Betsy DeVos Wants New Regulations That Protect Students Accused Of Sexual Assault And Their Schools
The Education Department will make it harder for schools to be found in violation of Title IX, and require that schools must let accused students cross-examine their accuser through a third party.
Sex Tourists Say They're Going To Mexico To Escape #MeToo
“They say they’re more free here than over there. They say that just by looking at a woman, you can get sued."
Here’s Why The FBI Report Didn’t Consider The Charlottesville Violence A Hate Crime
Blame it on everything from poorly trained cops to problems with a drop-down menu.
Hate Crimes Jumped 17% During Donald Trump’s First Year In Office, According To The FBI
“This is a historic increase, and it has to be recognized as such. It can’t be explained away by increased reporting.”
A Judge Wanted To Give A Sex Offender A Second Chance. Prosecutors Want Him In Prison.
In an unusual legal move, these lawyers are trying to bring #MeToo into a sex offender’s sentencing.
We’re Shocked. We Mourn. Then We Move On, Until The Next Hate-Fueled Attack.
A suspected hate crime that killed two black people at a grocery store was quickly overtaken by more hate-fueled violence. “We’re so bombarded.”
Nearly 10 Years Apart, Attacks On Women Have Eerie Similarities
After posting online misogynistic rants, George Sodini walked into an LA Fitness class, turned off the lights and opened fire on women. Today, he is celebrated by the incel community.
I Got A Life Sentence At 17. Then I Became Pregnant In Prison.
Even though my son was conceived in the most traumatic possible way, his birth was my saving grace.
Google Women Are Sharing Stories Of Harassment During A Massive Walkout
“I work on an Android app geared toward getting kids interested in STEM and I feel like I’m leading young boys and girls to the slaughter. Why would you want to go into tech if it’s like this?"
“He Betrayed My Trust": How Students With Special Needs Finally Stopped Their Abusive Teacher
Kids had complained about him for years, according to documents reviewed by BuzzFeed News, but it was a decade before someone finally called police.
A Visa Program That Protected Domestic Violence Victims Is Now Putting Them At Risk Of Deportation
Sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking victims are at higher risk of deportation under new policies affecting the U visa program.
Cops Had A Warrant To Arrest A Stalker. Nine Days Later, He Was Free, And She Was Dead.
"They blew it off as a boyfriend–girlfriend spat," Rosemarie Reilly's mother told BuzzFeed News after filing suit against police.
With No Laws To Guide It, Here's How Orlando Is Using Amazon's Facial Recognition Technology
New documents obtained by BuzzFeed News reveal the most detailed picture yet of how the Orlando Police Department is using Amazon Rekognition, the tech giant’s facial recognition technology.
A Former High School Employee Was Found Guilty Of Raping A 15-Year-Old Student
Next, Quinn James will stand trial for allegedly murdering Mujey Dumbuya.
For A Woman Who Accused A Lawyer Of Groping Her, There’s No #MeToo
“It’s robbed me of years of my life. It’s given me zero trust in the system. This is probably why women don’t come forward.”
He Counseled A Teen For Years, But She Says He Was Grooming Her For Sex
A young woman filed a lawsuit and a police report accusing a Texas imam of sexual misconduct. Those who know her say it’s a landmark moment for Muslims saying #MeToo.
Michael Wang Didn’t Get Into Harvard. He Thinks It’s Because He’s Asian.
A new generation of Chinese Americans is teaming up with a white conservative activist to end affirmative action. If their lawsuit against Harvard goes forward, they could get their wish.
The US Is Sending Its Addiction Problem Over The Border
“They’re thinking they’ll get what they need over here,” said a doctor who’s treated Americans with drug addictions in Tijuana.
Convicting Laquan McDonald’s Killer Isn’t Enough
The guilty verdict passed on police officer Jason Van Dyke is necessary and so infuriatingly insufficient.
Asking People About #MeToo Uncovers A Generation Gap
A new survey conducted by BuzzFeed News and Ipsos shows a notable partisan and generational divide on the #MeToo movement.
The Law Made These Women Pay Up To Get Out Of Their Abusive Marriages
These women thought they could finally break free from their convicted abusers. They didn’t expect it’d come with a price tag.
Nobody Was Going To Solve These Cold Cases. Then Came The DNA Crime Solvers.
A woman in a ditch. A baby in a parking lot. The DNA Doe Project has the ability to identify cold case victims — so why don’t they take on every case?
Betsy DeVos Wants To Make It Easier For Religious Schools To Avoid Title IX
The proposed rule would prevent people from knowing which religious colleges discriminate against women and LGBT students.
Sex Workers Say Human Trafficking Laws Are Making Their Jobs More Dangerous
What began as a federal anti-trafficking effort is targeting sex workers at the state and local levels. For more on this story, watch the new BuzzFeed News series Follow This on Netflix.
Women Say A School For Troubled Teens Punished Girls For Being Gay
Former students and employees of the River View Christian Academy told BuzzFeed News that girls were disciplined if they even discussed the idea of being gay. "I didn't come out as queer for 10 years because of it."
For A Lot Of Muslim Republicans, Their Party's Over
Muslim voters in the GOP are wondering how, or whether, to cast ballots at a time of anti-Muslim rhetoric from politicians in their own party.
New York’s Governor Has Suspended An Investigation Into The Handling Of A 2015 Weinstein Case
Andrew Cuomo’s campaign received $25,000 from Harvey Weinstein’s former lawyer days before Cuomo suspended an investigation into the Manhattan DA’s handling of allegations against the movie mogul.
Campus Cops Are One Answer To School Shootings, But There’s No Proof They Work
Dozens of school resource officers have been accused of crimes involving the students they were hired to protect. Joshua Spratt was one of them.
A 16-Year-Old Told Police She Was Raped. Two Months Later, She Was Dead.
He got second chance after second chance. She didn’t.
Sapelo Islanders Have Survived Persecution And Slavery. Can They Survive Tourism?
A federal lawsuit accuses the government of trying to drive the descendants of enslaved Muslims from the place they call home to make way for wealthy weekenders.