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UK Paper Wonders if “the Justice System [Is] Biased Against Men?” in Cases of Rape. The Short Answer? No.

Clearly, Katie Glass at The Times believes that the justice system in the UK is "biased against men" in rape cases, which is really interesting considering that the cases she highlights in her piece on the subject involve men for whom new evidence pointed toward their innocence (or, at least made their guilt more difficult to prove), and the charges against them were dismissed. The justice system worked for them. So...where is this bias she's talking about?

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Lena Waithe Hopes That, After the Aziz Ansari Allegations, “We as a Society Educate Ourselves About What Consent Is”

Asked about the Aziz Ansari allegations in her Vanity Fair interview, Lena Waithe said, "What I would hope comes out of this is that we as a society educate ourselves about what consent is ... We need to be more attuned to each other, pay more attention to each other, in every scenario, and really make sure that, whatever it is we’re doing with someone else, they’re comfortable doing whatever that thing is, and that we’re doing it together."

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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski’s Rape Victim, Which Is a Good Thing, I Guess?

Director Quentin Tarantino has been under a lot of well-deserved fire in recent days, both for his treatment of Uma Thurman during the making of Kill Bill, and for the sickening comments he made during an interview with Howard Stern back in 2003 that resurfaced recently to remind us all what a sexist toolbag he can be, despite creating nuanced female characters. Now, he's apologizing for the latter. Great?

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Terry Crews Says That Expendables 4 Producer Tried to Pressure Him Into Dropping His Sexual Assault Suit

Terry Crews recently posted on Twitter alleging that the producer of Expendables 4 tried to pressure him into dropping his sexual assault suit against Adam Venit and William Morris Endeavor (WME).

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How Amy Schumer Gets the Aziz Ansari Situation Half Right

When asked during an interview about the recent situation between her friend, Aziz Ansari, and a woman named "Grace," Amy Schumer says a couple of things with which most of us would have no problem agreeing. However, she goes on to say a couple of things that are worth examining much more deeply.

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Germaine Greer Says the #MeToo Movement is “Whingeing” Over Sexual Assault

Germaine Greer author of The Female Eunuch, was named Australia's Person of the Year in the UK, and in an interview took that opportunity to remind the world that she despite being a feminist she is still not as progressive as she appears.

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A False Report Reminds Us of What Happens When You Don’t Believe Women

T.Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, in collaboration with The Marshall Project, did an investigative piece called "An Unbelievable Story of Rape" and "This American Life "they released a story based on their piece called "Anatomy of Doubt." Now, Miller and Armstrong are bringing the story to book form in A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America. It tells the story of 18-year-old Marie, who claimed she had been raped and then recanted her story.

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New #MeToo PSA Tackles Harassment, Assault, and Rape of All Types Across Many Demographics

While there's been a focus on the higher-profile cases of harassment and assault being experienced by figures in the public eye, the #MeToo Movement, as well as the #TimesUp initiative, have always been about the instances of harassment, assault, and rape that women experience in all industries, among all demographics, and at all socioeconomic levels. This poignant PSA exists to capture that.

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Three Billboards’ Golden Globe Is a Win for Survivors, But With a Price We Shouldn’t Have to Pay

Three Billboards tells the story of Mildred Hayes’ (Frances McDormand) public callout of her local police department with three billboards that read “Raped while dying. And still no arrests? How come, Chief Willoughby?” on a backroad in Ebbing, seven months after her daughter, Angela, was murdered. The film unapologetically critiques the way our society and justice system handle sexual violence.

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No, T.J. Miller, You Don’t Get to Engage in Kink Without Asking. That’s Called Assault.

This one's been brewing for a while, and now the story is finally seeing the light of day. Silicon Valley's T.J. Miller is the latest Hollywood abusersorry, alleged abuserto be accused of sexual assault, violence, and general abuses of all kinds against women. Color me not surprised.

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Matt Damon: We Know Al Franken & Harvey Weinstein Aren’t the Same

Man, there was a time when I really, really liked Matt Damon, but ever since the Project Greenlight fiasco it has just been a downward spiral from cool liberal dude Matt Damon to "liberal dude mansplainer" Matt Damon.

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Yes, We Need to Believe All Women, Mika Brzezinski

“I’m just wondering if all women need to be believed and I’m concerned that we are being the judge, the jury and the cops here and so did Senate Democrats getting ahead of their skis.”

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The Silence Breakers of #MeToo Are TIME’s 2017 Person of the Year

This year, women like Ashely Judd bravely spoke out against prominent men like Harvey Weinstein and started a movement that emboldened and inspired others to speak out against their respective Weinsteins.

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Gabriel Byrne Relates How Kevin Spacey Sexual Abuse Allegations Shut Down The Usual Suspects

Actor Gabriel Byrne spoke frankly about the "predations" of his Usual Suspects co-star Kevin Spacey, revealing that the production was suspended for several days following allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior by Spacey. The movie was filmed in 1995.

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Bryan Singer Vanishes From Bohemian Rhapsody Production, Which Is Not at All Suspicious

Director Bryan Singer has apparently gone AWOL from the set of his Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," not returning to production after the Thanksgiving break. Singer's rep says that his absence is due to a "health matter." Because, I mean, why else would Bryan Singer go missing in this climate?

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House of Cards Fans Are Blaming Anthony Rapp for the Consequences of Kevin Spacey’s Actions

Rape culture in action, folks

Anthony Rapp has been sharing a selection of all the vicious, victim-blaming tweets and Instagram comments he received for accusing Kevin Spacey.

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Brock Turner Is Now Complaining That the Justice System Was “Fundamentally Unfair” to Him

He served only three months for felony sexual assault of an unconscious woman

Brock Turner has filed an appeal to have his three felony sexual assault convictions, for which he served only three months of prison time, overturned. Turner's lawyers are claiming his trial was "fundamentally unfair."

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The Weinstein Company Now Facing Charges of Sex Trafficking

The Weinstein Company isn't only facing legal woes thanks to Weinstein's predatory behavior. They're now facing charges of sex trafficking in Europe. Because of course they are. Because everybody knew.

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When Is Once Upon a Time Going to Fix Its Enduring Rape Problem?

Despite my enduring love for Lana Parilla, I stopped watching Once Upon A Time a while ago, checking in briefly for what should have been the series finale last season and never looking back. However, because I still have my Regina Mills tag on Tumblr, sometimes non-Regina whisperings come into my feed. Which is how I found an io9 article about how in the most recent episode, a familiar and disgusting problem returned to the show: magical rape.

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Kristina Cohen Accuses Gossip Girl‘s Ed Westwick of Raping Her

Monday, actress Kristina Cohen wrote a lengthy Facebook post accusing Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick of raping her three years ago.

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