mental health

Why Stalkers Behave the Way They Do

I was stalked for a decade. Here's what I learned.
Crystal Ponti

In ‘You,’ Netflix Makes Stalking Seem Pretty Charming

The new show tries its best to make the stalker sympathetic and the victim a cheating social climber.
Manisha Krishnan
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'I Absolutely Have PTSD': When Stalking Ruins Your Mental Health

Stalking doesn't just end when the perpetrator leaves you alone. It can have a lifelong and damaging impact on some victims' mental health.
Dominique Sisley
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Should You Tell Your Ex's New Partner They're Dating an Abuser?

Social media makes it easier than ever to keep tabs on an abusive ex, but is it ever a good idea to warn their new partner about them?
Kate Lloyd
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Our Best Friend Died by Suicide After Being Abused and Stalked by Her Ex

Meera Dalal was only 25 when she took her own life after years of abuse from her partner. Two years on, her friends are still searching for answers.
Sirin Kale

The Relentless Horror of Being Stalked as an Instagram Star

Andreea Cristina Bolbea has endured stalkers attempting to sabotage her career, ruin her marriage, and visit her home unannounced.
Andreea Cristina Bolbea

Lana Del Rey Opens Up About Her Stalker Who Brought Knife to Show

After Lana Del Rey's convicted stalker was sentenced to one year in prison through a plea deal, the singer shared her thoughts on Twitter.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
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After My Ex Stalked Me Online, I Saw The Dark Side Of Romantic Obsession

Thanks to a childhood spent watching romantic comedies with forceful male leads, I thought love was persistent and never gave up—until my ex stalked me after our breakup.
Nana Baah

Don’t Use Software to Spy on Your Spouse

Reason’s “To Spy on a Cheating Spouse” explains a practice that harms thousands of women who are surveilled by their partners.
Samantha Cole

Facebook Fires Employee Who Allegedly Used Data Access to Stalk Women

After a member of the information security community provided evidence to Facebook's chief information security officer, the company has terminated a security engineer who allegedly used their work position to stalk women online.
Joseph Cox
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Steven Soderbergh Explains Why He Shot His New Thriller 'Unsane' on an iPhone

We talked with the director about stalking, surveillance, and his love for GIFs on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'
VICE Staff
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Courts May Need 'Emoji Experts' to Help Judges Interpret Digital Evidence

Is "angry face-knife-ambulance" actually a threat?
Maddison Connaughton