Violence Against Women


The Enduring Power of Hillary Clinton’s Beijing Speech
05 Sep 2015

The Enduring Power of Hillary Clinton’s Beijing Speech

Twenty years ago today, then First Lady Hillary Clinton traveled to Beijing to address the UN delegation despite the “handwringing” of some in her husband’s administration. In defiance of the State Department and the Chinese Government, Mrs. Clinton spoke the words that still have deep resonance today: “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all.” The New York...

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Why Is Violence Against Women of Color Ignored?
30 Jun 2015

Why Is Violence Against Women of Color Ignored?

2 million injuries and 1,300 deaths are caused each year as a result of domestic violence. No cultural, religious, socioeconomic or ethnic backgrounds is immune, but a topic that continues to get even less attention is the shocking level of violence, domestic or otherwise, against women of color.  To date, over 12 million people have seen the video of bikini-clad 15 year old Dajerria Becton...

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15 May 2015

Jameis Winston Rape Case: Big Bully or Finally Fighting Back?

For years Jameis Winston, Heisman quarterback from Florida State University, has defended himself after being accused of raping a fellow student. Bobby Bowden – legendary Florida State coach – said “he was an embarrassment in a lot of ways to the university.” Now the number one NFL rookie in the country, Winston is now taking the position of offense: he has filed a counter suit...

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Beating Women Is Okay When You Have Enough Money
05 May 2015

Beating Women Is Okay When You Have Enough Money

Despite a number of groups boycotting the Floyd Mayweather fight owing to his history of domestic violence, his Las Vegas bout, for which he was paid $200 million dollars, went off without a hitch Saturday.  In fact, seats sold out in 60 seconds. How much longer are we going to ignore the truth about those who abuse women?  There are athletes in all sports who...

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18 Apr 2015

The Daily Show Could Help Pass a Bill to Help Rape Victims

“The Daily Show aired a segment entitled “Parenting With the Enemy,” which exposed a shocking loophole that existed in 31 states as of last year.* In those states, a woman did not have the right to terminate the parental rights of her rapist, potentially exposing children conceived during a rape to violent attackers.” Per political strategist and commentator Shawna Vercher, this issue has caused concern...

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