Posts tagged "rape"

Jackie Fox Responds To Chrissie Hynde’s Victim-Blaming Rape Comments

Another rock goddess has fallen from the feminist pedestal she probably should never have been on to begin with. In an interview with the UK’s Sunday Times a few day ago, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, who is promoting her upcoming memoir, Reckless, had some seriously upsetting things to say about rape victims:

I’m…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 2, 2015

Subway Franchisee Says Jared Fogle Bragged About Raping 9-Year-Olds In Thailand

She says she alerted the company and was ignored.

Robyn Pennacchia / August 28, 2015

Women Fake Rape Accusations Because of “Regret Sex,” Says Fox Guest

If every woman reported regrettable sex as rape there would be lines around the block at every police station in the country. …

Robyn Pennacchia / August 19, 2015

University Of Central Florida Suspends Frat Over Rape Rant

An incident report from the University of Central Florida says the school has suspended a fraternity after a recording surfaced of at least one member chanting offensive statements about rape, per the Orlando Sentinel. “There’s a brother yelling obscenities, like ‘Let’s rape some [expletives], rape some sluts’ and then yelling, ‘Rape’ over and over again,&#8221…

Newser / August 17, 2015

American Hostage Kayla Mueller Was Raped By Islamic State Leader While In Captivity

American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly raped by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, U.S. intelligence officials told her family in June. The family has just come forward to tell the world about their late daughter’s tragic final days.
Mueller was taken hostage with her boyfriend, Omar Alkhani, in August 2013 after leaving a Doctors Without…

Katrin Higher / August 15, 2015

Appeals Court Declares Negligence In School’s “Rape Bait” Scheme

It’s taken five years, but a girl who was used as “rape bait” by her middle school is a little closer to justice.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 13, 2015

Three More Women Have Accused Bill Cosby Of Sexual Assault

Eden Tirl, Linda Ridgeway, and Colleen Hughes bring us to 39 accusers.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 13, 2015

3 Horrible Things You’ll Hear About Patrick Kane’s Accuser And How To Respond

This weekend, I had the misfortune of being in the room when one person asked a group: “So what do you think of Patrick Kane?”
What they were asking was, implicitly, What do you think of the news that Chicago Blackhawks hero Patrick Kane raped a woman he met at a bar in his hometown

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 10, 2015

Virginia College Demands Rape Victim Provide Entire Sexual History

Virginia Wesleyan College says that a woman raped on campus must produce former sexual partners to say she was actually traumatized.

Robyn Pennacchia / August 10, 2015

Dater X: Not Guilty

I’m taking a week off from writing about The Big Easy. Long story short: he is officially my boyfriend, and I’d like to give that newness a little time and a little room to grow. We’ll talk about him more in the future, to be sure. But this week, a very different kind of ma…

Dater X 3.0 / August 4, 2015

WOW: Donald Trump Sure Has No Business Calling Anyone A Rapist

Did Donald Trump rape his ex-wife Ivana?

Robyn Pennacchia / July 28, 2015

35 Of Bill Cosby’s Victims Are Photographed And Interviewed For Incredible New York Cover Story

In a stunning piece of journalism, New York magazine photographed and interviewed 35 of the 46 women who allege that Bill Cosby drugged and/or sexually assaulted them, their images assembled into this sobering cover image. Noreen Malone spoke with all 35 women, who each shared their own personal Cosby story, many of them for the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 27, 2015

Shooting Victim Says Police Blew Off Previous Reports Of Rape, Kidnapping And Arson

Brittany Irish says the shooting spree at her home never would have happened if police had taken her reports seriously.

Robyn Pennacchia / July 23, 2015

California Court Denies Cosby’s Attempt To Stop Sexual Assault Lawsuit

The California Supreme Court denied Bill Cosby’s petition to review a lawsuit filed by Judith Huth over an accusation that Cosby had sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion when she was fifteen years old, clearing the way for litigation to move forward.
Huth’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, called the court’s decision “a very big victory”…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 23, 2015

Larry Wilmore On Bill Cosby: “‘You Can Go Fuck Yourself”

Last night on “The Nightly Show,” host Larry Wilmore went innnnnn on Bill Cosby for admitting in his 2005 deposition to giving women Quaaludes before “having sex” (aka RAPING) them. Wilmore also showed a clip from a 1969 comedy routine in which Cosby talks about slipping women the “Spanish fly” aphrodisiac, as well as a clip from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 21, 2015

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 admits to a long history of what he considers “philandering” and “womanizing,” including in cases where he gave women drugs (consensually and with their knowledge,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2015

President Obama On Bill Cosby: “Any Civilized Country Should Have No Tolerance For Rape”

Speaking at a press conference today, President Barack Obama all but condemned comedian Bill Cosby, who has been accused of drugging and raping over 40 women across four decades. While he did not outright say, “Bill Cosby is a rapist” guilty of the crimes he’s been accused of, Obama did have harsh words regarding Cosby’s admission that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2015

We-Consent, The App Which Records “Proof” Of Mutual Consent, Misses The Point

I’m a big believer in enthusiastic consent. I’m only down to fuck people who are clearly down to fuck me, either because they have communicated that verbally or with indisputable consenting body language. I expect my partners to be similarly attentive to my words and body language, and what those cues say about my desire. Should a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2015
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