Posts tagged "rape"

Former Marine To Fox News: Sexual Assault Should Not Be Part Of My Job

Violent sexual assaults in the military have increased by 64 percent since 2006, according to a recent Pentagon report. Let me repeat that number: 64 percent.

But few…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 17, 2012 - 12:40 pm

The Soapbox: Why Jezebel Was Wrong To Post Images Of A Woman Being Raped

Earlier this week, Anna North, a writer at the women’s blog Jezebel, posted an article about a video uploaded to YouTube which appeared to show, in graphic detail, a woman…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 10, 2012 - 11:00 am

British PSA About Male Rape Proves It’s Hard To Please Everybody

The issues of male rape and sexual abuse get plenty of sensationalistic air time on “Law & Order: SVU,” but not so much substantive awareness in our day-to-day lives. While…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2012 - 9:20 am

Ron Paul Says Abortion Is OK If It’s An “Honest Rape”

Oh, the bounty that is What Old White Men Think You Should Be Allowed To Do With Your Uterus! This weekend, Republican presidential wannabe Ron Paul sat down with Piers…

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

Dear Prudence Advice Columnist Suggested Possibly-Date Raped Woman Is “Trying To Ruin Someone Else’s Life”

“Trying to ruin someone else’s life is a poor way to address one’s alcohol and self-control problems.”

This is true. But is this really the most intelligent —…

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

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Suggests Pregnant Rape Victims “Make The Best Out Of A Bad Situation”

Rick Santorum visited Piers Morgan on Friday night and got to talking about abortion and everything he wants to do with your uterus. His cruel comments about how women…

Jessica Wakeman | January 23, 2012 - 5:20 pm

The Soapbox: On The 39th Anniversary Of “Roe Vs. Wade”

Yesterday, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I stopped to be grateful. I am grateful that my 22-year-old daughter has the right to her reproductive freedom and access to…

Andy Kopsa | January 23, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Military Announces New Strategies To Deal With Sexual Assaults

File this one under It’s About Time: Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has announced that the military is implementing new strategies to prevent sexual assaults and improve their current system…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 20, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Kim Novak’s Publicist Defends Rape Comment

 “There are all kinds of rape including the rape of one’s soul. All rapes are violent acts and all victims should be supported.”
— This is Kim Novak’s publicist,

Jessica Wakeman | January 11, 2012 - 2:20 pm

New Definition Of Rape Approved By FBI Director

“Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of…

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2012 - 11:20 am

Newt Gingrich Doesn’t Support Legal Abortion In The Case Of Rape Or Incest

Just because Michele Bachmann dropped out of the 2012 presidential race doesn’t mean we’re in the clear — there are still plenty of candidates who would love nothing more than…

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

Rick Perry Flip-Flops On Abortion Twice In One Week

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has always been against a woman’s right to choose. As Texas governor, he has supported bills to restrict access to abortion and made public statements…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2011 - 11:20 am

Egyptian Court Stops “Virginity Tests” On Female Protesters In Prison

Sexual assault and the threat of sexual assault are used as a way to control women. Nowhere is that more present, lately, than in Egypt where female protesters have been…

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2011 - 1:20 pm

The Soapbox: On Rape, Alcohol, Victim-Blaming & Feminist In-Fighting

If you write for a living — especially opinion writing, and especially as a feminist — you set yourself up for criticism. You really have no control over how others…

Jessica Wakeman | December 21, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Was Date Raped When I Was Drunk

I was a virgin until a month before my 21st birthday. I was on my second date with a guy named Craig, a 20-something blond surfer type who got my…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 20, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: UVM Frat Closed Indefinitely, Plus Controversy At The Good Men Project

The national body of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has decided to close their UVM chapter indefinitely following that “Who would you rape?” survey scandal. [Burlington Free Press]
Has…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 19, 2011 - 5:20 pm

What Does CDC’s New Data About Sexual Assault Reveal?

The Centers For Disease Control released its National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey yesterday and the findings throw a fork in many common perceptions surrounding sexual assault and its…

Stefanie Blejec | December 15, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: UVM Frat Asks Whom Brothers Would Like To Rape

The fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon at University of Vermont (UVM) has been busted for sending out a questionnaire amongst brothers which included the question, “If I could rape…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Date Rape PSA By PA’s Liquor Control Board Accused Of Victim-Blaming

Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board is under fire for a new PSA campaign called Control Tonight, which critics say puts the onus on women for “not getting raped” while drunk and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 8, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Chicago-Area Campus Sex Assaults Rarely Prosecuted

Campus sexual assaults are rarely prosecuted as felonies at Chicago schools, according to a depressing piece in the Chicago Tribune. Many sexual assaults that police agree are rapes are…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2011 - 5:20 pm
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