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Over at the Hairpin, writer Hannah Giorgis has penned a moving essay on sexual assault and police response: But if this predictable, formulaic depiction of justice is Law & Order: SVU’s greatest comfort, it is also its greatest deception. The show has managed to convince a generation of viewers that cops are largely benevolent workaholics who […]

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Arrests made in #IAmJada rape case

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Two suspects have been charged in the brutal gang rape of a teenage girl in Texas who went public about the crime after discovering the attack on social media. The girl, known as Jada found out she had been sexually assault via the #JadaPose tag. 

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Jill Scott takes to social media in defense of Bill Cosby

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Singer Jill Scott took to Twitter in defense of comedian/actor Bill Cosby Monday morning. The star accused the media of attempting to destroy Cosby’s legacy, after a series of women came forward accusing him of sexual assault. 

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Lincoln University president resigns after offensive rape comments

Lincoln University president Robert R. Jennings announced his resignation on Monday after statements that some critics interpreted as blaming women for sexual assault. The university says it will form a task force on sexual misconduct and is reaching out to faculty, students and parents to improve relations. 

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Comedian Hannibal Buress brings light to Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations in stand-up routine

Comedian Hannibal Buress has become the topic of conversation for remarks he made about Bill Cosby’s sexual assault allegations, after a clip from a stand-up show he performed in Philadelphia hit the internet. The clip, which is NSFW, can be seen below.

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Obama launches sexual assault prevention campaign on college campuses

The Obama administration has launched a national campaign aimed at combatting campus sexual assault. The initiative calls on celebrities and athletes to mobilize college students, particularly young men, to speak up when they witness such vile acts. 

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Rapper CeeLo will no longer perform for US Navy

Earlier this week we reported on rapper CeeLo Green‘s comments about rape and his subsequent apology. In a series of statements made on Twitter, Green said that a woman had to be conscious in order for the rape to be “real.” Green later temporarily suspended his Twitter account. It seems that the damage was done, […]

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Tufts University kicks out student after she was raped

On Monday, Wagatwe Wanjuki posted a tweet about what it’s like to be a rape survivor. The 27-year-old took to Twitter after reading a June 6 Washington Post column buy conservative writer George Will. The column suggested there was no campus rape epidemic and that women were lying about being victims of sexual assault.

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Sexual assault by Florida inmates went unreported

A South Florida female correctional officer says she was sexual assaulted by 17 inmates inside a Miami correctional facility in December. According to NBC 6, the woman said she was humiliated and suffered significant injuries. Three other corrections officers were also hurt, with no one alerting authorities for more than two months. 

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Boy beat to death while protecting sister from sexual assault

A male teenager is being medically evaluated after an alleged assault on two children left one dead in Virginia. Richmond Police confirmed that two juveniles, under the age of 13 were assaulted, one succumbing to his injuries. 

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