Archive for the ‘Violence Against Women’ Category

Today’s top news stories as reported by Time Warner Cable’s YNN Rochester all depict various acts of violence allegedly committed against women, including rape and murder. With the understanding that all suspects are to be presumed innocent until they are proven guilty, the fact that these headlines are dominating Rochester’s news media is pretty disturbing […]

The reality is that most couples argue. It’s natural to disagree about things, and a couple that argues isn’t uncommon by any means. However, when arguments turn into fights, and fights turn into violence, a dangerous pattern of abuse can develop. There are four primary types of abuse, or intimate partner violence, all of which are unhealthy for you and your partner.

As a resident of the town of Greece (near Rochester, NY) I was particularly disturbed to hear about more bad news and misconduct coming from the Greece Police Department, especially in regards to the treatment of women. According to a May 2 article on the Democrat and Chronicle Web site, a Hilton woman has filed a lawsuit against […]

On April 8, President Obama declared April to be National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As the month comes to a close, I think it is important to reflect on the issue of sexual assault and its effect on millions of lives in this country. In an official Presidential proclamation, President Obama mentions a study finding […]

Last week The College at Brockport Women’s Center hosted the 12th Annual Clothesline Project, an event that honors men, women and children who have been victims of domestic violence, rape, or incest. Through participation and visual display, the Clothesline Project seeks to break the silence about violence against women. The project contains various decorated t-shirts […]

On Feb. 12 I attended a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at The College at Brockport. The final performance of the evening was the 2009 Spotlight Monologue which shed light on some of the horrific acts being committed as a result of the ongoing civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Both […]