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Here Comes the Police State: New Laws Aim for Brutal Crackdown on Protest

The rise of right-wing populism in the United States—from the White House to state legislatures—has been met with public resistance on a stunning scale. Millions have… 1,736 more words

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Breaking! Maryland Senate Unanimously Passes Pair Of Rape Bills

The Maryland Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would get rid of a requirement that rape victims show they resisted their attacker in order for prosecutors to get a conviction and another setting standards for how to deal with key evidence in rape cases. 52 more words

In The News

Series Of Texas Bills Aim To Curb Sexual Violence On College Campuses

 Two of the bills filed Tuesday by Kirk Watson to address weaknesses in how the law and institutions of higher education interpret consent for sexual activity: 241 more words

What's Happening On College Campuses

Washington State Just Passed A Bill Protecting Sexual Assault Survivors

On Monday, the Washington State House of Representatives passed House Bill 1384 on a 76-21 vote. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland), will help protect victims of sexual assault. 211 more words

What's Going On In Government

'Baylor Bill' Takes On Campus Sexual Assault Reporting

The sexual assault scandal that’s plagued Baylor University this past year has led one state lawmaker to file legislation that would attempt to increase transparency. 129 more words

What's Happening On College Campuses

Survivor Of High Profile Serial Rape Case Pushes Change In Oklahoma Law

A survivor of a high profile serial rape case is trying to change laws in Oklahoma.

Danielle Tudor moved to Oklahoma last year to be closer to her grandchildren, and said she was shocked to find out how lax laws are here regarding rape. 237 more words

Rape Culture

Utah Lawmaker Questions Whether Sex With An Unconscious Person Is Rape ‘In Every Instance'

Editor’s note: This story was published Feb. 4, 2015. Rep. Brian Greene apologized the next day for causing unintended pain with his comments, and Rep. Angela Romero’s bill later passed and… 300 more words

Rape Culture