Gabrielle Union is a sexual assault survivor who has made it her life mission to share her horrific experience with women everywhere.

The 44-year-old Being Mary Jane star was a guest on Good Morning America on Tuesday. She discussed her experience as a rape survivor amid the current Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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Nate Parker

Hollywood’s latest Slave film “The Birth of a Nation” is a cause célèbre for those who are anxious to make up for shutting out black actors at last year’s Oscar Awards.

“The Birth of a Nation” is a fictional retelling of the Nat Turner Rebellion in which slaves rose up against their white oppressors.

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judge

The Canadian Judicial Council is reviewing the improper conduct of a judge after he blamed a 19-year-old rape victim for not doing enough to prevent her rape.

The teenager accused her rapist of sexually assaulting her as she bent over a bathroom sink at a party in 2014.

Federal Court Justice Robin Camp, who presided over the rapist’s trial, asked the woman, “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?”

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Jason Browning

A father who walked in on a family friend molesting his 11-year-old son says his son saved the rapist’s life.

The enraged father, Jason Browning, beat 18-year-old Jason Frolander to a bloody pulp in his Daytona Beach, Fla. home last week. Browning said he stopped just short of killing Frolander because his son stepped in and stopped the vicious beating.

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Rapists sentenced to death

4 of the six Indian men charged with brutally raping and torturing a New Delhi woman were sentenced to hang for their crimes. An Indian court handed down the sentence today for the gang rape of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh Pande and the savage beating of her male friend on a bus last December.

As the death sentence was read, the four doomed mean wailed in the courtroom. Vinay Sharma, 20, the bus driver, Akshay Thakur, 28, Pawan Gupta, 19, and Mukesh Singh, all claimed innocence.

Jyoti’s death sparked mass riots in New Delhi and outrage all over the world.

One of the six rapists, Ram Singh, 33, hanged himself in prison. THe youngest rapist — and the one who reportedly committed the worst atrocities upon Jyoti — was tried as a juvenile. Now 19, he was sentenced to serve only 3 years in a reform school.

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As if being raped wasn’t bad enough, a shameless aide in Barack Obama’s camp searched for a rape victim to appear in a political ad.

According to Politico.com, Kiersten Steward, director of public policy at the Family Violence Prevention Fund, was approached by the campaign staffer to serve as the go between for the campaign and rape victims.

“Obviously, this is a big ask and I haven’t seen a script but presumably it will be a brief ‘this is what happened to me, we need someone who will fight for women like me, these are the guys to do it,'” Steward wrote in a Sept. 15 e-mail. “Again, that’s just my assumption, given how these things usually go.”

Steward said the Obama campaign would have a crew in Washington and was hoping to film that week.

But one rape victim in Virginia declined to appear in the ad.

Mikele Shelton-Knight said in an interview that she was glad the Obama campaign was seeking to highlight the issue.

“The more discussion about this the better,” said Shelton-Knight, a full-time victims advocate in the Richmond area.

While she wasn’t told about the specifics of the ad, Shelton-Knight said she thought that the ad might be about an obscure law in Wasilla, Alaska, that charged rape victims for their own exams.

But as Shelton-Knight pointed out, the law was on the books before Sarah Palin became mayor of the small city and the law was voted off the books in 2000.

The ad was never filmed probably because Obama’s camp couldn’t find a “rape victim” who wanted to go on camera to speak about her harrowing experience to millions of people.

I’m still surprised that anyone in that camp was that insensitive to make such a request of a rape victim especially since many states right here in this country still charge victims for the cost of the rape kit exam.

It wasn’t until exhaustive lobbying by Shelton-Knight and others that Virginia localities finally agreed to absorbed the cost of the exams last year. (Source)

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