Rape Culture

sexual assault

Brock Turner's Lawyer Tells Judge His Client Wanted 'Outercourse,' Not Intercourse

Brock Turner is appealing a court's decision to convict him for assaulting a Stanford University student in 2015.
Marie Solis

Men Are Still Spending Obscene Amounts of Money to Become Pick-Up Artists

For "Seduction," the first book-length study of PUAs, Dr. Rachel O'Neill trailed coaches and their clients to illuminate an industry that has fallen out of the public eye.
Zing Tsjeng
Myth Understood

The Timeless Myth of Medusa, a Rape Victim Turned Into a Monster

Since Ancient Greece, the snake-haired Gorgon has been a sexualized symbol of women's rage.
Christobel Hastings
sexual assault

This Controversial Program Teaches Women to Spot 'Pre-Rape' Warning Signs

Professor Charlene Senn developed a research-backed method to help women defend themselves from attackers, but some detractors say the program puts the burden for sexual assault prevention on victims.
Gabby Bess
cosby trial

What It Felt Like to Attend the Cosby Trial With Six of His Accusers

I spent 13 days at the Cosby trial with a group of women who say he drugged and sexually assaulted them—which made the eventual mistrial all the more painful.
Caroline Heldman

Baylor University Allowed 'at Least 52 Acts of Rape' in Four Years, Suit Alleges

According to a new lawsuit, the Texas university basically granted full impunity to members of its football team—resulting in "the most widespread culture of sexual violence and abuse of women ever reported in a collegiate education program."
Kimberly Lawson

Sexist Jokes Make Men Think Sexist Behavior Is Okay, Study Says

Yes, men's magazines filled with sexist humor do influence men's attitudes towards sexist behavior and sexual assault, researchers find.
Kimberly Lawson
sexual assault

Inspired by Bill Cosby, California Drops Statute of Limitations on Rape Cases

"I think we're in a moment where the world is finally valuing and paying attention to the voices and experiences of survivors of sexual assault."
Kimberly Lawson
sexual assault

Student Forced to Live Next to the Man Who Sexually Assaulted Her, Suit Claims

A former Iowa State University student is suing the school after employees allegedly tried to downplay the assault, forced her to live next to her attacker, and stopped the investigation over the summer months.
Kimberly Lawson
Rape Culture

'Grossly Offensive' Frat Email Suggests Assaulting Girls for Fun

"Tonight's the type of night that makes fathers afraid to send their daughters away to school."
Kimberly Lawson
sexual assault

Student Hanged Herself After University Failed to Investigate Rape, Suit Claims

A mother claims that administrators at William Paterson University caused her daughter, Cherelle Jovanna Locklear, to commit suicide when they failed to investigate her rape.
Gabby Bess
sexual assault

Alleged UNC Rape Victim Says She 'Felt Like a Suspect'

Delaney Robinson told reporters this week that UNC junior linebacker Allen Artis assaulted her earlier this year, and, up until yesterday, the university had done nothing to hold him accountable.
Kimberly Lawson