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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
sexual assault
sexual assault

Kobe Bryant Predicted to Win an Oscar, Despite Past Rape Accusation

Over 16,000 people have signed a petition asking for Bryant’s nomination for Best Animated Short to be removed due to an alleged sexual assault in 2003.
Cole Kazdin
3.2.18
crime
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
sexual assault

The 156 Victims Who Spoke Out About Abuse Spurred Lawmakers to Protect Future Athletes

The new legislation, which gained momentum following Larry Nassar's trial, requires officials to report suspected sexual abuse within 24 hours.
Kimberly Lawson
2.14.18
sexual assault
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
sexual assault
sexual assault

Stanford Fails Brock Turner Victim Again, This Time Over a Rape Memorial

The university agreed to install a plaque with a quote of her choosing, but repeatedly denied her suggestions, driving her to back out.
Linda Yang
1.31.18
sexual assault
sexual assault

An Army of 156 Survivors Showed the World What a Monster Larry Nassar Is

By encouraging so many victims to read their impact statements in full, Judge Rosemarie Aquilinia allowed her courtroom to become a space for catharsis. As one woman said: "We are Jane Does no more."
Linda Yang
1.24.18
sexual assault
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
Art
Art

What It's Like to Be Hit on By a Pick-Up Artist

Artist Angela Washko took a deep dive into the pick-up artist community to create an immersive video game that allows its players to interact with "seduction gurus"—from a safe distance.
Gabby Bess
1.19.18
sexual assault
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 assault
sexual assault

Man Caught Groping Woman on CCTV Says He 'Just Had to' Do It

Jesse Ratu was on her way home from a morning walk when she was groped by a man who told her that he "just had to" do it.
Sirin Kale
1.16.18
Hollywood
Hollywood

What Actors Have Said About Continuing to Work with Woody Allen

In the wake of #MeToo, some actors who have worked in Woody Allen films are expressing their sincere regret to Dylan Farrow, who says he sexually assaulted her as a child. Others, conversely, are giving interviews about what a good director he is.
Zing Tsjeng
1.11.18