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.

Kylie Cheung | July 21, 2016 - 3:11 pm

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.

Kylie Cheung | July 18, 2016 - 9:26 pm

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.

Kylie Cheung | July 14, 2016 - 6:00 pm

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…

Liz Magee | July 13, 2016 - 3:12 pm

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.

Kylie Cheung | July 13, 2016 - 12:16 pm

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.

Kylie Cheung | July 8, 2016 - 10:58 am

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.

Kylie Cheung | July 5, 2016 - 10:16 pm

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.

Kylie Cheung | July 5, 2016 - 3:13 pm

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.

Kylie Cheung | July 1, 2016 - 10:19 am

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 | June 14, 2016 - 10:15 am

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 | June 1, 2016 - 12:40 pm

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

Until they removed it, anyway.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 15, 2016 - 9:15 am

‘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 | March 5, 2016 - 4:00 pm

#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 | February 23, 2016 - 12:30 pm

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 | December 22, 2015 - 1:30 pm

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 | July 20, 2015 - 11:00 am

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 | April 15, 2015 - 9:30 am

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 | November 22, 2014 - 11:00 am

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 | October 30, 2014 - 6:30 pm
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