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Siri Is Getting Ready To Help If You’ve Been Sexually Assaulted

Siri can be pretty useful with directions, helping you find a cool spot to grab coffee, or answering a trivia question to cheat at bar trivia night (wait, what?). However, responding, “I don’t know what you mean,” or “Here’s what I found on the web,” when you are trying to figure out what to do… More »


German Rail Company Introduces Women-Only Cars

Do gender-segregated train cars really do anything to prevent harassment? More »


Janice Dickinson’s Defamation Suit Against Bill Cosby Will Move Forward

A California judge has decided that Janice Dickinson’s case against her alleged rapist, Bill Cosby, can go forward. Dickinson brought a suit against Cosby for defamation in May 2015, after his lawyers claimed that Dickinson lied about her assault.

There’s no date for the trial yet, and Cosby’s lawyers will have the opportunity… More »


Jian Ghomeshi Not Guilty of Sexual Assault

Ex-CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi on Thursday wrapped up the first of two sexual-assault trials he faces, and the verdict came back not guilty, the Globe and Mail reports. An Ontario judge issued the ruling, clearing Ghomeshi of four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking in incidents said to have taken… More »


Kesha Seeks Appeal In Dr. Luke Lawsuit, Claims Contract Is “Tantamount To Slavery”

Kesha is seeking an appeal in her lawsuit against Dr. Luke, after Judge Shirley Kornreich decided in February that allowing Kesha to leave her contract with Sony would set a dangerous precedent for the business interests of record labels. Kesha went public with her story in 2014, claiming that Dr. Luke had raped and abused her.
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Idaho Sheriff Says Testing Rape Kits Is Unnecessary, Because Women Are Liars

This Tuesday, Idaho lawmakers signed off on what one would assume would be a fairly noncontroversial sounding bill meant to create a statewide standard for how rape kits are conducted and tested. The measure would also create a timeline for law enforcement agencies to send the kits into the state forensic lab.

It’s hard… More »


Ho Ho Ho, This Rapey Forever 21 Shirt Sure Was Funny

Until they removed it, anyway. More »


Cosby Wants Home Insurance to Cover Legal Costs

Why anyone other than Bill Cosby should care about Bill Cosby’s homeowners insurance may at first seem a mystery. But the beleaguered comedian is apparently taking advantage of the personal injury coverage linked to his AIG policy to deflect his growing legal costs as he fights the defamation suits filed against him by 10 women… More »


Kesha’s Mother On Dr. Luke’s Alleged Abuse: “She Was A Prisoner”

Luke almost destroyed usAnd he has done it intentionally.” More »


Report: Sony To Drop Dr. Luke Over Pressure To #FreeKesha [UPDATED]

“They can’t afford the Adeles of the world out in the streets calling the label unsupportive,” a source told The Wrap. More »


Uber Retracts Limp and “Fictitious” Rebuttal To BuzzFeed On Rape Customer Service Reports

On March 6, BuzzFeed reported on and published screenshots of Uber’s Zendesk-based customer support system which showed thousands of customer support tickets containing the word rape. Uber, naturally, shot back with a rebuttal that refuted these claims, saying that the Zendesk screenshots contained false matches. They pointed to the tricky matter of the word “rape”,… More »


Uber Dismisses “Rape” and Assault Customer Service Reports As Typo In Leaked Report

It should come as no surprise that Uber, a company not especially known for its rigorous screening of employees for the safety of its users, have received a lot of customer service reports detailing rapes and sexual assault enacted by their “contractors” to the people that use the service.

But, as leaked screenshots… More »


Here’s What Men Need To Know About Supporting Survivors Of Sexual Assault

One night during my junior year of college, I found myself sobbing in the closet of my dorm room. In the middle of coming to terms with a childhood of sexual abuse and recent date rape, I was full of intense emotions that were often visceral and always intense. That night, I refused to come… More »


Baylor Frat President Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Female Student In Backyard At A Party

The president of Phi Delta Theta at Baylor University has turned himself into police after being accused of sexually assaulting a female student at a February 20 party.

Jacob Walter Anderson, 20, is now charged with second degree felony sexual assault. Read more on College Candy…More »


‘Project Consent’ Uses Cute Animated Genitals To Promote Consent Culture

“Consent is complicated” – that’s the message we receive every day because we live in rape culture. But really, it’s not complicated at all and to prove it, the non-profit organization Project Consent has made a wonderful video made out of animated private parts to prove how simple it is.

Their mission is… More »


Lady Gaga’s Family Didn’t Know About Her Rape Until the Oscars

Lady Gaga’s performance of her Oscar-nominated song about sexual assault during the Academy Awards on Sunday was a powerful moment for a lot of people. The Los Angeles Times reports two of those people were the singer’s own aunt and grandmother, who weren’t aware she was a survivor of sexual abuse herself. “My grandmother and… More »


#FreeKesha: 6 Things To Know About Her Legal Battle Against Dr. Luke And Sony

Is Sony’s refusal to shred Kesha’s contract really about squeezing every dollar they can out of the pop star and their investment in her careerOr is her money-making potential secondary to using her as a bargaining chip between Sony and Dr. Luke, whose own contract expires this year?More »


Emma Sulkowicz Will Answer (Almost) Any Question At Her First Solo Gallery Show

The rest, you’ll have to direct toward the Emmatron. More »


University Of Tennessee Football Player Assaulted By Teammates After Helping A Rape Victim

University of Tennessee football player Drae Bowles was allegedly assaulted by his fellow teammates after helping a woman who claimed she was raped by former players A.J. Johnson and Mike Williams, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Nashville.

According to court documents, Bowles took the woman to a hospital the night of the rape… More »


Rapey, Pit-stained Pick-Up Artist Roosh V. Emerges From His Mother’s Basement

The 36-year-old “alpha male” called police to come to his mother’s home, as he currently lives in her basement. More »


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