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'Don't Look Away From Me': Jeff Flake Confronted by Assault Survivors After Backing Kavanaugh 'Don't Look Away From Me': Jeff Flake Confronted by Assault Survivors After Backing Kavanaugh

Just minutes after announcing he would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was confronted by a series of women who angrily shared their stories of sexual assault while he simply nodded awkwardly in the corner of a Capitol Hill elevator.

Joe Biden...Stop Joe Biden...Stop

Plenty of people love former Vice President Joe Biden for his folksy speaking style, and tendency to go off-script at key moments, But after his interview with NBC News on Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, perhaps Joe should sit back and shut up for a…

The Problem With Rape Kits The Problem With Rape Kits

A few months into her first year of college, K stumbled back to her dorm after the spending the night with a man she’d met at a bar. She was no stranger to partying—like most college kids, she’d experimented with drugs and alcohol—but she’d never come home feeling quite this disoriented before. Once she made it back…

Democrats May Finally Send Bill Clinton to the Wilderness, Where He Belongs Democrats May Finally Send Bill Clinton to the Wilderness, Where He Belongs

The Politico today suggests that Democrats may be reluctant to let Bill Clinton campaign for them in the midterms, given the #MeToo movement and the party’s desire to rally women against our sexual predator president. Good!

Wyoming Secretary of State Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Teenager Wyoming Secretary of State Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Teenager

Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray has been accused of violently sexually assaulting a teenager at a Cheyenne law firm in 1982.

Want to Get Away With Harassment? Become a Cop Want to Get Away With Harassment? Become a Cop

A little over a week ago, a Kentucky state trooper resigned following allegations that he’d had sex with a woman he apprehended in exchange for not bringing her into jail. Days earlier, a Bay Area paper reported that an officer stepped down after assaulting a 17-year-old girl participating in the San Leandro “police…

We Tried Contacting All 154 People Previously Listed on Roy Moore's Endorsements Page  We Tried Contacting All 154 People Previously Listed on Roy Moore's Endorsements Page 

For the past few days, the endorsements page on Judge Roy Moore’s Senate campaign website has been down. It reads, “The List of Endorsements is Currently Being Updated.” Interesting.

This Was Always Going to Hurt This Was Always Going to Hurt

On Wednesday afternoon, or maybe before that, someone created a document that named men who work in media and listed various allegations of their behavior toward women. It was crowdsourced and open access; anyone who had the link could read or add to it, which was both its foundational flaw and the only way it stood…

What We Haven't Learned From the Steubenville Rape Case What We Haven't Learned From the Steubenville Rape Case

The picture is still one of the first things that comes up when you search “Steubenville rape case.” The girl is a blur of pixelation, but you can see where her shirt lifts to expose her stomach and lower back. There are two boys carrying her by her wrists and ankles, and her head is slung back toward the floor at an…

Lawyer Bashes Alabama Court For Allowing a 12-Year-Old Rape Victim's Abortion Lawyer Bashes Alabama Court For Allowing a 12-Year-Old Rape Victim's Abortion

A lawyer, who was the former legal director for the Alabama court system, slammed a state court’s ruling that a 12-year-old rape victim could receive an abortion without parental consent. Addressing a crowd at an anti-abortion rally outside the Judicial Building in Montgomery, AL, on Wednesday, Win Johnson decried the…

The Second-Hand Trauma That Comes With Working With Sexual Assault Survivors

The first time I answered a hotline call for a rape crisis center, I didn’t know what to expect, other than tears. When it was over, the call lingered with me. The survivor’s voice, what they had experienced, how I responded. All of it haunted me for hours. And then it was time to answer another call.

The Dept. of Education's Top Civil Rights Officer Is Telling a Dangerous Lie About Campus Assault  The Dept. of Education's Top Civil Rights Officer Is Telling a Dangerous Lie About Campus Assault 

On Thursday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will meet with men’s rights activists as part of a larger summit on campus sexual assault and Title IX enforcement. Incidentally, the top civil rights officer at her agency appears to share many of their preferred talking points on these issues.

Sweden Might Have a Women-Only Music Festival Because Men Can’t Stop Being Predators Sweden Might Have a Women-Only Music Festival Because Men Can’t Stop Being Predators

In a world of Bro-chella and other very terrible “high-end” and male-dominated music festivals, Sweden is trying something rather refreshing: a festival with no men at all.

Megan Rondini’s Parents File
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Her Suicide Megan Rondini’s Parents File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Her Suicide

The parents of University of Alabama honors student Megan Rondini, who committed suicide at the age of 21 after being criminally targeted by police after reporting an alleged rape, are suing over her death.

Police Departments Are Terrible at Investigating Rape, and That's Fine With Jeff Sessions Police Departments Are Terrible at Investigating Rape, and That's Fine With Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in April that he had ordered a sweeping review of reform agreements reached with dozens of police departments, writing in a memo at the time that “local control and local accountability” made for effective policing and it was “not the responsibility of the federal government to…

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