rape

Interview

Lorena Bobbitt Tells Her Own Story: 'Immigrant Women Don't Have a Voice'

Broadly spoke with Lorena Bobbitt about her 1993 domestic assault trial that gripped the nation, and how her immigration status shaped her narrative.
Renée Reizman
2.14.19
sexual assault

Lady Gaga Defended Kesha in Court, Unsealed Documents Show

"That girl has experienced serious trauma and she is in the middle of [it] right now," Lady Gaga told the court, "and you are all a party to it.”
Leila Ettachfini
1.31.19
sexual abuse

'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Rape and Abuse

A new investigation published in The Atlantic contains testimony from multiple men who alleged Singer and his associates targeted underage boys in a pattern of sexual coercion and abuse.
Sirin Kale
1.23.19
crime

Student Jailed for Sexual Assault in Campus Attack That Echoes Brock Turner

Edinburgh University undergraduate Felix Beck left an 18-year-old woman bleeding after he choked her and bit her all over her thighs and genitals.
Sirin Kale
1.21.19
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
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