Until last week, North Carolina was also the only state in the U.S. that didn’t explicitly allow a person to revoke consent once sex has been initiated. Read more

North Carolina

A new report claims women who reported sexual harassment while working at meatpacking plants were retaliated against. Read more

North Carolina


Alex Boerner

This sort of tactic—attempting to silence someone by suing them—is known as a strategic lawsuit against public participation. SLAPPs use civil litigation to intimidate critics by sapping their time, money, and morale. Read more

Voices 39 Comments

House Bill 393 would amend laws around abuse of juveniles, abuse that occurs while a person is incapacitated, and distribution of date rape drugs. Read more

Durham County 1 Comments


Alex Boerner

Twenty-two percent say it happened in the 2017–18 academic year alone. Read more

Durham County

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As the FBI investigates the North Carolina-born musician's sexual texts with a minor, in the wake of a Times report on his coercive behavior, we need to reckon with the culture that supported Adams, not just forget he exists. Read more

News 3 Comments


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Both showed up at Goodnights in Raleigh this week, Ansari with a surprise visit Tuesday and Miller starting tonight. Read more

Stage 5 Comments

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Duke University

Burke delivered the keynote address for Duke University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration. Read more

Durham County


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Raleigh Little Theatre is employing an intimacy director to handle the highly fraught scenes of sexual coercion in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. Read more