sexual assault

There’s Finally a Bill To End the Practice of Shackling Women Inmates in Labor

There’s Finally a Bill To End the Practice of Shackling Women Inmates in Labor

No one really wants to think about the realities of prison unless they have to go there or they know someone who has been incarcerated. For many women, time in jail has harsh implications that are different than those experienced by male inmates. Sexual assault by male prison workers and guards is a common threat […]

The Girl Scouts of America Are Asking Everyone to Call Out Rape Culture

The Girl Scouts of America Are Asking Everyone to Call Out Rape Culture

For most people, when they think of the Girl Scouts of America, they think of cookies. Cookie sales are the most universally acknowledged part of Girl Scout culture. To be fair, those cookies are dangerously good. In fact, they have inspired the names of several popular strains of cannabis as well. Young entrepreneur Girl Scouts […]

‘Beauty in the Broken’ Shows the Beauty and Bravery of Assault Survivors

‘Beauty in the Broken’ Shows the Beauty and Bravery of Assault Survivors

All too often, the only depictions we see in the media of rape and sexual assault victim are images of devastation, fear, and pain. While it is important to provide realistic depictions of the damage that sexual violence can cause, it can leave people with the idea that once you become a victim of sexual […]

Woman Sexually Abused in Florida Prison Settles Lawsuit

Woman Sexually Abused in Florida Prison Settles Lawsuit

Prison is not meant to be an enjoyable experience. It is supposed to be a corrective one. Prison serves both as a form of punishment for those who have committed a crime and also a way of removing dangerous individuals from society. Unfortunately, while the law in the United States prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, […]

Take Action: Tell Georgia Not to Prosecute the Victim of Child Sex Trafficking as a Prostitute

Take Action: Tell Georgia Not to Prosecute the Victim of Child Sex Trafficking as a Prostitute

District Attorney for Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Court Fred Bright has brought charges against a 14-year-old girl in Georgia, even though she is a minor and a victim of illegal child sex trafficking. Earlier in January of 2015, law enforcement in the rural community of Eatonton in Putnam County, Georiga broke up a child prostitution ring […]

Rinelle Harper Asks First Nations Assembly to Consider Missing and Murdered First Nation Women

Rinelle Harper Asks First Nations Assembly to Consider Missing and Murdered First Nation Women

Content Note: This article discusses assault, sexual assault, murder and attempted murder, all with First Nations women as victims. First Nations women in Canada are disappearing and being murdered at a staggering rate. While First Nations women make up only 4.6% of Canada’s population, they represent 16% of female murder victims and 11.3% of missing […]

High Schoolers Walk Out in Protest of Rape Victims Being Bullied

High Schoolers Walk Out in Protest of Rape Victims Being Bullied

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault, bullying, victim blaming and child pornography.   Monday, November 24th, 2014, 639 students (about 30% of the student body) at Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma did what most high schoolers dream of: they walked out of class en masse at 9:20 in the morning. They were protesting […]

Ex-Ohio State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Forcing Sex on Women at Traffic Stops

Ex-Ohio State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Forcing Sex on Women at Traffic Stops

Trigger Warning: This article discusses sexual assault, stalking, and abuse by law enforcement officials. (TheAntiMedia) COLUMBUS, OH- In a rare showing, the government investigated itself and found that it had, in fact, done something wrong. Last week, former Ohio State trooper Bryan Lee, 30, plead guilty in federal court to sexually abusing multiple women during […]

Why Rape-Related PTSD is the Ultimate Legalization Argument

Why Rape-Related PTSD is the Ultimate Legalization Argument

Trigger Warning: This article discusses rape, sexual assault, abuse and institutionalized sexism. Can you imagine sitting in a court room, answering detailed questions about your sexual assault, reliving every single detail in front of a jury who has been told to treat your story with skepticism? Can you imagine a prosecutor waving his hands dramatically, […]

Are Marijuana Medibles The New Date Rape Drug? Not Likely

Are Marijuana Medibles The New Date Rape Drug? Not Likely

Prohibitionists in Florida are getting really desperate.  The Vote No on 2 campaign clearly knows that it’s fighting an uphill battle: 88% of people in Florida reportedly support medical marijuana legalization in the state, according to a poll released last month. They’ve tried all the standard fear tactics already. “Think of the children” has clearly […]