Feminist News Round Up! Malala, Somali Women, Sextortion, Residential Schools

Hey all! There is a lot of feminist news today so I thought I would post it!!

From Aptn.ca

APTN National News
As Charlene Bearhead sheds light on one of Canada’s darkest moments students of all ages look on.

They hang on her every word.

They hear about the atrocities of the Indian Residential School system as part of a large group of non-Aboriginal student’s participating in “Project of Heart” at the University of Alberta this week.

This comes almost two decades removed from the closure of the last residential school in Canada.

APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan has the story.

Here’s the link to the video: Getting to the Heart of Residential Schools

 

‘Sextortion’ – He guys it is wrong to sexual extort women over the internet. This is wrong and can get you up to 105 years in prison. Don’t do it.

A man who is said to have blackmailed more than 350 women after convincing them to strip off in front of their webcams has been arrested in the US.

Prosecutors said Karen “Gary” Kazaryan, 27, had hacked into hundreds of Facebook, Skype and email accounts to obtain naked or semi-naked pictures.

It is alleged he threatened to post the nude images of victims publicly unless they removed their clothing on camera.

If convicted, he could receive a maximum jail sentence of 105 years.

 

Our favorite 15 year old, Malala Yousafzai is still recovering from having a bullet removed from her spine.

 

This is an awesome story about Somali women returning to the country to rebuild.

Safia Yassin Farah is 34 and her desk is that of a high-flying executive anywhere in the world, except that the view from her office is of high walls, wire and armed guards.

She left the US to take up a post working with young people in Mogadishu, helping them obtain an education and skills.

“I’m here to stay. I’ve quit my job,” Ms Farah says, sounding thrilled and scared at the same time.

“I grew up in the US and got my degree at the University of New Hampshire. I had a job, a house, I had everything.”

She says she was motivated to return after hearing about the plight of Somali children caught up in violence, including being recruited by the al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabab, which has lost control of Mogadishu and other towns to Amisom and government forces but still controls many rural areas of southern and central Somalia.

 

Bitch Media has a great article about the uproar cause from a political profile that calls out sexism.

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