Physical assault. Sexual abuse. Buckets of urine and cold water thrown on your body. Psychological abuse. Being forced to dress as prostitute and going days without food or water and with shackling and verbal threats. These are said cures for the “sick,” the “disturbed,” and, all distorted language purposes aside, for those who are gay.
The protests in Egypt and Tunisia have shone a spotlight on Facebook and Twitter as vehicles for democratic revolt, particularly the nuts and bolts work of getting the word out, organizing, and presenting a united front to the Egyptian government. Stateside, we’ve seen Tiger BeatDown’s Sady Doyle organize two Twitter hashtag protests in the last […]
While reading HuffPo, I stumbled across William F. Schulz’s great post ““ “Human Rights 2011: These Tests Will Tell.” Reading his list–which ranges from the individual struggles of activists like Aung Saan Suu Kyi to the broader implications of the International Criminal Court’s rulings–got me thinking about issues that specifically affect women and are gaining […]