Posts tagged "rape"

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 14, 2009 - 5:45 pm

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…

Annika Harris | August 5, 2009 - 3:30 pm

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…

Nikki Dowling | August 3, 2009 - 2:40 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | July 25, 2009 - 11:30 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 13, 2009 - 2:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 3, 2009 - 12:30 pm

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.

Nikki Dowling | June 24, 2009 - 1:30 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | June 18, 2009 - 11:20 am

Rape Victim Turns Painful Past Into Promising Future For Young Women

An article on CNN yesterday turned me on to Zimababwe native Betty Makoni, CNN hero of the week. She is a teacher, a volunteer, and the executive director…

Carrie Wasterlain | June 6, 2009 - 11:00 am

Six Scary Facts About Frat Boys

OK, we know the following characterization is NOT 100 percent representative of all fraternities in this country.

But still, the stats about sexual assault and tales of misogynistic…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2009 - 2:45 pm

Man Uses Craigslist To Find A Guy To Rape His Wife

I am definitely a big fan of Craigslist—it’s helped me get rid of a bunch of old crap and even led me to the cute couch that’s now sitting in…

Daniela Guernica | June 4, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Hate F**king Does Not Equal Rape

On yesterday’s episode of “The View,” Elisabeth Hasselbeck responded to the article written by Guy Cimbalo that listed her as one of the conservative women he’d like…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 4, 2009 - 11:00 am

Rapex Anti-Rape Condoms Turn Your Vagina Into A Penis Fly Trap

We’re all for rape prevention, but when you can’t stop the crime, why not score immediate payback with the help of a little latex and some barbed plastic? That’s the…

Lily Q | May 21, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Has The Word “Rape” Been Stripped Of Its Power?

Confession. Sometimes when I go on a really successful shopping binge at, say, a store like Charlotte Russe, where I literally pilfer the racks of all their amazing awesomeness, I’ll…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 1, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Sarah Palin’s Pick For State Attorney General Allegedly Defends Marital Rape

Sarah Palin. Remember her? Despite Levi Johnston’s TV talk show circuit tour having ended, the Alaska governor is still under the microscope. Wayne Anthony Ross, Palin’s nominee for Alaska’s state…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 13, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Today In Terribleness: “Curing” Lesbians With Rape!

How’s this for an evil/nonsensical “trend” — in South Africa, the number of lesbian women who’ve reported being raped to “cure” them of their gayness is on the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 16, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Video Game Allows Players To Rape And Force Abortions

Sure, we’ve seen other video games, like Grand Theft Auto, where players can sexually assault the female characters, but as offensive as that is, at least it’s not the objective…

Persia Ali | February 24, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Is It Her Rape Fantasy Or His?

In an essay published on, Matt Morse writes about the time he roofied his wife to save their marriage. “Roofie” is the slang term for Rohypnol, commonly known as…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 30, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Tess Of The D’Urbervilles: Rape In The Olden Days

Last night, instead of watching “Desperate Housewives” and “Brothers & Sisters,” I opted for slightly more intellectual but no less drama-filled fare and watched Masterpiece Classic on PBS, hosted by…

Catherine Strawn | January 5, 2009 - 9:30 pm
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