rape

Angelina Jolie Helps Shed Light On Sexual Violence In Conflict Zones

Rape and sexual violence have long been used as a weapon in conflict — a way to enact brutal violence on women and children who are by and large bystanders.

Julie Gerstein | March 26, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Video Of Steubenville Rape Witnesses Released

ABC News aired new video of teen partygoers in Steubenville, Ohio, being questioned by police regarding the sexual assault of “Jane Doe,” the then 15-year-old girl whose story has entranced…

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Even Hogwarts Needs A PSA About Sexual Assault

“Love potions do not equal consent. Coercion through magic is illegal. Combined with the use of love potions it is rape.”
Oh, if only those Steubenville rapists could have…

Jessica Wakeman | March 23, 2013 - 9:00 am

Girl Talk: I’ve Started Disclosing My Rape On The First Date

Nearly four years ago, while I was on a third date with a man, I was raped. For a long time, I wouldn’t have been able to write that sentence.

Anonymous | March 21, 2013 - 12:00 pm

13-Year-Old Girl Bullied Online After Alleged Rape By Two Torrington, CT, Football Players

Two 18-year-old football players at Torrington High School in Torrington, Connecticut, allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl. The two young athletes have each been charged with the felony of second-degree sexual…

Jessica Wakeman | March 20, 2013 - 2:40 pm

The Soapbox: I Am Not Your Wife, Sister Or Daughter — I Am A Person

I don’t have to tell you that Steubenville is all over the news.

I don’t have to tell you that the fact that Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, the…

Anne Theriault | March 20, 2013 - 11:00 am

Feministing’s Zerlina Maxwell Challenges Sean Hannity About Teaching Men Not To Rape

Feministing blogger Zerlina Maxwell is a survivor of rape. Last week, Maxwell appeared with Sean Hannity on Fox News and what she said on the show generated some racist, misogynist comments…

Sarah Gray | March 20, 2013 - 8:30 am

Henry Rollins Speaks Out On Steubenville Rape, Actually Has Some Pretty Great Things To Say

“Many people are angry that more time was not given to the offenders. This seems to be the prevailing sentiment. I understand the anger but don’t know if adding a…

Julie Gerstein | March 19, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Steubenville Rape Victim Asks For Donations To Be Sent To Women’s Shelter

Prior to and in the aftermath of the Steubenville rape trial verdict, donations have poured in from supporters wishing to contribute to the rape victim’s legal counsel. But “Jane Doe”‘s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 19, 2013 - 2:40 pm

The Soapbox: The Case Against Sex Offender Registries

There’s no defense for rape. And there’s no defense for defending rape — be that minimizing the crime, blaming the victim or focusing so exclusively on the perpetrators that the…

Melissa Petro | March 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm

2 Teen Girls Arrested & Charged With Allegedly Threatening Steubenville Rape Victim

Sweet mother of God, what the hell is happening with teenagers today? Two teenage girls have been arrested for allegedly making threats — on social media — against the Steubenville…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 19, 2013 - 10:40 am

Fox News, MSNBC & CNN Air Name Of 16-Year-Old Steubenville Rape Victim [UPDATED]

UPDATE: It turns out MSNBC and CNN also did not bleep out the victim’s name when showing clips of Trent Mays’ statement in court yesterday. I’ve changed the title of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 18, 2013 - 3:00 pm

The Onion Parodied CNN’s Steubenville Coverage — Two Years Ago!

CNN’s coverage of Sunday’s Steubenville rape trial verdict was so offensive and abhorrant that it would be worthy of being parodied by comedy news website The Onion — except The…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 18, 2013 - 9:20 am

CNN Mourns That Rapists’ Lives Have Been Ruined By Steubenville Guilty Verdict

UPDATE [2]: Okay, I’ve put the video back, in two parts, minus Trent Mays’ testimony.

UPDATE: I have pulled the video from this post for the time being, as…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 18, 2013 - 8:00 am

Steubenville Rape Trial Verdict To Be Handed Down This Morning [UPDATED: Guilty]

UPDATE [2]: Mays has been sentenced to serve two years consecutively at minimum, or until he is 21 at maximum. Richmond has been sentenced to serve one year at minimum, or…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 17, 2013 - 9:51 am

Teen Testifies That He Recorded Some Of The Steubenville Rape

A teenager testified in the Steubenville rape trial today that he’d personally witnessed defendant Trent Mays put his fingers inside the victim’s vagina as they drove from one party to…

Newser | March 15, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Porn Star Traci Lords Releases Song “Stupidville” About Steubenville Rape

***Trigger warning in video for simulated rape***

This week began the trial of Trenton Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, two teenaged boys in Steubenville, Ohio, who were charged with the

Jessica Wakeman | March 15, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Taking Sexual Assault In The Military Seriously, As He Should

A new defense secretary has just been confirmed and already he has a big issue to address: sexual assault in the military. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (Full disclosure: I used…

Sarah Gray | March 13, 2013 - 4:40 pm

French Kissing No Longer Considered As Rapey In The Netherlands

Tongues away, everyone! A Dutch Supreme Court panel decided on Tuesday that forcible French-kissing should not be on par with rape. For 15 years, The Netherlands’ criminal code stated a…

Jessica Wakeman | March 13, 2013 - 4:20 pm
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