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Actress Jodie Foster Made Amazing Points About Rape Scenes

Males writers are overusing rape as a trope for female characters, and Jodie Foster isn’t having it.

Kylie Cheung | May 14, 2016 - 1:17 pm

UVA’s “Jackie” Will Be Forced To Testify In Defamation Case

A judge has ruled that “Jackie” from Rolling Stone’s infamous “A Rape On Campus” will have to submit to deposition in one of two defamation lawsuits that have been filed…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 6, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Kesha Says She Was Offered “Freedom” If She Retracted Dr. Luke Rape Accusations

“I will not take back the TRUTH,” Kesha wrote. “I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again.”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 4, 2016 - 11:00 am

Siri Is Getting Ready To Help If You’ve Been Sexually Assaulted

Siri can be pretty useful with directions, helping you find a cool spot to grab coffee, or answering a trivia question to cheat at bar trivia night (wait, what?). However,…

College Candy | March 31, 2016 - 6:30 pm

German Rail Company Introduces Women-Only Cars

Do gender-segregated train cars really do anything to prevent harassment?

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 30, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Janice Dickinson’s Defamation Suit Against Bill Cosby Will Move Forward

A California judge has decided that Janice Dickinson’s case against her alleged rapist, Bill Cosby, can go forward. Dickinson brought a suit against Cosby for defamation in May 2015, after…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 29, 2016 - 5:30 pm

Jian Ghomeshi Not Guilty of Sexual Assault

Ex-CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi on Thursday wrapped up the first of two sexual-assault trials he faces, and the verdict came back not guilty, the Globe and Mail reports. An Ontario judge…

Newser | March 24, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Kesha Seeks Appeal In Dr. Luke Lawsuit, Claims Contract Is “Tantamount To Slavery”

Kesha is seeking an appeal in her lawsuit against Dr. Luke, after Judge Shirley Kornreich decided in February that allowing Kesha to leave her contract with Sony would set a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 22, 2016 - 9:30 am

Idaho Sheriff Says Testing Rape Kits Is Unnecessary, Because Women Are Liars

This Tuesday, Idaho lawmakers signed off on what one would assume would be a fairly noncontroversial sounding bill meant to create a statewide standard for how rape kits are conducted…

Robyn Pennacchia | March 16, 2016 - 3:30 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

Cosby Wants Home Insurance to Cover Legal Costs

Why anyone other than Bill Cosby should care about Bill Cosby’s homeowners insurance may at first seem a mystery. But the beleaguered comedian is apparently taking advantage of the personal…

Newser | March 14, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Kesha’s Mother On Dr. Luke’s Alleged Abuse: “She Was A Prisoner”

Luke almost destroyed usAnd he has done it intentionally.”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 10, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Report: Sony To Drop Dr. Luke Over Pressure To #FreeKesha [UPDATED]

“They can’t afford the Adeles of the world out in the streets calling the label unsupportive,” a source told The Wrap.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 9, 2016 - 2:57 pm

Uber Retracts Limp and “Fictitious” Rebuttal To BuzzFeed On Rape Customer Service Reports

On March 6, BuzzFeed reported on and published screenshots of Uber’s Zendesk-based customer support system which showed thousands of customer support tickets containing the word rape. Uber, naturally, shot back…

Megan Reynolds | March 8, 2016 - 10:48 am

Uber Dismisses “Rape” and Assault Customer Service Reports As Typo In Leaked Report

It should come as no surprise that Uber, a company not especially known for its rigorous screening of employees for the safety of its users, have received a lot of…

Megan Reynolds | March 7, 2016 - 11:30 am

Here’s What Men Need To Know About Supporting Survivors Of Sexual Assault

One night during my junior year of college, I found myself sobbing in the closet of my dorm room. In the middle of coming to terms with a childhood of…

Ask Men | March 6, 2016 - 5:30 pm

Baylor Frat President Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Female Student In Backyard At A Party

The president of Phi Delta Theta at Baylor University has turned himself into police after being accused of sexually assaulting a female student at a February 20 party.

Jacob…

College Candy | March 5, 2016 - 5:30 pm

‘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

Lady Gaga’s Family Didn’t Know About Her Rape Until the Oscars

Lady Gaga’s performance of her Oscar-nominated song about sexual assault during the Academy Awards on Sunday was a powerful moment for a lot of people. The Los Angeles Times reports…

Newser | March 3, 2016 - 2:15 pm
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