News you can relate to

Some news stories that caught our eye this week:

  • Activist groups across Asia are working to prevent violence against women by changing the notion of what it means to be a man.
  • A video on YouTube in which a woman says her father raped and abused her for years is sparking much conversation about if it’s ok to out your rapist. “Rape remains woefully under-reported and shamefully stigmatized. Narrating our own histories…is what initially brought sexual assault out of the shadows. Continuing to speak the truth is what keeps the light on.”
  • Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich won the National Book Award for The Round House, a novel about a 13-year-old boy investigating his mother’s rape on a North Dakota reservation. She said “this is a book about a huge case of injustice ongoing on reservations,” and accepted the award in recognition of “the grace and endurance of Native women.”