rape

Internet

Trolls Are Illegally Posting Rape Survivors' Names on Twitter

Victims in sexual offense cases are guaranteed lifelong anonymity in the UK, but an investigation has found hundreds of posts on the social network identifying survivors.
Sirin Kale
4.19.18
sexual assault

Trans Woman Wins $100K Settlement After Reporting Brutal Rape in a Men's Prison

LeslieAnn Manning says she was raped by another inmate in 2013. Five years later, she won a historic sum from the state — but she's still locked up in a men's facility.
Aviva Stahl
4.17.18
sexual misconduct

1 in 8 College Students Say They Were Inappropriately Touched By a Staff Member

A new report lays bare the scale of harassment at UK universities, with a focus on the prevalence of staff-student misconduct. Advocates say that urgent reform is needed.
Sirin Kale
4.4.18
politics

As Ukraine's Rape Epidemic Goes Largely Ignored, Survivors Plead for Help

"Most survivors are displaced people, without housing, without work, without all the essential things, and with a lot of health problems. They do not receive any help from the state at all."
Madeline Roache
3.21.18
science of sex

The Assault Survivor Finding Comfort in Sexual Therapy Tools

Too often, the medical community focuses on treating physical trauma alone. These tools aim to provide a more holistic approach to recovery.
Sirin Kale
3.16.18
crime

A Woman Was Raped on Camera After Answering a Fake Modeling Ad, Police Say

Police in Trinidad and Tobago believe that the perpetrator may have sold footage of the victim and up to 20 others as rape porn to overseas buyers.
Sirin Kale
2.28.18
sexual assault

Abuse Survivor Sues Pastor Who Said He Could 'Heal' Her PTSD With Sex

Amy McClanahan of San Diego is suing John Wright, a pastor and university professor, for sexual battery and rape.
Sirin Kale
2.5.18
child marriage

Woman Who Was Forced to Marry Her Rapist at 11 Is Trying to End Child Marriage

Because of legal loopholes, child marriage still exists in some states. This week, the Florida State passed a bill that would make it illegal to grant a marriage license to anyone under the age of 18.
Kimberly Lawson
2.1.18
sexual assault

10 Men Who Have Successful Careers Despite Being Accused of Rape

Some critics of the #metoo movement have warned that accusing men of sexual assault will ruin their careers, but for high-profile men like Billy Cosby, Woody Allen, Kobe Bryant, R. Kelly, and Donald Trump, this hasn't been the case.
Kimberly Lawson
1.24.18
Sex

How I Learned To Enjoy Sex Again After Being Raped

It took years for feminist activist Sophie Lu to realize she was raped—and even longer to process how it affected her sex life going forward.
Sophie Lu
1.18.18
sexual assault

Amid Reports of Widespread Rape by Police, Kenyan Women Seek Justice

Sixty-five Kenyan women say they experienced sexual violence at the hands of state security agents last fall. Now, survivors are turning to activists for help in the harrowing task of reporting the police to the police.
April Zhu
1.17.18
sexual misconduct

Aziz Ansari and the Reductive Ways We Talk About Consent

After sexual misconduct allegations emerged against the actor, the Internet erupted in a debate over "mixed messages." But such arguments miss the larger question: Is it time to re-envision the way we conceive of consent?
Sirin Kale
1.15.18
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