Posts tagged "rape"

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2010 - 5:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2010 - 2:20 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2010 - 6:15 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2010 - 1:10 pm

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…

Ann Mayfield | October 11, 2010 - 2:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2010 - 1:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 1, 2010 - 8:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 28, 2010 - 12:20 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ | September 15, 2010 - 8:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 6, 2010 - 11:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2010 - 8:30 pm

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…

Kelli Bender | July 27, 2010 - 7:15 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 22, 2010 - 11:50 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 12, 2010 - 2:50 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 6, 2010 - 5:30 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | July 6, 2010 - 12:00 pm

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.

Ami Angelowicz | July 2, 2010 - 5:15 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2010 - 8:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 22, 2010 - 7:10 pm
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