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Terrorism Overview

Terrorism Overview

On November 13, terrorists hit Paris with a series of coordinated attacks — Terror in Paris and Beirut: An Islamic State Reading Guide This piece originally ran on ProPublica. On November 13, terrorists hit Paris with a series of coordinated attacks — France’s...

Amour of Light:  Documentary

Amour of Light: Documentary

A new documentary opening this week focuses on two individuals who form an unlikely alliance to address gun violence in the United States. "The Armor of Light,” by Abigail Disney, follows the evangelical minister Rev. Rob Schenck, an evangelical known for his...

Serena Williams chases man after phone ‘grabbed’ in restaurant

Serena Williams chases man after phone ‘grabbed’ in restaurant

Here's a tip for anyone planning to grab Serena Williams's phone - don't bother. The American, who has won 21 Grand Slam singles titles, will chase you down, and she will catch you. It was a lesson learnt by a man who took the 34-year-old's mobile phone while she was...

Police Rape: Hard to Report & Aimed @ Disadvantaged

Police Rape: Hard to Report & Aimed @ Disadvantaged

By Jessica Valenti- UK Guardian The way that police officers get away with their crimes serves as an important reminder about how women are discredited when it comes to rape accusations There’s a certain timeline of appropriate actions women are told to take if they...

Frat SAE Hazed Black Student To Death

Frat SAE Hazed Black Student To Death

Four years ago Cornell University closed down their chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Many members of the fraternity left the school altogether. They had just killed a man. George Desdunes, an aspiring doctor, was a 19-year-old sophomore from Brooklyn,...

Why I Spoke Out About One Rape but Stayed Silent About Another

Why I Spoke Out About One Rape but Stayed Silent About Another

Susan J. Brison is a Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth College and author of Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self. Decades ago, we didn’t call rape by a date or acquaintance 'rape'--so what was there to report? In one, I was 35, on a morning walk in...

Lack of Real Men

Lack of Real Men

Alleged rape at U-Va. reveals a lack of real men By Richard Cohen Opinion writer Where are the men? I am talking about men who live by a certain code, who know that rape is repugnant, that gang rape is vile and that so-called men who do these things are criminals. I...