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Check out this compelling short of a documentary about the prevalence of sexual assault committed against indigenous women, as well as the failure of the law enforcement system to convict their attackers. (Trigger warning.)

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Read Monica Lewinsky On Consent, Trauma And #MeToo

In the wake of the 20th anniversary of the Starr investigation that publicly exposed Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky’s relationship, Monica Lewinsky has written a powerful and compelling essay for Vanity Fair on her relationship with former President Bill Clinton, discussing hauntingly its skewered power dynamics, and the trauma and isolation she experienced subsequently.

The growth of #MeToo as a powerful movement collecting women’s voices on all manners of trauma — from rape to sexual assault to the sorts of sexual traumas we are unwilling or unable to classify into legal categories — exists in sharp contrast to the media treatment of Lewinsky just twenty years ago. Lewinsky’s role in what was deemed a ‘scandal’ of Presidential proportions ...

In the wake of the 20th anniversary of the Starr investigation that publicly exposed Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky’s relationship, Monica Lewinsky has written a powerful and compelling essay for Vanity Fair on ...

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Chart of the Day: Does Your State Allow Police to Have Sex With People They Arrest?

In 35 states, it’s legal for cops to detain and have sex with someone in their custody. Is your state one of them?

Yesterday, Buzzfeed News published an investigative piece about Anna Chambers, a New York teenager pressing rape charges against Eddie Martins and Richard Hall, two members of the New York Police Department. Last fall, Anna was picked up by the two cops who told her two male friends to leave, handcuffed her, and led her into their van. According to Anna’s lawyer, the policemen ordered her to undress — and when they didn’t find drugs, they raped her.

It’s a stunning story of ...

In 35 states, it’s legal for cops to detain and have sex with someone in their custody. Is your state one of them?

Yesterday, Buzzfeed News published ...