sexual assault

Connections: Assessing the strength of the MeToo movement through the Weinstein trial

The Harvey Weinstein trial offered a chance to assess the strength of the MeToo movement. “It’s a perfect test case of what happens when a culture...
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Wed, 02/26/2020 - 9:36am
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Connections: Blogger Chris Thompson on the legacy of Kobe Bryant

A local writer and activist has generated some buzz with a piece he’s written about the legacy of Kobe Bryant. Writing as a guest blogger for 540 West...
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Tue, 02/04/2020 - 9:18am
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Bill aims to open lawsuit window for adult sex abuse suits

(AP) ALBANY - Churches, youth groups, and schools were hit by a tsunami of lawsuits in 2019 after New York gave survivors of childhood sexual abuse a...
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Tue, 12/24/2019 - 9:00am
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New law extends statute of limitations for sex crimes

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday that extends the statute of limitations for cases of rape and other sexual assaults. The new law...
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:31pm
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Connections: Discussing affirmative consent

When it comes to sex, "affirmative consent" is the standard taught on college campuses and in countless articles written for both the classroom and...
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Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:28am
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Connections: Understanding the definitions of rape and sexual assault

What is the definition of rape? The question after a handful of cases where judges showed bias toward young, privileged men accused of raping young...
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Thu, 08/08/2019 - 4:37pm
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Connections: Discussing the documentary, "Roll Red Roll," and teenage sexual assault

We discuss the documentary, “Roll Red Roll.” The film explores rape culture, toxic masculinity, and online bullying following the gang rape of a 16-year...
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Mon, 04/29/2019 - 10:32am
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Connections: Sexual assault survivors discuss #WhyIDidntReport

The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have led to renewed conversations about the #MeToo movement. President...
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Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:00pm
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Connections: Domestic violence survivor Sabrina Brown

In her book, “I Married a Sociopath,” writer and epidemiologist Sabrina Brown details decades of physical, verbal, and financial abuse by her ex-husband...
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Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:41am
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Connections: Discussing the Schneiderman case

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned just hours after the New Yorker published a piece containing allegations of physical and sexual abuse. It's...
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Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:55am
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