SalvadoranĀ Woman Impregnated After Rape Faces 20 Years in Jail for Alleged Attempted Abortion

Imelda Cortez, a 20-year-old woman from San Miguel, El Salvador, faces up to 20 years in prison on an attempted murder charge after being accused of attempting a home abortion. According to The Guardian, she was impregnated by her rapist, her 70-year-old stepfather, who Cortez says began abusing her when she was 12ā€¦

Women in North Korea Describe Routine Sexual Violence Committed by State Officials: 'We Are Considered as Less Than Animals'

In a new report from Human Rights Watch, 54 North Korean women who fled the country after Kim Jong-un took power in 2011 detail systematic, abhorrent sexual violence against women perpetrated by police and secret police, high-ranking party officials, prison guards, interrogators, and soldiers. The assaults describedā€¦

In Open Letter, Kenyon College Alum Accuses School of Mishandling His Sister's Alleged RapeĀ 

On Monday, Kenyon College alum Michael Hayes published an open letter to his alma mater regarding the alleged rape of his sister, a current student. In the letter, shared on Facebook over 800 times, Hayes claimed Kenyon dropped his sisterā€™s case despite overwhelming evidence of a nonconsensual encounterā€”includingā€¦

Game of ThronesĀ Heard the Complaints, Will Temper the Sexual Violence in Season 6

Whether or not you watched the fifth season of Game of Thrones, you likely caught wind of the controversy surrounding its especially gratuitous violence against women. Even fans of the show condemned certain scenesā€”Sansa Starkā€™s rape in particularā€”as both excessive and lazy plot devices. And what do you know? Theā€¦