1. Student raped and denied care because she appeared intoxicated
A DC area university student was denied access to post-assault care from several hospitals because she appeared “intoxicated.” At a party earlier in the evening, she had be given a date-rape drug, and was raped. She was then denied access to a rape kit, and was sent home. She returned the next morning, and was again denied the kit.
As mentioned on Feministing.com, check out the article for yourself at: http://media.www.gwhatchet.com/media/storage/paper332/news/2007/10/04/News/Gw.Sued.For.Negligence.Malpractice-3011740.shtml
2. Cosmopolitan Magazine sponsors panel on ‘Gray Rape’
A panel discussion was held this week in response to Cosmopolitan’s article on “Gray Rape.” The panel included members of the academic community, journalists, and members of legal community. Check out the article for yourself at: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/15/gray-rape-a-new-form-of-date-rape/
3. Around Montreal:
“Leaf in Whirlwind”
A dance-theater piece adapted from the story of feminist writer Lalithambika Antherjanam about reconstructing life after a wartime rape and pregnancy during the partition of India and Pakistan.
October 10 – 28, 2007
Tuesday to Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday at 3 pm
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
Tickets: $20 $18 Seniors $15 Students
514 982 3386
For more information, please see: http://www.teesriduniyatheatre.com/
Lead from The Daily, Oct. 15/07