Posts tagged "rape"

In Her Own Words: Sarah Palin On Abortion

Don’t forget, the Vice-Presidential debate is tonight! Get your popcorn ready! In the meantime, here’s the latest clip from Katie Couric’s interview with Sarah Palin, in which the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 2, 2008 - 11:30 am

Obama Camp Reportedly Seeks Rape Victim For Campaign Ad

According to an email obtained by, the Obama campaign attempted to find a rape victim to cast in a campaign commercial that would allow the Democratic Presidential nominee to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 1, 2008 - 2:00 pm

The Blame Game: Intoxicated Rape Victims Deserve Less Sympathy

Peter Hitchens’ brother is writer Christopher Hitchens (who penned the book “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything”), so it should come as no surprise that mouthy, attention-grabbing runs…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 19, 2008 - 2:00 pm

Should A Rape Victim Be Obligated To Report Her Attacker?

One of the sites I read quite frequently is Jezebel. I wrote for them for a little while before I launched The Frisky and really respect them as a cool…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 7, 2008 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday Quickies!

Kate Beckinsale hates her butt. Who hates Kate Beckinsale’s self-loathing? We do! [Candy Kirby]
John McCain is doing a fundraiser with a guy who compared rape to the weather saying,…

The Frisky | June 17, 2008 - 9:00 pm

Young Woman Takes Her Sexual Assault Story To YouTube

CNN has a fascinating and heartbreaking story of a girl who posted a video on YouTube alleging that she was raped. In the video, a 16-year old girl cries, “Hi,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 15, 2008 - 11:30 am

Coming Soon: Anonymous Rape Kits

Starting next year, rape victims who are reluctant to go to the police can get an anonymous emergency-room forensic rape exam, and whatever evidence is gathered will be kept on…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 14, 2008 - 5:30 pm

Yes, That Flair Does Make You Look Like A Rapist

One of the many stupid ways to waste your time on Facebook is by sending people “flair” — basically little icons users can put on their profile pages that represent…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 9, 2008 - 12:30 pm

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. []
A woman who was having an…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 7, 2008 - 2:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 29, 2008 - 12:00 pm

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…

Simcha | April 28, 2008 - 5:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 17, 2008 - 12:30 pm

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…

Simcha | April 7, 2008 - 2:30 pm

“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

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 4, 2008 - 1:30 pm

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…

Simcha | March 24, 2008 - 7:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 19, 2008 - 7:30 pm

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.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 5, 2007 - 7:34 pm
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