Courts Are Jailing Victims of Sexual Assault

Mother Jones 10.31.16| Samantha Michaels Yes, you read that right. Cleopatra Harrison had large, dark bruises on her neck and scratches on her chest when she met the police at an apartment in Columbus, Georgia, in June. The night before, she told them,

California lawmakers pass rape bill inspired by #Stanford case @reuters

Reuters.com 8.30.16 | Dan Whitcomb California lawmakers, responding to outrage over the six-month jail term given to a former Stanford University swimmer after his conviction for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, passed legislation on Monday closing a loophole that allowed the sentence. The

Michigan: Tuesday reader’s view: Support affirmative consent

Midland Daily News 8.9.16 | Amy Hovey To the editor: “Affirmative consent” — A positive and healthy practice for everybody. Sexual violence touches everyone. One in five American women have been the victim of sexual violence. The number of first and third degree