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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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Katie Hopkins makes rape threat.

This is Katie Hopkins’ response to Laurie Penny having the unmitigated gall to express an opinion on Twitter.:   This is very clearly a rape threat. It is not just a threat directed at Laurie Penny – but at every single woman who has opinions. It is the language of misogyny created to silence women more »

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Consensual v Non-consensual Porn

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2015/jan/21/naked-pictures-this-is-what-i-did-revenge-porn-emma-holten-video Thought this to be an interesting article on how one woman, Emma Holten, decided to reclaim control from those who would attempt to erode her self-worth both as a woman and as a human being. Not sure of her methods, and maybe this is playing right into the hands of those (men) who suggest more »

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BEING STALKED DOESN’T FEEL “KIND OF EXCITING”

(cross-posted with permission from Murder of Goths) I read something today which made me angry, turns out that in preparation for his role in The Fall, Jamie Dornan.. actually.. let me tell you in his own words.. I, like, followed a woman off the train one day to see what it felt like to pursue someone more »

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Besotted vs Controlling

The Northern Echo published an article on March 15th with the headline “Besotted Darlington man behind bars after terrifying campaign against partner” The article was promptly challenged by Professor Nicole Westmarland who asked them to change the word ‘besotted’ to ‘controlling’. The online edition was updated very quickly. They also added a link to Women’s more »

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“Mr Andrews now realises, in hindsight, that his actions were inappropriate and misguided.”

According to the Hull Daily Mail, former Humberside Police chief superintendent Colin Andrews was recently: “convicted by a jury of witness intimidation, aggravated stalking, harassment and assault in January following a six-week trial at Manchester Crown Court. He was cleared of further charges of rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and another assault.”. The public apology, more »

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Domestic Violence in 50 Shades of Grey

On 12th February, Karen Ingala Smith, in partnership with Women’s Aid, will launch The Femicide Census: Profiles of Women Killed By Men, at a conference in London.  Meanwhile, less than two miles away, hundreds of fans will be gathering for the UK premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey – the film-adaptation of EL James’ highly successful novel.  The two events might seem unconnected.  But for practitioners, those who are aware of domestic abuse more »

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Police and Domestic Violence: What we’re not talking about

Media coverage of the two unnamed police officers who referred to a woman who was experiencing domestic violence as a ‘fucking slag’ and a ‘bitch’ in a conversation recorded by her voicemail has been intense. Much of it has been very clear about issues with the first investigation made by West Midlands Police which led Alex more »

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