Three Muslim students—Deah Barakat, his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha—were killed by gunman Craig Stephen Hicks in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Tuesday. Though the police claimed the dispute was over a parking space, Yusor and Razan’s father called the incident a hate crime. [via Democracy Now!]
Investigators with the Department of Homeland Security say they turned up no evidence of what they call “inappropriate sexual relationships” between detention officers and women detained in a privately operated family immigration detention facility in Texas, according to a report released Friday.
On Sunday night, President Obama urged artists and their fans to help “create a culture where violence is not tolerated.”
Nowhere in this country do we have an apparatus that is set up to believe those among us who are sexually harassed, abused, raped, when we tell our stories. There is no perfect case. But there is patriarchy.
Abortion clinics nationwide face significant threats of harassment, intimidation, and violence, according to a new report showing that threats of violence against abortion providers have doubled since 2010.
Military rape survivors are being victimized again—by the very agency tasked with helping them.
In Hollaback!’s latest video on street harassment, advocate Michelle Charles shares her experiences with harassment in public spaces. “The worst thing about harassment for me is that it happens so fast,” explains Charles. “He probably won’t even remember doing it and I have to work to forget it.”
The woman who accused Florida State University (FSU) quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court Wednesday against the university’s trustees. The accuser claims that the university violated her Title IX rights by refusing to properly investigate the incident.
The Ohio house passed a bill Wednesday meant to completely clear a backlog of untested rape kits in law enforcement offices across the state. After the unanimous passage of SB 316, the bill now heads to Gov. John Kasich’s desk for a signature.
Some student advocates are criticizing the federal government for supporting secrecy in a high-profile campus sexual assault records case in Montana.