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Women Rape

For Victims Of Sexual Assault, There's Little Incentive To Come Forward -- Besides 'Justice'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women

Given the emotional turmoil and shame attached to rape, it's hard enough for women to come forward once they've been sexually assaulted. Add in the al...

Why We Cannot Be Part of the 54 Percent of Women Who Do Not Report Sexual Assault

Lisa Solod | Posted 06.23.2013 | Crime
Lisa Solod

Rape has always been about power, not about sex, despite the myriad misunderstandings about the crime itself and the shaming of the victims. So I say we give up our privacy in the fight for justice, for education: in the quest to take back some of the power we have lost by being attacked.

State of Emergency: The War on Women's Bodies

Gillian Schutte | Posted 05.02.2013 | World
Gillian Schutte

In South Africa the war on women is nothing less than a national calamity as women and children have become victims of a current crisis of masculinity. Whether it is centered on white paranoia, privileged entitlement or economic desperation, the rage is turned onto women.

Protests Against Rape in India: Can the Myth of Male Protection Be Shaken?

Inderpal Grewal | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
Inderpal Grewal

One of the hallmarks of patriarchy is that it allows men to be either rapists or protectors, or even both. The recent gang rape and subsequent death of a young woman in Delhi could and should shake the belief in the myth of male protection.

No More Rape

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eve Ensler

Why are we still arguing over the definition of genocide and femicide and spending fortunes counting the numbers of raped women rather than stopping the atrocities?