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Sexual assault news and analysis from The Nation
June 1, 2016
Ken Starr’s Misogyny Comes Home To Roost
The Baylor president—and onetime Clinton inquisitor—has been removed from his office after a scandalous report about ignoring rape allegations against the school’s football team.
May 20, 2016
Stephen O’Connor Dreams of Thomas Jefferson
Even as it condemns Jefferson for his immoral conduct, O’Connor’s novel still holds him up as a hero.
May 19, 2016
What Was She Wearing?
’s photographs remind us: When its survivors are condemned, rape is condoned.
May 11, 2016
How Will Philadelphia’s District Attorney Handle Resentencing Its Juvenile Life-Without-Parole Population?
Seth Williams says he’s “smart on crime,” but his record says otherwise.
May 3, 2016
An NFL Player Stands Up to Rape and Gives a Lesson in Consent
Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy stands up to toxic masculinity and rape culture in professional football.
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April 19, 2016
Wrestling With Kobe Bryant’s Forgotten Apology
After being cleared of rape charges in 2003, the basketball star conceded that the absence of consent may have occurred. Here’s why that matters.
April 14, 2016
Can Restorative Justice Change the Way Schools Handle Sexual Assault?
Students and schools are exploring its promise and challenges.
February 24, 2016
A Larger Life
A Little Life
, the churn of narrative nonfiction, and, thus, likely our real views of victims of trauma are missing is the recognition of agency.
February 15, 2016
The Past Is Never Dead: Peyton Manning and Today’s Jock-Rape Culture at Tennessee
An old college case against the star quarterback was never confronted. Today, women are letting the school know that they have paid the price for this negligence.
December 22, 2015
The Most Shocking Thing About Trevor FitzGibbon’s Behavior Is How Common It Is
Sexual harassment is a reality for far too many women, even in progressive workplaces.