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Audrie Pott

An Unprecedented Settlement: Pass It on

Elaine Williams | Posted 06.15.2015 | College
Elaine Williams

Hearing about Audrie Pott's suicide (that was linked to being assaulted and humiliated) was heartbreaking and only fueled me to go out and preach prevention and awareness more.

Interrupting the Cycle of Slut-Shaming -- Slut: A Documentary Film Previews at CatalystCon

Nina Flores | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Nina Flores

We can start with our own spheres of influence, whether at work, at school or among friends. How will you start the conversation among your friends? What strategies will you use to point out slut-shaming when you see it?

The One Four-Letter Word You Won't Find in Obvious Child

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Leora Tanenbaum

The new romantic comedy Obvious Child is about Donna, a young bawdy comedian who has a one-night-stand and becomes pregnant. Unprepared for parenthood emotionally or financially, she has an abortion at Planned Parenthood. Although Donna and her friends live and breathe four-letter words, there's one they never mention.

Teens Assaulted Girl Before Her Suicide

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

SARATOGA, Calif. (AP) — Three teenage boys have admitted to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Northern California girl who later committed suicide a...

Sasha Belenky

'Social Media Is Destroying Our Lives'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

1. 'Social Media Is Destroying Our Lives' Nancy Jo Sales, who wrote the Vanity Fair article that became the major motion picture "The Bling Rin...

Sexting, Shame And Suicide In The Digital Age

Rolling Stone | Posted 11.18.2013 | Crime

On the last day of her life, Audrie Pott walked through a crucible of teenage torment. A curvaceous sophomore at Saratoga High School, dressed in ...

Major State May Outlaw 'Revenge Porn'

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.27.2013 | Technology

“I never thought that this person would have done this to me,” said an anonymous woman to WGN Chicago. "I thought he was the one that I was going ...

New Girl Blamed In Teen's Suicide

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 09.27.2013 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO -- A new classmate has been implicated in the death of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide after saying three boys sexually assault...

Aaron Sankin

California Cracks Down On Revenge Porn

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.05.2013 | San Francisco

A lawmaker in California has introduced legislation intended to crack down on "revenge porn," the practice of posting graphic images or video of a for...

Teen's Suicide After Attack Troubles Town

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.26.2013 | Crime

SARATOGA, Calif. -- One evening last Labor Day weekend, 15-year-old Audrie Pott walked up the driveway of a classmate's home alongside other teenagers...

After Parents File Claim, School Denies California Teen Reported Bullying

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2013 | Crime

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 (Reuters) - A California couple who said their teenage daughter killed herself after classmat...

High School Reacts To Sexual Assault Suspects

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 04.18.2013 | Crime

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- The attorney for the family of a 15-year-old Northern California girl who hanged herself after she was allegedly sexually abused...

Sexual Assault Suspects Make First Appearance

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Three teens facing charges in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old Northern California girl who committed suicide after the at...

Suspects Wrote 'Blank Was Here' On Sexually Assaulted Teen: Lawyer

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 06.16.2013 | Crime

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Awakening in a friend's bedroom after drinking too much at a sleepover, 15-year-old Audrie Pott looked down and realized she ...

Teen's Suicide Not Linked To Alleged Sexual Battery: Lawyers

AP | Posted 06.15.2013 | Crime

SARATOGA, Calif. — Three boys arrested last week on suspicion of sexually abusing a 15-year-old Northern California girl who later took her own ...

What Rehtaeh Parsons' Death Teaches Us About Rape as a Conformity

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime
Soraya Chemaly

Why are so many boys so sure they can get away with rape? Or learning that their status is enhanced by sharing photo-documentary evidence of their actions? As one boy asked at a recent talk I gave: "How is forwarding a picture a girl sends me of herself different from forwarding a picture of my toaster?"

Family Of Sexually Assaulted Girl Goes Into Hiding, Claims Suspects Destroyed Evidence

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime

SARATOGA, Calif. — Fifteen-year-old Audrie Pott passed out drunk at a friend's house, woke up and concluded she had been sexually abused. In th...

Arrests Made In Case Of Teen Sexually Attacked And Tormented Online

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Eight days after allegedly being sexually battered while passed out at a party, and then humiliated by online photos of the a...