Daily Archive: October 19, 2011

Women ordered to sit at the back of a Brooklyn Bus

On 1 December 1955, a 42-year old seamstress called Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man who was standing on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama because all the ‘white’-allocated seats were occupied. As a result, Parks was arrested; springing from this a boycott on bus services started on 5 December …

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Film taps into anger over reluctance to punish sexual crimes in South Korea

South Korean lawmakers are pushing for an investigation into sex crimes against disabled students that occurred in 2006. Arising from widespread public outrage following the release of the film Dogani (translated The Crucible), which bring to light the sex crimes and light punishments of the teachers who were convicted, the cases have become a vital …

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