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Women In A Mennonite Colony Were Raped For Years. This New Novel Tackles The Aftermath.

Miriam Toews talks about “keeping that particular agony inside of me” while writing her new novel about abuse in a remote Mennonite colony.

“Leaving Neverland” Reveals The Monster We Didn’t Want To See In Michael Jackson

In telling the gut-wrenching stories of two boys who survived Jackson’s alleged abuse, the HBO documentary digs deep into the most painful contradictions of a cultural icon.

Twitter Just Removed A Tweet From An Account Linked To Iran’s Supreme Leader, Raising Enforcement Questions

Twitter has previously used a newsworthiness standard to defend its refusal to apply abuse and harassment rules to President Donald Trump’s account.

She Trusted Her Husband To Handle Her Money. It Cost Her More Than She Imagined.

“He’s bitching about me spending $25 on a pedicure, and then I come to find out that it was my $25.”

Google Drive Has A Loophole That Allows Harassment

There’s not a way to block people, so harassers can share you on unwanted files.

Disturbing Video Shows Immigrant Children Being Slapped, Pushed, And Dragged In Arizona Detention Facility

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office initially said they found no criminal wrongdoing in the recorded incidents, but on Monday said command staff decided to refer the case to prosecutors after all.

Here's How A Secret Meeting Of Twitter Execs And Indian Activists Caused A Caste Scandal

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and policy boss Vijaya Gadde seemed completely unprepared to deal with caste issues, according to sources.

“Welcome To The White Man’s World,” A Cop Allegedly Told A Latino Teen During A Violent Arrest

According to a recently unsealed federal indictment, two Massachusetts police officers, who pleaded not guilty Wednesday, are accused of using excessive force and other charges.

These New Books Refuse To Make A Spectacle Of Women’s Trauma

Bernice McFadden’s Praise Song for the Butterflies, Vox by Christina Dalcher, and Red Clocks by Leni Zumas dig into the long-term effects of sexual trauma without exploiting women’s pain for entertainment.

Indian Women Have Faced Abuse And Harassment For Years. Now They Are Naming Names.

Due process has failed Indian victims of sexual assault for years — and now they’re using social media to call out men.

Democrats Are Referring The Abuse Claims Against Rep. Keith Ellison To Law Enforcement After An Investigator Couldn’t Substantiate Them

An investigator hired by the Minnesota Democratic Party cited Karen Monahan’s refusal to produce alleged video evidence in dismissing her claims against Ellison.

Rep. Keith Ellison Is Asking The House To Investigate An Ex-Girlfriend’s Claims That He Abused Her

“I am taking this step now because I am innocent and eager to see this entire matter resolved,” Ellison told BuzzFeed News after Karen Monahan accused him of abuse.

A Bishop Says The Church Will Cooperate With Vermont Investigators After BuzzFeed News’ Investigation Of Abuse At A Catholic Orphanage

“The scandals and the ghosts of what happened there still haunt us,” Bishop Christopher Coyne said.

NY’s Attorney General Subpoenaed The Catholic Church In Its Child Sex Abuse Investigation

The state’s attorney general is seeking documents and information on payments to victims as part of its civil probe into the church.

News Podcast: Abuse In Catholic Orphanages

News podcast covering child abuse at St. Joseph's Catholic Orphanage, deepfakes and fake news, and world news from NAFTA to Myanmar.

Here's Why We Need To Rethink Everything We Know About The Stanford Prison Experiment

This could have huge implications for social psychology.

The ACLU Claims That Workers Picked Up In ICE Raids In Nebraska Were Mistreated

When detained workers, including two pregnant women, asked for air conditioning in the bus they were riding in, government agents turned on the heater, the ACLU said.

Allegations Of Domestic Abuse By Rep. Keith Ellison Have Surfaced On Facebook, But He Denies Them

“This video does not exist because I never behaved in this way, and any characterization otherwise is false,” the prominent Minnesota Democrat said.

What Are We To Make Of Tao Lin’s Comeback?

In the wake of #MeToo, the alt lit star has made a seemingly uncontested return to the spotlight after abuse accusations in 2014.

AMC Says They Won't Air Chris Hardwick's Show As They "Assess" His Ex-Girlfriend's Abuse Claims

Hardwick's ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, said he was emotionally and sexually abusive in their relationship. He's denied her allegations.

Fix Rape Threats On Your Platform, India's Women's Minister Tells Twitter

Maneka Gandhi, India's women and child development minister, wants Twitter to create a list of "violent words" so that tweets containing them can be easily pulled down.

Spotify Reversed Its Policy And Will No Longer Punish Musicians For "Hateful" Conduct

"We don’t aim to play judge and jury," Spotify said.

Who Gets To Be At The Center Of #MeToo Stories?

Jennifer Fox’s powerful new film The Tale is a reminder of how many #MeToo narratives have been centered on the men accused, rather than the people who have spoken up against them. (Warning: This essay contains descriptions of child sexual assault, and spoilers.)

USC's President Is Stepping Down Amid An Abuse Scandal Involving The School's Gynecologist

"We have heard the message that something is broken and that urgent and profound actions are needed," USC's board of trustees said in a letter.

Twitter Is Going To Limit The Visibility Of Tweets From People Behaving Badly

Act like a jerk, and Twitter will start limiting how often your tweets show up.

Kelis Accused Nas Of Abusing Her During Their Marriage

“There was a lot of mental and physical abuse,” Kelis alleged.

永田町に「#MeToo」の黒がやってきた。議員会館で緊急院内集会(写真)

「黒」は今年のゴールデングローブ賞授賞式で、声をあげた被害者との連帯を示すために、俳優たちが身につけた色だ。

The Mormon Church Is Making A Big Change After Women Said They Were Encouraged To Stay With Their Abusers

The guidelines issued to church leaders state for the first time that "members should never be encouraged to remain in a home or situation that is abusive or unsafe."

The Duffer Brothers Have Apologized After Being Accused Of Verbally Abusing Multiple Women On The Set Of "Stranger Things"

A Netflix spokesperson said they looked into the allegations against the show's creators "and found no wrongdoing."

In The Wake Of Rob Porter Allegations, Mormon Women Say Church Leaders Encouraged Them To Stay With Their Abusers

Nearly two dozen women told BuzzFeed News they went to Mormon church leaders after suffering abuse at home and were counseled to remain in their relationships. Some were warned their eternal salvation could be jeopardized if they left their violent partners.

Slam Poet Shamir Reuben Has Been Accused Of Sexually Harassing Minors

In a Facebook post, multiple women shared stories of how Reuben made sexual advances toward them when they were minors.

This Is The Abuse The Suffragettes Received For Trying To Win The Right To Vote

The curator of a new exhibition at the Museum of London said the death threats and hate mail were "definitely" comparable to the threats that female politicians receive on Facebook and Twitter today.

Here's What Daniel Radcliffe Had To Say About The Johnny Depp "Fantastic Beasts" Casting Drama

Radcliffe said he understands why many fans of the Harry Potter franchise are upset with how their concerns surrounding Depp's casting have been addressed.

Mira Sorvino Apologized To Woody Allen's Daughter For Working With Him

Sorvino, who won an Oscar for appearing in Allen's 1995 film Mighty Aphrodite, wrote that she was "a naive young actress" at the time.

There Are Finally Plans To Make Sex Education In Schools Reflect Modern Life

Pupils would be taught about sexting and online porn under new plans to update sex education for the first time in 17 years. Maria Miller, chair of the Commons equalities committee, told BuzzFeed News it was about time.

The Woman Who Accused Melanie Martinez Of "Rape" Says Speaking Publicly Has Been "Exhausting"

Following her tweets last week, Timothy Heller received waves of both support and abuse from Melanie Martinez fans.

Sex, Drugs, And Illness: How Chemsex Is Harming India's Gay Men

The drugs transported me to a world where stigma, stereotyping, abuse, shame, and bullying didn’t exist. But eventually they left me shameful, depressed, and terrified of disease.

Johnny Depp’s Continued Presence Is Slowly Poisoning “Fantastic Beasts”

With the backing of J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros., the actor's role in next year's film is poisoning the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise from the inside out.

Why The Menendez Brothers Never Got A Fair Hearing

Law & Order can’t solve all of the mysteries that haunt the Menendez case, but NBC’s series is finally asking the right questions about abuse, institutional power, and who shapes the narratives of “true” crime.

Twitter Just Explained Why The Term "Bisexual" Was Blocked From Search Results

The social media company claimed that an outdated list of terms associated with adult content inadvertently blocked the word "bisexual."

Uma Thurman's Viral Response To The Weinstein Scandal Is Incredibly Raw

A video of the actor speaking to Access Hollywood in October is gaining new attention after being tweeted by Asia Argento.

These Are Twitter's New Rules For Preventing Abuse And Harassment

Twitter just updated its policies on abusive behavior, self-harm, spam, graphic violence, and adult content.

Why Do We Let “Genius” Directors Get Away With Abusive Behavior?

For decades, the celebrated male film directors who “provoke” and abuse actors, supposedly in service of their art, have been given the benefit of the doubt over the women who suffer on their film sets.

#HimToo: A Reckoning

An open letter from a senior academic to some of the men in her life who abused, assaulted, or harassed her and the women who enabled them.

Mayim Bialik Has Apologized For Her Op-Ed About The "Flip Side" Of Sexual Harassment

The Big Bang Theory actor was dragged online after writing a New York Times op-ed that suggested women dress more modestly to avoid harassment from men.

The Real Reason Twitter Restricted Rose McGowan's Account Instead Of Just Deleting One Tweet

Twitter silenced McGowan at a key moment because its enforcement tools don’t suit the realities of policing its users.

I Forgave My Father, And I Don't Owe Him Anything Else

My father’s Alzheimer’s is erasing his memory of the years he emotionally abused me. Until the latest season of BoJack Horseman, I didn’t know how badly I needed to see someone else faced with the same never-ending crisis.

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