What’s Current: Study shows domestic violence is a precursor of mass shootings

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  • A recent study shows that domestic violence is a key precursor of mass shootings, such as the San Jose Transit shooting on May 26th.
  • Oxfam, a charity whose staff have been accused in multiple sexual exploitation scandals, has released a training document suggesting that “privileged white women” wanting to report crimes against them to the police were supporting “the root causes of sexual violence.”
  • An Ofsted survey of UK schools and colleges reports that nine out of 10 girls and young women have been subjected to sexist insults or sent unsolicited explicit images, and feel that it’s so normal that many of them don’t bother reporting it.
  • A Human Rights Watch report alleges that women imprisoned in Myanmar suffer from police brutality, and a lack of menstrual hygiene provision.
  • Women’s anti-violence campaigners and police in Zimbabwe struggle to overcome myths and misunderstandings about domestic violence, such as educating people to understand that it’s a crime and not a sign of affection.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.