Hi, Haters: The U.S. Department of Justice Blocks Jezebel 

Today in hilarious meta-news, Jezebel has learned that our website is evidently too hot to be viewed by select U.S. government employees. A tipster tells us that the DOJ recently blocked access to Jezebel from all workstation computers, although the other Gawker Media sites — Sportsball, that one about cars, Sidepiece… »1/07/15 2:00pm1/07/15 2:00pm


No One Is Studying the Link Between Poverty and Sexual Assault

A recent study based on Department of Justice statistics showed that young women who aren't in college are at greater risk of rape than women enrolled in school. In an editorial in the New York Times this weekend, one of the study's authors says they've found evidence that women in poverty are at much greater risk of… »12/22/14 7:00pm12/22/14 7:00pm

Montana Attorneys Said 'Terrible Things' to Rape Victims: DOJ Report

In January, Fred Van Valkenburg, the head of the Missoula County Attorney's Office in Montana, denied that his office had systematic issues with prosecuting sexual assault cases. But a letter released by the Department of Justice Friday detailing the results of the DOJ's investigation into MCAO reveals that the… »2/17/14 11:40am2/17/14 11:40am

Missoula County Attorney Pushes Back Against Justice Department Demands

Despite intervention from the Department of Justice (or perhaps because of), the debate over the handling of sexual assault cases in Missoula County, Montana is still highly contentious. The Missoula County Attorney's office, led by Fred Van Valkenburg, said last week that they'd fight demands that the office make… »1/17/14 11:10am1/17/14 11:10am

Missoula Cops Are Actually Getting Their Shit Together

Some news from Missoula: awful Police Chief (of denial) Mark Muir is handing over his daily responsibilities so he can focus on the city’s response to the U.S. Department of Justice's investigation into the department's gender bias. Although Muir still refuses to admit that the department was ever shitty at handling… »8/01/13 6:20pm8/01/13 6:20pm

University of Montana Pinky Swears To Properly Handle Sexual Assault

A year ago, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights launched an investigation into the handling of sexual assault allegations at the University of Montana, then under fire for a spate of highly-publicized alleged rapes. Today, the feds and the college reached a positive… »5/09/13 6:45pm5/09/13 6:45pm

The Department of Justice has released a study showing that American women are being incarcerated at

The Department of Justice has released a study showing that American women are being incarcerated at record high rates. "The female jail and prison population has grown at double the rate for men since 1980; in 2006 it increased 4.5 percent, its fastest clip in five years," says the New York Times. The rate of black… »12/07/07 6:45pm12/07/07 6:45pm