In Ferguson, Missouri, hundreds of activists and protesters gathered this past weekend to commemorate the loss of 18-year-old Michael Brown to police violence one year ago and the racial justice movement Brown’s death sparked. Meanwhile, Melissa Harris-Perry is joined by St. Louis City Alderman Antonio French, Marc Steiner, Jelani Cobb, Phillip Atiba Goff, and Rev. Dr. Jacqueline J. Lewis to discuss where we are now.
A Michigan judge threw the book at 19-year-old Zachery Anderson after he admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old girl who claimed to be 17 at the time. This case show us how laws meant to protect children from predators can be used to punish teens for having consensual sex.
An unidentified person poured gasoline on a recently laid foundation and a security guard’s car early Saturday morning at the construction site of the Planned Parenthood facility in New Orleans.
When it comes to accusations of assault, one man will always matter more than any number of women. No number of women, no volume of women’s testimony, will suffice as “proof.”
Just as much as these videos are part of a highly orchestrated campaign to discredit Planned Parenthood, they were also part of an ongoing campaign to target and harass individual abortion providers and others connected with the safe and legal provision of abortion care.
A new report shows how instead of getting help, girls who experience sexual abuse are often funneled into the juvenile justice system, where their traumas are ignored or retriggered.
Rachel Maddow: AP Reporter Maryclaire Dale Discusses Bill Cosby’s Admission on Quaaludes in 2005 Deposition
Associated Press Legal Affairs Reporter Maryclaire Dale talks about the legal ramifications of the 2005 court documents that she was able to obtain in which comedian Bill Cosby admits to getting quaaludes to give to women “he wanted to have sex with.”
While out shopping in Georgia at my favorite bookstore, the same day the Emanuel AME Church reopened its doors after the mass shooting, a white man in camouflage entered the store openly carrying a gun on his hip. This tense moment was too soon.
Most students seem to have heard of the affirmative consent—or “yes means yes”—standard, but it does not seem to be a common practice on campuses nationwide.
White women have sat for too long as passive spectators to brutality and genocide committed by our own families, in our names, because we have been full of false convictions. Even if we did not start them, we can decide now to end them.