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Too Little, Too Late? SXSW Admits Canceling Online Harassment Panels ‘Was A Mistake’, Plans Daylong Summit Instead

Facing boycott threats from numerous major media outlets, the director of the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, acknowledged Friday that he made a mistake by caving to pressure from Internet trolls and canceling two scheduled panels about online harassment within the gaming community. In place of the canceled panels, he said, SXSW … Continue reading

Massive New Survey Confirms Appalling Truths About Campus Sexual Assault

Nearly a quarter of undergraduate women have been victims of sexual assault while enrolled in college, but few incidents are ever formally reported to authorities, according to a massive new study of American universities. The findings, released Monday, are just the latest reminder of an uncomfortable truth facing university leaders nationwide: Sexual violence is alarmingly … Continue reading

Gender Wage Gap Persists Even In High-Paying Medical Professions, Study Finds

The existence of gender-based wage gaps in many occupations continues to be a hot-button topic in social and political debates. While much attention has been focused on medium- and lower-wage positions, some studies have shown that wage disparities extend to high-wage, high-prestige positions. Now, a new investigation has revealed that the gender wage gap persists … Continue reading

Disturbing Police Report Describes Violent Incident When Floyd Mayweather Threatened To Pour Acid On His Ex-Girlfriend

As Floyd Mayweather Jr. faced off with Manny Pacquiao Saturday night, millions of people worldwide tuned in to watch the highly anticipated bout, while still millions more followed along with the countless play-by-plays (blow-by-blows?) and post-fight analyses. Mayweather had an audience in 2010, too — albeit a smaller one — when, in a violent incident described … Continue reading

10 Facts You Need To Know About Sexual Assault

April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a time devoted to increasing awareness of the pressing problem of sexual assault and educating people about how to prevent it. Strikingly, U.S. statistics reveal that one sexual assault occurs every two minutes. Think about that – in about the time that it takes you to … Continue reading

5 Harmful Myths About Sexual Assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time devoted to raising awareness and educating people on how to prevent sexual assault. Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions about sexual assault in our society – most of which blame the victim/survivor. Myths prevent survivors from getting the help they need, and rarely hold the perpetrator … Continue reading

Why So Many People Don’t Believe Survivors Of Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a tragically common experience for young women, affecting an estimated one in five college-age females in the United States. Yet only one in six rapes are reported to law enforcement, and among college women that figure drops to less than one in twenty. The primary reason that victims fail to report sexual … Continue reading

President Obama Delivers Powerful Message On Sexual Violence: ‘It’s Not Okay – And It Has To Stop’

In a public service announcement aired during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, President Obama urged Americans to take responsibility for stopping sexual violence, saying, “It’s not okay – and it has to stop.” The message is part of the White House’s “It’s On Us” public awareness campaign aimed at ending sexual assault at college campuses by enlisting the … Continue reading

Reproductive Rights Victory In Missouri As Governor Vetoes ‘Disrespectful, Extreme’ Abortion Bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have tripled the state’s mandatory waiting period before an abortion to 72 hours, even in cases of rape and incest. House Bill 1307 would have required women to wait three days after an initial consultation before being able to have the procedure. The … Continue reading

Congress Is Actually Advancing Legislation That Would Expand Abortion Access

In a small but important victory for reproductive rights Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the budget for foreign aid and State Department operations that allows for Peace Corps volunteers to get abortion coverage in cases of rape, incest, or life endangerment. A Senate committee approved a bill with the same language last week, so now the … Continue reading

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