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UVA Fraternity Has Been Reinstated After Police Found A Lack Of Evidence Supporting Gang Rape Allegations

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  • The UVA fraternity at the center of Rolling Stone’s gang rape article was reinstated after police found no substantive evidence that a gang rape occurred. [NBC]
  • New York City’s police investigator general has found that New York police officers are too quick to resort to chokeholds, which were banned in 1993. [New York Times]
  • There are a lot of conflicting reasons that people are outraged about the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Are they the right reasons? [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

Bill Cosby Joked About Assault Allegations At Canada Show

  • Serial rapist Bill Cosby (alleged smalleged) actually had the gall to make a rape joke during a comedy show last night. When a woman got up from her seat during the show, Cosby asked her where she was going and she said she was headed to the bar and offered to grab him a drink He replied: “You have to be careful drinking around me.” The audience laughed. SMDH. [People]
  • Speaking of Cosby, Tina Fey says she and Amy Poehler will be making plenty of jokes at his expense when they host the Golden Globe Awards later this month. [EW]
  • Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield continue to be the cutest, coolest couple. [People] Keep reading »

Phylicia Rashad: “This Is Not About The Women,” It’s About Bill Cosby’s Legacy

Bye AGAIN Phylicia!

When Showbiz 411 reported that Phylicia Rashad, speaking of the accusations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby, had the gall to say “forget these women” and to insinuate that the allegations were the result of some kind of grand conspiracy against her TV husband, the sound of a thousand “Bye Phylicias” peeled out across the internet almost instantly.

Then, three more women came forward to say that Bill Cosby had assaulted them, taking Ms. Rashad to task for being so dismissive.

Rashad, however is now telling ABC News that Showbiz 411 misquoted her. She says that she did not say “forget these women,” but that she said “This is not about the women. This is about something else. This is about the obliteration of legacy.”

Which, sorry Phylicia, is not much better. It is very much about the women. They matter. Keep reading »

Tusmørke’s Oculus Rift Game Autumn Seeks To Help Rape Survivors

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  • A forthcoming Oculus Rift video game is hoping to help rape survivors. [The Atlantic]
  • An anti-gay group put out a pamphlet about how kids shouldn’t have to hear “the sounds of sodomy,” and of course the Internet ran with it. [RawStory]
  • Why has there only ever been one Jewish Miss America? [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

Detroit Is Finally Doing Something About Its 11,000 Untested Rape Kits

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In the years leading up to Detroit’s 2013 bankruptcy filing, as local leaders scrambled to keep a city afloat that couldn’t even afford street lights, thousands of rape kits somehow went untested, preventing countless rapists from being prosecuted. In 2009, 11,000 untested kits were found in a Detroit police storage unit. Two thousand of the kits have been tested since then by Detroit prosecutors, and now local leaders are turning to private donors and businesses to raise the funds to finish the testing and prevent future sexual violence. Of the 2,000 kits that were tested, a DNA match was found for 670 of them. These results have lead to the identification of 188 (!) serial rapists and the conviction of 15 of them. The other 9,000 kits remain nauseatingly untouched all these years later, despite how many women could be spared from future attacks if the results put repeat offenders behind bars — and despite the fact that those 9,000 victims who submitted the rape kits have yet to see any kind of justice. How many other murders, rapes and violent crimes have happened as a direct result of the city failing to do its job by testing the kits on time?

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Bye Phylicia: Actress Defends Bill Cosby Against Rape Claims, Says People Should “Forget These Women”

Clare Huxtable, no. Bill Cosby’s long-time TV wife Phylicia Rashad has finally spoken out about the insanely lengthy sexual assault allegations against the entertainer, and it isn’t pretty. Speaking with Showbiz 411, Rashad scoffed at the allegations — from over 20 women — and called them “orchestrated” and the “destruction of a legacy,” seemingly because she, herself, had never witnessed Cosby rape or sexually assault anyone. So it must be a conspiracy! Rashad told Showbiz 411:

“Forget these women. What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it’s orchestrated. I don’t know why or who’s doing it, but it’s the legacy. And it’s a legacy that is so important to the culture. … Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV. And it’s worked. All his contracts have been cancelled. …This show represented America to the outside world. This was the American family. And now you’re seeing it being destroyed. Why?”

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