Posts tagged "rape"

Iowa Republican Blocks Bill Terminating Parental Rights Of Convicted Rapists

State Rep. Chip Baltimore insists it's just a "feel good" bill. …

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 20, 2015

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Helped Me Recover From My Rape (And Probably Saved My Life)

I began the cult following of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" — and it saved my life.

By: Dori Hartley / April 18, 2015

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...

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2015

China’s 5 Arrested Feminist Activists Have Been Released From Custody

The five Chinese feminist activists who were arrested in the days leading up to International Women’s Day for handing out brochures about sexual harassment have been freed from custody.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 13, 2015

Just Look At This Asshole: Ex-Ferguson Court Clerk Says Being Fired For Racist Emails Like “Being Raped”

Pro-tip: if you ever feel inclined to compare something, anything, to being raped -- DON'T.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 9, 2015

The Soapbox: How We Talk About Consent Absolutely Matters

How we talk about consent absolutely matters. How we talk about it in private conversations, in academia, in public discourse — all matters. So for ELLE to publish an essay attacking “Yes Means Yes” policies — and during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, no less — is unconscionable even if it is penned by a survivor. The…

By: Katie Klabusich / April 8, 2015

How The Anti-Rape Movement Can Learn From The Rolling Stone/UVA Debacle

While misogynists will use this as "evidence" that women lie about rape, I wholeheartedly agree with Amanda Hess at Slate when she writes that the Rolling Stone/UVA disaster "cannot possibly undermine a social justice movement because any understanding of justice must accommodate the truth."

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

Columbia Journalism Review Investigation Calls Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story “A Failure That Was Avoidable”

The Columbia Journalism Review has completed their investigation into Rolling Stone's reporting and editorial practices in their story about a gang rape that allegedly occurred at the University of Virginia, and has concluded that the story -- which Rolling Stone has officially retracted -- is one of "journalistic failure that was avoidable." These failures, according…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

Rape Suspect Shows Up In Court With Burns After Victim Dies In House Fire

Robert Seman Jr. of Green Township, Ohio, showed up in Court on Monday after having been accused of sexually assaulting Corrine Gump, the ten year-old daughter of his girlfriend over a period of several years. The girl was not present, and neither were the grandparents she was staying with. Why? Because they died in a…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 3, 2015

Rolling Stone Will Review Its UVA Rape Story In The April Issue

Rolling Stone will be publishing its review of its UVA campus rape article, “A Rape On Campus,” in its April issue. [Flavorwire] And Charlottesville police say that there’s “no evidence” for the claims in the Rolling Stone story, but “Jackie” will not face charges for her involvement. [Gawker] The entire rugby team at the University…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 23, 2015

The Soapbox: There Is No Justification For An Adult Raping A Minor

When I read an article (via Facebook) about a 23-year-old man being charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl, after being caught by the child's mother engaging in sexual acts in the back of his car, I knew it would be a mistake to scroll down to the comments section. I anticipated commenters would…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 23, 2015

Former NFL Player Darren Sharper Now Wanted in Four States for Raping Instead of Just Three

Darren Sharper, a retired NFL safety who played for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and New Orleans Saints, was charged with two counts of sexual assault for drugging and raping two female tourists in Las Vegas, Nevada, back in January 2014. The latest charges join a long line of drug-and-rape accusations under Sharper's belt:…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 20, 2015

Ashley Judd Fights Back Against Sexually Violent Twitter Harassment

March is one of actress Ashley Judd's favorite times of year, for one reason in particular: March Madness and college basketball. The University of Kentucky fan was fired up about what she perceived as "unsportsmanlike" behavior during Sunday's conference championship game against the Arkansas Razorbacks, and took to Twitter to call out the team for…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2015

Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.”…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 11, 2015

On The Unhappy Anniversary Of My Rape

At the exact time that I'm writing this (8:30 a.m. ), on this exact day two years ago, I was reporting my rape. It had happened after midnight on March 10, 2013. I’ve been trying not to write about it too much, anymore, because I feel like I’ve said everything I need to say about…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 10, 2015

Just Look At This Asshole: Bill Cosby Says “I’m Far From Finished,” Means Comedy Not Raping

After weeks of burying his head in the sand (and years of sexually assaulting women sans reproach!), Bill Cosby has recorded his first video message reiterating the same line he's been trying to peddle for the past few weeks: that his comedy career is far from over. Cosby recorded the 10-second video message and shared…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 9, 2015

Hillary Clinton Has Some Choice Words About Silicon Valley’s Glass Ceiling

Today in Lady News, Hillary Clinton talks about tech's glass celiing, HBO is offering a fellowship for diverse writers, and there are two lesbians in the upcoming "Jem and the Holograms" movie.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 25, 2015

“Fifty Shades” Has Turned Into A Real-Life Sexual Assault

The kink community’s warnings about “Fifty Shades of Grey”’s poor demonstration of what consent looks like in BDSM has turned out not to just be paranoid speculation: A student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Mohammad Hossain, has been charged with sexual assault following an incident in which he claimed to be “re-enacting scene…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 24, 2015

Richard Pryor’s Widow Calls Cosby A “Piece Of Shit” and A “Fucking Hypocrite”

In an appearance on the "Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend" podcast, Richard Pryor's widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, took a moment to address the Bill Cosby rape scandal. She did not hold back or mince words in any fashion, and it's pretty damned awesome. "On that note, I'd like to address the whole Bill…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 23, 2015

Joni Edelman: “Happiness Does Not Require Thinness; Fatness Does Not Presume Sadness”

If you haven’t read Joni Edelman’s essay on why being thin doesn’t cure sadness or manufacture happiness yet, GO DO IT. NOW. NOW NOW NOW.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 20, 2015
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