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videothe ‘is it my fault?’ exhibition at the centre communautaire maritime in the molenbeek district of brussels aims to promote awareness about sexual violence. share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-42668362/rape-survivors-clothing-on-displayread more about sharingclose share panel






sex assault victims billed for rape kits will be reimbursed


new york — dozens of sexual assault survivors were improperly billed for their rape exams by a new york city hospital, the state's attorney general said tuesday.attorney general eric schneiderman said that under an agreement with his office, the brooklyn hospital center will reimburse patients who paid out of pocket for a rape kit and will inform rape survivors going forward that under a 2005 new york state law the rape kits can be billed to the state's office of victim services.schneiderman said he has also sent letters to 10 other hospitals throughout the state seeking information on how they bill sexual assault survivors and hopes the agreement with brooklyn hospital will serve as a model."these kits are used on what is undoubtedly one of the worst days of a survivor's life," schneiderm






what were you wearing? rape victims' clothes exhibited


videothe powerful ‘is it my fault?’ exhibition in brussels aims to show clothing doesn't cause rape.share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-42668362/what-were-you-wearing-rape-victims-clothes-exhibitedread more about sharingclose share panel






all feminists want to be raped, says red pill reddit thread boss. is he new hamp


a gop lawmaker swears he's not the notorious internet misogynist who said this... gop rep robert fisher denies still being involved with the red pill, but the results of an investigation published today by the daily beast suggests he may still be posting hateful misogynistic comments under a new sockpuppet alias. “every woman i know has a rape or attempted rape story… but on the other side i don’t know a single man who is interested in raping women,” he once wrote. trigger warning for sexual assault survivors, there's a lot of discussion of rape in this story. in december 2016, redpillschool conducted an exhaustivethree-part “thought experiment” called “all women lie about rape.” he claimed the title was facetious, and pointed out that rape was a real crime, explaining the purpose of the s






sophie turner hopes 'game of thrones' rape controversy leads to real-world solut


sophie turner, whose character's rape on 'game of thrones' stirred fan anger, traveled to rwanda in march to witness progress made by war survivors.        






it’s rape if a woman is drunk


former vice president joe biden went off-script to deliver an impassioned speech to students at a virginia college on wednesday, forcefully reminding them that drunk people cannot consent to sex. biden, a long-time advocate for sexual assault and rape survivors, appeared at george mason university in fairfax, virginia, as part of an event that raised awareness…






marchers against sexual assault walk past u fraternity houses


more than 200 people joined an hourlong march against sexual assault saturday afternoon along university avenue in dinkytown.the march was organized by the local branch of break the silence, an organization aimed at sharing the stories of sexual assault survivors and denouncing rape, following recent reports of sexual assault at the university of minnesota.“frat culture perpetuates rape culture,” one sign read. “i stand with survivors,” another said.the group’s facebook page cited reports earlier this week from a man who said he was raped by a member of alpha epsilon pi while pledging for the fraternity in january. police are investigating the alleged rape.the march also followed the high-profile suspensions of 10 gophers football players allegedly involved in the sexual assault of a femal






reported sex offences against males in england and wales up 200%


image copyrightpress association image caption 12,130 sexual offences against males were reported in 2016-17 reports of sexual offences against men and boys have risen by more than 200% in the past decade, figures show.between 2006-07 and 2016-17, the number of offences reported, including rape, increased from 3,819 to 12,130, said the office for national statistics.andy connolly, from survivors uk, said victims were beginning to feel they would be believed but there was still a "massive wall of silence".a 2015 survey estimated about 96% of offences against males go unreported.mr connolly, chief executive of male rape and sexual abuse charity survivors uk, said: "we do know of men who come forward and they just meet comments like 'men can't get raped, they can't be sexually abused' and are






victim, attacker share candid story of rape and reconciliation in "south of forg


for many survivors of sexual violence, the thought of seeing their attacker again can be very distressing. but authors thordis elva and tom stranger are sharing their story – in a candid, emotional and sometimes angry conversation – of how facing their past help lead to forgiveness.first addressed in a ted talk last year called "our story of rape and reconciliation," this month they're releasing their book, "south of forgiveness," which chronicles their troubled history. "what i did that night was – it was a hugely self-absorbed and hurtful act. it was nothing other than rape," stranger told cbs news correspondent charlie d'agata. watch the full report today around 8:30 a.m. et on "cbs this morning." 






sexual violence used as weapon of war in car: hrw | news


armed fighters in the central african republic (car) have used sexual violence to "terrorise women and children" as a tactic of war during the nearly five-year conflict, human rights watch (hrw) has claimed.fighters beat women, burned them and left them with broken bones, smashed teeth and head wounds, the new york-based rights group said in a report on thursday, citing testimony.survivors said they were raped by up to 10 or more men during a single incident. according to the report, there have been 305 cases of rape and sexual slavery against 296 women and girls by members of armed groups between early 2013 and mid-2017.members of the mainly muslim seleka and christian anti-balaka forces - the two main parties involved in the conflict - have used sexual violence as revenge for perceived s






rape culture will not change until silent bystanders start speaking up


to the editor: right now we are outraged about sexual harassment, so we must get this right as we’ve been here far too many times. we must seize the moment and move to action. (“it shouldn't take an impending exposé to topple the matt lauers of corporate america,” editorial, nov. 29)sexual harassment is a form of sexual violence, and it fits in the larger framework of rape culture, which describes a setting where rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality. this setting is reinforced by norms that allow exploitation and the imbalance of power to persist so the powerful can continue to prey on the vulnerable.we must make perpetrators accountable for their actions, and bystanders are crucial to making this happen. bystanders have key roles in the per






rape costs survivors stress, trust, sleep and about $122,000


“if you’re trying to design a traumatic experience that would really stick with a person, it’s hard to think of a worse one than sexual viol...       






marchers against sexual assault walk past u fraternity houses


more than 200 people joined an hourlong march against sexual assault saturday afternoon along university avenue in dinkytown.the march was organized by the local branch of break the silence, an organization aimed at sharing the stories of sexual assault survivors and denouncing rape, following recent reports of sexual assault at the university of minnesota.“frat culture perpetuates rape culture,” one sign read. “i stand with survivors,” another said.the group’s facebook page cited reports earlier this week from a man who said he was raped by a member of alpha epsilon pi while pledging for the fraternity in january. police are investigating the alleged rape.the march also followed the high-profile suspensions of 10 gophers football players allegedly involved in the sexual assault of a femal






sexual violence used as weapon of war in car: hrw | central african republic new


armed forces in the central african republic (car) have used sexual violence to "terrorise women and children" as a tactic of war during the nearly five-year conflict, human rights watch (hrw) has claimed.fighters beat women, burned them and left them with broken bones, smashed teeth and head wounds, the new york-based rights group said in a report on thursday, citing testimony.survivors said they were raped by up to 10 or more men during a single incident. according to the report, there have been 305 cases of rape and sexual slavery against 296 women and girls by members of armed groups between early 2013 and mid-2017.members of the mainly muslim seleka and christian anti-balaka forces - the two main parties involved in the conflict - have used sexual violence as revenge for perceived sup






advocate for rape victim bill distances herself from franken


when sexual harassment allegations surfaced last week against u.s. sen. al franken, abby honold was shaken.franken, who had written a bill with honold to help rape victims like herself, was now himself the focus of misconduct allegations. honold decided she needed a different sponsor, fearing that legislation with franken’s name attached could be doomed.“i was not willing to sacrifice the future of the bill and have it associated in any way with someone accused of something like that,” honold said.but when honold’s decision made national headlines, and she wrote an editorial in the washington post to explain her actions, some franken supporters turned on her, accusing her of overreacting and throwing a supportive politician under the bus.even after new allegations have come out against fra






myanmar forces committed 'widespread rape' of rohingya | news


myanmar's security forces committed "widespread rape" against rohingya women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing in the country's rakhine state, human rights watch (hrw) has said in a report.a 15-year-old rohingya girl told hrw that soldiers stripped her naked and dragged her from her home to a nearby tree where about 10 men raped her.{articleguid}"they left me where i was. when my brother and sister came to get me, i was lying there on the ground, they thought i was dead," said the girl from hathi para village in maungdaw district.she was one of the 52 female refugees that the new york-based rights body interviewed for the report that was published on thursday.myanmar's army had earlier released a report denying all allegations of rape and killings by security forces which






advocate for bill to help rape victims faces new ordeal after distancing self fr


when sexual harassment allegations surfaced last week against u.s. sen. al franken, abby honold was shaken.franken, who had written a bill with honold to help rape victims like herself, was now himself the focus of misconduct allegations. honold decided she needed a different sponsor, fearing that legislation with franken’s name attached could be doomed.“i was not willing to sacrifice the future of the bill and have it associated in any way with someone accused of something like that,” honold said.but when honold’s decision made national headlines, and she wrote an editorial in the washington post to explain her actions, some franken supporters turned on her, accusing her of overreacting and throwing a supportive politician under the bus.even after new allegations have come out against fra






advocate for bill to help rape victims faces new ordeal after distancing self fr


when sexual harassment allegations surfaced last week against u.s. sen. al franken, abby honold was shaken.franken, who had written a bill with honold to help rape victims like herself, was now himself the focus of misconduct allegations. honold decided she needed a different sponsor, fearing that legislation with franken’s name attached could be doomed.“i was not willing to sacrifice the future of the bill and have it associated in any way with someone accused of something like that,” honold said.but when honold’s decision made national headlines, and she wrote an editorial in the washington post to explain her actions, some franken supporters turned on her, accusing her of overreacting and throwing a supportive politician under the bus.even after new allegations have come out against fra






despite backlog of rape kits, california lawmakers aren't requiring they be test


after a man held a knife to her throat, forced her into her car and repeatedly raped her, helena lazaro underwent a painful and humiliating medical forensic examination. the 17 year old wanted her attacker caught.she never imagined the evidence collected in what is known as a rape kit would sit untouched for years by the los angeles county sheriff’s department. and by the time she discovered the identity of her attacker, prosecutors couldn’t charge him with the rape because the statute of limitations had expired in california.“i think about that 17-year-old girl, the 25-year-old girl, the 30-year-old woman – all the versions of myself who have suffered,” lazaro says. “that suffering could have ended much sooner.victims’ rights groups estimate that hundreds of thousands of rape kits remain






women of the world event drops rape victim and her attacker


the women of the world (wow) festival has removed an event featuring a rape victim confronting her attacker. south of forgiveness was due to take place on saturday 11 march at london's southbank centre.but the event has now been moved to a later date, after complaints from women's rights campaigners.a petition against it, raising concerns about how the event would impact other survivors, reached more than 2,000 signatures.image caption thordis has already confronted tom on stage in a ted talkthordis elva was due to appear on stage with tom stranger, the man who raped her at the age of 16.more related storiesrevealing my abortion on stagewomen display clothes they were groped inthe zimbabwean rapping for human rightsthe icelandic writer contacted him many years after the attack, which happe






champion for rape reform faces new ordeal after distancing herself from franken


when sexual harrassment allegations surfaced last week against u.s. sen. al franken, abby honold was shaken to learn that her political champion was suddenly a pariah.franken had written a bill with honold to help rape victims like herself, and was now facing misconduct allegations. honold decided she needed a different sponsor, fearing that legislation with franken’s name attached was doomed.“i was not willing to sacrifice the future of the bill and have it associated in any way with someone accused of something like that,” honold said.but when honold’s decision made national headlines, some franken supporters turned on her, accused her of overreacting and throwing a supportive politician under the bus. after honold wrote an editorial in the washington post to explain her actions, all of






broadchurch creator 'emotional' about finale


image copyrightitvimage caption olivia colman and david tennant have starred in all three broadchurch series the writer and creator of television drama broadchurch has said he feels "emotional" about the third and final series coming to an end.the last episode of the itv show, which stars david tennant and olivia colman, will air on monday evening.chris chibnall told bbc radio 4's today programme: "it's a strange feeling actually, it's quite emotional."it's been an extraordinary journey with the show and [its success] has taken us all by surprise."did the critics like broadchurch?confirming the drama will not return for any future series, he said: "that is it and there will be no more after this one, absolutely."the storyline of the final series has centred around the rape of trish winterm






broadchurch creator 'emotional' about finale


image copyrightitvimage caption olivia colman and david tennant have starred in all three broadchurch series the writer and creator of television drama broadchurch has said he feels "emotional" about the third and final series coming to an end.the last episode of the itv show, which stars david tennant and olivia colman, will air on monday evening.chris chibnall told bbc radio 4's today programme: "it's a strange feeling actually, it's quite emotional."it's been an extraordinary journey with the show and [its success] has taken us all by surprise."did the critics like broadchurch?confirming the drama will not return for any future series, he said: "that is it and there will be no more after this one, absolutely."the storyline of the final series has centred around the rape of trish winterm






india's power girls | india


afreen khan is a 17-year-old girl who is part of a new generation of indian women fighting rape and sexual harassment.a rape victim herself, she has made it her life's mission to educate, empower and protect other women who experienced sexual assault.along with other young rape survivors, khan has formed a vigilante group called the red brigade. together, they march along the streets in their red and black uniform, drag young men out of their homes and publicly humiliate them for harassing women.the red brigade teaches self-defence to the girls of their community and organises protests and petitions."whenever there is a case of sexual abuse we take charge. we go, meet the victims and help them overcome the trauma. we handle the case, and if she happens to be a teenager we often help with h






broadchurch creator 'emotional' ahead of finale


image copyrightitvimage caption olivia colman and david tennant have starred in all three broadchurch series the writer and creator of television drama broadchurch has said he feels "emotional" about the third and final series coming to an end.the last episode of the itv show, which stars david tennant and olivia colman, will air on monday evening.chris chibnall told bbc radio 4's today programme: "it's a strange feeling actually, it's quite emotional."it's been an extraordinary journey with the show and [its success] has taken us all by surprise."did the critics like broadchurch?confirming the drama will not return for any future series, he said: "that is it and there will be no more after this one, absolutely."the storyline of the final series has centred around the rape of trish winterm






broadchurch creator 'emotional' ahead of finale


image copyrightitvimage caption olivia colman and david tennant have starred in all three broadchurch series the writer and creator of television drama broadchurch has said he feels "emotional" about the third and final series coming to an end.the last episode of the itv show, which stars david tennant and olivia colman, will air on monday evening.chris chibnall told bbc radio 4's today programme: "it's a strange feeling actually, it's quite emotional."it's been an extraordinary journey with the show and [its success] has taken us all by surprise."did the critics like broadchurch?confirming the drama will not return for any future series, he said: "that is it and there will be no more after this one, absolutely."the storyline of the final series has centred around the rape of trish winterm






broadchurch creator 'emotional' ahead of finale


image copyrightitvimage caption olivia colman and david tennant have starred in all three broadchurch series the writer and creator of television drama broadchurch has said he feels "emotional" about the third and final series coming to an end.the last episode of the itv show, which stars david tennant and olivia colman, will air on monday evening.chris chibnall told bbc radio 4's today programme: "it's a strange feeling actually, it's quite emotional."it's been an extraordinary journey with the show and [its success] has taken us all by surprise."did the critics like broadchurch?confirming the drama will not return for any future series, he said: "that is it and there will be no more after this one, absolutely."the storyline of the final series has centred around the rape of trish winterm






broadchurch creator 'emotional' ahead of finale


image copyrightitvimage caption olivia colman and david tennant have starred in all three broadchurch series the writer and creator of television drama broadchurch has said he feels "emotional" about the third and final series coming to an end.the last episode of the itv show, which stars david tennant and olivia colman, will air on monday evening.chris chibnall told bbc radio 4's today programme: "it's a strange feeling actually, it's quite emotional."it's been an extraordinary journey with the show and [its success] has taken us all by surprise."did the critics like broadchurch?confirming the drama will not return for any future series, he said: "that is it and there will be no more after this one, absolutely."the storyline of the final series has centred around the rape of trish winterm






calling george will a 'rape apologist' is bad for rape survivors


fresh off an orchestrated hit campaign against fox news stars including bill o’reilly, lefty attack organization ultraviolet has begun banging the drum against george will in response to news nbc and msnbc have hired the pulitzer-prize-winning columnist as a contributor.a monday press release from the organization dredges up a 2014 washington post column will penned that disputes statistics claiming one in five college women are victims of sexual assault. in the ensuing fracas, scripps college disinvited will from a campus speaking engagement and the saint louis post-dispatch discontinued his column. the washington post, however, stuck by will, calling his column “within the realm of legitimate debate.”we’ll get to the column itself in a minute, but first i want to reprint in full the stat






devos reviews obama-era campus rape policy


education secretary betsy devos has refrained from saying whether her department will continue or reject the obama administration's controversial approach to cracking down on campus sexual violence. now, as she mulls that question, she is set to meet thursday with advocates on all sides of the issue — college administrators, rape survivors and students accused of assault.assault victims and their allies worry that the meetings are pro forma, a mere exercise in advance of an announcement that the trump administration plans to reverse course on federal guidance that played a key role in forcing colleges to do more to protect survivors of sexual violence. advocates for the accused, meanwhile, see an opening to do away with an approach that they argue has led colleges to conduct biased investi






trumpcare could make sexual assault a pre-existing condition again — depending o


despite the gop’s best efforts to ensure pre-existing conditions are covered under their health plan, an amendment has yet to manifest. but in their new bill, sexual assault will be considered an illness. prior to the passage of obamacare, survivors of sexual assault who sought medical attention for injuries sustained during the assault could be denied coverage later on because rape was considered a pre-existing condition. the national women’s law center launched a campaign at the time “being a woman is not a pre-existing condition,” as gina scaramella from the boston area rape crisis center recalled. under the new macarthur-meadows amendment in trumpcare, states would be allowed to waive the ban on denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. it also allows states to waive preventative h






victim, attacker share candid story of rape and reconciliation in "south of forg


for many survivors of sexual violence, the thought of seeing their attacker again can be very distressing. but authors thordis elva and tom stranger are sharing their story – in a candid, emotional and sometimes angry conversation – of how facing their past help lead to forgiveness.first addressed in a ted talk last year called "our story of rape and reconciliation," this month they're releasing their book, "south of forgiveness," which chronicles their troubled history. tom stranger (left) and thordis elva   cbs news "what i did that night was – it was a hugely self-absorbed and hurtful act. it was nothing other than rape," stranger told cbs news correspondent charlie d'agata. while stranger may have lived in self-denial for years, he came to that realization when finally confronted by hi






3 men convicted in swedish rape livestreamed on facebook


copenhagen, denmark — a swedish court has sentenced three men for participating in a gang rape that was streamed live on a closed facebook group.the uppsala district court said one of the men was given a sentence of 27 months for rape and assistance to rape. the others were given respectively one year — which was halved because he was a minor at the time of the crime — and six months.judge nils palbrandt said tuesday the woman who was under influence of narcotics was not able to give her consent to the sexual act, as was claimed by the men.the teenager and two men in their 20s were arrested in january in uppsala, north of stockholm, after police received tips about the streaming and the rape.






trumpcare could make sexual assault a pre-existing condition again — depending o


despite the gop’s best efforts to ensure pre-existing conditions are covered under their health plan, an amendment has yet to manifest. but in their new bill, sexual assault will be considered an illness. prior to the passage of obamacare, survivors of sexual assault who sought medical injuries for injuries sustained during the assault could be denied coverage later on because rape was considered a pre-existing condition. the national women’s law center launched a campaign at the time “being a woman is not a pre-existing condition,” as gina scaramella from the boston area rape crisis center recalled. under the new macarthur-meadows amendment in trumpcare, states would be allowed to waive the ban on denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. it also allows states to waive preventative he






marchers against sexual assault walk past u fraternity houses


more than 100 people joined a march against sexual assault saturday afternoon along university avenue in dinkytown.the march was organized by the local branch of break the silence, an organization aimed at sharing the stories of sexual assault survivors and denouncing rape, following recent reports of sexual assault at the university of minnesota.the group’s facebook page cited reports earlier this week from a man who said he was raped by a member of alpha epsilon pi while pledging for the fraternity in january. police are investigating the alleged rape.the march also follows the high-profile suspensions of 10 gophers football players allegedly involved in the sexual assault of a female student last year.on thursday, university president eric kaler said he is mandating training for faculty






devos looks to "hear from all sides" on campus sexual assault


in a press conference addressing sexual assault on college campuses, secretary of education betsy devos affirmed her "ongoing commitment to hear from all sides" on thursday. "no student should feel like there isn't a way to seek justice and no student should feel the scales are tipped against him or her," she said referencing both the plight of rape survivors and the worries of those accused of sexual assault. "we need to protect all students and we need to do it quickly," she added.devos went on to explain that the goal of the department of education is "to stop and reduce dramatically sexual harassment and assault while respecting due process and the rule of law." earlier on thursday, in what she described as an "emotionally draining day," devos hosted three roundtable-style listening se






army's rape of rohingya women sweeping, methodical: ap | myanmar news


the rape of rohingya women by myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical, the associated press news agency found in interviews with 29 women and girls who fled to neighbouring bangladesh.the sexual assault survivors from several refugee camps were interviewed separately and extensively.the women gave ap their names, but agreed to be publicly identified only by their first initial, citing fears they or their families would be killed by myanmar'smilitary.{articleguid}they ranged in age from 13 years old to 35, came from a wide swath of villages in myanmar's rakhine state and described assaults between october 2016 and mid-september.yet there was a sickening sameness to their stories, with distinct patterns in their accounts, their assailants' uniforms and the details of the r






army's rape of rohingya women sweeping, methodical: ap | news


the rape of rohingya women by myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical, the associated press news agency found in interviews with 29 women and girls who fled to neighbouring bangladesh.the sexual assault survivors from several refugee camps were interviewed separately and extensively.the women gave ap their names, but agreed to be publicly identified only by their first initial, citing fears they or their families would be killed by myanmar's military.{articleguid}they ranged in age from 13 years old to 35, came from a wide swath of villages in myanmar's rakhine state and described assaults between october 2016 and mid-september.yet there was a sickening sameness to their stories, with distinct patterns in their accounts, their assailants' uniforms and the details of the






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rape survivor defends judge 'drunk' comments


a rape survivor whose attack led to a judge saying drunk women were putting themselves in danger has defended the comments, saying the judge was "right". speaking exclusively to the victoria derbyshire programme, 19 year old megan clark, who has waived her right to anonymity, said that she took the comments in a "positive way" but that her experiences of going through the court system mean she wouldn't report a rape again.judge accused of 'victim-blaming' over rape commentsrape victims to get pre-trial recorded interview option






prosecutors decline to charge rapper nelly with rape


seattle — the rapper nelly will not face rape charges because the accuser is not cooperating, prosecutors in washington state said.the woman said nelly raped her on his tour bus in october in a seattle suburb. auburn police arrested nelly, whose real name is cornell iral haynes jr., in his bus at a walmart and he was booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree rape, then released.shortly afterward, the woman said she wanted to stop the investigation.king county prosecutors said in a statement thursday that they have reviewed the investigation, but without the woman's help, they can't "proceed or fully assess the merits of the case."nelly's attorney, scott rosenblum, said in a statement to the associated press that the performer had been the victim of a "deceitful allegation devoid of cr






devos decries 'failed system' on campus sexual assault


by susan svrluga and emma brown | washington posteducation secretary betsy devos spoke of the need to replace the “failed system” of campus sexual assault enforcement thursday, to ensure that such procedures are fair to all students.devos spoke to about 100 invited guests at george mason university, where protesters had gathered outside, worried that she would announce changes to the way sexual violence cases are handled on campuses across the country.“one rape is one too many,” devos said. “one assault is one too many . . .“one person denied due process is one too many.”she said the department would go through a formal process seeking public input in order to replace the current system with a more effective and just system.devos, one of the most visible and controversial members of presid






s sudan: gang-rape victim testifies against 12 soldiers | south sudan news


the only foreigner to come forward and give evidence in a high-profile south sudan trial where army troops are accused of gang rape and murder in a hotel rampage a year ago is urging other survivors to speak up.the trial is a key test of accountability in a civil war-torn country where few accused of atrocities ever face justice. twelve south sudanese soldiers are accused of gang-raping five foreigners, killing a local journalist while forcing survivors to watch, and looting the terrain hotel compound in the capital, juba."men have an equal or greater responsibility to come forward," the italian woman told the associated press after testifying last week. "men don't face the same risk of sexual violence and they can stand up against these crimes." she spoke on condition of anonymity for fea






gunshot survivors bare all for photographer


new york photographer kathy shorr has catalogued the stories and injuries of 101 gunshot survivors across the us. almost all of her images were captured at the original scene of the shootings and shorr is adamant that her heroic subjects are survivors, not victims.photography: kathy shorrvideo: charlie northcott






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these awful comments about rape and sexual assault were actually said out loud


here are a few quotes from people who got rape very wrong.        






calls to rape crisis centers are increasing


by michael alison chandler | washington postcalls to rape crisis centers are surging around the country amid an unprecedented public outpouring of survivors’ stories about sexual misconduct.managers of crisis hotlines say the barrage of news implicating men in some of the most powerful positions in hollywood, politics and the media is compelling women from all walks of life to speak out about their own traumatic experiences with sexual assault, many for the first time.advocates for sexual violence prevention see the national conversation as a hopeful moment that could bring lasting change. it is also a challenging one in the short term, with a spike in demand that is straining the resources of about 1,300 rape crisis centers around the country that provide free, anonymous, around-the-clock






prosecutors decline to charge rapper nelly with rape


the rapper nelly will not face rape charges because the accuser is not cooperating, prosecutors in washington state said. the woman said nelly raped her on his tour bus in october in a seattle suburb. auburn police arrested nelly, whose real name is cornell iral haynes jr., in his bus at a walmart and he was booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree rape, then released. shortly afterward, the woman said she wanted to stop the investigation. king county prosecutors said in a statement thursday that they have reviewed the investigation, but without the woman's help, they can't "proceed or fully assess the merits of the case." nelly's attorney, scott rosenblum, said in a statement to the associated press that the performer had been the victim of a "deceitful allegation devoid of credibil






broadchurch creator 'emotional' ahead of finale


image copyrightitvimage caption olivia colman and david tennant have starred in all three broadchurch series the writer and creator of television drama broadchurch has said he feels "emotional" about the third and final series coming to an end.the last episode of the itv show, which stars david tennant and olivia colman, will air on monday evening.chris chibnall told bbc radio 4's today programme: "it's a strange feeling actually, it's quite emotional."it's been an extraordinary journey with the show and [its success] has taken us all by surprise."did the critics like broadchurch?confirming the drama will not return for any future series, he said: "that is it and there will be no more after this one, absolutely."the storyline of the final series has centred around the rape of trish winterm






rape a war tactic in central african republic, says group


dakar, senegal (ap) — young girls and teens raped by christian militia members. mothers raped in front of their children by muslim fighters. women forced into sexual slavery by armed groups.rape and sexual slavery have been used as weapons of war by armed groups in central african republic for more than four years, with some of the attacks ordered or committed by commanders, human rights watch said in a report thursday.more than 300 cases of rape and sexual slavery have been documented as carried out by members of armed groups in central african republic between early 2013 and mid-2017, the rights group said in their report. the sexual violence has come from members of the two main armed groups — the mostly muslim ex-seleka rebels and christian anti-balaka militia, said the report.“armed g