Apple’s highly anticipated release of empowering female emojis has been scarred by the leaking of over 50 pages of emails that reveal the company’s misogynistic work environment.
Six-Month Sentence for Brock Turner in Stanford Rape Case Ignites Outrage
National outrage erupted earlier this month after Brock Turner, a convicted rapist, was given a six-month sentence in county jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on Stanford’s campus in January 2015.
Lawmakers Pledge $80 Million to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlogs Nationwide
Joe Biden announces million dollar plan to clear the massive national rape kit backlog.
“Yes Means Yes” Sex Education Could Spread to California High Schools
Rather than depending on the popular mantra “no means no,” consent under this legislation requires an “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.”
Fraternity Signs Promote Rape Culture, Elicit Outrage
The signs, which ask for first-year women- and their moms- to be dropped off at an ODU fraternity “for a good time,” have elicited outrage and a promise of disciplinary action from the University.
Texas Woman Files Complaint After Officer Forcibly Searches her Vagina
“I feel like they sexually assaulted me! I really do,” Charnesia Corley said about a forced body-cavity search following a traffic stop in which a Texas deputy claimed he smelled marijuana.
President Obama’s Definition of Rape is a Sign of Progress
President Obama was recently asked about Bill Cosby – and in his answer, gave a modern definition of consent that has feminists across the country applauding.
This DC Council Member Wants Sexual Assault Convictions to Appear on College Transcripts
DC At-Large Council member Anita Bonds proposed new legislation this week that would require colleges and universities to clearly mark the transcript of a college student convicted of sexual assault while on campus, putting it permanently on a student’s college record.
Affirmative Consent Education May Soon Be the Norm for California High School Students
California legislation aimed at preventing sexual assault and educating high school students on healthy relationships is poised to become law, as it passed the California Assembly Education Committee last week.
The Senate Blocked the Military Justice Improvement Act Again
The Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA), championed by Senator Kirsten Gilibrand (D-NY), was once again blocked by the Senate in a vote yesterday.
New Poll Reaffirms That 1 in 5 College Women are Sexually Assaulted
The data also show that students are divided about the definition of consent, that victims of sexual assault suffer from trauma, and that a small minority of victims report the crime.
Senator Gillibrand Continues Fight for Military Justice Improvement Act
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday filed the Military Justice Improvement Act as an amendment to the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act.
SLUT: The Play Performance in DC Was a Call to Action for Consent Education
Last night, SLUT: The Play, a powerful play about the realities of sexual assault in high schools, was performed for thousands at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC.
The House is Voting on a 20-Week Abortion Ban with Burdensome Rape Requirements Today
House Bill 36 is a restrictive 20-week abortion ban that would force rape survivors seeking abortion care to either report the crime or seek medical care or counseling at least 48 hours prior to having an abortion.
A Judge Just Dramatically Reduced the Sentence of a Man Convicted of Raping a Toddler
Nieto, who was convicted last December of one felony count of sexual intercourse with a child and one felony count of lewd act upon a child for sodomizing a 3-year-old toddler, will now only spend 10 years behind bars.
This Courageous One-Woman Protest Challenged Gender-Based Violence in Afghanistan
Kubra Khademi designed and wore an exaggerated breast and buttock armor in a crowded street of Kabul to condemn violence against women.
Houston Is Finally Testing a Backlog of Thirty-Year-Old Rape Kits
In just one week, those tests have led to hundreds of leads
This Bipartisan Bill Will Hold Colleges Accountable for Ending Campus Sexual Assault
Some of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act’s key key provisions include a requirement of confidential reporting systems on colleges and universities, minimum training requirements for campus personnel, and stricter penalties for schools found to be in violation of Title IX or the Clery Act.
New Bill Would Create a Registry of Military Sex Offenders
Due to loopholes in the system, many convicted sex offenders in the military are not registered sex offenders once they exit the military.
Yale Fraternity That Violated Sexual Misconduct Policy Now Banned From Campus
The fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) will not be allowed to hold on-campus activities, use the school bulletin boards or email system to communicate, or use the fraternity’s name “in connection with the university.”