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Simone Biles Comes Forward to Accuse Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar: “I Am Not Afraid to Tell My Story Anymore”

Simone Biles has come forward with accusations against Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics trainer who has been accused of sexually abusing more than 140 women and pled guilty to 7 counts of criminal sexual conduct. "After hearing the brave stories of my friends and other survivors, I know that this horrific experience does not define me," she wrote. "...I won’t let one man, and the others that enabled him, steal my love and joy."

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Hearing Weinstein Victims Speak About Their Accusation Aftermath, the Patterns of Abuse Are All Too Clear

For far too long, sexual predators have relied on their victims feeling isolated, and wondering whether their experiences were blown out of proportion, or if they did something to bring on or 'ask for" what happened to them. With every new voice added to this chorus, we know that no one is alone in this, and no one is responsible for their own abuse.

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Dylan Farrow Forces Hollywood’s Powerful Women, Like Blake Lively, to Acknowledge Complicity

With the recent formation of the Time's Up initiative, Hollywood's women, and their supporters, have been coming out of the woodwork to express solidarity and support. That is a very good thing. However, Dylan Farrow, daughter of Mia Farrow and survivor of alleged sexual abuse by her father, director Woody Allen, wants these women to acknowledge the ways in which they've supported abusers and allowed them to thrive.

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How to Change the Abusive Culture of Teen Sexting? Start by Putting the Responsibility on Boys.

A new study looks at the culture around teen sexting. While it's been found that boys often use anger, threats, and other forms of coercion to elicit nude pictures from young girls, the responsibility to stop these exchanges is nearly always and entirely placed on the girls.

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U.S. Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney Reveals Sexual Abuse, and the Pressure to Remain Silent

In this time of #MeToo, USA Gymnastics publicly supported gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney when she came forward about having been sexually abused for years by the team's doctor. However, their response prior to that was to attempt to silence her when she first reported the abuse a year ago, asking her to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Maroney is no longer having it.

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Terry Crews Is Not Backing Down

Terry Crews has filed a lawsuit against the agent who assaulted him, who just so happens to be Dustin Hoffman's agent as well. Because "abusers protect abusers."

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Dear Armie Hammer et al, Men Like Roman Polanski Are Only a “Gray Area” If You Make Them One

It's hard to make it through an Oscar-track press tour without saying something monumentally regrettable, and Hammer, it turns out, is no exception.

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Michelle Williams & Ridley Scott Do Not Mince Words Over Kevin Spacey: “You Can’t Get Away With This Anymore”

Ridley Scott is adamant that his decision was a moral one, not one based on money or optics. He told EW, "I sat and thought about it and realized, we cannot. You can’t tolerate any kind of behavior like that. And it will affect the film. We cannot let one person’s action affect the good work of all these other people. It’s that simple."

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Mrs. Potts Lets Us All Down, Says Women Have to Take Some Blame for Sexual Harassment

When you see a celebrity you love and respect trending out of nowhere, it can usually mean one of two things. They died, or they have fucked up expertly. In the case of Murder She Wrote and Beauty and the Beast actress Angela Lansbury, it is the latter.

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Wow, Louis C.K. Did the Bare Minimum in Admitting Allegations Are True, Let’s Throw Him a Freaking Parade

Earlier today, Louis C.K. released a statement addressing the allegations published by the New York Times yesterday. We're glad he's done denying he's a serial abuser, but his apology is getting far more praise than it deserves. To start, it's not actually an apology.

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Alleged Abuser Jeremy Piven Says We’re Entering “Dark Times” of Accusations. No, Piv, The Dark Times Are Ending

Piven posted a statement to Twitter yesterday in which he denies the many accusations against him. He also offers to take a (notoriously unreliable) polygraph test. And that probably should have been the end of the statement. Unfortunately for him, he kept writing.

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The OA‘s Brit Marling Shines a Light on the “Economics of Consent”

Brit Marling, creator and star of Netflix's The OA among other works, has written an insightful piece on the "economics of consent."

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R. Kelly’s Victim Speaks Out on Years of Abuse

For years it has been very much and open secret that R. Kelly is a sexual predator and it has been turned into a joke. From the Dave Chappelle’s “Piss on You” skit to The Boondocks episode “Trail of R. Kelly” there has been a serious lack of consequences about how R.Kelly has spent his adult life preying on adolescents girls. Now, in a Rolling Stone’s article “Surviving R. Kelly” Kitti Jones, a former girlfriend of R.Kelly is telling her story about abuse at the hands of the R&B idol.

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Alyssa Milano Starts Survivor Hashtag #MeToo to Show the Prevalence of Sexual Violence

Trending on Twitter today is the hashtag #MeToo, a movement of women sharing their stories in order to express the magnitude of sexual assault today.

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Donald Trump Jr. Is Concern-Trolling Hollywood Over Harvey Weinstein

Following the outing of Harvey Weinstein's decades of sexual harassment and assault, Donald Trump Jr. wants us all to know that he cares more than anyone, the absolute most, and he's gonna rub his caring in all those smug Hollywood elitist liberal faces.

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Kate Winslet Awkwardly Defends Working With Woody Allen and I Awkwardly SMDH

It's not only frustrating that far too many creative men in the entertainment industry have been accused of some sort of abuse, sexual assault, or sexual misconduct, but they are also allowed to continue to have thriving careers while facing minimal consequences, if any at all, from their industry. Woody Allen is one of those men, and Kate Winslet is a frustrating example of Hollywood's ingrained, systemic sexism in action. 

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Why Are People Still Excited to Work With Woody Allen?

New images of Woody Allen's next movie, Wonder Wheel have been released, which served as the usual semi-annual reminder that he's still making movies, and that people we like and respect are still choosing to work with him.

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Teen Dating Violence and Crappy Home Lives: A Match Made In Hell

One in three teens is affected by teen dating violence. My hope is that by telling our stories and being open about what’s happening, and owning our histories, that we’ll be able to strengthen the girls (and guys) that need our help.

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Feminism Around the World: Little Hope For Justice In 2,000 Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against UN Peacekeepers

There are times when the United Nations, as an organization, seems powerful. And there are other times when the entire thing seems like a waste of time. In the case of 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse committed by U.N. peacekeepers, it seems to be one of those times.

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Summer Zervos, One of Trump’s Sexual Abuse Accusers, Is Suing Him for Defamation

Famed women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Zervos, said "Women are not a footnote to history. They matter, we value them ... and we value women that allege that they have been the victims of injustice."

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