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- Kat Banyard, British feminist
The kind people treat you shows you what kind of people they are. Don't let the murderers, women and child beaters, women haters, domestic and sexual abusers, rapists, molesters, sadistic stalkers, women killers, girls killers, child killers win! Together we can fight against that and make a change!
“In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens.”
― Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery
When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.”
― Bette Davis
„Pornography is the instruction, rape the practice.“
„Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so.
Feminists are often asked whether pornography causes rape. The fact is that rape and prostitution caused and continue to cause pornography. Politically, culturally, socially, sexually, and economically, rape and prostitution generated pornography; and pornography depends for its continued existence on the rape and prostitution of women.
Pornography is used in rape - to plan it, to execute it, to choreograph it, to engender the excitement to commit the act. [Andrea testimony before the New York Attorney General's Commission on Pornography in 1986]
Women, for centuries not having access to pornography and now unable to bear looking at the muck on the supermarket shelves, are astonished. Women do not believe that men believe that pornography says about women. But they do. From the worst to the best of them, they do.
Sexism is the foundation on which all tyranny is built. Every social form of hierarchy and abuse is modeled on male-over-female domination.
Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.
The fact that we are all trained to be mothers from infancy on means that we are all trained to devote our lives to men, whether they are our sons or not; that we are all trained to force other women to exemplify the lack of qualities which characterizes the cultural construct of femininity.
Intercourse as an act often expresses the power men have over women.“
There are many crimes against women, girls and female childs: Domestic and sexual violence, street harassment, workplace harassment, catcalling, Eve teasing, tarrarush gamea, rape culture, mass and gang rapes, war rapes, child rapes, marital rapes, dowry murder, forced and child marriages, religous crimes, honour killings, FGM, sex slavery, women, girls and child trafficking, forced prostitution, rape pornography, online harassment, sadistic stalking, domestic and sexual murder, acid attacks, femicide, female infanticide, daily hate speech and sexism, sadistic and forced sexual practices, lack of freedom, education and human rights, forced dress codes like chador and burqa, victim blaming of assault, stalking, bullying and rape victims,witch hunts, widow murders, executions like stoning for rape and assault victims, imprisonment and punishment of female victims..
Violence against women, girls and female childs - particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence - are major public health problems and violations of women's human rights and childrens rights..
Recent global prevalence figures indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
Most of this violence is intimate partner violence. Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner.
Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.
Violence can negatively affect women’s physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health, and may increase vulnerability to HIV.
Factors associated with increased risk of perpetration of violence include low education, child maltreatment or exposure to violence in the family, harmful use of alcohol, attitudes accepting of violence and gender inequality.
Factors associated with increased risk of experiencing intimate partner and sexual violence include low education, exposure to violence between parents, abuse during childhood, attitudes accepting violence and gender inequality.
There is evidence from high-income settings that school-based programmes may be effective in preventing relationship violence (or dating violence) among young people.
In low-income settings, primary prevention strategies, such as microfinance combined with gender equality training and community-based initiatives that address gender inequality and relationship skills, hold promise.
Situations of conflict, post conflict and displacement may exacerbate existing violence, such as by intimate partners, and present additional forms of violence against women.
Global violence uniquely affects the girl child. Although international legal instruments have been in place for decades to protect the girl child, thousands of brutal acts of violence and neglect specifically targeting the girl child can be observed around the world on a daily basis. For centuries, girls who have barely attained adolescence have been forced into marriage, often with men many years their senior. As a minor, a girl child cannot legally give her consent to enter into such a partnership. They have suffered in female genital mutilation rituals. They are traded, bought, and sold across national borders as commodities to be put to use as prostitutes or slaves, or merely to be sold again at a profit. Many girls are even victimized before birth, as technology and greater access to medicine have given rise to prenatal sex selection and selection abortion based on sex. Girls continue to face the threat of sexual harassment and abuse in workplaces and schools. Their lives may be taken for the “honor” of their families for speaking to strangers or committing other minor transgressions. Violence against the girl child has become a powerful and all-too-common tactic in times of war and humanitarian disaster.
Violence against the girl child is perpetrated on every continent, wielded by every social and economic class, and sanctioned to varying degrees by every form of government, every major religion, and every kind of communal or familial structure.
As a teenager, I witnessed the alleged sexual liberation of the woman. It was, in fact, the final opening to female sexual femicide, the sexual war against women and girls and children. A sexual femicide is now taking place worldwide in all countries, with brutal sex murders and domestic murders, gang rapes, mass rape, sadistic pornography, forced prostitution, sex slavery, sexual trafficking, even of children, verbal and media hate speech against women, girls and female children, street harassment, Rape culture at workplaces and on campus, increasing forced marriages, child marriages and female genital mutilation. It is not a world where people, especially children, should live.
The alleged sexual liberation began with men and boys were now saying to girls and women, swallow the pill, shut up and spread your legs and if you have no orgasm or even become pregnant, it's your own fault. Rape on dates, parties were the rule, even in cliques and schools, universities were often gang rapes, rape drugs were in discos in circulation. All my female acquaintances were and are victims of domestic and sexual violence. Many have been sexually abused and raped by fathers, stepfathers, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, cousins and others as a child. Then they were raped, sexually insulted and humiliated and beaten by male friends, partners and husbands. Violent and lousy sex suddenly must now find by all women and girls well and they must also get an orgasm, so all males said at that time and even until now. Even old and older wives had to go through the whole red light program from oral sex to anal sex and fetish sex, if they don't want that, most of the men got violent and there were insults on the alleged frigidity of the wives. My current youngest female friends can no longer find a boyfriend, because obviously all young men are porn-obsessed and only want violent painful BDSM sex. Many of them bring at the first date already their Sado Maso suitcase to the date. It is also very common for them, that condoms are been withdrawn from the men during intercourse without consent of their female partners and then the unfortunate women and girls had to undergo HIV testing and pregnancy testing. Often, then from the anyway painful vaginal intercourse (no wonder by this brutal treatment)the men still changed to the much more painful anal intercourse and the women and girls in tears and pain are insulted as sexually cold and frigid. In my youth came then perverse sex movies and porn movies in all cinemas and for many men and boys were the misogynist films like Clockwork Orange and the last Tango of Paris the hit. Sex posters and porn posters were suddenly hanging everywhere. And today everything is it even more worse, on the internet and everywhere there are the most brutal and sadistic pornos you can imagine, right down to real snuff porn with rapes, torture and murder, even with kids. Sexual hate speech and sexual witch hunts on the Internet are the norm. Anyone who turns over 20 years old and is female without being raped and assaulted has damn luck worldwide. The female people I know did not have that luck. My female gynecologists always said men are so penis-driven that they do not care about women and girls dying in dangerous births and pregnancies. Previously, these cases were the rule, now the modern obstetrics can save many women and girls. My grandmother used to say men were the sexual mass murderers of women, but no woman would dare to say that because then she was put permanently in psychiatry. Sexual harassment was so bad in my youth that I therefore quit my workplaces several times for these reasons. Today everything is even more extreme, in the past mainly only young women and girls were affected, today everyone who is female is affected and that is often associated with extreme mobbing and bossing! Even religious hate speech against women and girls is getting worse, for example in Islam. Hate speech associated with honor killings, executions for female victims of violence, for example, with stoning, forced veiling, the absence of human rights for female people. What a sad world!
Horrible hate crimes and murder of female childs, girls and women:
1.Carlie Jane Brucia: On 02/01/2004, Carlie, 11 years old, was sexually assaulted and murdered by Joseph P. Smith, after kidnapping her from a car wash near her home in Sarasota, Florida. Five days after, Joseph was arrested and eventually tried for first-degree murder. He was sentenced to death by lethal injection.
2.Kelly Anne Bates: Kelly Anne Bates, 17, years old, U.K. was brutally tortured and murdered by her partner Patterson Smith. Her death is described as “a catalogue of depravity by one human being upon another”. Over four weeks, Patterson inflicted numerous injuries to Kelly which included burns, beatings, stabbings, and even gouging of the eyes. Her killer was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 1997.
3.Judith Eva Barsi: This 10 year-old American child actress and her mother were shot by her father, József Istvan Barsi. The 1988 murder occurred after years of suffering severe physical and mental abuse. Her dad poured gasoline on the bodies, set them on fire, and shot himself in the head.
4.Anita Cobby: On February 2, 1986, Australian registered nurse and beauty pageant winner Anita Cobby, 26 years old, was abducted from a train station in Blacktown, New South Wales. She was raped repeatedly and beaten by five different men. The suspects, including three brothers, were convicted of her murder and were sentenced to life in prison.
5.Martha Moxley: In 1975, Martha Moxley. 15 years old, U.S., was murdered by 15 year-old Michael Skakel. Her body was found under a tree in her back yard with her jeans and underwear pulled down, but there was no apparent evidence of sexual assault. She was beaten so badly, the murder weapon (a golf club) was shattered. Michael was sentenced 20 years to life in prison in 2002, but was later granted a new trial by a Connecticut Judge and was released after paying $1.2 million bail.
6.Death of Hanna Lalango:The Sixteen-year-old Ethiopian school girl Hanna Lalango died on 1 November 2014, succumbing to injuries from a brutal kidnapping and gang rape by five men. Hanna was kidnapped and held captive for several days in Addis Ababa. One of six children, she attended a private high school in Ayer Tena neighbourhood.On 1 October, Hanna reportedly left school around 4 p.m. local time and entered a minibus taxi that already had a couple of passengers.
On 11 October 2014, Hanna was found unconscious in an abandoned area in the outskirts of the city, near Qeranyo, and taken to hospital. For the next few days, the family took her to various referral hospitals, and waited to be admitted. Among other injuries, Hanna suffered from fistulae and died 19 days after her body was found. She reportedly identified three of the five suspects from her hospital bed.On 19 November 2014, police brought five suspects before the First Appearance Court in Addis Ababa. During a hearing attended by journalists and women right's groups, one of the suspects pleaded innocence and all five denied the allegations, telling the court their initial confessions were obtained under duress. The police denied torturing the suspects and asked for 14 days to conduct further investigation. The violence of the attack and the extent of her injuries caused a flood of outrage in Addis Ababa that found expression on social media. The incident and death of Hanna has thrown a spotlight on how cultural attitudes could have facilitated this act of violence.
7.Kitty Genovese: Catherine Susan Genovese, 28 years old, U.S,.was murdered near her home on March 13, 1964. Her death, one that wasn’t prevented by onlooking neighbors, prompted an investigation into the social psychological phenomenon that has become known as the bystander effect or “Genovese syndrome”. Her killer Winston Moseley was found guilty and sentenced to death on June 15, 1964 (it was later reduced to a lifetime sentence).
8.Murder of Zainab Ansari:Zainab Ansari was a six-year-old Pakistani girl who was on her way to a Quran recital when she was abducted. She was later found raped and murdered, which incited protests and outrage in Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan. The perpetrator was identified as Imran Ali, who was determined to be a serial killer responsible for seven previous murders in the area.The incident happened when Zainab's parents had gone to Saudi Arabia for performing Umrah and Zainab was living with her uncle. On 4 January 2018, while going to a Quran tuition class which was very close to her house, she went missing. Her uncle, Muhammad Adnan, lodged a complaint with the Kasur District Police Office. CCTV video footage, which was discovered by Ansari's family members with no help from the authorities, shows her accompanied by an unknown bearded man in white clothes and a jacket, holding her by the hand and walking on Peerowala Road in Kasur. Her body was later found in a garbage heap in Shahbaz Khan Road on 9 January 2018. After an autopsy, it was confirmed that she had been raped and strangled to death. The autopsy suggested that she endured captivity and torture before her murder.There were large protests in Kasur and other major cities of Pakistan. During clashes with the police, two people were killed after they broke into a police station. Four policemen who allegedly opened fire at protesters "[had] been arrested and being interrogated."Punjab chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said:
Deeply pained about brutal murder of an 8-year-old girl in a child molestation case. Those societies that cannot protect its children are eternally condemned. Not going to rest till the perpetrators of this dastardly act are apprehended & given severest possible punishment under the law.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai wrote on Twitter, "This has to stop. [Government] and the concerned authorities must take action." Imran Khan, the Prime minister of Pakistan and a former cricketer, tweeted, "The condemnable & horrific rape & murder of little Zainab exposes once again how vulnerable our children are in our society."
Cleric Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a political rival of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League party, "demanded the local government be replaced, saying it has 'no right to remain in power after the killing of Zainab Ansari'".
Kiran Naz, a news anchor on Pakistan's Samaa TV, hosted a January 10 bulletin with her young daughter on her lap as an act of protest. At the Sindh Assembly, artist celebrities Ayesha Omer, Nadia Hussain, Faysal Qureshi and others met on January 12 with Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza, demanding laws and justice to prevent such tragedies in the future. Mahira Khan, Ali Zafar, Imran Abbas, Mawra Hocane, and Saba Qamar, as well as former cricket players Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar tweeted about the incident, condemning the brutal rape and murder, while also trending the hashtag #JusticeforZainab.On 17 February 2018, an anti-terrorism court in Lahore Central Jail found Imran Ali guilty of raping and murdering Zainab Ansari. The court handed him four counts of the death penalty, one life term, a seven-year jail term and Rs. 3.2 million in fines. He was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of Zainab and twelve other underage girls, and was executed in the early morning of October 17, 2018, at Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail.
The black warrant for Imran's execution was carried out at 5:30 am in accordance with the prevailing law on capital punishment.
9.Murder of Morgan Dana Harrington:Morgan Dana Harrington of Roanoke, Virginia, United States (July 24, 1989 – October 17, 2009), was a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student who disappeared from the John Paul Jones Arena while attending a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville. Her remains were discovered three months later in rural farmland. A forensic connection was later made to Jesse L. Matthew, Jr., the prime suspect in the murder of Hannah Graham, a UVA student who is believed to have been abducted on September 13, 2014. On September 15, 2015, Matthew was formally charged with first-degree murder and abduction with intent to defile in the murder of Harrington. On March 2, 2016, Matthew pleaded guilty to the abduction and murder of both Graham and Harrington, receiving four consecutive life sentences with no possibility of parole.On March 2, 2016, after Matthew pleaded guilty to the 2014 murder of Hannah Graham and the 2009 murder of Morgan Harrington, a judge sentenced him to four consecutive life sentences. Under the plea agreement terms, Matthew gives up his right to appeal and would not be eligible for geriatric release.
10.Lesley Whittle: She, 17 years old, U.K., was murdered on January 1975 after being kidnapped from her home by Donald Neilson. He had committed over 400 burglaries and three fatal shootings. Donald kept Lesley, naked and hooded, in a reservoir drainage shaft and tethered her there by a wire noose. He was later convicted and was sentenced to life in prison.
11. Marilyn Reese Sheppard: In 1970, this pregnan Cleveland woman, 31 years old, was brutally murdered in her own home. She was savagely and horrifically assaulted. Her husband; Dr. Sam Sheppard, was immediately accused and sentenced to life imprisonment but was later acquitted.
12. Shaura Card: A jury in 1999, Florida, settled the question of who murdered 17-year-old Shauna Card in her home one day after school in 1995.
But the mystery of why fellow student Jimmy Bedoya stabbed her 70 times in a terrible way in her bathroom may never be solved.
13. Elizabeth Short: Elizabeth,22 years, was the victim of one of the most gruesome murders in history, popularly known as the Black Dahlia murder. On January 15, 1947, she was found mutilated in various ways and sliced in half at the waist. Her death is one of the oldest unsolved murder cases in the history of Los Angeles.
14. Shaylyn Ammermann: One-year-old Shaylyn Ammernan was found dead March 24,2016, nearly two days after she was reported missing from her father's Spencer, Indiana, home. A friend of her uncle's was now found guiltyof her rape and murder. When Shaylyn Ammerman's grandmother put her to sleep in her crib Tuesday night, the 1-year-old was wearing pajamas printed with owls.
She had a purple pacifier and a Winnie the Pooh blanket.But then, prosecutors allege, she was removed from her crib inside their Spencer home by 22-year-old Kyle Parker, a man described as a friend of a friend to Shaylyn's uncle.Parker then drove toward Gosport with Shaylyn in the car, alive.And then, in the final moments of Shaylyn's short life, prosecutors allege, Parker pulled over and brutally raped the girl, before smothering her with a cloth in his vehicle.More than 30 hours later, Shaylyn's body would be found next to a tree in an isolated, rural patch of land where the White River and Indian Creek meet, just outside of Gosport. She was suffocated, an autopsy showed, and badly bruised.
15. Nancy Jha: The decomposed body of Nancy Jha was found on the bed of a river on May 27,2017, two days after the resident of Mahadeva Math in Madhubani district of north Bihar, India, went missing. The girl, a class 6 student, had gone missing on May 25. Two days later, on May 27, her body, disfigured beyond recognition and decomposed, was retrieved from the bed of Tilyuga river, about 1.5 km from her home in Mahadeva Math locality. She was brutally gang raped, mutilated, tortured with acid.The post-mortem examination confirmed she had been strangled to death.Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the girl’s murder but some locals suspect the real culprits may not have been caught.
16.Junko Furuta:While these killers in Japan are not serial killers, this sad and horrifying story deserves to be heard for the victim's sake. In 1988, Junko Furuta began walking home from school, but she never made it there. Instead, she was abducted by a group of older teenagers, who confined her in one of their homes, even with the knowledge of the boy's parents. What followed can best be described as a month and a half of the worst torture imaginable.
The boys raped her at least 400 times in total, fed her cockroaches and urine, set off fireworks in her ears, mouth, and vagina, and beat her constantly. They would drop heavy objects on her, burn her with cigarettes, and even broke her bones. They would also force her to call her parents to say she was okay, so that they would not be caught. They mutilated her to death.
The boys responsible were arrested, but one, Kamisaku, has since been released, because he was a minor at the time of his arrest.
hate crime: sadistic porns
PORNOGRAPHY: MEN POSSESSING WOMEN
by Andrea Dworkin
Men of the Right and men of the Left have an undying allegiance to prostitution as such, regardless of their theoretical relationship to marriage. The Left sees the prostitute as the free, public woman of sex, exciting because she flaunts it, because of her brazen availability. The Right sees in the prostitute the power of the bad woman of sex, the male's use of her being his dirty little secret. The old pornography industry was a right-wing industry: secret money, secret sin, secret sex, secret promiscuity, secret buying and selling of women, secret profit, secret pleasure not only from sex but also from the buying and selling. The new pornography industry is a left-wing industry: promoted especially by the boys of the sixties as simple pleasure, lusty fun, public sex, the whore brought out of the bourgeois (sic) home into the streets for the democratic consumption of all men; her freedom, her free sexuality, is as his whore--and she likes it. It is her political will as well as her sexual will; it is liberation. The dirty little secret of the left-wing pornography industry is not sex but commerce.
The new pornography industry is held, by leftist males, to be inherently radical. Sex is claimed by the Left as a leftist phenomenon; the trade in women is most of sex. The politics of liberation are claimed as indigenous to the Left by the Left; central to the politics of liberation is the mass-marketing of material that depicts women being used as whores. The pimps of pornography are hailed by leftists as saviors and savants. Larry Flynt has been proclaimed a savior of the counterculture, a working-class hero, and even, in a full-page advertisement in The New York Times signed by distinguished leftist literati, an "American Dissident" persecuted as Soviet dissidents are. Hugh Hefner is viewed as a pioneer of sexual freedom who showed, in the words of columnist Max Lerner, "how the legislating of sexuality could be fought, how the absurd anti-play and anti-pleasure ethic could be turned into a stylish hedonism and a lifeway which includes play and playfulness along with work. 15 Lerner also credits Hefner with being a precursor of the women's movement.
On the Left, the sexually liberated woman is the woman of pornography. Free male sexuality wants, has a right to, produces, and consumes pornography because pornography is pleasure. Leftist sensibility promotes and protects pornography because pornography is freedom. The pornography glut is bread and roses for the masses. Freedom is the mass-marketing of woman as whore. Free sexuality for the woman is in being massively consumed, denied an individual nature, denied any sexual sensibility other than that which serves the male. Capitalism is not wicked or cruel when the commodity is the whore; profit is not wicked or cruel when the alienated worker is a female piece of meat; corporate bloodsucking is not wicked or cruel when the corporations in question, organized crime syndicates, sell cunt; racism is not wicked or cruel when the black cunt or yellow cunt or red cunt or Hispanic cunt or Jewish cunt has her legs splayed for any man's pleasure; poverty is not wicked or cruel when it is the poverty of dispossessed women who have only themselves to sell; violence by the powerful against the powerless is not wicked or cruel when it is called sex; slavery is not wicked or cruel when it is sexual slavery; torture is not wicked or cruel when the tormented are women, whores, cunts. The new pornography is left-wing; and the new pornography is a vast graveyard where the Left has gone to die. The Left cannot have its whores and its politics too.
Sexual Enslavement of Girls and Women Worldwide by Andrea Parrot (Autor):
They are in different countries but share the same hell. Maria is one of 14 women lured from Mexico to Seattle, Washington, with the promise of a job, then held by force in a brothel and required to sexually service men 12 hours a day. Anna is a young mother from the Ukraine who left her husband and children there to take a job as a housecleaner in Italy, where she was put in a barred, guarded house and forced into prostitution. Nadia is an 11-year-old girl in Africa, kidnapped and forced to have sex with a militiaman daily, with a machete ever ready nearby should she refuse. All three women are part of horrific sex slavery that has drawn the attention of officials in countries around the globe. It is not rare; officials say it is increasing, at least partly due to the billions of dollars it brings in for organized crime. The U.S. State Department estimates 800,000 victims, mostly women and children, are trafficked for sex trade across nations each year and millions more are trafficked within countries - including the U.S., Britain, Spain, and the Netherlands. As a Seattle Times reporter explained when Maria's case hit the news there, the reality is that sex slaves for the most part are young women and teenaged girls who come from almost every one of the world's poorer countries and end up in almost every country where there is a combination of sexual demand and money. But they are also in undeveloped Africa, in prisons internationally, locked in forced marriages, or sold to men by parents.
In this book, Parrot and Cummings outline the scope and growth of the sex slave market today and explain the history with various elements - including economic, political, cultural, and religious - that make this trade difficult to fully expose, quell, combat, and shut down. We hear from girls and women around the world describing how sexual enslavement has tortured them physically, emotionally, and spiritually, whether they suffer at the hands of prison guards in Turkey, criminals in Washington, or buyers dealing with parents who sell their daughters for the sex slave trade in Greece, Belgium, or France. The authors also describe national and international efforts and legislation passed or in design to stop sex slavery. Successful countries and regions are spotlighted. Then Parrot and Cummings point out actions still needed to stop the sex slavery trade.
Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Siddharth Kara (Autor):
Since the publication of Sex Trafficking in 2007, Siddharth Kara has continued to travel across countries and continents, documenting the local factors and economic forces that support sexual slavery worldwide. His riveting encounters with victims and traffickers informed his screenplay for Trafficked (2016), now a major motion picture. The film features familiar figures from Sex Trafficking and the shocking conditions of their exploitation. It also includes cases Kara has uncovered since his book debuted.
This new paperback edition of Sex Trafficking includes a preface by Kara in which he discusses his findings and updates the statistics relating to his business and economic analysis of contemporary slavery. After fifteen years, Kara has recorded nearly 900 cases of sex trafficking in forty-one countries and has helped advise on numerous legal, tactical, and policy efforts for abolishing modern-day slavery across the globe. Sex Trafficking continues to lead as a resource for those hoping to expose this hidden evil and eradicate its practice once and for all.
A Crime So Monstrous: A Shocking Exposé of Modern-Day Sex Slavery, Human Trafficking and Urban Child Markets by E. Benjamin Skinner (Autor):
Two hundred years after Parliament passed the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, over 27 million people worldwide languish in slavery, forced to work, under threat of violence, for no pay. In Africa, hundreds of thousands are considered chattel, while on the Indian subcontinent millions languish in generational debt bondage. Across the globe, women and children, sold for sex and labour, are already the second most lucrative commodity for organised crime.
Through eviscerating narrative, A Crime So Monstrous paints a stark picture of modern slavery. Skinner infiltrates trafficking networks and slave sales on four continents, exposing a flesh trade never before portrayed with such vivid detail. From mega-harems in Khartoum to illicit brothels in Bucharest, from slave quarries in India to urban child markets in Haiti, he lays bare a parallel universe where lives are bought, sold, used and discarded.
The personal stories related here are heartbreaking but in the midst of tragedy Skinner also discovered a quiet dignity that leads some to resist and aspire to freedom. He bears witness for them and for the millions that are held in the shadows - all victims of what is the greatest human-rights challenge facing our generation.
Anti-Porn: The Resurgence of Anti-Pornography Feminism by Julia Long (Autor):
Anti-porn feminism is back. Countering the ongoing ‘pornification’ of Western culture and society, with lads’ mags on the middle shelf and lap-dancing clubs in residential areas, anti-porn movements are re-emerging among a new generation of feminist activists worldwide.
This essential new guide to the problems with porn starts with a history of modern pro and anti political stances before examining the ways in which the new arguments and campaigns around pornography are articulated, deployed and received. Drawing on original ethnographic research, it provides an in-depth analysis of the groups campaigning against the pornography industry today, as well as some eye-opening facts about the damage porn can do to women and society as a whole.
This unique and inspiring book explains the powerful comeback of anti-porn feminism, and it controversially challenges liberal perspectives and the mainstreaming of a porn culture that threatens to change the very nature of our intimate relationships.
'This book is a very important and badly needed antidote to the celebratory literature on pornography within academe and even in gender studies. It shows that for women at work, in their relationships, in public space, pornography is not just "representation" but has hugely destructive effects. It shows that women's outrage at the vilification of women in pornography has been at the epicentre of both 70s feminism and the new wave of feminism that is now building. It gives fascinating insights into the motivations of the brave and passionate young women now challenging this harmful practice, and how activism against pornography can be effective. The style is eloquent and clear and the book is a pleasure to read. Sheila Jeffreys, professor, School of Social and Political Studies, University of Melbourne 'Those of us who understand that pornography is women hating and degrading of human sexuality, but are lucky enough to see little of it, need this book. It describes clearly how society has become more pornified and pornography more violent. And depressingly how the pornography industry has become globalised. But it also describes a new wave of activism of women against pornography which has to be part of our struggle to build a more decent and dignified way of life for all of us.' Clare Short 'At last a book that tells the truth about the radical feminist fight against the misogynist porn industry, and the bravery of women everywhere who organize against these predatory capitalists. Julia Long has written a book that not only eloquently speaks to the past, but importantly, paves the way for a radical future where the sexual dehumanization of women is no longer normalized, celebrated, or legitimized. This book is a must for every person who is fed up with the objectification of women's bodies, and wants to take back our culture from the pornographers.' Gail Dines, professor, Wheelock College, Boston, author of Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, and founding member of Stop Porn Culture! 'In this lucid and engaging account, Long gives the feminist anti-pornography movement the respect it deserves, putting it in a broader historical, philosophical, and social context, and avoiding common smears and oversimplifications. Perhaps most importantly, she gives grassroots activists a voice, making clear that in feminist anti-porn politics, alongside the anger and pain engendered by pornographic violence, there is ample room for sisterhood, creativity, and joy.' Rebecca Whisnant, associate professor of philosophy, University of Dayton, author of Not for Sale .
Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir by Rachel Lloyd (Autor):
"Powerfully raw, deeply moving, and utterly authentic. Rachel Lloyd has turned a personal atrocity into triumph and is nothing less than a true hero. . . . Never again will you look at young girls on the street as one of 'those' women—you will only see little girls that are girls just like us." —Demi Moore, actress and activist
With the power and verity of First They Killed My Father and A Long Way Gone, Rachel Lloyd’s riveting survivor story is the true tale of her hard-won escape from the commercial sex industry and her bold founding of GEMS, New York City’s Girls Education and Mentoring Service, to help countless other young girls escape "the life." Lloyd’s unflinchingly honest memoir is a powerful and unforgettable story of inhuman abuse, enduring hope, and the promise of redemption.
The War on Women: And the Brave Ones Who Fight Back by Sue Lloyd-Roberts (Autor):
`She showed great courage and commitment in reporting from Burma and exemplified my belief that the best journalists are also the nicest' - Aung San Suu Kyi `One of the most distinguished television journalists of her generation' - Huw Edwards `Brilliant and indefatigable' - Jeremy Bowen `She had something you call moral courage and it rubbed off on others' - David Aaronovitch `She set the standard for bravery in many of the world's nastiest places' - John Fisher Burns, New York Times `She went to dangerous places to give a voice to people who otherwise would not be heard' - Tony Hall, BBC Director General In 1973, Sue Lloyd-Roberts joined ITN as a news trainee and went on to be one of the UK's first video-journalists to report from the bleak outposts of the Soviet Union. Travelling as a tourist, she also gained access to some of the world's most impenetrable places like China, Tibet and Burma. During her 40-year-long career she witnessed the worst atrocities inflicted on women across the world. But in observing first-hand the war on the female race she also documented their incredible determination to fight back. The War on Women brings to life the inconceivable and dangerous life Sue led. It tells the story of orphan Mary Merritt who, age sixteen, instead of being released from the care of nuns was interned by them in a Magdalen Laundry and forced to work twelve hours a day six days a week, without pay, for over a decade. She gives voice to Maimouna, the woman responsible for taking over her mother's role as the village female circumciser in The Gambia and provides a platform for the 11-year-old Manemma, who was married off in Jaipur at the age of six. From the gender pay gap in Britain to forced marriage in Kashmir and from rape as a weapon of war to honour killings, Sue has examined humankind's history and takes us on a journey to analyse the state of women's lives today. Most importantly she acts as a mouthpiece for the brave ones; the ones who challenge wrongdoing; the ones who show courage no matter how afraid they are; the ones who are combatting violence across the globe; the ones who are fighting back. Sue sadly died in 2015, shortly after writing this book, today she is widely recognised as one of the most acclaimed television journalists of her generation. This book is the small tribute to the full and incredible life she lived and through it these women's voices are still being heard.
Honor Killing : She Shames The Family - Child Bride To Die by K.Hezekiah Scipio (Autor) :
"Honor Killing is a practice by which a woman or a girl believed to have dishonored her family name is punished by assassination. "Most honor killings occur in countries where the concept of a woman as a vessel of family reputation predominates," said Marsha Freemen, director of International Women's Right Action Watch at the University of Minnesota. Surprisingly, honor killings are sneaking into America and Canada. In this book, you will read of two sisters, .Sarah and Amina Said, ages 17 and 18 shot dead in a Texas cab by their own father.Noor Faleh Almalaki, 20, Phoenix, Az college student gunned dead in a car by an angry father, Fathima Rifqa Bary, 17, fled Ohio from dad fearing honor killing for blasphemy because she decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back. But Aqsa Parvez, 16, Mississauga, Ontario, could not escape her murder . Her father Mohammed Parvez and brother Waqas Parvez were charged with honor killing.
I'm Only a Child: Stories of abuse and mistreatment in the denied childhood of child brides by Wanda Montanelli (Autor):
Child brides sold as objects, with a rite of marriage or a simple exchange of money, to people of adult age, suffer real abuse, an act which aids paedophilia. The parties responsible are the families, which oblige their daughters to enter into forced marriages, and the men, who ”buy” a child: as a wife-slave-sexual object.The stories told in this book are true, they took place in Africa, India, Yemen, Niger, Pakistan, Syria, Mexico; places where, due to poverty, war, famine, it becomes customary for parents to sell their daughters to adult suitors in exchange for money. The psychological and physical effects are devastating for girls torn from childhood and forced into marriage: from serious diseases like HIV, medical conditions caused by teenage pregnancies, psychiatric disorders, through to a high incidence of childbirth related deaths of both mother and baby. The social denouncement aims of the #maipiùsposebambine [no more child brides] inquiry uphold the belief that joint efforts to combat the phenomenon of child marriage will further the development of an awareness by all the stakeholders: family, schools, governmental institutions. To actively contribute towards solving this serious problem the author collaborates, through the Osservatorio Onerpo [National and European monitoring centre for the safeguarding of equal opportunities] of which she is vice president, with the Girls Not Brides organisation, which, with a significant global partnership programme, plans to totally abolish forced marriage by 2030.
Desert Children by Waris Dirie (Autor):
Fashion model, UN ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie was born into a family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia. She told her story - enduring female circumcision at five years old; running away through the desert; being discovered by Terence Donovan and becoming a top fashion model - in her book, the worldwide bestseller, DESERT FLOWER. In DESERT DAWN she wrote about becoming a UN Special Ambassador against FGM (female genital mutilation) and returning to her family in Somalia. DESERT CHILDREN tells us how she and the journalist Corinna Milborn have investigated the practice of FGM in Europe - they estimate that up to 500,000 women and girls have undergone or are at risk of FGM. At the moment, France is the only European country in which offenders are convicted and no European country officially recognises the threat of genital mutilation as a reason for asylum. Here are the voices of women who have felt encouraged and emboldened by Waris Dirie's courage. They speak out for the first time and move us to action.
No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know about Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder (Autor):
A seminal and breathtaking account of why home is the most dangerous place to be a woman . . . A tour de force. Eve Ensler
"Terrifying, courageous reportage from our internal war zone." Andrew Solomon
"Extraordinary." New York Times ,Editors Choice
Gut-wrenching, required reading. Esquire
"Compulsively readable . . . It will save lives." Washington Post
An award-winning journalists intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors.
We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But whatever we call it, we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do with us, despite the World Health Organization deeming it a global epidemic. In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence, even as its tendrils reach unseen into so many of our most pressing national issues, from our economy to our education system, from mass shootings to mass incarceration to #MeToo. We still have not taken the true measure of this problem.
In No Visible Bruises, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we dont know were seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode the common mythsthat if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate response; and most insidiously that violence inside the home is a private matter, sealed from the public sphere and disconnected from other forms of violence. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it.
"Speak for Me!": Dedicated to all victims of: Domestic Violence, Suicide, Bullying, Discrimination, Child Molestation, Rape, Racial Profiling, Substance Abuse, Hate crimes by Gloria Diane Boyd (Autor) :
This book serves as a voice for victims of Bullying , Domestic Violence , Racial Profiling, Child Abuse, Suicide & any other form of violation against people who may not have the support or courage to speak up or fight back. It's a world full of wicked & miserable people whose sol purpose in life is to prey on others and make them as miserable as they are. I pray that every individual that reads this book would feel a since of encouragement and develop the will & the strength to fight back. No one should live a life of fear and insecurity . No one needs to contemplate suicide or act like something they are not in order to fit in. Love GOD, love yourself and I promise everything else will fall into place.
In the Name of Honor: A Memoir by Mukhtar Mai (Autor):
In June 2002, Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani woman from the impoverished village of Meerwala, was gang raped by a local clan known as the Mastoi - punishment for indiscretions allegedly committed by the woman's brother. While certainly not the first account of a female body being negotiated for honor in a family, this time the survivor had bravely chosen to fight back. In doing so, Mai single-handedly changed the feminist movement in Pakistan, one of the world's most adverse climates for women. By July 2002, the Pakistani government awarded her the equivalent of 8,500 U.S. dollars in compensation money and sentenced her attackers to death - and Mukhtar Mai went on to open a school for girls so that future generations would not suffer, as she had, from illiteracy. In this rousing account, Mai describes her experience and how she has since become an agent for change and a beacon of hope for oppressed women around the world. Timely and topical, In the Name of Honor is the remarkable and inspirational memoir of a woman who fought and triumphed against exceptional odds.
The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris Chang (Autor):
The New York Times bestselling account of one of history's most brutal -- and forgotten -- massacres, when the Japanese army destroyed China's capital city on the eve of World War II
In December 1937, one of the most horrific atrocities in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (what was then the capital of China), and within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered. In this seminal work, Iris Chang, whose own grandparents barely escaped the massacre, tells this history from three perspectives: that of the Japanese soldiers, that of the Chinese, and that of a group of Westerners who refused to abandon the city and created a safety zone, which saved almost 300,000 Chinese.
Drawing on extensive interviews with survivors and documents brought to light for the first time, Iris Chang's classic book is the definitive history of this horrifying episode.
"Chang vividly, methodically, records what happened, piecing together the abundant eyewitness reports into an undeniable tapestry of horror." - Adam Hochschild, Salon.
Why Aren't We Shaming Offenders Instead of Blaming Victims? by Sandy Hein (Autor) :
Everyone is afraid of the boogie man. Society has been conditioned to view "real rape" as that which is perpetrated on a virtuous woman by a horrible, psychotic stranger. The truth is, you are more likely to be sexually assaulted by someone you know. People turn to victim blaming to retain some measure of control and to help conceal the harsh reality that the boogie man could actually be anyone.
Why Aren't We Shaming Offenders Instead of Blaming Victims? is a look inside the world of sexual assault investigations. Author Sandy Hein gives you a ringside seat at the fight law enforcement and other allied professionals go through in their quest to find justice for sexual assault victims. She takes you to the front lines where she explores how the investigation and prosecution of sexual offenders is challenged by rape culture, gender bias, victim trauma, the consent defense, and the question of accountability.
Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Americas by Rosa-Linda Fregoso (Herausgeber):
More than 600 women and girls have been murdered and more than 1,000 have disappeared in the Mexican state of Chihuahua since 1993. Violence against women has increased throughout Mexico and in other countries, including Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. Law enforcement officials have often failed or refused to undertake investigations and prosecutions, creating a climate of impunity for perpetrators and denying truth and justice to survivors of violence and victims’ relatives. Terrorizing Women is an impassioned yet rigorously analytical response to the escalation in violence against women in Latin America during the past two decades. It is part of a feminist effort to categorize violence rooted in gendered power structures as a violation of human rights. The analytical framework of feminicide is crucial to that effort, as the editors explain in their introduction. They define feminicide as gender-based violence that implicates both the state (directly or indirectly) and individual perpetrators. It is structural violence rooted in social, political, economic, and cultural inequalities.
Terrorizing Women brings together essays by feminist and human rights activists, attorneys, and scholars from Latin America and the United States, as well as testimonios by relatives of women who were disappeared or murdered. In addition to investigating egregious violations of women’s human rights, the contributors consider feminicide in relation to neoliberal economic policies, the violent legacies of military regimes, and the sexual fetishization of women’s bodies. They suggest strategies for confronting feminicide; propose legal, political, and social routes for redressing injustices; and track alternative remedies generated by the communities affected by gender-based violence. In a photo essay portraying the justice movement in Chihuahua, relatives of disappeared and murdered women bear witness to feminicide and demand accountability.
Contributors: Pascha Bueno-Hansen, Adriana Carmona López, Ana Carcedo Cabañas, Jennifer Casey, Lucha Castro Rodríguez , Angélica Cházaro, Rebecca Coplan, Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba, Marta Fontenla, Alma Gomez Caballero, Christina Iturralde, Marcela Lagarde y de los Ríos, Julia Estela Monárrez Fragoso, Hilda Morales Trujillo, Mercedes Olivera, Patricia Ravelo Blancas, Katherine Ruhl, Montserrat Sagot, Rita Laura Segato, Alicia Schmidt Camacho, William Paul Simmons, Deborah M. Weissman, Melissa W. Wright.
Ordinary Violence: Everyday Assaults Against Women Worldwide by Mary Stewart (Autor) :
Addresses the many forms of global violence against women and shows how the psychology of individuals, institutions, and societies perpetuate the oppression of women.
Contains the most recent research on trafficking, mail order brides, and comfort women
Explains the roles of power, inequality, and gender hierarchy in violence against women
Examines the belief system behind institutionalized violence, including such acts as honor crimes and dowry deaths
Links current forms of violence with relics of the past foot binding, comfort women, and charity girls.
Sisters in Pain: Battered Women Speak Out: Battered Women Fight Back by Elisabeth Beattie (Autor), Mary Angela Shaughnessy (Autor) :
In 1995, Kentucky governor Brereton Jones granted parole to ten women who had been convicted of killing, conspiring to kill, or assaulting the men who had abused them for years. The media began referring to them as the "Sisters in Pain," a name they embraced. These are their stories.
Linda Elisabeth Beattie and Mary Angela Shaughnessy's interviews of seven of the Sisters in Pain detail the physical, sexual, or psychological abuse they suffered at the hands of their husbands or boyfriends, battery beyond comprehension. Anyone who has ever asked, "Why don't they just leave?" will come to understand the interconnected strands of abuse that make just living through another day a personal triumph.
Beattie and Shaughnessy address the pervasive nature of domestic violence in America and explore the legal ramifications of fighting back. Their interviews with the Sisters in Pain reveal the ways in which these women have picked up the pieces of their shattered lives and learned to face the future.
Next Time, She'll Be Dead: Battering and How to Stop It by Ann Jones (Autor).
This revised and updated edition of "the most critically acclaimed book" (Publishers Weekly) on domestic violence includes new information on the effect of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, examines resources on the Internet, and details what you can do to help stop battering.
Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne (Autor):
Misogyny is a hot topic, yet it's often misunderstood. What is misogyny, exactly? Who deserves to be called a misogynist? How does misogyny contrast with sexism, and why is it prone to persist - or increase - even when sexist gender roles are waning? This book is an exploration of misogyny in public life and politics by the moral philosopher and writer Kate Manne. It argues that misogyny should not be understood primarily in terms of the hatred or hostility some men feel toward all or most women. Rather, it's primarily about controlling, policing, punishing, and exiling the "bad" women who challenge male dominance. And it's compatible with rewarding "the good ones," and singling out other women to serve as warnings to those who are out of order. It's also common for women to serve as scapegoats, be burned as witches, and treated as pariahs.
Manne examines recent and current events such as the Isla Vista killings by Elliot Rodger, the case of the convicted serial rapist Daniel Holtzclaw, who preyed on African-American women as a police officer in Oklahoma City, Rush Limbaugh's diatribe against Sandra Fluke, and the "misogyny speech" of Julia Gillard, then Prime Minister of Australia, which went viral on YouTube. The book shows how these events, among others, set the stage for the 2016 US presidential election. Not only was the misogyny leveled against Hillary Clinton predictable in both quantity and quality, Manne argues it was predictable that many people would be prepared to forgive and forget regarding Donald Trump's history of sexual assault and harassment. For this, Manne argues, is misogyny's oft-overlooked and equally pernicious underbelly: exonerating or showing "himpathy" for the comparatively privileged men who dominate, threaten, and silence women.
A deafening silence: Hidden Violence Against Women and Children by A deafening silence: Hidden Violence Against Women and Children:
This book is born of a contradiction: on the one hand, there has been a genuine advance in the awareness of violence against women and children and actions to oppose it. On the other, the violence persists and so does the counter-attack against those who seek to expose it. Patrizia Romito's extraordinary book describes the links between discrimination, violence against women and violence against children and, uniquely, uncovers the strategies and tactics used for concealing it. Her analysis, corroborated by a solid theoretical framework as well as up-to-date international research data, powerfully reveals the interconnectedness of what might appear as separate events or measures. The book also demonstrates how the same tactics and strategies are at work in various different countries. Written in a clear and direct style, the book is an essential tool for anyone - professional, researcher or activist - wanting to understand male violence against women and children and to oppose it.
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