of sport makes lurid headlines around the world, whether it's drugs, cheating, or the way some men treat women. Night Games, an investigation into the rape trial of an Aussie rules footballer has been awarded The William Hill Sports Book of the Year. It's author, Anna Krien is only the second woman to win the award in 26 years. She told BBC Breakfast about her book.

11-28-14 Japan paper Yomiuri Shimbun retracts 'sex slaves' references
Japan paper Yomiuri Shimbun retracts 'sex slaves' references
Japan's biggest newspaper has issued a controversial apology for using the term "sex slaves" when referring to women who worked in brothels set up for Japanese soldiers in World War Two. Former comfort women and their relatives have held demonstrations in Tokyo demanding justice. Japan apologised in 1993 for forcing thousands of women, many from China and South Korea, into army brothels. (Webmaster's comment: The women from occupied China and occupied South Korea were forced! They were sex slaves! Conservatives are always trying to sanitize history.)

11-27-14 Did Korea encourage sex work at US bases?
Did Korea encourage sex work at US bases?
More than 120 former prostitutes who worked near a US military base in South Korea are going to court to seek compensation from the Korean government. They say the authorities actively facilitated their work - and that the system has left them in poverty now that they are old.

11-27-14 Jian Ghomeshi: Radio host charged with sex abuse, bailed
Jian Ghomeshi: Radio host charged with sex abuse, bailed
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) host Jian Ghomeshi has appeared in court to face four sex assault charges and one of choking.

11-26-14 China drafts first national domestic violence law
China drafts first national domestic violence law
China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence, a move hailed by campaigners as a major step forward. Correspondents say domestic violence is starting to become more openly discussed in China. An art exhibition depicts domestic violence in China. Nearly 40% of Chinese women who are married or in a relationship have suffered abuse, according to state media.

11-24-14 'Rape culture' investigation shocks Virginia university
'Rape culture' investigation shocks Virginia university
The allegations made in the latest issue of Rolling Stone are shocking. An 18-year-old University of Virginia freshman attends a party at one of the school's oldest fraternities in the fall of 2012. "Jackie", as she is called in the article, is invited upstairs by her date, where she says she is gang raped by seven fraternity brothers. (Webmaster's comment: The worst punishment after many years of raping at the school was a single one year suspension. A one year suspension for a violent act of aggression against a women! Rape is a CRIME and should be treated as such! Every act of forcible rape of a woman should result in at least several years of jail time. The men that rape are CRIMINALS! Let's stop making excuses for these brutal men and punish them severely.)

11-24-14 In U.S., 37% Do Not Feel Safe Walking at Night Near Home
In U.S., 37% Do Not Feel Safe Walking at Night Near Home
Fewer than four in 10 adults in the U.S. (37%) say there is an area within a mile of where they live where they would be afraid to walk alone at night, similar to Americans' attitudes over the last decade and a half. Most Americans continue to feel safe in their immediate communities, with 63% saying they would not be afraid to walk alone there at night. Nearly half of all women, 45%, say they do not feel safe walking alone at night, compared with 27% of men. Though substantial, this 18-percentage-point "safety gap" between the genders is in line with historical trends, and larger gulfs have been measured in the recent past. For instance, in 2010, 50% of women said they did not feel safe walking at home at night, compared with 22% of men, for a difference of 28 points.

11-24-14 Turkey president Erdogan: Women are not equal to men
Turkey president Erdogan: Women are not equal to men
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said women cannot be treated as equal to men, and has accused feminists of rejecting motherhood. "You cannot put women and men on an equal footing," he told a meeting in Istanbul. "It is against nature."

11-19-14 Flushing is a feminist issue this World Toilet Day
Flushing is a feminist issue this World Toilet Day
Worldwide, 526 million women have no choice but to go to the toilet out in the open. Chandni's village Kathara in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, made global headlines in May when two cousins were allegedly gang-raped and murdered when they ventured out at night to relieve themselves. With the help of a charitable organisation, Kathara now has its own toilets.

11-19-14 Four sentenced to death for Pakistan 'honour killing'
Four sentenced to death for Pakistan 'honour killing'
A Pakistani court has given the death sentence to four people for bludgeoning to death a pregnant relative who had married against their consent.

11-17-14 What did St Paul say about women?
What did St Paul say about women?
Can two sides in a debate - both composed of sincere, intelligent people - look at precisely the same set of evidence and reach precisely opposite verdicts? "Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says." First letter to the Corinthians. "I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet." First letter to Timothy. (Webmaster's comment: What could be clearer? No matter what religion you practice or what system of government you live under or what culture you live in, historically women are chattel and subservient to men.)

11-17-14 Is violence more common in same-sex relationships?
Is violence more common in same-sex relationships?
A study in the US suggests that same-sex relationships suffer higher levels of domestic violence than heterosexual ones. Why is this, and how are Americans dealing with the problem?

11-17-14 Tenth of British men 'pay for sex'
Tenth of British men 'pay for sex'
More than one in 10 men have paid for sex, according to a major study of British sexual habits. Just 0.1% of the women aged 16-74 surveyed had paid for sex, but 11% of the men said they had at some point in their lives. The men who had paid for sex had, on average, more than double the number of sexual partners - 32 compared with 14. The most likely age group to have recently paid for sex were those in their late 20s and early 30s. Other characteristics of those likely to pay for sex included being single, having a managerial or professional job and drug use.

11-17-14 Bill Cosby faces growing chorus over sex abuse claims
Bill Cosby faces growing chorus over sex abuse claims
This time it started with a stand-up comedy video that went viral and an ill-considered Twitter campaign. Now Bill Cosby, oft-celebrated comedian and star of one of the highest-rated US television programmes in the 1980s, is being asked to once again publicly deny allegations that he committed multiple sexual assaults over the course of his career.

11-16-14 Bill Cosby says he will not comment on sex abuse claims
Bill Cosby says he will not comment on sex abuse claims
Bill Cosby will not comment on "decade old" allegations of sexual assault which have resurfaced in recent weeks, his lawyer has said. In a statement, he said the charges had been discredited, and that repeating them "does not make them true". Several women have accused the comedian of sexual assault going back almost 30 years. Mr Cosby has always denied the accusations, and has never faced any charges.

11-14-14 Rehtaeh Parsons case: No jail over photo of 'assault'
Rehtaeh Parsons case: No jail over photo of 'assault'
A young Canadian man who admitted taking a photo of an alleged sexual assault, after which the woman killed herself, avoids jail time. Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, killed herself after photos of the incident were widely shared and months of cyber-bullying from her peers.

11-4-14 The man who killed his daughter's rapist
The man who killed his daughter's rapist
The case of an Indian man who tortured and killed his daughter's alleged rapist has shocked the country - but many are hailing him as a hero. The BBC's Geeta Pandey met the family. The father - who cannot be named for legal reasons - voluntarily turned himself in to the police saying he believed his victim deserved such torture. He believed the man had raped his 13-year-old daughter. (Webmaster's comment: There is no excuse for taking the law into your own hands. It is never right and much to often you harm or kill the wrong person. Then you're more wrong than the original criminal and deserve the full punishment for your crime.)

11-3-14 Where are the white men?
Where are the white men?
The two-minute video of a woman being sexually harassed as she walked the streets of New York has become an internet sensation, garnering more than 31 million hits on YouTube in just five days. It has also sparked an online debate over what the video does - and doesn't - show. Isn't harassment of women walking alone in urban areas--(as men do freely & without incident)--a matter of neighborhoods? In NYC, certainly. Basically Rob Bliss is a rich white guy with a vested interest in portraying poor black men as the sole perpetrators of street harassment.

11-3-14 Ukraine conflict: Summary justice in rebel east
Ukraine conflict: Summary justice in rebel east
A show of hands by the audience was what it took to decide the fate of two alleged rapists in Ukraine's rebel east. But the video also shows the battalion commander, Alexei Mozgovoi, using the opportunity to issue a warning to all residents. "Too many women go to restaurants," he said. "What kind of example do they show to their children? From now on, we will arrest all women we find in restaurants and cafes." (Webmaster's comment: Mob "justice" at work, but as always blame the women.)

10-30-14 Jian Ghomeshi abuse claims ignite debate
Jian Ghomeshi abuse claims ignite debate
Fresh allegations that radio host Jian Ghomeshi abused women have sparked intense online discussion about sexual violence.

10-29-14 100 Women 2014: Violence at home is India's 'failing'
100 Women 2014: Violence at home is India's 'failing'
About once every five minutes an incident of domestic violence is reported in India, under its legal definition of "cruelty by husband or his relatives". The BBC investigates, analysing crime data and hearing the testimony of victims. (Webmaster's comment: I'd love to see the same report for the United States, the country which only has 1/4 the number of people as India but had 84,376 reported rapes, 2-1/2 times that of India. It's a raper's paradise in America!)

10-28-14 The video that shows what street harassment is like
The video that shows what street harassment is like
A video showing a young woman being pestered by catcallers has gone viral, re-igniting the debate about street harassment. (Webmaster's comment: You'd think we were living in India. See news article above.)

10-20-14 Seven bodies linked to murder suspect found in Indiana
Seven bodies linked to murder suspect found in Indiana
The bodies of seven women have been recovered in the US state of Indiana as a man confessed to a recent murder and led authorities to more.

10-20-14 Hannah Graham suspect Jesse Matthew charged with other rape
Hannah Graham suspect Jesse Matthew charged with other rape
DThe man suspected in the disappearance of British-born student Hannah Graham has been charged with abducting and raping another woman in 2005.

10-19-14 Hannah Graham: Body found in US missing girl search
Hannah Graham: Body found in US missing girl search
Virginia police say they have found a body which could be that of British-born student Hannah Graham, 18, who vanished in Charlottesville last month. Jesse Matthew, 32, was charged last month with abducting Ms Graham for the purpose of sexual assault. Police are linking him to an earlier disappearance, and to a rape in 2012.

10-18-14 The forgotten women of the 'war in the East'
The forgotten women of the 'war in the East'
Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North has won this year's Man Booker Prize. But there's more to the "war in the East" than the horrors of the Burma railway says novelist Isabel Wolff. Ten thousand British civilians were interned in China, Singapore and Hong Kong, while 3,000 American civilians were interned in the Philippines, at Santo Tomas. By far the largest group were the 108,000 Dutch civilians, 62,000 of them women and children, who were sent to camps on Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Timor. Their ordeal was to last three and half years and would claim the lives of 13,000, due to starvation, exhaustion and disease.

10-17-14 Lawyer brings baby to court, gets 'humiliated'
Lawyer brings baby to court, gets 'humiliated'
When a lawyer asked a Georgia judge to postpone a hearing because she'd just had a baby, he refused. When she brought the baby to court, he berated her for poor parenting. The judge became the focus of online outrage, including from several attorneys who said sexism is still common in the courtroom.

10-15-14 Kesha accuses producer Dr Luke of sexual and emotional abuse
Kesha accuses producer Dr Luke of sexual and emotional abuse
Kesha has sued producer Dr Luke for alleged sexual and emotional abuse.

10-14-14 Delhi call centre worker gang rape: Five convicted
Delhi call centre worker gang rape: Five convicted
A court in India has convicted five men of the November 2010 abduction and gang rape of a call centre worker. (Webmaster's comment: Four years after the brutal gang raping. Speedy justice does not seem to be a high priority for India rapists.)

10-10-14 Angelina Jolie receives honorary damehood
Angelina Jolie receives honorary damehood
Actress Angelina Jolie has been made an honorary dame by the Queen for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.

10-9-14 Will 'yes means yes' laws change the rules of sex?
Will 'yes means yes' laws change the rules of sex?
Could sex on university campuses soon require a lot more talking? California Governor Jerry Brown signed the country's first affirmative consent law last week, which requires that both partners give ongoing consent during sexual activity. The law defines affirmative consent as a conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. Under the law, lack of protest, silence or previous sexual history do not count as consent. (Webmaster's comment: A lot more talking? How hard is it to say "Do you want to make love?" and "Yes." Those that object to this law are mostly the males who depend on a women surrending against her will because she is afraid, drunk, drugged, or unconscious. Having sex with a woman without her consent or against her will is forcible rape, PERIOD.)

10-8-14 Afghan executions: Five hanged for Paghman gang-rape
Afghan executions: Five hanged for Paghman gang-rape
Five Afghan men convicted of gang-raping four women have been executed in a case that sparked national outrage.

10-3-14 Australia orders inquiry into Nauru abuse claims
Australia orders inquiry into Nauru abuse claims
Australia has ordered an inquiry into claims that asylum seekers have been abused at its Nauru detention camp. The allegations include claims of staff sexually abusing women and children, and incidents of self-harm.

10-2-14 Dallas Cowboys: CJ Spillman investigated over sexual assault
Dallas Cowboys: CJ Spillman investigated over sexual assault
American football player CJ Spillman is being investigated over an alleged sexual assault, police say. Earlier this month Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely after a video emerged of him punching his then-fiancee. After Rice was suspended, Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on child-abuse charges. And Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been charged over accusations he broke his wife's nose during a domestic dispute in July.

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