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Today’s Lady News: It’s Not Rape If She’s Wearing “A Nightie,” Says Politician

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  • A woman can’t be raped if she’s wearing “a nightie,” silly, because that just means she’s asking for it. So said Dick Black, a Virginia delegate candidate in Tuesday’s election, who gave a 2002 speech in which he said he doesn’t believe spousal rape exists. “I don’t know how on earth you could validly get a conviction in a husband/wife rape when they’re living together, sleeping in the same bed, she’s in a nightie and so forth,” Dick Black said. Maybe he needs to read this post about, oh, spousal rape. You can watch video footage of his speech at the links. Be warned: the victim-blaming stupidity may well make your brain explode. [Daily KosJezebel, Care2
  • Speaking of douchebags, a talk radio host named Howie Carr mocked the woman who was raped and the woman who was sexually abused at Occupy Wall Street, asking, “What did you expect?” Uhh, not to get raped? [Clutch Magazine]
  • More women are going into STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, math), yet they are concentrated in the life sciences, like biology. Why might this be? I know we have a bunch of Frisky readers who studied in STEM fields, so maybe you can illuminate this for us in the comments. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Science Can Now Turn Your Brown Eyes Blue — Permanently

Science, man. It’s a mystery. It seems that lately, science — rather than focusing on curing diseases or solving impending environmental disasters — has taken it upon itself to address an age-old problem: people with brown eyes. Yes, yes, some of you may in fact suffer from this affliction, but worry no more. A scientific solution is upon us!

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The Woman Who Beat Up Her Subway Groper Gets Animation Treatment

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Shyane DeJesus beat up a man who groped her on the NYC subway. Read More »
Catcaller Form
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Here's a handy form for you to give to catcallers. Read More »
Street Harassment App
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A new iPhone app tracks where street harassment occurs. Read More »
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We get some weird email here at The Frisky and the weirdest one I’ve received today is definitely the main item from yesterday’s Today’s Lady News column … animated. Yes, someone animated the news item about 22-year-old Shyane DeJesus, the woman who beat the crap out of a man who groped her on the New York City subway. Shyane DeJesus also shoved her phone in his face and snapped photos, so hopefully cops can catch this perv. Sexual assault is not a laughing matter, yet something about the awkward blob-people in the animation treatment is … funny. Hey, whatever gets more people educated. [BigAppleDaily.TV Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Woman Opens A Can Of Whoop-Ass On Subway Pervert

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  • Shyane DeJesus, 22, a senior at City College in New York City, was waiting for the subway when she felt a man grope  her on the thigh and then shove his hand under her skirt. So Shyane started beating him about the head; when the subway arrived, the man jumped on it, and she followed him inside, where she kept punching him. He tried to get off at the next stop, so grabbed her Blackberry to snap pictures of his face to give to the cops. The guy is still on the loose, but maybe he’ll think twice about sexually assaulting another woman.  ”I’m glad I fought back. I’m going to defend myself,” she told the New York Post. “I want him on the list for sex offenders.” Girl, I am so proud of you! [NY Post] Keep reading »

5 Reasons You Don’t Miss Your 20s When They’re Over

November 3, 2011

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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