Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in by Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh.
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The testimony of Christine Blasey Ford in the Kavanaugh nomination hearings showed what happens when abuse survivors enter systems that are not designed to respond to their words or meet their needs.
Member of the Coalition of Catholics and Survivors hold a protesting outside the Boston archbishop’s residence in 2003.
While the problem of priestly abuse might be centuries old, its modern paper trail began after World War II, when 'treatment centers' appeared for rehabilitating priests. Many were send to New Mexico.
Time for change.
A series of brutal rapes in India has led to pressure to stop violence against women.
Most men are not sexual predators and enjoy the closeness of the people they love.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement and women finally feeling free to discuss having been sexually assaulted, it may seem like all men are predators. A trauma psychologist says this is far from true.
Pennsylvania grand jury accused Cardinal Wuerl of helping to protect abusive priests when he was Pittsburgh’s bishop.
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While many American Catholics believe demons and exorcism to be part of a distant past, an expert explains how beliefs that sexual desires could be part of demonic temptation still persist.
In a survey of 159 academics, nearly half reported sexual abuse or harassment.
"Fight sexism": graffiti in Turin November 2016
Academics and PhD students from a number of Australian universities have reported sexualised bullying, unfair workloads, sexual harassment and in some cases even sexual assault, usually from their superiors and supervisors.
Eurydice Dixon was murdered in a busy Melbourne park - how can we make these spaces safer for women?
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Australia has guidelines for designing safe parks, but the stories of many women show these are not enough. We must involve women in co-designing these shared public spaces.
Victims of image based sexual abuse deserve legal clarity.
Studies suggest few women formally complain about sexual harassment in the workplace.
Courts have created three legal barriers that have made it much harder for workers to complain to their employers about sexual harassment.
Evangelical Christian educator, Paige Patterson.
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With controversial Christian educators like Paige Patterson who believe that the Bible teaches women to submit to men, it matters to know today that evangelicals encouraged women's education in the past.
Thousands in Pamplona protest against rape sentence.
Laws around the world continue to fail victims of rape and sexual abuse. It is time this, too, changed.
Circe and Her Swine: Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama, 1892 , New York, E. Hess.
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France's answer to #MeToo was #BalanceTonPorc -- "denounce your pig". An analysis of the idioms linking to sex and pigs provides some insights into why the hashtag hit home.
It's all too easy to miss the point about sex work in areas hit by conflict and disaster. How about listening to the people who experience it?
The tenth station of the cross: the stripping of Jesus.
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Crucifixion was more than just physical punishment, it was also a devastating emotional and psychological act of violence.
A self-portrait of the artist Thomas Eakins, one of the most celebrated painters in American history.
National Academy Museum, New York
If we’re going to grasp what makes Eakins' art so tragically powerful, we should be honest about the man who made them – and the impulses that drove him.
One of the original plates illustrating the novel Pamela, by Samuel Richardson.
Etched by L. Truchy and A. Benoist after paintings by J. Highmore - Houghton Library
New forms of fiction and non-fiction writing told the stories of the plight of everyday working women at the hands of abusers.
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In three Gospels, Christ suffers in silence, while in the fourth he speaks out. Either way, the result is the same: crucifixtion and death.
Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman speaks at the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar.
Laws like Title IX are supposed to shield athletes from abuse. But lax enforcement allows sports organizations to protect perpetrators over athletes.
YouTube celebrity Chrissy Chambers has won damages in a landmark revenge porn case. But not all victims of such abuse will have her means.
Some people have unusual attractions to specific age groups.
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Psychologists don't know much about why people have age-based sexual attractions – such as pedophilia – or how best to help people not act on sexual interests in children.