violence

sex work

'We're Monumentally Fucked': Trans Sex Workers on Life Under FOSTA/SESTA

Trans sex workers, especially those of color, say their lives and livelihoods have been endangered by "anti-trafficking" legislation passed earlier this year.
Aviva Stahl
8.2.18
Power

The Dark Corners of the Internet that Spawned Ideas Like 'Enforced Monogamy'

Academics and media personalities like Jordan Peterson, Robin Hanson, and Ross Douthat are putting a respectable-seeming face on ideology that stems from vitriolic, male-entitlement fueled forums in the manosphere.
David Futrelle
5.25.18
LGBTQ

19 Years After Matthew Shepard's Brutal Homicide, Anti-LGBT Murders Persist

On the anniversary of the 21-year-old's death, we talked to an LGBT advocate about why 2017 has been the worst year on record for hate-related homicides of LGBTQ people.
Kimberly Lawson
10.12.17
violence

Lawmakers Are Finally Addressing the Epidemic of Violence Against Native Women

Following outcry after the murder of a 22-year-old pregnant Native woman in North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced Savanna’s Act to help fight the epidemic of violence against Native women and their families.
Kimberly Lawson
10.11.17
Myanmar

Violent Crisis in Myanmar Prompts Petition to Revoke Leader's Nobel Peace Prize

As violence plagues the Rakhine state, over 370,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling for Aung San Suu Kyi's prize to be revoked.
Kimberly Lawson
9.7.17
sexual assault

The Incredible Way Glastonbury Helped a Victim of Sexual Assault Feel Safe

After Laura Whitehurst was assaulted by two male friends she'd planned to attend Glastonbury Festival with, she contacted organizers for a refund. Instead they put into place exceptional measures to keep her safe—and make sure she had an amazing time.
Sirin Kale
7.14.17
crime

Teen Recruited Friends to Stalk and Murder Ex Girlfriend

Although 19-year-old Skylar Prockner told multiple friends he planned to murder his ex-girlfriend Hannah Leflar, no one intervened. In January 2016, he stabbed her to death.
Sirin Kale
7.7.17
Opinion

Why Men Will Do Anything to Try to Make Trans People Like Me Disappear

On Transgender Day of Visibility we try to amplify the stories of trans people in the United States. Our greatest barrier to being heard? Men.
Diana Tourjée
3.31.17
LGBT

A Fifth of Hate Crimes Reported Done in Trump's Name, Researchers Say

Despite the Trump administration's adamance that there's no connection between the advance of anti-LGBT policies and a recent onslaught of attacks against gay Americans, recent data on hate crimes in the US may indicate otherwise.
Steven Blum
3.21.17
Drugs

Does Smoking Weed Lead to Dating Violence?

Last week, researchers at Ohio University looked across multiple studies on cannabis use and dating violence in an effort to identify a link between the two.
Gabby Bess
1.30.17
domestic violence

Trump Plans to Pull Funding for Violence Against Women Programs, Report Says

An expert in criminal justice reform and former senior adviser in the Office of Justice Programs at the Justice Department explains why the proposed efforts to reduce funding "are very concerning."
Kimberly Lawson
1.19.17
education

​Video Shows Black Female Student Slammed to Ground by NC School Police Officer

After a video surfaced on social media showing a school police officers slamming a student to the ground, a law professor and educational policy expert weighs in on how we can reduce police-related violence in schools.
Kimberly Lawson
1.4.17