abuse

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How to Tell If Your Partner Is Spying on Your Phone

"Stalkerware" apps let abusers monitor their partner's phones and track their locations—without them knowing.
Samantha Cole
a day ago
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How to File a Restraining Order

How to file a restraining order and tips for knowing whether it's right for you.
Kimberly Lawson
12.3.18
Power

What Life for One Weinstein Accuser Is Like After She Went Public

When Louisette Geiss accused Harvey Weinstein of trying to force her to watch him masturbate in 2008, she knew her life after wouldn't be same, but couldn't have predicted exactly what was to come.
Kimberly Lawson
11.30.18
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'I Absolutely Have PTSD': When Stalking Ruins Your Mental Health

Stalking doesn't just end when the perpetrator leaves you alone. It can have a lifelong and damaging impact on some victims' mental health.
Dominique Sisley
11.29.18
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How to Help a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

It can be hard to know what to do when your friend has a violent or controlling partner. Here are some things you can do to support them.
Sirin Kale
11.21.18
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
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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
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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
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