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Republicans Vote Against Strengthening Enforcement For Sexual Assault on Native American Women

A bill to help law enforcement investigate sexual assaults and other crimes on Native American land is passed despite the objections of many Republicans.

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(VIDEO) The Predictable Disaster: Post Earthquake, Widespread Rape in Haiti Goes Unaddressed

After January’s earthquake, Haitian women are still fighting for their own lives and those of their children. But they are now experiencing high–and predictable–rates of rape and gender-based violence.  Why is so little being done?

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Sarah Palin’s Great Feminist Magic Trick

Sarah Palin is rallying conservative women around the country to unify around her special brand of feminism. But it’s feminism’s cheap knock-off and it doesn’t exactly withstand the test of – well – anything.

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It’s Time to End the Epidemic of Prisoner Rape

At least 60,500 federal and state prison inmates were sexually abused at their current facility in the preceding year alone, according to a 2007 nationwide study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). A similar study revealed that nearly 25,000 county jail detainees were sexually abused in the prior six months. This violence is not limited to adult prisoners – in January, another BJS report found that almost one in eight youth in juvenile detention reported being sexually abused in the preceding year; at the worst facilities, one in three kids were victimized.

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(VIDEOS) Bad Boys and Runaway Husbands?

CNN and Good Morning America run two sensationist and largely unfounded stories about “bad girls” and then ask whether “women should be worried?”  You know…I am.  About the media.

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On the Catholic Church Scandals

Things we’re not supposed to say about the Catholic Church.

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Surviving Life, Creating A New One: An Interview with Corbin Lewars

Processing the trauma of surviving sexual assault at a young age, quitting your unfulfilling day job, and having a baby at home might not seem like an obvious topic pairing, but for writer Corbin Lewars, the real-life experiences were inextricably intertwined.

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Join Me On The Bridge: International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day remember the women in Rwanda and the DR of Congo  – survivors of war and the sexual violence that so often accompanies war.

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A “Culture of Indifference”: The Urgent Need for Better Sexual Assault Policies and Practices on U.S. Campuses

For the past twenty years, experts on sexual assault, victims’ advocates, and students and their parents have repeatedly called on colleges and universities to take rape seriously and live up to the standards that, beginning with 1990’s Campus Security Act, have been outlined in Federal law. And for the past 20 years most schools have not been paying attention.  This “culture of indifference” must change.

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Court Clears Sleepwalking Rapist

A young man was acquitted in London today on a rape charge. His defense? He was asleep.

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