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I Survived My Own R. Kelly Story

At first it seemed like the talent scout genuinely wanted to help. Before I knew it, I was trapped in a middle-aged man’s house with creepy rules and sadistic, cult-like...

The Secret Revenge of an Assault Survivor

At 11, Estela killed her rapist and fled to the U.S. Fifty years later, she’s revealing the story that made her the resilient woman she is.

Jannie Duncan: “Beautiful Human” or Fugitive Killer?

She was imprisoned for murdering her husband, then escaped and assumed a new identity. Her adoring friends and employers had no idea.

The Sexual Assault Case That Shook Ancient Rome

A prominent politician was accused of raping a 12-year-old actress—in 54 B.C. The way his legendary lawyer dismissed it speaks volumes about how we prosecute these crimes now.

I Changed My Name After I Was Raped

After a serious trauma, some survivors find comfort and empowerment by creating a new identity.

Someone Posted My Phone Number On Craigslist and Said I Wanted Strange Men to Rape Me

The epidemic of online harassment is out of control. I have no idea who dragged me into this, but the unstoppable barrage of lewd messages has been especially traumatic.

Emma Sulkowicz is More Than “That Mattress-Toting Sexual Assault Activist”

She earned worldwide fame for her campus protest. Now this empowered 24-year-old is getting into S&M – and taking on the art-world establishment.

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We Were Raped and Tortured. We Refuse to Hide Our Faces.

That Time I Let Myself Be Taken Captive—Because I Didn’t Want to Be Rude

Every woman knows the delicate dance of standing up to pushy men while not coming off as “that bitch.” When I traveled solo in Iran, that mental dance became a nightmare.