Lisa Montgomery: US carries out first federal execution of a woman in nearly seven decades

Sent by Sissy Vovoy Lisa Montgomery pronounced dead on Wednesday morning after supreme court cleared path for her death A Kansas woman was executed early on Wednesday, the first time in nearly seven decades that the US government has put to death a female inmate. Lisa Montgomery, 52, was pronounced dead at 1.31am after receiving a lethal …

The idea that family courts are biased against men is a dangerous fallacy

Sent by Sissy Vovoy Evidence shows that the disproportionately male judiciary is more likely to rule against abused women and children If you’ve binged on the BBC drama The Split, which follows a family of glamorous divorce lawyers, you might be forgiven for thinking that this corner of the law is all about multimillion-pound footballer pre-nups …

Tributes to Diego Maradona show how easily violence against women is ignored

Sent from Sissy Vovoy Too often we’re in denial about the fact that heroes – such as Maradona and Sean Connery – might also be abusers An image commemorating Diego Maradona in Naples, Italy, November 2020. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP Fri 27 Nov 2020 13.52 GMT  Imagine a man hitting his partner. The picture that comes to …

Equal pay essential to build a world of dignity and justice for all, UN says, commemorating first International Equal Pay Day

20/9/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy UN Women/Piyavit Thongsa-Ard – A migrant worker sews clothes in a factory in western Thailand. Working more than 12 hours a day, with overtime, they earn less than the minimum daily wage, leaving them with barely enough money for rent, food, or savings. 18 September 2020 – The United Nations is marking the …

FEMINIST WOMEN CONTINUE CALLING FOR MORE POLITICAL ACTION, PROTECTION, JUSTICE, ON HIGH VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN – SEIZE CONTROL OF A FEDERAL BUILDING

Sent by Sissy Vovoy By KATE LINTHICUM – SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 MEXICO CITY — Dressed in black hoods and armed with spray paint, the women stormed into Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission and seized control. They evicted government workers, ripped paintings of revolutionary heroes from the walls and declared that from now on, the federal building in downtown Mexico …