Category Archive: Violence Against Women

Zero Tolerance: Responding To UVA’s Rape On Campus On PBS

Saying it has been a difficult few weeks for anyone associated with the University of Virginia, as alum, students, faculty or sexual assault victims, would be an understatement. After the explosive investigative report… Continue reading

Beyond The Lights: How Pop Culture Exploits Women

The new film by Gina Prince-Byethwood, acclaimed director of Love and Basketball, explores how young women are hyper-sexualized, packaged and sold by the music industry. It’s a beautiful love story that tackles heavy themes… Continue reading

Anushay’s Point On Women’s Health: No Uterus, No Opinion

Is there anything I love more than discussing feminism with intelligent women? The answer would be no. It was so great to be on HuffPost Live from New York City talking about all… Continue reading

Anushay’s Point: More Must Be Done To Stop Rape As Weapon Of War

Last week on PBS, we talked about a host of issues including sexual violence during war, the ethics of surrogacy and how we can effectively tackle child abuse. Often when we talk about rape… Continue reading

HuffPost Live Features Anushay’s Point

When I first launched my blog in 2009, my only two readers were my husband and my mother. It would have stayed that way as well if my post on Afghan women didn’t… Continue reading

Anushay’s Point: Violence Against Women Knows No Bounds

There really are so few shows on US TV like PBS’ To The Contrary that analyzes news on women’s rights from diverse female perspectives. This week we talked about female genital mutilation (FGM) rising in… Continue reading

Bangladeshi Girls Treated Like Cattle

Tucked away between the mazes of overflowing sewers and tea stalls in Tangail, just a few kilometers outside of Bangladesh’s crowded capital, Dhaka, are rows of brothels with sex workers addicted to a… Continue reading

Japanese Parliament Allows Child Exploitation To Continue

Imagine convenience stores scattered around pretty much every neighborhood corner in a country that sells comic books depicting violent pornographic, often incestuous, cartoons having sex with children. Some even show children being gang-raped.… Continue reading

Anushay’s Point: Feminism Is Good For Business

Last Friday, the US State Department released a new report focusing on trafficking victims’ journey to becoming survivors. This is the topic PBS’ To The Contrary opened the show with. We hear so… Continue reading

Amal And Angelina: Real-Life Wonder Women

What I love more than smart women is smart women working together for a good cause, especially one that demonstrates women’s rights are human rights, and this week was the perfect example of what… Continue reading