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Esther Song tears up as she attends a community rally to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence and racist attitudes, in Los Angeles in February 2021. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

US has a long history of violence against Asian women

US culture has long represented Asian American women as sexually seductive – showing how victims’ gender and race cannot be separated when attacked by white male violence.
Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by three unidentified people outside her house in Bangalore in September 2017. EPA-EFE/ Raminder Pal Singh

Online attacks on female journalists are increasingly spilling into the ‘real world’ – new research

An international survey of women media workers has found that in many cases, physical attacks appear to have followed online threats.
Members of the European Parliament protest in support of Poland’s LGBTQ community. EPA/Olivier Hoslet

The EU is on a collision course with Poland over hate crime

In her first state of the union speech, Commission president Ursula von der Leyen took a confrontational stance over discrimination, singling out Poland in particular.
In Rio de Janeiro, practitioners of the Afro-Brazilian faiths Candomble and Umbanda are increasingly under attack by evangelical crusaders. AP Photo/Leo Correa

Evangelical gangs in Rio de Janeiro wage ‘holy war’ on Afro-Brazilian faiths

As evangelicalism spreads across Brazil, some of Rio de Janeiro’s most notorious gangs see minority religions as an affront to God. And they’re using guns to spread their gospel.
Inflammatory words can prime a mind. Elijah O'Donnell/Unsplash

Hearing hate speech primes your brain for hateful actions

A new theory of language suggests that people understand words by unconsciously simulating what they describe. Repeated exposure – and the simulation that comes with it – makes it easier to act.

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