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Op-Ed: Why California's 'yes means yes' law is a no-no

Sacramento - California has passed anti-rape legislation known as the "yes means yes" act, requiring affirmative consent for sexual activity. Though some champion this legislation as helping curb sexual assault, others view it as an illogical and discriminatory law.

'Grand Theft Auto: Online' mod allows players to rape others

'Grand Theft Auto: Online' may have been developed to allow gamers to build their own criminal empire online, but some may have take it too far by developing a mod that allows players to rape others.

Missouri man executed for murder, rape of college student in 1995

Bonne Terre - A 43-year-old Missouri man convicted of raping and strangling a college student in 1995 was executed August 6 as his family members and those of his victim watched.

India outrage over fashion shoot echoing gang-rape

Mumbai - An Indian fashion shoot sparked outrage and calls for legal action Wednesday for showing a woman being assaulted on a bus, echoing a fatal gang-rape that shocked the nation.

Teen cuts off rapist’s penis to stop second attack

Bihar - A teenage girl in India is said to have cut her uncle’s penis off after he reportedly came back to rape her a second time.

Women receive $190 million for being secretly recorded by doctor

Baltimore - Dr. Nikita Levy allegedly recorded two women while working as their gynecologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Administrators will allegedly pay out $190 million in a settlement.

India police beat back protesters of alleged child rape

Bangalore - Indian police beat back angry protesters who attempted to storm the premises of a top Bangalore school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, an officer said Monday.

Instructor to appear in India court over alleged child rape

Bangalore - A roller-skating instructor was due in court Monday over the alleged rape of a six-year-old student which sparked protests from outraged parents, an official in the Indian city of Bangalore said.

Indian protesters demand arrests in child rape case

Bangalore - Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday to demand arrests in the case of a six-year-old girl allegedly raped in a school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

Todd Akin apologizes for apology, defends legitimate rape comment

After initially apologizing for his controversial "legitimate rape" comments, former Republican Congressman Todd Akin is now defending his comments, saying it was simply a poor choice of words.

Protests over alleged rape at Indian school

Bangalore - Hundreds of outraged parents stormed a top private school in the Indian city of Bangalore Thursday to protest against the alleged rape of a six-year-old pupil by two staff members, police said.

India court convicts teenagers over Mumbai gang-rapes

Mumbai - A Mumbai court convicted two teenage boys Tuesday over separate gang-rapes that shocked the city in a verdict that came days after an Indian minister said juvenile suspects should be treated as adults in rape cases.

India court suspends death sentences for Delhi gang-rape

New Delhi - India's top court Monday suspended the death sentences of two of the four men convicted of the deadly gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, an attack that triggered international outrage.

Indian village accused of ordering a rape of a 14 year old girl

Delhi - A girl in India was raped on the orders of a local council in a remote region of the country. This story pops up in the midst of a larger movement against the rapes and women's demands for more protection.

Review: CanStage tries to soften 'Titus Andronicus' brutality in Toronto Special

Toronto - Not that I'm a fan of Trigger Warnings, but if any Shakespeare play really needs to be preceded by one, it's “Titus Andronicus”. Murder, rape, mutilation, cannibalism, racism — this early Bard tragedy is a grim celebration of meaningless atrocity.

Kenya 'grass cutter' gang rape trial opens

- Kenya on Tuesday began to try one of the suspects in a brutal schoolgirl gang rape, whose initial punishment of cutting grass sparked international outrage.

Pakistan woman raped and hanged from tree

Lahore - A 21-year-old woman was raped and hanged from a tree in Pakistan, police said, in a case bearing a chilling resemblance to a spate of recent sex crimes that sparked outrage in neighbouring India.

Report: Arizona prison teacher raped by convicted rapist

Florence - Although the alleged attack took place in January, details are just now emerging after Associated Press obtained documents under the Arizona Public Records Act.

Op-Ed: Is India losing fight against rape culture?

Even though the Indian government introduced tougher laws to deter rapists, the number of reported cases is not declining. Is rape a part of India's culture, or are there some serious social issues in the background of the problem?

Banish sexual violence 'to dark ages': Kerry

London - US Secretary of State John Kerry said it was time to banish sexual violence "to the dark ages" as an international conference on rape as a weapon of war wrapped up in London.

Screaming 'rape victim' in van video prompts reflection in India

New Delhi - A screaming woman locked in a van sparks scant reaction from passersby in a social experiment in New Delhi, as India once again faces up to a series of gruesome rapes and murders.

Resignation calls after new rape cases in Indian state

Lucknow - Indian police said Thursday they were investigating a spate of rapes and hangings in a troubled northern region, as the national women's rights body called for the state government to resign over the crisis.

India investigates spate of rapes in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow - Indian police said Thursday they were investigating a spate of rapes and hangings in a troubled northern region, as the national women's rights body called for the state government to resign over the crisis.

Angelina Jolie launches warzone rape protocol

London - Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague launched an international protocol on Wednesday which the Hollywood star hopes will "really, truly end impunity" for sexual violence in wars.

Jolie, Hague launch fight against wartime rape

London - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday launched a four-day summit on ending rape in war, calling for an end to the "culture of impunity" and more prosecutions.

Indian minister says rapes happen 'accidentally'

New Delhi - A minister from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party has said rapes happen "accidentally" in the latest controversial remarks by a politician, amid renewed outrage over attacks against women.

Staind singer stops concert to save teen girl from being molested

Kansas City - Aaron Lewis, singer for rock band Staind, stopped mid-song to rant against people who were groping at a crowd-surfing teen girl.

India police fire water cannon at gang-rape protesters

Katra - Indian police fired water cannon on Monday at a group of mainly women protesting against the gang-rape and lynching of two girls in the country's largest state.

Edmonton Slut Walk seeks to end victim blaming Special

Edmonton - Consent was the word of the day at the fourth annual Edmonton Slut Walk on May 31, where around 200 people rallied and marched.

Father of gang-raped, murdered India girls demands justice

Katra - The father of one of two girls gang-raped and lynched in northern India demanded Sunday that those arrested over the attacks be hanged amid mounting uproar over the crime.
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Judge Jeanine Howard
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Real Men Get Raped advert created by Johnny Fearless
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Reaction of the mainstream media to rape.
Reaction of the mainstream media to rape.
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More than 250 rapes in camps were reported in the 150 days following the earthquake.
More than 250 rapes in camps were reported in the 150 days following the earthquake.
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This Nov. 7, 2012 photo shows model Karlie Kloss wearing an Indian headdress during the taping of the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory in New York City.
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Norwegian interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv, 24, who reported being raped, posess in undated shot.
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It's a shame the BBC had to contaminate an otherwise thoughtful programme about a serious issue with these kind of manufactured statistics.
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A march in Bogota  Colombia to protest a recent shocking rape case
A march in Bogota, Colombia to protest a recent shocking rape case
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This Wikipedia photo shows a scene of destruction in a Berlin street just off the Unter den Linden, 3 July 1945
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Edmonton Slut Walk 2014
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A photograph of Thomas Haynesworth as a convicted rapist - but no more after his total exoneration.
A photograph of Thomas Haynesworth as a convicted rapist - but no more after his total exoneration.
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The man in the suit beats a rape charge; appearances can be everything   including deceptive.
The man in the suit beats a rape charge; appearances can be everything, including deceptive.
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