Posts tagged "rape"

11 Women Hospitalized For Spiked Drinks At Washington College Party

Scary times: 11 women were hospitalized after being possibly drugged with "roofies," the date rape drug, at a Central Washington University college party on Saturday night in Washington state. Police said 50 people attended an off-campus party and many of them began falling over and passing out after just one or two drinks. "Their level…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2010

Angelina Jolie Banned From Filming Controversial War Love Story In Bosnia

Angelina Jolie has bigger PR problems than fighting off the Jennifer Aniston Fan Club: Her filming permit application has been rejected by the Bosnian government because it was not submitted with a script, as required by law. The film, a taboo love tale about a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman during the war that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2010

Girl Talk: I Googled My Crush And Found Out The Worst

It started out as a normal, 21st century love story: I met Paul*, I liked Paul, so I Googled Paul. We’d been hanging out for two months, and I knew he was fluent in French, played guitar, and liked India Pale Ale. Now I was ready for the good stuff, the stuff only the internet…

By: Ann Mayfield / October 11, 2010

Feminist Germaine Greer Suggests Women “Name And Shame” Rapists Online

Feminist Germaine Greer has an unorthodox suggestion for how to deal with men who rape: Women should put their names online in a rapists' registry. Speaking at a literary festival yesterday, Greer — who became famous 40 years ago when she published the seminal "second wave" feminist text The Female Eunuch — criticized the paltry number…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2010

Today’s Lady News: 78 Candidates Would Force A Woman To Have A Baby From Rape

There are at least 78 political candidates in this year's midterm elections who would force a woman to give birth to a rapist's baby. That's the extreme-of-the-extreme when it comes to opposing legal abortion. [Raw Story] The ex-wife of Bishop Eddie Long, the Georgia megachurch pastor who has been accused of forcing four young men

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 1, 2010

Chanel Model Heidi Mount’s Husband Accused Of Rape During London Fashion Week

Fashion Week drama! Shawn Mount, the husband of Chanel model Heidi Mount, was arrested last week after an alleged sexual assault on a 24-year-old at London Fashion Week. Police say Shawn Mount, a hairstylist who has worked for Vogue and Ralph Lauren, is accused of raping the woman in a five-star hotel in central Londo…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2010

David Schwimmer Directs A Movie About A Rape

When I heard that David Schwimmer had directed a movie premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, I assumed it would be a humorous documentary about paleontologists or a romantic comedy about a guy named Russ who's in love with a woman named Bachel. But I was surprised to see that Schwimmer's movie is neither of…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 15, 2010

Men Can Stop Rape

How refreshing -- an anti-rape ad campaign that puts the focus on the rapist not the victim. We also love the fact that this campaign isn't just targeted at straight couples. [Bitter Buffalo via Diana Vilibert's Twitter]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 6, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Do You Even Want To Know What Rape “Bait” Is?

Rape "bait": do I even want to know what that is? [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] The yearly cost of child care is more expensive than the cost of sending a child to a public college in 39 states and Washington, D.C., according to a study released yesterday by the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2010

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 to…

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 and if you…

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 then raped. Whe…

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 doubt — in some cases,…

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 raped i…

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. [USA Today] In other…

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 be identified…

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
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