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People Are Pissed About This Guy's Article About Bothering Women Wearing Headphones

"You don't."

Children Are At Serious Risk Of Sexual Assault And Rape In Refugee Camps

Unicef said there is a "constant threat" of sexual violence across seven camps in northern France.<p>Researchers spoke to 60 children aged between 11 and 17 living in those camps between January and April 2016. Most had fled from conflict in countries including Syria and Afghanistan, with many …

Teenage Victim Shares Poem About Alleged Hanger Rape At High School

"But what society doesn’t know is that a kicked in hanger can bruise and penetrate the heart."<p>The victim of an alleged sexual assault by three high school football teammates in Idaho penned a poem about the incident. The 18-year-old, who has a mental disability, wrote "the World is not used to …

Stanford Sexual Assailant's Father Says His Son Has Paid Heavily "For 20 Minutes Of Action"

Brock Turner was convicted for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus following a fraternity party in 2015.<p>The father of the former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus argued in a letter to the judge that his son …

Nice Guys Can Commit Domestic Violence Too

How the world responded to the allegations against Johnny Depp, and the message it sends to those who come forward with claims of domestic violence.<p>Heard told a court last week there was a history of domestic abuse in their relationship, including a "severe incident" in December 2015 when she …

Domestic Violence

No One Stopped To Help This Woman When Her Ex-Boyfriend Set Her On Fire

According to police, Sara Di Pietrantonio pleaded for help from passing motorists as her ex-partner attacked her. No one came to her aid.<p>"In 25 years in this job I have never seen such a heinous crime," police official Luigi Silipo told reporters Monday.<p>Officers said the university student's …

Japan's Oldest Elephant Has Died After A Lifetime Of Captivity

Hanako spent 67 of her 69 years alone in captivity at a Tokyo zoo.<p>However, an independent expert and zoo officials determined such a move would have bewildered the elderly animal, who knew only life in captivity.<p>An autopsy found she died from respiratory failure linked to ongoing pulmonary …

Elephants

This Is Why Everyone In Brazil Is Talking About Rape Culture

Women are sharing their support for a teenaged victim, who was gang-raped by thirty men, and showing how this fear is present in all of their lives.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on …

Here Are A Few Things White People Seem To Be Really Confused About

Here’s The Bloody Price Women Pay For Sexist Dress Codes

"Sexist, archaic requirements."<p>The grisly image was posted to Facebook by Nicola Gavins, who said the feet belong to a friend of hers. The photo shows a pair of sockettes soaked with blood as well as bloodstains in a pair of black heels.<p>"Their policy is still that female staff wear heels unless …

When Rape Is Broadcast Live On The Internet

Sexual assault, domestic abuse, and attempted murder are among the crimes recently captured on live video services. BuzzFeed News uncovered one apparent incident of a rape aired in real time and asked what it means for the companies that host this content.

11 Facts About Gender Inequality In India That Will Truly Shock You

Up to 8 million female foetuses may have been aborted in India over the previous decade.

A Dog Was Found Abandoned With Its Muzzle Duct-Taped Shut

Authorities are offering a cash reward for anyone with information about the pup.<p>The dog had been abandoned with duct tape wrapped around its muzzle. It was picked up by a local animal shelter.<p>Roy Gross, the chief of the county's SPCA, said that investigators are determined to find the people …

Here Are The Women Who Have Accused James Deen Of Sexual Abuse And Assault

Allegations against the porn actor date back to at least 2006.<p>After porn actor James Deen was accused of rape by his ex-girlfriend Stoya on Nov. 28, other women have come forward with allegations that Deen sexually assaulted and abused them.<p>Deen, 29, responded to Stoya's allegations on Twitter, …

Crime

Three Counter-Protesters Stabbed At KKK Rally In California

Violence erupted when Klansmen clashed with counter-protesters at a KKK rally in Anaheim on Saturday. WARNING: Graphic images.<p>The Anaheim Police Department on Friday said it was aware of a KKK "walking protest" where members typically pass out literature and hold signs with messages, "which while …

People Have Set Up A Memorial For A Bus-Stop Cat Who Was Viciously Killed

"Thank you for lifting my spirits every time I stopped my bus, you always made me smile."<p>His daughter, Karen Wells, told <i>The Telegraph</i> the extent of Missy's injuries.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>BuzzFeed has reached out to Hampshire police for comment.

When A Celebrity Photographer Turns His Lens To Homeless People

Martin Schoeller has photographed pretty much every famous face around, from President Obama to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Now he turns his lens to people we pass every day.<p><b>Over the past 10 months, Martin Schoeller has photographed and interviewed more than 180 homeless people in Los Angeles</b> …

Four High School Wrestlers Charged With Raping Two Teammates

The Oklahoma high school students were charged Monday with raping two boys — aged 12 and 16 — during an apparent hazing incident after a wrestling tournament in January.<p>Prosecutors in Oklahoma on Monday charged four high school wrestlers with raping two teammates on a bus following a tournament in …

Everyone Needs To Be Talking About Kesha

*Crosses fingers*<p>February 19 can't come soon enough!

New Genetically Engineered Monkeys Show “Autism-Like” Behaviors

The mutant animals are anxious, have abnormal social interactions, and run in circles.<p>Chinese scientists have inserted a gene in monkeys that causes an extremely rare autism syndrome in people.<p>The mutant monkeys show unusual features in their first few years of life, including anxiety, abnormal …

Girls Are Being Slut-Shamed On "Gossip Girl"-Inspired Instagram Pages

In one city, the trend of sharing people's pictures alongside details of their alleged sexual activity got so bad that police were forced to intervene.<p>The show ran from 2007 to 2012 and followed the lives of an affluent young group of friends in New York City. The anonymous blogger of the title …

62 People Now Own As Much Wealth As Half Of The World's Population

New research by the charity Oxfam shows the world has grown $67 trillion richer in just 15 years – but that wealth is becoming increasingly concentrated.

Hawaii Governor Declares State Of Emergency Amid Dengue Fever Outbreak

Hawaii Gov. David Ige declared a state of emergency to fight the dengue fever outbreak in Hawaii's Big Island, where there have been more than 250 cases.<p>Hawaii Gov. David Ige declared a state of emergency on Feb. 12 to fight mosquito-borne diseases, including dengue fever, which has infected more …

Undocumented Immigrants Detained Across U.S. For Mass Deportation

The raids focused on undocumented Central Americans living illegally in Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina, federal officials said.<p>Some 121 undocumented immigrants and their children are being deported after being caught in a series of raids in multiple states over the weekend, U.S. officials said …

The Purple-Dyed Kitten That Was Allegedly Used As A Chew Toy Has Found A Home

"Smurf" has found a new home with a veterinarian who treated him.<p>He was taken to the San Jose Animal Care Center, which gave him to the Nine Lives Foundation for care. The rescue group named him Smurf because of his blue-purple color.<p>"I've seen a lot of animals used as bait for other animals; it …

The 12 Most Outrageous Science Scandals Of 2015

...in chronological order.<p>For seven years, people have been protesting against the construction of the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, one of indigenous Hawaiians' most sacred sites. But the controversy exploded this April, when dozens of protesters were arrested.<p>The protests …

The "Gender Tax" Study Shows Women Are Charged More For Being Women

The "gender tax" begins when the pink bike helmet costs more than the blue one, and keeps going well into adulthood, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs said.<p>Not only do women get paid less than men, but it turns out they also get charged more for everyday goods.<p>A recent report from …

The Year The Murder Of Women Reached A Tipping Point

Jasmine Wright in the U.S., Chiara Páez in Argentina, Ozgecan Aslan in Turkey – will the gender-based killings in 2015 lead to any change in years to come?<p>"One day someone is going to hug you so tight that all of your broken pieces stick back together," James Harris wrote on Jasmine Wright's …

Two Young Children, Ages 3 And 6, Found Dead Inside Storage Unit

Autopsies for Delylah Tara and Shaun Tara were scheduled for Wednesday in Northern California as a woman and her teenage companion remain in custody on separate child abuse charges.<p>A 39-year-old woman and her teenage companion are in custody after the bodies of two young children reportedly under …

These Are The Most Powerful Photographs Of The Syrian Refugee Crisis In 2015

With the Syrian conflict showing no sign of ending, we look back on the risky journeys men and women fleeing the country have taken this year.<p><b>This year more than 4 million people have fled Syria, and at least 7.6 million more are displaced within the country. The refugee crisis is said to be the</b> …