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Connexions Library

Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination
Williams, Kristian
Book
2006
A damning audit of the US record in underwriting human rights violations around the globe and at home, and about the centrality of rape, racism, and conquest to both the state and US national culture.
Canadian Feminism And The Law: The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund and the Pursuit of Equality
Razack, Sherene
Book
1991
The author gives a fascinating and informative look at the efforts of the Legal Education and Action Fund, a Feminist-Activist organization for the struggle to effect an egalitarian society through Ch...
Color of Violence : The INCITE! Anthology
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence (ed.)
Book
2006
An anthology of critical writings demanding that we address violence against women of color in all its forms, including interpersonal violence, such as sexual and domestic violence, and state violence...
Communism and the Family (Part Two): The Marxist Approach to Women's Liberation
Article
2015
The family is the primary institution through which bourgeois ideology in its various forms is transmitted from one generation to the next.
Congo's War, Women's Holocaust: Against The Current vol. 133
Against The Current
Article
2008
Which current war has taken more lives than the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Darfur put together?
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
The "Date Rape" Issue: Feminist Hysteria, Anti-Sex Witchhunt
Article
1993
The anti-sex frenzy springs from the agenda of the religious right. Espousing an ideology supposed to have something to do with women's rights, the feminists might be expected to oppose this witchhunt...
Feminist Resistance in Serbia
Hughes, Donna M.; Mladjenovic, Lepa; Mrsevic, Zorica
Article
1995
Describes the conditions and factors influencing women’s lives in Serbia in 1995, and the ways women have organised to resist violence and assist one another.
Four Hours in My Lai
Bilton, Michael ; Sim, Kevin
Book
1992
Getting the Balance Right: Gender Equality in Journalism
Article
2009
Gender equality in journalism.
Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution: Book Review
Aspden, Rachel
Book
2015
One afternoon earlier this year, I stepped into the carriage of a Cairo metro train. I was on the way home from interviewing female students - all of them devout, veiled Muslims - who had been snatche...
Helping Teens Stop Violence: A Practical Guide for Parents, Counselors and Educators
Creighton, Paul; Kivel, Paul
Book
Practical workshops to show teens how to stop the violence in their lives.
How the 'SlutWalk' Has Transformed the Rape Culture Conversation
Mendes, Kaitlynn
Article
2015
It is amidst this wider rape culture, and the ways feminists are fighting back, that SlutWalk not only emerged, but exploded as a global grassroots movement. What is significant about SlutWalk is not ...
The Invisible War
Dick, Kirby
Film/Video
2012
An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.
Kavita Krishnan: 'Women's Liberation, Everyone's Liberation'
Krishnan, Kavita
Article
2014
Kavita Krishnan, a socialist organizer and a well-known international spokesperson for the movement against sexual violence in India, speaks on sexual violence, everyday sexism, protest, solidarity, a...
Making Monsters: False Memories, Psychotherapy, and Sexual Hysteria
Ofshe, Richard; Watters, Ethan
Book
1994
An exposee of the damage and falsity of recovered-memory therapy.
Maze of Injustice: The failutre to protect indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA
Article
2007
More than one in three Native American or Alaska Native women will be raped at some point in their lives. Most do not seek justice because they know they will be met with inaction or indifference. Ind...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Men's Work: How to Stop the Violence that Tears Our Lives Apart
Kivel, Paul
Book
1992
Helps men understand the spectrum of male violence and contains helpful exercises so they can make alternatives to violence.
The Murdered Women of Juarez: Trails of Impunity
Carlsen, Laura
Article
2011
The murder of young women, often raped and tortured has brought international infamy to Cuidad Juarez.
Myth of a Repressed Memory: False Memories and Allegations of Sexual Abuse
Loftus, Elizabeth; Keecham, Katherine
Book
1994
An expose of the damage and falsity of recovered-memory therapy. Good experimental evidence shows that false memories can easily be implanted.
Oscar Hangover Special: Why "Spotlight" Is a Terrible Film
Wypijewski, Joann
Article
2016
I am astonished (though I suppose I shouldn't be) that, across the past few months, ever since Spotlight hit theatres, otherwise serious left-of-centre people have peppered their party conversation wi...
The Political Is Political: In Conversation With Yasmin Nair
Warren, Rosie; Nair. Yasmin
Article
2016
An activist and writer based in Chicago, Nair is one of the founders of Against Equality, a group that was born in 2009, initially as an online archive of pieces that were critical of the gay-marriage...
Rape
Film/Video
1978
Rape
Article
1988
Report Confirms Gang Rapes at Canadian-Controlled PNG Mine
Lunt, Andrea
Article
2011
One of the world's largest mining organisations, Barrick Gold, is in damage control this week following the release of a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report outlining longstanding incidents of sexual and ...
Sex and Consent on Campus: "Yes Means Yes" Law: Anti-Woman, Anti-Sex
Article
2014
Amid an ongoing debate over sex and consent on college campuses, in September California passed "affirmative consent" legislation, which was followed by a slew of similar initiatives nationwide. The p...
Sex, Scandals and Power: #MeToo Mania and the Democrats' "Resistance"
Article
2018
A wide range of behavior -- including flirtation and innuendo, a vulgar text or a crude joke, not to mention unpleasant sex -- is being lumped together with real crimes of coercion and assault. Those ...
Sexual Prey in the Saudi Jungle: Lorena's Tale
Bello, Walden
Article
2011
The working conditions of many domestics, which include 18-22 hour days and violent beatings, cannot but be described except as virtual slavery. Apparently among the items of the "job description" of ...
Stop hate rape!
Hendricks, Pepe
Article
2014
Hate crimes, homophobia and discrimination against queer people are global phenomena that are common practice. This situation is especially experienced in Africa and the Middle East where harsh and pu...
The Struggle Against Rape and Sexual Assault: Against The Current vol. 163
Marik, Soma
Article
2013
Soma Marik discusses how to advance the struggle against sexual assault in the wake of the bus gang rape of last December, which led to massive demonstrations throughout India.
The Torturer as Feminist: From Abu Ghraib to Zero Dark Thirty
Cornell, Matt
Article
2013
How “feminism” is used in service of the American empire.
Turning Perpetrators into Healers
Koehler, Robert
Unclassified
2017
Innocent people -- or "innocently guilty" people, like the junior senator from Minnesota -- often get unfairly hung out to dry. Should he have to resign? Who among us (Roy? Donald?) hasn't committed w...
War and the Culture of Violence: Against The Current vol. 125
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2006
Last year I had the opportunity to see “Winter Soldier,” a rarely shown 1971 documentary based on the testimony of over 100 soldiers recently back from Vietnam. It was filmed during a three-day hearin...
Who Cares?
Dransfeld, Rosie
Film/Video
2012
Rosie Dranfeld captures the gritty and dangerous world of Edmonton's sex-trade workers. In this post-Pickton era where the unthinkable is now a gruesome reality, women voluntarily provide police with...
Winter Soldier 2008: Against The Current vol. 134
Franco, Nate; Feeley, Dianne
Article
2008
More than 250 veterans and military families gathered from March 13-15 outside Washington, DC for the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Winter Soldier Investigation: Iraq and Afghanistan. Videos of...
A Woman in Berlin
Anonymous
Book
1954
The anonymous author describes the degradation of Berlin women at the hands of Russian troops at the end of the Second World War.
Women and Global Capitalism: Against The Current vol. 85
Dujon, Veronica
Article
2000
Women are affected in unique ways by current forms of global economic integration. Their experiences, concerns and needs must be a central part of the groundwork for understanding and transforming thi...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Beyond Borders -- Ensuring Global Justice for Children
Beyond Borders, a charitable organization, works to end all sexual crimes against children, especially cross-border crimes including sex tourism and child pornography. Beyond Borders is the Canadian a...
MATCH International
To promote the welfare of women in Canada and overseas, by funding projects, while ephasizing a feminist vision of development.
METRAC (The Metro Action Committee on Public Violence )
Promotes the rights of women and children to live free from violence and threats of violence.

Sources Library

The Central Park Five - review
Against The Current vol. 162
S., George
2013
A review of 'The Central Park Five', a documentary by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon.
Life Sentence
Stories from four decades of court reporting - or, how I fell out of love with the Canadian justice system (especially judges)
Blatchford, Christie
2016
Through an examination of notable trials she has covered, Chrisitie Blatchford makes the case that Canada's judicial system is out of control and often inept. Judges, she says, are the new senators, u...
Reporting on Sexual Violence
Quick tips on covering sexual violence, from preparation to writing the story.
2011
The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma provides information on how to cover sexual violence, from preparation to writing the story.
The silencing crime: Sexual violence and journalists
Wolfe, Lauren
2011
Few cases of sexual assault against journalists have ever been documented, a product of powerful cultural and professional stigmas. But now dozens of journalists are coming forward to say they have be...

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Vancouver Men Against Rape
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983