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How media sexism demeans women and fuels abuse by men like Weinstein Culture Featured 

How media sexism demeans women and fuels abuse by men like Weinstein

(Conversation) – The sexual abuse scandal currently embroiling media mogul Harvey Weinstein has stunned the United States, with Hollywood and the fashion industry declaring that “this way of treating women ends now.” As an Argentinean woman who studies gender in the media, I find it hard to be surprised by Weinstein’s misdeeds. Machismo remains deeply ingrained in Latin American society, yes, but even female political leaders in supposedly gender-equal paradises like Norway and Switzerland have told me that they are criticized more in the press and held to a higher standard than their male counterparts. How could they not Read More

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Naohun: A Disturbing Trend In Chinese Wedding Tradition, Bridesmaids Sexually Assaulted Culture Human Rights 

Naohun: A Disturbing Trend In Chinese Wedding Tradition, Bridesmaids Sexually Assaulted

China (Global Voices) – Teasing the bride and groom on their wedding day is part of Chinese marriage custom. However, in recent years, that custom has been twisted in an alarming way in mainland China to include groomsmen sexually assaulting bridesmaids. The trend is in the spotlight thanks to two recent cases. The first is a viral video (content is disturbing) circulating on Chinese social media. The video shows a bridesmaid being restrained and sexually assaulted by two men in a vehicle in Xi’an city. The woman screams and struggles while the two men forcibly take off her underwear, laugh and command her to “make sex Read More

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