Pro Sports Can Help End Rape

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Dave Zirin: Sports bears a very specific responsibility to take this struggle on. No other institution reaches more men and no other institution plays a greater role in teaching boys how to define their own manhood and masculinity.

Homophobe Black Pastors Brand Obama Judas

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Sikivu Hutchinson: By fingering Obama as a Judas to black religious interests Owens will find plenty of common ground with fellow Christian fascists in the Tea Party.

Citizens United: Ushering America Toward a Feudal Society

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Lucia Brawley: We artsy-fartsy, tree-hugging, science-loving, kumbaya lefties and centrist rationalists need to start having a few strategy coordination meetings of our own.

House VAWA Bill Threatens Protections for Immigrant Women and Children

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Michele Waslin: VAWA is an important piece of legislation that deserves to be free from partisan battles over immigration issues.

Abuse and Assault

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Carl Matthes: Society has learned that the force which drives sexually-based assault and abuse is not easily categorized, understood or rooted out. What is understood is that this force is not driven by sexual need; men turn their physical and manipulative powers into a destructive force.

Resisting Gender Violence Without Cops or Prisons

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Victoria Law builds upon her earlier prison abolitionist critique by discussing practical alternatives for effectively confronting gender violence without using the prison system.

Teenaged Nightmare: Violent Masculinity and Young Women of Color

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Sikivu Hutchinson: Anti-feminist messages that a girl or woman is “nothing” without a man still pervade mainstream American culture with particularly insidious effect on teen girls of color.

Congolese Groups Demand Ouster of Abusive Army Commander

Georgiianne Nienaber: The four-page formal complaint describes a compendium of horrific abuses – including massacres of civilians, summary executions, rape, mutilations of women, the dumping of bodies into latrines, and the recruitment of children – all committed by troops under Zimurinda’s command from 2007 to the present.

Congo Descending into Third Circle of Hell

Georgianne Nienaber: What’s the rape and torture and burning alive of many thousands of women and children got to do with anything? What has JUSTICE got to do with anything, for God’s sake? Kabila wants “peace,” after all. A stray bullet might mar the finish on one of his bikes.

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