Topic: Sexual Assault & Harassment
A Code of Conduct for How Media Should Interview Trauma Survivors
Reflections from a trauma specialist and survivor.
In the #MeToo Era, Women Experience Less Self-Blame When Facing Sexual Harassment
New research suggests the nature of workplace harassment, and the way women respond to it, are both changing.
E. Jean Carroll, Donald Trump, and the Indelible Memory of Assault
Research suggests that victims like E. Jean Carroll tend to remember their assaults vividly. I know because I'm one of them.
What Does Being a Man's 'Type' Have to Do With Harassment and Rape?
President Donald Trump recently defended himself against an accusation of rape by saying the accuser wasn't his type. How much does attraction play into sexual harassment and assault?
Black Women Are More Likely Than White Women to Report Sexual Harassment
New research suggests that men tend to aim their sexual harassment at women they perceive as less powerful.
A Proposed New Law Could Help Reduce Sexual Harassment in the Sciences
The Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act would compel America's science agencies to hold taxpayer-funded labs accountable for harassment.
Immigrant Domestic Violence Survivors Are Afraid to Go to Law Enforcement Under Trump
Trump-era developments in policy and enforcement have discouraged immigrant survivors of abuse from seeking justice, a new survey finds.
America's Science Agencies' Sexual Harassment Policies Are Still Super Confusing, an Investigation Finds
A few years into science's #MeToo movement, the government agencies that fund American science are still working on solidifying rules meant to keep harassers from working with students, and to deter harassment in the future.
The National Academy of Sciences Can Now Kick Out Harassers
The change is a sign of the progress anti-harassment activists have made—and it's been a long time coming.
Bernie Sanders Says His Campaign's New Sexual Misconduct Policy Is the 'Gold Standard'
Here's what experts say about best practices to prevent sexual harassment on the campaign trail.
More Than a Third of Tech Industry Employees Have Experienced or Witnessed Sexism, a New Survey Finds
Other research suggests that women are more likely to experience both sexism and sexual harassment in male-majority workplaces.
What Joe Biden's Joke About 'Permission' to Hug Reveals About Men's Understanding of Consent
Even as men profess to understand affirmative consent in their jokes and apologies, many conflate sexual desire with consent in practice.
How Men's Rights Groups Use the Rhetoric of 'Equality' to Punish Women
True justice is served by fixing institutions and policies—not by making policy equally harmful to all genders.
Why Pleasure Is So Important, Both Personally and Politically
Two new books argue for the virtues of pleasure—as an end in itself, but also as a political tool.
Pop Music Lyrics Are More Violent Than Those in Hip-Hop
New research finds that contemporary songs in both genres are the most likely to contain violent imagery.
Martha McSally's Experience With Sexual Assault in the Military Is Part of a 'Silent Epidemic'
Sexual assault in the military affects about 4.3 percent of female service members, but it often goes unreported.
The Director of a Major Science Funding Agency Apologizes for Taking So Long to Address Sexual Harassment in Science
The National Institutes of Health also released the numbers of scientists it has taken action against, in response to claims they harassed others.