Sept. 8, 2017

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 political stories from the week that don’t come with a 6-month deadline

Betsy DeVos kills campus sexual assault protections and an anti-science politician is tapped to lead NASA.

Sept. 7, 2017

Sexual assault survivor groups and advocates pan Betsy DeVos’ plan for Title IX

Sexual assault advocates say DeVos conflated the number of falsely accused with the number of sexual assault victims — and that she seemed to be unfamiliar with the guidance she attacked.
Sept. 7, 2017

Betsy DeVos announces rollback of Obama-era Title IX sexual assault guidelines

DeVos said the Obama-era guidelines have "failed too many students."
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Aug. 12, 2017

Judge tosses DJ’s lawsuit against Taylor Swift

The DJ is still suing Swift's mother and radio handler.
Aug. 11, 2017

Taylor Swift's testimony reminds us why so many sexual abuse survivors stay silent

The pop star acknowledged her "uncanny ability to elicit new types of criticism." The specter of blame and hostility often keeps sexual assault survivors from coming forward.
July 19, 2017

One woman living in R Kelly’s alleged “sex cult” says everything is fine. That doesn’t mean it is.

Jocelyn Savage says she's "happy" and "totally fine" in her arrangement with R. Kelly. Experts say that's common behavior among abuse survivors.

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July 17, 2017

Democratic senator calls for removal of Education Dept. civil rights head for sexual assault comment

The acting assistant secretary for civil rights said 90% of sexual assault cases can be attributed to alcohol.
July 14, 2017

Did Betsy DeVos hurt sexual assault survivors by agreeing to hear “both sides”?

A lawyer who attended one of DeVos' Thursday "listening sessions" on campus assault spoke out about her experience and concerns.
July 6, 2017

Republican lawmaker accused of “forcefully” grabbing female Uber driver and kissing her

Sen. Bryce Marlatt reportedly began pawing his Uber driver while she drove him to an Oklahoma City hotel.
July 3, 2017

Swedish music festival cancelled after spate of sexual assault reports

Bråvalla's 2018 show will not go on after the festival logged high rates of sex crimes for the second consecutive year.
July 3, 2017

The new 'Bachelor in Paradise' consent rules protect only the producers — not the cast

They’re meant to protect the show’s producers — not the cast.

July 3, 2017

Lonely Lingerie works with teen with terminal cancer to help sexual assault survivors

"Our vision is to create a world that I can feel safe leaving my loved ones in without me being there to look after them."
June 28, 2017

Bill Cosby to appear in court for alleged 1974 assault of 15-year-old girl

Cosby will appear in court on July 30, 2018 for allegedly forcing a teen girl to perform oral sex on him over 40 years ago.
June 28, 2017

Nearly 850 backlogged rape kits were found infested with mold in Texas

The mold-infested rape kits don't appear to have contaminated the DNA samples inside, according to authorities.
June 27, 2017

There's a new effort to recall Judge Aaron Perksy, who sentenced Brock Turner

If voters in Persky's county collect enough signatures, the judge could be on the chopping block in 2018.
June 25, 2017

Bill Cosby publicists insist speaking tour has nothing to do with sexual assault

Ebonee Benson and Andrew Wyatt accused the media of twisting Wyatt's words, when really there is a video record of his announcement.

June 23, 2017

What does consent look like on a show like 'Bachelor in Paradise'?

Warner Bros. has cleared the allegations involving Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, leaving many questions about consent on the show in its wake.
June 23, 2017

In North Carolina, women can't withdraw consent after giving it

The state's consent law says that once someone gives consent, they can't revoke it.
June 20, 2017

Why did two black-owned networks bring back 'The Cosby Show' amid assault accusations?

Despite the allegations against Bill Cosby, Bounce TV and TV One say viewers still want to see the Huxtables.
June 19, 2017

Like Tupac himself, 'All Eyez on Me' is better at confronting racism than misogyny

It's a pattern that is starting to define biopics about famous rappers.
June 16, 2017

New Tupac biopic 'All Eyez on Me' takes a skewed look at sexual assault allegations

While he acknowledges Tupac as a flawed figure, director Benny Boom has made a movie that is more reverent than revolutionary.

June 16, 2017

A woman was raped by her Uber driver. Uber allegedly said she made it up.

Allegedly, Uber executives shared her confidential medical records and discussed whether her rape was part of a competitor's plot.
June 13, 2017

Janet Mock: "My body, no matter how much I grew to accept it, could be violated"

Janet Mock shares reveals story of surviving campus sexual assault in this excerpt from 'Surpassing Certainty'
June 13, 2017

Indiana lawmaker suggests women carry guns to learn how "not to be a victim" of rape

Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Ind.) asked a local news reporter to write an article encouraging women to arm themselves.
June 11, 2017

Uber may ask CEO Travis Kalanick to step down

Kalanick may not even get the opportunity to return at a less powerful role.
June 11, 2017

Yes, famous black men have spoken out against Bill Cosby — here's a list

Black men have spoken out against Bill Cosby.

June 9, 2017

Bill Cosby sexual assault trial: 3 key takeaways from day 5

Prosecution just wrapped up the first week of the Cosby trial. Here's what you should know going into next week.
June 9, 2017

Woman allegedly raped while pregnant in Sheriff David Clarke's jail awarded $6.7 million by jury

The alleged victim was pregnant when three of the five assaults occurred.
June 9, 2017

3 key takeaways from day 4 of the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial

Day 4 presents perhaps the most damning evidence to date.
June 9, 2017

Comey wasn't being victim-blamed, but there's a reason so many people thought he was

A feminist rhetoric scholar said sexualized language is baked into American politics.