The series has divided critics: many have praised its sensitive depiction of rape and suicide, others have said it romantises taking one's own life.
High profile stories of femicide come with a flare up of societal outrage, protest and collective introspection. But nothing ever really changes.
While men regard the social norm of 'proving' their manhood as normal, research shows otherwise. Combating these misconceptions can help reduce male violence.
The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" presents rape as an aggressive act, working hand in hand with the powers that be and permeating a school’s entire culture.
Women are constantly implicitly blamed, both in the Bible and in contemporary culture, for their rape.
The series did much to address the problems that crop up with portrayals of sexual crimes on television.
Why are student-athletes so often at the center of sexual assault cases? A look at the culture of hookups, coverups, and who's got game.
Evidence from rapes has often been backlogged for years, but renewed emphasis on processing these cases has led to surprising findings, including new information on serial rapists.
Because it's not always as simple as 'yes means yes'.
Responses to rape have improved, and they must continue to do so.
On screen violence against women is increasingly detailed, intimate and frighteningly authentic – but there's often just no need.
Who am I, as an academic, to decide in advance what is or what is not triggering to others?
More needs to be done to protect women against sexual violence perpetrated in war.
Africa should focus on the feasible reforms of the UN and de-emphasise its demand for improved representation on the Security Council voting reforms, given the complex politics around these issues.
'Laddish' behaviour at university can't easily be challenged without understanding the origins of harassment and abuse in schools.
Some teachers are often dismissive in their handling of sexual abuse, labelling it as 'a bit of fun' or repeating the old adage 'it's because he likes you'.
The ghost of ‘Khwezi’ – the woman who accused Jacob Zuma of rape in 2006 – continues to haunt him, just as the spectre of rape continues to haunt South Africa.
South Africa's past tells us that, under certain conditions, women mobilise in ways that produce significant political results. But the country's present shows how easily these gains can evaporate.
Various commentators have wrongly over the last 22 years said that black people voted blindly for ANC governments. There's no better example why the academy needs a dramatic post-colonial overhaul.
Recent legal changes must be accompanied by a cultural shift.