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spacer.gif   Sheila A. Donovan
Posted by : cj on Monday, April 02, 2012 - 09:56 AM
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THE CAPP AWARDS


2012 Contemporary American Poetry Prize: Honorable Mention
Sheila A. Donovan




UNIVERSAL FAILURE

27DEC11, ISRAEL
An 8 year old girl says she is afraid to walk to school
for fear of being insulted and spat on
by ultra-Orthodox men, for dressing “immodestly.”
27DEC11, BANGLADESH
A man hacked off five fingers from his wife's right hand
because she was studying at college, against his wishes.
Another man stuck his fingers into his wife's eyes, blinding her.
He wanted to stop her from returning to Canada where she was
a Fulbright Scholar.
27DEC11, USA
U.S. Military Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Air Force Academy
Accounts of sexual assault rose by nearly 60 percent
during the 2010-2011 academic program year.
18DEC11, ISRAEL
A man called an Israeli woman a derogatory word
for a non-Jewish woman
for refusing to move to the rear of the bus.
He told the driver it was his right to have her sit in the back.
He had paid to be able to do so.
17DEC11, AFGHANISTAN
Afghan woman sentenced to 12 years in prison
when she reported that her cousin's husband had raped her.
The rape resulted in a baby who lived with her in prison.
Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, stated that the rape victim
freed from prison (after 2 years and an international uproar)
when he intervened on her behalf, has the right to make
her own choice about whether or not to marry her attacker.
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A man attacked a woman, with acid,
after she refused to date him.
She has gone through many painful surgeries
and has many more to come.
He walked free, because Nigerian prosecutors
refused to hold him accountable.
16DEC11, USA
The University of Vermont's chapter of the
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity
has been closed after a survey surfaced online
asking fraternity brothers whom they would rape.

11 days in December
a handful of headlines
imagine if every
anti-female incident
in every nation
in every city
in every village
in every street
in every home
was recorded
every printing press
every television
every radio
every computer
every i-phone
would crash
the world would be
enraged about
equipment failing.






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