Trigger warning: this post contains discussion of sexual violence
This week, we here at the SACOMSS Media Watch blog are starting what we call our weekly Thursday Round-up, a compendium of articles related to the SACOMSS mandate that we want to share with a wider audience.
In recent weeks, the Indian capital New Delhi and surrounding cities have been overtaken by protesters in recent weeks after the gang rape of a young woman on a bus.
This Wall Street Journal article describes the ban that Delhi officials have placed on protesting:
And this Slate article comments on the lack of women at the protests, despite the movement being coordinated primarily by women:
In news closer to home, the University of Toronto’s Sexual Education Centre has been in the news for their decision to rent out a sex club for student use as part of their Sexual Awareness Week:
And the Idle No More protests on the subject of the Canadian government’s treatment of First Nations people all across Canada have been getting news attention:
A First Nations youth comments on the protests:
That’s all for this week. If you have an idea for an article that could be featured in next week’s round-up, send it via Facebook: