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On The Media

Rolling Stone's Fallout at UVA

Friday, April 10, 2015

Siva Vaidhyanathan, professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, tallies the damage done by the Rolling Stone story, "A Rape on Campus."

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On Being

Eve Ensler — The Body After Cancer [remix]

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Eve Ensler has helped women all over the world tell the stories of their lives through the stories of their bodies. Her play, "The Vagina Monologues," has become a global force in the face of violence against women and girls.

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On Being

[Unedited] Eve Ensler with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Eve Ensler has helped women all over the world tell the stories of their lives through the stories of their bodies. Her play, "The Vagina Monologues," has become a global force in the face of violence against women and girls.

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The Takeaway

Sexual Assault on Campus: A Panic?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The White House has made tackling sexual assault on college campuses a top priority, but some are critical of the response seen at some universities.

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The Takeaway

No Remorse, No Signs of Change: How Sexual Violence Thrives in India

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In 2014, a 20-year-old woman in West Bengal alleged she was gang raped by 13 men on the orders of her village's tribal council. Journalist Sonia Faliero investigated her story.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Epidemic of Campus Sexual Assault

Friday, February 27, 2015

One in five college women is sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. 

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WNYC News

New Videos Warn Inmates of Rape

Monday, February 23, 2015

The videos feature interviews and advice from current inmates in the hope of preventing others from experiencing sexual assault in prison.

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The Takeaway

College Campuses: A 'Hunting Ground' for Rapists

Monday, February 23, 2015

The new film "The Hunting Ground" looks at the rape epidemic on college campuses, and how colleges contribute to the issue by deliberately erasing the truth.

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WNYC News

Sen. Gillibrand Takes Columbia Activist to State of the Union

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The junior Senator from New York hopes holding schools responsible for campus sexual assault will be on the president's agenda in 2015.

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On The Media

Special: The UVA Story

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Rolling Stone retracted an explosive piece about a ritualistic gang rape at a frat house, as told by a single source. Here are the discrepancies we know about so far.
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The Takeaway

Calls For Reform As Military Sexual Violence Persists

Friday, December 05, 2014

A Pentagon report released this week shows that 62 percent of people who reported sexual assault or rape in the military were retaliated against.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Race and Criminal Justice, The Front Lines of the Ebola Crisis, and A New Gilded Age

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Takeaway explores racial justice in America, we have an update on the Ebola crisis in Liberia, and a look at economic recovery for average Americans.

The Takeaway

Is America Finally Taking Rape Seriously?

Friday, November 21, 2014

When Bill Cosby first faced rape allegations in 2005, they hardly tarnished his career. Now he's being dropped by networks. What's changed? 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 400: Still a Superwoman

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Trista Matascastillo speaks with her husband, Army 1st Sergeant Hector Matascastillo, about being sexually assaulted when she was in the Navy.

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The Takeaway

How Alaska Became the Sexual Assault Capital of the U.S.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Over 100 Alaskan villages aren't connected to the road system, and 75 have no law enforcement at all, leaving a culture prone to accepting violence. This election, that could change. 

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The Takeaway

Making Sense of 'Yes Means Yes'

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

California has become the first state in the nation to adopt a "yes means yes" standard for campus sexual assault. 

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WNYC News

At Columbia, Tension Rises Over Sexual Assault

Friday, September 05, 2014

Columbia University students receive more sexual violence education than ever before. But Emma Sulkowicz and other survivors of assault say serial rapists remain free to roam campus. 

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The Takeaway

Should Sexual Assault Stats be Part of College Rankings?

Thursday, May 01, 2014

One Congresswoman thinks so—she’s pushing for U.S. News & World Report to incorporate assault data into its ranking methodology.

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The Takeaway

'X-Men' & Out-of-Control Hollywood Culture

Friday, April 25, 2014

Director Bryan Singer has a new X-Men movie out soon, but the probable blockbuster will now be marred by controversy. Last week, a man sued Singer, alleging that  the director and other men repeatedly assaulted him as a teenager.

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The Takeaway

New Indictments Reopen Old Wounds in Steubenville

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In August 2012, a 16-year-old girl from a town in West Virginia, just across the Ohio River, accused two sophomore starters on the Steubenville High School football team of rape. A judge declared the two underage boys delinquent of rape, the juvenile guilty charge, last March. The investigation didn't end there. This week, a special grand jury handed down four adult indictments related to the case,  for the school superintendent, a former volunteer assistant football coach and two teachers. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine discusses the charges, and examines the fallout in Steubenville, where he announced the indictments earlier this week.

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