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Christine Blasey Ford will donate remaining GoFundMe money to help trauma survivors

Christine Blasey Ford and her family have received death threats and moved four times since Ford testified that Brett Kavanaugh, now a Supreme Court justice, sexually assaulted her in high school. Ford also received support from celebrities, including Lady Gaga and Alyssa Milano, and activists like #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, as well as countless Americans. ...CONTINUE READING

Aly Raisman, Simone Biles speak out against controversial new USA Gymnastics president

USA Gymnastics has finally hired a new interim president and CEO, and people are not happy. After former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar was sentenced to a maximum of 175 years in prison earlier this year for sexually assaulting girls and young women he treated over the span of his career, the organization hired former...CONTINUE READING

Sex ed is missing something key for kids who’ve endured sexual trauma

The internet has changed how kids learn about sex, but sex ed in the classroom still sucks. In Sex Ed 2.0, Mashable explores the state of sex ed and imagines a future where digital innovations are used to teach consent, sex positivity, respect, and responsibility. When some parents and educators talk to kids about sex...CONTINUE READING

Time’s Up UK fund pays out £1M to combat sexual assault and harassment

When the Justice and Equality Fund was set up earlier this year, it was kicked off with a £1million ($1,3 million) donation from Emma Watson and signed off on by more than 200 British women in the entertainment industry.  SEE ALSO: Why the UK has set up a separate fund to further the Time’s Up...CONTINUE READING

What sexual assault survivors and activists are doing now after Kavanaugh confirmation

It was almost 5:30 p.m. ET on Friday. Sen. Susan Collins, once a swing vote, had just announced her plan to confirm Kavanaugh, all but guaranteeing his lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Jess Morales Rockett, political director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) — who you might recognize from a video where she...CONTINUE READING

Trump claims it’s a ‘very scary time for young men in America’ and… NO IT IS NOT

Less than a week after the world watched Christine Blasey Ford bravely testify against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump took it upon himself to say it’s a “very scary time for young men in America.”  Obviously it is not.  He said this particularly offensive thing while speaking to reporters at the White House on Tuesday: “My...CONTINUE READING

Sexual assault hotline receives most traffic ever after Ford’s testimony

Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Brett Kavanaugh seems to have triggered visceral emotions and memories in countless sexual assault survivors.  RAINN, a nonprofit anti-sexual assault organization that operates a hotline for victims, reported Monday that it received record hotline traffic in the day after Ford’s emotional Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week. Sept. 28 marked...CONTINUE READING

Senator Jeff Flake faces emotional confrontation from survivors over his Kavanaugh vote

On Friday morning, Senator Jeff Flake finally announced that he’d vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The Republican from Arizona was previously undecided and was seen as one of the key deciding votes. His last minute decision was particularly heartbreaking for a group of sexual assault survivors gathered near his office,...CONTINUE READING

How to cope when the country is debating whether to believe Christine Blasey Ford

The women of America who believe and support sexual assault survivors want a break. They want a reprieve from the attacks on Christine Blasey Ford, who was forced to recall excruciating memories of a high school sexual assault before the Senate Judiciary Committee — and the entire nation — on Thursday. They see themselves, or...CONTINUE READING

Michael Avenatti tweets out shocking new allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

On the eve of crucial hearings about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh‘s role in an alleged sexual assault, lawyer Michael Avenatti has tweeted out a court document outlining new allegations against Kavanaugh. Avenatti, who first rose to fame for representing Stormy Daniels, had been teasing the announcement earlier this week, but his Wednesday morning tweets...CONTINUE READING
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