All Articles on Sexual Assault

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos last week released new rules for how schools should handle sexual harassment and assault allegations. News
DeVos Sued Over New Title IX Rules That Make It 'Easier for Schools to Sweep Sexual Violence Under the Rug'
"Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration have shown, once again, that they have no interest in supporting student survivors and their rights."
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Students hold signs as they take part in a walkout at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, Massachusetts on April 30, 2018 in response to the school's handling of a sexual assault case. News
'We'll Fight This': Groups Outraged Over DeVos 'Gutting' Title IX Protections for Survivors of Sexual Violence
"We refuse to go back to the days when rape and harassment in schools were ignored and swept under the rug."
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) questions Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. News
Pressley Applauded for 'Honest and Courageous' Message on Sexual Assault Allegations Against Joe Biden
"I reject the false choice that my party and our nominee can't address the allegations at hand and defeat the occupant of the White House."
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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds her first on-camera news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House May 01, 2020. News
"I'll Never Lie to You," Vows Trump's New Press Secretary at First Regular Briefing in Over a Year—Then Starts Lying
"To start with these words is a 100% guarantee that you WILL be lied to on an EPIC scale."
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Biden Must Do Better, Say Women's Groups as Former Vice President Denies Sexual Assault Allegation
"He spoke for the first time about the allegations by Tara Reade, and issued yet another blanket denial of the assault, without any reflections on how women, and survivors of all genders, are treated in our society."
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MSNBC host Chris Hayes is being attacked for reporting on a news story about Joe Biden. News
#FireChrisHayes Trends as MSNBC Anchor Attacked for Covering Biden Accuser Story
Journalist Glenn Greenwald said the reaction to Hayes reporting on a news story which reflects poorly on the former vice president "shows what MSNBC has cultivated."
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Then-Vice President Joe Biden listens to former President Barack Obama during a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, Feb. 2, 2015. (Photo: Obama White House Flickr) News
Demand Grows for Biden to Address Tara Reade Allegations as Democrats Wrestle With #MeToo Hypocrisy
"Republicans already basically dismiss sexual assault allegations against their co-partisans out of hand; if Democrats do the same for the leader of their party it will do a great deal to move us back to the pre-#MeToo past."
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Sanders’s “Not Me, Us” message has already taken root, both in movement spaces and electorally. (Photo: Getty Images) Views
Bernie’s Campaign Suspension Shows How Far We Have to Go
The movements that drove the Sanders campaign are still fighting for a better world.
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"In the age of #MeToo many people still question why survivors waver and hesitate in coming forward with their assaults," writes Zenkus. "Imagine the additional pressure a survivor feels when an abuser holds a position of authority, is well known, and is among the politically powerful." (Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT) Views
The Inconvenient Truth of Rape
Yes, we are in the middle of a contentious primary season and a presidential election with much on the line. And, yes, allegations of sexual assault or rape against the current leader in the Democratic primaries are inconvenient. But rape is even more inconvenient.
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Does this presumption not apply when the guy being accused is a Democrat running for president?  Tara Reade, who worked with Joe Biden, alleges he inappropriately touched her in 1993. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Why Has the Media Ignored Sexual Assault and Misbehaviour Allegations Against Biden?
Conservatives who didn’t care about the multiple sexual assault allegations against Trump have seized on the accusations while liberals turn a blind eye.
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