Excerpt republished from the ABC 29th May 2015 A young woman stands in a room with several men around her. She tells the men that she is taking women’s studies at university. They respond by grabbing her throat to silence her. They move onto slapping her and pulling off her clothes. The scene that follows… Read More The Unspeakable Truth: Pornography and Violence Against Women
No Brasil, mais um Carnaval se vai. Estive no país durante o mês de Carnaval, principalmente porque é a terra natal de meu marido. Mesmo com Carnaval em pleno andamento, foi relativamente fácil ignorar a farra, festança e bundas rebolando que ladeavam todas as telas de TV, já que por grande parte do tempo haviam… Read More Lições do Brasil 1: ‘Positividade sexual’ é o novo Puritanismo
In Brazil, Carnaval has just wrapped up for another year. I was in the country for the month of Carnaval, mostly because it’s my partner’s homeland. But even with Carnaval in full swing, it was easy enough to disregard the pomp and fanfare and jiggling butts that flanked every TV screen. For a large part,… Read More Lessons from Brazil 1: sex positivity as the new puritanism
This is an extract from the ABC’s full article ran on 24th March 2015 Gender is back in news, thanks to the controversy surrounding the Safe Schools program. This program attempts to educate Australian children on gender and sexual diversity, exploring topics like “OMG my friend’s queer.” While the anti-bullying message that motivates Safe Schools is… Read More Gender Neutrality or Enforcement?
Today the downturn of women’s rights is smacking us upside the face. Femicide is reaching such epidemic proportions that nations like Brazil are introducing special legislation against it. Australia’s rate of sexual violence has jumped 20% in a year, statistics that are reflected in a host of other countries. The global scourge of trafficking continues… Read More Are you a good feminist? Bad feminist? Is it really about you?
Between the pulling of Grand Theft Auto V from Target Australia and the increasing number of women who want to be treated like humans, men are under attack like never before. A widely-read article by Milo Yiannopoulos, published at Breitbart, recently decried the excruciating oppression facing men, who, with the advent of women’s right to… Read More Men suffering on sexodus – the right to rape
Originally posted on Psychology Benefits Society:
This post continues our new blog series on poverty. As our nation reflects on its progress in fighting poverty over the last 50 years, this blog series will highlight how psychology can contribute further to this discussion. By Dawn X. Henderson, PhD (Assistant Professor, Winston-Salem State University) From Washington, DC and…