Help us! Women in Indian mill pen letter describing sexual abuse at work

Help us! Women in Indian mill pen letter describing sexual abuse at work

A letter from six women at a spinning mill in southern India, describing the sexual harassment they face at work and asking for help, exposes the widespread exploitation of women in the multi-billion-dollar textile industry, campaigners said. “He forces himself on us, constantly hugging us and squeezing our breasts,” the women write, describing the behavior of their male supervisor. “Any worker who resists his advances loses part of her salary. We need this job and don’t know who to talk to about the abuse we face everyday. Please help us.”

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“Good men are God in the flesh”

“Good men are God in the flesh”

“[I]n an era marked by the rise of Lynch Law, across the U.S. American South, restrictions on voter rights, and a turn away from African American rights across the nation, Frederick Douglass traveled widely, and used his podium to argue that any person, notwithstanding physical attributes, class, or caste, could attain virtue…” By Daniel Joslyn.

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Iraq’s new atheism in the shadow of Islamic State

Iraq's new atheism in the shadow of Islamic State

Shaho is 29, a government employee. He hunches over some tea, chain-smoking throughout our three hours together. He is this group's founder, and his natural confidence makes him something of a spokesman, too. Several years ago, stuck between the marauding jihadism of IS and the incompetency of the Iraqi government, he set up this symposium, and named it "Logic". The group is an intellectual refuge for Iraq's atheists and secularists, a people denied any official existence by the country's government, and holders of a death sentence courtesy of the Islamic State group.

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