Patriarchy

Homophobic Attack on New York Subway

In December 2018 a New York man on the subway attacked a woman because he believed she was a lesbian.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Socially Liberal but Fiscally Conservative

The 'socially liberal but fiscally conservative' position is a part of the kyriarchy. Equality requires investment.

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TN Black Female Officer Faced Retaliation after Alleging Rape by Another Officer

In November 2018 a black female police officer in Tennessee filed a lawsuit alleging racial and gender discrimination against the department for which she works.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Political Violence, Threats, and Harassment

To continue to perfect our union, and protect this radical freedom experiment that is our nation, we must not only condemn hate, but expand protections and freedoms for each way our citizens exist.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: A Morality Based in Power

Christian superiority, the patriarchy, and the concept of law and order can often seem hypocritical. But when one's morality is based in power, any justification of control is valid.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Hate Speech and Dog Whistles

Language affects perception. Dog whistles are an attempt to hide bigotry.

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TN 17-year-old and 27-year-old Face Charges in Incident of Intimate Partner Violence

In September 2018 a 17-year-old boy and 27-year-old man in Tennessee are facing charges after assaulting and threatening a 15-year-old-girl, the boy’s former girlfriend.

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NC Candidate who Preached that Wives Should Submit Won Primary

In August 2018 a Republican candidate who has preached that wives should submit to their husbands won his primary election.

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TN Man Attacks Woman for Refusing His Advances in Possible LGBTQ Hate Crime

In July 2018 a TN woman was attacked after refusing to give a man her phone number and telling him she is a lesbian.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism is antithetical to democracy and the United States Constitution, and it has no place in American government.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Pride is a Protest

For the forty ninth anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots, we're exploring why Pride is a protest, and why it still must be.

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MI Education Department Proposes Removing References To Gay Rights, Roe v. Wade, and the KKK

In June 2018, the Michigan Department of Education proposed changes to social studies standards, which would erase gay rights, Roe v. Wade, and the KKK.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Dehumanization

Dehumanization is the root of violence and injustice in the United States.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: The Criminalization of Race and Use of Force

White women use white men (i.e. police officers) to enact their white supremacy.

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TX Nightclub Denies Entry to Man Wearing Makeup

In May 2018 a Texas nightclub denied entry to a man wearing makeup, and the owner defended its gender conformity dress code policy.

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TN Lawyer’s Questions Blame Sexual Assault Victim

Reporting in May 2018 revealed that a Tennessee lawyer asked a 16-year-old sexual assault victim about both her and her mother’s sexual history.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Marginalized People and Income Inequality

Income inequality is a key form of marginalization within the kyriarchy: every marginalized group is affected.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Our Violent Culture

America's violent culture is more pervasive than mental illness or video games. We're having the wrong discussion.

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Multiple Headlines Refer to MD School Shooter as ‘Lovesick Teen’

In March 2018 Maryland police revealed that a school shooting resulted from a recently ended relationship, resulting in multiple headlines referring to the shooter as a ‘lovesick teen.’

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Multiple States Compete for Most Restrictive Abortion Bans

In March 2018 multiple states are competing for the most restrictive abortion bans in the country.

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A NC Black Female Student Was Disciplined for Dress Code Violation

In March 2018 a North Carolina high school assistant principal disciplined a black female student at the end of the school day, refusing to allow her to ride the bus home because one shoulder was revealed.

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SD Passed Law Restricting What Doctors Can Say to Patients Seeking Abortions

In February 2018 the South Dakota legislature passed a new abortion restriction limiting what doctors can say to patients.

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New Research Finds Widespread Sexual Harassment and Assault

Research released in February 2018 found that 81% of women and 43% of men in the US have experienced sexual harassment or assault.

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US State Department Removes Human Rights Language from Annual Report

February 2018 reporting reveals that officials at the State Department have been ordered to cut language regarding women’s reproductive rights, as well as racial and sexual discrimination, from a soon-to-be-released annual report.

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UT University Held a Seminar on Women in Math with an All Male Panel

A flyer advertising a February 2018 seminar on women in math at a Utah university featured an all male panel.

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Rape Threats Sent to Woman Working to Remove Judge who is Lenient in Rape Cases

In February 2018 rape threats were sent to a woman involved in the recall campaign for a judge who was lenient in rape and domestic violence cases involving college athletes.

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MI Sheriff Accused of Racism, Sexism, and Ableism in Lawsuit

In February 2018 a Michigan sheriff was accused in a lawsuit of racism, sexism, and ableism.

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MS Black Woman Indicted for Murder After Losing Infant at Birth

In January 2018 a Mississippi black woman was indicted for second-degree murder after her infant died.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: 175 years

A look at how America's favor for punishment as justice prevents us from dismantling systems that allow abuse.

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School Administrators Pressured Teenage Sexual Assault Victim Not to Report

In January 2018 three Colorado school administrators were indicted for pressuring a student to not report sexual abuse by a teacher at the school.

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US President Announced New Division at HHS Committed to ‘Conscience and Religious Freedom’

In January 2018 the US president announced a new division at the Department of Health and Human Services that will focus on “conscience and religious freedom.”

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Black Gymnast Criticized for Her Hair

In December 2017 a black gymnast was criticized for the appearance of her hair before her cheerleading debut with an NFL cheering squad.

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University Board Votes to Reverse Expulsion of Rapist Because He Was a Good Student

In November 2017 a board at an Arizona university voted to recommend reversing a decision to expel a student for raping another student.

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Police Accused of Bullying Teenager out of Reporting Rape by Officer

In November 2017 a lawyer claimed that nine police officers tried to bully a teenage woman who says she was raped by two police officers out of reporting the crime.

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Lawyers for NY Officers Charged with Rape Smeared Victim

In October 2017 lawyers for two New York police officers charged with rape attacked the victim’s credibility.

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US Department of Health and Human Services Announced Life Begins at Conception

In October 2017 the Department of Health and Human Services released a statement of its new strategic plan that defines life as beginning at conception.

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WI Man Held Undocumented Woman as a Sex Slave for Two Years

In October 2017 a Wisconsin man was arrested for holding an undocumented woman as a sex slave for two years.

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TN Man Arrested for Domestic Assault

A former NFL player was arrested for domestic assault in October 2017 in Tennessee.

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NJ Professor Used Anti-Semitic, Homophobic, and Sexist Comments

In October 2017 a petition circulated by students at a New Jersey university accused a professor of anti-Semitic, homophobic, and sexist comments.

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MI City Council Candidate Indifferent About Racist, Sexist, and Homophobic Comments

In October 2017 a Michigan pastor running for city council responded with indifference when questioned about racist, homophobic, and sexist comments he made on social media.

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TN Man Stalked Woman Who Refused Sex

In October 2017 a Tennessee man was charged with stalking after a women refused sex.

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Celebrity Couple Recall History of Reproductive Abuse

On a September 2017 podcast, a married celebrity couple - both actors - recalled the story of how they decided to become pregnant. In the story, the husband recalls how he threw out his wife’s birth control pills.

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Women With Opioid Addiction Experience Regular Fear of Sexual Assault

A September 2017 NPR article explored the issue of rape culture within the opioid abuse community.

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TN Woman Harassed Online After Working Out in Public

In July 2017 a Tennessee woman was harassed online by a fellow parent for working out while watching her son’s soccer game.

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Woman Harassed After Tweeting a Photo

In July 2017 a woman received a sexist backlash to her tweet about herself and coworkers at a comic book company getting milkshakes.

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VA Muslim Woman Raped and Murdered

In June 2017 a Muslim woman was raped and murdered in Virginia.

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Black Women Face Higher Barriers to Advancement

According to a June 2017 advocacy organization’s report, black women in the United States face structural barriers to advancement of all sorts.

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AL Governor Signed Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Law

In May 2017 the Alabama governor signed the “Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act,” which allows religious discrimination of otherwise qualified LGBTQ adoptive or foster parents.

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Man Shot Seven People at a Pool Party, Killing One

In May 2017, a man shot seven people, killing one, at a California pool party. He called his ex-girlfriend, as he was distraught over a recent break-up and wanted her to hear the shooting and terror.

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Maryland Fails to Pass Law to Protect Rape Victims

In April 2017 the Maryland legislature had an opportunity to protect rape victims should a pregnancy occur, and did not.

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Marginalized Women and Girls at Greater Risk of Abuse

A national campaign in April 2017 designed to highlight the needs of women and girls who’ve suffered abuse noted that marginalized groups including women and girls of color, LGBTQ youth, and individuals with disabilities are most at risk of abuse.

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FL Teacher Uses Racist, Sexist Assignment in Classroom

In April 2017 a Florida teacher used a classroom assignment to assess whether students were comfortable with “young black men” on the street, an “Arab” on an airplane, or a woman pastor.

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California Man Takes the Life of His Estranged Wife and One of Her Students

In April 2017 a woman and one of her students were killed in her classroom because she was trying to leave an abusive relationship.

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Florida Woman and Her 8-Year-Old Son Killed by Her Boyfriend

In March 2017 a man killed a woman and her child in a domestic dispute.

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Hospitals Refused Access to Emergency Contraception for Rape Victims

In February and March 2017, several hospitals were fined for or documented as not providing crucial reproductive care to rape victims.

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