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Two women in late February at a Paterson, N.J. shelter for women who have suffered domestic violence. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

Domestic violence calls for help increased during the pandemic – but the answers haven’t gotten any easier

Calls to police and hotlines by domestic violence victims increased during the pandemic. This translates into an expanded number of families that will need help even after the pandemic.
Harvey Weinstein leaves for the day during his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, in New York, Jan. 28, 2020. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

Harvey Weinstein’s ‘false memory’ defense is not backed by science

As women began to come forward with experiences of rape and abuse, backlash came forward too. The notion of 'false memory' developed to explain away assault. Here's why that notion itself is untrue.

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