Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
I was shocked by some of the facts and statistics presented in this article. Every fifty four minutes, a woman is raped in India; yet, only thirty six percent end up behind bars. In addition, women are often times raped in their pursuit to seek help, which is terrifying.
I found this article to be very interesting, especially considering that it is from the perspective of another country. The issue of sexual assault is a very prevalent, very real problem, and it is very interesting to observe the efforts of other countries to spread awareness and take action.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
6.6/100,000 women in 1987
13.3/100,000 women in 2006
The U.S. is worse than 40 other countries including most industrialized nations
Native American and African American women who live in poverty and are uninsured
Amnesty International reports that these women are "put at risk due to neglect"
Best countries: Ireland, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy and Greece
Women Deliver conference in Washington D.C. brainstormed about these issues
Taken up by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sarah Brown (UK)
Amnesty International is pushing President Obama to set up a maternal health office to
A "near miss" means that these women came close to dying, but were rescued
1:3 African American and Native American women are without antenatal (prenatal) care
This is twice the rate than the World Health Organization recommends
Risk of death is 3x greater with C-section than with vaginal delivery
Minorities account for 50% of the 1:5 rate
Most common causes of death: hemorrhage, deep vein thrombosis (clots), and underlying
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
SAPAC staff and students have noticed that several news reports have been commenting on the ineffective way that sexual assault is being handled on college campuses across the US. Here are some of the programs and articles:
NPR Report on Talk of The Nation from December 3rd, 2009:
Which is part of a bigger "special series" that NPR is doing:
and most recently, The Washington Post:
Most of these reference this study by the The Center for Public Integrity:
What are some ways that we could use this media attention to educate our campus community? Do you feel UofM handles sexual assault well? What could we be doing better?
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Hilary Duff and Wanda Sykes recently fronted a new ad campaign to address the use of derogatory and homophobic vernacular, specifically with regards to the saying, “that’s so gay.” The Think Before You Speak public service announcements seek to educate adolescents’ about the negative impact that their language can have on others. Unfortunately, CBS refused to air the public service announcements during the Super Bowl. This is the second consecutive year that CBS has rejected a gay-oriented advertisement, and yet they accepted a pro-life advertisement that ran during the Super Bowl this year. Check out the ads below and share your thoughts.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Please see the following link for more info!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010