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2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

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  • Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate]
  • Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot]
  • An Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping and raping a rider in Boston. [Boston Globe]
  • A South Carolina judge decided, 70 years after the fact, to clear the name of Black 14-year-old George Stinney Jr., who was executed in 1944 for a murder without even being granted an appeal. [The State] Keep reading »

Two Charged In #JadaPose “Viral” Gang Rape Of 16-Year-Old Girl

Two teenage boys have been charged in Houston, Texas for the gang rape of a 16-year old girl this past June. According to the victim, Jada, she drank some punch offered to her by a boy at a party she was attending, which turned out to be spiked. She says she then passed out, and was not aware of what had happened to her until pictures of her assault went viral on social media.

Yes. These charming young fellas posted pictures of the naked, unconscious teenager all over the internet in order to mock her. They weren’t the only ones, either. Other kids from her school, and soon, around the country, gleefully shared the photo all around social media. Keep reading »

A San Diego Fraternity Is Being Shuttered For Harassing Anti-Rape Protesters

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  • The Gamma Alpha fraternity at San Diego State is being permanently closed by its head office for harassing Take Back The Night anti-rape protesters by throwing eggs and waving dildos at them. [RawStory]
  • The family of John Crawford III, a man who was shot and killed by police in a Wal-Mart for holding a toy gun, is suing Wal-Mart, the City of Beavercreek, Ohio, the two police officers involved, and the police chief. [The Root] Keep reading »

To Camille And Evin Cosby: I Know From Experience That A Good Husband And Father Can Also Be A Rapist

Camille and Evin Cosby want you to know that Bill Cosby is a good husband and father, every bit the man you saw on TV.

Lachele Covington, Andrea Constand, Shawn Brown, Tamara Green, Beth Ferrier, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, Linda Joy Traitz, Janice Dickinson, Therese Serignese, Carla Ferrigno, Louisa Moritz, Renita Chaney Hill, Michelle Hurd, Angela Leslie, Kristina Ruehli, Victoria Valentino, Joyce Emmons, Jewel Allison, Donna Motsinger, Judy Huth, Helen Hayes, Chelan, P.J. Masten, and Beverly Johnson want you to know that Bill Cosby is a serial rapist.

I’ve opted not to write about it, because what is there to say? Cosby’s accusers are doing a better job of articulating their experiences than I could. But this nonsense from Cosby’s family about him being “the FATHER you thought you knew,” in Evin’s words, or “the man you thought you knew,” in Camille’s, is too much to ignore. Keep reading »

Carry That Weight Activists Leave Columbia A Mattress-Sized Check For The Fine Leveled On Their Protest

In October, Carry That Weight activists — who are helping Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz carry a mattress similar to the one on which she was raped in order to bring attention to the university’s negligence of rape victims — staged a protest in which they left 28 mattresses at the doorstep of university President Lee Bollinger, one for each of the students who had signed a Title IX complaint against the university. In a breathtaking and unintentionally meaningful move, the university promptly threw the 28 mattresses in a dumpster and fined the activists $471 for damaging the mattresses.

In response, the activists left a mattress-sized check (well, OK, it was a check painted onto a mattress) for Bollinger at his doorstep again, asking Bollinger to support the activists. The actual fine has been covered by women’s rights nonprofit Ultraviolet, who may have another few dollars to pay out, now. Keep reading »

Bill Cosby’s Daughter Evin Thinks Rape Accusers Should Go Prison

Bill Cosby's Daughter Evin Thinks Rape Accusers Should Go Prison

“Rape is a serious allegation and it is suppose to be taken VERY seriously but so is Falsely accusing someone. When someone rapes a person they go to prison. THAT should also happen to the person that has wrongfully accused an innocent victim. They are not ONLY destroying innocent people’s life they are ALSO making it hard for the MEN and Women to find justice when they have been raped.’

Sigh. It seems that Camille Cosby is not the only one barely treading water in the Sea of Denial. Bill Cosby’s daughter Evin Cosby has apparently been quite vocal on Facebook about the seemingly never-ending sexual assault allegations against her dad. I do empathize with her in that I can only imagine how horrifying it must be to learn that so many women are accusing your father of such awful, heinous acts. I mean, the accusations have been tough to swallow for those who looked up to fictional Heathcliff Huxtable as a father figure — imagine if the man who played Cliff is your real-life father? That is a terrible thing for a child, grown or not, to wrap their brain around.

With that being said! Keep reading »

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