abuse

My First Time

Working as a Sex Journalist Taught Me When to Say No

Writer and broadcaster Alix Fox thought that she had to be down for whatever to be good at her job—until she learned how to make her sexual boundaries clear.
Alix Fox
9.13.18
sexual violence

'Incomprehensible': Elizabeth Smart Reacts to Her Kidnapper's Early Release from Prison

When Elizabeth Smart was 14, Wanda Barzee helped her ex-husband rape and abuse her for nine months. Now, after serving 15 years in jail, Barzee is set to be released next week.
Sirin Kale
9.12.18
#metoo

#MeToo Has Always Been About Power—Not Specific People

In the wake of allegations against Asia Argento and Avital Ronell, activists and experts on sexual abuse say we shouldn't be focusing on victims or villains, but rather on justice and real systemic change.
Kimberly Lawson
8.24.18
domestic violence

How Much Protection Do Protective Orders Provide?

Leaving a relationship can be extremely dangerous for domestic abuse victims. Domestic violence protective orders are intended to help women during this time—but advocates say the current system can also make them vulnerable to further abuse.
Kimberly Lawson
8.9.18
abuse

300 People Sue USC Over Alleged Sexual Abuse by Gynecologist Spanning 30 Years

We spoke with experts about the lawsuits against Dr. George Tyndell and the University of Southern California, including the allegations that the university failed to respond appropriately to claims of sexual abuse and harassment.
Kimberly Lawson
8.2.18
Unfollow Me

We Polled 12,000 People: Over a Third Said They've Been Stalked

Over a third of VICE UK followers on Snapchat told us that they had been stalked.
Zing Tsjeng
8.1.18
Unfollow Me

Alice Reported Her Stalker to the Police Twice. 5 Days Later, He Murdered Her

After Alice Ruggles broke up with her ex-boyfriend, he began relentlessly stalking her before killing her in 2016. Alice's family tells her story.
Sirin Kale
7.23.18
The Scarlet Letter Reports

Brett Rossi on How Her Porn Career Was Used to Discredit Her Abuse Allegations

Adult film star Brett Rossi sits down with host Amanda Knox to discuss how she was targeted by the media after filing a domestic violence lawsuit against her former fiancé Charlie Sheen, and why sex workers' stories need to be taken seriously.
Amanda Knox
5.23.18
abuse

What to Do When Your Abuser Is in Law Enforcement

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was accused of violent abuse by four women—and reportedly told one, "I am the law." This isn't an isolated attitude: According to research, at least 40 percent of police officer families experience domestic violence.
Kimberly Lawson
5.8.18
politics

Activist Munroe Bergdorf Hounded Out of LGBT Advisor Role By Right-Wing Media

The former L'Oreal model was appointed just one week ago by the Labour Party to advise on LGBTQ issues in the UK.
Sirin Kale
3.6.18
domestic violence

Turkish Court Rejects Abuse Victim's Claim Because She Didn’t Call Police When Held at Gunpoint

Jale Soydan's ex-husband shot her eight times even though she was under state protection. Now a court has thrown out her compensation claim—because she wasn't able to call for help while being threatened with a gun.
Sirin Kale
2.26.18
sexual assault

The 156 Victims Who Spoke Out About Abuse Spurred Lawmakers to Protect Future Athletes

The new legislation, which gained momentum following Larry Nassar's trial, requires officials to report suspected sexual abuse within 24 hours.
Kimberly Lawson
2.14.18