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Crowdfunding Helps Cut Rape Kit Backlog

Some of the money raised by the #MeToo movement could go to prosecuting years, sometimes decades, old rape crimes. In Texas, the backlog of untested rape kits was 20,000 in 2011, some going back to the 1980’s. The state passed … Continue reading

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Potential Failure of Rape Preventing Underwear Crowdfunding

Here’s another good crowdfunding idea that may be in meltdown. In March 2016 AR Wear reported “the transition from prototype to manufacturing process is presenting challenges in more areas than we had imagined.” So, its more than 2,000 backers who … Continue reading

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Woman Crowdfunds To Prosecute Rapist

Private justice is permitted in the UK. A woman is crowdfunding to prosecute a man who allegedly raped her after the government dropped the case due to “lack of evidence.” Newsweek reports that “In the U.K., complainants can finance private … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Child Star Defends $10 Million Campaign

Child star Corey Feldman, who is crowdfunding for $10 million to produce his tell-all movie about a Hollywood mogul, possibly still in power, who allegedly raped him as a child, is getting some blowback. On the Today show, plugging his … Continue reading

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Women Crowdfunding To Defend Against Harasser

There is a certain danger in the #metoo campaign of women accusing men of sexual assault and/or harassment. Solidarity Not Silence is a group of women in the UK who have accused a famous musician of just that. They are … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Say Men Not Welcome

Although you can donate, if you’re a (cis) male, you’re not welcome to the Man Free (actually named the “Statement”) Music Festival in Sweden. Started by a Swedish female comedian after reports of sexual abuse at other festivals, the Kickstarter … Continue reading

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TX Sen. Hall Only Vote Against Rape Kit Crowdfunding

Only one Texas Senator, Bob Hall, voted against the bill that would permit Texas to crowdfund to help pay for processing the backlog of 3,200 rape kits in that State. His reason?  “Rape kit testing is far too important to … Continue reading

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