Sunday, 15 November 2015

Gender Training For Auto-Rickshaw Drivers in Delhi

In an effort to change the way auto-rickshaw drivers think about women who catch their transport, the NGO Manas Foundation runs training teaching drivers that it is not for them to judge how their passengers are dressed or what time they catch the rickshaw.  With a rising number of reported rapes a number of NGOs are trying to bring about a change in attitudes.  Delhi's public transport operator, Delhi Transport Corporation, started mandatory training in 2014 for rickshaw drivers, bus and taxi drivers and bus security guards.  Although women are, as in all countries, more at risk in their homes given a number of rapes and murders have occurred on public transport it is heartening to know that attempts are being made to address part of the problem.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Chris Brown

A Government with a $100 million family violence package has to sort out whether they want people with a history of family violence obtaining visas. Chris Brown was sentenced to 5 years probation in 2009 for beating up and attempting to strangle his girlfriend. Tickets for four shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane are due to go on sale Monday 28th September 2015. The Migration Act states that anyone with a "substantial criminal record" involving a prison sentence of 12 months or more including a suspended sentence can be refused a visa.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Independent Schools

All independent schools take Government money. In return there are requirements in relation to curriculum teachings..  However, it is clear with the recent scandal about Geelong Grammar and now the compensation payment to a school girl victim at the Adass School in Elsternwick that these schools do not have a robust system in place to deal with sexual assaults.  Neither it appears do the senior people and boards of management in these schools believe that they need to be accountable to societal standards of behaviour around sexual assault.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Two young women ordered to be raped for brother's supposed crime

Two sisters from a remote village in rural India have had a sentenced handed down by an unofficial 'court' run by male elders.  This sentence is because their brother is seen as having transgressed against this village's cast system.  The 'court' which handed down the sentence are part of an archaic system of justice that exists in much of rural India.  The penalties handed down usually affect women with the majority being honour killings or sexual 'punishments' which constitute just another reason for men to sexually assault women and hope to get away with it.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Daryush Valizadeh

Mr Valizadeh, also known as Roosh V or Roosh Vorek, publishes books known as the Bang series. He has written 15. These books are a guide to non consensual sex around the world which is rape in a number of countries but unfortunately not everywhere. He has campaigned to end rape by suggesting that it should be made legal. This was in a blog called How to stop rape when he advocated the legalising of rape on private property.  In his view this would lead to women taking greater responsibility for their safety."If rape becomes legal  she will never be unchaperoned with a man she doesn't want to sleep with."

It is always interesting to see the solution being to control what women do and never what men do.  Maybe the better solution in his world is to stop men going out after 6.00 p.m. and never with women they are not related to.  The whole thing is just stupid.

These books are available on Amazon. Have a look at Wikipedia if you want to know more about him. Write to Amazon and object to this kind of misogynist rubbish being given space on their book lists. Not that we are in favour of censorship but we have a right to an opinion on such ill informed, boorish and backward looking views. Amazon need to know how many people object to this type of dangerous nonsense.

He deserves the same protest about his views as Julien Blanc received when he wanted to come to Australia and run workshops that were thinly disguised instructions on how to sexually assault someone.