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How, if You’re a Man, to Deal With the Fact That You’re Probably Trash How, if You’re a Man, to Deal With the Fact That You’re Probably Trash

The one thing I keep coming back to when thinking about Louis C.K. now isn’t the bizarre and abusive sexual habits revealed, in detail, last week by the New York Times—repeated forms of sexual misconduct that confirm the long-standing rumors about him and validate platforms such as Gawker, which first reported on this…

Watch: Gabrielle Union Gets Candid About Her Own Rape

Gabrielle Union was raped while working at a Payless shoe store 25 years ago. She bravely details her sexual assault in her new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine. Union has been vocal about her assault since the beginning of her acting career and has become a leading voice for women of color in conversations about…

The Culture of Male Silence: Men Treat Sexual Assault Like America Treats White Supremacy The Culture of Male Silence: Men Treat Sexual Assault Like America Treats White Supremacy

I am not a religious man by any measure, but there are universal truths to which I adhere. I believe that love is a byproduct of love. I believe that hate made love to an orange, had a petty-ass baby, and that’s how we got the grapefruit. I believe that cats were put on earth to kill things. And I believe the universe…

Judge Says ‘Overweight’ Teenage Sexual Assault Victim Was Probably ‘Flattered’ by the Attention From Her Assailant Judge Says ‘Overweight’ Teenage Sexual Assault Victim Was Probably ‘Flattered’ by the Attention From Her Assailant

If you have ever questioned why some women choose not to come forward when they have been sexually assaulted or harassed, here is an example that may help you understand it a little better. A judge in Quebec presiding over a sexual assault trial referred to the victim as being “overweight” and suggested that she may…

I Have Been Raped by Far Nicer Men Than You I Have Been Raped by Far Nicer Men Than You

One night when I was riding home to New York City’s Brooklyn borough on the C train, an older man started smiling, making kissy faces and, eventually, miming sexual acts at me. I pointedly tried to ignore him as my discomfort grew; there weren’t that many people on the train, and my stop was coming up. The nearest…

Sending Unsolicited Pictures of Your Penis Is a Form of Sexual Harassment. Please Stop Doing This Sending Unsolicited Pictures of Your Penis Is a Form of Sexual Harassment. Please Stop Doing This

The other day, I got a notification on Snapchat that a man I wasn’t sure I knew added me. It said that he had added me by my user name, and his user name looked somewhat familiar, so, thinking it was possible we were already connected via social media, I added him back.

On Rape Culture and Men’s Empathy On Rape Culture and Men’s Empathy

With days left of college, a close friend of mine was drugged at a party.

‘Stealthing’ One Step Closer to Being a Form of Sexual Assault in Calif. ‘Stealthing’ One Step Closer to Being a Form of Sexual Assault in Calif.

In May, California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) introduced a bill that would define “stealthing” as a form of sexual assault, and on Tuesday the state Senate Public Safety Committee advanced the bill while acknowledging that it was unclear whether or how such a law would be enforced.

Judge in Idaho High School Football Hanger Case Lashes Out, Says It Was Not ‘Rape’ or ‘Racial’ Judge in Idaho High School Football Hanger Case Lashes Out, Says It Was Not ‘Rape’ or ‘Racial’

The Idaho judge who sentenced a former high school football player to just 300 hours of community service after he “more than likely” raped a developmentally disabled African-American teammate has accused the press (and public) of misrepresenting what happened. The judge says the case is not about “rape” or “sex” and…

‘Police Rapists’: Protests Erupt in Paris After Police Charged in Rape of Black Man ‘Police Rapists’: Protests Erupt in Paris After Police Charged in Rape of Black Man

Editor’s note: Trigger warnings: rape, sexual violence, state violence, anti-blackness. Four police officers in a Paris suburb allegedly raped a 22-year-old black man, and protesters are seeking justice.

NYPD Captain Says Department Is More Focused on Rape by Strangers, Not Acquaintances NYPD Captain Says Department Is More Focused on Rape by Strangers, Not Acquaintances

A New York City police captain has blamed the lack of arrests in sexual assault reports on the fact that most of the reported cases were “acquaintance rape.”

Reclaiming My Body During the Month of My Rapist’s Birth Reclaiming My Body During the Month of My Rapist’s Birth

January is usually a time of celebration. It’s a time when people can revisit goals from the previous year, create new ones, craft vision boards and determine our course for the year, all while anticipating some unexpected hurdles along the way.

Unique Views Podcast, Episode 15: Nasty Woman Featuring Sexpert Michelle Hope Unique Views Podcast, Episode 15: Nasty Woman Featuring Sexpert Michelle Hope

I am not a bragger. That's not my thing. One of my awesome-est traits is how humble I am.

For Sexual Assault Victims, Donald Trump Is Triggering For Sexual Assault Victims, Donald Trump Is Triggering

"Grab her [p—sy]." —Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump

Detroit Lions DeAndre Levy Raises Money to Test Rape Kits Detroit Lions DeAndre Levy Raises Money to Test Rape Kits

Detroit Lions lineback DeAndre Levy has put his money where his heart is.

Let’s Be Real: Society Finds Black Women With Curvy Bodies ‘Inappropriate,’ Not Their Clothes Let’s Be Real: Society Finds Black Women With Curvy Bodies ‘Inappropriate,’ Not Their Clothes

Patrice Brown, also known as #TeacherBae, is a fourth-grade teacher in Atlanta. Because of her ability to have her students excel in the classroom, Brown has received the Educator of the Month award.

Resurfaced Dunham Tweet Sparks Outrage: ‘I Dreamed I Molested an African-American Rodent’ Resurfaced Dunham Tweet Sparks Outrage: ‘I Dreamed I Molested an African-American Rodent’

Lena Dunham has apparently been failing at the art of “shut the f—k up” for a very long time. Unfortunately for her, the tweets never forget.

Lena Dunham Apologizes to Odell Beckham Jr.: 'There's a Long, Violent History of White Women Lying on Black Men' Lena Dunham Apologizes to Odell Beckham Jr.: 'There's a Long, Violent History of White Women Lying on Black Men'

Lena Dunham has apologized for racially charged statements she made about New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. during an interview with Amy Schumer. In the apology, the Girls star acknowledges the “often violent history of the over-sexualization of black male bodies, as well as false accusations by white women…

An Open Letter to Nate Parker An Open Letter to Nate Parker

Nate, I’ve always liked you. With interest and enthusiasm, I’ve watched your career evolve, and have been eagerly anticipating the release of The Birth of a Nation—both enthralled with the clips I’ve seen and kicking myself for not making it to Sundance this year. This is a story that has long needed to be told, and…

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