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Rajasthan Woman alleges man raped her promising marriage

Aug 26, 2014

Rajasthan Woman alleges man raped her promising marriage

A 25-year-old woman has alleged that she was raped by a man on the pretext of marriage for three years in Kartarpura area here, police said today. #India #Rape #Women #sexual violence against women in India
Kolkata Man throws acid on wife suspecting extra-marital affair

Aug 26, 2014

Kolkata Man throws acid on wife suspecting extra-marital affair

Enraged over his wife's alleged extra-marital affair, a man Tuesday threw acid at her, injuring her and two others in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, police said. #India #Kolkata #Violence against women #Acid attack #acid attack victims #victims of acid attacks
With police as backers, Kerala's moral policing nightmare is far from over

Aug 04, 2014

With police as backers, Kerala's moral policing nightmare is far from over

All's not well with God's own country, to repeat a cliche. In a classic case of protectors turning into predators, the police in Kerala seem to be giving thugs in Kerala serious competition in the nuisance department. #Violence against women #Women #Kerala Police #moral policing #sexual violence against women in India #Police in Kerala
Man gets ten years in prison for raping 92-year-old

Aug 01, 2014

Man gets ten years in prison for raping 92-year-old

A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to ten years in prison by a court here for raping a 92-year-old woman four years ago. #India #Rape #Women #sexual violence against women in India

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Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene: Medieval mindsets cut across parties

Mar 24, 2014

Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene: Medieval mindsets cut across parties

My point is that medieval mindsets cut across parties and if you're going to castigate politicians for it, reprimand them all. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Violence against women #Rape #Sri Ram Sene #Women's rights #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Pramod Muthalik
Ford ad another example of why Indian thinking must change

Mar 26, 2013

Ford ad another example of why Indian thinking must change

Having an ad with women tied up in the boot of a car wouldn't matter if the men viewed it as a fiction. The Ford India ad is a problem because too many people CAN'T tell the difference between words and images and their own actions. #HowThisWorks #Violence against women #Rape #Ford India

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Ford ad another example of why Indian thinking must change

Aug 30, 2014

Victim of Domestic Violence in Guatemala Is Ruled Eligible for Asylum in U.S.

The nation’s highest immigration court has found for the first time that women who are victims of severe domestic violence in their home countries can be eligible for asylum in the United States... #Guatemala #United States
Ford ad another example of why Indian thinking must change

Aug 26, 2014

The Passion Plays That Spark The Activism Of Modern Female Filmmakers

As I was watching the trailer for STILL, a film about a young woman in an abusive relationship that is directed by 22-year-old Slater Jewell-Kemker, I started to think about what drives young filmmakers to pour every cent and every ounce of energy th... #Guatemala #United States
Ford ad another example of why Indian thinking must change

Aug 14, 2014

Surprising White House Executive Action Critics: The Brother's Keeper Philanthropy Controversy

It’s not often that President Obama faces criticism from the liberal left regarding his Administration’s policy initiatives in matters involving race and disadvantage.   Which is what makes so notable an opinion piece in the latest Chronicle of Phila... #Guatemala #United States