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Campus Rape and the Power of Early Sex Education to Make a Difference

| August 20, 2015

First-year orientation is too late for young men and women to start learning about consent. Activists are pushing for better access to early, comprehensive sex education as one way to have an impact. More »

Reporting on Rape: We Can and Must Get It Right

| January 15, 2015

The author, a former sex crimes prosecutor, points out that true reports of rape are all too common, false reports of rape are rare but they exist, and good investigations can tell them apart. More »

Using Student-Made Films to Confront Campus Sexual Assault

Using Student-Made Films to Confront Campus Sexual Assault

| November 6, 2013

Student filmmakers and their professors at five far-flung colleges have united to create a diverse collection of short films to promote campus sexual assault awareness and prevention. So far, the films have reached 400 additional schools, and counting. More »

When Todd Akin Made A Mistake Did Reporters Correct Him?

| August 21, 2012

The initial coverage of Todd Akin's remarks often failed state the obvious, he was flat out wrong. More »

Rape Joke Supercut: I Can’t Believe You Clapped For That

July 14, 2012

Our Video Content Manager, Elisa Kreisinger, has created a new video, "Rape Joke Supercut: I Can't Believe You Clapped for That," that aims to suggest there is a crucial difference between playing rape for cheap laughs, and mocking or exposing the deep-rooted sexism that feeds and sustains rape culture. More »

When “Jane” Comes Marching Home Again

When “Jane” Comes Marching Home Again

| June 1, 2012

In May the Army began a new Defense Department policy that will open an additional 14,000 positions for women. Will we be ready for them when they come home? More »

Three Weeks in January: End Rape in Los Angeles

Three Weeks in January: End Rape in Los Angeles

| January 26, 2012

Artist Suzanne Lacy has recreated aspects of her landmark performance art piece, “Three Weeks in May,” with an installation that focuses on Los Angeles today, decades into the anti-rape movement, and features a candlelight ceremony on January 27. More »

U.S. Redefines Rape, Updating an 80-Year-Old Characterization of the Crime

U.S. Redefines Rape, Updating an 80-Year-Old Characterization of the Crime

| January 10, 2012

The new definition, a major step forward in providing justice and tracking the crime, came after advocates launched a viral "rape is rape" campaign. More »

Finally! FBI’s “Forcible Rape” Definition Is Officially History

| January 9, 2012

Sexual Politics at Penn State—An Inside Look

Sexual Politics at Penn State—An Inside Look

| January 6, 2012

The author, professor emerita of Penn State University, describes the culture that produced the recent scandal—and suggests a path to a needed focus on the victims of such abuse. More »