(see other posts here & here) which is not totally out of left field because a) I have an interest in the subject. b) October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. c) In light of current events affecting Jennifer Hudson’s family, it’s apropos.
You could probably file this entry under “duh,” but although it is seemingly obvious that certain bruises and cuts might be more visible on white/light skin as opposed to black/dark skin, this “discovery” could be important to how investigations are conducted. I’m just going to link this article and let it speak for itself.
Rape injuries harder to spot in dark-skinned women
Sexual-assault injuries may be tougher to detect in darker-skinned women — potentially putting them at a disadvantage in both the health and legal systems, according to researchers.
In a study of women who voluntarily underwent forensic exams after consensual sex, the researchers found that white women were significantly more likely than black women to have injuries to the external genitalia detected.There were no such differences, however, when it came to more internal injuries. Continue reading
That’s the plain and simple of it.
I am freakin’ LIVID about this case. Reposting the article from Feministing, this story looks like a blatant case of judicial overreaching and abuse of power. If the Georgia Supreme Court does not hear this case, a gross miscarriage of justice will have occurred and I am going to freak out.
Woman appeals sex assault case to state Supreme Court:
Melanie Ross thought Daniel Day, her college classmate, was fun and a decent date – until they were having sex and she told him he was hurting her. She asked him to stop – and he didn’t. After that, Ross broke up with Day, and avoided him.
Unfortunately, that didn’t stop Day from raping her a month later. Continue reading
On April 13th, Women of Color bloggers, feminist bloggers and others who are concerned/in the know, have all made posts about the rape going on in the Congo.
Bourgie wants to do her part…
Please watch this trailer for the movie “The Greatest Silience: Rape in the Congo,” which aired April 7 on HBO. If you have HBO (sadly, I do not) be sure to catch it. TIVO!!!
If you want more information about what’s going on, check out Women for Women International or just, you know, Google.