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How Women Lawmakers Plan to Crack Down on Sexual Harassment in Congress

After Rep. Jackie Speier accused two sitting lawmakers of sexual harassment, she announced plans for a bill to reform the harassment reporting process.
Linda Yang
11.14.17
Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie

Praise Agatha Christie, Murder-Mystery Pioneer and the Original Gone Girl

With several upcoming adaptations (including "Murder on the Orient Express") and two biopics in development, Broadly pays tribute to the Queen of Crime.
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
11.10.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

TripAdvisor Will Now Warn You if Sexual Assault Occurred at a Hotel

After an investigation revealed that TripAdvisor deleted multiple posts by people alleging rape and sexual assault, the site added a new feature to identify hotels and resorts where these concerns have been reported.
Linda Yang
11.9.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

This Woman Is Crowdfunding to Send Her Alleged Rapist to Jail

Emily Hunt's rape case was dropped after insufficient evidence. Thanks to a little-known UK law, she's planning to take her alleged attacker to court in a private prosecution—and she wants to do the same for other alleged victims.
Sirin Kale
11.7.17
crime
crime

Student Charged with Hate Crime for Rubbing Used Tampons on Roommate's Things

In a Facebook video, University of Hartford freshman Chennel Rowe, who is black, details the abuse she faced from her former roommate Brianna Brochu, who is white. Brochu allegedly also put moldy clam dip in Rowe's lotion and spit in her coconut oil.
Linda Yang
11.1.17
Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski

How Many Women Have to Accuse Polanski of Assault Before We Stop Honoring Him?

In 1977, Roman Polanski pled guilty to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. Since then, four other women have come forward with similar accusations. Despite this, he's being honored with a retrospective in France tonight.
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
10.30.17
film
film

Finally, Women Are Getting Their Due in Crime Films

One-dimensional murder victims and femme fatales have dominated the film landscape for years—but a new breed of chilling and transgressive female-fronted movies is shaking up the crime genre.
Christina Newland
10.30.17
crime
crime

It's Not Illegal for NYPD to Have Sex with Someone in Custody

While sex is prohibited between corrections officers and the prisoners they’re charged with guarding, there is no law prohibiting such conduct for police in NYC. One councilman wants to change that.
Kimberly Lawson
10.26.17
crime
crime

White Cop Convicted of Fatally Shooting Teen Daughter's Black Boyfriend

After three mistrials, a jury convicted former Oklahoma police officer Shannon Kepler of manslaughter for the death of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake in 2014.
Gabby Bess
10.19.17
Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein

Women in Film On How to End Hollywood's Toxic 'Casting Couch' Culture

Following sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men in Hollywood, Broadly spoke with women filmmakers about how we can build a better entertainment industry.
Kimberly Lawson
10.17.17
history
history

The Gilded Age Starlet Whose Sexual Assault Prompted the 'Trial of the Century'

Evelyn Nesbit was the toast of New York high society when the famous architect Stanford White attacked her. When White was murdered by Nesbit's husband, it sparked the beginning of America's obsession with celebrity trials.
Sarah Roberts
10.13.17
violence
violence

Lawmakers Are Finally Addressing the Epidemic of Violence Against Native Women

Following outcry after the murder of a 22-year-old pregnant Native woman in North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced Savanna’s Act to help fight the epidemic of violence against Native women and their families.
Kimberly Lawson
10.11.17