The Gender Wage Gap and Domestic Violence March 10, 2011Posted by Syd in Domestic Abuse.
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The above is the title of a scholarly paper written by Anna Aizer of Brown, and it makes for interesting (albeit depressing) reading.
While I only have a short overview available for your review, full copies are available for a fee at various websites.
Luckily, we are able to pull some interesting (if not very surprising) results: decreases in the wage gap decrease the violence against women. There is an economic theory that when there is a larger wage gap, there is an increase in violence against women because the women have limited financial options outside of the abusive relationship.
What You All Need to Know March 10, 2011Posted by Syd in Domestic Abuse.
One of the most informative links we received this morning was one from the Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP).
The entire site is an invaluable resource and I strongly encourage all of you to click over to the DVAP right away. They have an excellent, comprehensive Resource Packet for last year’s project and it’s well worth the time to sort through the links. (Please note the packet covers just the United States at the moment, and we will be including global coverage in future posts.) One of the inserts in particular is worth noting – Domestic and Sexual Violence: Incidence, Prevalence and Security.
You should download and read, but to just highlight some of the shocking statistics below:
Welcome March 10, 2011Posted by Syd in What We're Up To.
Hi everyone and welcome to the temporary site for unfollowcharlie.com.
Earlier this week, we started the #unfollowcharlie movement on twitter. We were discussing the media coverage of his activities, and his record-setting number of followers on Twitter and his growing fan base, despite the fact that he has a history of abusing and threatening women, and it was well, disgusting, to say the very least. So, we took to our twitter accounts. In Celebration of National Women’s Day, we wanted people to just #unfollowcharlie. It seemed so appropriate. And our little campaign took off, with retweets in Brazil, Australia, England and across the US. You can read more about this at the Village Voice blog.