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Tana French’s New Thriller Looks At What Happens When White Men Lose Their Privilege

The Witch Elm, which follows a privileged man whose life gets derailed, is a timely window into what happens when men lose their precious power.

We Prioritize Boys' Suffering At Girls' Expense

Controversy over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination has raised the question: Should 17-year-old boys be held responsible later in life for alleged sexual assault? That depends on whose pain we value most.

Brock Turner Has Lost His Appeal And Remains Guilty Of Sexual Assault

He'll continue to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Brock Turner Only Engaged In "Outercourse" With Sexual Assault Victim, His Lawyer Says

A lawyer for the former Stanford University student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman argued that Brock Turner did not show an intent to rape her.

The Judge In The Brock Turner Case Just Compared His Decision To School Desegregation

"We ask judges to follow the rule of law, not the rule of public opinion," Judge Aaron Persky said.

Brock Turner Wants His Sexual Assault Convictions Overturned

Turner's lawyers argue that the jury had insufficient and incorrect information.

The Criminology Textbook Using Brock Turner's Case As An Example Of Rape Has Been Addressed By Its Publisher

An image of Turner's picture included in a criminal justice textbook's definition of rape went viral this week.

Meet The Professor Who Says Sex In A Blackout Isn't Always Rape

Is it possible to voluntarily have sex while blackout drunk? Kim Fromme, one of the country’s foremost experts on alcohol-induced blackouts, isn’t afraid to say so, and has testified in high-profile sexual assault cases from Steubenville to Stanford.

The Judge In The Brock Turner Sexual Assault Case Defended Himself In An Anti-Recall Letter

In a statement filed late Friday, Judge Aaron Persky does not specifically mention Brock Turner, but defends his sentencing decisions.

A 20-Year-Old Man Who Raped A Teenage Family Member Will Spend Four Months In Jail

"In a lot of ways, this case is more egregious than Brock Turner," District Attorney Dale Trigg said.

Stanford Sexual Assault Survivor Says She Was "Struck Silent" By Brock Turner's Sentence

The woman known as "Emily Doe" told Glamour what happened in the months after she read her powerful victim statement.

This Is What "Locker Room Talk" Can Lead To

Warning: This video contains sensitive material related to sexual assault.

California Governor Signs Laws Inspired By Brock Turner Rape Case

The legislation aims to close a loophole that allowed rapists to avoid prison time.

This Brock Turner Hashtag Is Allowing People To Vent Their Frustration

"My leg hair." #ThingsLongerThanBrockTurnersRapeSentence

Historic Bill Of Rights For Survivors Of Sexual Assault Is Heading To Obama's Desk

"This [bill] becoming law means so much, not just for the 25 million estimated rape survivors across America, but to me personally," advocate Amanda Nguyen told BuzzFeed News.

A College Student Created A Powerful Photo Series Inspired By Brock Turner's Release

"It happens to anyone." WARNING: The post contains graphic images.

Armed Protesters Wait For Brock Turner's Arrival At Ohio Home

Some protesters wrote messages on the sidewalk of the home in chalk, such as "Shoot your local rapist."

Brock Turner Has Been Released From Jail After Serving Three Months For Sexual Assault

The former Stanford swimmer's lenient sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman sparked national outrage.

Campaign Launched To Support Judge In Stanford Sex Assault Case

Judge Aaron Persky said he remains dedicated to making decisions free from political influence, and a Retain Judge Persky committee has registered with state election officials.

California Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Prison Sentence After Stanford Sex Assault Case

The bill closed a loophole in existing law related to unconscious victims and was inspired by the case of Brock Turner, lawmakers said.

Stanford Sex Assault Judge Went Easy On Another Student Athlete

Judge Aaron Persky, under fire for his sentencing of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, delayed sentencing for a domestic violence offender so he could play football in Hawaii. “They made it easy for him,” the victim told BuzzFeed News.

Judge In Stanford Sex Assault Case Will No Longer Hear Criminal Cases

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky has asked to be assigned to civil cases after becoming the target of protests and a recall campaign.

Stanford Bans Hard Liquor From Parties In Wake Of Brock Turner Case

Only beer and wine will be allowed at on-campus undergraduate student parties.

No Prison For "Entitled" College Student Who Raped Intoxicated Woman

Austin Wilkerson, a former University of Colorado student, faced 4 to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman he pretended to take care of.

Brock Turner's Lawyer Asked The Stanford Victim About Her Drinking Habits

The lawyer focused his questions on the woman's behavior the night of the assault.

Rape Culture Is Surveillance Culture

After being roofied twice, I realized I didn't always know who was watching me. And how dangerous that is.

California Legislation Aims To Close A Big Sentencing Loophole In Sexual Assault Cases

"Why under the law is a sexual assault of an unconscious woman, less terrible than that of a conscious woman?”

Sexual Assault Survivors Share Their Stories After Stanford Letter

"So get ready, Brock Turners of the world. #IAmEmilyDoe and I am not afraid."

Woman Who Was Raped By Brian Wilson's Former Band Member Goes Public

Scott Bennett, a former keyboardist for the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, was sentenced to five years in prison for rape by instrumentation.

Stanford Sex Assault Judge Removed From New Case

The Santa Clara district attorney said he did not believe the judge could be fair after he sentenced a former Stanford student to six months in jail for sex assault.

Here's How The Judge In The Brock Turner Sexual Assault Case Justified The 6-Month Sentence

"And so you have Mr. Turner expressing remorse, which I think, subjectively, is genuine, and [the survivor] not seeing that as a genuine expression of remorse."

Here's How People Protested The Brock Turner Sentencing At Stanford's Graduation

In an "unusual" act of protest for a school not known for activism, many Stanford students used their own graduation as a platform to protest what they believe to be an overly lenient sentence for a former student convicted of sexual assault on campus.

USA Swimming Bans Stanford Sexual Assailant For Life

Brock Turner, a rising collegiate swimming star, was not a current member of USA Swimming, but now, the option to rejoin is off the table for good.

Stanford Sexual Assault Victim "Was Not Respected," California Attorney General Says

"The victim's voice was not heard, it was not respected, and she was not given dignity in the process."

Stanford Sexual Assailant Is Expected To Serve Half Of His Six-Month Jail Sentence

If he remains on good behavior, Brock Turner will be released after three months.

Joe Biden Writes An Open Letter To Stanford Survivor

The vice president, in an open letter sent to BuzzFeed News, said "a lot of people failed" the Stanford sexual assault survivor and that she will "save lives" thanks to the powerful message she read to her assailant in court.

Republican Congressman Demands The Court Overturn Stanford Sexual Assailant's "Pathetic" Sentence

"As a grandfather, I want to know that my granddaughters are growing up in a society that has zero tolerance for this crime," Rep. Ted Poe said. "No means no."

Women In China Are Sharing Photos Of Themselves In Support Of The Stanford Sexual Assault Victim

Feminists and activists are sharing photos of themselves in support of the anonymous victim.

A Newspaper Suggested We Go Easy On Tarun Tejpal And Twitter Took No Time To Set Things Straight

Tejpal was charged with sexually assaulting a co-worker, which "Mid-Day" described today as simply "a grave error".

Celebrities React To Stanford Survivor’s Letter, NYC Mayor’s Wife Does A Reading

The survivor of a sexual assault at Stanford read a powerful statement to her assailant in court last week.

Friend Retracts Defense Of Stanford Sex Assailant As Bars Cancel Her Band's Concerts

Brock Turner's friend initially wrote a letter saying the sexual assault was a "huge misunderstanding."

Stanford Sexual Assailant Blames "Party Culture" For His Behavior In Letter To Judge

Read the statement Brock Turner's victim responded to in her letter.

Stanford Victim Says She Has Remained Anonymous Because "I Am Every Woman"

"I am coming out to you as simply a woman wanting to be heard."

In Their Words: The Swedish Heroes Who Caught The Stanford Sexual Assailant

The two men tackled Brock Turner and held him down until the police came. Turner's victim called them heroes.

Ashleigh Banfield Read The Stanford Rape Victim's Full Letter Live On CNN

The reading lasted more than half of the show.

Stanford Community Asked Judge To Give More Severe Sentence For Sex Assault

A petition signed by 250 Stanford students, professors, and alumni called for a minimum sentence of two years in jail for Turner. The judge assigned six months.

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