Posts tagged "rape"

Why Are Politicians Attempting To Redefine Rape?

The “No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act” redefines “real” rape as only that which is “forcible” and has been co-sponsored by 173 mostly Republican legislators and was called a “top…

Jessica Wakeman | January 31, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Shocking! Rush Limbaugh Insensitive Towards Rape Victims

“[After Saturday’s shooting in Arizona, when Sarah Palin and other conservatives were criticized for using at-times violent political rehtoric, a Time magazine reporter] said, well they should have just turned…

Jessica Wakeman | January 12, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Why Weather Woman Heidi Jones Lied About Sexual Assault

Why did “Good Morning America” weather woman Heidi Jones lie about an attempted sexual assault in Central Park? Because she wanted the attention.

Jones had claimed she’d been…

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Today’s Lady News: Naomi Wolf Says Sex-Crime Accusers Deserve To Be Named

Naomi Wolf (author of, among other things, The Beauty Myth) has really taken her Julian Assange defense to a whole new level. In an op-ed for the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 5, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Kanye’s Leaked “Monster” Video: Sexy Dead Girls, Decapitated Heads, And Other Violence Against Women

Kanye West’s unfinished video for “Monster” has leaked online and it’s a disgusting display of gratuitously sexy dead women. In the opening shot, dead women in lingerie hang…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2010 - 2:20 pm

What To Do If You’ve Been Sexually Assaulted

We’ve written a lot about sexual assault on The Frisky this week, from the death threats faced by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s alleged victims and the weatherwoman who filed a

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Girl Talk: Who Will Rape Me?

What makes me most angry about the reprehensible, privilege-denying behavior of Michael Moore, Keith Olbermann and their allies in the whole Julian Assange-can’t-be-a-rapist-because-he’s-a-freedom-fighter ordeal, addressed beautifully by Sady Doyle and…

Andrea Grimes | December 22, 2010 - 2:59 pm

Etsy’s “Congratulations, You Got Bad Touched” Rape Greeting Card

This greeting card belongs on Regretsy, not Etsy: it says “Congratulations, you got bad touched!” and is advertised by the Etsy seller “youstupidbitch” as “Get creeped on, get raped? Know…

Jessica Wakeman | December 21, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Making Sense Of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, Rape, Michael Moore, Naomi Wolf, And Keith Olbermann

If you signed onto a feminist or women-focused blog anytime in the past week, you might have asked yourself, “What the hell is going on?” Everyone is at least vaguely…

Jessica Wakeman | December 21, 2010 - 7:00 pm

NYC Weatherwoman Admits Lying About Attempted Sexual Assault

A New York City weatherwoman who has appeared on “Good Morning America” has confessed to lying to police about an attempted sexual assault. This November, Heidi Jones, 37, of WABC-TV…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Khloe Kardashian Compares TSA Procedures To Rape

Over the weekend, I flew from NYC to San Diego for my grandma’s funeral. On the way there, my brother and I both had to be sent through the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 7, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Angelina Jolie Fires Back At Bosnian Love Story Hater

Angelina Jolie has not had an easy time filming a love story set during the Bosnian war. After rumors circulated that the film told the story of a Serbian rapist…

Jessica Wakeman | December 4, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Khloe Kardashian Talks About Statutory Rape

I think it’s really brave of Khloe Kardashian to talk about losing her virginity at age 14 on “The Joy Behar Show.” She says she was pressured by…

Ami Angelowicz | November 30, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Today’s Lady News: Bosnian Rape Victims To Complain To UN About Angelina Jolie’s New Movie

Women who were raped during the Bosnian war have warned they will complain to the United Nation’s refugee agency about the love story Angelina Jolie is currently filming about…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Female Balkan War Victims Pen Open Letter To Angelina Jolie

Female victims of the Balkan war have penned an angry open letter to Angelina Jolie regarding her movie “Untitled Bosnian Love Story,” in the English language newspaper The Balkan Chronicle.

Jessica Wakeman | November 16, 2010 - 4:50 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2010 - 5:19 pm

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! […]…

Julie Gerstein | November 9, 2010 - 5:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 29, 2010 - 8:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2010 - 5:15 pm
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