Posts tagged "rape"

Republicans Asking Rep. Todd Akin To Drop Out Of Race

Republicans are calling on poorly informed Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of his Senatorial race in Missouri.  Like, begging him: Seriously, please, dude. You are making us look terrible.

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

“Rape Is Rape”: President Obama On Rep. Todd Akin’s Ludicrous Comments

“The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make…

Julie Gerstein | August 20, 2012 - 2:40 pm

The Soapbox: The Problem With The Anti-Abortion Movement’s “Rape Exception”

This weekend, a Missouri Congressman and Senate candidate, Todd Akin, infuriated people everywhere when he claimed that victims of “legitimate rape” do not become pregnant. He was explaining his belief…

Ava Krizevcan | August 20, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Everyone Thinks Rep. Todd Akin Is A Moron, Except For Those Who Don’t

Amelia is still down on the floor of her bathroom with her hand mirror, trying to find that anti-pregnancy rape mechanism thingamajig [APRMT] inside that will keep her from getting

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2012 - 11:40 am

Representative Todd Akin Says “Legitimate Rape Victims” Don’t Get Pregnant

Exhale. Just give me a moment, would you? I’m trying to relax, get centered, you know? I’ve got a hand mirror and I’m ready to spend some quality time with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 19, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Help Support “It Was Rape,” Jennifer Baumgardner’s New Documentary!

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, each year, 207,754 men and women are victims of sexual…

Daley Quinn | August 17, 2012 - 12:40 pm

NYPD Officer Accused Of Rape

New York City police officer Arthur Roldan has been accused of raping his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend.  On Tuesday night, Roldan allegedly held the woman — who is pregnant— at gunpoint…

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

University Of Montana QB Jordan Johnson Charged With Rape

Three months ago, the Justice Department launched an investigation into the potential mishandling of sexual assaults at the University of Montana at Missoula. The college, in conjunction with local police,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2012 - 1:20 pm

The Soapbox: The Thing That Is Funny About Rape

Wouldn’t it be funny if the boys that photographed themselves assaulting Savannah Dietrich got raped right now? Also, that priest, Monsignor Lynn, who is going to serve three to six…

Jennifer Baumgardner | July 30, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Rapists Know The Answer Is “No”

Despite endless work by anti-sexual violence activists trying to change the narrative, the myth persists that rapists —at least so-called “date rapists” — are men who got a little out…

Amanda Marcotte | July 27, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Sexual Assault Victim Faces Possible Contempt Charge, Jail Time For Tweeting Names Of Attackers

Meet Savannah Dietrich, 17, a sexual assault victim, who now faces possible jail time for daring to speak out about her assault and naming her attackers.

Dietrich, who’s from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 23, 2012 - 10:40 am

Brave Mom Helps Capture 9-Year-Old Daughter’s Would-Be Rapist

It’s a story so sick and twisted, it’s difficult to even comprehend, but fortunately it didn’t end as badly as it could have. Ryan Firoved of Kirkland, Washington, is a…

The Stir | July 18, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Prevention Funding Vetoed, Called “Distraction” By SC Gov. Nikki Haley

South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley — who is buds with Mitt Romney! — vetoed $453,680 last week for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention through the South Carolina Coalition…

Jessica Wakeman | July 12, 2012 - 3:40 pm

The Soapbox: Daniel Tosh Apologizes For Rape Comment, But Is Still A Lazy, Sexist Jerk

Over the weekend, a blogger on “Cookies For Breakfast” wrote about a friend’s experience at a Daniel Tosh comedy show — highlighting how the comedian had made several rape jokes…

Julie Gerstein | July 11, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Daniel Tosh Issues Half-Assed Twitter Apology For Rape Jokes

Daniel Tosh apologized yesterday for suggesting onstage Friday night that it would be funny if a female audience was raped by five dudes — although it was a pretty…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2012 - 10:40 am

Daniel Tosh Suggests Audience Rape Woman Who Complains About Rape Jokes

“Tosh 2.0″ host and comedian Daniel Tosh suggested an audience rape a woman who complained about rape jokes, asking “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Project Unbreakable Sheds A Different Light On Sexual Assault

I don’t think I’ve ever been so moved, and yet so disturbed, by a series of photographs than I am by Grace Brown’s “Project Unbreakable.” Totally enveloped by each and…

Daley Quinn | July 6, 2012 - 9:40 am

Ex-NYPD Cop Admits He Raped Woman, Lied About It

Nearly one year ago, those of us who put our faith and trust in the police had our world rocked: an New York City Police Department officer named Michael Pena…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2012 - 12:40 pm

OK Doctor Refuses To Provide Emergency Contraception To Rape Victim In ER

An Oklahoma doctor working in an emergency room refused to provide emergency contraception to a 24-year-old rape victim because EC is against her personal beliefs. (Yes, the doctor was…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Christina Hendricks On Joan’s Rapey Ex-Husband

“Well, everyone knew [Joan’s husband] had to go at some point, right? I mean, you can’t rape your wife in the office and not expect to go away. … It was…

Jessica Wakeman | June 1, 2012 - 1:20 pm
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