Posts tagged "date rape"

Girl Talk: Why Being Drunk Is A Feminist Issue

Last weekend, I stood on the subway platform, thumbing through a magazine and grumbling about how the next train wouldn’t arrive for another 11 minutes. As I waited, more and…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | June 1, 2011 - 2:00 pm

YWCA’s “Safety Siren” iPhone App Sends An S.O.S. Message For Help On A Sketchy Date

Ten years ago, when I was 17, I got into a car with a young guy I barely knew who was a customer at my job. We drove deep into…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2011 - 6:00 pm

How USC Frat Boys Are Silently Judging You (And Plotting To Rape You)

The barfy things that frat boys do know no bounds. Fellow ladyblog Jezebel obtained an email yesterday which was allegedly written by a brother in USC’s Kappa Sigma fraternity instructing…

Jessica Wakeman | March 9, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Pop Star Brian McFadden Pens New Ode To Date Rape

You would think that a song called “Just the Way You Are” would be about loving and accepting a person with all their faults and foibles and so on…

Chloe Angyal | March 1, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Rape Victim Was “Inviting” Sexual Assault With Provocative Dress, Flirting

Watch out, because I am going to throw things. A judge in Manitoba has ruled that a 2006 rape victim who was wearing a tube top, high heels, makeup and…

Jessica Wakeman | February 25, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Why Are Politicians Attempting To Redefine Rape?

The “No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act” redefines “real” rape as only that which is “forcible” and has been co-sponsored by 173 mostly Republican legislators and was called a “top…

Jessica Wakeman | January 31, 2011 - 2:20 pm

11 Women Hospitalized For Spiked Drinks At Washington College Party

Scary times: 11 women were hospitalized after being possibly drugged with “roofies,” the date rape drug, at a Central Washington University college party on Saturday night in Washington state.

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Dear Wendy Updates: Rape Survivor Responds

In a new feature called “Dear Wendy Updates,” people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After…

Wendy Atterberry | July 6, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: What Happened On Prom Night

I shouldn’t even have gone to prom with Bryan. Just a couple of weeks prior he had made out with another girl and told me the purple marks on his…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Kiely Williams Thinks Blacking Out And Having Sex Is “Spectacular”

Kiely Williams — the Disney star who used to be in that beloved-by-tweens girl group, The Cheetah Girls — is a royal dumb-ass. The video for her new single,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 8, 2010 - 6:30 pm

The 5 Most Obnoxious Things People Usually Say While Discussing Date Rape

That’s what happens when …
“That’s what happens” is just another way to say “boys will be boys,” meaning it is another way to level some of the blame

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2010 - 7:43 pm

Profile Of A Campus Date Rapist

Statistics have shown that most men who commit rape or date rape are known to the victim: friends, friends-with-benefits, boyfriends, husbands, even family members, etc. But even as someone who…

Jessica Wakeman | March 5, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Make Your Bed Date Rape-Friendly!

I thought the ickiest things being sold on Etsy were those custom-made vagina portrait necklaces, but I was wrong. Now date rapists can get down to business in comfort and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 24, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Are Date-Rape Drugs An Urban Myth?

“Date-rape drugs are largely an urban myth used as an excuse by women who booze themselves into a stupor, it has been claimed.”That’s the first line from an article in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 27, 2009 - 7:00 pm

When Sex Is A Weapon: Surviving Date Rape

I just found out that my rapist is dead. Not only is he dead, but he ended up killing a lot of women. I always wondered if he would rape…

YourTango.com | September 19, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Six Scary Facts About Frat Boys

OK, we know the following characterization is NOT 100 percent representative of all fraternities in this country.

But still, the stats about sexual assault and tales of misogynistic…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2009 - 2:45 pm

Don’t See It: Seth Rogen’s Date Rape Movie

I thought losing weight was to blame for Seth Rogen’s fall from funny. But maybe we never had the same sense of humor to begin with. How else to explain…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 10, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Should She Confront Her Date Rapist Via Facebook?

An interesting, if disturbing question has been posed to Cary Tennis at Salon. “Want Him To Know” writes: “Recently while I was on Facebook, the man who date-raped me in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 26, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Quickies!: A New Name For Hot Guys With Beards

A field guide to the metrognome. [Jezebel]
Wendy Whitaker was deemed a sex offender 10 years ago for giving her 16-year-old boyfriend a blow job when she was 17. Now,…

Annika Harris | November 24, 2008 - 10:00 pm

Mad Men: Joan Holloway’s Date Rape Probably Not That Rare

Last night’s “Mad Men” had an all-too-rare subplot involving Joan and her betrothed, The Handsome Doctor . In a previous episode, Doc’s abusive, douche-tastic tendencies were barely hinted…

Lauren Gitlin | October 20, 2008 - 1:30 pm