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Talking Vultures, Humans, and Warm Flesh with Charles Bowden

February 18, 2013
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Talking Vultures, Humans, and Warm Flesh with Charles Bowden

By Alice Driver Some people we know only through their words. And so it was with author Charles Bowden and his images of bloated bodies, scurrying rats, of air so hot that a single match would light it on fire, images of savagery inverted into beauty that came with the uncomfortable awareness of the...
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Simposio de la Feminización de las Migraciones y Derechos Humanos: Signing a Pact for the Future

February 14, 2013
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Simposio de la Feminización de las Migraciones y Derechos Humanos: Signing a Pact for the Future

Today is not only Valentine’s day or Día V, the day against violence against women, but it marks an interesting moment in Mexican national policy. As a participant in the Simpoio Internacional de Feminización de las Migraciones y Derechos Humanos at the Centro de Estudios Economicos at the UNAM in Mexico City, it has...
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Can We End Violence Against Women and Girls?

February 4, 2013
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Can We End Violence Against Women and Girls?

By Soma Chaudhuri Violence against women and girls is pervasive in today’s world. The Feminist Wire recently published several articles and one Op-Ed, showcasing in particular a range of critical responses to the gang rape and death of a 23-year old Delhi student last December. These articles—taken together as a cohesive forum on the...
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Op-Ed: Women, Rape, and Lack of Toilets

February 3, 2013
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Op-Ed: Women, Rape, and Lack of Toilets

By Sunil Bhatia In the aftermath of the gruesome gang rape and murder of the 23-year-old physiotherapist in New Delhi, the Government of India set up a committee on anti-rape laws so a new Charter of Rights can be granted to victims of sexual offence. The committee, headed by the Supreme Court Justice Verma,...
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Some Concluding Thoughts on Violence Against Women in the U.S. and India

February 2, 2013
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Some Concluding Thoughts on Violence Against Women in the U.S. and India

By Julie A. Hagstrom My perspective comes from a long career as a community and statewide advocate for domestic and sexual violence victims in Michigan. Having also worked on evaluation and public policy oriented projects in the U.S., I appreciate and foster a multi-disciplinary approach to discussing and thinking about gendered violence. Violence against...
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“If You Are Now Saying, No, Women Are Equal…”

February 2, 2013
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“If You Are Now Saying, No, Women Are Equal…”

By Amita Chudgar The day after our teach-in, on January 24th, 2013, the airwaves and newspapers were filled with the announcement that the U.S. Pentagon had dropped the ban that excluded women from combat roles. That night, as I was driving home, on PRI’s “The World” I heard an interview with U.S. Marine Corps...
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Urban Spaces Are Conducive to Sexual Violence: The Case of Delhi

February 2, 2013
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Urban Spaces Are Conducive to Sexual Violence: The Case of Delhi

By Meski Glegzaibher While the events that have inspired our gathering were horrific, it is important to note that they are neither isolated nor unique to India. Correspondingly, we must avoid the popular framing of the event as an exceptional or deviant act by “monstrous” or “evil” individuals. Doing so obscures the frequency at...
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This is War! Reflections on the Delhi Gang Rape

February 2, 2013
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This is War! Reflections on the Delhi Gang Rape

By Soma Chauduri It has been difficult for me to write or even to comment on the horrific and barbaric gang rape of a 23-year old woman in Delhi, even after more than a month since the incident took place. I have yet to come to terms with how six human beings—all men, among...
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A Timeline of Events in the Delhi Gang-Rape Case

February 2, 2013
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A Timeline of Events in the Delhi Gang-Rape Case

By Karin Zitzewitz I begin with a brief timeline of the attack, the protests that followed it, and then offer some suggestions first about how to interpret media coverage of the event and second, about the event’s general implications for feminist debates in India. The attack occurred on December 16th, 2012. By two days...
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Rape in India: Domestic and Global Politics

February 2, 2013
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Rape in India: Domestic and Global Politics

By Soma Chaudhuri, Amita Chudgar, Meski Glegziabher, Julie Hagstrom, Sean Pue, and Karin Zitzewitz On January 23, 2013, the Asian Studies Center and the Center for Gender in Global Context at Michigan State University (MSU) organized a “teach-in” panel discussion on recent developments surrounding the tragic rape and death of a 23-year old woman...
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