Posts tagged "rape"

Marital Rape Often Not Treated Like “Normal” Rape

“Marital privilege” sounds more pleasant than what it actually refers to: exemptions written into state laws that treat marital rape differently than the rape of someone other than the perpetrator’s spouse. And while RAINN notes that marital rape has technically been illegal in all 50 states and DC since 1993, these marital privilege clauses still…

Newser / June 11, 2015

Emma Sulkowicz’s “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol”: An Explainer

Here’s everything you need to know to understand Sulkowicz’s new artwork.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 5, 2015

“Mattress Girl” Matters, Whether Meghan Daum Has Had “Enough” Or Not

“Time for young feminists to …”
So starts the headline on Meghan Daum’s latest Los Angeles Times column, a sure sign that the nosy-neighbor finger-wagging was just getting started and that I should spare myself the annoyance. The older generation, sitting high upon their privilege perch, dispensing unsolicited and condescending “advice” to the younger generation o…

Katrin Higher / May 27, 2015

Woman Slain By Ex-Boyfriend Who Held Her Captive In A Box & Had A Prior History Of Torturing Women

In what is a horrifying example of the system absolutely failing victims of domestic violence, a Clinton, Missouri, woman was found dead just three weeks after she escaped from captivity, and authorities believe the ex-boyfriend who held her is responsible. Sandra Kay Sutton, 46, and her 17-year-old son were found dead early yesterday of what appeared to be…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 22, 2015

“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”: “Game Of Thrones” And Rape On TV

How should TV shows handle rape? (Warning: Major spoilers ahead.)…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 18, 2015

My Clit Has Anxiety

This is my secret thing. And I don’t all the way want forever to know about it because forever is what reads the internet. But who knows – maybe it’ll connect with a human and maybe that’s reason enough.

Julia Weiss / May 6, 2015

Man Who Killed And Ate His Girlfriend Insists He Was “Too Handsome” To Have Raped Her

Joseph Oberhansley admits to killing his ex and eating her heart and brains, but insists he didn’t rape her.

Robyn Pennacchia / May 6, 2015

Actress Who Appeared on ‘The Cosby Show’ Is Latest Accuser Of Sexual Assault Against Bill Cosby

Another woman has come forward to reveal that comedian Bill Cosby drugged and raped her while on the set of The Cosby Show. This time it is Lili Bernard, an actress and writer who played Mrs. Minnifield during the last season of the show. Bernard joins the by now countless women who have come forward

Katrin Higher / May 2, 2015

Bud Light Must Have Been Drunk When They Came Up With Their New Tagline

Bud Light has some super cool new taglines, and by super cool I mean wildly ill-advised and rapey!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2015

Iowa Republican Blocks Bill Terminating Parental Rights Of Convicted Rapists

State Rep. Chip Baltimore insists it’s just a “feel good” bill. …

Robyn Pennacchia / April 20, 2015

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Helped Me Recover From My Rape (And Probably Saved My Life)

I began the cult following of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” — and it saved my life.

Dori Hartley / April 18, 2015

Kill It With Fire: This Coachella Attendee’s “Eat Sleep Rape Repeat” Shirt

Okay, I’m not literally suggesting we burn this godawful douchebag alive, but I am encouraging you to memorize his face, shame the shit out of him should you ever encounter him in the flesh and warn every woman in his radius that he proudly condones rape. As for his shirt…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2015

China’s 5 Arrested Feminist Activists Have Been Released From Custody

The five Chinese feminist activists who were arrested in the days leading up to International Women’s Day for handing out brochures about sexual harassment have been freed from custody.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 13, 2015

Just Look At This Asshole: Ex-Ferguson Court Clerk Says Being Fired For Racist Emails Like “Being Raped”

Pro-tip: if you ever feel inclined to compare something, anything, to being raped — DON’T.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 9, 2015

The Soapbox: How We Talk About Consent Absolutely Matters

How we talk about consent absolutely matters. How we talk about it in private conversations, in academia, in public discourse — all matters.
So for ELLE to publish an essay attacking “Yes Means Yes” policies — and during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, no less — is unconscionable even if it is penned by a survivor. The…

Katie Klabusich / April 8, 2015

How The Anti-Rape Movement Can Learn From The Rolling Stone/UVA Debacle

While misogynists will use this as “evidence” that women lie about rape, I wholeheartedly agree with Amanda Hess at Slate when she writes that the Rolling Stone/UVA disaster “cannot possibly undermine a social justice movement because any understanding of justice must accommodate the truth.”

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

Columbia Journalism Review Investigation Calls Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story “A Failure That Was Avoidable”

The Columbia Journalism Review has completed their investigation into Rolling Stone’s reporting and editorial practices in their story about a gang rape that allegedly occurred at the University of Virginia, and has concluded that the story — which Rolling Stone has officially retracted — is one of “journalistic failure that was avoidable.” These failures, according…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

Rape Suspect Shows Up In Court With Burns After Victim Dies In House Fire

Robert Seman Jr. of Green Township, Ohio, showed up in Court on Monday after having been accused of sexually assaulting Corrine Gump, the ten year-old daughter of his girlfriend over a period of several years. The girl was not present, and neither were the grandparents she was staying with. Why? Because they died in a…

Robyn Pennacchia / April 3, 2015

Rolling Stone Will Review Its UVA Rape Story In The April Issue

Rolling Stone will be publishing its review of its UVA campus rape article, “A Rape On Campus,” in its April issue. [Flavorwire]
And Charlottesville police say that there’s “no evidence” for the claims in the Rolling Stone story, but “Jackie” will not face charges for her involvement. [Gawker]
The entire rugby team at the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 23, 2015

The Soapbox: There Is No Justification For An Adult Raping A Minor

When I read an article (via Facebook) about a 23-year-old man being charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl, after being caught by the child’s mother engaging in sexual acts in the back of his car, I knew it would be a mistake to scroll down to the comments section. I anticipated commenter…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 23, 2015
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