Some California lawmakers want to make sure that students learn about sexual assault before they graduate high school. At the least, affirmative-consent education can be a good catalyst for making people think about the way rape culture permeates our daily lives.
Arkansas state Rep. Justin Harris, who handed his adopted daughters over to a man who raped one of them, still thinks he’s entitled to pass legislation that could force teen girls to bear their rapist’s child.
A bill to clarify the definition of rape—and close what some saw as a loophole—passed a Utah House Committee yesterday, but not before sparking some disturbing conversations about what constitutes rape.
The book opens with 20 first-person narratives by young people who explore the bombardment of conflicting messages about sexuality that continually besiege them. Later in the text, the play mentioned in the anthology’s title—also called “SLUT”—provides a case study about the ways slut-shaming impacts those on the receiving end of it.
Military rape survivors are being victimized again—by the very agency tasked with helping them.
For the anti-choice movement, no sacrifice is too great for women to endure in the service of life.
The Department of Defense’s long-awaited report to President Obama on military sexual assault doesn’t show nearly enough progress in dealing with the problem, advocates for survivors say.
Bill Cosby tendered his resignation Monday, as his fellow board members were reportedly preparing to discuss whether he would remain on the Temple University board. The resignation comes in the wake of allegations of sexual assault made by women against the famous comedian.
Bill Cosby has been an active member of the Temple community and a significant donor, and is a member of the school’s board of trustees. Temple is also one of 55 colleges under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for allegedly mishandling students’ sexual assault claims under Title IX.
The Austin police chief’s response to two officers that cracked rape jokes—implying that “their heart[s] were in the right place”—is just the latest demonstration of a department culture that appears to be uninterested in addressing the needs of the city’s most marginalized citizens.