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feministdykeslut:

Some of the biggest names in American retail have been linked to a Jordanian garment factory that allegedly rapes, tortures, and abuses its female workers, according to a report by the Institute of Global Labour and Human Rights, formerly known as the National Labor Committee. In a petition on Change.org, the human-rights organization accuses supervisors at Classic Factory, which supplies clothing to WalmartTargetMacy’sKohl’sHanes, and Land’s End, of sexually assaulting dozens of migrant workers from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, most of whom are virtually imprisoned in dilapidated surroundings. “We only went to Jordan to earn money to help our families,” says a young woman who goes by the name “Nazma” to protect her identity. “We had no idea that factory managers would rape so many of us young girls.”

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Love rape? Join the military.
feminismisforreal:

Trigger Warning: Rape
thepoliticalnotebook:

A week ago, 15 women and 2 men (all of them veterans or active duty servicemembers) brought a federal lawsuit against the Pentagon based on rampant sexual assault within the military.  The plaintiffs claim that Gates and his predecessor Rumsfeld “ran institutions in which perpetrators were promoted and where military personnel openly mocked and flouted the modest Congressionally mandated institutional reforms.”  Pictured above is Myla Haider, who testified about her 2002 rape during her time in the Coast Guard, which she says she did not report because she did not believe it would get her justice.  In an interview she said she came forward now and participated in the case in order to “address the systematic punishment of soldiers who come forward with any type of complaint.”
The Servicewomen’s Action Network, which is an advocacy group for women in the military has a factsheet on military sexual trauma  (MST):
For female servicemembers, MST is the leading cause of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  (For men, combat is the primary cause.) 
Using 2003 data, 1 in 6 civilian women experience sexual assault compared to 1 in 3 military women.
40% of civilian perpetrators are prosecuted.  In the military, only 8% are prosecuted.
Of female veterans since Vietnam, 79% report sexual harassment.
37% of female veterans report having been raped more than once.  14% report having been gang raped.
In a survey of servicewomen who had experienced MST, 75% had not reported it.  Of that 75%, 20% said that rape was to be expected in the military and one-third said they did not know how to report it.  
Read more at the Servicewomen’s Action Network (which is a fabulous organisation).
(Photo Credit: Cliff Owen/AP)

Love rape? Join the military.

feminismisforreal:

Trigger Warning: Rape

thepoliticalnotebook:

A week ago, 15 women and 2 men (all of them veterans or active duty servicemembers) brought a federal lawsuit against the Pentagon based on rampant sexual assault within the military.  The plaintiffs claim that Gates and his predecessor Rumsfeld “ran institutions in which perpetrators were promoted and where military personnel openly mocked and flouted the modest Congressionally mandated institutional reforms.”  Pictured above is Myla Haider, who testified about her 2002 rape during her time in the Coast Guard, which she says she did not report because she did not believe it would get her justice.  In an interview she said she came forward now and participated in the case in order to “address the systematic punishment of soldiers who come forward with any type of complaint.”

The Servicewomen’s Action Network, which is an advocacy group for women in the military has a factsheet on military sexual trauma  (MST):

  • For female servicemembers, MST is the leading cause of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  (For men, combat is the primary cause.) 
  • Using 2003 data, 1 in 6 civilian women experience sexual assault compared to 1 in 3 military women.
  • 40% of civilian perpetrators are prosecuted.  In the military, only 8% are prosecuted.
  • Of female veterans since Vietnam, 79% report sexual harassment.
  • 37% of female veterans report having been raped more than once.  14% report having been gang raped.
  • In a survey of servicewomen who had experienced MST, 75% had not reported it.  Of that 75%, 20% said that rape was to be expected in the military and one-third said they did not know how to report it.  

Read more at the Servicewomen’s Action Network (which is a fabulous organisation).

(Photo Credit: Cliff Owen/AP)

(Source: thepoliticalnotebook, via reallydangermakesmistakes-deact)

"Eight percent of college men have either attempted or successfully raped. Thirty percent say they would rape if they could get away with it. When the wording was changed to “force a woman to have sex,” the number jumped to 58%. Worse still, 83.5% argue that “some women look like they are just asking to be raped."

Margo Paine Ph.D. (Body Wars, page 152) (via tinyfactorygirl) (via grrrlstylenow) (via fleuri-anne) (via feministfury) (via rosietherioter) (via crustyriotgrrl)