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Victim-blaming: Why survivors of sexual violence won’t come forward

Jul 11, 2020 - 9:37 AM

‘When you hear that someone has been raped, it challenges our belief in a just, fair world.' People would then resort to blaming the victim to reduce the discomfort from an idea that conflicts with their belief.

[OPINION] Dangerous times for women in a culture of rape in the PH

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

It is a society, a culture, an educational and justice system that raises rapists and killers. We have failed as a society to make women and young girls free from such violent acts.

VIRAL: Terrified woman shares sexual harassment trauma in jeepney ride

Jan 28, 2017 - 6:05 PM

A woman recounts past experiences in a Facebook post in the hope that she can help others speak out against sexual harassment and rape culture

[Dash of SAS] Rape culture Philippines’ version of honor killing

Jul 21, 2016 - 5:55 PM

When we ask a rape victim what she was wearing how much she had to drink and imply that she brought being raped upon herself that is rape culture

Dear Senator Sotto and all men who feel entitled

Jul 12, 2016 - 4:01 PM

The next time a 12 year old gets molested it could be your daughter And the only thing I want you to know is that there will be no one else to blame but you – you and all the men who feel entitled

That thingy called rape culture

Jun 23, 2016 - 3:00 PM

It s a battle of all humans against a culture that encourages some to be inhumane

Assault case puts spotlight on rape culture at US campuses

Jun 12, 2016 - 7:54 AM

According to the National Crime Victimization Survey about 1 in 6 women in the United States are victims of sexual assault

A group of school kids tours the Stanford University campus on May 22, 2014 in Stanford, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP/File

Indonesia has a rape culture problem

May 31, 2016 - 11:51 AM

I am a sexual violence survivor myself and it took me years to finally realize that what happened to me was wrong and that it was not my fault

Dear Mayor Duterte, a woman or child is raped every 53 minutes in PH

Apr 19, 2016 - 5:48 PM

Award winning actress and advocate Monique Wilson urges Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to use his influence to end rape culture

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Apr 18, 2016 - 10:35 AM

I call on all women whose husbands and lovers continue to support Duterte to stop caring for them until they change their vote Bar them from your beds

From rape shirts to Coco Martin: A challenge to the fashion industry

Sep 27, 2014 - 10:27 AM

More than just defending the community industry leaders and influencers should be the first to criticize when needed acknowledge faults when committed and keep watch to make sure that these things never happen again

Netizens furious at SM 'rape' T-shirt

Sep 23, 2014 - 1:40 PM

SM gets accused online of propagating rape culture

India court frees 3 accused in hanged girls case

Sep 04, 2014 - 10:14 PM

Judge Anil Kumar Sharma orders the men s release after India s Central Bureau of Investigation CBI said it did not have enough evidence to prosecute them

On misogyny: A challenge to men

Jun 23, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Rape culture is deeply embedded in many societies and puts women at an ever present risk So long as it exists men will be pressured to get rid of their virginity by all means while women pay the price for it

Misogyny isn't just for men

Jun 15, 2014 - 7:56 PM

Women more than men have the power to end sexism

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Five-year-old girl brutally raped in Pakistan: police

Sep 14, 2013 - 8:07 AM

We suspect that unknown men kidnapped the girl and after raping her threw her outside the hospital said the police chief