sexual assault

All Male Committee Ensures Rapists Still Have Parental Rights to Victims' Kids

Maryland is just one of seven states without a law addressing parental rights for rapists in the cases of children conceived during an assault. A bill meant to change this just failed for the ninth time.
Kimberly Lawson

Inside the Dating Site for Murderers, Rapists, and Violent Offenders

Canadian Inmates Connect made sensational headlines last year when notorious killer Luke Magnotta's profile showed up, but founder Melissa Fazzina believes her site supports rehabilitation.
Molly Hayes
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Stanford Rapist Brock Turner Is Banned from USA Swimming Forever

He may be out of jail in as little as three months, but the convict swimmer can stop dreaming of Team USA.
Janaya Greene
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Horrible Things the Stanford Rapist's Friends and Family Said in His Defense

A friend said PC culture is to blame for the fallout of Brock Turner raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster, while his dad complained he doesn't like ribeye steak anymore.
Helen Donahue

Why Are the Indian Authorities Still Banning a Documentary About the Country's Rape Problem?

This morning a court ruling prolonged the ban on India's Daughter," a BBC documentary about rape in India. But the longer it lasts, the more people will talk about it.
Laya Maheshwari

The Men Making Money Off the Art and Personal Effects of Rapists and Serial Killers

The "murderabilia" market allows collectors to buy ghoulish artifacts like string art made by Charles Manson and dirt pulled from the crawlspace where John Wayne Gacy buried his victims.
Mark Hay

​What We Learned About Sex in 2014

Technology is changing the way we have sex, "rosebudding" is a thing, the British government can't handle face-sitting, and everybody likes butts.
Monica Heisey

Kesha's Lawyer Claims Pop Producer Dr. Luke Raped Lady Gaga

After Lady Gaga revealed that a producer raped her when she was 19, Kesha's attorney alleged on Twitter that Dr. Luke was the rapist in question.
Mitchell Sunderland

I’ve Been Pen Pals with Nearly 50 Murderers and Serial Killers

I would send my pen pals money for postage and phone time to write and call me. After a few years, I'd had conversations with many of America's most infamous and hated individuals.
Christopher Duett

Everyone's Losing Their Shit About a Nail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs

Rapists will always exist. Equipping people with the tools to better look after themselves is not the same as victim-blaming or advising them to take “preventative measures.”
Bertie Brandes

How to Survive Being Rescued from Sex Trafficking

It's now illegal in Alaska to induce a minor to work as a sex worker, but in the 1990s, Alaska's foster-care system repeatedly took away my money, forcing me to work as a sex worker—and my situation wasn't uncommon.
Tara Burns
Pen Pals

The Guys Who Really Should Be Locked Up

You might think that someone who’s been locked up a lot like me might have more sympathy for inmates, regardless of what their crime is, but I doubt that I do. When I hear a guy sitting next to me in group say he just did 31 years, I really don’t want...
Bert Burykill