Posts tagged "rape kits"

Detroit Is Finally Doing Something About Its 11,000 Untested Rape Kits

In the years leading up to Detroit’s 2013 bankruptcy filing, as local leaders scrambled to keep a city afloat that couldn’t even afford street lights, thousands of rape kits somehow…

Claire Hannum | January 7, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Study: Some Rape Victims Are Forced To Pay For Their Medical Treatment

A new study has found that many rape victims in the United States are paying medical bills for the aftermath of their assaults, despite the fact that the federal government…

Claire Hannum | June 4, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Obama And Biden Address The Nation About Violence Against Women

I know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But the 10th month of the year is another time for reflection on an issue that doesn’t get quite the attention it…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Feminist Germaine Greer Suggests Women “Name And Shame” Rapists Online

Feminist Germaine Greer has an unorthodox suggestion for how to deal with men who rape: Women should put their names online in a rapists’ registry. Speaking at a literary festival…

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2010 - 1:20 pm

New York State Rape Kits Get DNA Upgrade

We’re definitely in the DNA age, people. You only need to tune into the paternity-testing “The Maury Show” or a crime show marathon to know that. So it’s about time…

Annika Harris | October 22, 2009 - 1:50 pm

Quickies!: Bruce Jenner Is Going To Get His Mug Fixed

Twenty-five years ago, Bruce Jenner had a botched partial facelift and a nose job. Now, he plans to correct the surgery with another facelift for his 60th birthday. [Dlisted] –…

Annika Harris | May 11, 2009 - 7:59 pm

Victims Charged For Rape Kits In Wasilla, Alaska

While Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was mayor of her hometown of Wasilla, the city charged rape victims for their own rape examinations and her police chief fought to continue the…

Annika Harris | September 23, 2008 - 2:00 pm

Quickies!: The Recession’s Impact On Birth Control & Porn

This recession is now affecting our birth control choices. [Daily Bedpost]
…And our porn. [Huffington Post]
According to a London paper, we are all perceived as 20% more attractive than…

Annika Harris | July 23, 2008 - 9:00 pm