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1,000 Phillips Exeter Alumni Send Letter to Admins Demanding Action on Sexual Assault 

Following the Boston Globe’s Spotlight report last week on Phillips Exeter Academy’s bizarre mishandling of an alleged sexual assault, over 1,000 alumni of the elite prep school signed a letter to the administration pledging to withhold support and donations until the administration “prioritize[s] the issue of sexual…

Report: Phillips Exeter Student Did 'Penance' For Sexual Assault By Baking Bread For Girl He Groped

The elite Phillips Exeter Academy is once again coming under fire for how it handles sexual assault allegations. In a particularly bizarre and unsettling incident, a male student found responsible for assaulting a classmate was sentenced to “penance,” which meant baking bread for her. He delivered it for part of the…

Here's How That Wild Lawsuit Accusing Trump of Raping a 13-Year-Old Girl Hit The Headlines 

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…

After the Brock Turner Case, Would Recalling Judge Aaron Persky Really Achieve Anything?

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…

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Joe Biden Gave a Very Long, Somewhat Self-Congratulatory Speech on Sexual Violence 

On Tuesday morning, Vice President Joe Biden gave a long—very long— speech about sexual violence at the United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C. So long did Joe Biden take to rail against the abuse of power baked into our patriarchal system, in fact, that MSNBC’s Irin Carmon reported via Twitter that the rest…

In Retrial, Prosecution Alleges Vanderbilt Football Teammates Were Encouraged to Rape Unconscious Woman

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…

Jack Montague Files Lawsuit Against Yale Over Expulsion for Alleged Sexual Assault 

As threatened earlier this year, Jack Montague—Yale’s former basketball captain, who was expelled on sexual misconduct allegations in March—has filed a civil lawsuit against Yale, claiming that the school, intent on “restoring its tarnished image” of being “soft on male sexual assailants,” manipulated the complainant…