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Best of P-Mag: Call for Justice for Oksana Makar

We cover a lot of ground here at P-Mag. We love our pop culture, our cooking, and sex, but we also cover world news, feminism, and politics.  I am especially proud of Susan’s coverage of the Oksana Makar story, which got very little traction in the U.S. press. — Slay Belle [Trigger warning for rape […]

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News in Europe

Oksana Makar Dies; Ukraine Tries to Make Sense of a Senseless Situation

[Trigger warning for discussion of rape and violence.] This morning, at 7:30 a.m. Donetsk time, Oksana Makar passed away. Her lungs began to bleed and then she went into cardiac arrest. The doctors attempted to resuscitate her for an hour, to no avail.

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News in Europe

Oksana Makar Continues to Fight; Suspects Possibly Planned Crime

[Trigger warning for rape, strangulation, burning, victim-blaming, and slut-shaming; but at least corruption isn’t playing such a big part] Oksana Makar, the 18-year-old who was raped, strangled, and left on top of burning embers in Mykolayiv, Ukraine, has spent this week in a burn hospital in Donetsk, undergoing surgeries and holding onto life. The most recent […]

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International Women's Issues

Oksana Makar Airlifted to Donetsk; Assholes Blame Victim

[TW: rape, attempted murder, burning, violence against women, corruption, and also the fact that the English-speaking world doesn’t seem to give a shit]