Posts tagged "rape"

Raped 14-Year-Old Girl Charged With Adultery, Lashed To Death

A 14-year-old girl in Bangladesh, who was raped by her cousin, was sentenced to 101 lashes for "adultery" and died. Hena Akhter from rural Shariatpur was the fifth child of a day laborer and his wife. An older male cousin — who was forced to marry his wife because he had raped her 15 year…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2011

Activists To March On Toronto For A “SlutWalk”

All women are responsible for their own rapes, duh, which is why a Toronto police officer brilliantly advised the female students of Osgoode Hall Law School in January that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized." Yeah, a cop actually offered that as a "safety tip." In response to thi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 30, 2011

Libyan Woman Says She Was Raped By Qaddafi’s Men, Is Detained At Gunpoint By Government Forces

On Saturday, Libyan woman Eman al-Obeidy walked into a hotel in Tripoli, Libya, populated by foreign journalists in order to let the world know that Col. Moammar Qaddafi's military forces had beaten and raped her. What followed was a violent scuffle, as al-Obeidy was forcibly removed by Qaddafi's men, despite the protests and protections of…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 26, 2011

Florida Wants Women To View Ultrasound Before An Abortion

The "Woman’s Right to Know Act" sounds so innocuous, doesn't it? Of course women have a right to know! Alas, when it comes to restricting abortion access, it's never innocuous. The "Woman’s Right to Know Act," passed by a Florida House subcommittee on Tuesday, would require women to view an ultrasound of her fetus before…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2011

Duke Nukem Game Lets Gamers Slap Women Silly

Real men may have been pussified by man-hating, hairy-legged feminazis, so it's a good thing they have XBox 360 games as an outlet for lady-slapping, alien-killing machismo. The much-anticipated Duke Nukem Forever game from Gearbox Software is where enlightened gender relations go to die. The "Be The One Man Army Who Always Gets The Babes"…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 23, 2011

Florida Lawmaker Says 11-Year-Old Gang Rape Victim Was “Dressed Like A Prostitute”

Student dress codes are a controversial topic, but there is no justification at all for blaming a rape victim for the way she was dressed. While arguing in favor of a dress code for Florida students, Republican State Representative Kathleen Passidomo referenced the 11-year-old Cleveland, Texas, girl who was gang raped by 18 men i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 18, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Texas Gang Rape Of 11-Year-Old Stirs Racial Tensions

The alleged gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, Texas, in November by 18 men and boys has turned the town upon its head, according to the Houston Chronicle. The victim was allegedly Latina, while the guys who raped her (ranging from middle schoolers to a 27-year-old) were allegedly Black. Allegedly, a group of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2011

How USC Frat Boys Are Silently Judging You (And Plotting To Rape You)

The barfy things that frat boys do know no bounds. Fellow ladyblog Jezebel obtained an email yesterday which was allegedly written by a brother in USC's Kappa Sigma fraternity instructing his brethren on how to "rate" their conquests. There's a numbered scale, people. Oh, and rape jokes.

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2011

NYT Gang Rape Article Mentions Victim, Age 11, Wore Makeup And “Dressed Older”

UPDATE: A spokeswoman for The New York Times defended the article to Yahoo.com's Cutline blog yesterday and the paper also published a critical letter to the editor online. A tragic gang rape story out of Cleveland, Texas, has been made all the more worse by a New York Times article that tells us the 11-year-old…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2011

Texas Politicians Want Rape Victims To Hear Description Of Fetus, Get Ultrasound Before Abortion

Texas, you are rivaling South Dakota in anti-abortion suckitude: the state's House of Representatives approved anti-abortion legislation that many would call downright cruel. A woman who is a victim of rape or incest, or one whose much-desired fetus has dangerous fetal abnormalities, would be required to get an ultrasound and listen to a description of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2011

Pop Star Brian McFadden Pens New Ode To Date Rape

You would think that a song called “Just the Way You Are” would be about loving and accepting a person with all their faults and foibles and so on and so forth. But it turns out that the full title of Irish pop singer Brian McFadden’s new song is “Just the Way You Are (Drunk…

By: Chloe Angyal / March 1, 2011

Rape Victim Was “Inviting” Sexual Assault With Provocative Dress, Flirting

Watch out, because I am going to throw things. A judge in Manitoba has ruled that a 2006 rape victim who was wearing a tube top, high heels, makeup and no bra was sending "mixed signals" that "sex was in the air" to her rapist, Kenneth Rhodes, who was merely insensitive to the fact the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2011

Today’s Lady News: John Wayne Bobbitt And His Severed Penis Visit “The View”

John Wayne Bobbitt, the man who notoriously had his penis cut off by his then-wife, Lorena Bobbitt, because he allegedly raped her and had allegedly been physically abusing her, told "The View" that she has never apologized. But rest assured, ladies, his "thingy" now works fine. [Radar Online] President Obama has told the Department of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2011

Teen Proposes Girls Carry Guns To Prevent Rape

Oh, girls just wanna have gu-u-uns! Oh, girls just wanna have guns! So says Regis Giles, a 19-year-old conservative activist with a unique new idea to protect women and girls from prowling rapists: equip them with guns. The telegenic lass hails from an esteemed lineage: the blog Guanabee reports she is "the younger sister of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2011

Alleged Details On Lara Logan’s Assault In Egypt Emerge

"60 Minutes" reporter Lara Logan has still not spoken publicly about being attacked on February 11 in Egypt's Tahrir Square while she reported on civil unrest there, but alleged details have emerged in an Australian newspaper about the physical and sexual assault Logan endured. It has really, really annoyed me reading internet commenters who have…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Toronto Cop Says Don’t Dress Like A “Slut”

A cop speaking at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto suggested a woman could prevent sexual assault by not dressing like a "slut." Also, men could prevent sexual assault by not sexually assaulting women. It's that easy! [Excalibur] Attention, men who like to "mansplain": here are the things you can and can't get away with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2011

“Rolling Stone” Responds To Justin Bieber/Abortion Controversy

It must have been a slow news day yesterday, because the whole world stopped for Justin Bieber's thoughts on abortion. While driving around with a "Rolling Stone" reporter in Atlanta, sans handlers, the 16-year-old virgin told writer Vanessa Grigoriadis he believes abortion is "killing a baby" and even in the case of a pregnancy that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2011

Why Are Politicians Attempting To Redefine Rape?

The "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act" redefines "real" rape as only that which is "forcible" and has been co-sponsored by 173 mostly Republican legislators and was called a "top priority" by Speaker of the House John Boehner. Likely knowing that fully criminalizing abortion is impossible, politicians are going after the funding of abortions i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2011

Shocking! Rush Limbaugh Insensitive Towards Rape Victims

"[After Saturday's shooting in Arizona, when Sarah Palin and other conservatives were criticized for using at-times violent political rehtoric, a Time magazine reporter] said, well they should have just turned the other cheek and stopped defending themselves, and they would have shut this thing all down. So yeah, just, that's what they used to tell…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 12, 2011
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