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The myth of how the hijab protects women against sexual assault | Women Under Siege Project

Continuing to perpetuate the myth of the magical hijab only makes the problem grow. It doesn’t actually solve anything. For that, we need to be able to openly talk about this problem, raise awareness, educate people, draft laws against it, and have law enforcement agencies that actually act upon criminal complaints against men who carry out these crimes. If that had been in place in the 1980s, maybe Neelo—or the millions of other victims like her—wouldn’t have had to endure the pain she lived with for years.

To wear or not to wear the hijab is a personal choice that must be protected. Many women who wear it choose to do so and take joy in their gesture of modesty and piety. This, however, is not about the hijab or women’s choice. It’s about pseudo-science and misogyny.

The myth of how the hijab protects women against sexual assault | Women Under Siege Project.

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September 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Posted in Safety

The Myth of the Teenage Temptress: Or Why A Young Girl Can Not Consent to Sex With An Adult Man | xoJane

Stacey Rambold, a Senior High teacher convicted of raping 14-year-old Cherice Morales, who later committed suicide, was sentenced to spend just 30 days in jail. The judge justified his decision in part by saying he listened to recorded statements given by Morales before her death and believes that while she was a troubled youth, she was “as much in control of the situation” as Rambold.

The judge also said Morales was “older than her chronological age.”

Yep, you read that right. A 14-year-old ” troubled youth” who eventually committed suicide (as a direct result of the sexual assault and its aftermath, according to her mother) had “control over the situation” with a 49-year-old rapist.

The Myth of the Teenage Temptress: Or Why A Young Girl Can Not Consent to Sex With An Adult Man | xoJane.

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September 11, 2013 at 3:44 am

Posted in Safety, Sexism

Twitter / UltraViolet: Believe it or not, lots of …

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August 17, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Posted in Safety, Violence

36 Senators Introduce Bill Prohibiting Virtually Any New Law Helping Workers | ThinkProgress

More than three-quarters of the Senate Republican caucus signed onto legislation introduced Wednesday by Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Rand Paul (R-KY) that could render it virtually impossible for Congress to enact any legislation intended to improve working conditions or otherwise regulate the workplace. Had their bill been in effect during the Twentieth Century, for example, there would likely be no nationwide minimum wage, no national ban on workplace discrimination, no national labor law and no overtime in most industries.

36 Senators Introduce Bill Prohibiting Virtually Any New Law Helping Workers | ThinkProgress.

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August 3, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Posted in Plutocracy, Safety

This Comedian Just Pointed Out What Dudes Never Think Of When Asking A Woman Out

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July 29, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Posted in Safety, Violence