Washington’s Football Team Must Change Its Toxic Culture—Not Just Its

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Post’s extensive reporting on years of sexual harassment and verbal abuse directed at female employees, and ignored or condoned by top executives within Washington’s football organization is shocking, but not surprising.  The culture of contempt for women, violence against women, and disregard for women’s safety has long been a blight on the NFL.  Team owner Daniel Snyder has done the easy part Read more …

The #MeToo impact: FBI’s crime report shows a spike in rape offenses, and experts say it may be a good thing

“If every girl and woman trusted that they could get sympathetic help from parents, relatives, friends doctors, hospitals, every police station, every campus dean, every workplace HR office, every school teacher or counselor, every minister or priest or coach, the reporting would double or triple,” Van Pelt noted saying that the government needs to do more and needs to protect all survivors of sexual violence.

Florida man convicted of sex misconduct with child released on bail, pending appeal

The National Organization for Women also expressed its disapproval of the decision, writing in part, “Instead of keeping this dangerous man behind bars, Senior Judge R. Michael Hutcheson is letting him sleep in his own bed at night. Fugler was freed on bail pending appeal—a process that could take years and potentially allow him to prey on even more victims.”