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Category / Sexual Assault

Terry Crews and sexual violence survivors narrate shifting #MeToo movies

Four deeply moving videos released by the #MeToo movement were screened at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, with one voiced by actor Terry Crews. Crews came forward with his own story as a survivor of sexual assault in 2017, in the wake of accusations against Harvey Weinstein and the surge of the #MeToo movement...CONTINUE READING
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ pulled from GLAAD Media Awards after sexual attack allegations

Hollywood has been slow to respond to the new sexual assault allegations against director Bryan Singer, published in a bombshell Atlantic exposé yesterday, Jan. 23.  But the LGBTQ media alliance group GLAAD is taking matters into its own hands. Bohemian Rhapsody, directed by Singer, was officially pulled from the list of nominees for outstanding film...CONTINUE READING
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Woman Gaga apologizes for participating with R. Kelly, pulls duet from streaming

Lady Gaga is pulling her 2013 song with R. Kelly, “Do What U Want (With My Body)” from streaming services. It comes after pressure on the pop star to condemn Kelly, whose history of alleged sexual abuse has come under the spotlight again due to the release of Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. SEE ALSO:...CONTINUE READING
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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