Posts tagged "rape"

Chescaleigh Responds To Slut Shaming By Jenna Marbles

A bit of background: YouTube star Jenna Marbles recently did a video called “Things I Don’t Understand About Girls: Sluts Edition” and it was fairly horrible. First of all, Jenna…

Jessica Wakeman | December 17, 2012 - 12:30 pm

CA Judge Derek Johnson Says Rape Victim “Didn’t Put Up A Fight,” Body Would Have Shut Down

Men who inaccurately believe a woman’s body “just shuts down” during rape aren’t just all up in your legislature making your laws. They also sit on your courts.

Jessica Wakeman | December 14, 2012 - 11:20 am

Comedian Jamie Kilstein Tells A Funny Rape Joke

Want to know how to tell a funny rape joke? Comedian Jamie Kilstein shows you how it’s done. [Feministing]
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is suing to restore women’s…

Jessica Wakeman | December 12, 2012 - 5:40 pm

The Soapbox: On Nice Guys As Rapists

Almost a year ago, I wrote an essay about having been date raped in college. The piece got a strong reaction from commenters, many of whom debated whether or not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 10, 2012 - 1:00 pm

True Story: How To Reclaim Your Sex Life After Surviving Sexual Assault

One in every five women has been sexually assaulted. And most of those assaults happen before the age of 25. I am a woman. I’m 25 years old, and I…

Charlotte Lewis | December 10, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Anti-Rape Panties Of “Victoria’s Secret”

Timed to coincide with tonight’s telecast of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, some activist types launched “PINK loves CONSENT,” a Victoria’s Secret parody peddling anti-rape panties. “To win back customers it has alienated with… | December 4, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Pray Tell: What The Brooklyn Hasidic Rape Trial Tells Us About Religion Colliding With The Modern World

In Brooklyn, a 17-year-old girl just testified against the man accused of sexually assaulting her. On the surface, this case is sadly too familiar: she and her accused rapist are…

Lilit Marcus | December 4, 2012 - 3:00 pm

“Sleep Sex” Is Not A Real Thing, But Raping Someone While They Sleep Is

Advice columns bring out the worst in journalism outlets, I have found, and is no exception. Today, the website asked readers to play “advice columnist” and dish out advice…

Jessica Wakeman | December 4, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Catelynn Lowell From “16 & Pregnant” Is An Anti-Abortion Extremist

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra from MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” have been, surprisingly, one of the more controversial couples on the two shows. Catelynn was the only…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Pizza Boy Rapist Gave Disturbing Confession

In September, a 16-year-old New York City youth named Cesar Lucas was arrested after he delivered a pizza for his father’s pizzeria.  Cear took his order to a building on…

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2012 - 3:40 pm

What Do You Do To Avoid Sexual Assault And Harassment?

Wow, everyone: Project Unspoken at Emory University put together this amazing video in which it asked both men and women on camera what actions they take on a daily…

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Male Miami University Student Who Posted “Get Away With Rape” Flier Pleads Guilty

Earlier this autumn, we felt a coldness in the pits of our stomachs when we heard that a flier was discovered inside a dorm at Miami University in Ohio listing “10…

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2012 - 1:40 pm

It Turns Out Declaring War On Women Is Not Such A Successful Election Strategy

Who’d’ve thunk?! Suggesting that pregnancy from rape is “God’s will,” that some rape is “legitimate” while other rape is not, and saying a woman’s body has “a way of shutting…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2012 - 1:20 pm

School District Calls Tween Rape Victim “Careless,” “Responsible” In Her Own Sexual Abuse

A California school district is defending itself in the sleaziest way possible from a lawsuit by a former student who was allegedly sexually abused by two of its…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Todd Akin Political Ad Features Woman Who Was Raped & Had Abortion

Three months ago, Missouri’s Senate candidate Todd Akin said that “pregnancy from rape is really rare” and “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut the…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Republican Hopeful Says Abortion Is “More Violent” Than That “Rape Thing”

Could the Republicans go three whole days without saying something terrible about rape and abortion, please? It’s like they can’t help themselves! A scant week after Indiana Republican nominee Richard

Julie Gerstein | November 1, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Larry Flynt To Mourdock: $1 Million For Proof ‘God Intended’

Millionaires are sure throwing around their millions: Larry Flynt ran a full-page ad in today’s Indianapolis Star offering to put his money where Richard Mourdock’s mouth is. In exchange for any “verifiable…

Newser | November 1, 2012 - 2:10 pm

7 Things I Am Qualified To Explain To Middle-Aged Republican Men

It seems like every day another Republican politician is bloviating about the definition of rape as if he, a middle-aged man, is the true authority on the subject. As Tina Fey…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 30, 2012 - 10:00 am

Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent And Moving Open Letter To Richard Mourdock

Watching Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC on weekend mornings has become a ritual for me, as the journalist offers some of the most insightful and interesting commentary on current events in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 29, 2012 - 8:30 am

NYPD Officer Arrested For Plot To Kidnap, Rape & Cook Women

New York City Police Department officer Gilberto Valle was arrested today for a failed plot to kidnap, rape, torture, and cook women. COOK them. This is so disturbing and disgusting…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2012 - 1:40 pm
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