Posts tagged "rape"

The United States Gets A “D” Grade For Women’s Reproductive Rights, According to NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America has graded the United States with a “D” for women’s reproductive rights. [NARAL]
Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: “The passionate intensity of the terrorists bears witness to a lack of true conviction.” [New Statesman]
The Academy Awards (predictably) ignored black actors and directors. [The Grio]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 15, 2015

The U.S. Supports Charlie Hebdo’s Controversial Covers, Citing Free Speech

The U.S. State Department has voiced public support for Charlie Hebdo’s past and future satirical magazine covers, citing the importance of free speech. [RawStory]
French comedian Dieudonné has been arrested for Facebook comments that were perceived to support Charlie Hebdo gunman Amedy Coulibaly, in what some critics see as a censorial move that…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 14, 2015

UVA Fraternity Has Been Reinstated After Police Found A Lack Of Evidence Supporting Gang Rape Allegations

The UVA fraternity at the center of Rolling Stone’s gang rape article was reinstated after police found no substantive evidence that a gang rape occurred. [NBC]
New York City’s police investigator general has found that New York police officers are too quick to resort to chokeholds, which were banned in 1993. [New York

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 12, 2015

Bill Cosby Joked About Assault Allegations At Canada Show

Serial rapist Bill Cosby (alleged smalleged) actually had the gall to make a rape joke during a comedy show last night. When a woman got up from her seat during the show, Cosby asked her where she was going and she said she was headed to the bar and offered to grab him a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 9, 2015

Phylicia Rashad: “This Is Not About The Women,” It’s About Bill Cosby’s Legacy

When Showbiz 411 reported that Phylicia Rashad, speaking of the accusations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby, had the gall to say “forget these women” and to insinuate that the allegations were the result of some kind of grand conspiracy against her TV husband, the sound of a thousand “Bye Phylicias” peeled out across the…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 8, 2015

Tusmørke’s Oculus Rift Game Autumn Seeks To Help Rape Survivors

A forthcoming Oculus Rift video game is hoping to help rape survivors. [The Atlantic]
An anti-gay group put out a pamphlet about how kids shouldn’t have to hear “the sounds of sodomy,” and of course the Internet ran with it. [RawStory]
Why has there only ever been one Jewish Miss America? [The

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 7, 2015

Detroit Is Finally Doing Something About Its 11,000 Untested Rape Kits

In the years leading up to Detroit’s 2013 bankruptcy filing, as local leaders scrambled to keep a city afloat that couldn’t even afford street lights, thousands of rape kits somehow went untested, preventing countless rapists from being prosecuted. In 2009, 11,000 untested kits were found in a Detroit police storage unit. Two thousand of the kit…

By: Claire Hannum / January 7, 2015

Bye Phylicia: Actress Defends Bill Cosby Against Rape Claims, Says People Should “Forget These Women”

Clare Huxtable, no. Bill Cosby’s long-time TV wife Phylicia Rashad has finally spoken out about the insanely lengthy sexual assault allegations against the entertainer, and it isn’t pretty. Speaking with Showbiz 411, Rashad scoffed at the allegations — from over 20 women — and called them “orchestrated” and the “destruction of a legacy,” seemingly because…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 7, 2015

Two More Women Are Suing Bill Cosby For Defamation

Two women have joined alleged rape victim Tamara Green in her defamation suit against Bill Cosby and his lawyer. [Death and Taxes]
What lies do you believe about your vagina? [Daily Dot]
More vagina news: Read about how to embrace your vagina as you age. [VICE]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 6, 2015

Princeton Mom Thinks Child Molestation Is Just Bad Manners

Susan Patton, AKA “Princeton Mom” has a pretty sweet gig. She flits around TV saying incredibly horrible things for a living. Today, the horrible thing she said had to do with rape and child molestation, as for some reason Fox News has been really into soliciting her opinions on these matters. I guess because she…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 6, 2015

Hey Gawker, Here’s Why Outting Lena Dunham’s Rapist Is Bullshit

Yesterday, Gawker’s J.K. Trotter wrote a piece naming the man who allegedly raped Lena Dunham in college. Dunham wrote about the rape in her book, Not That Kind Of Girl, but took a number of steps to conceal his identity. Unfortunately, the manner in which she cloaked his identity was seized upon by some of

By: Beejoli Shah / December 31, 2014

2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate]
Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot]
An Uber driver has been accused of…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 18, 2014

Two Charged In #JadaPose “Viral” Gang Rape Of 16-Year-Old Girl

Two teenage boys have been charged in Houston, Texas for the gang rape of a 16-year old girl this past June. According to the victim, Jada, she drank some punch offered to her by a boy at a party she was attending, which turned out to be spiked. She says she then passed out, and…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / December 18, 2014

A San Diego Fraternity Is Being Shuttered For Harassing Anti-Rape Protesters

The Gamma Alpha fraternity at San Diego State is being permanently closed by its head office for harassing Take Back The Night anti-rape protesters by throwing eggs and waving dildos at them. [RawStory]
The family of John Crawford III, a man who was shot and killed by police in a Wal-Mart for holding…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 17, 2014

To Camille And Evin Cosby: I Know From Experience That A Good Husband And Father Can Also Be A Rapist

Camille and Evin Cosby want you to know that Bill Cosby is a good husband and father, every bit the man you saw on TV.

Lachele Covington, Andrea Constand, Shawn Brown, Tamara Green, Beth Ferrier, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, Linda Joy Traitz, Janice Dickinson, Therese Serignese, Carla Ferrigno, Louisa Moritz, Renita Chaney Hill,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 17, 2014

Carry That Weight Activists Leave Columbia A Mattress-Sized Check For The Fine Leveled On Their Protest

In October, Carry That Weight activists — who are helping Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz carry a mattress similar to the one on which she was raped in order to bring attention to the university’s negligence of rape victims — staged a protest in which they left 28 mattresses at the doorstep of university President…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 16, 2014

Bill Cosby’s Daughter Evin Thinks Rape Accusers Should Go Prison

“Rape is a serious allegation and it is suppose to be taken VERY seriously but so is Falsely accusing someone. When someone rapes a person they go to prison. THAT should also happen to the person that has wrongfully accused an innocent victim. They are not ONLY destroying innocent people’s life they are ALSO making…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 16, 2014

The Soapbox: Let’s Get Real When Discussing Complicated Sexual Experiences

There’s been a lot of talk lately in the media about sexual violence. Late last month, former CBC Broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi was fired amid allegations of sexual assault. A few weeks ago, Shia LaBeouf came forward with claims that he was raped during an art exhibition. And by now everyone’s heard of the sex abuse…

By: Melissa Petro / December 16, 2014

Camille Cosby Compares The Over Two Dozen Sexual Assault Allegations Against Her Husband To The UVA Case AND I JUST CAN’T EVEN

You know, up until this point, I have maintained a modicum of sympathy for Camille Cosby. Maybe she’s really had no fucking clue that her husband is a serial rapist who drugs women. (Alleged-fucking-ly. EYE ROLL.) Maybe he is JUST THAT GOOD of an actor. And maybe it’s possible that we just don’t know what…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 16, 2014

A Woman Misidentified As UVA’s Jackie Is Taking Legal Action Against Chuck Johnson

A woman identified by (Living Piece Of Poop) Chuck Johnson as UVA’s Jackie isn’t Jackie, and is pressing charges. (Jezebel)
Bill Cosby Defender Whoopi Goldberg interviewed Bill Cosby Victim Beverly Johnson, and it was as ridiculous as you’d imagine on Whoopi’s part. (Death and Taxes)
Another horrifying story about a lack of…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 15, 2014
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