Welcome to October everyone! To end September and start October we’ve compiled a list of stories from around the globe connected to sexual health and sexual rights. From a Japanese actor admitting and apologizing for rape to exploitation of workers in New Zealand this is..... In Case You Missed It:
1. “ I’m Sorry, I couldn’t control myself”
Last month, Japanese actor Yuta Takahata, was released on bail after admitting to raping a hotel staff member. The charges were dropped and he apologized to the media and his fans, saying he is sorry for his actions and asked for forgiveness. After admitting to assaulting the 40-something staffer by calling her up with the intention of assault, he told police-he couldn't control himself and Read More
2. Trafficking, Slavery and The New, New Zealand
New Zealand has become a new hub for human traffickers, from sex slaves to unpaid migrant workers. It seems that human trafficking has been flying under the radar for years until two years ago. Now, with arrest like Faroz Ali, the first person convicted of human trafficking in New Zealand; things are beginning to change. Officials are starting to look at sweatshops, fake marriages and more Read More
3. In Her Voice: Strength and The Women of Atenco The women of Atenco, Mexico are speaking and telling the world about the sexual assault and brutality they faced at the request and possibly, the hands of governmental officials. The victims took their case to international human rights officials, who are now demanding an investigation across the entire chain of command in Mexico; Read More and hear and see the women as they fight for freedom and justice, in their own words.
Have You Seen This?
The Hyde Amendment better known as the anti-abortion bill from the late 1970s that prohibits federal programs like Medicaid from covering abortion , and also restricts some major reproductive rights and disproportionates the poor and women. It's become a hot topic issues with pro lifers saying, the bill saves and helps to keep the fabric of the American Family and pro-choicers saying the bill is basically a bill that not only infringes on women's health, disapportants women of color, the poor. To show how bad the Hyde Amendment law is the women from Lady Parts Justice League recreated/parodied Beyonce’s Formation. Check it out!#BeBoldEndHyde
Spotlight Change: Hannah Stein and Our Kids
Hannah Stein,creator of mental health zine Small Magic,is teaming up with Our Kids, a Nashville organization to raise $1000; all proceeds go to help the children and families affected by sexual abuse. Click the Image for more information!
That's all for now also, remember to stay awesome, breathe, and stay hydrated! Oh, remember to DO YOU!