U.N. Official: ISIS is 'Institutionalizing Sexual Violence'

Zainab Bangura, a U.N. special representative, recently concluded a tour of refugee camps that house refugees largely from Syria and Iraq - countries where the Islamic State hold a large amount of territory. The Washington Post reports that she recounted the stories of sexual violence, rape and abuse to Middle East… »5/24/15 12:15pm5/24/15 12:15pm

Outrage After Trucker Found Not Guilty in Death of First Nations Woman

A not guilty verdict in the death of 36-year-old First Nations woman Cindy Gladue is stirring widespread anger in Canada; Bradley Barton, a long-haul trucker from Ontario, was acquitted last week on charges related to her 2011 death. The jury evidently bought the argument that Gladue, a sex worker, died from wounds… »3/27/15 5:15pm3/27/15 5:15pm

CDC Study: 1 in 5 Women in the United States Have Been Raped

A comprehensive study recently released by the Center for Disease Control has found that nearly 1 in 5 women in America report that they were raped. Not just during their time in college, which is a statistic we're all depressingly familiar with — the CDC found that 19.3 percent of women in the United States have been… »9/05/14 7:45pm9/05/14 7:45pm

Here Are the 55 Schools Under Federal Investigation for Sexual Assault

In an unprecedented move, today the US Department of Education released to the public a list of all of the 55 (that's a deliberate two fives, not me accidentally hitting 5 twice) American colleges and universities that are currently under investigation for violating Title IX over their piss-poor handling of sex… »5/01/14 12:25pm5/01/14 12:25pm

Facebook Quietly Removes Roastbusters Page, Is Still Shitty

Shortly after we wrote about Facebook's refusal to remove a page glorifying the New Zealand Teen Rape Club known as the "Roast Busters," the page quietly disappeared from the social networking site. But don't bake Facebook any fucking cookies; there's still no way for users to report pages for "sexual violence." And… »11/15/13 4:20pm11/15/13 4:20pm

Egyptian Government Issues Apology, Will Likely Continue Treating Women Like Garbage

In response to international outcry over a photo of a female protester getting her clothing ripped off as she was dragged through the streets of Cairo, the Egyptian government has finally dropped the "they were provoking us!" act an issued an apology. The military junta in charge of the government has vowed to root… »12/21/11 3:30pm12/21/11 3:30pm