It’s time for the justice system to hold rapists accountable—and do better by survivors.
I believed that if someone tried to rape me, there would be nothing I could do. When I took a self-defense class, I found out I was wrong.
Like cheeseburgers, shopping malls and apple pie, violence against women in the U.S. is a cultural staple.
R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago under a 13-count indictment on Thursday on new charges including child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice. Today, prosecutors in Brooklyn also charged the performer with a five count indictment accusing him of leading an organization that engaged in the kidnapping, exploitation and trafficking of women […]
Words of anger, resistance, inspiration and strength—written, painted and stitched onto red fabric—blanketed the National Mall this past weekend at the Monument Quilt’s Washington, D.C. display.
News of Weinstein’s probable escape from justice propels me back to my own assault—to my hours on the witness stand, to the moment 12 people told me with their verdict we don’t believe you.
Kamala Harris’ new plan to combat the gender wage gap is a beacon for change in a society that blames women.
I did not believe that I had suffered an assault. I thought I had been privy to my very own “Lolita” story.
Harvey Weinstein’s story represents a case study—one that showcases why we must establish a wider culture that takes sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse seriously.
You dissociate. You give your body over to your survival instinct and you tuck every other part of your being into a place that can’t be touched. This happens no matter who you are, whom you know, how much money you have—but when it’s over, poor women find ourselves not only less able to retaliate, but also less able to recover.