rape

sexual violence

Spain Erupts in Protests as Court Upholds 'Wolf Pack' Gang Rape Acquittal

The five men bragged about raping women in their Whatsapp group chat and filmed themselves sexually assaulting a teenage girl during Pamplona's annual running of the bulls festival.
Sirin Kale
12.5.18
feminism

A Year of #MeToo Exhausted Women—And Renewed Our Collective Hope

If we cannot name our oppression—if we cannot articulate the violence that has been done to us—it will be impossible to fight against it, or to prevent it from happening again.
Moira Donegan
10.10.18
sexual assault

I Didn’t Report My Rape So That I Could Live the Life I Worked Hard For

I was choosing to give myself a clean slate instead of repeatedly reliving my trauma. I wanted to be seen as a woman who was following her dreams.
Allison Lau
9.28.18
sexual assault

Padma Lakshmi Writes Op-Ed About Why She Didn't Report Her Teenage Rape

"I have been turning that incident over in my head throughout the past week, as two women have come forward to detail accusations against the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh."
Sara David
9.25.18
Power

Police Force Apologizes for Tweet Instructing Women How to Avoid Rape

In a now-deleted tweet, Britain's Merseyside Police appeared to suggest that the burden for preventing rape lay with women and bystanders—not sexual abusers. But victim-blaming safety advice is by no means a new phenomenon.
Sirin Kale
8.21.18
abortion

Activists Fight for Appeal for Girl Raped By Brother Then Jailed for Abortion

Sexual assault experts are afraid that the case will set a dangerous new precedent for rape survivors in Indonesia.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
7.26.18
consent

Half of the Country Doesn't Have a Legal Definition of Consent

State by state, there’s little consensus on what counts as consent. Some legal experts and advocates are aiming to change that.
Kimberly Lawson
6.11.18
rape

The Judge Who Sentenced Brock Turner Has Been Removed From Office

Santa Clara County voters cast their ballots in favor of recalling Aaron Persky, the Californian judge who sentenced Brock Turner to six months in jail.
Sirin Kale
6.6.18
Film

What It's Like to Direct a Film About Your Childhood Sexual Abuse

Filmmaker Jennifer Fox opens up about the decades-long process of writing her story for the highly-anticipated "The Tale."
Kerensa Cadenas
5.22.18
The Scarlet Letter Reports

Six Years After Being Cast as a 'Lying Slut' for Reporting a Rape, Daisy Coleman Speaks Out

Daisy Coleman sits down with host Amanda Knox to discuss how she was villainized by the media and her community when she was 14, and how she is helping other survivors today.
Amanda Knox
5.16.18
Film

'Revenge' Is a Shocking, Visceral, and Cathartic Dive Into Women's Rage

The highly anticipated movie is so graphic that one viewer had to be taken out of a screening in an ambulance. But it's much more than a "rape revenge" story.
Emma Eisenberg
5.8.18
sexual assault

103 Uber Drivers in 20 US Cities Accused of Sexual Assault and Abuse

The tech giant has been plagued by criticism that it puts passengers at risk of sexual violence. Now a new investigation reveals the scale of the problem.
Sirin Kale
5.1.18
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