Aussie Feminist Germaine Greer Argues That Domestic Violence Against…

There are few countries in the world that have clean hands when it comes to the rights of indigenous peoples. From our own treatment of Native Americans to the behavior of the Chinese in Tibet and beyond, there too often has been and too often remains an us-and-them mentality on both sides that is harmful for all… » 8/15/08 1:30pm 8/15/08 1:30pm

(Ab)orginal Sin

When a 10-year-old aboriginal girl was gang-raped by 9 men in Northeastern Australia and her assailants were given zero jail time, it was clear that the indigenous aboriginals, who had been treated so brutally by the Australian government, were in need of major help. Yesterday, new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd took steps… » 2/14/08 2:30pm 2/14/08 2:30pm

Aboriginal Sin

Last month we told you about a 10-year-old Aboriginal girl who was gang raped by nine men, none of whom were given jail time. Today's Brisbane Courier Mail has additional information about the girl, known only as "K". "Since being raped by nine males at age 10," according to the Mail, "She has racked up 70 criminal charges… » 1/11/08 3:20pm 1/11/08 3:20pm

80-Pound Brazilian Girl Jailed With 34 Men Looks "12, Not 15"

More information has come to light regarding the sexual abuse of a fifteen-year-old Brazilian girl who, in October, was placed in a jail cell with 30 some-odd men in the northeastern Brazilian state of Para. For those not familiar with the case, the teenager (pictured and flanked by family members) was arrested on… » 12/12/07 9:30am 12/12/07 9:30am

Prosecutor Says Gang Rape Of 10 Year-Old Girl Was "Childish…

The story of the ten-year-old Aboriginal girl who was gang raped by nine assailants in the Australian province of Queensland becomes more and more appalling with each new fragment of information. As reported yesterday, Queensland judge Sarah Bradley (pictured), who said the ten-year old "probably agreed" to the rapes,… » 12/11/07 9:30am 12/11/07 9:30am