Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence

By Deborah O’Rell You may have noticed the Empire State Building is purple these days. This is because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. NYC Office to Combat Domestic Violence held its first ever conference to discuss Domestic Violence and the...

Rape Culture and Warfare

We’ve cut back on education, nutrition programs for children, heating assistance for elderly seniors, and we’ve thrown kids off of Head Start. We claim we can’t continue to take care of vulnerable seniors through social security/medicare, and we have...

Talk Back to Rape Culture

She was 14 when her 49 year old teacher raped her. She killed herself before her 17th birthday, he got 30 days in jail. Unfortunately that’s par for the course in our female sexualizing culture. Consider Jessica Valenti’s thoughtful and right on 10 Things...

Brides March against Domestic Violence

The Annual Brides March against Domestic Violence was held today in New York City. Otherwise known as Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk, this is a unique event that protests various forms of patriarchy and oppressions that continue to exist...

UNIFEM and NCRW to Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women

The US National Committee for UNIFEM and the National Council for Research on Women Join Forces on a National Conference to Promote Efforts Aimed at Ending Violence against Women. The conference is a collaborative initiative between two preeminent organizations...