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Woman Forced To Pay Rapist Ex Spousal Support

Abuse Registry?
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Should there be a registry for people who commit DV? Read More »
Rape Victims Angry
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Why are Bosnian rape victims angry at Angelina Jolie? Read More »
Sexual Assault Joke
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Esquire magazine tweets a joke about sexual assault. Ha? Read More »
Rape Insensitivity
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Rush Limbaugh said something insensitive about rape. Shocker! Read More »
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A California woman has been forced to pay her rapist — who happens to be her ex — a monthly living stipend. Say what?

Such is the ruling of a Judge Gregory Pollock.  Crystal Harris successfully convicted her ex-husband Shawn Harris of forced oral copulation and he is now serving time in prison.  But upon his release from jail, she’ll have to pay him $1,000 a month in alimony. Pollack cited Harris’ higher income — 11k a month —as the main reason. But in the state of California, attempted murder (!)  is the only crime that forgives the alimony program. (Harris, sensibly, wants to change that.)

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Herman Cain’s Sexual Harassment Accuser Wants To Speak Out

Cain Getting Handsy?
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Herman Cain was accused of sexual harassment by two women. Read More »
Women-Only Trains
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Some say women only subway cars will stop groping incidents. Read More »
Accused Celebs
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Eleven celebs accused of sexual harassment. Read More »
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Over the weekend, the politics blog Politico dropped the bomb that Herman Cain, a Republican frontrunner for the presidential nomination, was accused of sexual harassment twice by women who later took pay-outs not to discuss the incidents. Politico claimed that when Cain headed the National Restaurant Association during the 1990s, two women complained to superiors about his behavior — innuendo, personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature, physical gestures that made the women uncomfortable — and eventually left their jobs with five-figure settlements.

On Tuesday, the lawyer for one of the accusers told The New York Times that she wants to speak out about the incident — but is bound by her non-disclosure agreement. Keep reading »

Boys Getting Their Own “American Girl” Series, Sort Of

Stop brushing Molly’s hair, girls: there’s a new series in town. Valerie Tripp, who first released the American Girl series in 1986, is finally releasing a counterpart called American Boys — well, Boys Camp, actually. Like the American Girl series, Boys Camp will featuring a book apiece for each male character. But that’s where the similarities between the new series and long-standing doll empire end. Unlike American Girl, which focused on girls from different cultures and periods of history, Boys Camp is set in modern times and centers on a group of bunkmates at summer camp dealing with more true-to-life issues. One boy struggles with feeling shy and out of place, and another wonders if he should continue to play a sport he has played his entire life (Is that an issue?). It’s a nice idea, but I have a feeling the demographic won’t pick up — though I can definitely see these ending up as “brothers” for the American Girl gang. Better rethink that no-doll plan. [TIME] Keep reading »

Shocking Spanking Video Drives Home Horror Of Hitting Your Teen

November 3, 2011

Ghosts Get Freaky In Family’s Living Room

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This is by far my favorite story of the day, possibly of the year. Dianne Carlisle of Euclid, Ohio, claims to live in a house haunted by horny spirits. Dianne’s four-year-old granddaughter snapped a cellphone photo of the alleged ghost sex. “It look like, like ghosts having sex in my living room!” she said. “They are having sex, you can see the lady’s high heeled shoes … I never seen anything like this … I mean, ghosts still have feelings? [They're] having sex?” If there is indeed a wild ghost orgy going on in Dianne’s house, this gives me great hope for the afterlife. Maybe our sex drives live on long after we are gone. That’s, like, the best case scenario for what happens when we die. [Fox 8]

Today’s Lady News: Sexual Abuse Arrest At Occupy Wall Street

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  • A 26-year-old named Tonye Iketubosin has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of an 18-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl. The 18-year-old reported said Iketubosin raped her inside a tent at Occupy Wall Street, where he is volunteering at the protest as a kitchen worker, early Sunday morning. That girl had an argument with her tent-mate in the middle of the night on Saturday and Iketubosin offered to let her sleep in his tent. She fell asleep and woke up to him raping her. The 17-year-old said Iketubosin helped her set up her tent on Thursday night and the next morning she found him groping her, until she pushed him away. I certainly am not making this story the lead item in Today’s Lady News to suggest all, or even most, people at Occupy Wall Street are bad guys. But I am including it to make the point that even so-called “liberals” or “progressives” commit sexual violence against women. [Gothamist]
  • “Is there anyone who thinks sexual harassment is a real thing?” That’s how this essay by John Derbyshire in the conservative magazine National Review begins, which you should only read if there are no sharp objects around that you might slam your forehead into. [National Review via Feministe] Keep reading »
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