sexual violence

sexual violence

My Abuser Used My Therapy Notes Against Me During His Trial

I was sexually assaulted as a child. When I took him to court, his defence lawyers used notes from my own counselling sessions to try to discredit me.
mental health

What It Feels Like to Learn Your Rapist Is Dead

“There was a part of me that felt he never got a fair shake in life.”
Kimberly Lawson

Rape Victims Are Being Told They Can't Go to Therapy

If you're sexually assaulted in the UK, the authorities may tell you not to speak with therapists about the assault until after the trial is complete. The impact of this silence can be devastating.
Sirin Kale
Brett Kavanaugh

Where the Idea of False Rape Accusations Really Comes From

Donald Trump and his Adult Son keep trying to foment a #MeToo backlash. Shocker: They're lying.
Sonja Sharp
true crime

An Ex-FBI Agent Explains Everything Wrong with the Kavanaugh Probe

From witnesses being able to just avoid the feds until the clock runs out to hamstrung agents and an enraged public, it could get ugly.
Matt Taylor
Life Inside

The #MeToo Movement Has Reached Prison

Prisoners have remained silent—some out of shame, others out of fear of retaliation, but most because that’s just the way it’s always been.
Jerry Metcalf
Australia Today

A Rundown of Yesterday’s Insanely Gross, Sexist Day in the Senate

One senator suggested we combat sexual violence by giving women tasers. Another told Senator Sarah Hanson-Young to “stop shagging men”.
Wendy Syfret
Australia Today

One in Six Australian Women Are Victims of Physical or Sexual Violence From a Partner

A new report shines a light on domestic abuse in Australia.
VICE Staff

My Nude Photos Were Passed Around the Whole School

When I was 15 years old, semi-naked pictures of me in lingerie became public property.
Rebecca Baden

How Terrorist Groups Like ISIS Use Sexual Violence to Lure Recruits

Researchers behind a new report argue that recruits are drawn to terror groups like ISIS and Boko Haram specifically because they offer opportunities to commit sexual violence.
Sirin Kale
Sexual Assault NZ

One Woman’s Story of Reporting Her Rape In New Zealand

This illustration captures the horror and helplessness of trying to get your rapist prosecuted.
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indiana University Is Banning Athletes with a Criminal History of Sexual or Domestic Assault

The school's new policy will apply to prospective freshmen, current students, or transfer applicants who have been convicted of or plead guilty to a felony sexual assault charge.
Drew Schwartz