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Indian activists shout slogans outside a police station as they demand justice for Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta, who has accused actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment, in Mumbai on October 11.

India’s #MeToo Moment Came Late, but It Will Be Transformative

The rage that animated protests against sexual violence in 2012 has returned, and Indian women are fearlessly speaking out against powerful perpetrators.

A woman is locked up in a transparent suitcase reading "Stop Human Trafficking! 60 Years of Human Rights" on a luggage belt at the airport in Munich, Germany, on December 11, 2008. The Human Rights organization Amnesty International staged the action to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Putin Doesn’t Care about Sex Trafficking

Russia could have done something to prevent sexual exploitation of foreign women during the World Cup. It chose not to.

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Will State Miss Its #MeToo Moment?

Some say harassment policies and processes are failing foreign service officers.

Donald Trump and Miss America contestants at Trump Tower, in New York on May 8, 2012.

The Teflon Don

Sex scandals have a long history of taking down politicians — but don't get your hopes up about the current U.S. president.

A couple walk pass a condom vending machine July 16, 2002, on a street in Beijing, China. (Getty Images)

China Refuses to Admit It Has a Rape Problem. I Would Know.

The Communist Party wants to blame Hollywood and "loose women," instead of acknowledging its own epidemic levels of sexual assault.

NINGBO, CHINA - FEBRUARY 18:  (CHINA OUT) Finished inflatable sex dolls are stored in a warehouse at the Jiamei plastic toy factory on February 18, 2012 in Ningbo, China. The Jiamei plastic toy company, based in the suburb of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, produces cheap sex dolls at an average price of 100RMB (15.80 USD), and has done so for several years. According to the company, more than 50,000 sex dolls are sold to the domestic market in Japan and Korea each year. (Photo by Kevin Zen/Getty Images)

Sex Dolls Are Replacing China’s Missing Women

The country's gender gap has left young men desperate for high-tech alternatives.

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This 18-Year-Old Chinese Woman Is Beating the Schools at Sex Ed

In a nation where textbooks still teach that sex before marriage mars girls forever, Yao Sifan is offering a feminist take on the facts of life.

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Osama bin Laden’s Secret Masturbation Fatwa

How the sexual torment of Islamic radicals helps explain the genesis of jihadi violence.

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The Exchange: Why Americans Can’t Cope With Trauma

Writers Meghan O'Rourke and Hanya Yanagihara explore death and grief in the Facebook age.

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A Brewing Controversy Over Swiss Coffee Shop’s Sex Robots

One café in Geneva is looking to offer its customers an extra perk with their espressos, but not everyone is sold on the idea.

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - OCTOBER 20: Indonesian President Joko Widodo gestures during the people celebration know as 'Pesta Rakyat' at National Museum on October 20, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Joko Widodo was sworn in October 20, as the president of Indonesia with an inauguration ceremony held in Jakarta. Widodo was the eventual winner of a tightly fought and sometimes controversial election race against opposition candidate Prabowo Subianto. A number of key world leaders were in attendance including Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott.  (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Indonesia’s President Believes Chemical Castration Will Stop Pedophilia

The Indonesian president has defended his suggestion that sex offenders be castrated.

COLOGNE, GERMANY - JANUARY 09:  Protesters wave German flags, alongside a banner saying 'Rapefugees Not Welcome' as supporters of Pegida, Hogesa (Hooligans against Salafists)  and other right-wing populist groups protest against the New Year's Eve sex attacks on January 9, 2016 in Cologne, Germany. Over 100 women have filed charges of sexual molestation, robbery and in two cases, rape, stemming from aggressive groping and other behavior by gangs of drunken men described as Arab or North African at Hauptbahnhof on New Year's Eve. Police have recently stated that at least some of the men identified so far are refugees, which is feeding the propaganda of right-wing groups opposed to Germany's open-door refugee policy. Germany took in approximately 1.1 million migrants and refugees in 2015.  (Photo by Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images)

With New German Law, Nein Might Finally Mean Nein

A new law passed in Germany adds weight to whether or not a rape victim says "no."

Indian members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community take part in a pride parade, calling for freedom from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, in Chennai on June 26, 2016. / AFP / ARUN SANKAR        (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Carnal Intercourse Against the Order of Nature’ Is Still Illegal in India

The country's top court declined to revisit a law that targets gay sex — the latest setback for the subcontinent’s LGBT community and its struggle for equality.

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22:  Tinder on display at the Billboard Winterfest at Park City Live! on January 22, 2016 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Billboard)

In Australia, Using Facebook to Threaten Feminists With Rape Could Get You Jail Time

An Australian man has agreed to plead guilty after he used Facebook to make sexual threats.

British Prime Minister David Cameron listens to a final speech by former Foreign Secretary William Hague before he resigns as a Member of Parliament on day one of the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham in central England on September 28, 2014.  British Prime Minister David Cameron is bidding to rally his Conservatives for victory at next year's general election at their annual conference, with the party reeling from a defection and a sex scandal.AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT        (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

British Ministry: Young Brits Are Having a Lot of Unhealthy Anal Sex

The British government wants to censor anal sex videos online. But is that the solution to safer sex?

Karachi, PAKISTAN: Pakistani high-profile gang rape victim Mukhtaran Mai (C) holds a torch light as she leads an International Women's Day rally in Karachi, 07 March 2007. The Independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said in its annual report last month that there were 565 honour killings in Pakistan in 2006, nearly double the number in 2005. AFP PHOTO/Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Pakistani Religious Body: Women’s Protection Law Is Un-Islamic

A Pakistani religious body called a new law designed to protect women from abuse "un-Islamic."

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Playboy Is Ditching the Sex and Betting on China

But the once-hot brand has moved decidedly down-market. Can Hugh Hefner save his struggling company by selling sweatsuits to Chinese grandmothers?

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New Zealand Official Feels Privileged to Have Had Dildo Thrown at His Face

A New Zealand minister had a dildo thrown at his face. Good thing he thought it was funny.

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