Punks Against the Patriarchy: Hardcore Fans Organize to Stop Misogyny in the Music Scene

New groups are popping up to help make more inclusive punk spaces. 

Revenge Against Rapists: Friends Seek Vigilante Vengeance in MTV Show "Sweet/Vicious"

College students take matters into their own brass-knuckled hands after the college ignores sexual assaults.  Read more »

When the Past is Present: Documentary "After Fire" is a Nuanced Portrait of Women Veterans

After Fire is a sensitive and nuanced portrait of women’s pain: It does not define its subjects by their pain, but neither does it deny their pain or require them to qualify, perform, or justify that pain. Read more »

New YA Novel "Wrecked" Grapples With Sexual Assault on Campus

The thoughtful novel by Maria Padian explores a dark reality many students face.  Read more »

In Response to Brock Turner Case, California Passes New Mandatory Minimum Law

Letting rapists off easy isn't good—but mandatory minimum sentences aren't the answer, either.  Read more »

One Angry Man: Amy Schumer's Kurt Metzger Problem

Schumer can hang out with Metzger on her own time, but if we want to watch her show without abetting rape culture, Schumer needs to provide us with a show that doesn’t have Kurt Metzger in it. Read more »

Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Rights in Key Sexual Assault Case

Dollar General was fighting against the rights of a Native American tribal court to prosecute a sexual assault. They lost. Read more »

Male Rape is No Joke—But Pop Culture Often Treats It That Way

From "Wedding Crashers" to "40 Days and 40 Nights," films often treat sexual assault of men as a punchline.  Read more »

The Problems With Bemoaning a Rapist's "Once-Promising Future"

Bringing you up to speed on the Stanford rape letter you've been reading about. Read more »

In "The Telling," Zoe Zolbrod Writes a Searing Memoir of Survival

In ferocious diction, Zolbrod chronicles the impact of sexual abuse and years of keeping the abuse a secret. Read more »

As a Sexual Assault Survivor, It's Powerful to See Kimmy Schmidt Grapple With PTSD

The comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" takes on a dark topic in its second season: the lingering impact of trauma. Read more »

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