sex crimes

tv

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.
Amil Niazi
10.18.18
crime

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.
Opheli Garcia Lawler
5.9.18
crime

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.
Rob Csernyik
3.30.18
crime

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.
Diana Tourjée
9.18.17
sexual assault

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.
Bethy Squires
6.19.17
News

Portland Semen-Flinging Spree Apparently Part of Disturbing Trend

Why do men do the things they do?
Lauren Oyler
5.26.17
MASTURBATION

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.
Mike Pearl
5.22.17
WikiLeaks

Sweden Is Dropping Its Rape Investigation Into Julian Assange

The Wikileaks founder still faces an arrest warrant in the UK.
Kim Zetter
5.19.17
humans of the year

Carrie Goldberg Is Fighting Revenge Porn One Court Case at a Time

“I am one of my clients.”
Farnia Fekri
4.30.17
Vice Blog

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.
Clare Wiley
10.24.16
News

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.
Allie Conti
10.17.16
Stuff

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.
Beth Winegarner
9.28.16
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