Posts tagged "rape"

A Third Woman Accuses Roman Polanski Of Rape

Former model and Glamour editor Edith Vogelhut has recently come forward to say that she was also raped by Roman Polanski. Vogelhut claims that in 1974, when she was 21 years old, she met the director at an industry party. He took her back for drinks at Jack Nicholson's home, where Polanski pressured her…
By: Kelli Bender / July 27, 2010

Big Boobs Will Get You Raped, And Other Lessons From The Mel Gibson Playbook

We know Mel Gibson likes beavers. But the star has a terribly sexist attitude towards other ladyparts — breasts, to be exact. A week ago we were all shocked and appalled by an audiotape in which Mel allegedly screamed at his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, "You look like a f**king pig in heat…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 22, 2010

Filmmaker/Exile/Rapist Roman Polanski Is Now A Free Man

Roman Polanski will walk free: Switzerland has denied the United States' request to extradite the filmmaker on a 1977 rape charge. Back then, Polanski served 42 days of a 90 day sentence after he plead guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse for providing a Quaalude and champagne to a 13-year-old girl, who he…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2010

Al Gore Doesn’t Have To Fight To Get Laid, And Other Things You’ll Learn From Gore Defenders

Here are four prominent men who have been accused of sexual assault: former vice president Al Gore, filmmaker Roman Polanski, and football players Ben Roethlisberger and Lawrence Taylor. The accusations against each of them are so very different. But they share one commonality: each has received the benefit of the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 6, 2010

Dear Wendy Updates: Rape Survivor Responds

In a new feature called “Dear Wendy Updates,” people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from "Survivor in Indiana," who was wondering if/how/when she should tell her boyfriend of three months she'd been date…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 6, 2010

Can You Spot A Male Virgin By His Ears?

While women have historically been subjected to all sorts of poking and prodding to see if their innocence is still intact, there has been no such comparable test for men. Until now. A woman in Vietnam claims to have a simple way to determine if a man still has his V-card. Pham Thi Hong, a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 2, 2010

Today’s Lady News: NFL Star Lawrence Taylor Indicted In Teen Prostitute Sexual Assault

NFL star Lawrence Taylor has been indicted on charges of rape after allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old prostitute. The former Giants player was arrested on May 6 for allegedly having sex with a teen at a Holiday Inn in New York. If convicted, he faces four years in prison. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2010

Rapist Complains He Confessed Only After Lettuce-Diet “Torture”

Bruce Tuck, an alleged serial rapist, is whining that authorities tricked him into confessing. Evidently, they put the 275-pound dude on a lettuce-only diet and then tempted him with a bag of chips in exchange for information. Tuck also said that he might not be mentally competent (can't argue with that), claimed he was never…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2010

Today’s Lady News: South African Women Get 30,000 Free Condoms For World Cup

A South African doctor is giving away 30,000 free "Rape-aXe" condoms for women in South Africa before the start of the World Cup soccer games. The "Rape-aXe" condom has tiny hooks on it which attach to an attacker's penis and can only be removed by a doctor in a hospital, where he would…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2010

Quotable: Kristen Stewart Apologizes For Comparing Paparazzi Pics To Rape

"I really made an enormous mistake – clearly and obviously. And I'm really sorry about my choice of words. 'Violated' definitely would have been a better way of expressing the thought. People thinking that I'm insensitive about this subject rips my guts out. I made a big mistake." — Kristen Stewart pulls her foot out…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Arizona Gang Rape Teen Gets Probation

A 15-year-old boy who participated in the gang rape of an 8-year-old girl in Arizona has received probation from a judge. All of the children were immigrants from the war-torn country of Liberia. The boy, who held the girl down while she was assaulted by three boys, will remain in treatment for the next year…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2010

Apparently, U.K. Men Need A PSA To Be Reminded Not To Rape

Advertising blog Copyranter is unimpressed with this rape awareness ad, which one of their readers snapped a pic of in a bar bathroom. The ad pictures a woman wearing panties with a stop sign on them and the text reads, "Have sex with someone who hasn't said yes to it and the next…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2010

Woody Allen Speaks Up For Roman Polanski

Good news, Roman Polanski, a man who cheated on his partner with her adopted daughter is on your side! On Saturday, director Woody Allen told the media at the Cannes Film Festival that Polanski is "embarrassed," "has suffered" and "has paid his dues" for a 1977 incident where he provided drugs to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2010

Quickies: Barbed Tampon Prevents Rape & Lindsay Lohan Seeks A Miracle-Working Manager

A barbed tampon-like device is meant to prevent rape by causing "great discomfort" when an attacker tries to penetrate a victim. [TrèsSugar] This video slideshow pays homage to the love scenes of "Lost." [BuzzSugar] Wow, this woman really hates Carrie Bradshaw. [The Gloss]…
By: Annika Harris / May 12, 2010

Football Star Lawrence Taylor Accused In Rape Of 15-Year-Old Girl

Another day, another sports star accused of rape: Lawrence Taylor, a former football player for the New York Giants, was arrested today for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The girl, whose identity will likely be kept secret because of her young age, was allegedly prostituted out by a pimp at…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2010

Behold, The Ben “Rapelisberger” Tee Shirt

Brilliant: somebody's made "Rapelisberger" T-shirts — that would be Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers QB who has been accused of sexual assault twice in the past year — with his number "7" and the phrase "no means no" on the front. The NFL may have only suspended Roethlisberger from six games and ordered…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 4, 2010

You Can’t Get Raped In Skinny Jeans, Jury Says

An Australian jury acquitted 23-year-old Nicholas Gonzales of rape because it refused to believe the alleged victim's skinny jeans could have been removed without "collaboration." Gonzales and the alleged victim, a 24-year-old woman, met for drinks in April 2008 and then returned to his house to listen to music. Gonzales claims they had…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Oklahoma Pols Override Governor’s Vetoes On Scary Abortion Bills

The Oklahoma Legislature voted today to override two vetoes on bills restricting abortion, which Governor Brad Henry had vetoed last week. One bill requires a doctor to show a woman who wants an abortion an ultrasound and describe the development of the fetus, with no exception for rape and incest victims. The second bill…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2010

Today’s Lady News: 13-Year-Old “Bride” Dies After Arranged Marriage

OK, this is a sad one: a spokesperson for Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights says a 13-year-old girl in Yemen died of severe bleeding to her genitals four days after an arranged marriage. Question: why does the AP not use the words "sexual assault" once in this article? Recently a religious decree i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2010

The 5 Most Obnoxious Things People Usually Say While Discussing Date Rape

That's what happens when ... "That's what happens" is just another way to say "boys will be boys," meaning it is another way to level some of the blame on the victim instead of squarely on the perpetrator where it belongs. Saying "that's what happens" to the victim is dismissive and unust. Sexually assaulted by…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2010
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