sexual assault

Brock Turner’s Lawyers Asked Victim-Blaming Questions Of The Survivor, A Newly Released Transcript Reveals

Turner’s attorney was too fascinated by the victim’s partying habits to ask about anything even remotely relevant, like, for instance, how the defendant assaulted her.

Kylie Cheung | July 21, 2016 - 3:11 pm

Colorado’s Rape Kit Legislation Has Already Resulted In New Leads And Convictions

From marijuana to handling sexual assault, Colorado seems to be leading the way on just about every issue.

Kylie Cheung | July 18, 2016 - 9:26 pm

The NRA’s Latest Ad Ignores All Statistics On Women, Rape, And Guns

It’s a very disturbing ad for a few reasons.

Karen Fratti | July 15, 2016 - 3:09 pm

A High School Student’s Punishment For Committing Sexual Assault Was To Bake His Victim Bread Once A Week

Another day, another campus sexual assault handled terribly.

Kylie Cheung | July 14, 2016 - 6:00 pm

How Sexual Abuse Victims In India Are Using Snapchat To Protect Their Identities

Add one “pro” to the very evenly-matched list of social media pros and cons.

Kylie Cheung | July 13, 2016 - 12:16 pm

Bill Cosby Will Stand Trial For Sexual Assault After Years Of Evading Allegations

A refreshing, much-needed reminder that some judges do, actually, take cases of sexual assault seriously.

Kylie Cheung | July 8, 2016 - 10:58 am

Obama And Biden Won’t Visit Colleges That Don’t Address Sexual Assault. Here Are 5 Schools They Might Boycott.

It’s a bold move, but not a surprising one: the Obama administration has long made addressing campus sexual assault a priority.

Kylie Cheung | July 5, 2016 - 10:16 pm

This Photo Series Brings Rape Culture To Life In Response To The Stanford Rape Case

The photos are a direct response to the victim-blaming rhetoric of Brock Turner and his father.

Kylie Cheung | July 5, 2016 - 3:13 pm

New, Disgusting Evidence The Stanford Rape Trial Had A Lot To Do With Race

There’s a conversation to be had about race and the way we look at rape.

Kylie Cheung | July 1, 2016 - 10:19 am

Rape Allegations Against Donald Trump Unfortunately Won’t Take Away From His Freedom Or Presidential Bid

Trump is a known sexist and is successful in spite of that, if not because of it.

Lauren Holter | June 22, 2016 - 3:04 pm

You Need To Read This Letter From The Stanford Rape Survivor’s Sister

My message to Brock Turner is that the damage you inflicted is irreversible.”

Kylie Cheung | June 15, 2016 - 11:30 am

A Dutch Woman Was Convicted For “Illicit Sex” In Abu Dhabi After Reporting Rape

Rape victims are pressured to report their experiences to be believed, only to face victim-blaming, stigma, and, in Abu Dhabi, harsh legal consequences.

Kylie Cheung | June 14, 2016 - 10:15 am

Brock Turner’s Mugshot Was Finally Released, And Here’s Why That Matters So Much

On top of his standing as an athlete at a prestigious university, Turner had another factor working in his favor — his whiteness.

Lauren Holter | June 6, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Stanford Rapist’s Father Thinks His Son Should Get Away With “20 Minutes of Action”

Messages like this teach boys and men that it’s okay to rape, as long as you get away with it.

Kelly Kanayama | June 6, 2016 - 10:06 am

These Women Stopped A Rape From Happening, And The Story Is Seriously Terrifying

Three women just prevented an attempted date rape, and it happens more than you think.

Kylie Cheung | May 30, 2016 - 10:15 am

Bill Cosby Had Sex With Teenage Girls, And Other Nauseating Tales From His Court Deposition

It’s not easy to find single human beings you can point to and say, “You are nearly everything that’s wrong with the world,” but goddamn is Cosby isn’t running a

Kelly Kanayama | May 24, 2016 - 12:50 pm

Elijah Wood Claims Child Sex Abuse In Hollywood Is An Out-Of-Control Nightmare

It’s easy to see how quick the industry is to defend the act, especially when the perpetrator is white and male (which most top Hollywood people are).

Kelly Kanayama | May 23, 2016 - 11:36 am

Actress Jodie Foster Made Amazing Points About Rape Scenes

Males writers are overusing rape as a trope for female characters, and Jodie Foster isn’t having it.

Kylie Cheung | May 14, 2016 - 1:17 pm

Kesha Sang Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens to You,” Standing With Her On Sexual Assault

During a stirring performance on Saturday at the gala for the Humane Society in Los Angeles, Kesha sang Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens To You.” 

Bronwyn Isaac | May 9, 2016 - 3:11 pm

Kesha Says She Was Offered “Freedom” If She Retracted Dr. Luke Rape Accusations

“I will not take back the TRUTH,” Kesha wrote. “I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again.”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 4, 2016 - 11:00 am
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