A new, more restrictive ‘critical race theory’ law now in effect for Texas schools

Senate Bill 3 replaces and broadens a prior “critical race theory” law passed by state legislators over the summer.  A new expansive measure targeting how topics such as race and racism can be discussed in Texas schools went into effect December 2, replacing a previous “critical race theory” law passed in May. Signed by Gov. GregContinue reading “A new, more restrictive ‘critical race theory’ law now in effect for Texas schools”

France: Tens of thousands protest violence against women

Thousands of chanting protesters took to the streets across France to call for an end to sexual violence. More than 100 women have been killed in France by their partners or ex-partners in 2021. Large-scale protests across France on Saturday called on the government to do more to prevent violence against women. The demonstrations comeContinue reading “France: Tens of thousands protest violence against women”

French sexual abuse victims denounce police mistreatment

One rape victim was asked by Paris police what she wore that day, and why she didn’t struggle more. Another woman was forced to fondle herself to demonstrate a sexual assault to a skeptical police officer. They are among thousands of French women who have denounced in a new online campaign the shocking response ofContinue reading “French sexual abuse victims denounce police mistreatment”

Fox News deleted computer data, spied on text messages of employees who claimed sexual harassment, city investigation charged

Fox News staffers who claimed sexual harassment then faced a harassment campaign from their own employer, a previously undisclosed investigation by the city concluded. The conservative network spied on the text messages and deleted computer data of employees who complained about harassing behavior by colleagues and supervisors, according to a complaint by the city CommissionContinue reading “Fox News deleted computer data, spied on text messages of employees who claimed sexual harassment, city investigation charged”

Outrage as 172 Republicans vote to oppose Violence Against Women Act

House of Representatives votes through bill to reauthorise Violence Against Women Act day after Atlanta spa shootings One day after seven women were killed in attacks across three massage parlours in Atlanta, Georgia, the US House of Representatives voted to reauthorise the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The act, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), “creates andContinue reading “Outrage as 172 Republicans vote to oppose Violence Against Women Act”

Senior female officer quits Canadian Forces, says she’s ‘sickened’ by reports of sexual misconduct

Lt.-Col. Eleanor Taylor says she’s ‘not surprised’ by recent developments One of the most prominent women in the Canadian military has resigned, saying she is “disgusted” by ongoing reports of sexual misconduct in the Armed Forces and dismayed that it has taken this long for the problem to come to the fore. Lt.-Col. Eleanor Taylor, the deputy commander ofContinue reading “Senior female officer quits Canadian Forces, says she’s ‘sickened’ by reports of sexual misconduct”

Calls for Fox News to be turned off on military bases after Tucker Carlson attack on women soldiers

‘If you’re looking for a mockery, look in the mirror,’ says female army officer Former and current US military members are calling on bases and other buildings to turn off Fox News following Tucker Carlson’s misogynist criticism of female members. A number of servicewomen and men, as well as sergeant majors, condemned the conservative Fox News anchor for comments madeContinue reading “Calls for Fox News to be turned off on military bases after Tucker Carlson attack on women soldiers”

Thousands in India demand top judge resign over rape remarks

More than 5,000 sign petition demanding Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde quit for telling accused rapist to marry schoolgirl victim to avoid jail. India’s top judge is facing calls to resign after asking an accused rapist whether he would marry his schoolgirl victim to avoid jail. Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde told an accused rapistContinue reading “Thousands in India demand top judge resign over rape remarks”

Tokyo Olympics chief quits, apologises again over sexist remarks

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori resigned on Friday and apologised again for sexist remarks that sparked a global outcry, leaving the troubled Olympics searching for a chief five months from the opening ceremony. The resignation of former prime minister Mori, 83, will further erode confidence in the organisers’ ability to pull off the postponedContinue reading “Tokyo Olympics chief quits, apologises again over sexist remarks”

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