Beyond the legality of the raid, the LAPD and ICE may have detained victims of indentured serviture and sexual trafficking. According to Angelica Salas, Executive Director of CHIRLA, “The LAPD and ICE knew or at least suspected that women working at the club were being exploited and yet no contingency plan was established to ensure all potential victims received appropriate guidance and recourse. Instead, all of the women were turned over to ICE and now face deportation while the Club remains open for business.”
The father of the Silsbee High School cheerleader who was kicked off the squad for refusing to cheer for the man who assaulted her speaks out about the family’s struggle for justice.
“Human-trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity in the world today.” According to the United Nations, as many as 4 million people are sold into slavery each year, with over 80% involving commercial sexual exploitation. So why is Disney still asking us to laugh at an overt depiction of sexual slavery in its popular Pirates of the Caribbean ride?
In Texas, high school football star Rakheem Bolton and two others were indicted for sexual assault of a child at a post-game party in 2008…During a basketball game, she cheered for the entire team but refused to cheer “Rakheem” during his free-throws, so school officials kicked her off the squad.
Nineteen-year-old Bristol Palin has joined the cast of this season’s Dancing With The Stars (DWTS), and the usual ridicule of teen motherhood has ensued…Why aren’t more feminist pushing back against the sexism and degradation of single, teen mothers evident in public discourse concerning Bristol?
I chose to dye my hair platinum blond about a decade ago when I realized that, for most of my feminist life, I had been bowing to the golden cow of masculinity.
It’s official. Pornography is mainstream. This new “raunch culture,” as Ariel Levy calls it, celebrates sexually explicit themes and encourages young women to participate in their own sexual objectification.
What makes this movie unusually offensive is the portrayal of Percy’s sidekicks, Annabeth and Grover. In the books, Annabeth is a sword wielding bad ass who gets the crew out of jams. In the movie, she is still wielding a sword, but is “conquered” by Percy and demoted to a damsel in distress (DID). Grover is an object of entertainment throughout the movie, providing steady comic relief with his styalized venacular, “crazy” physical antics, and yes, even dancing.