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What It’s Like to Speak Out as a Male Rape Victim

"It had never crossed my mind that a man could be raped... You never think these things might happen to us as well.”
Sirin Kale
11.28.17
politics
politics

The Refugee Whose Husband Sold Her Into Sex Slavery

Abeer and her husband left Syria to seek refuge in Lebanon. When they ran out of money, he sold her to his friends—and then forced her to sell herself on the streets.
Samira Shackle
11.22.17
crime
crime

How and Why Women Become Serial Killers

In her new book "Lady Killers," author Tori Telfer examines how gender norms shaped the treatment of female serial killers and explores the circumstances that drove some of history's most notorious women to murder.
Suzannah Weiss
11.20.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

Groping Is Definitely Sexual Assault

In light of the allegations against Senator Al Franken—and misguided defenses of his alleged actions—experts tell Broadly how sexual violence and abuse run a range of behaviors.
Linda Yang
11.16.17
politics
politics

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