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Sexual Assault And Harassment Can Have Long-Term Adverse Effects On Women's Health

A study found a link between a woman's experience of sexual harassment and sexual assault to the risk of hypertension, depression, and anxiety. The report came in the wake of the #MeToo movement that rocked Hollywood in the past year.

Public Health October 4, 2018

Ford Delves Into Science Of Memory During Testimony And Experts Mostly Agree With Statements

Christine Blasey Ford gave a lesson on memory when she gave a testimony in front of the Senate committee on Thursday. She accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault that took place when they were both teenagers.

Neuroscience September 28, 2018

Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3 To 10 Years In State Prison

Stand-up comedian and actor Bill Cosby left the courtroom in handcuffs on Sept. 25 after he was sentenced to prison. The 81-year-old drugged and sexually abused Andrea Constand in his home in 2014.

Celebrities September 27, 2018

Accused Of Sexual Misconduct, Morgan Freeman Says ‘I Did Not Assault Women’

Morgan Freeman is the latest actor to get hit with sexual misconduct allegations, with eight people saying they were victims of his sexually inappropriate behavior on set. Freeman, however, says he didn’t assault women.

Movies/TV Shows May 29, 2018

Morgan Freeman Now The Latest Actor To Get Hit With Multiple Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Yes, Morgan Freeman too. The actor, known by many for his iconic voice and award-winning film roles, is now the latest to receive allegations of sexual misconduct.

Movies/TV Shows May 25, 2018

Chris Brown Named In New Lawsuit: Woman Says She Was Raped At His House

A lawsuit is alleging that multiple episodes of sexual assault occurred during a party at Chris Brown’s house. The woman, who chose to remain anonymous, had been severely traumatized, according to her lawyer Gloria Allred.

Celebrities May 10, 2018

Harvey Weinstein Thinks Hollywood Will Eventually Forgive Him, According To Piers Morgan

Harvey Weinstein apparently thinks Hollywood will welcome him again one day despite multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. That’s according to Piers Morgan, who thinks Weinstein is a fascinating character.

Movies/TV Shows May 1, 2018

Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Scandal To Get Film Adaptation In The Style Of Oscar-Winning Film ‘Spotlight’

Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein will be the subject of an upcoming film detailing the various threats journalists received when digging up allegations of his sexual assault and rape. The film will be based on Pulitzer Prize-winning reports.

Movies/TV Shows April 26, 2018

Gaming Forum Site NeoGAF Goes Down After Owner Faces Sexual Assault Allegations

NeoGAF's Tyler Malka has been accused of sexual harassment again, and this time, it has lead to the shutdown of the site, its future uncertain. Moderators became angry and quit after Malka began censoring threads bringing up the allegations.

Internet October 23, 2017

Health Insurance In America: Here Are Pre-Existing Conditions Under The GOP Health Plan

The U.S. Congress has approved the Republicans' Obamacare replacement bill. Check out the list of pre-existing health conditions under the GOP’s American Health Care Act.

Public Health May 5, 2017

How New Trend Called ‘Stealthing’ Is Actually A Sex Crime

‘Stealthing,' the new trend that implies nonconsensual condom removal, could be construed as sexual assault. Already punishable under Irish law as a sex crime, this practice inflicts emotional and physical trauma comparable to other forms of sexual abuse.

Public Health May 1, 2017

Stealthing: What You Need To Know About New Trend Of Men Removing Condom Without Partner's Consent

What is stealthing? In her new study, Alexandra Brodsky answers this questions and explains why this disturbing new trend in the bedroom looks bad from any angle.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2017

Chicago Police On The Hunt For Other Suspects In Rape Case Streamed Live On Facebook

Chicago police are already looking for other suspects in a sexual assault case that was streamed over Facebook Live. One offender, a 14-year-old boy, has already been charged and arrested, reports say.

Internet April 3, 2017

Clinical Trial To See If Degarelix Drug May Cure Pedophiles

Pedophiles experience a surge of hypersexuality and aggression, which leads them to assault children, experts say. A research is looking at how a new drug could help tame and stop these pedophilic tendencies.

Life April 9, 2016

Uber Leaked Data Suggest Thousands Of Rape, Sexual Assault Complaints But Ride Sharing Service Says That's Not Accurate

Uber's data on complaints got leaked, and it revealed that it consists of thousands rape and sexual assault cases. However, the ride-hail company says that those figures are false.

Business March 7, 2016

Lady Gaga Draws Tears At The Oscars: Brie Larson Embraces Sexual Assault Victims Who Stood During Performance

Lady Gaga's performance of her Oscar nominated song 'Til It Happens To You' receives a standing ovation from the crowd. Best Actress Brie Larson stands up in support and embraces the sexual abuse survivors who participated.

Movies/TV Shows February 29, 2016

More Than 10,000 Rape Kits Remain Untested In Florida: What's Happening?

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports more than 10,000 untested rape kits in agencies all over the state in a survey to determine the extent of rape testing kit backlogs. They conducted the study to present their findings in the legislature on January for government funding.

Society November 4, 2015

Uber Allegedly Neglects Safety Of Female Riders, Hit With Lawsuit

Uber is faced with a lawsuit which alleges the ride-sharing company of neglecting the safety of female passengers. The allegations also claimed how Uber has failed to screen its drivers thoroughly and how it has hired drivers with criminal records.

Society October 10, 2015

New Study Sheds Light On Link Between Sex Crimes And Genetics

Genetic factors may play a role in a person's tendency to commit sexual violence, a new study reveals. A man whose brother or son committed a sexual crime is five times more likely to do the same, say researchers.

Life April 10, 2015

Obama Grammy Awards Message: Sexual Violence Must Stop [Video]

Watch the President’s public service announcement against sexual violence at the 57th Grammy Awards.

Society February 9, 2015

This Man Allegedly Tried to Rape His Nephew's Girlfriend: This Is What Happened to Him

Nephew who savagely beat his uncle says he found him in attempted rape of his girlfriend. Police decline to charge nephew, saying he acted 'in defense (of) the victim.'

Society January 3, 2015

Harvard Law School Violated Title IX, Agrees to Revise Sexual Harrassment Policy

Department of Education investigation of school over its handling of sexual harassment complaints found it in violation of federal guidelines. Harvard Law has agreed to update it policies.

Society December 30, 2014

Uber Driver Accused of Rape, Kidnapping in Boston

A driver for Uber in Boston allegedly kidnapped and raped a woman early this month. The incident prompted Uber to implement new security measures, especially concerning the company's often-criticized background checks for its drivers.

Society December 18, 2014

College Women Less Likely to Report Sexual Assault or Rape, Concludes Justice Department Study

A new study by the US Department of Justice discloses that female college students are less likely to report incidents of sexual assault or rape compared to their non-student counterparts in the same age bracket.

Society December 13, 2014

Karma is Weird: Convicted Child Molester Snags $3 Million in Florida Lottery

Karma has a way of playing with people. For this convicted sex offender, life rewards him with a $3 million lottery jackpot.

Society December 11, 2014

NBC And Netflix Cut Ties With Bill Cosby Amid Rape Accusations

Things are only getting worse for Bill Cosby. Following continued coverage of alleged sexual abuse from a number of different victims, Netflix and NBC have both cut ties with the comedian's upcoming projects.

Movies/TV Shows November 19, 2014

Bill Cosby's Lawyer on Rape Allegations: No Further Comment, Does Not Want to Dignify Accusations

Bill Cosby is yet again thrust in controversy as rape allegations against him resurface. His lawyer released a statement slamming the accusations, thanks Cosby’s fans for their support.

Society November 17, 2014

One in six female MIT undergrad sexually assaulted: Survey

An alarming one in six female undergraduate students has fallen victim to a sex crime such as rape, according to a survey from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Only five percent of those women, however, report the attack.

Internet Culture October 29, 2014

Hannah Graham missing: Possible remains of UVA student found

Police discovered human remains in an abandoned property in southern Albemarle County, where authorities also found the body Morgan Harrington who went missing in 2009. The newly discovered remains could be the missing Hannah Graham.

Society October 20, 2014

Good2Go sex consent app: Brilliant idea or horrible idea?

Do you want to make sure you are not raping someone? Here’s an app from Awkwardland that allows you to know you have your partner’s consent before you jump into bed.

Apps/Software October 1, 2014

California enacts 'yes means yes' law to lower sex assault cases on college campuses

California Governor Jerry Brown passes "yes means yes" law to reduce sexual assault cases on college campuses. The law states that silence or lack of resistance does not mean consent.

Society September 29, 2014

Are you Good2Go? A new app allows you to give sexual consent

Good2Go is a new mobile app that aims to educate users about and prevent sexual assault by allowing them to record their consent before having sex. But will it actually work to reduce sexual assault?

Geek September 25, 2014

Students create roofie-detecting nail polish

A group of undergrads from North Carolina State University have developed a nail polish that has a unique function – it detects date rape drugs in drinks. The company hopes to empower women by giving them another line of defense against date rape.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2014

This nail polish could help prevent date rape

Men from the University of North Carolina have stirred up a mix of cosmetics and chemistry to create a sexual assault preventing tool. The Undercover Colors nail polish will help women detect rape-date drugs.

Internet Culture August 25, 2014

Nail polish can detect date rape drugs. Here's how it works

Four students from the North Carolina State University are working on a nail polish called Undercover Colors, which changes color when exposed to date rape drugs thus protecting potential victims from sexual assault.

Society August 25, 2014

Oklahoma cop charged with sexually assaulting black women while on duty

An Oklahoma police officer has been accused of sexually assaulting at least seven women. Formal charges are expected to be filed by Aug.29.

Society August 24, 2014

Easy-to-use test can reveal presence of "date-rape" drug GHB in a drink

Researchers say new compound can show a drink has been spiked with "date rape" drug by sexual predator.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2014

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