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Sexual Assault

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... 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. They thought the series on sex... 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, according to a re... 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 permi ion. "You took my picture t... 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-pa ed bill that allows the thousands of rape kits that were "sitting untested in... 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,... 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 ad... 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 profe i... 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 a ault,... Read More »

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

There's a new sexual a ault and violence awarene campaign that focuses on helping people feel safe when they are out at bars. According to Mashable,... Read More »

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