The Best Episodes from All 20 Years of ‘Law & Order: SVU’
I’ve watched all 438 episodes of the infamous sex crime show. Here’s what I learned.
When Recalling the Trauma of Sexual Violence Is Your Best Shot at a Visa
America's U Visa offers hope to survivors of awful crimes, even under Donald Trump. But applying can be its own kind of nightmare.
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How Sex Offender Registries Can Result in Vigilante Murder
As Canadian conservatives move to publicize the registries, we looked back at the criminals who have used the tool to commit killings.
Minors Can Be Convicted of Child Porn for Sending Nude Selfies, Court Rules
Last week the Washington State Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a minor under a child pornography law. Advocates say that such rulings target the victim, and only worsen the sexual exploitation of children.
Survivors See Cosby Mistrial as Evidence for Why Women Don't Report Assault
After Bill Cosby's trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, survivors and advocates point to fundamental issues in the judicial system that prevent sexual assault victims from seeing justice.
Portland Semen-Flinging Spree Apparently Part of Disturbing Trend
Why do men do the things they do?
An Incomplete History of Weird Excuses Given by Accused Public Masturbators
"What are you doing?" is a pretty loaded question when you get right down to it.
Sweden Is Dropping Its Rape Investigation Into Julian Assange
The Wikileaks founder still faces an arrest warrant in the UK.
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Carrie Goldberg Is Fighting Revenge Porn One Court Case at a Time
“I am one of my clients.”
How These Male Sexual Assault Survivors Are Helping Other Victims
Daniel Wolstencroft was sexually abused as a child and teen. Now he's set up a project to encourage other men to speak out.
We Asked a Lawyer if Donald Trump Could Ever Get Prosecuted for Sexual Assault
As in the case of the many (more serious) allegations against Bill Cosby, decades of time passing since the incidents in question doesn't help the cause.
Rape Survivors Are Suing to Have Their Rape Kits Processed
Heather Marlowe's rape kit wasn't processed for two years after her assault. Now, she's suing the San Francisco Police Department for how they handled her case.