via Natalie Portman Regrets Supporting Roman Polanski: ‘It Was a Mistake. My Eyes Were Not Open’ — IndieWire

After Roman Polanski’s 2009 arrest in Switzerland for the 1977 rape of a 13-year-old girl, more than 100 actors and directors united to release a petition urging for his release. Included among signees like Darren Aronofsky, Tilda Swinton, and David Lynch was none other than Natalie Portman. The actress, who has been at the forefront… via … Continue reading via Natalie Portman Regrets Supporting Roman Polanski: ‘It Was a Mistake. My Eyes Were Not Open’ — IndieWire

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The Shameful, Too Often Silent, Sexual Exploitation of Women — Retake Our Democracy via​ The Shameful, Too Often Silent, Sexual Exploitation of Women — Retake Our Democracy

https://www.youtube.com/embed/pZwvrxVavnQ?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Writing about the sexual exploitation of women should come from a woman, and so today’s blog comes from Roxanne. We also provide a video that educates men on the meaning of consent. Lastly, we include links to local organizations who work with women and girls who have suffered from sexual abuse. via The Shameful, Too … Continue reading The Shameful, Too Often Silent, Sexual Exploitation of Women — Retake Our Democracy via​ The Shameful, Too Often Silent, Sexual Exploitation of Women — Retake Our Democracy

Domestic Violence – SEEK HELP!

Domestic violence can include and is not limited to: *Physical violence:  Hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects, battery *Emotional abuse: Name calling and threats *Financial abuse: Preventing access to bank accounts, credit cards or other financial resources *Sexual abuse: Any forced sexual activity *Spiritual abuse: Keeping someone from going to a place of … Continue reading Domestic Violence – SEEK HELP!

via 10-year-old rape victim unknowingly gives birth in India — FOX2now.com

A ten-year old rape victim who was denied an abortion has given birth in northern India. The 10-year old delivered a baby girl via Caesarian section at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh, a city in North India. Both the girl and her baby are in stable condition, according to Dasari Harish, one […] … Continue reading via 10-year-old rape victim unknowingly gives birth in India — FOX2now.com

via ‘Smug’ 20-year-old who drugged and raped his teenage sister could spend just 4 months in jail — Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW

A 20-year-old man from Crescent City, California, has pleaded guilty to drugging and raping his […] via ‘Smug’ 20-year-old who drugged and raped his teenage sister could spend just 4 months in jail — Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW