4 minutes read

The New Yorker covers violence against lesbians in South Africa

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an African-American reporter based in South Africa, has penned a piece in this week’s New Yorker titled “Violated Hopes” (subscription required) that covers the contentious topic of sexual violence directed against black South African lesbians. Hunter-Gault frames the piece on the experiences of lesbian women in townships in Johannesburg and Cape Town, interviewing several women who have experienced sexual violence at the hands of men.

1 minute read

"Law and Order: SVU" does DSK

In case you missed it, the cop and lawyers show, “Law and Order,” opened its 13th season last week with a transparent plot based on the Dominique Strauss Kahn rape…..

1 minute read

Maids in Manhattan

No not the bad Hollywood movie version with its fake set ups, but real life: The life of a hotel maid [in New York City] is not an easy one,…..

0 minutes Less than a minute read

THE CULTURE WARS

There’s been more reporting (see clip from Rachel Maddow’s show above) and commentary here in the US (though mainly from progressives in the media) about the connections between American Christian…..

1 minute read

VIDEO / THE 'CORRECTIVE RAPE' OF LESBIANS

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3846982&w=425&h=350&fv=videoId%3D16388747001%26playerId%3D1184614595%26viewerSecureGatewayURL%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fconsole.brightcove.com%2Fservices%2Famfgateway%26servicesURL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fservices.brightcove.com%2Fservices%26cdnURL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fadmin.brightcove.com%26domain%3Dembed%26autoStart%3Dfalse%26] The (British) Channel 4 news report (video above) on “corrective rape” of lesbians by men in South Africa (among the victims was the former captain of South Africa’s…..