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Girl Talk: On Dealing With Rape Within A Relationship

Disclosing My Rape
She's started telling guys on the first date that she was once raped. Read More »
On Consent Culture
What would a world where consent was honored look like? Read More »
I Was Date Raped
Amelia was date raped in college by a guy she liked. Read More »
Rape Within Relationships

I was always utterly convinced that I was stronger and more logically driven than the average woman when it came to dealing with relationships. I remember reading stories about women who stayed with men after being hurt by them; who made excuses for a man’s violation or abuse, swatting away any logical notion of leaving and taking their dignity with them. For what? Validation? I never understood what the hell that was supposed to mean. Rather than reaching out to friends, family or professionals for help, you stick around to be validated by the very person that took something from you? That, and all the other obscure, irrational reasons that are so often cited. I was convinced that I was far too strong and sensible to ever stick around after being treated poorly. I’d turn and leave the asshole to fester in his guilt … at the very least.

Well, when it happened to me I didn’t leave. As for excuses? I made a trillion of them. Keep reading »

11-Year-Old To Give Birth To Rapist’s Baby In Chile, Where Abortion Is Illegal

Not This Crap Again
Rep. Trent Franks
Rep. Trent Franks says pregnancy from rape is rare. Read More »
Idiot Politician
steve king
... says he's never heard of a girl getting pregnant from rape or incest. Read More »
9-Year-Old Gives Birth?
Authorities are searching for the father of her baby. Read More »
11-Year-Old To Give Birth To Rapist's Baby In Chile, Where Abortion Is Illegal

A 11-year-old girl in Chile, who was impregnated by her mother’s boyfriend, told a TV interviewer recently that giving birth to a baby would be like “having a doll.” Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, who opposes abortion, has praised the fifth grader publicly for her “depth and maturity” in carrying the pregnancy to term.

Oh, and did I mention that in Chile, abortion is super-duper illegal? Keep reading »

Retaliation Complaint By UNC Sexual Assault Survivor Sparks Federal Investigation

Sex Abuse At College
A woman responds to her son being accused of sexual assault. Read More »
Disclosing My Rape
She's started telling guys on the first date that she was once raped. Read More »
Teach Boys Not To Rape
On Steubenville High School and teaching boys not to rape. Read More »
landen gambill

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is currently facing three investigations by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights over the school’s handling of sexual assault reports.

The issues at UNC first became apparent when rape victim Landen Gambill (pictured here) was found in violation of the school’s honor code and faced the threat of expulsion. (Charges have since been dismissed.) After reporting UNC to the federal government for mishandling sexual assault cases, Gambill was accused of an honor court violation for exhibiting “disruptive or intimidating behavior” towards her alleged rapist, even though she never released his name. UNC eventually dropped the charges, but only after the case received national attention. The school is now under investigation for retaliating against a sexual assault whistleblower, underreporting sexual assault cases, and failing to adjudicate rape at the school.  Keep reading »

Serena Williams Is Doing Apologies Wrong

Serena On Steubenville
Serena Williams Says Steubenville Rape Victim Was "Lucky"
Serena Williams blamed the victim of the Steubenville gang rape. Read More »
CNN on Steubenville
They're mourning the lives of the rapists. Read More »
Teach Boys Not To Rape
On Steubenville High School and teaching boys not to rape. Read More »
serena williams

Serena Williams is really not doing a great job recovering from the victim-blaming comments about the Steubenville rape that she made during an interview with Rolling Stone. Her first apology was incredibly lame, mostly because she referred to it as “what I supposedly said,” insinuating that the reporter had misinterpreted her words that were not actually meant for the article.

“What happened in Steubenville was a real shock for me. I was deeply saddened. For someone to be raped, and at only sixteen, is such a horrible tragedy! For both families involved – that of the rape victim and of the accused. I am currently reaching out to the girl’s family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article. What was written – what I supposedly said – is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame.”

Williams has since come out with a slightly more convincing apology, but seems more annoyed that what she said was published instead of the fact she said it. The tennis star said she reached out to the Steubenville rape victim and her mother and ”we came to a wonderful understanding, and we’re constantly in contact.” Regarding her comments, Williams said: Keep reading »

Why Is A 12-Year-Old Incest Victim In Prison?

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  • This is too horrible: a 12-year-old Bolivian girl who was repeatedly raped by her father, grandfather and godfather  and is is now pregnant from the incest is living inside a prison. No, she didn’t break the law — Bolivia makes live in youngsters in prisons with relatives if there is no one else to care for them. Um, someone please fix this soon, kthx.[Sky News]
  • A committee in the Texas House of Representatives have advanced new restrictions on abortion. [My Fox Austin]
  • When a New York voter referred to his opponent Christine Quinn as a “dyke,” mayoral hopeful and dick pic enthusiast Anthony Weiner did the absolute wrong thing. [Towleroad]
  • Stalking victims say the job search social media site LinkedIn isn’t doing enough to keep them safe from their abusers. [AOL] Keep reading »

In Defense Of Robin Thicke’s Song “Blurred Lines”

Robin Thicke's NSFW Vid
robin thicke blurred lines
It's got nipples, lambs and Pharrel. Read More »
Songs About Masturbation
18 songs about masturbation in honor of Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett. Read More »
Taylor's Song "22" Parody
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Taylor Swift gets parodied for a song about crappy male politicians. Read More »

Ever since my sister introduced the Robin Thick song “Blurred Lines” to me all of four days ago, I’ve been listening to it on repeat for embarrassingly long stretches of my days. It’s catchy, fun, and sexy, and I can already envision my drunken self squealing in excitement when I hear it blasted in some yuppie bar this Friday night. I probably should have picked up the hint that it was somewhat controversial when halfway through watching the music video together, my sister hesitantly said, “Yeah, the lyrics aren’t the best…”

But it wasn’t until I read articles on Buzzfeed and The Daily Beast that I (kind of) grasped the (stretch of a) controversy. I totally understand how practically naked women dancing around clothed men isn’t the most feminist music video in the world. Visually, I get the debate. But critics were even going so far as to say that the lyrics, “I know you want it” were, well, rapey. Really? Keep reading »

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