Posts tagged "rape"

Is Rape Still A Crime If The Rapist Was Sleepwalking?

OK, this story is literally a nightmare. Nick Walker, a 21-year-old student at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, went out drinking with some friends, including a 21-year-old girl who was visiting for the weekend. As the night wound down, they all passed out at the friend’s apartment where she was staying. Thi…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 21, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Roman Polanski Isn’t So Into This “Jail” Thing

Filmmaker Roman Polanski has been denied a request to be released from jail after Swiss officials busted him in Zurich over a week ago for a 1977 incident in which he gave a 13-year-old girl drugs and alcohol and then raped her. Polanski served 42 days in jail for the rape, but had been living…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 7, 2009

Cell Phone Photos Of Guinea Soldiers Raping Women Go Viral

Depressing story alert! An ultra disturbing article in today’s New York Times looks at how military officers in Conakry, Guinea attacked unarmed demonstrators last week. Their main order of business seemed to be sexually assaulting the group’s women. Sadly, experts say this is business as usual in Africa. But what is new is that i…

By: Jessica Goldberg / October 6, 2009

Chris Rock On Polanski: “It’s Rape!”

I’ve been getting increasingly pissy about the lack of celebrities speaking out against Roman Polanski compared to those — like Whoopi Goldberg — who’ve been making lame excuses for him raping a 13-year-old girl and evading jail time. But not Chris Rock! The comic was on “Jay Leno” last night, promoting his new movie,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 2, 2009

What The Hell Is “Rape-Rape”?

We’ve already posted about Roman Polanski being arrested this weekend for that decades-old “sex with a minor” conviction, but after watching the ladies of “The View” argue over the issue this morning, I felt compelled to write more. For starters, in the clip above, Whoopi Goldberg, who I never expected to be a rape…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2009

Should Roman Polanski Have Been Arrested For A Crime That Happened 32 Years Ago?

In 1977, director Roman Polanski was at Jack Nicholson’s house in Hollywood during a photo shoot. He met a young model named Samantha Geimer, who was only 13 at the time, gave her champagne and half a Quaalude and then allegedly raped her. Polanski was arrested and plead guilty to having sex with a minor,…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 28, 2009

What’s Fair Punishment For Lying About Rape?

The Hofstra University freshman who lied about a gang rape and sent four innocent young men to jail won’t spend any time behind bars herself. Last week, a prosecutor opted not to file criminal charges against Danmel Ndonye, 18, in exchange for her undergoing one year of mental health treatment and performing 250 hours of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Mackenzie Phillips Spurs 26% Increase In Rape Reports

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network hotline has reported a 26 percent increase in phone calls since Mackenzie Phillips told Oprah that she had an incestuous relationship with her father, John Phillips. RAINN also said website traffic has increased 83 percent since Phillips’ appeared on “Oprah” earlier in the week to promote her book…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2009

Girl Talk: When (Rape) Fantasy Becomes Reality

Two weeks ago, my gentle and loving boyfriend of three months held me down and forced me to have sex with him against my will, and then told me I had asked for it. And technically, he was right.

Jacob and I had only been dating about a month and a half whe…

By: Anouk Collins / September 23, 2009

Mackenzie Phillips Confesses To Sex With Her Dad

Mackenzie Phillips, best known for her role on the ’70s and ’80s sitcom “One Day at a Time,” and for being the daughter of musician John Phillips from the legendary ’60s band the Mamas and the Papas, will appear on “Oprah” today to discuss all kinds of family secrets shared in her new tell-all, High

By: Wendy Atterberry / September 23, 2009

When Sex Is A Weapon: Surviving Date Rape

I just found out that my rapist is dead. Not only is he dead, but he ended up killing a lot of women. I always wondered if he would rape again, but I never thought he would graduate to murder.

By: YourTango.com / September 19, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Girl Who Lied About Gang Rape Apparently Didn’t Want To Look Like A Slut

Danmell Ndonye, 18, the Hofstra student who falsely accused five guys of tying her up and gang-raping her, apparently made up the lie when confronted by her boyfriend about where she’d been. Later, Ndonye admitted the sex was consensual after police told her a cell phone video had taped the whole incident. In the vid…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 18, 2009

11 Rape Prevention Tips For Rapists

Most of us who’ve lived in a college dormitory before have had that sexual assault prevention lecture from campus security that’s basically, like, “Women! Cross your legs!” I guess society thinks it’s easier to just make women protect themselves, rather than changing men’s behavior, hence, advice like “cover your drinks so you don’t get roofied”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 18, 2009

Hofstra Student Says Oops! She Wasn’t Gang-Raped After All

Earlier this week we were upset to hear an 18-year-old woman at Hofstra University on Long Island had allegedly been gang-raped by five men in a dorm bathroom. Each day, we read increasingly troubling newspaper reports describing how the student had gone back to a dorm room with one of the alleged rapists who took…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2009

Don’t Be This Guy: The Creepy “Georgetown Cuddler”

Ew, this is every woman’s worst nightmare happening in real life: a creepy man dubbed “The Georgetown Cuddler” is going around D.C. college campuses, breaking into dorm rooms, and climbing on top of sleeping women. Last week, a female Georgetown student woke up at 4 a.m. to find a stranger in her home touching her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 2, 2009

Child Abuse Charges For Phoenix Family Who Abandoned Their 8-Year-Old Girl After Rape

Finally, some good news to come out of this sad story: Phoenix police will pursue felony child abuse charges for the parents, Liberian refugees, who abandoned their eight-year-old daughter in July — after she was allegedly gang-raped by four boys — because they were ashamed.

The boys, ages 10 to 14, who are…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 28, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Attorneys Want Woman To Reenact Alleged Rape In The Courtroom

Attorneys for a man accused of raping an Ohio woman have asked the victim to reenact the alleged rape on the bed she was allegedly raped on. In the courtroom. In front of the jury. The attorneys say they believe semen stains on the bed would not match up with the physical positions the victim…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 25, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Magician David Copperfield Accused Of Rape

A 22-year-old woman claims that magician David Copperfield raped her, sexually assaulted her repeatedly, and threatened her on his private island in Musha Cay, Bahamas in 2007. The alleged victim said one of his assistants brought her backstage at a magic show and she was then invited to Copperfield’s private island for work that might…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2009

Do We Live In A Rape Culture?

Normally, I’m not big on low-budget documentaries. But this new video called “Our Hidden Culture” really got me thinking. It argues that we in the United States live in a “rape culture”—where unwanted sexual attention is constantly lavished on women (hello, cat callers), where sexual violence is constantly portrayed in music and o…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 19, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Marriott Admits Blaming A Victim For Her Own Rape At Their Hotel Was Wrong

The Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, CT, changed its legal claim that a 40-year-old mom of two who was raped at gunpoint in their parking garage was not to blame for her own rape. In a lawsuit against the hotel, the victim had claimed that the hotel did not adequately protect her from her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2009
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