Research suggests that victims like E. Jean Carroll tend to remember their assaults vividly. I know because I'm one of them.
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?
According to one study, 97 percent of women of reproductive age in Latin America live in countries with restrictive abortion laws.
The racist thoughts that the actor admitted to align with long-running stereotypes.
Pacific Standard looks at the evidence about people who make false accusations of rape, and how to get the best information during sexual assault cases.
A small town in northern Minnesota is paving the way for police departments in their efforts to process and mitigate huge backlogs of untested rape kits.
Considering a new anthology of stories about rape culture—and two other anthologies about how to end it.
In South Sudan's civil war, rape is wielded as a weapon. Despite dangerous stigma, some South Sudanese women are speaking out.
Dr. Denis Mukwege has become a pioneer in both gynecological surgery and bringing global awareness to the issue of how rape is used as a weapon of war.
The law, known as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, includes exceptions for cases of rape, incest, or risk to the mother's life.
The Mexican government says it’s taking steps to protect women from sexual violence in public. Why aren’t they working?
The Chinatown director has, yet again, found refuge in a European country—despite the ascendant right-wing government’s brief show of judicial muscle.
Pacific Standard sits down to talk with Chauntelle Tibbals.
A new report highlights the troubling reality of sexual assault for men in the military.
For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals.
The proportion of young American adults who hold untrue and harmful beliefs about rape victims has declined since the 1970s, but not by as much as you might think.
Whether it's the KKK's plans to protest the removal of the Confederate flag or Donald Trump's controversial commentary on Latino men, professor and critic Salamishah Tillet writes we should pay more attention to how little the rhetoric around rape has changed.
They say it's about “values.” That's a very easy way of skirting the question.
In North Dakota’s oil boomtowns, rape, sex trafficking, and domestic violence rates are spiking, with American Indian women suffering the most. Now tribes along the Keystone XL pipeline route worry that the violence could be headed their way—and tribal police may be unable to stop it.