History Stories
CATEGORY: Sexual Assault
The Brutal History of Japan’s ‘Comfort Women’
February 20, 2018

Between 1932 and 1945, Japan forced women from Korea, China and other occupied countries to become military prostitutes. Read More

How Classic Hollywood’s Party Culture Turned Women Into Prey
January 23, 2018

Female extras and dancers were often lured to parties under false pretenses. Read More

The Shocking Infanticide Trial That Exposed Sexual Harassment in 1868
January 19, 2018

How the death of a domestic worker’s baby became a symbol in the fight for equal rights for women. Read More

When Popes Become Penitents: The History of Papal Apologies
January 18, 2018

In recent years, the papal apology has shifted its focus from historical wrongs to current events. Read More

Until 1975, ‘Sexual Harassment’ Was the Menace With No Name
January 8, 2018

Meet Lin Farley, the woman who helped coin the term 'sexual harassment.' Read More

Sexual Exploitation Was the Norm for 19th Century Ballerinas
January 5, 2018

Wealthy men turned the famous Paris Opera Ballet into a brothel. Read More

The Father of Modern Libraries Was a Serial Sexual Harasser
December 19, 2017

Melvil Dewey helped create a new profession for women—and harassed them at every step of the way. Read More

Before the Bus, Rosa Parks Was a Sexual Assault Investigator
December 8, 2017

Why has history left out this piece of Rosa Parks' story? Read More