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.
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.
Rape Victims Experience Involuntary Paralysis During Assault, Study Finds
It's not as simple as "just fighting back."
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.
Teens Caught Sexting Could Soon Face 15 Years in Prison
A new bill just passed the House with overwhelming support.
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?”
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."
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."
Portland Semen-Flinging Spree Apparently Part of Disturbing Trend
Why do men do the things they do?
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.
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."
New Zealand Bans Teens from Watching '13 Reasons Why' Without a Parent
The country's Office of Film and Literature Classification issued a new rating, RP-18, specifically for the show.
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