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An activist during Jacob Zuma’s rape trial in 2006. He was acquitted and went on to become South Africa’s president. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Celebrity campaigns and rape culture: the pluses and the pitfalls

The #Metoo campaign shows that we should not think of Harvey Weinstein as an isolated case, or just one bad apple. There are thousands more like him. Globally, sexual harassment has become normalised.
Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg was sentenced to 17 years after being convicted in a college rape case. AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Rape on campus: Athletes, status, and the sexual assault crisis

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.
Former Stanford student Brock Turner, who was sentenced to six months in jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated woman. Reuters

Stanford sexual assault: how social media gave a voice to the victim

The Stanford rape case ignited a social media fury and started discussions around rape that are long overdue.
What risks do students face on campus? Wolfram Burner

Campuses aren’t safe. Are universities doing enough?

A recent analysis found nearly 100 colleges and universities reported at least 10 cases of campus rapes in 2014. Research shows 20 percent of women students experienced unwanted sexual contact.

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