Posts tagged "rape"

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/Kate-Book.com | 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

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 28, 2009 - 5:15 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | September 28, 2009 - 1:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 28, 2009 - 1:15 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 25, 2009 - 8:00 pm

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…

Anouk Collins | September 23, 2009 - 1:00 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | September 23, 2009 - 11:20 am

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…

YourTango.com | September 19, 2009 - 7:00 pm
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