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DSK Rape Case Takeaway Number 8: So-Called Credibility Trumps Justice

DSK Rape Case Takeaway Number 8: So-Called Credibility Trumps Justice

by Akiba Solomon on August 25 2011, 2:52PM

As expected, Nafissatou Diallo’s inconsistencies have compelled prosecutors to abandon her sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. It’s a sad day in so-called justice.

Topics: Gender, DSK Rape Case

Judge Dismisses Sexual Assault Charges Against Strauss-Kahn

Judge Dismisses Sexual Assault Charges Against Strauss-Kahn

by Jorge Rivas on August 23 2011, 2:05PM

A Manhattan Judge has dismissed all charges at the prosecution’s request.

Topics: DSK Rape Case, Gender & Sexuality

A Few Thoughts About 'Paying' Rape Victims

A Few Thoughts About ‘Paying’ Rape Victims

by Akiba Solomon on July 29 2011, 12:47PM

The Beautiful Struggler asks why rape victims who seek compensation are less believable than those who don’t. Good question.

Topics: Gender, DSK Rape Case

DSK Rape Case Takeaway Number 7: Alleged Victims Are People, Too

DSK Rape Case Takeaway Number 7: Alleged Victims Are People, Too

by Akiba Solomon on July 26 2011, 1:48PM

With her credibility in question and the prosecution wavering, Nafissatou Diallo, the Sofitel maid at the center of the DSK rape case, has joined the media circus. Brace yourself for a rape culture extravaganza.

Topics: Gender, DSK Rape Case

Violence Against Migrant Women Won't End After DSK Case

Violence Against Migrant Women Won’t End After DSK Case

by Michelle Chen on July 12 2011, 10:06AM

From Indonesia to the Congo—and back to the U.S.—migrant laboring women are attacked systematically and with impunity.

Topics: DSK Rape Case, Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs, Global Justice

DSK Rape Case Takeaway No. 6: Alleged Victims Can Change the Script

DSK Rape Case Takeaway No. 6: Alleged Victims Can Change the Script

by Akiba Solomon on July 11 2011, 10:30AM

The Guinean hotel housekeeper drew the line with the New York Post. I say good for her.

Topics: Gender, DSK Rape Case

Who's Really on Trial in the DSK Rape Case? [Reader Forum]

Who’s Really on Trial in the DSK Rape Case? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on July 5 2011, 8:51AM

A very rich, powerful man is accused of raping a woman of color. So why is his accuser’s past on trial? Readers chime in.

Topics: DSK Rape Case, Gender & Sexuality

DSK Rape Case Takeaway No. 5: You Have to Be the Perfect Victim

DSK Rape Case Takeaway No. 5: You Have to Be the Perfect Victim

by Akiba Solomon on July 1 2011, 10:20AM

The prosecution that was once so sure of its case against former IMF chief Dominique Strass-Kahn is wavering. Score one for victim-blaming.

Topics: Gender, DSK Rape Case, Gender & Sexuality

DSK Rape Case Takeaway No. 4: Discuss at Your Own Risk

DSK Rape Case Takeaway No. 4: Discuss at Your Own Risk

by Akiba Solomon on May 27 2011, 8:17AM

What do you do when a group discussion about a touchy-but-ubiquitous subject gets dangerously personal?

Topics: Gender, DSK Rape Case

Takeaways from the DSK Rape Case

Takeaways from the DSK Rape Case

by Akiba Solomon on May 24 2011, 12:55PM

Hotel housekeepers are catching hell, plus two other lessons we’ve learned from the coverage of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Topics: Gender, DSK Rape Case

The NY Post Makes DSK's Alleged Rape Victim an AIDS Predator

The NY Post Makes DSK’s Alleged Rape Victim an AIDS Predator

by Akiba Solomon on May 20 2011, 12:20PM

In its lust for a salacious scoop, Rupert Murdoch’s chronically race-baiting tabloid has made both the alleged victim and her community into the villains.

Topics: Gender, DSK Rape Case, Health, Media