An unnamed 14-year-old in Delhi of the Dalit caste has died, after the man who was jailed for allegedly raping her was released on bail. This is the second case in the last week of a Dalit woman being assaulted repeatedly by a past attacker.
Students met last week at Illinois State University for a two day orientation to get familiar with the campus before classes begin in August, some accompanied by their parents. One woman is accusing a man named Shawn Childs Sr. of giving her drugs that made her vulnerable to an attack by his son, 19-year-old Shawn…
In December of 2015, a woman named only as Jenny was a star witness in the case against serial rapist Keith Hendricks, who was eventually given two life sentences for his crimes. Jenny is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and when she took the stand, the trauma of being questioned caused a mental breakdown. She ran…
Yusuf Omar, mobile editor of the Hindustan Times, gave survivors of sexual assault in Mysore, India, the option of a Snapchat filter to obscure their features. It was technologically savvy attempt to give them a sense of safety while they told their stories.
Laura Herrick, a contributor to the Kansas City Star’s “Midwest Voices” section, has some thoughts on how women can prevent rape. So many, many thoughts. At the risk of ruining the surprise: Every single one of them is bad.
It registers less as news and more as routine when another Title IX lawsuit arises against a college or university for failing to meet its obligations to address sexual violence. The same is true when the claims made in these suits bear out. Earlier this year, Florida State announced it would pay $950,000 to Erica…
In response to 467 reports of sexual assault that allegedly took place in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, Germany has addressed some of the major flaws in their definition of rape.
Over the weekend, reports of sexual assault and molestation at two music festivals in Sweden have now culminated in over 50 cases, including five reports of rape. Authorities told the Times they are investigating seven suspects at present, ranging in age from 18 to 35, and that most of those assaulted were under 18.
Eight members of Cuba’s men’s national volleyball team—including the team’s captain—are currently being detained in Finland on charges of aggravated rape.
Amber Rose says that she’s “pretty sure 21 women have reached out to me so far” accusing Kanye West affiliate Ian Connor of sexual assault, and that the women are “from all over the world that do not know each other but have similar stories.”
On Friday, June 24, former Indiana University student John P. Enochs was sentenced to one year of probation after being charged with two counts of felony rape.
In recent weeks, several national press outlets have retailed a set of very unflattering allegations about Donald Trump—namely, that he raped a 13-year-old at a 1994 orgy hosted by notorious celebrity sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. What no one’s reported on yet is the fact that the recent round of coverage is the…
The anti-sexism and sexual violence group UltraViolet has made it their mission to get Judge Aaron Persky removed from the bench, after he recently handed Stanford rapist Brock Turner a six month sentence. It’s not appealing to defend anyone involved in this case, but it does bring up heavy questions as to what kind…
Victor Arden Barnard, head of a Minnesota cult that preyed on young girls that he called “maidens,” was extradited from Brazil over the weekend and is expected to appear in Pine County District Court on Monday. He face 59 counts of first- and third-degree criminal sexual conduct for rape and sexual abuse.
Three women have filed a second civil rights lawsuit against Baylor University on the grounds that the school failed to help them after they reported being sexually assaulted on or near the campus.
In January 2015, ex-Vanderbilt University football players Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey were found guilty of aggravated rape on an unconscious woman. In a statement, the victim thanked the prosecutors and detectives that had worked on her case, leading to a rare conviction. “I am... hopeful that the publicity…
A woman named only as Laura has been in a jail in Qatar since mid-March, having been convicted by the courts for “illicit consensual fornication” and being “drunk in a public place.” She was arrested after reporting her rape.
In April, I wrote this lede: “Dear Abby, the widely syndicated advice column written by Jeanne Phillips (daughter of original Abby, Pauline Phillips) has had a long, uneasy relationship with what rape actually is.” Here we are a-fucking-gain.