There have lately been more stories to write about than hours in the day to write about them. Another link roundup:
As you may (should) know, female farmworkers are at a high risk of sexual assault, particularly when they’re immigrants, and even more so when undocumented. (But psst, LA Times: rape isn’t sexual harassment any more than murder is a “threat.”)
South African women speak out against increasing levels of violence — including murder — against black lesbian women.
An interesting profile of a support group for HIV-positive African-American and Hispanic women over 50. (big trigger warning)
On the important role that doctors play in helping domestic violence victims (and how many are shirking it).
Purity balls are still creepy as fuck. In fact, I think that they might be getting worse. What misogynistic, patronizing, paternalistic and weirdly sex-obsessed bullshit. I feel like I need a shower.
Pilot courts have been created to handle only felony-level sexual assault. An interesting and compelling idea — but one that might not be working out particularly well in practice.
The death of Dorothy Dixon, an intellectually disabled woman who was found dead in January, has been ruled as a homicide caused by weeks of torture (trigger warning). FRIDA is running an advocacy/awareness-raising campaign around Dixon’s murder and is looking for financial and other assistance.
The British fight against calls to lower the 24-week limit on abortion has won. Congrats and thanks to those who helped.
Common sense prevails. Woohoo! Try again, MRAs (I’m sure you will).
Whew! Have fun getting through all that. And feel free to leave anything I missed or to blogwhore in the comments.