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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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Shades of Darkness—And Now A Sliver of Light

January 26, 2013
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Today, January 26, 2013, marks India’s 64th anniversary as a republic. It is not an old republic if seen in “nation” years but definitely old in “human” years. My mother is 64, which means she was born in the year India was declared a republic—she was one of the many millions of Indians to...
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Library of Congress digs into 170 billion tweets

January 9, 2013
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An effort by the Library of Congress to archive Twitter posts has amassed more than 170 billion tweets, which the library is now seeking to make available to researchers and other interested parties. Created in 1800, the Library of Congress serves as the unofficial library of the United States, as well as being Congress’...
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