“Jane” could only assume, from the debates held in the state legislature over the past several weeks, that since anti-choice lawmakers apparently believe they’re in the best position to tell Texans whether they can, or should, access legal abortion care, “Jane” would just go straight to the source.
More and more anti-choice legislators are fighting against rape exceptions in abortion restrictions out of the supposed concern that women will fake being raped to use them.
Sexual assault in the military could be twice as common as the Pentagon claims, according to a new report released this week by the office of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
Advocates are pushing for enhanced charges and new research on strangulation to put more rapists behind bars.
Maryland legislators, buoyed by a national campaign and the commitment of federal resources, are considering legislation to eventually clear the backlog of sexual assault forensic kits in the state.
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.