Rape Culture

Gov. Greg Abbott's crackdown bans abortions after six weeks even in cases of rape, and he refuses to commit to changing the law for assault survivors.
The montage history of horrific GOP statements, seen hundreds of thousands of times on Twitter, shows Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has plenty of company.
The New York Democrat slammed the Texas Republican for speaking from "such a place of deep ignorance."
Abbott defended Texas' six-week abortion ban, which does not provide exceptions for pregnancies that result from rape or incest.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam granted posthumous pardons to seven Black men who were executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman.
"The 'ski mask rapist' terrorized at least 25 women. The deputy DA called him 'arguably the most vicious and horrific serial rapist' in the county’s history."
“I hope that by sharing my experiences, more women will feel comfortable speaking up,” Kat O'Brien wrote in a New York Times essay.
The new administration argued in a brief that the former president is allowed immunity in writer E. Jean Carroll's defamation lawsuit against him.
Madison Smith collected hundreds of signatures to empanel the grand jury after the county prosecutor declined to bring rape charges.
An attorney for Aaron von Ehlinger, a Republican who resigned late last month, released a letter to the media that included the young woman's real name.