Posts tagged "rape"

Girl Talk: The Harm In Labeling Someone “Harmless”

I just got back from a totally blissful six-day vacation in Tulum, Mexico, a quiet beach town about two hours from Cancun. I went alone. I’ve traveled solo (i.e. not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 15, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Dominique Strauss Kahn Accused Of Gang Rape By Prostitute

What hasn’t Dominique Strauss Kahn been accused of? 

The former chief of the International Monetary Fund —who resigned in shame after he was accused of sexually assaulting a…

Jessica Wakeman | May 4, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Justice Dept. To Investigate Handling Of Sexual Assaults At University Of Montana

The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday that it will launch an investigation into how the University of Montana at Missoula handled over 80 sexual assault reports in the past…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2012 - 2:20 pm

DJ Dominic Dieter Tells Father To Have Daughter Raped To Make Her Straight

On air Friday, Cleveland radio personality DJ Dominic Dieter advised the father of a teen girl who was caught kissing another girl that he should have one of his friends…

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Did Last Night’s Episode Of “Game Of Thrones” Need A Trigger Warning?

I’m a big fan of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” I’ve seen every episode, carry a torch for Peter Dinklage’s character Tyrion Lannister, and revel in the show’s embrace of nudity,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 23, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Extra-Large Condom Ad Zeroes In On Ladies Scared Of Big Penises

Big penises have us running to lock ourselves in the bathroom, don’t they, ladies? That’s what the ad agency behind a (real?) ad for Prudence Extra-Large Condoms wants to…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Girl Talk: Our Drinks Were Roofied

“We have a ride to the club tonight,” my friend announced. We left our dormitory and headed into the vehicle of a man my friend met a party.

In…

Lyneka Little | April 9, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Actress From Rapey Belvedere Vodka Ad Files Lawsuit

Two weeks ago, Belvedere Vodka tweeted an ad depicting a man pulling a surprised, open-mouthed woman down onto his lap. The headline read: “Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smoothly.”

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Rape Case Dismissed Against Saudi Prince (Who Also Happens To Be One Of The World’s Richest Men)

A Spanish court dismissed a rape case against a Saudi prince and billionaire, after it was decided there was not sufficient evidence to press charges. Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, 57,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Rep. Gwen Moore Shares Her Own Rape Story Before Congress (NSFW)

While pushing for reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) recounted the story of her own sexual assault as a child and rape as a…

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

Today’s Lady News: Belvedere Vodka’s Rapey New Ad

Belvedere Vodka tweeted an ad recently where a man pulls an open-mouthed woman down onto his lap with the headline, “Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smoothly.” The…

Jessica Wakeman | March 23, 2012 - 5:40 pm

The Soapbox: On Consent Culture

Today I’m going to fulfill a promise I made quite a while ago, and talk about what a consent culture would look like.

A consent culture is one…

Holly Pervocracy | March 22, 2012 - 1:00 pm

New App “Circle Of 6″ Can Prevent Sexual Violence

I’ll admit I was skeptical when I heard that the White House was holding a technology challenge for developers to create an app that would help prevent sexual violence. All…

Jessica Wakeman | March 21, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Politician Suggests Women Lie About Rape To Get Abortions

The Idaho state senator who sponsored the bill that would force women to undergo a medically unnecessary ultrasound before an abortion said yesterday that there is no exception for…

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

Courtney Love & 10 Other Stars Who Used The Word “Rape” Insensitively

Geez ladies, by now we should all know that referring to anything other than rape as “rape” is just a bad idea. It trivializes what rape actually is and manages…

The Frisky | March 15, 2012 - 10:00 am

#IDidNotReport: A Twitter Hashtag Worth Checking Out

Occasionally, Twitter users take on a cause that isn’t just posting pictures of their cats or ruminating on the injustices of waiting in line at Shake Shack. Like today’s hashtag…

Julie Gerstein | March 13, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Kim Novak Defends Her Comments About How Music In “The Artist” Was Like “Rape”

“It was very painful. When I said it was like a rape, that was how it felt to me. I had experienced in my youth being raped, and so I…

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Indonesia To Thoughtfully Ban Miniskirts So Female Lawmakers Don’t “Invite” Rape

Thank goodness female lawmakers in Indonesia have their male colleagues to look out for them. These silly women simply thought their outfits were a fashion statement, but little did they…

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Morning Quickies: Rainn Wilson Tweets A Date Rape Joke

What the eff? Rainn Wilson — aka Dwight Shrute on “The Office” — tweeted a date rape joke. No. Just no. On Feb 12, Rainn tweeted, “If I were…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2012 - 10:20 am

Fox News Lady Who Claimed Women Should “Expect” Rape In Military Blames Feminists, New York Times

Fox News contributer Liz Trotta would like to clear up a few things. First of all, when she spoke on the Pentagon’s decision to officially open up more combat positions…

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2012 - 4:20 pm
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