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Who’s in the Kitchen at Chinese Restaurants?: An Investigative Report, Part 1

In this installment, the author applies for a job at an exploitative employment agency—one of many of its kind—that colludes with human traffickers and capitalizes on powerless immigrants.

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Stanford Rape Survivor Pens Moving Essay About Life After the Trial

Glamour magazine names Emily Doe, the pseudonym used by the 23-year-old woman at the center of the Stanford rape case, a “Woman of the Year,” and publishes her incredibly powerful follow-up essay.

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Election’s Rape and Sexual Assault Accusations Need to Be Taken Seriously

Donald Trump is running for the highest office in the nation. While all men need to be held to high standards when it comes to sexual assault, those who run for president deserve the utmost scrutiny.

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 READ MORE



Girl Soldiers: Forgotten Casualties of War

At any given time, about 300,000 children between ages 8 and 18—40 percent of them females—are exploited as child fighters in conflicts in Africa, Asia and South America. Despite a congressional ban, the U.S. sends military aid to some of the countries involved.

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Rose McGowan Goes Public With Claim That Studio Boss Raped Her

The national conversation about sexual assault that was reignited a week ago in relation to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s personal history has spread into cultural zones beyond politics, as the actress’ tweets show.

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‘The Birth of a Nation’ and ‘13th’ School Their Viewers on America’s Racial Legacy

Directors Ava DuVernay and Nate Parker make searingly urgent cases that America’s legacy of slavery and systemic racism is not at all just a relic of the past.

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Stolen Sisters: The Tragedy of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada

In 1994, Alex Cywink learned that his younger sister’s body had been found in a park. Today, he and his siblings work not only on behalf of their sister, but for the more than 1,000 other indigenous women who are missing or have been murdered in Canada’s recent history.

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Women Seeking Refuge: a Crisis Within a Crisis

Sexual violence is part of the price many women and girls fleeing their countries for Europe must pay. This crisis—notably dire for Africans—can be mitigated if refugee aid agencies give priority to specific female-centered measures.

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Understanding Trauma Is an Important Part of Every Sexual Violence Story

To have a better conversation about the problem, within college football and beyond, we need to examine how trauma affects the brain. The Jameis Winston case works well for this.

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New Investigative Report Sheds Light on Sexual Abuse at Marijuana Farms

Female “trimmigrants” who arrive in Northern California during prime growing season face dangerous conditions and lack of legal support systems.

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Old Rape Case Clouds Director Nate Parker’s New ‘Birth of a Nation’

As the publicity machine gears up for the release of the bold reimagining of the 1915 classic, a case involving Parker, who also stars, and co-writer Jean Celestin from their college days has been getting attention.

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A Canadian Game in Which ‘No’ Means ‘Yes’

As sure as autumn brings cool days, so does each year’s junior hockey season bring new sexual allegations. That few cases make it to court and even fewer to conviction speaks to the emphasis the judicial system puts on the “credibility” of the plaintiff and the extraordinary support local heroes receive from town power brokers.

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With a kind of cultural jujitsu, feminist Lindy West has memorably taken on fat-shaming, rape jokes and men who harass women online under the guise of free speech. The lovely thing is that she’s funny about it.

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The Horrifying Consequences of Our National Rape Kit Backlog

Thousands of sexual assaults are unsolved, thanks to policies that leave kits untested, misplaced or destroyed.

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Teenage Girl Admits to Fabricating Migrant Rape Claim That Outraged Germany

A 13-year-old Russian-German girl has admitted to making up a story about being kidnapped and raped by Middle Eastern or North African migrants in a case that outraged Germans and caused far-right protests in Russia.

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Bill Cosby Charged With Aggravated Indecent Assault; Bail Set at $1 Million

Prosecutors in Montgomery County, Pa., charged the legendary comedian with a second-degree felony Wednesday for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.

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AUDIO: Robert Scheer on ‘The Hunting Ground’—a Documentary About Sexual Assault on Campus

By Robert Scheer

In the fifth episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig’s editor-in-chief discusses the documentary film “The Hunting Ground” (airing again on Sunday, Dec. 27 on CNN) with its director, Kirby Dick, and producer, Amy Ziering. The film has been shown at hundreds of college campuses, provoking heated discussions about the prevalence of sexual assault and how educational institutions handle accusations of rape.

Posted on Dec 26, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



When a Dream Becomes Someone Else’s Nightmare: Clarence Moses-EL’s 28 Years Behind Bars

It was all because of the dream of a neighbor woman who had been raped.

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Rape: A Brutal Crime, Often Terribly Investigated

There is an urgent need for improving rape investigations. Here’s how.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Filmmaking Team and Subjects of ‘The Hunting Ground’

The documentary shines a light on the prevalence of rape and other sexual assaults on campuses across the nation, and puts faces and voices to the pain-filled stories we hear so frequently.

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Prostitution: Being Raped for a Living

Prostitution dehumanizes those trapped within it. Like America’s sanctification of militarism and war, the commodification of girls and women banishes empathy to glorify male violence.

Posted on Oct 25, 2015 READ MORE


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VIDEO: John Oliver Makes the Star-Studded Sex Ed Video You’ll All Wish You’d Seen as Teens

Sexual education is extremely important, and yet a lack of standardization means that schoolchildren all over the country receive very different information, some of which is false and a lot of which includes shaming kids (mainly girls) who have had or want to have sex.

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



The FBI Built a Database That Can Catch Rapists, but Almost Nobody Uses It

For roughly 30 years, the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals.

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VIDEO: How Rape Survivors Are Fighting Sexual Violence in India

Harrowing personal accounts of rape victims in this video highlight the work of an advocacy group demanding better policing and public awareness of sexual violence in India.

Posted on Jul 25, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Judd Apatow Takes Down Bill Cosby in ‘Tonight Show’ Stand-Up Act

Fun fact: Before he hit it big as a big-screen director, Judd Apatow kept busy on the stand-up comedy circuit. On Monday, he tried out some new material based on his off-camera roles as family man, member of the tribe, and one of Bill Cosby’s most vocal critics in Hollywood.

Posted on Jul 21, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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Bill Cosby Story Blows Up Again After Report About Court Case (Updated)

The fallout from a cascade of accusations in recent months about Bill Cosby’s alleged drug-enabled sexual assaults, which the veteran comic and his legal team had attempted to stem, became more serious this week.

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Actor Mark Ruffalo’s Sharp, Smart Response to ‘Ignorant’ Non-Feminists

The “Avengers” actor hits back at what he calls the “‘I am not a feminist’ Internet phenomenon.”

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 READ MORE



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Pro-Choice Protesters to Rally in Paraguay After Child Rape Victim Is Denied Abortion

The Catholic country in which, on average, two children under the age of 16 give birth each day, is facing backlash after authorities ordered a 10-year-old victim of sexual abuse to carry out her pregnancy.

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VIDEO: This Sexual Consent Instructional Video Is Everyone’s Cup of Tea

So, how do you like your tea (nudge nudge, wink wink)?

Posted on May 26, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Swedish Supreme Court Rejects Julian Assange Appeal

Despite the rejection, lawyers for the WikiLeaks founder say they are encouraged by the judges’ 4-1 split, which may indicate that the court will change its decision.

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Sweden’s Top Court Gives Julian Assange the Chance to Appeal Arrest Order

Sweden’s Supreme Court has given WikiLeaks figure Julian Assange the green light to appeal allegations of sexual assault stemming from two incidents that allegedly took place in Enköping and Stockholm in 2010. 

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No One Is Free Until All Are Free

The fight to end male violence against women is crucial to the struggles of wider liberation. We cannot stand up for some of the oppressed and ignore others who are oppressed.

Posted on Mar 29, 2015 READ MORE



Uber’s Plan to Win Over Women Backfires

The United Nations has withdrawn from a partnership with controversial ridesharing app Uber over fears for women’s safety.

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This Powerful ‘Rap Against Rape’ by Two Indian Women Has Gone Viral

Two young Indian women, performing under the moniker BomBaebs, have made a captivating—and now widely played—video attacking sexual violence and misogyny in their country.

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Truthdigger of the Week: ‘India’s Daughter’ Filmmaker and Activists Protesting the Documentary’s Ban

The documentary “India’s Daughter,” about the gang rape and evisceration of 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh in Delhi in 2012, has burst into the media spotlight because of a ban on the film in India.

Posted on Mar 15, 2015 READ MORE



Can Uber’s U.N. Partnership Fix Its Gender Problem?

In a bold move to reform its image, ride-share giant Uber has announced it will create 1 million jobs for women in the next five years.

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 READ MORE



The Whoredom of the Left

If we accept prostitution as legal, we will take one more collective step toward the global plantation being constructed by our corporate pimps.

Posted on Mar 8, 2015 READ MORE



‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

“Fifty Shades of Grey” is part of a corporate capitalist onslaught that has seen women dehumanized, men desensitized, children damaged and violence and exploitation glorified.

Posted on Feb 15, 2015 READ MORE


Obama Urges Grammy Artists to Stress That Rape, Domestic Violence Are ‘Not OK’

In a recorded message that aired Sunday night at the Grammy Awards, President Obama delivered a sobering message about sexual abuse.

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



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What Is the GOP Thinking?

There they go again. Given control of Congress and the chance to frame an economic agenda for the middle class, the first thing Republicans do is tie themselves in knots over ... abortion and rape.

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 READ MORE



Study: A Third of College Males Admit They’d Rape a Woman If They Could Get Away With It

A recent study reveals a harrowing figure related to sexual assault on college campuses.

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