Sexual Violence

R. Kelly dressed in red leather and black sequins

Seriously, Why Are Some of Us Still Defending R. Kelly?

The explosive Buzzfeed piece about R. Kelly running a “cult” of young women whom he abuses and controls has triggered familiar defenses from fans. Jamilah Lemieux calls bulls**t on all of them. 

Report: Girls of Color Who Survive Abuse Frequently End Up in Prison

Study shows that sexual abuse makes girls more likely to end up in the juvenile justice system.

Congress to Consider Military Rape Legislation

Military servicewomen are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted than non-military women.

'Anti-Rape Wear' Reinforces Every Rape Myth You Can Think Of

Yes, that’s right–rape-resistant underwear.