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Alanna Vagianos


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Recent articles by Alanna:

A ‘Bill Of Rights’ Aims To Keep Child Athletes Safe From Sex Abuse As Olympics Begin

After the Larry Nassar scandal, advocates are calling on sports groups, gyms and more to commit to preventing child sexual abuse by adopting the set of p... → Read More

New Bill Aims To Give Paid Time Off To Families Going Through Pregnancy Loss

“Different families will deal with a pregnancy loss in their own ways, but they deserve the opportunity to deal with it,” said Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a co... → Read More

DOJ: FBI Made ‘Fundamental Errors’ While Investigating Larry Nassar Sex Abuse Case

A spokesperson for the FBI said the actions of its employees are "inexcusable and a discredit to this organization." → Read More

Lawsuit Filed To Stop Texas Law That Pays Private Citizens To Enforce Abortion Ban

Texas wants to give individuals $10,000 if they successfully sue abortion providers and others who “aid and abet” an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. → Read More

Revealed: Even More Insurrectionists Have Histories Of Violence Against Women

At least three more men at the Jan. 6 riot have histories of domestic violence or sexual abuse arrests. A HuffPost investigation in February had found ni... → Read More

Home Isn’t A Guarantee For Survivors Fleeing Domestic Abusers During COVID-19

Survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence experience housing insecurity at disproportionate rates and as a direct result of the violence they’ve ... → Read More

Biden Omits Hyde Amendment From Budget, Keeping Promise To Defend Abortion Rights

The amendment makes abortion essentially inaccessible for low-income women and many women of color. → Read More

Amanda Nguyen’s Fight For AAPI Justice Is An Intersectional One

As an Asian American and the founder of civil rights organization Rise, Nguyen knows all too well how racism and sexism can work in tandem. → Read More

Biden Urges Passage Of Equality Act As Anti-Trans Youth Bills Advance In Several States

Lawmakers in Florida and West Virginia advanced anti-transgender legislation during the president's hour-long speech to Congress on Wednesday night. → Read More

Transgender Children Across The U.S. Are Fighting For Their Lives (Again)

More than 30 states have introduced laws that include banning trans kids from school sports and criminalizing parents for providing gender-affirming medi... → Read More

One Of The Cops Involved In Breonna Taylor's Death Just Got A Book Deal

Who better to tell the inside story of the tragedy than one of its perpetrators? → Read More

Lawmakers Renew Fight To Reverse ‘Anti-Choice,' ‘Blatantly Racist’ Hyde Amendment

The Hyde Amendment denies insurance coverage for abortions for people who receive their health coverage through government sponsored plans like Medicaid. → Read More

Lawmakers Renew Fight To Reverse ‘Anti-Choice,' ‘Blatantly Racist’ Hyde Amendment

The Hyde Amendment denies insurance coverage for abortions for people who receive their health coverage through government sponsored plans like Medicaid. → Read More

A Biden Appointee Will Oversee Title IX. Sexual Assault Survivors Say She’s A Bad Choice.

It was an "open secret" at Columbia University that Suzanne Goldberg dismissed victims and protected the administration, student sexual assault survivors... → Read More

'The Virus Is Protecting Me': Remote Learning Is Keeping Many Sexual Assault Survivors Safe

Some college sexual assault victims welcomed remote learning due to COVID-19 because it was the only form of protection they could get. → Read More

Congresswomen Renew Push To Repeal 'Racist' Anti-Abortion Helms Amendment

“Making abortion legal isn’t the beginning of women having abortions. It’s the end of women dying from abortions,” said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.). → Read More

Biden To Sign Executive Order Reviewing Betsy DeVos’ Title IX Rules

The president will also sign an executive order establishing a Gender Policy Council within the executive office. → Read More

House Passes Bill Making It Illegal For Federal Officers To Engage In Sex Acts With Detainees

“There is no consent when one person is exercising the power of law enforcement and the other is handcuffed or in custody," said Rep. Jackie Speier. → Read More

Lawmakers Aim To End ‘Boyfriend Loophole,’ Keep Guns From Abusers

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) introduced the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act on Tuesday morning. → Read More

Former USA Gymnastics Coach John Geddert Dead After Human Trafficking Charges

Geddert was close with former USA Gymnastics trainer and serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar. → Read More