Rape Culture

TN Man Attacks Woman for Refusing His Advances in Possible LGBTQ Hate Crime

In July 2018 a TN woman was attacked after refusing to give a man her phone number and telling him she is a lesbian.

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TN Lawyer’s Questions Blame Sexual Assault Victim

Reporting in May 2018 revealed that a Tennessee lawyer asked a 16-year-old sexual assault victim about both her and her mother’s sexual history.

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New Research Finds Widespread Sexual Harassment and Assault

Research released in February 2018 found that 81% of women and 43% of men in the US have experienced sexual harassment or assault.

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Rape Threats Sent to Woman Working to Remove Judge who is Lenient in Rape Cases

In February 2018 rape threats were sent to a woman involved in the recall campaign for a judge who was lenient in rape and domestic violence cases involving college athletes.

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School Administrators Pressured Teenage Sexual Assault Victim Not to Report

In January 2018 three Colorado school administrators were indicted for pressuring a student to not report sexual abuse by a teacher at the school.

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University Board Votes to Reverse Expulsion of Rapist Because He Was a Good Student

In November 2017 a board at an Arizona university voted to recommend reversing a decision to expel a student for raping another student.

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Police Accused of Bullying Teenager out of Reporting Rape by Officer

In November 2017 a lawyer claimed that nine police officers tried to bully a teenage woman who says she was raped by two police officers out of reporting the crime.

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Lawyers for NY Officers Charged with Rape Smeared Victim

In October 2017 lawyers for two New York police officers charged with rape attacked the victim’s credibility.

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WI Man Held Undocumented Woman as a Sex Slave for Two Years

In October 2017 a Wisconsin man was arrested for holding an undocumented woman as a sex slave for two years.

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TN Man Stalked Woman Who Refused Sex

In October 2017 a Tennessee man was charged with stalking after a women refused sex.

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Men Wear Blindfolds in Airport to Avoid Exposed to ‘Immodest’ Women

In September 2017 in order to avoid exposing themselves to immodestly dressed women, a group of Hasidic Jewish men wore blindfolds in a New York airport.

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Celebrity Couple Recall History of Reproductive Abuse

On a September 2017 podcast, a married celebrity couple - both actors - recalled the story of how they decided to become pregnant. In the story, the husband recalls how he threw out his wife’s birth control pills.

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Women With Opioid Addiction Experience Regular Fear of Sexual Assault

A September 2017 NPR article explored the issue of rape culture within the opioid abuse community.

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VA Muslim Woman Raped and Murdered

In June 2017 a Muslim woman was raped and murdered in Virginia.

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Maryland Fails to Pass Law to Protect Rape Victims

In April 2017 the Maryland legislature had an opportunity to protect rape victims should a pregnancy occur, and did not.

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Marginalized Women and Girls at Greater Risk of Abuse

A national campaign in April 2017 designed to highlight the needs of women and girls who’ve suffered abuse noted that marginalized groups including women and girls of color, LGBTQ youth, and individuals with disabilities are most at risk of abuse.

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Hospitals Refused Access to Emergency Contraception for Rape Victims

In February and March 2017, several hospitals were fined for or documented as not providing crucial reproductive care to rape victims.

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