Rolling Stone has clarified its apology over a story that had reported a female student was gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity, telling readers the mistakes were the magazine's fault, not the woman's.

To read full article, visit this Los Angeles Times link.

According to an anonymous survey released last week by the Pentagon, nearly 1 percent of males in the U.S. military said they had experienced unwanted sexual contact, compared to 4.3 percent of women. That equates to about 10,500 men and 8,500 women. Yet only 14 percent of assaults reported last year involved male victims.

To read full article, visit this Associated Press link.

 

Being harassed on the street by strange men is something most women are used to dealing with on a near constant basis. Trans women are no exception. It seems just as bad when we "pass," and can be even worse, and definitely different, when we "fail" to "pass." These are my experiences.

To read full commentary piece, visit this Jezebel link.

 

WASHINGTON — A new military study says that reports of rapes and sexual assaults in the military increased 8 percent in the fiscal year ending September 2014, Obama administration officials said.

To read full article, visit this New York Times link.

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday called violence against women an "epidemic" that "cuts to the very core of how we measure ourselves as a society."

Speaking before the White House Tribal Nations Conference, the vice president focused on the plague of violence against Native American women, who face the highest rates of domestic violence and abuse in America. Nearly one in three Native American women will be raped, he said

More than half-way through an international campaign to end violence against women, a top United Nations expert on the issue is calling for a binding international legal standard that holds Member States accountable in fighting this widespread human rights violation.

To read full article, visit this UN News Centre link.

 

(Reuters) - Pope Francis and Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian leaders pledged on Tuesday to use their religions to help stamp out modern slavery and human trafficking by 2020.

To read full article, visit this Reuters link.

"Male sex aggression on a university campus" was the title of one of the first studies published about a topic now very much in the news. Way back in 1957, sociologist Eugene Kanin posited a model where men used secrecy and stigma to pressure and exploit women.

Today, 21 million women, men and children worldwide are trapped in slavery, denied the right to live and ultimately work in freedom, dignity and equality, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has spotlighted on this International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

A newly published surveillance video on Monday showed the fatal attack on a young woman after she defended two teenage girls from male harassment – a death that has been mourned with candlelight vigils across Germany.

To read full article, visit this Globe and Mail link.

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