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Security Guard Charged With Assaulting Trans Woman In Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices

A security guard accused of assaulting a transgender woman in the bathroom of a Washington D.C. grocery store on Wednesday has been arrested and the i...

8 Things You Should Know About Consent on College Campuses

Em & Lo | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

Here's my definition of sexual consent: two (or more) people actively, explicitly and consciously agreeing to have sexual interactions throughout those interactions, with no party having any reservations at any point

How One Sexual Assault Survivor Learned to Live & Love After 21 Years of Abuse

The Stir | Posted 04.22.2016 | Women
The Stir

Even after the physical abuse stopped, Debra was left alone to find the trust and love she should have been given from birth. Only after she found those could she build the courage to forgive the man who took them from her in the first place.

Why I Didn't Testify Against the Man Who Abused Me Before My Coma

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

My secret made me sick. All that anger, guilt and confusion. I felt it in my stomach. And two weeks after I turned 18 years old, my stomach exploded due to a blood clot, which later was hypothesized to be caused from a stress ulcer. My molestation was a very stressful secret. Suddenly, my family could keep no secrets.

Trump Is Right (and Ultimately Wrong) on Reporter Incident

William Bradley | Posted 04.01.2016 | Media
William Bradley

I sure do dislike agreeing with Donald Trump. But the billionaire bully boy is right about one thing: The manager of his neo-fascist presidential campaign, Corey Lewandowski, did not physically attack a female reporter, as all too typically hyped media reports suggested he had.

Healing Through Our Voices: What to Say (and Not Say) to a Survivor of Sexual Assault

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 03.25.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

Everyone has a place in sexual assault prevention. According to RAINN, an average of 68% of assaults in the last five years were not reported.  Toget...

No One's Asking Trump About Allegations Against Campaign Manager

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.17.2016 | Media

Since former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields filed a police report Friday alleging that Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski assaul...

What I Know About America After Getting Thrown Out Of A Trump Rally

Ronnie C. Rouse | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Ronnie C. Rouse

At a Donald J. Trump campaign event March 9, 2016, my friend Rakeem and I saw what being American is all about. It has been unreal, distressing and nauseating. One of the main thoughts that remains in my head is, What if I didn't have my camera? Thank God I did.

History's 9 Most Insane Jewelry Heists

Aja Raden | Posted 03.10.2016 | Style
Aja Raden

We all know that beauty addles the mind -- but an interesting, though lesser known fact is that it's our motor cerebellum that's activated in the pres...

Suspect Nabbed In Viral Video Attack On Chinese Food Delivery Man

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.23.2016 | Crime

The teen who allegedly attacked a Chinese food delivery man in a viral video has been caught, the New York City Police Department told The Huffington ...

Subway Employee Allegedly Attacked After Denying Man A Sandwich

Associated Press | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four people are under arrest in an attack at a Sacramento Subway shop after one of them was denied a sandwich. Police tell...

Chris Brown Speaks Out After Assault Allegations

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.03.2016 | Entertainment

Chris Brown has broken his silence about the assault allegations that surfaced over the weekend. A woman accused the R&B artist of stealing her phone ...

What's Considered Police Brutality?

Garry Rodgers | Posted 12.23.2015 | Crime
Garry Rodgers

Police brutality is an ugly term we don't want to hear. Unfortunately, it's part of the necessary and sometimes nasty business called policing. Fortunately, it rarely occurs. But when it does -- it's big news.

The 'Look'

Mike Domitrz | Posted 12.17.2015 | Style
Mike Domitrz

Dating can be a very anxious experience. We have found a person we are interested in, we have gotten up the courage to express our interest and now we are exploring the relationship by getting to know each other.

It's OK to Freeze: Healing From Sexual Assault

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 12.11.2015 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

When I speak at colleges about my own story of sexual abuse, I never forget how difficult it was for me to even speak the words, "I was sexually abused." It took me an even longer time to believe it, or to understand it could happen to me.

Not Knowing Is Not an Excuse

Mike Domitrz | Posted 12.08.2015 | Education
Mike Domitrz

As "Yes Means Yes" policies become more common at colleges, some scholars have argued that such policies leave too much open for interpretation and co...

A Mother Responds to the Local Sheriff's Call for Citizens to Arm Themselves

Karen Angel | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Karen Angel

It's a shame -- a shame that a mother fearful for her children's well-being can't voice her opinion without receiving hateful comments and threats -- ironically, taking a page from the way terrorists try to strike fear in our hearts with their threats of harm.

Uber Driver Charged With Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Woman

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- The Denver district attorney charged an Uber driver on Wednesday with two counts of sexual assault, accusing him of violating an unconsc...

Klingon Sword Brandished In Trekkie Trash Dispute, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.19.2015 | Weird News

This seems highly illogical. A Spokane, Washington, man faces assault charges after a neighbor claims he attacked him with a Klingon sword amidst a di...

Soccer Fan Storms Field And Tries To Slap Female Referee With Penis

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.17.2015 | Crime

A soccer fan in Spain stormed the field and tried to slap the female assistant referee with his penis, an official report shows. The bizarre incident ...

Powerful Video Reveals What No One Tells You About Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 11.16.2015 | Women

When it comes to surviving sexual assault, there's power in refusing to be silent. A new video from Buzzfeed Yellow beautifully brings this message t...

Let's Get Ready to Rumblr... or Not

Andrew Stengel | Posted 11.12.2015 | New York
Andrew Stengel

A few days ago, Rumblr, the self-described "Tinder for fighting" application, was announced. Then came news that it was a marketing ploy for a new public relations firm. Still, that leaves the question, would fighting by matchmaking be illegal New York?

No One Deserves Abuse: Obedience and Spring Valley High School

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

It is important to remember that "they were asking for it" is used not only in instances of discipline. It is used in situations of abuse -- to defend the abuser.

Adults Are the Problem

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.01.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We tell our children to control themselves while slapping and spanking and ejecting them violently in our homes, child care centers, schools, detention facilities and prisons. Adults tell children to be honest while lying and cheating and not to be violent while marketing and glorifying violence.

Assault with a Deadly ... Carrot? Teen Charged For Tossing Veggie

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 10.23.2015 | Weird News

Who knew carrots could be so dangerous? The mother of a 14-year-old girl says her child is facing assault and battery charges for throwing a baby carr...