rape culture

Brock Turner’s Lawyers Asked Victim-Blaming Questions Of The Survivor, A Newly Released Transcript Reveals

Turner’s attorney was too fascinated by the victim’s partying habits to ask about anything even remotely relevant, like, for instance, how the defendant assaulted her. More »


Colorado’s Rape Kit Legislation Has Already Resulted In New Leads And Convictions

From marijuana to handling sexual assault, Colorado seems to be leading the way on just about every issue. More »


A High School Student’s Punishment For Committing Sexual Assault Was To Bake His Victim Bread Once A Week

Another day, another campus sexual assault handled terribly. More »


Erykah Badu Is Donating Concert Proceeds To Test Abandoned Rape Kits In Detroit

In a time when the news is often depressing and discouraging, it’s that much more important to recognize that there are small steps being taken towards positive change. In that vein, singer-songwriter and activist Erykah Badu is donating to test abandoned rape kits that were found in Detroit. A portion of the proceeds from her Aug. More »


How Sexual Abuse Victims In India Are Using Snapchat To Protect Their Identities

Add one “pro” to the very evenly-matched list of social media pros and cons. More »


Kansas City Columnist Tells Women To Not Get Drunk If They Don’t Want To Be Raped

A female columnist, too. More »


Bill Cosby Will Stand Trial For Sexual Assault After Years Of Evading Allegations

A refreshing, much-needed reminder that some judges do, actually, take cases of sexual assault seriously. More »


Obama And Biden Won’t Visit Colleges That Don’t Address Sexual Assault. Here Are 5 Schools They Might Boycott.

It’s a bold move, but not a surprising one: the Obama administration has long made addressing campus sexual assault a priority. More »


This Photo Series Brings Rape Culture To Life In Response To The Stanford Rape Case

The photos are a direct response to the victim-blaming rhetoric of Brock Turner and his father. More »


New, Disgusting Evidence The Stanford Rape Trial Had A Lot To Do With Race

There’s a conversation to be had about race and the way we look at rape. More »


A Dutch Woman Was Convicted For “Illicit Sex” In Abu Dhabi After Reporting Rape

Rape victims are pressured to report their experiences to be believed, only to face victim-blaming, stigma, and, in Abu Dhabi, harsh legal consequences. More »


Brazilians Protest Their Country’s Prolific Rape Culture In Response To A 16-Year-Old’s Gang Rape

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets Wednesday as Brazilians protest rape culture following the gang rape. More »


Ho Ho Ho, This Rapey Forever 21 Shirt Sure Was Funny

Until they removed it, anyway. More »


‘Project Consent’ Uses Cute Animated Genitals To Promote Consent Culture

“Consent is complicated” – that’s the message we receive every day because we live in rape culture. But really, it’s not complicated at all and to prove it, the non-profit organization Project Consent has made a wonderful video made out of animated private parts to prove how simple it is.

Their mission is… More »


#FreeKesha: 6 Things To Know About Her Legal Battle Against Dr. Luke And Sony

Is Sony’s refusal to shred Kesha’s contract really about squeezing every dollar they can out of the pop star and their investment in her careerOr is her money-making potential secondary to using her as a bargaining chip between Sony and Dr. Luke, whose own contract expires this year?More »


Norway Teaches Refugees About Sexual Violence: Why Not Teach Everyone?

For the first two years of this program, the Norwegian government funded the cost of interpreters for these sessions and is currently reviewing the programs to see if the success and overall feedback merits further funding. More »


Bill Cosby’s Deposition Transcript Reveals Cavalier Attitude About Rampant “Womanizing”

The New York Times has obtained the full, four-day, 1000-page transcript of Bill Cosby’s deposition in that 2005 sexual assault lawsuit, and WELP, it’s as damning as you might imagine. Cosby admits to a long history of what he considers “philandering” and “womanizing,” including in cases where he gave women drugs (consensually and with their knowledge,… More »


Kill It With Fire: This Coachella Attendee’s “Eat Sleep Rape Repeat” Shirt

Okay, I’m not literally suggesting we burn this godawful douchebag alive, but I am encouraging you to memorize his face, shame the shit out of him should you ever encounter him in the flesh and warn every woman in his radius that he proudly condones rape. As for his shirt… More »


Bill Cosby: “People Should Fact Check”

“I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”
Yesterday, alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby finally “broke his silence” about the controversy surrounding him in an interview with… More »


North Dakota Is Effectively Banning Abortion

North Dakota banned the abortion pill, leaving few options left for abortion in the state. [Think Progress]
Conservative pundit Dennis Prager said that rape is just “unwanted kisses” and rape culture is a “gargantuan lie.” [Salon]
The uptick in violence in inner cities has to do with mass incarceration, not poverty and… More »


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