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Men Legally Allowed to Finish Sex Even If Woman Revokes Consent, NC Law States

North Carolina is the one state where the law explicitly says you cannot revoke consent once it's given. A bill that would remove this "unacceptable loophole" has little traction.
Kimberly Lawson
6.22.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

Accused Vanderbilt Rapist Gave Student Lectures on Consent While Awaiting Trial

Brandon Banks is accused of participating in the gang rape of an unconscious woman four years ago and has since preached to students about consent. The former Vanderbilt football player entered a not-guilty plea at the start of his trial yesterday.
Kimberly Lawson
6.20.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

Survivors See Cosby Mistrial as Evidence for Why Women Don't Report Assault

After Bill Cosby's trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, survivors and advocates point to fundamental issues in the judicial system that prevent sexual assault victims from seeing justice.
Bethy Squires
6.19.17
rape
rape

Rape Victims Experience Involuntary Paralysis During Assault, Study Finds

It's not as simple as "just fighting back."
Rebecca Kamm
6.7.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

Rapists Can Be Forced to Pay for Victims' Medical Exams, Colorado Court Rules

Though the state already sets aside funds for rape kit exams, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that convicted assailants can be charged for costs associated with the tests.
Kimberly Lawson
6.6.17
politics
politics

Teens Caught Sexting Could Soon Face 15 Years in Prison

A new bill just passed the House with overwhelming support.
Kimberly Lawson
6.2.17
immigration
immigration

Undocumented Grandma Forced to Hide In Church to Avoid ICE

"If this woman is a priority for deportation, if ICE is really intent on separating this family, then all bets are off. Who is safe at that point?”
Kimberly Lawson
6.1.17
Health
Health

Trump's Leaked Birth Control Rollback Plan Would Be a Disaster for Women

“Think about it: Under this rule, bosses will be able to impose their personal beliefs on their female employees’ private medical decisions."
Kimberly Lawson
5.31.17
Racial Justice
Racial Justice

Black Feminist Festival in France Deemed Racist by Anti-Racist Orgs

"This stance suggests that liberal anti-racism organizations have a very facile and elementary analysis of how racism works."
Kimberly Lawson
5.30.17
News
News

Portland Semen-Flinging Spree Apparently Part of Disturbing Trend

Why do men do the things they do?
Lauren Oyler
5.26.17
grief
grief

How to Cope with Grief in Wake of Attack at Ariana Grande Show

Following the Manchester bombing that killed 22 and injured 50—many of whom were women and girls—many are struggling to cope. We spoke to psychiatrists about the grief process for such a tragedy.
Kimberly Lawson
5.25.17
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

The Dangers of Treating Anti-Abortion Pseudoscience as 'Opinion'

This morning, the New York Times published a column by someone representing Human Coalition, which the paper fails to mention is an anti-abortion nonprofit that calls abortion "a human rights holocaust."
Kimberly Lawson
5.9.17