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child marriage
child marriage

Woman Who Was Forced to Marry Her Rapist at 11 Is Trying to End Child Marriage

Because of legal loopholes, child marriage still exists in some states. This week, the Florida State passed a bill that would make it illegal to grant a marriage license to anyone under the age of 18.
Kimberly Lawson
2.1.18
assault
assault

GOP Lawmaker Says Someone Should 'Go After' Roy Moore’s Accusers

Alabama representative Ed Henry said he isn’t “buying” the child molestation accusations against politician Roy Moore. “I think someone should prosecute and go after them. You can’t be a victim 40 years later, in my opinion.”
Kimberly Lawson
11.10.17
sexual harassment
sexual harassment

Yet Another Woman Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Harassment

Following two explosive reports into decades of the famed producer's sexual misconduct, another woman has come forward with her story of harassment. Her attorney Gloria Allred says that Weinstein's promise to seek therapy is "not enough."
Kimberly Lawson
10.10.17
Technology
Technology

The Complicated Promise Of Anti-Rape Technologies

Wearable panic buttons, rape reporting software, and condoms with built-in teeth are all technologies marketed to women to help prevent sexual assault. But do they offer real safety or just the feeling of it?
Sirin Kale
10.2.17
assault
assault

Men Are Finding Loopholes in US Law to Marry Children

According to a new report, more than 200,000 children—some as young as 13—were married between 2000 and 2015 in the US.
Kimberly Lawson
8.30.17
crime
crime

Teen Girl Stopped Car For Help After Rape—And Then Its Driver Raped Her Too

Police in Birmingham, UK have just charged one man in connection with the horrific double attack on a 14-year-old girl.
Sirin Kale
7.31.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

We Need to Acknowledge Male Rape Victims' Trauma, Researchers Say

A new study debunks the theory that women are more likely than men to experience emotional trauma following a sexual assault.
Kimberly Lawson
7.10.17
domestic violence
domestic violence

Inside the First Men-Only Domestic Violence Shelter in Texas

"The more that we can come to terms as society about domestic violence, the more men who are being victimized will be willing to come forward."
Annamarya Scaccia
6.26.17
assault
assault

Hundreds of High School Students Groped During Illegal Drug Search, Suit Alleges

Nine hundred students at a Georgia high school were allegedly invasively searched without a warrant or probably cause in a four-hour, school-wide sweep for drugs.
Kimberly Lawson
6.5.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

New Report Exposes How Schools Dismiss Rape as 'Hazing' or 'Bullying'

In an expansive investigation on student sexual assault, the Associated Press discovered about 17,000 official reports of sexual violence by students in grades K-12 over a recent four-year period.
Kimberly Lawson
5.8.17
education
education

In a Class of 20 Teen Girls, Six Have Been Sexually Assaulted, New Study Finds

According to new study, getting an education is tough for teenage girls in the US—especially for those whose identities are already marginalized.
Kimberly Lawson
4.19.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

Is This Trump's America? Politician Accused of Pinching Woman's Genitals

According to a local police report, Republican politician Christopher von Keyserling said he loves this new world and doesn't need to worry about being "politically correct." We asked a sexual assault advocate if this is what we can come to expect from...
Kimberly Lawson
1.17.17