sexual-assault

Concerned about campus rape, Democrats ask Trump not to rescind rules

Current rules clarify the evidence standard that colleges should use in judging sexual assault cases.Washington Sen. Patty Murray (D), strides into the Senate chamber as lawmakers gather for a

Trump’s Education pick could roll back efforts to fight campus sexual assault

Betsy DeVos’ family foundation has long donated to organizations that side with students accused of rape — not their victims.Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Education

One of Donald Trump’s sexual assault accusers just sued him for defamation

Summer Zervos says she’ll withdraw her suit if Trump simply admits he did, in fact, touch her inappropriately.Summer Zervos sharing her story at a press conference in October. CREDIT: AP Photo/Ringo

DeVos says it’s ‘premature’ to commit to following Title IX guidance on campus sexual assault

She did, however, admit that sexual assault is bad.Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos looks to former Sen. Joe Lieberman before testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017,

Millions of people are protesting Trump. Here’s what they plan to do next.

Speakers at the march urged protesters to keep organizing.Protesters peacefully march for the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. CREDIT: Victoria Fleischer/ThinkProgressOn Saturday, speakers at

All Democratic senators will oppose DeVos as education secretary

After letting Ben Carson sail through his confirmation process, Democrats vow not to do the same for Betsy DeVos.Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) questions Attorney

Betsy DeVos could be bad news for women’s sports

Title IX might not be in trouble, but its enforcement is.Dick DeVos, center, son of Orlando Magic Chairman Rich DeVos, and his wife Betsy DeVos, right, watch from their court side seats during the

Jameis Winston tells school children that men should be ‘strong’ and girls should be ‘quiet’

This is far more than just a “poor choice of words.”Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston talks during a news conference after their win against the San Diego Chargers in an NFL football

Only one Cosby accuser will be allowed to testify at sexual assault trial

If convicted, Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison.Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. on December 14, 2016.

Washington anti-trans campaign issues nonapology for exploiting sexual assault victim

This is what happens when you’re too eager to demonize transgender people.Kelly Herron telling her story on ABC’s Good Morning America. CREDIT: ABC News/ScreenshotAfter failing to collect enough

Judge rejects Kesha’s latest effort to void contract, suggests Dr. Luke’s abuse was ‘foreseeable’

Yet another failed attempt by the pop star to get out of her contract with the man she says raped her.Kesha attends “To the Rescue: Saving Animal Lives” Gala and Fundraiser held at Paramount Pictures

Accused sexual assaulter Donald Trump declares April a month of action on sexual assault

Not an April Fools joke.Hundreds of thousands of women marched on Washington to protest Donald Trump’s presidency. CREDIT: AP Photo/Alex BrandonNearly six months after tapes were released of him

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
All the evidence Bill Cosby doesn’t want a jury to see

All the evidence Bill Cosby doesn’t want a jury to see

Jokes on drugging women, admissions about Quaaludes, and more.Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday,

Trump says sexual harassment allegations against Bill O’Reilly are all lies

Happy National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month!CREDIT: AP Photo/Bebeto MatthewsIn a new interview with the so-called “failing” New York Times, President Trump came to the defense of Fox

It’s common for university faculty to survive sexual harassment complaints

Fear of a lawsuit, stronger bonds with an employee, and lack of university transparency all play a role.Tyann Sorrell listens to speakers at a news conference on the University of California campus in

Indiana’s new domestic and sexual violence policy for athletes isn’t as bold as it seems

It is, however, a step in the right direction.Indiana Director of Athletics Fred Glass, left, talks about hiring new Indiana NCAA college basketball coach Archie Miller during a news conference on the

The NFL draft proves the NFL still doesn’t care about women

“I think we all have been accused of things, not all of us, but many of us have been accused of things.”Cincinnati Bengals second-round draft pick Joe Mixon, right, is interviewed alongside head coach

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

Teens grill the congressman who saved Trumpcare over whether rape is a pre-existing condition

MacArthur, the congressman who saved Trumpcare, called the concerns “hysteria.”Joseph Zetkulich, 18, and Daisy Confoy, 17, grilled Rep. Tom MacArthur at a town hall on Wednesday. CREDIT: Laurel