Broadly Violence


What It's Like To Lose Your Sister in an Honor Killing

Banaz Mahmod was murdered by her father and uncle even after reporting her fears to the police multiple times. A decade later, her sister Payzee believes that British police still aren't taking honor killings seriously.
Sophie Brown

What This Ted Bundy Survivor Thinks of the Obsession Around the Serial Killer

Kathy Kleiner was 20 years old when she was attacked by the notorious serial killer. Decades on, she wants to recenter Bundy's victims in a narrative that too often excludes them.
Kitty Wenham
sexual violence

Spain Erupts in Protests as Court Upholds 'Wolf Pack' Gang Rape Acquittal

The five men bragged about raping women in their Whatsapp group chat and filmed themselves sexually assaulting a teenage girl during Pamplona's annual running of the bulls festival.
Sirin Kale

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
sex work

'We're Monumentally Fucked': Trans Sex Workers on Life Under FOSTA/SESTA

Trans sex workers, especially those of color, say their lives and livelihoods have been endangered by "anti-trafficking" legislation passed earlier this year.
Aviva Stahl

The Dark Corners of the Internet that Spawned Ideas Like 'Enforced Monogamy'

Academics and media personalities like Jordan Peterson, Robin Hanson, and Ross Douthat are putting a respectable-seeming face on ideology that stems from vitriolic, male-entitlement fueled forums in the manosphere.
David Futrelle

19 Years After Matthew Shepard's Brutal Homicide, Anti-LGBT Murders Persist

On the anniversary of the 21-year-old's death, we talked to an LGBT advocate about why 2017 has been the worst year on record for hate-related homicides of LGBTQ people.
Kimberly Lawson

Lawmakers Are Finally Addressing the Epidemic of Violence Against Native Women

Following outcry after the murder of a 22-year-old pregnant Native woman in North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced Savanna’s Act to help fight the epidemic of violence against Native women and their families.
Kimberly Lawson

Violent Crisis in Myanmar Prompts Petition to Revoke Leader's Nobel Peace Prize

As violence plagues the Rakhine state, over 370,000 people have signed a petition calling for Aung San Suu Kyi's prize to be revoked.
Kimberly Lawson

The Incredible Way Glastonbury Helped a Victim of Sexual Assault Feel Safe

After Laura Whitehurst was assaulted by two male friends she'd planned to attend Glastonbury Festival with, she contacted organizers for a refund. Instead they put into place exceptional measures to keep her safe—and make sure she had an amazing time.
Sirin Kale

Teen Recruited Friends to Stalk and Murder Ex Girlfriend

Although 19-year-old Skylar Prockner told multiple friends he planned to murder his ex-girlfriend Hannah Leflar, no one intervened. In January 2016, he stabbed her to death.
Sirin Kale

Why Men Will Do Anything to Try to Make Trans People Like Me Disappear

On Transgender Day of Visibility we try to amplify the stories of trans people in the United States. Our greatest barrier to being heard? Men.
Diana Tourjée