A preoccupation with purity is not a realistic approach to sexuality, and it does not empower us to make responsible, holistic decisions regarding sex.
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Though some of the allegations predate it, new accusations came to light after the Washington Post published footage October 8 of Trump speaking with then-Access Hollywood personality Billy Bush in 2005 about how he would grope and kiss women, seemingly without their consent.
Civil rights advocates have long maintained that excessive police force negatively affects communities of color. A study published this year found that Black Americans report crime less often after police violence in their communities.
“I’m in a position now where I have an opportunity for advocacy on behalf of survivors of sexual assault,” said Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH). “The bottom line is, we need to change the culture. And it’s ironic, but I believe that Donald Trump has essentially started this national dialogue. He inadvertently defined ‘lack of consent.’”
“It's disappointing that the Department of Justice wants to get serious about data collection and reporting with about 100 days left in this administration,” said Kanya Bennett, legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union.
Mississippi is one of many states that have sought to block funding for Planned Parenthood since the release of widely discredited videos by the anti-choice front group known as the Center for Medical Progress.