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sexual assault

Abuse Survivor Sues Pastor Who Said He Could 'Heal' Her PTSD With Sex

Amy McClanahan of San Diego is suing John Wright, a pastor and university professor, for sexual battery and rape.
Sirin Kale
2.5.18
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

California Colleges May Soon Be Required to Provide Abortion Pill on Campus

It can be prohibitively hard for college students to access abortion care. A bill being heard in Senate committee today would change that for students at California public universities.
Kimberly Lawson
1.10.18
JUSTICE
JUSTICE

This Woman Could Replace the Judge Who Sentenced Brock Turner to Six Months

In the midst of a robust effort to recall Judge Aaron Persky, Cindy Hendrickson became the first person to announce her candidacy for his current position.
Kimberly Lawson
12.28.17
Identity
Identity

27 Percent of California Teens Are Gender Nonconforming

A new study of California youth found that more than one in four teens say their classmates view them as resisting dominant forms of gender expression.
Kimberly Lawson
12.14.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

What Happened After California Revolutionized Sex Ed

Advocates of LGBTQ-inclusive, comprehensive sex education see California as a beacon of hope, but putting the Healthy Youth Act into practice hasn't been without its challenges.
Steven Blum
10.25.17
This Week in 2007
This Week in 2007

Remembering Victoria Beckham's Iconic Trip to the DMV

Posh Spice's reality show may have failed, but her trip to the USA's First Circle of Hell will live forever.
Mitchell Sunderland
7.11.17
revenge porn
revenge porn

Rob Kardashian Could Go to Jail for Posting Nude Photos of Blac Chyna

In a disturbing Instagram rant, the reality TV star and sock designer posted revenge porn of his ex-fiancee, a misdemeanor in California.
Gabby Bess
7.5.17
film
film

How Pinterest Users Ruined Penny Lane from 'Almost Famous'

They misinterpreted the moral of the best rock 'n' roll film of all time.
Mitchell Sunderland
6.4.17
California
California

I Went on a Spirit Quest with a Guru Who Believes Dolphins Are Telepathic Aliens

Aros Crystos, a "dolphin ambassador on land," says the aquatic mammals are actually divine masters, and they're here to bring us back to the ocean.
Eva Sealove
5.2.17
California
California

After Years of Sexual Assault by Parole Officer, Woman Fights for Right to Sue

A California mother of three endured years of sexual violence at her parole officer's hands—but a provision in state law is keeping her from suing her attacker and the probation office that allegedly looked the other way.
Gabby Bess
4.4.17
California
California

Furious Parents Protest Sex Ed Curriculum for Actually Discussing Sex

Thousands of California parents have signed a petition calling on their school district to suspend a proposed sex ed curriculum, aghast that it contains descriptions of vaginal, oral, and anal sex. Advocates explain why their outrage is misguided.
Kimberly Lawson
3.30.17
California
California

Dumb Activist Behind Anti-Planned Parenthood Videos Charged with 15 Felonies

In obsessively—and unsuccessfully—trying to implicate Planned Parenthood in criminal activity, David Daleiden may have committed several serious crimes himself.
Callie Beusman
3.29.17