Listen to What Women Say

A guy writes in Road & Track magazine article, ‘When I Quit Cutting My Hair, I Learned How Men Treat Women On American Roads.’ He grows his hair out so when he wears a helmet when he motorcylces, drives mistake him for a woman – and lash out: The fifty-something man in the aging Lexus SUV was […]

Ask a Rape Survivor

Yes. He actually started to make a move on me, and when I declined I started crying and told him that I had been raped a few months prior. He told me how horrible it was that something like that could happen to a nice girl like me and soothed me until I stopped crying, […]

Corrective Rape

Thirty-one lesbian women have been reported raped and murdered in homophobic attacks in South Africa since 1998. But according to Triangle – a gay rights organisation – only two cases of “corrective rape” have ever made it to the courts; there has been only one conviction. “This is a sad fact in this country generally, […]

Panties and a Baseball Bat: Indian Woman Protests Dowry Tradition

Taking it to the streets: Clad only in her lingerie and armed with a baseball bat, Chauhan finds this the best way to get the police’s attention to solve her post-marital life issues. Chauhan apparently has registered complaints against her in-laws — husband Pratapsinh, brother-in-law Ranchhod, in-laws Bhavdeep and Mangooben, who have been harassing her […]

India Discards Widows to Die

Shunned from society, widows flock to city to die Ostracized by society, thousands of India’s widows flock to the holy city of Vrindavan waiting to die. They are found on side streets, hunched over with walking canes, their heads shaved and their pain etched by hundreds of deep wrinkles in their faces. A widow makes […]