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This Week In Male Violence

11/18/19 — 11/25/19

This Week In Male Violence

Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 4W is launching a weekly series highlighting stories on male violence across the world. You can share stories with 4WPub on Twitter, or email stories to the editor at: [email protected]

November 18, 2019

Pregnant Girl, 13, Committed Suicide After Being Gang-raped by Up to Six Men

A 13-year-old child in Bangkok, Thailand has committed suicide after falling into a deep depression when she was gang-raped by six men and became pregnant. The girl’s mother reported the attack to the police on November 11th, and only two suspects have been identified. The girl posted distressing messages on social media in the moments leading up to her death.

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November 19, 2019

Pennsylvania Man Drove Girlfriend Across Country For “Bondage-themed” Photoshoot, Then Killed Her

Jamie Feden (CNN)

John Chapman, 39, drove his girlfriend, Jamie Feden, from Pennsylvania to Nevada under the guise of a vacation and “bondage-themed photoshoot” according to CNN.

"At the location, Chapman tied Feden’s hands and feet with zip ties to a sign post and put duct tape on her mouth and nose until she suffocated to death, the complaint said. Chapman then removed the tape, zip ties and clothes from his girlfriend and left her body,"

Feden suffered from VATER syndrome, which limited her mental ability.

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November 21, 2019

Man Strangled Grace Millane, 21, to Death During Sex, Buried Her Body in A Suitcase

Grace Millane (Independent)

A New Zealand man, 27, has been found guilty of murdering Grace Millane, a British tourist during sex. His name is being suppressed by court order. The man claimed to have killed her by accident and is part of a disturbing trend of “sex gone wrong” excuses for the murder of women. The Guardian reports that the accused had a pattern of Tinder dates which left women frightened, often leading them to cut off contact with him:

The accused, who lived in an inner-city hotel, had a reported interest in choking and domination, and a history of telling exaggerated stories and lies — including that he had cancer, was a professional athlete, and worked as an “oil manager” off-shore.

After she was murdered, her body was contorted into a suitcase and buried.

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November 22, 2019

Milan Hospital Displays X-Rays of Victims of Male Violence Against Women

(Source: AP)

The San Carlo Hospital in Milan is displaying anonymous X-rays of patients who have been victims of male violence to raise awareness of the “daily horrors” women experience.

The five X-rays show fractured limbs, including a shin broken in two, broken wrists, and a large blade that was lodged into a woman’s abdomen.

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November 24, 2019

10,000 People in Brussels March to End Male Violence Against Women

(Source: France24)

About 10,000 protesters took to the streets in Brussels, Belgium to protest male violence against women in the country. The protest follows similar marches in France leading up to International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Twenty-two women have been killed by men in Belgium this year.

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November 25, 2019

Florida Man Released From Jail After Attacking Woman With Knife Returns to Kill Her

Florida police are reporting that Warren Brown, 57, has been arrested for the murder of Sophie Solis, 43. Brown had attacked Solis with a knife earlier this month and was released from jail on bail. He ignored a court order to stay away from her and returned Saturday night, fatally stabbing her. He hid her body in the trunk of his car.

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