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July 17, 2019

Last week, billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on charges that he trafficked dozens of minors for the purposes of sex between 2002 and 2005.   The news of his arrest made international headlines, as Epstein previously received a lenient sentence for simi...

May 15, 2019

On one day in early May, two stories caused outrage across social media and beyond. In the first, a New York bus driver pled guilty to raping a 14 year old girl who he met through his job. He also provided her with alcohol. Despite admitting to these crimes, he receive...

July 12, 2017

Recently, the sexual assault trial against Bill Cosby ended in a mistrial, with the prosecutor vowing to seek a retrial.  After a judge released the names of the jurors in the Cosby case, several spoke to the media about the case, giving anonymous accounts of the delib...

September 21, 2016

 Over the past months, the internet has been abuzz with the news that a judge has — once again — given a convicted rapist an incredibly lenient sentence.  This has happened far too often in recent history, including:

  • Judge Aaron Persky giving Brock Turner just...

February 24, 2016

In 2014, recording artist Kesha (also known as Ke$ha) publicly accused her producer, Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald), of drugging and raping her.  She filed a civil lawsuit against him, alleging that he bullied her, drugged and raped her and held her to an unfair contract....

November 11, 2015

At least once a week, we see a headline in the local or national news discussing the latest case of child sexual assault (or rape).  Invariably, these articles will refer to the accused “having sex with” the minor.  This sort of story is seen routinely in newspapers an...

September 16, 2015

In August, news broke that the Pittsburgh Steelers had signed Michael Vick as a backup quarterback.  The backlash was immediate: animal lovers across the region sprang into action to denounce Vick (who served two years in prison for his role in a dogfighting ring), hol...

July 29, 2015

In recent weeks, it’s become apparent to just about everybody that Bill Cosby is a serial rapist. The first known rape occurred in the 1960’s. By 2015, 46 women had publicly accused him of rape. Many people didn’t want to believe that any of this could be true until 3...

January 14, 2015

If you follow us on social media or read our blog, you’ve seen that phrase hundreds of times:  “rape culture.”  It’s become a shorthand term in modern culture for any number of societal issues involving violence against women…but what exactly does it mean? In the first...

December 10, 2014

Last month, Rolling Stone printed an explosive story of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, which quickly became the focus of national outrage.  This weekend, Rolling Stone retracted their story, citing discrepancies between the victim’s story and facts...

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