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Petition Calls for Sony Music to Drop R. Kelly Amid Abuse Allegations

Following a recent report on R. Kelly's alleged abuses of young women, a new petition calls for action from the major music label, which has a history of working with alleged abusers.
Allie Volpe
7.19.17
abuse
abuse

R. Kelly Has Faced Sexual Assault Accusations for Years. Why Did No One Care?

We talked to the journalist who has been covering R. Kelly's alleged abusive behavior since 2000.
Kimberly Lawson
7.17.17
Sex Trafficking
Sex Trafficking

'Notes to My Father' Is the First Virtual Reality Film About Sex Trafficking

Jayisha Patel's groundbreaking movie explores how fathers are often complicit in selling their daughters into a life of abuse.
Sirin Kale
6.8.17
crime
crime

After San Bernardino School Shooting, Calls to Local Women's Shelter Double

"And that's just that fraction of women who know about us and are ready to get our help."
Dexter Thomas
4.13.17
Drugs
Drugs

When You Go to Prison For Crimes Your Abusive Boyfriend Made You Commit

When you're in an abusive relationship, it's hard to know right from wrong. This can leave women vulnerable to risky and even criminal behavior—especially if they're supporting a partner's drug habit. Some women end up paying with their liberty.
Sirin Kale
3.23.17
immigration restrictions
immigration restrictions

ICE Detained Undocumented Trans Woman When She Sought Domestic Abuse Protection

"For victims of violent crime, including victims of domestic violence, there was guidance that they should not be detained or deported. What we're going to see, based on [President Trump's] Interior Enforcement Executive Order, now everybody is a...
Kimberly Lawson
2.16.17
abuse
abuse

'It Was Definitely About Power': The Horrendous, Hidden Impact of Sibling Abuse

Violence between siblings, including rape, can and does destroy lives. Which makes its frequency, and the fact it goes largely undiscussed in mainstream society, all the more frightening.
Jennifer Neal
11.27.16
crime
crime

Non-Profit Accused of Exploiting Sex Trafficking Victims It Was Meant to Help

Courage House was built to serve underage victims of sex trafficking. But former employees say the organization exploited the young women it was established to support, pushing its religious agenda at the expense of their privacy and denying them...
Steven Blum
9.19.16
Essays
Essays

'I Feel Like a Fraud': Confessions of a Broken-Down Domestic Violence Lawyer

I graduated from law school ready to make a difference for abused women. I failed.
Cheyna Roth
7.7.16
sexual assault
sexual assault

Oxford Students Respond to Feminist Activist's Admission of Non-Consensual Sex

University activist Annie Teriba campaigned against rape culture. Now she's leaving student politics after admitting that she "failed to properly establish consent" before sex.
Zing Tsjeng
10.14.15
you know who sucked
you know who sucked

You Don't Have to 'Imagine' John Lennon Beat Women and Children—It's Just a Fact

To celebrate the anniversary of the Beatle’s beloved album "Imagine," we recount some of the terrible things the famous asshole did during his life.
Lauren Oyler
9.10.15
Essays
Essays

Telling My Campus Rape Stories

When silence is not golden.
Haley Potiker
9.1.15