Misogyny

Drug, confinement, sexual assault charges laid in Meadow Lake

Three men from Edmonton are facing drug and confinement charges in Meadow Lake, while two of the same men are also charged with sexual …

Crime

New law aims to reduce sexual violence on campuses

Students on every Manitoba college and university campus are being told the entire system has their backs when dealing with sexual violence and …

Canadian News

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Female genital mutilation and what we're really talking about beneath the weasel words 'genital cutting'

The recent news that a grand jury in Michigan has indicted three people, including two doctors, for female genital mutilation is a welcome development. As the first ever prosecutions of this crime in the United States, the case shines much needed light on an underground human rights abuse that has …

Man accused of rape selected for NFL team

An American football player was selected in Thursday night’s first round of the NFL Draft, just 24 hours after he was accused of rape.<p>Gareon Conley, …

NFL Draft

Gareon Conley Reportedly Still Cowboys Target Despite Rape Allegations

Allegations of rape against cornerback Gareon Conley have left his status for the 2017 NFL draft uncertain, but the Dallas Cowboys could be tempted to select him.<p>Per <i>USA Today</i>'s Tom Pelissero, the Cowboys called Conley on Wednesday after bringing him in for a pre-draft visit and they are a team in …

Dallas Cowboys

Ankit Tiwari rape case: Acquitted singer thanks Bollywood for support

“I feel relaxed” is the first thing that singer Ankit Tiwari says when asked about his acquittal in a rape case. Ankit, known for his song Sun Raha …

India

A Woman Shouldn't Be Forced to Share Parental Rights With Her Rapist

Maryland once again failed to pass legislation that would allow a woman to avoid a custody battle with a man who sexually assaulted her.<p>Should a rapist have the same parental rights over a child conceived as a result of a sexual assault as the other parent? Or should there be a court process to …

Rights & Freedoms

Senate moves to ban genital cutting in Michigan in wake of Detroit case

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>Millions of little girls and young women have been subjected to a painful rite of passage that involves cutting their genitals — …

Rights & Freedoms

Emmerdale producer hits back at Rhona and Pierce rape plot complaints: 'I totally stand by it'

Some viewers felt the scenes were unsuitable for pre-watershed.<p><i>Emmerdale</i> boss Iain MacLeod has addressed claims that Rhona Goskirk's rape scenes were …

TV

Airport security chief fired over sexual harassment allegations

Chicago's O’Hare International Airport security chief was fired Thursday over sexual harassment allegations, the city said.<p>Jeffrey Redding was canned …

Airports

Girl, 17, forced into vehicle, sexually assaulted in North York

Police are investigating after a suspect allegedly forced a 17-year-old girl into his car in North York and then sexually assaulted her.<p>Police say …

Crime

Stealthing is not a new trend, it's rape, experts say

Following the publication of a study into stealthing, there has been much public discussion of the horrendous sexual assault trend.<p>Stealthing is when …

Trends

Canada's Military Forcing Out 77 Members For Sexual Misconduct

OTTAWA – Military officials say they have moved this year to force out 77 service members found guilty of sexual misconduct.<br>Many of the cases are …

Society

'13 Reasons Why' Actress: How the Series Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault

Alisha Boe, who plays Jessica, talks with THR about the show's graphic rape scenes and why it was important to not shy away from telling stories of …

13 Reasons Why

Joe Biden Just Defined Rape For College Guys

What will it take for the message to finally sink in with college (and high school) students: <i>rape is a crime and sexual violence will not be tolerated</i>?<p>Universities have enacted policies filled with legal jargon which bans athletes from playing sports; college campuses have launched programs to …

Women's News

Pro-Rape Legislator Refuses to Resign

Boston Globe: “On Tuesday, New Hampshire state Rep. Robert Fisher (R) was unmasked as an architect of a men’s rights Web page where he is accused of …

Politics

Highgate Woman Held Without Bail on Charge of Sexual Assault with a Child

Highgate, Vt. - Police say a Highgate woman is being held without bail ahead of her arraignment Thursday on sexual assault charges.<p>Vermont State …

Crime

Joe Biden Teamed Up With 13 Reasons Why to Raise Awareness of Sexual Assault

“Guys, a woman who’s dead drunk cannot consent. You are raping her."<p>Joe Biden gave a powerful speech about sexual assault Wednesday, insisting that "both men <i>and</i> women have an obligation to help survivors in any way they can."<p>The event, put on by the former vice president's sexual assault awareness …

Feminism

United States jury indicts two doctors of Indian origin in female genital mutilation case

The duo, along with one of their wives who was also indicted, were accused of conspiring to perform the banned procedure on minor girls in Michigan.<p>A …

Financial Planning

Iran 'bans female football player' photographed without veil

A former member of Iran's women's football team claims she has been banned from the sport after being photographed with her hair uncovered …

Women's News

Video: Salma Hayek Translates Mexican Slang

Salma Hayek, who's starring in the new film <i>How to Be A Latin Lover</i>, has just done this cute explainer video for <i>Vanity Fair</i> translating various …

Mexico

Rift at University of Utah poses a new challenge for controversial health reformer Vivian Lee

Edward Ashwood had led ARUP Laboratories for about two years, he said, when Vivian Lee approached him in 2011 to propose a new approach for the …

University of Utah

Joe Biden Speaks Bluntly About Rape on College Campus

Former Vice President Joe Biden gave blunt admonishment to male college students Wednesday on how they can end sexual assault by respecting consent, and challenged them to fight the culture of silence and victim blaming.<p>"Guys, a woman who is dead drunk cannot consent — You are raping her!" he said. …

Feminism

Joe Biden Asks Students to 'Change the Culture' to Fight Sexual Assault

Former vice president Joe Biden on Wednesday called upon college students to fight against sexual assault, urging them to intervene if they witness …

Joe Biden

VPD issue warning after East Vancouver sexual assault

Vancouver police have issued a warning after a woman was sexually assaulted early Wednesday morning in East Vancouver.<p>Around 2 a.m., a 21-year-old …

Canadian News

RCMP investigate if beating on Facebook connected to woman’s murder

Canadian police said on Wednesday they are investigating whether a beating captured on video, reported to have been distributed through social networking site Facebook Inc, may be connected to a young woman’s murder.<p>The video is the latest example of Facebook being used to document violent crimes, …

Facebook

Ex-con nabbed, charged in Battery Park shooting injuring woman

A convicted killer has been charged in the Battery Park shooting that injured an innocent woman, police said Thursday.<p>Jason Wright, 37, was picked up …

New York City

Statscan to phase in changes to crime-reporting protocols in wake of Unfounded investigation

It may take years before data submitted to Statistics Canada on crimes that have been dismissed as unfounded can be considered truly reliable, even though the first batch of numbers is expected next summer, the federal agency warns.<p>Yvan Clermont, the director of the Canadian Centre for Justice …

Justice

Big Little Lies star says some reviews from male critics were 'misogynistic'

<i>Big Little Lies</i>, the HBO comedy-drama starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, and Alexander Skarsgård, has quickly become one of …

TV

Researcher: Nudity can disrupt the natural inhibition men have toward non-consensual sex

Research published in the <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior</i> offers some preliminary evidence that nudity influences date rape.<p>The Canadian psychologists who …

Psychology