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Brad Pitt To Produce Movie About Steubenville & Hacktivist Group Anonymous

Brad Pitt and his producing team have bought the rights to the Rolling Stone article, “Anonymous Vs. Steubenville,” about the online hacktivist group who brought nationwide attention to the…

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Harvard Student Pens Open Letter About The School’s Non-Reaction To Her 2013 Sexual Assault

A Harvard student penned a heartbreaking open letter in the Harvard Crimson newspaper addressed to university administrators about the sexual assault she suffered nine months ago by one of…

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2014 - 6:00 pm

“Men’s Rights” Group Whines About Sexual Assault Awareness Month Self Defense Class

Who could possibly have a problem with free self defense classes hosted by the Glendale, California, Police Department in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

So-called “men’s rights”

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2014 - 5:00 pm

RIP Society: Du Pont Heir Only Gets Probation For Raping Young Daughter, Because Judge Thinks He Won’t “Fare Well” In Prison

Well, this is quite simply an appalling story. Robert H. Richards IV, an heir to the du Pont fortune, was convicted of raping his then three-year-old daughter and given only probation for the

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 31, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Pay Attention: #RapeCultureIsWhen…

Earlier today, Zerlina Maxwell, a feminist writer and political analyst, was inspired to start the Twitter hashtag #RapeCultureIsWhen in response to both TIME magazine and RAINN…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 25, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Girl Talk: My Rape Ruined My Female Friendships

In college, I was part of a tight-knit group of young women. There were five of us in the core group. Two were roommates and their room, 513, was our…

Victoria Helen Rose | March 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

A Survivor’s Take On Twitter, Privacy And Telling Somebody Else’s Rape Story

I feel for BuzzFeed writer Jessica Testa. While our blog may not get the massive traffic that BF does, I’ve still experienced brief bouts of hundreds of people being furious with…

The Gloss | March 14, 2014 - 1:45 pm

Senate Blocks Bid To Change Military’s Change Of Command On Prosecuting Sexual Assault

The Senate successfully blocked a spearheaded by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) bill that would change the military’s judicial system by taking sexual assault cases outside of the chain of…

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 2014 - 6:30 pm

This Study Hightlights What We Already Knew: Assault Is Never The Victim’s Fault

A new study has found that in situations of sexual aggression at bars, most attackers are very clear on the fact that their victims are not consenting. The results made obvious what…

Claire Hannum | March 5, 2014 - 9:30 am

Georgia Judge Orders New Trial Because Woman With Down Syndrome “Didn’t Behave Like A Victim”

Fayette County, Georgia, judge Christiopher McFadden overturned a jury’s guilty verdict against a man who raped a woman with Down syndrome because she allegedly didn’t behave like a victim.

Jessica Wakeman | February 28, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Yoga Guru Bikram Choudhury’s Rape Accusers Speak On “Nightline”

Trigger warning: this video and the text below contain accounts of rape and sexual assault.  

On last night’s “Nightline,” three of Bikram Choudhury’s five sexual assault accusers…

Ami Angelowicz | February 27, 2014 - 1:30 pm

How Rape, Accidents Persist At Frat Houses

Frat-house accidents and sexual assaults are getting so common they’re impossible to ignore—but how did it get this bad, and why does it keep happening? In an extensive Atlantic piece,…

Newser | February 26, 2014 - 4:15 pm
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