Posts tagged "rape"

Today In Terribleness: 14-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide When ID’d After Statutory Rape

A week ago today, 14-year-old Samantha Kelly of Huron Township, Michigan, came home from school and hung herself. Why would a young girl take her own life? Over the past few months, her classmates at Huron High School had been bullying Samantha when they learned her family was pushing a statutory rape charge against a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2010

Vincent Kartheiser Says Pete’s No Rapist

“It says in the scene, ‘she kisses him back.’ After she kisses me back, then we’re supposed to copulate. I don’t know why but she wouldn’t kiss me back! […] That actress just didn’t want to smooch me. She changed the whole course of Pete Campbell. And Matthew [Weiner] was all, ‘You didn’t rape her!

By: Julie Gerstein / November 9, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Jury Acquits Rapist Who Climbed In Window With A Knife

Good news, ladies! A man who broke through a woman’s kitchen window and raped her at knife point has been acquitted by a jury. Timothy West broke into a stranger’s house at 1:30 a.m. and raped her while her family slept elsewhere in the house. When he was finished, he asked for her number,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2010

Cheerleader Kicked Off Squad For Refusing To Cheer For Her Attacker

A Texas high school has taken “school spirit” to the extreme and kicked a cheerleader off the squad after she refused to cheer for a football player who sexually assaulted her. According to Ms. magazine, player Rakheem Jamal Bolton, 19, of Silsbee High School in Hardin County, TX, and two other males were accused of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2010

Australia Bans Lara Stone’s Calvin Klein Jeans Ads For Allegedly Promoting Rape

Australia‘s Advertising Standards Bureau has asked Calvin Klein to remove billboards from the autumn/winter 2010 Jeans X ad campaign after it received 50+ complaints that the images glamorize rape and violence. Three of the ads, which are to be taken down from billboards in Sydney and Melbourne, show model Lara Stone surrounded by shirtless me…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2010

Yale Frat Pledges March Through Campus Chanting “No Means Yes”

This NSFWish (use headphones) video shows Yale University fraternity pledges marching through campus shouting, “No means yes! Yes means anal! No means yes, yes means anal!” According to Tracy Clark-Flory at Salon.com, they also shouted, “My name is Jack, I’m a necrophiliac, I f**k dead women,” though that wasn’t captured on audio. The…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2010

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.

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…

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…

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
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