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politics

'You Can’t Be Afraid of Failure': Meet Charlotte's First Black Female Mayor

Vi Lyles made history when she was elected mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina in November. She talks to Broadly about how she hopes her win reminds young people, and especially young women, to be brave in the face of adversity.
Kimberly Lawson
12.5.17
crime
crime

Boston Police Want to Open 'John School' to Shame Men Who Buy Sex

We talked to a criminologist about the potential problems with a plan to fight sex trafficking through shaming.
Kimberly Lawson
9.16.16
sexual assault
sexual assault

The Government Has No Clue How Many People Have Experienced Sexual Assault

A new study finds that the federal government is unable to determine how widespread the problem of sexual assault is in the US, in part because no one is able to agree on a single definition of sexual violence.
Kimberly Lawson
8.25.16
sex work
sex work

Does Shaming Men Who Buy Sex Stop Prostitution?

In an attempt to curb prostitution, police departments in Orange County, California are publishing pictures of johns on their website for up to year. Privacy and sex work advocates say they are just ruining lives.
Cole Kazdin
6.28.16
birth control
birth control

What Happened When We Tried to Get Over-the-Counter Birth Control in California

The 2013 law allowing women to access birth control without a prescription in the state went into effect this month. But when we called over a dozen pharmacies in Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Bay Area, none of them would give it to us.
Jessi Phillips
4.27.16