BY Susan Avett
on Oct 31, 2014
Anything that gets viewed more than 16,000,000 times over a four-day period is bound to garner a response. But the YouTube sensation, “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” released by Hollaback! earlier this week received some responses that weren’t expected and were far more concerning than most could have imagined.
Most of the conversation surrounding the video has been positive. Read More
BY Sarah Thomasson
on Oct 16, 2014
Anita Sarkeesian, an academic, video game critic and outspoken feminist, has chosen to cancel a speaking event at Utah State University (USU). Sarkeesian is the founder of a popular Youtube series and website called Feminist Frequency, a video web series that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Though Sarkeesian is no stranger to graphic and violent threats, she did not feel safe going to this event. Earlier this year, she had to leave her home for safety reasons. Read More
Though the Steubenville verdict was announced just two days ago, it seems that this story is still not over. Two teenage girls have now been charged for using Facebook and Twitter to threaten the life of the 16 year old victim of the Steubenville rape case.
The two girls, aged 16 and 15, are appearing before a juvenile court judge in Steubenville today. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine stated in response, “Let me be clear, threatening a teenage rape victim will not be tolerated. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 26, 2012
One of two members of Russian punk collective Pussy Riot jailed in August for an anti-Putin performance has been moved to solitary confinement.
Prison officials stated that Maria Alekhina, 24, requested the move for her own safety; Russian site Lifenews specified that other inmates threatened Alekhina following a heated discussion about religion.
Band mate Yekaterina Samutsevich was released on appeal in October, but Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova continue to serve their two-year sentences in remote labor camps. Read More