Articles on Sexual assault

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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.
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Why woman-bashing is a serious health threat

Millions of women felt insulted by Donald Trump's language toward women. Others overlooked it, seeing the female candidate as flawed. Here's why this might suggest a growing health crisis for women.
Megyn Kelly during a Republican presidential primary debate in Iowa, January 2016. AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File

How common are sexual harassment and rape in the United States?

Megyn Kelly's account of Fox News Chief Roger Ailes' sexually predatory behavior has put harassment back in headlines. Can public debate on this issue make a difference?
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Sexual assault enters virtual reality

Underlying online harassment is the false idea that events that happen on internet aren't real. But whenever people are interacting, it's all real.
Peter Dutton dismissed many of the ‘Nauru files’, including those documenting sexual assault, as ‘false allegations in an attempt to get to Australia’. AAP/Dan Peled

The Nauru files: why don’t we believe victims of sexual abuse?

Peter Dutton’s comments reinforced historically ingrained ideas about sexual assault victims as being 'unreliable' or 'untrustworthy'.

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