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Breaking News: You Can Consent While Blackout Drunk, Apparently?

Remember that 16-year-old girl who was sexually abused by several football players of the Steubenville High School football team? She got carried to several parties by players, was raped…

Jessica Wakeman | March 12, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Minnesota Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

Minnesota’s House of Representatives advanced a bill that would end access state insurance covered abortions unless it was necessary to save the mother’s life, or if the pregnancy was caused by a…

Sarah Gray | March 5, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Violence Against Women Act Might Actually Pass The House Of Representatives

Keep your fingers crossed: Politico is reporting that the Violence Against Women Act is expected to pass in the House of Representatives this week.

VAWA was originally championed by then-Senator…

Sarah Gray | February 27, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Three Girls Ages 5, 9, & 11 Raped And Murdered In India

Three young sisters ages 5, 9, and 11 have been raped and murdered in their small village in rural India after being kidnapped at some point on February 14.

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Accused Rapist Meets Women On Christian Dating Site

Look, I’m not the world’s most observant Christian. But even I attended enough Sunday school to know that God would totally have said “Thou shalt not rape” had there been…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2013 - 2:20 pm

An Answer For Fox’s “The Five” Host Bob Beckel: Yes, Rape On College Campuses Happens

Nothing gets me up on my soapbox more than comments about rape, especially rape on college campuses. It seems that despite the plethora of statistics laid out plainly in nifty

Sarah Gray | February 21, 2013 - 9:20 am

Alabama State Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin Says Abortions Remove A Woman’s Largest Organ & 5 Other Politicians Who Are Clueless About The Female Body

In shocking news to everyone, as a fetus you were your mother’s largest organ!  Or at least that’s what Alabama State Representative Mary Sue McClurkin (R) is now claiming.

Sarah Gray | February 20, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Pregnant Mexican Girl Is Older Than Previously Thought, Outfitted With Birth Control From Doctors

Recently it was reported that a nine-year-old girl had given birth in Mexico. Now her parents are claiming she is 12- or 13-years-old, which is still horrific, and that…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Bill Introduced To Help Military Sexual Assault Survivors Get Disability Benefits

Yesterday afternoon, two Democratic politicians introduced the Ruth Moore Act, a bill to support former service members who survived sexual assault in the military. Veterans Affairs has long rejected disability…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2013 - 2:20 pm

“One Billion Rising” Today To End Violence Against Women And Girls

If you’re not into the commercial cutesiness of Valentine’s Day, there’s an alternate, empowering holiday to celebrate on February 14th: V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

Sarah Gray | February 14, 2013 - 8:30 am

Arkansas Advances Abortion Ban With No Exceptions For Rape, Incest

Arkansas’ state House of Representatives advanced a bill yesterday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions for rape or incest.  The bill is based on…

Jessica Wakeman | February 5, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Rachel Maddow Has Some Advice For Republicans On How To Talk About Rape

Did you know that House Republicans go on a retreat every year? (I imagine Democrats do the same, by the way.) Do they serve tea sandwiches and practice trust falls?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 31, 2013 - 2:20 pm

“What’s The Definition Of Manhood?” Indian Newspaper Ad Implores Men To Respect Women

Following a spate of gang rapes in India in the past several months, the Times Of India newspaper is running quarter-page ads imploring men to treat women with respect through…

Jessica Wakeman | January 29, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Dude Politician Advises Against Walking Home In “Tight, Short Skirt And High Shoes”

British politician Richard Graham, the Gloucester MP, is in trubs after he shared some safety tips for women with his local newspaper that toed the line between common sense…

Jessica Wakeman | January 28, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Joanna Lumley From “Ab Fab” Warns Women: “Don’t Look Like Trash, Don’t Get Drunk”

“Don’t look like trash, don’t get drunk, don’t be sick down your front, don’t break your heels and stagger about in the wrong clothes at midnight. This is bad. It’s…

Jessica Wakeman | January 25, 2013 - 3:20 pm

New Mexico Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Rape Victims To Carry Pregnancies Full-Term

A pregnancy resulting from rape or incest is evidence and having an abortion is “tampering with evidence,” according to a new bill introduced yesterday in New Mexico which would legally…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2013 - 2:20 pm

UFC, FOX Pressured To Drop Quinton “Rampage” Jackson From Fight Over His YouTube Video About Attempted Rape

On January 26, FOX is set to air an Ultimate Fighting Championship fight with MMA fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who last April posted a video on the YouTube channel for…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Notre Dame Finds Fake Dead Woman Easier To Talk About Than Real Dead Woman

As many have noted, the mass hysteria over Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s fake, dead girlfriend makes now a good time to remember Lizzy Seeberg, the real woman…

NYMag.com | January 17, 2013 - 3:10 pm

Man Tattoos An Underage Girl’s Vagina, Faces Rape Charges

Topping the list of things that are wildly inappropriate for a grown man to give a girl for her 15th birthday: a tattoo of his name on her vagina. Thirty-year-old…

Ami Angelowicz | January 17, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Indonesian Judge Says “In A Rape Case Both The Rapist And The Victim Enjoy It”

Well, here’s an offensive and insensitive comment about rape victims that truly takes the cake.

An Indonesian judge who is a candidate for the Indonesian Supreme Court was…

Jessica Wakeman | January 16, 2013 - 3:20 pm
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