Sex in society

This combination photo shows actress Aurora Perrineau in Los Angeles on Feb. 17, 2015, left, and actress-writer Lena Dunham in New York on May 29, 2018. Dunham is apologizing to Perrineau for defending a writer who Perrineau accused of sexual misconduct. Writing Wednesday in The Hollywood Reporter, Dunham says she “did something inexcusable” in supporting producer and writer Murray Miller. (AP Photo)
December 05, 2018 - 10:58 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lena Dunham is apologizing to actress Aurora Perrineau for defending a writer who Perrineau accused of sexual misconduct. Writing Wednesday in The Hollywood Reporter , Dunham says she "did something inexcusable" in supporting producer and writer Murray Miller. Dunham says she...
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December 04, 2018 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's watchdog says a senior department official sexually assaulted an employee and pressured another worker to have sex with him in exchange for a promotion. An inspector general's report released Tuesday says the unnamed official also sexually harassed at...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 3, 2017 file photo, a South Sudanese refugee and 32-year-old mother, who said she was raped for several days by a group of soldiers before she was allowed to leave, stands by a window at a women's center focusing on gender-based violence, run by the aid group International Rescue Committee, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda. The aid group Doctors Without Borders said Saturday Dec. 1, 2018, that one hundred and twenty-five women and girls were raped, whipped and clubbed over 10 days between Nov. 19 and 29, 2018, in Bentiu, South Sudan, in attacks so shocking that some aid workers say they are left speechless. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
December 01, 2018 - 7:46 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — One hundred and twenty-five women and girls have been raped, whipped and clubbed in attacks so shocking that some aid workers in South Sudan say they are left speechless. Doctors Without Borders on Saturday said the "dramatic increase" in sexual violence occurred over 10...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. Weinstein’s lawyer says his sexual assault case has devolved into a mess of lying witnesses and hidden evidence and should be thrown out. In a court filing on Thursday, Nov. 29, lawyer Benjamin Brafman said defense investigators had turned up evidence raising doubts about Weinstein’s accusers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
November 29, 2018 - 5:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says his sexual assault case has devolved into a mess of lying witnesses and hidden evidence and should be thrown out. In a court filing Thursday, lawyer Benjamin Brafman said defense investigators had turned up evidence raising doubts about Weinstein's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018 file photo, from left back row, Annemarie Brown, Andrea Courtney, and Marissa Evansin, and from left front row, Sasha Brietzke, Vassiki Chauhan, Kristina Rapuano, pose in New York. The women filed a lawsuit against Dartmouth College for allegedly allowing three professors to create a culture in their department that encouraged drunken parties and subjected female graduate students to harassment, groping and sexual assault. A growing number of former students are demanding answers from the administration and questioning how such an atmosphere apparently flourished for at least 15 years at the Ivy League school in Hanover, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 28, 2018 - 9:50 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College alumni have heard the allegations of misconduct in one department where professors are accused of hosting drunken parties, groping and harassing their students and, in two cases, sexually assaulting them. Now, a growing number of former students are demanding...
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November 28, 2018 - 3:56 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System's president reprimanded the La Crosse campus' chancellor for inviting porn star Nina Hartley to speak on campus, questioning his judgment and warning him that he may not receive a raise next month. UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow invited...
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November 28, 2018 - 1:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors investigating a sexual abuse case against a Houston-area priest searched the offices Wednesday of the local archdiocese, which is led by the cardinal who is heading the Roman Catholic Church's response in the U.S. to sexual misconduct. The intensifying investigation has...
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November 28, 2018 - 4:45 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new study says many South African health facilities designated to help survivors of sexual violence don't offer counseling to children who have been raped. Doctors Without Borders, which released the study on Wednesday, says there are critical gaps in mental health care in a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 file photo, a nun waits for the arrival of Pope Francis for his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. The Catholic Church's global organization of nuns has denounced the "culture of silence and secrecy" surrounding sexual abuse and is urging sisters who have been abused to report the crimes to police and their superiors. The Associated Press reported earlier this year that the Vatican has known for decades about the problem of priests and bishops preying on nuns but has done next to nothing to stop it. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)
November 24, 2018 - 12:21 pm
ROME (AP) — The Catholic Church's global organization of nuns has denounced the "culture of silence and secrecy" surrounding sexual abuse in the church and is urging sisters who have been abused to report the crimes to police and their superiors. The International Union of Superiors General, which...
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A statue of a girl representing thousands of Korean women enslaved for sex by Japan's imperial forces before and during World War II, is seen as participants hold signs reading "Reconciliation and Healing Foundation" during a weekly rally against Japanese government near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. South Korea said Wednesday it will dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 21, 2018 - 5:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's decision to dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels has thrown fuel on the diplomatic fire between the countries, who share a bitter wartime history. The...
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