“A small bucket of water can wash away a man’s sins, but a whole river is not enough to wash away the sins of a woman”

Prepared by: Beat Sexism Belgium, From where I come from, this is a common statement used by people to justify the cheating and immoral behavior of men. I am well aware that moral is a social construction and what can be immoral for a person, can be business as usual for someone else. But how […]

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From where I stand: “People said, how are you going to play football, you’re a girl!”

Fathime Tibu, 26, is the youngest female coach of MTG United, the football league for Moving the Goalposts (MTG), a sport for development organization based in Kilifi, Kenya. She recently spoke to UN Women about her own journey, aspirations, and how sport is a powerful tool to empower girls. “I was only 12 years old when […]

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Sexual assault and rape

Prepared by: Albionë Sabedini, Beat Sexism Norway When I grew up to know what sexual assault and rape were, I was terrified. I didn’t get out of my house at night without being afraid of someone coming out from the dark and assaulting me. Since then, I have always researched as much as I could […]

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Through the eyes of a rapist

A group of rapists and date rapists who were serving prison terms were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim. Here are some frightening revelations. Keep in mind that these tips are regarding rape cases that are caused by strangers. Because as we know the majority of rapists already know the victim, […]

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