Posts tagged "rape"

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

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.

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…

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”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2009

Lady News: Hotel Says Woman Was Negligent In Her Own Rape

After a 40-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at gunpoint in the hotel’s parking garage in front of her two kids, Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, CT, has responded to a lawsuit by the victim by saying she “failed to exercise due care for her own safety and the safety of her children and…

Jessica Wakeman / August 14, 2009

Congo’s Growing Problem: Men Raping Men

Congo has a new problem to add to the ever-growing list of atrocities racking the country. According to an article in The New York Times, it is now popular for men to rape other men in an effort to force Congolese communities into submission. Officials from Oxfam, Human Rights Watch, the United Nations, and several…

Annika Harris / August 5, 2009

Rape A Serious, Serious Problem In South Africa

In South Africa, lesbians have it tough. There’s a whole category of heinous crimes there known as “corrective rape,” where power trippin’ men who rape lesbians to turn them straight or just to punish them for their preferences. Corrective rapes happen all the time, yet only 31 cases have been reported since 1998. Why? Because…

Nikki Dowling / August 3, 2009

8-Year-Old Raped By Boys Who Aren’t Even 15 Yet

This is a sad story. If you are looking for something uplifting to start your weekend, stop reading right now.

Police in Phoenix, AZ, went out to investigate reports of hysterical screaming. They found four boys, all under age 15, and a partially clothed 8-year-old girl running from an empty shed. The boys, age…

Catherine Strawn / July 25, 2009

What Tori Amos Learned From Her Sexual Assault

One of the first things you learn about alt-girl favorite Tori Amos is that she was raped when she was younger. Anyone who listens to her chilling song, “Me And A Gun,” off her Little Earthquakes album knows that and Amos has been honest about her assault for years.

Recently, Amos bravely opened u…

Jessica Wakeman / July 13, 2009

Deadgirl, That Zombie Rape Flick You’ve Been Waiting For, Is Finally Here

Ah, horror films. If you found the corpse of a dead woman in a mental institution basement, you’d totes have sex with it, right? Then chop up the body parts…until she comes alive and eats you.

Such is the plot of “Deadgirl”, a new horror flick, whose movie poster even looks vaginal! Look…

Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2009

Oscar Winner May Be A Craigslist Rapist

Joseph Brooks, the guy who wrote “You Light Up My Life” and won an Oscar for it, is facing 82 counts of rape-related charges against 11 different women since 2005. He lured these young gals into his apartment by dangling the fame carrot in front of them—he’d have them sit on his “casting couch” and…

Nikki Dowling / June 24, 2009

What If Your Mother Married A Rapist?

Shudder. Double X has a creepy tale penned by Anna Balkrishna about how her mother married her prison pen pal. Oh, and why was he in jail in the first place? Rape, it turned out. After 22 years of marriage, Balkrishna’s parents divorced. Not long after, Balkrishna’s mother happened to get a random, out-of-state, collect…

Susannah Breslin / June 18, 2009
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