rape

Apparently, U.K. Men Need A PSA To Be Reminded Not To Rape

Advertising blog Copyranter is unimpressed with this rape awareness ad, which one of their readers snapped a pic of in a bar bathroom. The ad pictures a woman wearing panties

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Woody Allen Speaks Up For Roman Polanski

Good news, Roman Polanski, a man who cheated on his partner with her adopted daughter is on your side! On Saturday, director Woody Allen told the media at the Cannes…

Jessica Wakeman | May 17, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Quickies: Barbed Tampon Prevents Rape & Lindsay Lohan Seeks A Miracle-Working Manager

A barbed tampon-like device is meant to prevent rape by causing “great discomfort” when an attacker tries to penetrate a victim. [TrèsSugar]
This video slideshow pays homage to the love…

Annika Harris | May 12, 2010 - 9:00 pm

Football Star Lawrence Taylor Accused In Rape Of 15-Year-Old Girl

Another day, another sports star accused of rape: Lawrence Taylor, a former football player for the New York Giants, was arrested today for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The…

Jessica Wakeman | May 6, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Behold, The Ben “Rapelisberger” Tee Shirt

Brilliant: somebody’s made “Rapelisberger” T-shirts — that would be Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers QB who has been accused of sexual assault twice in the past year — with his…

Jessica Wakeman | May 4, 2010 - 11:50 am

You Can’t Get Raped In Skinny Jeans, Jury Says

An Australian jury acquitted 23-year-old Nicholas Gonzales of rape because it refused to believe the alleged victim’s skinny jeans could have been removed without “collaboration.” Gonzales and the alleged victim,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Oklahoma Pols Override Governor’s Vetoes On Scary Abortion Bills

The Oklahoma Legislature voted today to override two vetoes on bills restricting abortion, which Governor Brad Henry had vetoed last week. One bill requires a doctor to show a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: 13-Year-Old “Bride” Dies After Arranged Marriage

OK, this is a sad one: a spokesperson for Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights says a 13-year-old girl in Yemen died of severe bleeding to her genitals four…

Jessica Wakeman | April 8, 2010 - 8:30 pm

The 5 Most Obnoxious Things People Usually Say While Discussing Date Rape

That’s what happens when …
“That’s what happens” is just another way to say “boys will be boys,” meaning it is another way to level some of the blame

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2010 - 7:43 pm

Frisky Q & A: Lauren Book-Lim, Executive Director Of Lauren’s Kids And Sexual Abuse Survivor

Lauren Book-Lim is a survivor.

From age 10 to 16, the young Florida girl was sexually abused by her family’s live-in nanny. After telling her parents about the abuse…

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2010 - 6:00 pm

9 Teens Charged After Classmate Commits Suicide

Nine Massachusetts teens were charged today with statutory rape, violation of civil rights, criminal harassment and disturbing a school assembly in conjunction with a bullying incident. Back in January, 15-year-old…

Ami Angelowicz | March 30, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Dear Wendy: “Should I Tell My New Boyfriend I Was Raped?”

I’ve been dating my boyfriend for three months and things are going great. I really enjoy his company, I respect him, and I feel safe around him. The problem is,…

Wendy Atterberry | March 29, 2010 - 4:00 pm

“My Spirit Has To Be In You,” Said Very Creative Fortune Teller/Alleged Rapist

I am not trying to make light of this news at all, but I see the word “fortune teller” in a headline and I have to write about it: Cesar…

Jessica Wakeman | March 26, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Today’s Lady News: Ohio Judge Wants Juvenile Rape Victims To Take Lie Detector Test

A juvenile court judge in Ohio has ordered four teenage victims of sexual assault to undergo polygraph (lie detector) tests. So far, none of the teens has followed Cuyahoga…

Jessica Wakeman | March 22, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Evil Guy Rapes 5 Of His Daughters, Impregnates 3 Of Them

This New Jersey man will certainly get the Worst Father of the Century award and, hopefully, will spend the rest of his life in jail. After having apocalyptic visions, he…

Nikki Dowling | March 11, 2010 - 9:15 pm

Ben Roethlisberger Accused Of Sexual Assault, Again

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault — again. According to the gossip blog TMZ.com, “Big Ben” and pals were out on the town drinking in…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Profile Of A Campus Date Rapist

Statistics have shown that most men who commit rape or date rape are known to the victim: friends, friends-with-benefits, boyfriends, husbands, even family members, etc. But even as someone who…

Jessica Wakeman | March 5, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Girl Talk: Finding Forgiveness For A Friend’s Assault

My best friend in the world was attacked. Her ex, upset and drunk one night, followed her home and up the stairs to her apartment door. Before she could close…

Erica Maxwell | February 19, 2010 - 3:30 pm

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
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