Posts tagged "rape"

Janice Dickinson Says She Was Raped By Bill Cosby

Former supermodel Janice Dickinson has come forward as yet another alleged victim of comedian Bill Cosby. Dickinson told “Entertainment Tonight” that she was in rehab in 1982 when Cosby reached…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 19, 2014 - 9:00 am

Bill Cosby Refuses To Respond To Rape Allegations As Another Alleged Victim Comes Forward

Bill Cosby and his wife were interviewed on NPR this weekend and straight up refused to respond to questions about the over a dozen sexual assault and rape allegations…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 17, 2014 - 10:30 am

On The Abuse And Sexual Assault Allegations Against Oprah’s Book Club Author Gregory Sherl

This month, author Gregory Sherl’s debut novel, The Future For Curious People is being featured as an editor’s pick on Oprah.com’s book club list, a potentially career-making achievement for such…

Frances Locke | November 14, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Alleged Bill Cosby Rape Victim Asks, “Why Didn’t Anyone Believe Me?”

Over the years, I’ve struggled to get people to take my story seriously. So last month, when reporter Lycia Naff contacted me for an interview for the Daily Mail, I gave…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 13, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Why Are We Claiming The “Drunk Girl In Public” Video Is Staged?

The premise of the above “social experiment” video is to see how men would react to a visibly drunk woman in public. Spoiler: Four of five men attempt to take…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 12, 2014 - 12:00 pm

10 Reasons Bill Cosby Probably Really Regrets Asking The Internet To #CosbyMeme Him

Yesterday, Bill Cosby, or Billy Cosby’s PR team, created and posted a Cosby Meme Generator to the star’s website and then tweeted the following request: “Meme me! #CosbyMeme” And oh,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 11, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Oklahoma Cop Faces Three More Rape Accusations

Three more women have come forward with rape allegations against the Oklahoma City police officer who had already been accused of raping six women. [Raw Story]
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Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm

We’ve Got You Covered In Case You Didn’t Know You Needed A Magic Rape-Prevention Facial Expression

Sheesh, I don’t know what these silly broads are so mad about. Ramapo College in New Jersey had their coordinator of Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention lead a super-helpful presentation…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 5, 2014 - 9:00 am

Please, Please, Please Do Not Culturally Appropriate This Halloween

For the last time, please stop appropriating other people’s cultures for your Halloween costume, please, please, please. [Huffington Post]
The Washington Post will soon only have men on…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 31, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Jian Ghomeshi Has Sent Me Into Creep Ennui

I have creep ennui. Right now it’s Jian Ghomeshi. Over the last few weeks it’s been Stephen Collins, Ray Rice (and the whole NFL), and the Alt Lit crowd –…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 31, 2014 - 1:30 pm

North Dakota Is Effectively Banning Abortion

North Dakota banned the abortion pill, leaving few options left for abortion in the state. [Think Progress]
Conservative pundit Dennis Prager said that rape is just “unwanted kisses”

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 30, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Everything Is Terrible: Woman In Catcalling Video Gets Rape Threats On YouTube

Misogyny just doesn’t exist! Catcalls are compliments! SMILE SWEETHEART. Tell that to Shoshanna B. Roberts, the New York City-based actress who starred in yesterday’s viral street harassment video (posting it…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 29, 2014 - 11:30 am

Read The Last Words of Reyhaneh Jabbari, Who Was Hanged For Killing Her Rapist

Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged in Iran on Saturday for killing her rapist. She left her final will in the form of a voice message for her mother, which said,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 28, 2014 - 5:30 pm

My Friend Dated My Rapist

Six days ago, a nicely-dressed man waiting on the platform for the 6 train zipped down his fly and exposed his penis to me. I turned around and hid behind…

Huffington Post Women | October 25, 2014 - 10:30 am

Hannibal Buress Brings Attention To Rape Allegations Against Bill Cosby

Hannibal Buress called out the oft-buried rape allegations against Bill Cosby during one of his comedy sets. [The Daily Beast]
Trans* troops in other militaries are proof that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 21, 2014 - 6:30 pm

A Look At War Machine’s Suicide Note And The Mental Health Of Abusers

War Machine, or Jonathon Koppenhaver — the MMA fighter who beat his ex-girlfriend/model/porn star Christy Mack within inches of her life in August this year — tried to commit suicide…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 21, 2014 - 1:00 pm

5 Things To Know About The 7,000 Yazidi Women Being Held As Sex Slaves By ISIS

Militants from ISIS, a.k.a. the Islamic State/ISIL (or whatever else you’d like to name the terrorist group that’s been wreaking havoc on Middle Eastern society and by proxy, much of…

Claire Hannum | October 18, 2014 - 11:00 am

Finding A Tattoo Artist After Trauma

A few months ago, one of my friends posted on Facebook that he was looking for a new tattoo shop that was woman-friendly and queer-friendly after a bad experience with…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 15, 2014 - 11:00 am

Everyone Watch This Video About The Ways Society Enables Sexual Abusers

This video by psychologist Dr. Nina Burrowes explains the smoke screen that keeps society blind to what sexual abuse really looks like and makes it more likely for abusers to…

Claire Hannum | October 11, 2014 - 12:01 pm

The Soapbox: Fear Me If You Do Not Respect My Right To Walk Down The Street In Peace

Before the movement to end street harassment really gained steam, I penned an essay about my childhood experiences as a poor, Black girl. In the piece, I detailed an interaction I…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 10, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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