Sexual Assault

Latest Sexual assault news, studies, court cases, social media reaction, statistics, and more

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May 26, 2017

A Berkeley professor's firing is the latest fallout in a pattern of harassment on UC campuses

UC Berkeley has fired professor Blake Wentworth nearly two years after finding him guilty of sexual harassment.

May 22, 2017

Billy Bush would like you to know he's very sorry about Trump's hot mic tape

Bush says he didn't have the "strength of character" to shut down Trump's "grab them by the pussy" comments.
May 18, 2017

PR firm founder accused of assault launches company called "Dignity for our Daughters"

Trevor FitzGibbon's former employees say he's using his new company to shame his alleged victims.
May 18, 2017

Kesha pens powerful essay about her battle with mental illness

After a turbulent year, the singer says she's learning to embrace her emotional scars.
May 17, 2017

Wisconsin Rep. Melissa Sargent wants to make "stealthing" a crime

Sargent introduced a bill that would define nonconsensual condom removal as sexual assault.
May 17, 2017

Sorry, Bill Cosby. Racism isn't an excuse for raping women for 40 years.

Bill Cosby is not being lynched.

May 15, 2017

'Berlin Syndrome' is the most terrifying kind of fairy tale: the one that might come true

The latest cautionary fairy tale about the violence women suffer at the hands of men with a twist.
May 12, 2017

These teens took on Rep. Tom MacArthur's pre-existing conditions amendment at a town hall

Two high school students asked the representative to explain how his amendment to the AHCA deals with sexual assault.
May 11, 2017

Texas might make schools teach sexual assault prevention starting in kindergarten

Opponents say House Bill 1342 puts responsibility for sexual assault on victims, but it also teaches kids about consent.
May 11, 2017

Students are suing Howard University for allegedly refusing to help suicidal rape victims

The suit's complainants say the university deliberately neglected their needs and rights following sexual assaults on campus.
May 11, 2017

Almost 90% of colleges reported 0 instances of rape in 2015. That doesn't seem right.

We know rape and sexual assault on campus happen all the time. So what's with all those zeros?

May 9, 2017

Sexual assault in high school sports packaged as "hazing," often unreported

Sexual assault in sports largely affects boys, and is largely unreported because of misleading labels like "hazing" or "bullying."
May 7, 2017

Male high school teacher says rape culture is a "hysterical" and "dubious" concept

High school history teacher David Lickey circulated a three-page memo about his feelings on rape culture.
May 5, 2017

Stanford's new online system could make it easier to report campus sexual assault

A new online platform called Callisto allows students to document their experience with assault before reporting it.
May 4, 2017

Trump's State Department hired a man accused of 5 separate sexual assaults in college

Steven Munoz, the State Department's new assistant chief of visits, denies the allegations.
May 3, 2017

Crowdfunding campaign aims to unseat virulently sexist state representative

The Republican rep. and creator of the men's rights activist subreddit "The Red Pill" has argued rape "isn't an absolute bad."

May 3, 2017

Under the GOP's health plan, sexual assault could be considered a pre-existing condition

The bill would also mean insurers could consider having postpartum depression or surviving domestic abuse pre-existing conditions.
May 1, 2017

Defense Department: More service members report sexual assaults, but incidents are down

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said the report shows that "the scourge of sexual assault in the military remains status quo."
April 28, 2017

Joe Biden wants male college students to "change the culture" around campus assault

Biden called on men to shut down so-called "locker room talk" and put an end to rape culture on their campuses.
April 26, 2017

Bill Cosby's daughter pens a letter in defense of her father

"He loves and respects women," Evin Cosby wrote. "He is not abusive, violent or a rapist."
April 25, 2017

Introducing "Athletes United": Sports stars enter the fight against sexual assault

In video and written testimonials, "Athletes United" features perspectives of athletes personally affected by sexual assault.

April 25, 2017

As a sexual assault survivor, I walked alone in my shame for years

I want to share my story now because too many of us suffer in silence.
April 24, 2017

Rape victims often pay nearly $1,000 for medical treatment

Rape kits are supposed to be covered, but victims of sexual assault often need more than just forensic exams.
April 20, 2017

 Don't celebrate just yet — here's why O'Reilly's firing is not a victory for all women [OPINION] 

O'Reilly had a long career of harassing women on and off-air.
April 18, 2017

Meet the female bouncer who had a man arrested for assaulting a woman outside her bar

Shoshana Fisher is trying to make Pianos — and nightlife in general — safer for women.
April 15, 2017

Joe Biden calls bystanders who don't stop sexual assaults "cowards"

"It's not OK unless she can affirmatively consent," Biden said.

April 14, 2017

Thousands of assault claims in immigrant detention centers may have gone uninvestigated

Less than 2% of the assault allegations have been investigated, according to an immigrant rights advocacy group.
April 13, 2017

Abigail Breslin reveals she's a survivor of sexual assault

The 20-year-old actress broke her silence on Tuesday, writing, "I knew my assailant."
April 11, 2017

In victim-blaming PSA, New York blames drunk women for their own assault

If you're a woman in New York, drinking is apparently a prescription for sexual assault.
April 10, 2017

5 educational movies to watch for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Educate yourself about sexual assault awareness by watching some meaningful films.