Posts tagged "rape"

Most People Think Rape Victims Are Partly To Blame, Says Survey

Here’s a statistic that shouldn’t sit right with anyone: Over 73 percent of people in a study by the Havens, a sexual assault referral center in the U.K., believe the…

Jessica Wakeman | February 18, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Quotable: Bikinis, The Cause Of All Social Ills!

“You can’t blame the locals; they have never seen such women. Foreign tourists must maintain a certain degree of modesty in their clothing. Walking on the beaches half-naked is bound…

Jessica Wakeman | February 2, 2010 - 9:15 pm

9-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth In China

In China, an unnamed 9-year-old schoolgirl became one of the youngest mothers in the world this week when she gave birth to a 6-pound baby boy by C-section. Even though…

Ami Angelowicz | February 2, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Two Very, Very Uncool Lies

Lying is bad enough in the first place. But if there are two things a person should never, ever lie about, they are AIDS and rape. So we are pretty…

Ami Angelowicz | January 19, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Male Columnist Calls For More Female Sex Scandals!

Perhaps inspired by the Daily Beast article on the very same subject, a male op-ed columnist for the Washington Post wondered why women don’t have sex scandals like men (um,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 16, 2009 - 9:45 pm

Doctors Without Borders Gives Voice To Congo War Survivors

Doctors without Borders, the organization that goes to war zones and the forgotten ends of the earth to treat anyone who needs care, is bringing good of a different…

Erica Maxwell | December 3, 2009 - 9:40 pm

Fun With Family: Roman Polanski Ruined My Thanksgiving

Well, sort of. The director was at the center of an argument between my brother and I that started almost as soon as we sat down for Thanksgiving dinner.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 30, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Fake “Rape” Was Apparently A Prank By Sacred Heart Lacrosse Players

A lawyer for one of the lacrosse players involved in an incident at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut on Sunday night said three male students didn’t actually rape an 18-year-old…

Jessica Wakeman | November 25, 2009 - 9:45 pm

Make Your Bed Date Rape-Friendly!

I thought the ickiest things being sold on Etsy were those custom-made vagina portrait necklaces, but I was wrong. Now date rapists can get down to business in comfort and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 24, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Polanski’s Lawyer Says He’s Been Punished Enough For Drugging, Raping Teen

Roman Polanski’s attorney said he has already been punished enough by serving 42 days in prison back in 1978. You know, after he gave drugs to and raped a 13-year-old

Jessica Wakeman | November 20, 2009 - 9:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: After Homecoming Dance Gang Rape, City Struggles With Blaming The Victim

The city of Richmond, California, is struggling to deal with the horrific gang rape of a 15-year-old girl, which allegedly had up to 20 witnesses, outside a homecoming dance. For…

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2009 - 9:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: 6 Bodies Found At Cleveland Rapist’s Home

Six women’s bodies were found at the home of Anthony Sowell, 50, of Cleveland, Ohio, when police arrested him on a rape and felony assault warrant last Thursday. Sowell already…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2009 - 9:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: 15-Year-Old Girl Gang Raped After Homecoming Dance

A 15-year-old girl was gang raped, beaten and robbed by as many as seven people after a homecoming dance at Richmond High School in Richmond, CA. Police say the girl…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2009 - 8:30 pm

Are Date-Rape Drugs An Urban Myth?

“Date-rape drugs are largely an urban myth used as an excuse by women who booze themselves into a stupor, it has been claimed.”That’s the first line from an article in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 27, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Evil Insurance Companies Are Dropping Coverage For Women Who’ve Been Raped

Last week, the Huffington Post made our blood boil when they reported on a horrifying trend—that insurance companies are denying benefits for women who’ve been raped, and even dropping…

Kate Torgovnick/ | October 27, 2009 - 2:10 pm

New York State Rape Kits Get DNA Upgrade

We’re definitely in the DNA age, people. You only need to tune into the paternity-testing “The Maury Show” or a crime show marathon to know that. So it’s about time…

Annika Harris | October 22, 2009 - 1:50 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | October 21, 2009 - 5:10 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 7, 2009 - 12:20 pm

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…

Jessica Goldberg | October 6, 2009 - 6:40 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 2, 2009 - 2:40 pm
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