Missing White Woman Syndrome: Media Obsess Over Some Cases as Black, Brown & Indigenous Women Ignored

Wall-to-wall coverage of the case of Gabby Petito — a 22-year-old white woman and blogger who went missing while traveling with her fiancé Brian Laundrie and whose remains were found in a national park in Wyoming — has renewed attention on what some call “missing white woman syndrome,” the media’s inordinate focus on white female …
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Woman arrested at Sarah Everard vigil preparing for legal action against the Met

Support us and go ad-free A woman who was arrested at the Clapham Common vigil for Sarah Everard is preparing to start legal action against the Metropolitan Police. Patsy Stevenson has told Scotland Yard that she intends to start proceedings against the force should it not withdraw the fixed penalty notice she was issued with. Stevenson is also asking for an acknowledgment of …
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Court clears way for Samoa to get its first woman leader

Samoa appears set to appoint its first woman leader after the nation’s top court reinstated the results of a knife-edge election last month. Two decisions by the supreme court have paved the way for Fiame Naomi Mata’afa to become prime minister of the small island nation. Her ascent represents a significant milestone not only for …
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Man jailed for ‘abhorrent’ attack on transgender woman

A man who spat in the face of a transgender woman before punching her several times in the head in an “abhorrent” attack has been jailed. Neil Cleal approached the victim, in her 50s, in Ludlow Road, Southampton, where he began shouting abuse at her, specifically about her gender identity. A Hampshire police spokesman said: …
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Woman was ‘terrified’ during arrest at Sarah Everard vigil

A woman who was arrested at the Clapham Common vigil for Sarah Everard has said she was “terrified” when she was pinned to the ground by police. Images of student Patsy Stevenson being handcuffed and held down by two male officers sparked anger at Scotland Yard’s policing of the gathering in south London on Saturday …
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A man murders a woman every three days in the UK. It’s time the state is held accountable

International Human Rights Day is also the final day of “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence“. The 16 Days campaign has been taking place for the last 29 years. But despite its decades-long existence, it seems to have made no dent in femicide statistics around the world. Women are still being murdered by men …
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Trump Races to Kill Lisa Montgomery In First Federal Execution of a Woman in Almost 70 Years

We look at one of the most shocking cases in the slew of federal executions the Trump administration has scheduled in its final months: Lisa Montgomery, who was convicted in 2007 for a gruesome murder of a pregnant woman, is set be the first woman to be executed by the federal government in 70 years …
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Trump Races to Kill Lisa Montgomery In First Federal Execution of a Woman in Almost 70 Years

We look at one of the most shocking cases in the slew of federal executions the Trump administration has scheduled in its final months: Lisa Montgomery, who was convicted in 2007 for a gruesome murder of a pregnant woman, is set be the first woman to be executed by the federal government in 70 years …
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Woman arrested trying to take ‘deteriorating’ 97-year-old mother out of care home

A woman was temporarily arrested and restrained by police after she attempted to take her 97-year-old mother out of a care home. Video footage shared on social media by former Coronation Street actress Leandra Ashton appeared to capture part of the incident in a car park in Market Weighton in East Yorkshire on Tuesday. In …
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Police ‘threatened’ parents of a murdered woman with £6,000 legal bill

A police force “threatened” an elderly couple with a £6,000 legal bill as they sought answers over their daughter’s murder, their lawyer has claimed. Fighting for justice Peter and Elizabeth Skelton have spent almost a decade fighting for justice after their daughter Susan Nicholson was killed in 2011. Initially, Sussex Police ignored their pleas for …
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