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Gail Dines: The Shocking Suspension of Dr. Price

By Gail Dines / Counterpunch As colleges become more corporate, we are hearing more and more stories of academics being sanctioned for having the audacity to speak out against corporate malfeasance. Not only does this limit the free speech of academics, it also serves to scare teachers into adhering to the hegemonic discourse. The latest … Continue reading Gail Dines: The Shocking Suspension of Dr. Price

Sexual violence, breast cancer, and birth defects: how fracking impacts women

By Sara Jerving / PR Watch Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has generated widespread media attention this year. The process, which injects water and chemicals into the ground to release “natural” gas and oil from shale bedrock, has been shown to contribute significantly to air and water pollution and has even been linked to earthquakes. But … Continue reading Sexual violence, breast cancer, and birth defects: how fracking impacts women

UN reports 2.4 million people are victims of trafficking; 80% being exploited as sexual slaves

By Edith M. Lederer / Associated Press The U.N. crime-fighting office said Tuesday that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent of them are being exploited as sexual slaves. Yuri Fedotov, the head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, told a daylong … Continue reading UN reports 2.4 million people are victims of trafficking; 80% being exploited as sexual slaves

Brazil’s Supreme Court accepts “sex work” defense for man who raped three 12-year-old girls

By Amnesty International The acquittal by Brazil’s Supreme Court of a man accused of raping three 12-year-old girls on the basis that they were allegedly “sex-workers” is an outrageous affront to the most basic human rights and it has no place in Brazil today, said Amnesty International. The decision confirmed earlier rulings by state-level courts … Continue reading Brazil’s Supreme Court accepts “sex work” defense for man who raped three 12-year-old girls

Minority and indigenous women in Kenya targeted for sexual violence, torture, and murder

By Shadrack Kavilu / Gáldu Women from minority and indigenous communities are targeted for sexual violence, torture and killings specifically because of their ethnic, religious or indigenous identity, says a report by Minority Rights Group International (MRG). The report launched recently during the International Women’s Day says that minority and Indigenous women are most vulnerable … Continue reading Minority and indigenous women in Kenya targeted for sexual violence, torture, and murder

Video: Gail Dines discusses her book Pornland

“Pornland: How Porn has Hijacked our Sexuality takes an unflinching look at today’s porn industry: the stories woven into the images, the impact on our culture, the effects on us as men and women, the business machine that creates and markets porn, and the growing legitimacy of porn in mainstream media. Above all, Pornland examines … Continue reading Video: Gail Dines discusses her book Pornland

Gail Dines: A Putrid Misogyny

By Gail Dines / Counterpunch Ever since Rush let out his true feelings about women as “sluts” and “prostitutes” – and  inadvertently revealed his porn use – the media and blogosphere has been alive with discussions about the Republican “war on women”. You have to hand it to these Republican fools, they do seem to … Continue reading Gail Dines: A Putrid Misogyny