The Real War on Women
The fabrication of an organized domestic war on women slights women across the globe who daily confront a real war against liberty, freedom, security, and justice. These women confront more than rhetoric, but real oppression. Their stories deserve to be told and their causes championed. The Real War on Rhetoric Project attempts to give voice to their causes to claim equal access to freedom and rights.
Syria's Real War on Women: Jihad Rape
April 23 2013
In the midst of their nation's civil war, Syrian women face their own war against rape and murder.
Saudi Women Allowed to Ride Bikes...On Certain Conditions
April 2 2013
Saudi women's fight for equality vividly illustrates how far the nation’s equality laws have come and yet far the nation still has to go.
Entrepreneurial Women Bravely Rebuild Afghanistan, Despite the Nation's Real War on Women
March 26 2013
Afghani women continue to fight a real war on women, yet some entrepreneurial women are bravely rebuilding Afghanistan their way, despite danger and Taliban opposition.
Real War on Women: Indian Women Paid for Sterilization
March 19 2013
Women in India are still pressured and paid to be sterilized as a part of the government's population control efforts.
Real War on Women: Libyan Women Still Struggle for Freedom
March 13 2013
Despite their active role overthrowing Gadhafi, Libyan women report being treated like "spoils of war" as they struggle for freedom and equality.
Happy International Women's Day!
March 8 2013
Today - March 8 - is International Women's Day. In Russia, men wake up early to purchase flowers on International Women's Day - not just for their wives, but also for their daughters and mothers. It's also a part of the celebration to give extra compliments to women today.
Superstition, Sorcery, and a War on Women
March 6 2013
Witch burnings are not just an embarrassing blip in American history books, but have become general occurrence in Papua New Guinea.
Malala Continues to Fight Real War on Women During Recovery
February 27 2013
The young teen activist shot fot by the Taliban has a new effort underway.
Real War on Women: Women Being Raped on Campus Should Use Whistles, Not Guns?
February 21 2013
A Coloradoan Democrat argues women might feel they are in trouble and acccidentally shoot someone not trying to rape them.
VAWA, the Political Sideshow
February 21 2013
Fasten your seatbelts: The Violence Against Women Act, passed in the Senate, goes to the House of Representatives for a vote.
VAWA's Substantive Flaws Deserve a Fair Hearing
February 20 2013
As the House of Representatives prepares to consider the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), members are facing intense pressure to quickly pass the law with little attention to its relative merits or flaws.
Lebanese Women Demand Marital Rape Protections
February 20 2013
Lebanon's War on Women refuses to criminalize marital rape.
In the current political atmosphere, how can we talk about the free market and liberty in a way that these values attract more women?
Sexual Violence Used to Silence Egyptian Women Protestors
February 13 2013
Rape is being used to silence political opposition in Tahrir.
GLAMOUR Editor Meredith Tunits talks with IWF Executive Director
January 31 2013
How Conservative Women are Hoping to Re-Energize the GOP in 2013 (But it Isn't Changing the Message)
Hey "Lefty Feminists" You Didn't Hear a Word!
January 23 2013
The real difference between me and my feminist critics on the left has nothing to do with reproductive rights. It’s the fact that I don’t believe America is a country of inequality for women and girls.
Five Murdered Women the Latest Victims of Guatemala's War on Women
January 22 2013
Guatemala's war on women resulted in the murders of five women last week.
Real War on Women: Child Marriages
January 15 2013
Child “marriage” may be widely considered a thing of the past, but many girls in developing countries and here at home are forced into marriage as children.
Real War on Women: Indian Police Ignore Rape...Again
January 10 2013
Despite recent uproar against India’s rape laws, local police neglect duties and ignore yet another rape.
Sexual Violence & the War on Women in India
January 8 2013
India’s gender war –which has manifested in recent weeks in gang rape and sexual violence -- is driven by culture, a biased legal system, and unjust police force.
When Scars Remind: Acid Attacks in Bangladesh
December 18 2012
Acid attacks on women are all too common in Bangladesh.
Head of Women's Affairs in Afghanistan Province Killed by Gunman
December 14 2012
Nadia Sediqqi, the acting head of Afghanistan’s women’s affairs department in Laghman province, was killed by a gunman Monday.
Real War on Women: Mother & Daughter Burned Alive
December 11 2012
A pregnant mother her one and a half-year-old daughter were burned alive for failing to bring $921.49 and a motorcycle as dowry.
Real War on Women: Afghani Girl Beheaded Over Forced Marriage
December 5 2012
A fifteen year old girl, Geesa, was beheaded in Afghanistan last week after her father turned down a marriage proposal by an older, male family member.
Real War on Liberty: Human Trafficking
November 30 2012
On a recent diplomatic tour, President Obama visited with Cambodian leaders regarding the nation’s human trafficking and modern slavery challenges.