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Military Continues To Address Sexual Assault Within The Armed Forces

A former soldier and military sexual assault survivor attended Friday’s U.S. Commission On Civil Rights meeting to address sexual assault in the armed forces. Jen McClendon  said she is…

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

Another Woman Gang Raped On A Bus In India

Just weeks after the death of a 23-year-old woman named Jyoti Singh Pandey, who was brutally gang raped on a bus — assaulted with a metal rod which required the…

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

On Alisa Valdes’s Conflict With Feminism, Her Cowboy & Domestic Abuse

If you’ve been reading the blogosphere lately, you’ve likely heard about Alisa Valdes and her memoir, The Feminist And The Cowboy: An Unlikely Love Story. Valdes is the author several…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2013 - 11:00 am

3 Men Charged With Raping Indian Woman, Jyoti Singh Pandey, Will Plead Not Guilty

Three of the six men who have been charged with raping 23-year-old Indian woman Jyoti Singh Pandey — who died from her injuries — are going to plead not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 9, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Greg & Jennifer Agresta, Former Guardians Of Ma’lik Richmond, Accused Steubenville Rapist, Defend Him On “Today”

The former guardians of Ma’lik Richmond, a teen football player who is facing sexual assault charges for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl at a high school party this summer, came…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Her Name Was Jyoti Singh Pandey: Father Of Indian Gang Rape Victim Speaks Out

Her name was Jyoti Singh Pandey.

She was a 23-year-old medical school graduate. She was physically attacked and gang raped in Delhi, India, while riding on a bus…

Jessica Wakeman | January 5, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Court Overturns Rape Conviction Because 1872 Law Says Unmarried Women Can’t Get Raped

An 18-year-old woman who was raped by her brother’s friend, who pretended to be the victim’s own boyfriend, has had her rape conviction overturned by a California appeals court because…

Jessica Wakeman | January 5, 2013 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Steubenville High School & Teaching Boys Not To Rape

My son turns six next week, and among all the other wishes I have for him, I have a silent hope that won’t be shared at his birthday party. It’s…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 3, 2013 - 2:00 pm

India Charges 5 Men With Murder In Gang Rape Case

As expected, murder charges were filed today against five men accused of brutally gang-raping a woman on a New Delhi bus. The sixth suspect, a teenager, will see his case…

Newser | January 3, 2013 - 10:50 am

Anonymous Posts Video Of Steubenville Students Discussing Rape Victim, Reminding Us That Some Girls Are Okay To Sexually Assault

This video comes with a trigger warning. As some of you may have heard, there’s been a lot of controversy over the alleged rape of an unnamed 16-year-old high school girl…

Julie Gerstein | January 2, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Does Owning A Gun “Protect” Against Rape?

Last week was a heavy one for the people of India. One Wednesday, a 17-year-old girl who had been gang raped committed suicide because police were dragging their feet in…

Jessica Wakeman | January 2, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Indian Gang Rape Victim, Age 23, Dies From Injuries

There are no words: the 23-year-old woman in India who was brutally gang raped by at least six men last week has died from her multiple injuries. [Newser]

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Indian Gang Rape Victim, 17, Commits Suicide

A 17-year-old girl in India committed suicide by drinking poison on Wednesday, following a gang rape by at least three men back in November. The teen named the three alleged…

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2012 - 11:40 am

Hacktivists Threaten To Release Personal Information Of Football Players Allegedly Involved In Assaulting Drunk Girl

Two weeks ago, The New York Times ran an enormous article about a rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, where members of the football team participated in the rape of a…

Jessica Wakeman | December 26, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Indian Police Chief Suggests Women Protect Themselves From Rape With Chili Powder

Here are two different ways to stop rape. One, teach men and women that rape is never, ever, ever acceptable. Two, tell women to carry around chili powder to…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2012 - 5:40 pm

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
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