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Indiana University Is No Longer Admitting Incoming Athletes With Histories of Sexual or Domestic Violence

Indiana University Bloomington just adopted a new policy that is banning incoming student athletes with histories of sexual or domestic violence into its sports programs, Jezebel reports Read More »

David Schwimmer and Sigal Avin Create Powerful PSAs Using Real Stories to Show "That's Harassment"

After Sigal Alvin asked friend David Schwimmer to give feedback on her Israeli video series, they came up with an idea. Read More »

This Trojan Campaign Has a Powerful Message About Consent

Though condom marketing has been traditionally focused on men, women do constitute a percentage of consumers: 18 percent of females, Read More »

Woman's Letter "To the Guy Who Took My Picture Without My Permission" Goes Viral

Ashley Mason Brown took to The Huffington Post in an open letter written to the guy who took her picture without her permission. Read More »

Samantha Bee Creates "Full Frontal" Video for Women's Victory Passing Rape Kit Bill

On Wednesday, Samantha Bee aired a "Full Frontal" segment on the just-passed bill that allows the thousands of rape kits that were "sitting untested in evidence rooms around the country" from last year to be tested. Read More »

Penis Seats On Mexican Metros Are Highlighting Women Who Face Sexual Violence On Their Commutes

On a Mexico City subways, chairs have been turned into "penis seats." The seats, deemed "exclusively for men," feature a protruding chest and a penis, and are designed to be uncomfortable. Read More »

Texas Wants to Crowdsource Funding for Untested Rape Kits

When Texas public safety officials revealed in August of 2011 that there was an enormous backlog of untested rape kits, state legislators allocated additional funding to process them. Read More »

A New Illinois Law Will Teach Hairstylists to Look for Signs of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

A new Illinois law going into effect at the new year is taking an innovative approach to combating domestic violence: It requires state beauty professionals to learn how to recognize signs of domestic abuse Read More »

MTV's "Sweet/Vicious" Series, From Creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Is Attacking Sexual Assault Head On

The story of MTV's new dark comedy "Sweet/Vicious," which chronicles two female college students/vigilantes who beat up men accused of sexual assault, is almost as compelling and interesting as that of its creator, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson — a 28-year-old who learned to write scripts from watchin Read More »

This New Code Word Can Help You Get Out of a Dangerous Situation

There's a new sexual assault and violence awareness campaign that focuses on helping people feel safe when they are out at bars. Read More »

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