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Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson’s trial for HIV exposure was a “perfect storm” of homophobia, racism, and the criminalization of black bodies.

Diana Prince is elected president of the United States in Wonder Woman #7

The superheroine’s polygamous creator exploited the love and labor of the women who were his inspiration.

Deborah Copaken

What would it be like, I suddenly wondered, to put myself in the head of my rapist?

When it comes to the birds and the bees, LGBT Chinese students remain in the dark.

The romance in the film isn’t perverse—and that’s the problem.

Is it possible to be sensitive to victims while still being a discerning journalist?

The line between respecting civil liberties and protecting victims is anything but clear.

Sex, or the fear of it, has been almost as important in the construction of this nightmare as racism.

Sex work protest

The so-called “Swedish model” banning the purchase but not the sale of sex is catching on in Europe. But does it work? And for whom?

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Blogs

Memphis leads the nation in sexually transmitted infections, but its schools do little to keep students safe.

May 15, 2015

At least six transgender women have been killed in the United States since January. A new partnership wants to help stem the tide of violence.

February 19, 2015

Advocates say the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act is trying to end sex work by making it too dangerous to perform.

January 29, 2015

Melissa Harris-Perry explains just how serious this attitude toward sexual violence really is.

November 20, 2014

Laws requiring teens to tell their parents they’re having an abortion are a problem everywhere they exist, but Alabama’s represents a new low.

October 9, 2014

Taken literally, California’s new law mandating an affirmative consent standard on college campuses could redefine a lot of consensual sex as rape. Should we be worried?

September 29, 2014

Young women are fed up with being pressured to curate their appearance and, by extension, others’ potentially lecherous thoughts about them. They’re fighting back.

August 27, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014

Northwestern officials will finally comply with the Violence Against Women Act and compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

July 3, 2014

A reporter interviews a young woman about her contraceptive choices. 

March 18, 2014