Posts tagged "rape"

Today In Terribleness: Sexual Assault, Crying Rape, And That Austrian Psycho

A University of Connecticut student recounts being sexually assaulted on campus, fighting back against her attacker, and then being assaulted AGAIN by onlookers. [DailyCampus.com]
A woman who was having an affair, cried “rape” when she was caught by her husband because she says she feared for her life — her husband shot her lover and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2008

Today In Terribleness: Polygamists, Evil Dads, And Girl Hating Gamers

More than half of the teen girls taken from the polygamist compound in Texas earlier this month have children or are pregnant. A total of 463 children were taken into custody by Child Protective Services. [CNN]
An Austrian man kept his daughter prisoner for 24 years, raped her, and fathered all six of her children.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2008

Supergirl Gets Divorce

Kids grow up so fast these days. By 3rd grade, I had definitely played pretend bride, but a girl in Yemen was forced to do it for reals. At the bold age of eight, her parents married her off to a man over four times her age. It’s all fun and games until someone get…

Simcha / April 28, 2008

Soap Operas Turn Rapists Into Heartthrobs

I’ve watched soap operas since I was a wee one — my first memory, practically, is of Luke & Laura’s wedding on General Hospital, which incidentally took place on November 16, 1981, my 2nd birthday. Over the course of my 28 years on earth, I have watched for long , devoted periods of time, All

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2008

Polygamist Compound Raided

While it may take until 2009 for HBO’s hot hit Big Love to start its third season, there’s some real life polygamy drama going down in Texas and Warren Jeffs is a real-life Roman Grant. After an unidentified 16-year-old girl called 911 to report sexual and physical abuse, Police raided the Fundamentalist Church of Jesu…

Simcha / April 7, 2008

“I Was Raped” Shirt Sparks Controversy & Discussion

So, what do you think of this t-shirt? Kind of hard to read right? Made by writer, journalist, and feminist activist Jennifer Baumgardner (author of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism And The Future), the shirt reads, in small print, “I Was Raped” on a small placecard inside an image of a safe. A follow-up to a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 4, 2008

Brave Female Cops Got Your Back

Female police officers working for the transit authority in Boston are going undercover to catch crooks red-handed… while the perps are grabbing them. These brave ladies in blue are allowing themselves to get sexually harassed at work to help nab gropers and rapists on public transportation. Go get ‘em girls! Over the past two years,…

Simcha / March 24, 2008

Dear Abby Diddles In Disturbing Territory

We take Dear Abby’s advice with a grain of salt, but this doozie takes the cake. “Enraged In Rochester” writes that during a visit to his family’s home, he and his wife slept in separate bedrooms. “The next day, while we were driving home, Marybeth told me she was glad I had come to her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2008

Is Rape Ever Funny?

Touchy subject, I know. Once a week I write a round-up for Jezebel, Gawker Media’s women’s site, about the misogyny that runs rampant on all of the web’s gossip blogs. A frequently targeted topic is the issue of rape. Some of the blogs I read regularly (mostly for Missdemeanors) make tongue-in-cheek, but still extremely offensive…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2007
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