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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

Minnesota Nursing Home Defends Rapist, Calls 89-Year-Old Victim “A Flirt”

An 89-year-old woman is suing a Minnesota nursing home for punitive damages because she was forced to spend 72 hours in a mental health unit after she reported that she…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 24, 2014 - 12:20 pm

“Modern Family” Star Sarah Hyland Groped By Stranger Outside Of Party

A 29-year-old man groped “Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland while posing with fans at an event in Australia. After he grabbed her breast, Hyland burst into tears and left…

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2014 - 7:00 pm

California Wants Law To Require “Affirmative Consent”

California wants to rewrite the state law regarding sexual violence on college campuses to require both partners to give “affirmative consent” before engaging in sexual activity. The legislation hopes…

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Fundamentalist Christian College Bob Jones University Halts Study On Its Handling Of Sexual Assault

Bob Jones University, an uber-Christian fundamentalist college in South Carolina, has drawn attention for commissioning and then covering up a study on how well the institution handled sexual abuse.

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Kickass Women Of The Day: The Founders of “Girl Code Movement” Are Fighting Back Against Campus Rape

Caroline Heres, Julie Gelb and Jackie Reilly are on a mission to decrease sexual assault on college campuses. Last fall, Caroline and Jackie, who are students at Syracuse University, discussed…

Claire Hannum | February 11, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Wall Street Journal Columnist James Taranto Compares Campus Sexual Assault To Drunk Driving

Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto is pretty much that douchey frat boy who you never invite to a party, but somehow ends up there anyway , and you wish…

Jessica Wakeman | February 11, 2014 - 12:20 pm

How Not To Get Raped: A PSA

This “Don’t Get Raped” public service announcement seems like pretty great satire from a bunch of college (high school?) kids. Well, until you remember “advice” like this is pretty much…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2014 - 12:20 pm

This Naked Man Sculpture Is Creeping Wellesley Students The Hell Out (And We Can See Why)

Upon first glance, you might mistake this sculpture for a naked man trying to foist unwanted physical contact upon an unsuspecting woman. It could be a trigger for anyone who

Ami Angelowicz | February 5, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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