Posts tagged "rape"

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

Did Donald Trump rape his ex-wife Ivana?

By: 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…

By: 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.

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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,…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2015

Whoopi Goldberg Begrudgingly Admits That Bill Cosby Is Probably A Rapist

Aww look, Whoopi learned about the statute of limitations and changed her tune!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2015

Jackie Fuchs Says Her Alleged Rape Was “Traumatic For Everyone,” While Joan Jett And Cherie Currie Deny Being Present

Last week, the Huffington Post published an exclusive profile of Jackie Fuchs, aka Jackie Fox, bassist for the ’70s girl band, the Runaways, in which she alleges that she was brutally raped by the band’s manager when she was just 16 years old. Her story was shocking and heartbreaking, in part because she claims that Kim Fowley sexually…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 13, 2015

The Smithsonian Won’t Take Down Cosby’s Artworks

There’s a smallish storm abrew about a Smithsonian exhibit that’s comprised one-third by never-before-exhibited artworks donated from Bill and Camille Cosby’s private collection. While many of Cosby’s affiliated organizations have distanced themselves from the comedian since the admission came out last week that he bought and gave drugs to women in order to assault them,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 13, 2015

Bill Cosby Was Fired By His Agent, Finally

Oh noes! Bill Cosby has been fired by his agent and talent agency! How sad! Just kidding, no it’s not. About time, if you ask me. Cosby was actually dropped by his representatives at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) earlier this year, but the firm didn’t announce it until now, after a judge unsealed his damning…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 2015

The Soapbox: On Pennsatucky & Poor, White, Rural Representation On “Orange Is The New Black”

For every story that “Orange Is The New Black” has inspired in the media, I never thought that I would come across one that uses the show as an example of how white women aren’t taken care of well enough. But of course there is one.

By: Chloe Stillwell / July 8, 2015

Whoopi Goldberg Is Somehow Still Defending Bill Cosby

Whoopi Goldberg! I should have known that the host of “The View” – and the unofficial defense attorney for every piece of shit dude celeb ever – would find a way to continue defending Bill Cosby, even after his own admission of guilt has been made public. This morning, Whoopi and whoever else can still stand to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 7, 2015

Bill Cosby’s Rep: Comedian Only Settled Because 2005 Quaaludes Confession Was “Embarrassing” And “Hurtful”

Yesterday, a portion of Bill Cosby’s 2005 deposition was unsealed and provided to the Associated Press, including the comedian’s own admission that he had procured drugs with the intent of giving them to women in order to have sex with them (you know, RAPE). The sexual abuse lawsuit, filed by a former employee of Temple…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 7, 2015

France Rejects Julian Assange’s Asylum Plea

Thank you France, for rejecting douchebag Julian Assange’s plea to come to your country for asylum.

The Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange is currently in holding at the Ecuadorian embassy in London awaiting a trial by Swedish authorities for allegations of sex crimes by two women—one of rape and the other of sexual assault.

By: Katrin Higher / July 4, 2015

Bill Cosby Calls Janice Dickinson A Liar And Drug Addict

Well, here we go. Amid mostly silence from Cosby during the countless allegations of sexual assault from many many women by now, Bill Cosby has filed legal paperwork against Janice Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit. Cosby claims that Dickinson is a drug addict and liar who was attempting to cash in on the “media frenzy.” Oh you…

By: Katrin Higher / June 27, 2015

Marital Rape Often Not Treated Like “Normal” Rape

“Marital privilege” sounds more pleasant than what it actually refers to: exemptions written into state laws that treat marital rape differently than the rape of someone other than the perpetrator’s spouse. And while RAINN notes that marital rape has technically been illegal in all 50 states and DC since 1993, these marital privilege clauses still…

By: Newser / June 11, 2015

Emma Sulkowicz’s “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol”: An Explainer

Here’s everything you need to know to understand Sulkowicz’s new artwork.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 5, 2015
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