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Let’s stop romanticising the misguided, possibly dangerous actions of spurned men, by @sianushka

Stunts to win back ex-girlfriends reflect a culture that doesn’t respect women’s safety and autonomy, says Sian Norris On Saturday, the Bristol Post reported the story of how a 34-year-old man was intending to play one of the city’s public pianos in order to “win” back his ex girlfriend. Calling the woman who he’d been more »

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John Nimmo is not a ‘troll’: Defining male violence online

John Nimmo has been charged with sending “a message causing anxiety or distress” at the South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. The charges stem from multiple emails sent to Luciana Berger, the Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree. One email allegedly included this statement: “she is going to get it like Jo Cox did”. Nimmo has been remanded more »

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An Unbelievable Story of Rape by @MarshallProj

An unbelievable story of rape is an examination of the reality of “false rape allegations” in the US context. This is what “false allegations” look like: a litany of police failures leading to a n 18 year old victim, who spent her life in the foster care system, being labeled a liar and charged with filing a more »

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“Fifty Shades of Grey” Saviour of Relationships or Abuser’s Handbook by Isabelle Kerr

Winner – Best Blog Write to End Violence Against Women Awards Isabelle Kerr “Fifty Shades of Grey” Saviour of Relationships or Abuser’s Handbook Glasgow Rape Crisis Blog On 14th February 2015, the much hyped film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey will be on general release in cinemas across the UK. For anyone who has missed this publishing more »

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#PeepleApp puts actual people at risk of harassment, abuse, stalking and violence.

We woke up this morning to a Twitter feed full of women raising serious concerns about a new app called Peeple, which gives you the opportunity to rate people from 1-5 and write reviews. If this weren’t concerning enough when considering cyberbullying, users can upload profiles for other people using their mobile number. The owner more »

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The Chivalrous Violation of Women’s Bodies by @WomenCanSee

The Chivalrous Violation of Women’s Bodies by @WomenCanSee If women don’t want to be grabbed, pulled, & kissed, we should avoid the company of gentleman. It is a gentleman’s right to display “chivalrous” drunken behaviour: • moving to sit closely right behind the only other bus passenger- a woman…chivalry!; • leaning over her shoulder so more »

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We’ve reported @ fucktyler for inciting harassment and threats of violence.

The feminist campaign Collective Shout have been campaigning to have the Australian government deny a visa to rapper Tyler, The Creator whose misogynistic lyrics advocate rape and the abuse of women. Yesterday, Tyler tweeted out this message: Since then Coralie Alison, director of Collective Shout, has received a barrage of abusive, threatening tweets which constitute more »

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Mark Zuckerberg: Supporting male violence through the “legal name” policy

It takes a certain sort of low to co-opt violence against women as means to increase an already pretty immense personal fortune.  Step forward Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and immoveable defender of Facebook’s “real names” policy. As issue, this may not have crossed your radar. However, it has been steadily gaining momentum since early 2014, more »

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