Alanna Vagianos, HuffPost Canada

Alanna Vagianos

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Recent articles by Alanna:

There’s A Better Way To Get Justice For Sexual Assault Survivors

“The criminal justice system is a pipeline, and it has leaks all along the way,” Dr. Mary Koss told HuffPost. → Read More

Breonna Taylor's Family Reaches Multimillion-Dollar Settlement In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Taylor's family attorney said the family is pleased but still “counting on the AG and DOJ to do the right thing and hold all responsible officers accountable.” → Read More

The RNC Spent A Surprising Amount Of Time Talking About Trump’s Impeachment

GOP speakers repeatedly brought up that their presidential candidate was nearly thrown out of office over corruption. → Read More

RNC Praises Women's Suffrage After Featuring Speaker Who Wants Sexist Voting System

Abby Johnson, an anti-abortion extremist, believes that "the husband would get the final say” in regards to voting. → Read More

The Unfinished Work Of The 19th Amendment

100 years later, nine American women on what the legacy of women’s enfranchisement has wrought — and what it hasn’t. → Read More

Internal Documents Circulated To DNC Delegates Hint At Why Biden Picked Harris

The Biden campaign believes Harris has unique pull with suburban women, a key election demographic. → Read More

How The Eviction Crisis Could Compound Voter Suppression Come November

Voting is already hard. Housing insecurity and the coronavirus pandemic are only going to make it worse. → Read More

Right-Wing Media Is Already Hurling Racist, Misogynist Fire At Kamala Harris

From abhorrent claims that she isn’t really Black to reliving the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, conservative outlets pounced on Joe Biden's running-mate pick. → Read More

'He's Gonna Change The World': George Floyd's Family Remembers The Man They Lost

Floyd was much more than just a symbol for racist police brutality. → Read More

George Floyd Survived The Coronavirus. Then The Police Killed Him.

Black people in America experience many threats to their lives and livelihoods. George Floyd faced almost all of them. → Read More

Police Budgets Have Long Been Untouchable. That Could Change.

Massive law enforcement budgets have only increased in recent years. Activists are calling to defund the police and invest that money into communities of color. → Read More

When Leaving Campus Means Going Back In The Closet

For some queer college students, online learning amid COVID-19 means more than just awkward Zoom classes. It means hiding their sexuality or gender ident... → Read More

Domestic Violence Programs Can't Get Funds Quickly During COVID-19. This Bill Can Fix That.

Sens. Bob Casey and Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill on Thursday that would temporarily waive matching requirements for federal funding. → Read More

Joe Biden Accuser Tara Reade Speaks Out In First On-Air Interview

Reade spoke with Megyn Kelly about her accusation that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993 when Reade was a Senate staffer to the former vice president. → Read More

Betsy DeVos’s Campaign To Roll Back Sexual Assault Survivor Rights Is Complete

The education secretary's new Title IX rule adds protections for the accused and lets schools skirt responsibility for assaults entirely if they take pla... → Read More

Potential Joe Biden VP Candidates Largely Silent On Latest Tara Reade Revelations

Only Stacey Abrams responded to HuffPost’s request for comment. → Read More

Senators Demand Next COVID-19 Bailout Bill Prioritize Domestic Violence Survivors

Over two dozen senators called for more resources for victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault and family violence, in two letters shared with HuffPost. → Read More

Getting A Rape Kit Is Hard. The Pandemic Has Only Made It Harder.

There are far fewer sexual assault evidence examinations during the coronavirus outbreak, experts say, thanks to a strained health system and fears of infection. → Read More

Get Sick Or Starve: What It's Like To Be A Deep Cleaner During The Pandemic

"We are literally being put up against a wall and making a choice between life and death, between working and eating or not working and not eating." → Read More

Joe Biden Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Senate Aide In 1993

Tara Reade, one of eight women to accuse Biden of inappropriate touching, said this week that the presidential candidate assaulted her nearly 30 years ago. → Read More