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The IMF Guy, Violence Against Women and Rhianna’s Video

There's a fascinating juxtaposition between the reaction to the IMF guy, Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest for sexual assault and the outraged reaction in some (mostly conservative) circles to the new video by Rhianna in which she is shown shooting a man who had assaulted her.  The reactions to both situations show women's subordinate status and how it is enforced through violence, shaming and blaming of victims, double standards and a huge amount of male privilege. The French mainstream reaction of Strauss-Kahn's arrest was first to  be indignant about its public nature (how gauche of the US media), then to minimize it (that's just old Dominique being himself), then to hint that it [...]

The Color of Violence: Conference on Violence Against Women of Color

"To develop a more politicized violence against women movement, a movement that fights for women of color, requires us to reinvigorate grassroots organizing that can augment the crisis intervention and service models that we are currently deploying. We need this movement because our culture is one that accepts violence against women as inevitable. It is... the ordinariness of it that ...needs to be challenged, and can be challenged only by organizing." This talk was given on April 28, 2000 at a Plenary Panel at the first Color of Violence Conference.  The Panel followed a keynote by Angela Davis.  The conference was held at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Copyright 2000 [...]