Swedish police accused of covering up sex attacks by refugees at music festival

Sweden’s prime minister has condemned a “double betrayal” of women after allegations that police and media covered up sexual harassment by recent immigrants at a music festival in Stockholm. Meanwhile, reports have emerged of attacks on women in Malmö on New Year’s Eve. Groups of refugees molested concertgoers at We Are Stockholm, Europe’s largest youth…

What I’ve learned about diets: Punishing your body is not taking care of it

It’s the third week in January. You’re probably on a diet. More than any other axis of life – more than our careers, our relationships, our finances – we’re trained to ring in the dawn of each year with a hyper-critical evaluation of our bodies. Even if we don’t plunge into full-blown six-almonds-with-a-side-of-chia-seed-slurry regimens, there’s…

Sexual violence won’t end until states plug ‘gaping’ legal hole, says expert

A “gaping hole” in international law is allowing governments to ignore their commitments to end gender-based violence, according to the former UN special rapporteur on the causes and consequences of violence against women. Rashida Manjoo said states are not held fully accountable for ending violence because there is not an international treaty compelling them to…