What It's Like to Experience Sextortion as a Teen

In 2016, the Department of Justice called sextortion "the most significantly growing threat to children.” This month, a new study asked over 5,000 teens directly about their experiences with sextortion.
Kimberly Lawson

Nearly $1 Million Awarded to Trans Women Denied Surgical Care

Alina Boyden and Shannon Andrews of Wisconsin have just won an important battle in the fight for transgender health care protections.
Diana Tourjée

Marielle Franco, Activist Against Brazil's Police Brutality, Assassinated in Rio

The Brazilian councilwoman—recognized for her advocacy against police brutality, sexual violence, and racial inequality, and for championing women’s and LGBTQ rights—was shot dead on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro.
Marie Declercq

The Autistic Children Who Are Labeled As Sex Offenders

According to social workers and activists, numerous young kids on the spectrum have ended up on the sexual offender registry for offenses that lacked sexual motivation.
Mitchell Sunderland

Meet One of the Six DACA Recipients Suing Trump

"DACA, for many of us, changed our lives entirely... People just want to be able to live without fear and without anxiety."
Kimberly Lawson

Violent Crisis in Myanmar Prompts Petition to Revoke Leader's Nobel Peace Prize

As violence plagues the Rakhine state, over 370,000 people have signed a petition calling for Aung San Suu Kyi's prize to be revoked.
Kimberly Lawson

Women in Rural Counties Are Losing Access to Maternal Care

Childbirth is the most common reason for hospitalization in the US, but a new study highlights the diminishing access to obstetric services in rural areas, especially for black women and lower-income households.
Kimberly Lawson

Video Surfaces of Cheerleader Screaming 'Please Stop' While Forced to Do Splits

Several anonymous videos sent to local media have prompted public outrage and a police investigation over alleged treatment of high school cheerleaders in Denver.
Kimberly Lawson

'They Do This to Millions': Black Reporter Threatened by KKK Leader Speaks Out

In an interview that aired on Sunday, Univision's Ilia Calderón endures racial slurs and outright threats of violence from her subject. She told Broadly it was a necessary sacrifice to show the reality of hate groups.
Gabby Bess

Woman Convicted After Laughing at Jeff Sessions Gets New Trial

Sixty-one-year-old Desiree Fairooz was found guilty of disruptive or disorderly conduct, but a judge has ruled the government made inappropriate arguments during the trial.
Lauren Oyler
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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

Advocates Rally Around Afghan Girls' Robotics Team Denied Travel Visas to US

An online petition calls on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to grant visas to six Afghan girls invited to compete in Washington, DC this month.
Kimberly Lawson