Despite Funding, Rape Kits Still Remain Untested

The revelation that untested rape kits have been sitting around in law enforcement agencies across the country is something that has been discussed numerous times over the past decade. Earlier this year, there was hope that the backlog of these kits was decreasing. In March, Vice President Joe Biden supported a $41… » 7/18/15 6:20pm 7/18/15 6:20pm

Alice Glass Releases Song About Abuse, Donates Sales to RAINN

Alice Glass—the former Crystal Castles singer who formed the heart, soul, and public face of the group—has released a new single about an abusive relationship she had that started when she was a teen. And when it hits iTunes, she’ll donate all sales to nonprofits helping victims of domestic violence. » 7/17/15 10:45am 7/17/15 10:45am

What RAINN's Recommendations On Campus Rape Get Wrong (And Right)

Two weeks ago, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) published a list of recommendations for the White House task force on campus rape. In a press release announcing their effort, RAINN stated that it "urged the [White House] task force to remain focused on the true cause of the problem," calling the… » 3/23/14 4:00pm 3/23/14 4:00pm

Kickstarter Apologizes: 'We Were Wrong' to Fund Rapey Project

Kickstarter just published a thoughtful, effective apology for allowing a slimy pick-up artist to use the site to solicit funds for a "seduction guide" that reads like a how-to for sexually harassing and assaulting women. Here's the company's explanation — entitled "We were wrong" — which includes a vow to ban… » 6/21/13 12:30pm 6/21/13 12:30pm

SAFER Act of 2012 Seeks to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog

Today, Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Congresspeople Ted Poe (TX-02) and Carolyn Maloney (D-14) will hold a press conference to discuss the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry (SAFER) Act of 2012. The bipartisan no-cost bill targets rape kit backlogs, helping law enforcement log… » 12/05/12 12:40pm 12/05/12 12:40pm