The Intersection Of Race, Misogyny And The Experiences Of Asian Americans : 1A Atlanta police have charged a suspect in the spa shootings, which comes amid a wave of violence against Asian Americans, spurred in part by racist and xenophobic rhetoric surrounding the pandemic. But the suspect claims the shootings were motived by his self-described sexual addiction.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization reports that about one in three women, globally, have faced physical or sexual violence at least once in their lives.

We discuss the shootings and violence against women.

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The Intersection Of Race, Misogyny And The Experiences Of Asian Americans

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The Intersection Of Race, Misogyny And The Experiences Of Asian Americans

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The Intersection Of Race, Misogyny And The Experiences Of Asian Americans

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Mourners visit and leave flowers at the site of two shootings at spas across the street from one another, in memorial for the lives lost in Atlanta, Georgia. A suspect was arrested after a series of shootings at three Atlanta-area spas left eight people, including six Asian women, dead. Megan Varner/Getty Images hide caption

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Mourners visit and leave flowers at the site of two shootings at spas across the street from one another, in memorial for the lives lost in Atlanta, Georgia. A suspect was arrested after a series of shootings at three Atlanta-area spas left eight people, including six Asian women, dead.

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Six of the eight people who were shot and killed in the Atlanta metro area Tuesday night were Asian women. The Cherokee County sheriff's office released some of the names of the victims: Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan and Daoyou Feng.

Officials have charged 21-year-old, Robert Aaron Long, with eight counts of murder. He confessed while in custody.

The shooting comes amid a wave of violence against Asian Americans, spurred in part by racist and xenophobic rhetoric surrounding the pandemic.

But controversially — authorities say the suspect, who is white, claims the shootings weren't motivated by race, but instead, by his self-described sex addiction.

The shooting comes as the latest figures from Stop AAPI Hate report at least 3,795 anti-Asian hate incidents during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, according to a recent report from the World Health Organization, about one in three women, globally, have faced physical or sexual violence at least once in their lives.

That data is particularly stark after the death of Sarah Everard in the U.K. A police officer is charged with kidnapping and murdering Everard as she walked home at night in South London.

These reports also come at a time when women, especially women of color, are particularly feeling the pandemic's effects.

Kimmy Yam and Jeff Yang joined us for the conversation about the latest from Atlanta. Then, Katty Kay and Mikki Kendall talked with us about the status of women in the world.

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