Posts tagged "rape"
"Rape Is Rape" Bill Fails in NY Senate, Bronx Teacher Vows to Continue Her Fight for Justice

“Rape Is Rape” Bill Fails in NY Senate, Bronx Teacher Vows to Continue Her Fight for Justice

[Trigger Warning: This post contains references to sexually violent acts and threatening behavior.] Lydia Cuomo, a 27-year-old Bronx teacher, was brutally raped at gunpoint by drunken off-duty cop Michael Pena. That was in August 2011, but over the past year Cuomo has traveled to Albany, NY numerous times to tell her horrific story in hopes of finally finding...
11-Year-Old Chilean Rape Victim in Jeopardy

11-Year-Old Chilean Rape Victim in Jeopardy

The life threatening pregnancy of an 11-year-old rape victim is sparking debate around abortion in the socially conservative country of Chile. The girl is fourteen weeks into the pregnancy, and doctors are reporting that both she and her fetus are at high risk. The pregnancy is the result of rape by her mother's partner. The...
UN Passes Resolution to Address Rights for Those Affected by Rape as a War Tactic

UN Passes Resolution to Address Rights for Those Affected by Rape as a War Tactic

On Monday, the United Nations passed a resolution to address the use of rape as a war tactic and establish the rights of victims of war-time rape to include comprehensive sexual and reproductive health. UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon addressed the Security Council before the debate, "Sexual violence, whenever and wherever it occurs, is a vile...
John Derbyshire and James Taranto Miss The Point in Pieces About Military Sexual Assault

John Derbyshire and James Taranto Miss The Point in Pieces About Military Sexual Assault

These aren't the kinds of conversations or the kind of attitude we, as a nation, need to have perpetuated in the media.
WHO: Violence Against Women is a Crisis of "Epidemic Proportions"

WHO: Violence Against Women is a Crisis of “Epidemic Proportions”

This study could be the foundation of a new era that may lead us to the end of violence against women as a whole.
Indian Women's Rights Activists Arrested

Indian Women’s Rights Activists Arrested

Police arrested and detained 13 women's rights activists Thursday after anti-rape protests swelled in West Bengal, India.
Texas Air Force Recruiter Sentenced to 27 Years in Sexual Assault Scandal

Texas Air Force Recruiter Sentenced to 27 Years in Sexual Assault Scandal

Technical Sergeant Jaime Rodriguez was sentenced Friday to 27 years in prison for sexually assaulting over 20 women during his 13-year tenure in the Air Force.
House Committee Advances Nationwide Abortion Ban

House Committee Advances Nationwide Abortion Ban

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee voted 20 to 12 along party lines to approve a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks nationwide. The bill now goes before the full House of Representatives, and could be brought up for debate as early as next week.
India’s Tipping Point: Death of Rape Victim Sparks Global Outrage

India’s Tipping Point: Death of Rape Victim Sparks Global Outrage

The brutal gang-rape and death of a 23-year-old female medical student in India has prompted outrage and horror around the world. The physiotherapy student was tortured and raped by a group of six men on Dec. 16 armed with a metal bar on a private bus in New Delhi. She died from her injuries in a Singapore...