Some news stories that caught our eye this week:
- Hurricane Sandy’s impact has been devastating in so many ways. Survivors of abuse are facing even fewer options for staying safe and financially independent.
- A new study on women who sought an abortion found that those denied abortions were more than twice as likely to be a victim of domestic violence as those who were able to abort. This “wasn’t because the turnaways were more likely to get into abusive relationships,” but that “getting abortions allowed women to get out of such relationships more easily.”
- The director general of the BBC resigned after airing a report that “wrongly implicated a politician in child sex-abuse scandals.” This following last month’s decision to run a series of tributes to BBC host Jimmy Savile—a man accused of sexually abusing hundreds of children. (Trigger Warning)
- What should you consider when trying to choose a college? Here’s a top 10 list of colleges increasing awareness of sexual assault against males.