The Rape-aXe: Giving Women Teeth in a World of Rape Dangers
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The Rape-aXe: Giving Women Teeth in a World of Rape Dangers

Rape is a serious problem, both in the United States as well as around the world. In South Africa, occasionally referred to as the rape capital of the world, some statistics claim there is a rape every 17 seconds. Faced with bleak numbers like that, and working with rape survivors, Sonnet Ehlers despaired over the grim …

Is It Rape? A Handy Guide
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Is It Rape? A Handy Guide

Is It Rape? A Handy Guide (via Firebrand Progressives)

You’ve heard a lot about rape the past couple of years, all sorts of loose talk about rape jokes and rape babies and rape culture, the kind of heated, polarizing discussion you probably figured would end with the last election cycle. Instead, the…

UN survey reveals Asia-Pacific rape crisis
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UN survey reveals Asia-Pacific rape crisis

UN survey reveals Asia-Pacific rape crisis (via AFP)

Nearly a quarter of men surveyed in six Asia-Pacific countries admit to committing rape, often against their own partners, according to a UN report published Tuesday that exposes widespread violence against women. Based on anonymous interviews with…