UConn to Rape Victims: Here's Your $1.3 Million. Now Please Shut Up.

The University of Connecticut has settled a lawsuit filed by five women who claimed that the institution failed to protect them from sexual assault. The school will pay the plaintiffs a total of $1.3 million, and in return, UConn will admit no wrongdoing and the plaintiffs will agree to shut up. » 7/21/14 4:15pm Monday 4:15pm

Is There A College That Isn't Absolutely Terrible At Addressing Rape?

This weekend, the New York Times ran the horrifying story of a young Hobart and William Smith College student named Anna who was raped at a party, in front of laughing spectators. The storyline is depressingly familiar — Anna's rape kit concluded that she'd been violently sexually assaulted, but when she turned to her… » 7/14/14 5:00pm 7/14/14 5:00pm

Horrifying New Details On the 'Viral' Rape of 16-Year-Old Jada

Over the last few days, the stomach-churning story of Jada — a 16-year-old girl whose rape was recorded and then shared and mocked on social media — has shown up everywhere. Now, it Jada's mother and a family spokesperson are claiming that Jada's far from the only girl victimized by the people who allegedly drugged… » 7/11/14 5:00pm 7/11/14 5:00pm

45 Percent of Colleges Report Zero Rapes on Campus, Which is Bullshit

The Washington Post recently crunched the data on sexual violence at college campuses; according to their findings, Penn State had the highest number of reported cases in 2012 — which was only fifty-six. Forty-five percent of schools with over 1,000 students, in fact, report zero rape cases for the entire year. » 7/07/14 4:40pm 7/07/14 4:40pm

Pope Francis 'Begs Forgiveness' From Catholic Sex Abuse Victims

Pope Francis met with six victims of sexually abusive priests at the Vatican on Monday, where he asked for their forgiveness. This is, at least, his second request following another public appeal back in April where he asked victims to forgive their abusers just before Easter. That move set off anti-abuse protestors… » 7/07/14 3:00pm 7/07/14 3:00pm

The Hollywood Sex Ring Lawsuits Might Be Slowly Unraveling

On Wednesday, Michael Egan dropped his lawsuit against TV executive Garth Ancier, one of several men named in the Bryan Singer Hollywood teen sex abuse lawsuit. And on Thursday, BuzzFeed released a story alleging that one of the men who helped bring Egan into a dark world of men who have sex with underage boys (and… » 6/26/14 2:45pm 6/26/14 2:45pm

The Daily Show's Take on Sexual Assault Is Devastatingly Good

How good is it? It's got everything a lady could want: Jessica Williams in top form. Jon Stewart growing agitated over gender-related injustice. A subtle shoutout to "Not All Men!" The Daily Show's take on sexual assault is so good I feel like I need to lie down for awhile after watching it. » 6/26/14 10:00am 6/26/14 10:00am

About That Time Hillary Clinton Smeared a Tween Rape Victim

This week, the so-called "Hillary tapes" — recordings of Hillary Clinton discussing defending a child rapist early in her career — were again discussed publicly when a conservative outlet claimed to "unearth" them. Other right-wing media pounced, claiming that the tapes were newly discovered (they're not) and that… » 6/20/14 1:20pm 6/20/14 1:20pm

3 Frat Members Film Sexual Assault, Are Allowed to Graduate Anyway

Three James Madison University Sigma Chi fraternity members who filmed themselves sexually assaulting a woman on spring break and then distributed the film to others via social media received quite the punishment from their college: a permanent ban from campus. After they graduate. What the fuck, James Madison… » 6/19/14 4:00pm 6/19/14 4:00pm

What to Do When Your Rapist Is a Varsity Athlete

Their first interaction was him complimenting her watch. Then he began snapchatting her, texting her. It wasn't until he began following her on Instagram that she realized that he was a senior on her school's NCAA division 1 basketball team. And it wasn't until he raped her on the night before Easter that she realized… » 6/17/14 2:20pm 6/17/14 2:20pm