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An Activist Group Purchased A Website Under Brett Kavanaugh's Name For An Amazing Reason

ByShelby Black
The internet is truly a magical place. With one click, you can find important research, loads of jokes, and entertainment galore. However, people have also been using this platform as a way to express their political beliefs and opinions, like when…

Lipslut's New Charitable Lipstick Targets Brett Kavanaugh & Supports Victims Of Sexual Assault

ByDaley Quinn
If you were anything like me during the Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford hearings last week, you were either crying at your desk or throwing things across the room in anger. Thankfully, there’s an alternative option when it comes to…

A New Study Says Sexual Assault Is Linked To Long-Term Health Issues For Women

ByIman Hariri-Kia
The news of the Senate Judiciary hearing that included Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to discuss allegations of sexual assault has ignited a global conversation about memory, its meaning, and its impact. In this instance, the…

Twitter's Emotional Praise For The Women Who Confronted Jeff Flake Has Me In Tears

ByChelsea Stewart
When Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake announced that he would be voting for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, despite the various sexual assault allegations against the judge (which he has categorically denied), he did so to great backlash. Two women…

I Didn't Report My Sexual Assault. That Doesn't Mean It Never Happened.

ByCatherine Kelly
Do you know the feeling? When your entire being shrinks to the size of a pea; your memories retreat from the edges of your body until the very essence of you is neatly packaged and tucked away; you begin to dissociate from your physical self. It's…

Here's How You Can Do Your Part & Support Survivors Of Sexual Assault

ByShelby Black
The recent allegations facing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which he has denied, have awakened an important discussion in the United States. Representatives for Kavanaugh did not reply to Elite Daily's request for comment. As women like…

Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3-10 Years In Prison Over Sexual Assault Conviction

ByLilli Petersen
In the final chapter in his long-running fall from grace, Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison on Sept. 25, per NBC News. The 81-year-old comedian's "lovable dad" image was shattered by myriad allegations of sexual assault,…

People Are Pissed At Donald Trump Jr. Over A Meme About Kavanaugh's Sexual Assault

ByHannah Golden
The eldest son of President Donald Trump is in headlines again after making a gutsy social media post on Sunday, Sept. 16. Donald Trump Jr.'s Instagram about Brett Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegation is causing a major uproar in the capital and…

Sexual Assault Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh Are Shaking Up His Confirmation – UPDATE

ByHannah Golden
On Friday, Sept. 14, reports surfaced that the Democrats in the Senate had referred an alleged incident to the FBI regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. According to The New Yorker, Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's pick for the vacant…

3 Ways To Stay Safe During Fall Semester, When Most Campus Sexual Assaults Occur

ByJamie Kravitz
While sexual assault is in no way the fault of the victim, ever, there are some safety tips for avoiding sexual assault on campus that you can arm yourself with. It's an unfortunate fact that you are most at risk for sexual assault during your first…

This UN Resolution Could Help Secure Rights For Sexual Assault Survivors Globally

ByHannah Golden
Some of Hollywood's most outspoken advocates are calling on leaders to take up the issue of sexual assault not just on home soil but on the world at large. A group of celebrities is working to bring forward a UN resolution for rights of sexual…

Sexual assault is a problem in college athletics. What can the NCAA do?

ByBDG Video
Only 3.3% of male students are athletes, but male student athletes are responsible for 19% of reported sexual assaults on campus. However, the NCAA, the primary governing board for college athletics, has no formal policy attaching sexually violent…

This Group Introduced Sexual Assault Survivors' Bills of Rights In 9 States This Month

ByHannah Golden
It looks like 2018 won't be all bad, if Amanda Nguyen has anything to say about it. The year is only one-twelfth done, and already, RISE, the nonprofit she founded, has reached an impressive milestone. Since Jan. 1, the group has gotten sexual…

Viola Davis's Message For Sexual Assault Victims Is Exactly What Needs To Be Said Right Now

ByCandice Jalili
While society is starting to make some strides in holding men accountable for their actions in the wake of the #MeToo movement, there is still plenty of work to be done when it comes to the way women are treated by men in powerful positions. Too…

Nick Carter Responds To Sexual Assault Accusations: "I Am Shocked And Saddened"

ByJamie Lose
On Nov. 21, sexual assault allegations were made against Backstreet Boy member Nick Carter. Melissa Schuman, who was part of the pop girl group DREAM, thoroughly documented an experience with Carter that allegedly occurred when she was 18 years old.…

This Singer Claims Nick Carter Sexually Assaulted Her In An Intense Blog Post – UPDATE

ByLaura Rizzo
The climate in Hollywood now is tense. Another woman has come forward to speak out about an alleged sexual assault. This time, the accusation is directed at Nick Carter. Melissa Schuman of the pop girl group DREAM has blogged about an incident that…

Gabby Douglas Apologizes For Sexual Assault Comments After Simone Biles Calls Her Out

ByCollette Reitz
As the sexual harassment and assault allegations continue to stream out of Hollywood, accounts of similar situations are also coming out of other industries. Gymnast Aly Raisman recently opened up, claiming that gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar…

A Third Woman Accuses Ed Westwick Of Sexual Assault: “He Turned His Sights On Me”

ByAlex Berg
After accusations from two women earlier in November, the sexual assault allegations against Ed Westwick are still growing, after a third woman came forward on Nov. 14. In a new allegation, Rachel Eck told BuzzFeed News that the Gossip Girl actor…

This Trump Official's Remarks About Preventing Sexual Assault Are Totally Bizarre

ByAlex Berg
There have been plenty of uninformed suggestions about how to prevent sexual misconduct recently, but this one might be the biggest stretch. At a media event on Nov. 2, a protester shouted at the Secretary of Energy about climate change. In…

'Stranger Things' Star Quits APA After Former Agent Is Accused Of Sexual Assault & Twitter's Proud

ByCollette Reitz
Since the news broke earlier this month of sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations leveled against Harvey Weinstein, there have been many more allegations of misconduct, harassment, and assault coming out of Hollywood. The most recent news…

California Made A Major Move To Support Survivors Of Sexual Assault

ByHannah Golden
Amidst all the dreary news of sexual harassment and assault coming out of Hollywood, the Golden State got some good news. On Thursday, Oct. 12, California became the latest state to pass the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights, giving…

My #MeToo Story Wasn't Textbook Sexual Assault, But It Still Matters

ByAlexia LaFata
If you have been on social media in the past day or so, you might have seen women posting "Me too" onto their social media statuses. These women are survivors of rape, sexual assault, or sexual harassment, and because of the dozens of women who have…

Trump Is Being Asked To Turn Over Documents Relating To Alleged Sexual Assaults

ByHannah Golden
Sexual assault and harassment has taken the fore of a national dialogue after news broke that Harvey Weinstein had allegedly been paying off accusers for decades. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has been subpoenaed for documents related to sexual…

Viral "Me Too" Hashtag Is Showing How Widespread Sexual Assault Really Is

ByAlex Berg
The growing allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood seem to be never-ending, and it can make survivors feel powerless to watch them emerge. Now, a conversation about how harassment and assault impact women everywhere is hopefully changing…

Models Are Sharing Their Sexual Assault Stories On Instagram & We're So Here For It

ByThea Glassman
For years, Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually assaulted and harassed countless women. Now, an onslaught of victims are coming forward with their stories – and it's going far beyond one powerful, disgraced movie producer. Within this outpouring of…

This Is How Likely Women Are To Face Sexual Assault In Their Lifetime & It's Not OK

ByLisa Dunn
Recent revelations that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has allegedly been an aggressive sexual predator for decades have renewed the often-frustrating public debate about sexual assault, with skeptics asking how likely women are to be sexually…

Joe Biden Calls Out Harvey Weinstein On Sexual Assault Allegations & Says His Behavior Is "Disgusting"

ByJoseph Milord
On Wednesday, Oct. 11, former Vice President Joe Biden took on the subject of Harvey Weinstein and the multiple allegations of sexual assault that have been made against the veteran Hollywood producer. Biden didn't only condemn Weinstein, though —…

Nelly Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault & His Lawyer Says Allegation Is "Completely Fabricated"

ByThea Glassman
Nelly has been booked on charges of alleged sexual assault. The rapper, best known for his songs "Ride Wit Me" and "Hot In Herre," was accused of second-degree rape and escorted to jail early on Saturday, Oct. 7, TMZ reports. According to his…

11 Tweets That Explain DeVos' New Campus Sexual Assault Rules

ByHannah Golden
On Friday, Sept. 22, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos came under fire as she announced a new plan for handling cases of sexual assault and harassment on college campuses nationwide. Tweets about DeVos's new campus sexual assault policies show how…

RAINN Is Stepping In To Help Colleges Create The Best Sexual Assault Prevention Program Possible

ByAlexia LaFata
College campuses have been notoriously bad at creating sexual assault prevention programs for their students. Recently, one college told students to masturbate as a way to prevent sexual assault, which, needless to say, is a pretty batsh*t solution.…

This College Thinks Telling Kids To Masturbate Will Prevent Sexual Assault, For Some Reason

ByAlexia LaFata
Over the past few years, there has been a huge push for colleges and universities to work toward finding solutions to prevent sexual violence on campus. For what appears to be their idea of a solution, RIT told students to masturbate to prevent…

Kesha On Top: What Kesha's 'Rainbow' Means For Survivors Of Sexual Assault

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The first time I heard Kesha's “Praying,” I was lying in the stale darkness of an AirBnb in Munich, Germany. It was early in the morning, earlier than usual for me, when a friend back in the states messaged me the video. As the technicolor scene…

This Singer Stopped His Show To Call Out Sexual Assault, Sending A Really Powerful Message

ByAlexia LaFata
Concerts are supposed to be places where you can hang out with your friends, listen to your favorite music, and generally have an awesome time. What they are not supposed to be are places where sexual assault occurs. Sam Carter from Architects, a…

How To Protect Yourself From Sexual Assault, According To An FBI Defense Tactics Instructor

ByAlexia LaFata
In a country like the U.S., where an act of sexual assault is committed once every 98 seconds and one in six women will be a victim of completed or attempted sexual assault at some point in her lifetime, learning how to protect yourself can save…

I'm A Survivor Of Campus Sexual Assault, And This Is Why Betsy DeVos Scares Me

Byfferber
I am a survivor of campus sexual assault, and I am terrified of what Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos could do. At her direction, the Department of Education is considering rescinding the 2011 "Dear Colleague" letter, a pivotal document that…

A Sexual Assault Survivor Explains Why She Protested Betsy DeVos

ByLisa Dunn
In fall of 2012, Maya Weinstein started attending George Washington University in Washington, DC. "I was so excited to be in school," she recalls in an interview with Elite Daily. "I was coming from a pretty small, low-energy town to this…

Education Department Rep Apologizes For Campus Sexual Assault Comments

ByLisa Dunn
On the eve of a Department of Education roundtable on campus sexual assault and Title IX, the department's Acting Assistant Secretary Civil Rights, Candice Jackson, has apologized for comments she made earlier this week to The New York Times about…

Brock Turner's Judge Explains Infamous Ruling: The Law Is "Not Always Popular"

ByLilli Petersen
It's been more than a year since the infamous Brock Turner sexual assault case outraged America, and just 10 months since Turner himself was released from jail, but the consequences of the case still aren't completely finished. Aaron Persky, the…

Vatican Cardinal Charged With Multiple “Historic” Sex Offenses By Australian Police

ByLilli Petersen
On Wednesday, June 28, an Australian cardinal was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, the highest ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal. Australian police confirmed that Cardinal George…

You Can Develop PTSD From Sexual Assault, And We Need To Talk About It

ByAlison Segel
I have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from a childhood sexual assault, and I feel the emotional repercussions of it every day. To be honest, I hardly even remember the event itself. Bits and pieces of it, the before and after, the general…

How To Cope With PTSD After A Sexual Assault

ByAnnie Foskett
Sexual assault and sexual violence is perpetually stuck in our news cycle, as evidenced by the Bachelor in Paradise allegations, Billy Cosby's outrageous mistrial, or a President who thinks "grab her by the p*ssy" is normal locker room talk. But…

I Was Sexually Abused For 3 Years And My PTSD Has Affected Every Relationship I've Ever Had

ByJessica Mitchell
Most 6-year-old girls should be playing dolls and dress up. Their biggest decision should be what type of candy to choose from the convenience store. While I was doing this as well, the meaning behind it was far less innocent than anyone could have…

DeMario Jackson Spotted Partying After Being Cleared Of Sexual Assault Allegations

ByDanielle Valente
It seems DeMario Jackson is trying to leave his recent Bachelor in Paradise scandal in the past. The 30-year-old reality TV star, who was just cleared of sexual assault allegations, was spotted partying in Los Angeles by TMZ on Friday, June 23. He…

Sexual Assault Survivors Would Be Hurt By Senate's New Trumpcare Bill

ByAlexandra Svokos
Republican senators revealed their version of a new healthcare bill on Thursday, June 22, and it would have major effects on survivors of sexual assault. The House passed their American Health Care Act (AHCA) in early May, and now the Senate is…

How To Support Victims Of Sexual Assault When They Need It Most

ByAlison Segel
How can you support victims of sexual assault when they need it most? This particular issue has become a major topic of conversation, due to the rocky start (to put it lightly) of this season's Bachelor in Paradise. On June 11, Warner Brothers…

It's Normal For Women To Feel Paralyzed During Sexual Assault

ByCandice Jalili
In a troubling new Swedish study, researchers found that the reason lots of women don't fight back during sexual assault is because they physically can't. It turns out that in the midst of sexual assault, many women endure a psychological response…

Reports Of Campus Sexual Assault Have Tripled, But Here's What That Really Means

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Reports of sexual assaults on US college campuses have tripled over the past decade, according to a new federal study from the National Center for Education Statistics and the Justice Department. The report offers valuable insight into a troubling…

Zoe Kravitz Reveals Her Mom's Opinion On Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Allegations

ByMarquaysa Battle
Zoë Kravitz has finally shared with the world what her mother — The Cosby Show alum, Lisa Bonet, thinks of the rape and drugging allegations against Bill Cosby. The actress addressed the question swiftly, but directly during her interview as…

‘Stealthing’ Could Finally Be Labeled As Sexual Assault Under This State’s Proposed Law

ByCandice Jalili
A bill proposed by Wisconsin state Representative Melissa Sargent would consider "stealthing" (i.e. when someone removes a condom without consent mid-sex) an act of sexual assault in the eyes of the law in Wisconsin. This proposed law doesn't just…

Indiana University Will Ban All College Athletes With Sexual Assault History

ByMarquaysa Battle
Study after study after study proves that campus rape at universities has long been the norm. But what is not common is campuses taking a strong stance to get those numbers down. Of course, there's the 1972 Title IX, which holds schools accountable…