Category Archives: Abuse

A Woman’s Room Online – Virulence as Art

Anyone who thinks about it at all knows that women are a long way from achieving equality in our world. In some Islamic cultures, they are still considered property, in the many Christian sects, including the Roman Catholics, the Mormons, and numerous … Continue reading

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Hacked Nude Celebrity Pictures

No, I’m not going to link to any here, nor am I going to name anyone involved. I’ll explain why later. This has been one of the biggest internet news stories in the past weeks (a quick search “nude celebrity … Continue reading

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Alyssa Funke – another victim of on-line harassment and bullying

In April of this year, Alyssa Funke, a 19 year old student at University of Wisconsin’s River Falls campus, took her own life. The title of the article is “The Pressure of Porn”, in which the author blames her childhood and her short … Continue reading

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We all believe in free speech

However, we have no control over the response to that speech. While we don’t have the same constitutional protections as they do in the US, it’s something we take pretty much for granted here.   The conflict between free speech … Continue reading

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They just don’t get it

John Nienstedt became archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 2008, long after the systemic support for abusive priests became public. This month he was being deposed in a clergy abuse lawsuit and admitted to covering up information … Continue reading

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Still Not Accepting Responsibility

The United Nations has begin an inquiry into the global abuse of children perpetrated by the Catholic Church. Former Vatican Chief Prosecutor of Clerical Sexual Abuse Charles Scicluna is representing the Vatican at these hearings where he is facing the first … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment Cartoon

Estimates of the percentage of women who have been sexually harassed vary from 60-90%. The variation exists because the harassment is rarely reported. Here’s why.

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Transgender harrassing high school girls – not so much

Transphobia can circle the globe in a matter of hours. A viral story from Colorado claims that a transgender student at a local high school has been harassing girls in the women’s restrooms throughout the school. As a result the … Continue reading

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One Woman’s Stories of Rape

Elyse MoFo Anders is behind the Women Thinking, inc and also launched the Hug Me! I’m Vaccinated campaign. She was also raped several times in her life. She has the courage to describe these and the aftermath in a article at Skepchick (details are … Continue reading

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Rehtaeh Parsons is not Forgotten Part 2

The other part of this continuing tale is the people who have decided that whoever raped her still believes in the innocence of the as yet unnamed perpetrators. These posters have been appearing in the community, and while not illegal, … Continue reading

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