A brutal assault and the struggle for justice at the University of Virginia.
An artist mistakes years of friendship for lust, culminating in an assault.
"He has never felt such urgency. Everything is in his way, her jacket, her sweater, the lace bra he imagines she bought for him. He feels the skin of her bare waist, from under the skirt, her thigh. The night has made her skin cool. Her hair snags on the wall. An earring clinks through a sidewalk grate. She turns to avoid his open mouth. Her cheek drags against coarse brick. His eyes are open."
The survivors who “have built the most effective, organized anti-rape movement since the late ’70s.”
A flamboyant player, a charismatic coach, and a sex predator.
Inside the lack of an investigation into Florida State Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston.
Jane Neubauer was just out of basic training when a secretive military unit recruited her for an undercover mission. She and the Air Force disagree about what happened next.
On the culture of abuse and coverup at Patrick Henry College.
In 1995, Ramirez allegedly raped Patricia Esparza. He was tortured and killed weeks later. Now she’s charged with his murder. Is she responsible?
Meggett was an All-Pro running back for the New York Giants. He was also a serial rapist.
Growing up in a Toronto suburb while a serial rapist is on the loose.
Jamie Leigh Jones’s story of gang-rape in Iraq changed the law to help victims, even though she might not have been one herself.
One year later, a dispatch from Steubenville.
The Mennonite women of the Manitoba Colony would awake with blood and semen stains, dried grass in their hair, and tiny bits of rope on their wrists and ankles. Their rapists, armed with a veterinary tranquilizer converted to spray form, were eight young men from their own community.
The dangerous work of harvesting your food.
What happens when a 26-year-old Kentucky resident decides to investigate a rape case from his computer.
“It seemed like everyone gets raped and assaulted and no one does anything about it; it’s like a big rape cult.”
A profile of the 23-year-old woman who was savagely raped on a private bus as it circled New Delhi.
A rape case in which most of the evidence lies in the archives of Twitter and Instagram divides a football-crazed town of 18,400.
Is a Marine responsible for a series of violent attacks against women?
She was a thirteen-year-old from the Chabad Lubavitch community who would dip into a barbershop bathroom to swap her orthodox clothes for those of a streetwalker. Her pimping and rape allegations against a group of black men in their twenties, repeatedly recanted and then reaffirmed, would send the D.A.’s office into disarray.
Twenty-one-year-old Briton Lucie Blackman came to Tokyo and found work in the Roppongi district hostess bars, where businessmen come to flirt with paid companions, and Western women draw a premium fee. Two months later, she disappeared. She would be found underneath a bathtub in a beachside cave.
She survived an evil, gruesome attack. Her partner did not. An account of a victim, a widow, telling her story on the witness stand.Update, 4/16/12: This piece was just awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing.
On February 10, 1982, Lucy Dixon’s daughter was raped. Against all odds, she and her family brought the man to justice.
Houston detectives investigate a series of brutal assaults on prostitutes in the Acres Homes section of the city. They thought they were after one man; it turns out they were wrong.
When your family is murdered, and the home you had made together is destroyed, and you yourself are beaten and left for dead — as happened to Bill Petit on the morning of July 23, 2007 — it may as well be the end of the world. It is hard to see how a man survives the end of the world. The basics of life — waking up, walking, talking — become alien tasks, and almost impossibly heavy, as you are more dead than alive. Just how does a man go about surviving such a thing? How does a man go on?
In Cleveland, TX, nineteen men and boys gang raped an eleven-year-old girl in an abandoned trailer. This is the story of the victim and her community.
A profile of a serial sex offender:
This is a story about how hard it is to be good—or, rather, how hard it is to be good once you’ve been bad; how hard it is to be fixed once you’ve been broken; how hard it is to be straight once you’ve been bent. It is about a scary man who is trying very hard not to be scary anymore and yet who still manages to scare not only the people who have good reason to be afraid of him but even occasionally himself. It is about sex, and how little we know about its mysteries; about the human heart, and how futilely we have responded—with silence, with therapy, with the law and even with the sacred Constitution—to its dark challenge. It is about what happens when we, as a society, no longer trust our futile responses and admit that we have no idea what to do with a guy like Mitchell Gaff.
A reporter on how violent sex helped ease her PTSD.
One part rapist, one part con-man; the story of the seemingly unconvictable Hy Doan.
Prison rape is an epidemic; but the bulk of abuses are not by prisoners themselves, but by guards and other prison workers.
The father: an Oscar-winning songwriter. The son, a college dropout and partier around downtown New York. Their alleged crimes; serial casting-couch rape (the senior) and a drowning murder in a Soho House bathtub (the junior).
Reporting from Kuwait on the week of its liberation, a brutal account of the atrocities committed during seven months of Iraqi occupation.
On the utter brutality of life in the tent cities, one year after the earthquake.
Mr. Lindall was the only high school teacher who understood him. Then Mr. Lindall went to jail, and it was his turn to try to understand.
The rise and fall of NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association), from its 1970s founding as a splinter group within the gay rights movement to its current incarnation as the most reviled organization in America.
A rape case against a Deputy D.A. brought by a co-worker opens a window into a shockingly kinky and dysfunctional District Attorney’s office, brimming with conflict of interest.