Disney’s Rape Problem

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Disney. Now there’s a word that’s bound to conjure up some kind of feeling in pretty much everyone in the western world. And, I mean, love ’em or hate ’em (and there are tons of people in both camps), you can’t ignore the fact that, as a brand, they’ve…

Woman sexually assaulted by court marshall, arrested by same cop

*Trigger Warning: Sexual assault* What fresh hell is this? A court marshall in the Clark County courts (aka Las Vegas) is seen violating a woman’s civil rights after she accuses him of an improper body search and sexual assault. The judge presiding over the court TURNS HER BACK and plays with the victim’s two year-old…

Advertisers respond to Facebook campaign highlighting site-wide gender-based violence

Just days since a massive campaign was launched by a coalition of more than 40 groups and individuals, advertisers have already begun to act swiftly about seeing their ads adjacent to images depicting rape and violence against women on Facebook. Indeed, the response has inspired hope that the demands in the Open Letter to Facebook…