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The Soapbox: Trying to Make Sense Of The NYC Nanny Murders

Originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission.

Last week, two young children, Leo and Lulu Krim, were allegedly stabbed to death by their nanny in their home in Manhattan. The…

Kate McGuinness |

Accused Rapist Blames It On Four Loko

Rapists will pretty much use any excuse to avoid taking responsibility for their rapes, usually by blaming it on their victim. She was wearing a short skirt. She was passed…

Jessica Wakeman |

Mom Defends “Pizza Boy Rapist,” Suggesting Alleged Victim Was Drunk

 Victim Blaming 101: Of course she wasn’t raped — she’s just lying! Or drunk! Or both!
Sadly, victim blaming is in full swing with the “pizza boy rapist,” a…

Jessica Wakeman |

Some NYC Schools Administer Birth Control, Morning-After Pill To Students — So What?

Earlier this week, The New York Post dropped the “exclusive” that nurses at 13 New York City public schools can dispense the morning-after pill and provide oral and injectable birth…

Jessica Wakeman |

NYC Officials Shut Down Free Vibrator Carts

Tragedy struck Manhattan yesterday when city officials shut down a vibrator giveaway sponsored by Trojan. The condom company planned to give out 10,000 of their new vibes from pushcarts at…

Jessica Wakeman |

Dancer Fleeces Old Man Out Of NYC Apartment

In every life, a little rain must fall. For one 73-year-old man, this came from the cold, hard realization that it was not a good idea to buy his 27-year-old…

Jessica Wakeman |

NYPD Officer Accused Of Rape

New York City police officer Arthur Roldan has been accused of raping his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend.  On Tuesday night, Roldan allegedly held the woman — who is pregnant— at gunpoint…

Jessica Wakeman |

Some Creep Is Filming Videos Of Your Legs On The Subway And Posting Them On YouTube

The good news is that YouTube has pulled an account belonging to “John Zippy,” a man who was surreptiously filming women’s legs on the subway through a camera placed inside…

Jessica Wakeman |

Should Cabbies Be Punished For Knowingly Driving Prostitutes?

We can all agree that sex trafficking of women and girls is abhorrent and should be illegal. Maybe we won’t agree about whether consensual sex work should be legal. (I…

Jessica Wakeman |

Ex-NYPD Cop Admits He Raped Woman, Lied About It

Nearly one year ago, those of us who put our faith and trust in the police had our world rocked: an New York City Police Department officer named Michael Pena…

Jessica Wakeman |

The Soapbox: “Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23″ And “Girls” Make Me Realize My Life Is A Cliché

Hello, my name is Alexandra Gekas and I am a single woman living in New York City who used to watch “Sex and the City.” I can assure you that…

Alexandra Gekas |

Style Inspiration: New York Right Now

I’d never been to NYC before my trip last week (ridiculous, I know!), and I loved every New York minute of it, from the pizza and the crazy cab drivers…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Miu Miu Releases 46 Unique Bags For Fashion Weeks

It’s February already? Fashion weeks are fast approaching, that’s for sure, and New York is the first up as always, with shows beginning on Thursday. Regretfully, one brand us Manhattanites…

Rachel Krause |

Jason Wu Goes Guerrilla With His Latest Ad Campaign

If you happen to see some photos of seriously refined, flawlessly groomed women in ladylike ’50s-style dresses thrown up on buildings and street signs around Manhattan, don’t be alarmed —…

Rachel Krause |

Today’s Lady News: NYPD Commissioner’s Son Greg Kelly Accused Of Sexual Assault

Greg Kelly, the host of “Good Day New York,” a morning news show in New York City, has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in October. Kelly is…

Jessica Wakeman |

Hands Off! Alleged Subway Groper Gets Shot By Cop

It’s been rough going for men who grope women and girls on public transit. Last month, some creep on the New York City subway got the crap beaten out of

Jessica Wakeman |

Alleged NYC Subway Groper Caught (And Was Turned In By His Brother!)

Last week, we were kvelling about Shyane DeJesus, a 22-year-old college student in New York City who fought back when she was groped by a man while waiting for a…

Jessica Wakeman |

Stay Tuned For “True Life: I’m Occupying Wall Street”

Brace yourself, folks:  “True Life: I’m Occupying Wall Street” will air tonight on MTV and here’s what the New York Times has to say about it. 
“[The show portrays]…

Stefanie Blejec |

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman |