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Latina Claims U.S. Border Agents Raped Her in Puerto Rico

We’ve heard horror stories of abuse at the hands of immigration officials. Most of those allegations have come from undocumented immigrants. We never expect to hear of sexual assault happening within the confines of an airport. But for Geraldine Rodriguez Olivares, a 31-year-old native of Chile, that is precisely what she claims happened to her…

Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Rape in a Victory for the #MeToo Movement

Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been convicted of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual act in the first-degree on Monday. The rape case was brought forth by former aspiring actress Jessica Mann, while the charge of a criminal sexual act was presented by former Project Runway production assistant Mimi Haley’s testimony. The…

Actress Annabella Sciorra Testifies Harvey Weinstein Raped Her

Actress Annabella Sciorra testified in court yesterday that film producer Harvey Weinstein raped her in the mid-’90s. Sciorra is the first rape accuser to contribute testimony in the Weinstein trial in Manhattan. He is currently facing five counts of rape and assault against two women. Aside from Sciorra, the trial will also include the testimony…

Undocumented Woman Claims ICE Agent Raped Her For Years

There’s no denying abuse happens inside immigration detention centers. It also occurs on the outside too. A startling lawsuit alleges that an immigration agent raped an undocumented woman for years by using deportation threats against her and her family. This allegation doesn’t stem from anti-immigrant abuse under the Trump Administration but long before, which shows…

1 in 16 Women Were Raped During First Sexual Intercourse Experience

Sexual violence against women is more prevalent than many might think and a new study reveals that the first sexual experience for more than 3 million women in the U.S., many in their teens, was forced or coerced. “Any sexual encounter (with penetration) that occurs against somebody’s will is rape. If somebody is verbally pressured…

El Salvador Rape Victim Accused of Murder in Abortion Trial is Acquitted

Evelyn Beatriz Hernández, 21, served 33 months of a 30-year prison sentence after she was found guilty of aggravated homicide after giving birth to a stillborn baby. The judge stated she had been careless during her pregnancy. Hernández had been raped and claimed she did not know she was pregnant when she went into labor…

Women Are Protesting in Mexico City After Minors Accuse Police of Rape

For the past several days in Mexico City, feminists have taken their demands and anger to the streets in protest of police officers who allegedly raped three women. The protests are a call to action over the lack of safety of women in Mexico and the corruption of the police department who is supposed to…

AOC Calls Out Head of Homeland Security About Border Agents’ ‘Rape Memes’

Just days after being publicly attacked by President Trump, Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez confronted the acting head of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan about his knowledge of a secret Facebook group creating photoshopped memes of her “violent rape” during a House Oversight Committee session on Thursday. McAleenan was being questioned before the committee to testify regarding his…

I Never Spoke Out About My Rape … Until Right Now

I remember kicking it at a friend’s house while his parents were away. I remember him taking me to the master bedroom and forcing his mouth on me before I pushed him back and told him I didn’t want to make out. I remember him laughing and asking me, “Why not?” and shrugging my shoulders….

Padma Lakshmi Reveals She Was Date Raped At 16 and Why So Many Women Stay Silent

The recent sexual assault allegations against supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have stirred a lot of discussion around why women stay silent about their assaults for so long. Kavanaugh’s first accuser Christine Blasey Ford claims she was 16 when Kavanaugh assaulted her and a lot of folks—white male Republicans especially—can’t seem to fathom why a…