Posts tagged "date rape"

AnonIB’s Date Rape Problem

Trigger warning: rape By now we’re all familiar with the infamous celebrity photo leak of 2014, aka “The Fappening,” as it’s been dubbed by the Internet. But what most people are less familiar with is the supposed “Ground Zero” site for the leak, AnonIB. And not only is AnonIB the Internet’s worst kept secret…
By: Frances Locke / October 1, 2014

This Nail Polish Can Supposedly Prevent Date Rape

Elle reports, “Developers at N.C. State University have created a nail polish that changes color when exposed to date rape drugs.” That is intense and awesome.  You’re at a party, you dip your finger in your solo cup, your fingernail changes color. Not only have you prevented something awful from happening to you, you’ve…
By: College Candy / August 23, 2014

Girl Talk: On Consent & Why It’s Worth It To Keep Saying “No”

When I noticed photographs in Damon’s apartment with a woman’s head cut out of them and an X drawn atop her body, I regretted not saying “no” earlier that night. I wanted him to like me and didn’t want to seem prudish and uncool. I didn’t want to limit my romantic options or life experiences.
By: Marilyn Friedman / August 11, 2014

True Story: I Was In A Date Rape Play

It's freshman year of college, and Janie and Dave are best friends. They do everything together - hang out in their dorm rooms, go to the dining hall, walk around campus. Their friendship is great, until one night, they decide to head to a "fraternity party." At the party, Janie and Dave drink alcohol. Whe…
By: Jana Pollack / July 22, 2014

Princeton Faculty Wants Nothing To Do With Princeton Mom’s Statements About Rape

We, the undersigned faculty, stand behind victims of sexual assault and want them to know that our campus is a place where they have a voice, where they will not be made to feel responsible and where they can find support and justice. If you have been the victim of unwanted sexual contact, under any circumstances, we…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2014

University College London’s Student Union Bans “Blurred Lines”

"Blurred Lines" is, like, so three months ago. But that hasn't stopped the student union at University College London (UCLU) from banning the song from playing at school events. Like the University of Edinburgh — another college that banned the song along with five other UK schools — the student union at UCLU believes Robi…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2013

Philadelphia Bar Thinks Date Rape Jokes Make For Clever Pick-Up Lines

You know what doesn't turn me on or make me thirsty? Date rape jokes. Smiths Restaurant and Lounge in Philadelphia apparently thought it would be a great idea to draw attention to their establishment with this rapey pickup line. Not only is it gross, but it's also fucking dumb. Way to drive away…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 18, 2013

The Best Responses To Slate’s Troll-y Piece On Young Women & Drinking

I wrote my own response to "College Women: Stop Getting Drunk," the Slate piece by Emily Yoffe that put the onus on young women to stop getting drunk so they are less susceptible to sexual assault. But here are some other kickass responses on the Internet: "How To Write About Rape Prevention Without…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 16, 2013

The Soapbox: Slate Tells Young Women To “Stop Getting Drunk,” Majorly Misses The Mark On Alcohol & Rape

Slate.com's modus operandi is to troll the hell out of everyone. Today's piece by Dear Prudence author Emily Yoffe, "College Women: Stop Getting Drunk," is a classic example. In her piece, Yoffe recounts a statistic from a 2009 study that 80 percent of campus sexual assaults involve alcohol.  She then gives what she thinks i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 16, 2013

Second Maryville Rape Victim, Paige Parkhurst, Comes Forward

Paige Parkhurst, the second victim in the Maryville, Missouri rape case, has come forward to speak with Al-Jazeera about the night she and Daisy Coleman were sexually assaulted. Paige was 13 at the time and sleeping over at the house of her then-14-year-old friend Daisy. The girls were drinking alcohol together and snuck…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 16, 2013

Daisy Coleman, Maryville Rape Survivor, And Mother Melinda Coleman Speak To CNN

So much respect is going out right now from me to Daisy Coleman, the 14-year-old girl in Maryville, Missouri teen who has come forward about her mistreatment by the justice system after she was raped by a student athlete — who also happened to be the grandson of a local politician. Last night Daisy and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2013

14-Year-Old Girl Is Raped And Left To Freeze On Her Front Porch, Town Of Maryville, Missouri Rallies Behind Her Attacker

In January 2012, Daisy Coleman, then 14 years old, attended a junior high/high school party in Maryville, MO, the town she and her family had recently moved to following her dad's untimely death. At that party, Daisy became intoxicated to the point of being unable to stand; she was then allegedly raped…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 14, 2013

Frat Dude Sincerely Apologizes For His “Guide To Luring Your Rape Bait” Email

Earlier this week, I told you about Matthew Peterson, the Phi Kappa Tau brother at Georgia Tech who sent his entire fraternity a manifesto of sorts — entitled “Luring Your Rape Bait” — on “how to mack and succeed at parties.” It was gross and offensive and stupid, but Peterson has apparently come to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 11, 2013

Dude Bro Sends Entire Frat A Guide To “Luring Your Rape Bait”

Strap in, ladies, this one's going to be a terribly douche-y ride. According to Total Frat Move, Matthew Peterson, a Phi Kappa Tau brother at Georgia Tech, sent his entire fraternity a manifesto of sorts -- entitled "Luring Your Rape Bait" -- on "how to mack and succeed at parties." I would suggest him a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013

More Details Emerge About Vanderbilt’s Alleged Gang Rape

The arrest of five players on the Vanderbilt football team this summer regarding an alleged gang rape shocked Nashville and college football fans across the nation. The five young men allegedly sexually assaulted an unconscious 21-year-old female student inside a Nashville campus dorm last June. Now, a new BuzzFeed article sheds more light about…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2013

Fifth Vanderbilt Student Arrested For Alleged Role In Gang Rape

A fifth Vanderbilt football player has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the gang rape of a 21-year-old female student in a college dorm this past June. Chris Boyd has been charged with taking part in attempting to cover up the sexual assault by giving advice to his four teammates who…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2013

Four Former Vanderbilt Football Players Indicted For Alleged Rape Of Unconscious Woman

Four former players for the Vanderbilt University football team were indicted on Friday for the alleged rape of an unconscious female student this past June. The Nashville college dismissed the four young men and barred them from campus while the investigation is underway.
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2013

Kickstarter Apologizes For Not Removing Fundraiser For Book Of Rape Tips

Earlier this week we learned about a Kickstarter fundraiser to publish Above The Game: A Guide For Getting Awesome With Women. The book by a Connecticut "pickup artist" named Ken Hoinsky originated as "seduction" advice  posted on Reddit; he used the fundraising site to ask for a few thousand bucks to publish his wisdom to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 21, 2013

Kickstarter Project Raising Money For A Book Filled With Rape Tips

People use Kickstarter to raise money for all sorts of dubious projects. Celebs funding movies. Celebs funding albums. Tips on how to rape women. Wait, what? Oh yes. Behold, Above The Game: A Guide To Getting Awesome With Women, by Ken Hoinsky of Connecticut, a new book that conflate…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2013

Chris O’Dowd Cracks A Date Rapey Joke About Getting His Wife Drunk Enough To Finger Her

Why, Chris O'Dowd, why? The "Bridesmaids" actor and his wife Dawn O'Porter, a writer/documentarian, are hands-down my favorite celebrity couple. Which is why I was bummed to see O'Dowd tweet what basically reads like a date rape joke. "Drop the hand" is Irish slang for fingering or groping someone, which means he tweeted…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2013
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