violence against women

One Hundred Chibok Girls Remain Kidnapped by Boko Haram

Trigger Warning: This post contains mention of rape, abuse, and violence against women and girls. — In April 2014, Boko Haram, a violent militant Islamic terrorist group, abducted 276 school girls from Chibok in northern Nigeria. The girls were hidden in the Sambisa forest and were raped, abused, sold off as …

Incels, Violent Misogyny, and Why No One is Owed Sex

Trigger Warning: This article contains discussion of violent misogyny, gun crime, and murder — Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, used a shotgun and a revolver to go into a school in Texas earlier this month and kill ten people, injuring ten more. He was angry. When asked by the police, he admitted …

Punches Are Not Punchlines: Violence Against Women is Not a Joke

TW: this piece discusses violence against women, and recounts jokes made surrounding the subject Sometimes the darkest humour, the stuff that makes you wince or touches a nerve, can be the funniest. Jokes about Donald Trump remind us that while his Presidency is terrifying, it’s also so ridiculous that it’s …