rape-culture

Washington gun control law is huge step forward for domestic violence victims

“We’ve been advocating for years and years for laws like this.”CREDIT: iStockPhotoNext week, Washington will become the first state to let victims of domestic violence know when their abuser tries to

Betsy DeVos echoes ‘men’s rights’ activists on campus rape

DeVos said the stories of the accused are being ignored.Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pauses while speaking with the media after a series of listening sessions about campus sexual violence,

Betsy DeVos meets with ‘men’s rights’ activists

DeVos plans to meet with groups that dismiss domestic violence and rape allegations.Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, before the House

Trump moves to dismiss lawsuit from woman who accused him of assault

She brought a defamation lawsuit against him that Trump’s lawyers are trying to get thrown out.President Donald Trump and Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice.” CREDIT: AP

Trump’s long history of being completely unable to handle criticism from women

Trump’s outburst may have been shocking. But it isn’t surprising.CREDIT: screenshotBy now, it’s old news that the President of the United States uses his Twitter to attack his critics in outbursts

Cosby accuser awaits verdict: ‘We’ve just been waiting for this moment.’

Victoria Valentino talks about attending the trial of her alleged rapist.Victoria Valentino stands on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse during the second day of jury deliberations in the

Cosby trial begins with aggressive opening statements and an emotional first witness

A powerful first day for the only criminal case against Bill Cosby.Bill Cosby at the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 5, 2017. CREDIT: Philadelphia Media NetworkNORRISTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA — The
Ahead of Cosby’s trial, two accusers grapple with the complicated legacy of their alleged rapist

Ahead of Cosby’s trial, two accusers grapple with the complicated legacy of their alleged rapist

Beth Ferrier and Heidi Thomas are reckoning with the past and moving on.From left: Beth Ferrier ca. 1984 (CREDIT: Photo courtesy of Beth Ferrier); Bill Cosby, 1982 (CREDIT: AP Photo); Heidi Thomas’

Rape survivors’ stories told through virtual reality in new documentary

Rape survivors, up close and personal.“Testimony.” CREDIT: Zohar KfirWhen Lucy was raped in 2003, about a week before her 19th birthday during her freshman year at the University of Michigan, she

3 car companies pull ads from ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ as sexual harassment allegations grow

Multiple women who had accused O’Reilly of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior received payouts to keep quiet.Bill O’Reilly CREDIT: AP Photo/Richard Drew, FileMercedes-Benz is pulling