Tag Archives: sexual violence

Study suggests police systematically undercount rape reports

Tweet Corey Rayburn Yung, an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, has published a startling study in the Iowa Law Review. Based on his investigations of Baltimore, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and St. Louis law enforcement and victim narratives from across the country, Yung believes that police officers are undercounting rape reports [...]
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SCOTUS recognizes expansive definition of domestic violence

TweetIt’s been a rough year at the Supreme Court for feminists. The Justices curtailed voting rights; Baby Veronica was separated from her father; the Hobby Lobby contraceptive mandate arguments on Tuesday didn’t seem to go our way. But a distinctly feminist decision on domestic violence (DV) law, written by Justice Sotomayor and issued on Wednesday, [...]
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Great new anti-rape campaign launched in Scotland doesn’t treat sexual violence as inevitable

Tweet The Scottish police department and advocacy groups have launched a new anti-rape public awareness campaign that–hallelujah!–is not targeted at potential victims.  Tweet
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Punishing survivors won’t stop sexual violence

Tweet Earlier this week, the Daily News reported that a Cowlitz County, Washington survivor of an alleged kidnapping and sexual assault, perpetrated by her ex-boyfriend and an accomplice, was jailed when she refused to cooperate with the prosecutors on the case. The story didn’t rise to the forefront of feminist news until feminist writer Amanda Marcotte [...]
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Rapists seem to think Title IX protects their “right” not to be accused of sexual assault

TweetOh, this is just perfect. In recent years, we’ve seen activists and rape survivors across the country push their colleges to more effectively address campus sexual assault. From Dartmouth to Amherst to Yale, they’ve spoken out about how their schools’ administrations have failed them. And they’ve filed lawsuits to hold them accountable. The Know Your Title IX campaign, [...]
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