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Here’s a great article on language and rape culture in post-colonial Asia by Gender Across Borders.
And because we know that all this talk of sexual violence can be depressing, here is a HollaYAY! Nancy Rojas Pastelín, a woman in Mexico, told her story of harassment on a YouTube video when the local police refused to confront her harasser. The video went viral; Pastelín was contacted by women’s organizations, TV, news and radio networks within and outside of Mexico. The video has been blocked for safety reasons as the legal case against her harasser unfolds, but at last count, the video was watched by 320,000 people. An inspiring story of how technology can be used to demand more from one’s society. You can read more about the case here.
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