rape

Date Rape PSA By PA’s Liquor Control Board Accused Of Victim-Blaming

Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board is under fire for a new PSA campaign called Control Tonight, which critics say puts the onus on women for “not getting raped” while drunk and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 8, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Chicago-Area Campus Sex Assaults Rarely Prosecuted

Campus sexual assaults are rarely prosecuted as felonies at Chicago schools, according to a depressing piece in the Chicago Tribune. Many sexual assaults that police agree are rapes are…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Morning Quickies: Vinny From “Jersey Shore” Raps About Rape

Vinny Guadagnino from “Jersey Shore” debuted a rap song on YouTube yesterday called “Rack City Mix” with the lyrics “Actin’ like I’m raping it / F**k her till she…

Jessica Wakeman | December 1, 2011 - 10:20 am

DSK’s Wife Considering Divorce After Rape Accusations, Prostitution Scandal

Finally! At long last, Dominique Strauss Kahn’s wife has finally gotten a clue (or an STD). Anne Sinclair stood by the former International Monetary Fund chief when he was accused

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Swedish Principal Tells Teen Rape Victim That “Guys Do This Kind Of Thing”

You’re on notice, Sweden. You are supposed to be the land of gender equality, meatballs and easy-to-assemble LACK coffee tables. So what is this about a school principal telling a…

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: 10-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth In Mexico

A 10-year-old gave birth to a baby in Mexico. The legal age of consent in Mexico is age 12 and abortions are denied to pregnancies further along than three…

Stefanie Blejec | November 10, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Facebook Pulls Some (But Not All) Rape Jokes

On November 2, feminist activists organized together to protest Facebook’s refusal to remove pages that contained jokes about rape and violence against women from their site. Facebook’s Terms of Service…

Jessica Wakeman | November 10, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: It’s Not Rape If She’s Wearing “A Nightie,” Says Politician

A woman can’t be raped if she’s wearing “a nightie,” silly, because that just means she’s asking for it. So said Dick Black, a Virginia delegate candidate in Tuesday’s…

Jessica Wakeman | November 4, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Woman Forced To Pay Rapist Ex Spousal Support

A California woman has been forced to pay her rapist — who happens to be her ex — a monthly living stipend. Say what?

Such is the ruling of…

Stefanie Blejec | November 3, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Sexual Abuse Arrest At Occupy Wall Street

A 26-year-old named Tonye Iketubosin has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of an 18-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl. The 18-year-old reported said Iketubosin raped her inside a tent…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Protest Today Against Facebook’s Rape Jokes

There’s a lot of dodginess on Facebook (status “updates” from your sister’s fetus, hello) but there’s one thing we cannot tacitly approve by ignoring — rape jokes such as:

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2011 - 1:20 pm

“The Real World”‘s Tonya Cooley Claims She Was Raped With A Toothbrush By Castmembers

Tonya Cooley, who appeared on MTV’s “The Real World: Chicago,” is suing two of her male cast members on “The Real World/Road Rules Challenge” for allegedly raping her with a…

Jessica Wakeman | October 28, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Dallas Rapist Targeting Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Girls

A serial rapist in Dallas is apparently targeting alumnae of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, a Dallas newspaper reports. Over the past eleven months, four black women in their 50s…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2011 - 2:40 pm

10 Top Tips To End Rape

It’s a sad statement on humanity that some folks need advice like:
If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2011 - 2:20 pm

3 Women Charged With Raping Men & Hoarding 33 Condoms Worth Of Semen

Any story of rape, whether it happens to a man, woman or child, is horrific and tragic. This particular story has the distinction of being horrific, tragic and weird: three…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2011 - 9:20 am

Today’s Lady News: Sexual Assault Case Vs. DSK In France Dropped

France dropped a sexual assault inquiry against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, over lack of evidence and statute of limitations. Tristane Banon, a writer, claimed…

Jessica Wakeman | October 13, 2011 - 5:20 pm

7 Celebs Who’ve Used The Word “Rape” Insensitively

I, predictably, love Johnny Depp. But I am not really feeling his casual way with words in the November issue of Vanity Fair. Apparently, in an interview with Nick Tosches,…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | October 5, 2011 - 10:00 am

NYC Cops Warn Against Shorts & Skirts To Avoid Serial Rapist

A gift from me to you, A Handy-Dandy Guide On Things Not To Do If You’re A Cop — Or Anyone — Talking To Women About Sexual Assault When A

Jessica Wakeman | September 30, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: FBI Definition Of “Rape” Criticized

The FBI’s working definition of “rape” was roundly criticized on Friday at a meeting of police chiefs, sex crime investigators, and victims’ advocates. The definition of rape…

Jessica Wakeman | September 29, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Jon Hamm Talks Rape Prevention, My Heart Swoons

“It is an important thing to instill in a younger generation about the impact of rape, the lasting impact of rape. Children from grade school to high school to college…

Jessica Wakeman | September 29, 2011 - 3:40 pm
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