In a study of 1,355 privately insured women who went to the hospital after being raped, researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina and Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that the average victim had to pay $948 in medical bills.Read More
NM City Councilor Responds to Women’s March With Domestic Violence Joke, Is Example of How Trump Has Normalized Misogyny
The Women's March was an event that gave voice to the voiceless, united women of different backgrounds, and sent a clear message of protest. For many others, like J.R. Doporto, it was an opportunity to release the inner misogynist.Read More
At the Television Critics Association summer press tour yesterday, new HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys took the stage in a question and answer session on behalf of the network. Moments into the Q&A, though, Bloys seemed unable or perhaps incapable of answering the questions that were posed regarding the decision of the network's shows to equip the plot device of sexualized violence against women.Read More
India's Telecommunications Ministry has made it mandatory that mobile phone companies implement a panic button on their phones in response to the slew of reported cases of sexual assault and violence against women.Read More
"Treat us like we have names" - Michel'le
After an apology Dr. Dre gave to The New York Times about his violence toward the "women [he] hurt," two of those women - Dee Barnes and Michel'le - have responded to that apology.Read More
Well, it seems as though the noise surrounding the erasure of violence against women from Straight Outta Compton got loud enough for Dr. Dre to say something about it.Read More
So, what happened?
And the Straight Outta Compton train just keeps on going. According to a story in the L.A. Times, Compton screenwriter, Jonathan Herman, did include a scene depicting Dr. Dre beating Dee Barnes in his original draft of the film. (Trigger Warning: The scene is described very briefly, so if you're not comfortable reading depictions of violence, skip the next paragraph)Read More
Listen. Remember. Discuss.
We all enjoy problematic things. Sometimes, we don't even realize that the thing we love is problematic until someone else points it out, because the problems with it don't affect us personally. And yes, it is possible to like something, while simultaneously recognizing that there are things it could've done better, or that there are ways in which it harms an already maligned group.Read More
Time has passed, right?
A lot has changed, and a lot has progressed for women. And yet.Read More
An incredibly upsetting story, but one deserving of global recognition. Trigger warning for violence and harassment.Read More
Over the last two months, the Gamergate movement has consistently harassed women out of both the gaming industry and their homes. After Anita Sarkeesian was forced to cancel a speech in Utah due to terror threats, she called for the media and the gaming industry to take a strong stage against the "movement" - and now, one of gaming's biggest players is taking up the charge.Read More
Well, it's finally happened. Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian, who's long been a target of harassment and abuse for her work on how women are portrayed in video games, was forced to cancel a public appearance due to safety concerns in light of a threat against her and the institution where she was scheduled to speak. Trigger warning for violence, particularly violence against women.Read More
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Remember When Deep Silver Apologized For Selling A Woman’s Dismembered Body With Dead Island? They’re Still Selling It.
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UPDATED: The Makers Of Dead Island Would Like You To Purchase This Woman’s Dismembered Torso (Really)
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"In making this Tomb Raider origins story our aim was to take Lara Croft on an exploration of what makes her the character she embodies in late Tomb Raider games. One of the character defining moments for Lara in the game, which has incorrectly been referred to as an 'attempted rape' scene is the content we showed at this year's E3 and which over a million people have now seen in our recent trailer entitled 'Crossroads'. This is where Lara is forced to kill another human for the first time. In this particular section, while there is a threatening undertone in the sequence and surrounding drama, it never goes any further than the scenes that we have already shown publicly. Sexual assault of any kind is categorically not a theme that we cover in this game."[Warning: This post will contain a discussion of rape and violence against women.] Read More