rape culture

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.

Kylie Cheung |

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.

Lauren Holter |

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

Until they removed it, anyway.

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

‘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…

Katrin Higher |

#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

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

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…

Bronwyn Isaac |

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

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”

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

“Gone Girl” The Movie Betrays Gone Girl The Book

How the film version of “Gone Girl” betrays the delicate relationships depicted in Gone Girl the book. [AV Club]
A necessary read on how sex doesn’t have to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

The Majority Of Americans Support Enthusiastic Consent Policies

Most Americans support “yes means yes” campus consent policies. [Huffington Post]
In addition to today’s decision not to hear anti-gay marriage cases from five U.S. states, here are…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

“Rape Culture In Music Videos” Report Card: “Animals” By Maroon 5

Literally equating women’s bodies with dead slabs of meat: A+
Frequency of camera angles reducing women’s bodies to parts-without-heads/brains/faces: A
Patrick Bateman resemblance: B+/A-

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Tao Lin, Ed Champion & Stephen Tully Dierks: The Literary World’s F**ked Up Treatment Of Women

Everything going on with women in the literary world right now is fucked. You might have heard about Ed Champion, the now apparently abandoned book reviewer/sexist Twitter troll, sure. But…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

“Teens React to Anaconda” Is Making My Head Hurt

The most telling part of this “Teens React to Nicki Minaj — Anaconda” video is at 9:27: “Please, Nicki, change!”

I’m not even sure how I feel about…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

The Soapbox: Rape Doesn’t Have To Meet The Legal Standard To Have Happened

I’m on the advice panel for I Believe You, It’s Not Your Fault, a blog where adult victims of sexual assault share their stories in the hope of helping younger…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

TKE Frat Suspended At University Of Wisconsin Milwaukee As Police Investigate Date Rape Drug Party Claims

Frat boys from Tau Kappa Epsilon at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee have been accused of slipping date rape drugs to young women at an off-campus party on Friday night…

Jessica Wakeman |

Columbia Students Help Classmate Emma Sulkowicz Carry The Mattress On Which She Was Raped

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz made headlines earlier this month by carrying her twin-size mattress with her everywhere, in order to draw attention to the fact that the student who…

Jessica Wakeman |

True Story: Someone I Love Told Me He Thinks Women Lie About Rape

I have an ongoing joke with two of my close friends, about a Tumblr we’re going to create called “I’m Disappointed in You.” It will include a variety of things…

Chanel Dubofsky |

Cee Lo Green Dropped From Music Festivals After Rape Tweets

Music festivals in Louisiana and Washington, D.C. have dropped Cee Lo Green following his gross tweets that “people who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” Green pleaded no contest to…

Jessica Wakeman |
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