The FBI finally changed its defintion of rape, and while that may seem small, it has the capacity to change things for the better by quite a lot for a majority of rape victims and survivors.
As a society, the way we think about most social phenomena—including sexual assault—is influenced by both facts and morals. But in the United States, the way we think about rape has, for decades, been operating with an outdated version of both.
The Candies Foundation pays Bristol $262k but grants only $35k for teen pregnancy prevention; the FBI releases 10-year old threats against Dr. Tiller; Delaware may enact parental consent; Illinois cannot force pharmacies to distribute emergency contraception.
Extreme right-wing rhetoric on abortion issues is now linked to the anthrax mailings in 2001 to two Senators. The Bush FBI turned up the evidence, NPR reports.