Posts tagged "rape"

Black Lives Don’t Matter At The New Republic

Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why black lives didn’t and haven’t ever really mattered to The New Republic, in relation to last week’s staffing fiasco. [Atlantic]
Regarding the UVA gang rape case and Rolling Stone’s retraction: it’s possible that journalism isn’t able to report on sexual assault with sensitivity, nuance, and truthfulness so long a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 9, 2014

Lena Dunham’s Publisher To “Tweak” Book Passage About College Rape

In her debut memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, there’s a scene in which Lena Dunham describes being raped by a fellow classmate when she was attending Oberlin College. The man is named “Barry” in the book and he’s described as the “campus’s resident conservative” who wore purple cowboy pants and worked at the library.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2014

White Americans Don’t Think Race Played A Part In The Deaths Of Mike Brown Or Eric Garner

There is a tremendous divide between Black and White perceptions of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases, with the majority of White Americans convinced that race did not play a part in either case at all. [Pew Research]
The mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who was shot and killed in Cleveland…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 8, 2014

Complete Piece Of Shit “Journalist” Releases Unconfirmed Name Of UVA Rape Victim “Jackie”

Sigh. Here is your daily reminder that human beings can be really, really horrible. Charles C. Johnson (above), a former writer for the conservative Daily Caller and founder of GotNews, published what he claims sources told him is the real name of “Jackie,” the woman featured in Rolling Stone’s controversial UVA rape article. On Friday,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2014

Trauma, PTSD & A Lifetime Of Loss

A note: There’s a lot of trigger-y, very heavy material in this particular essay, including descriptions of graphic fictional violence (in nightmares) and mentions of sexual violence. I included it to paint as clear a picture I could of what it feels like to have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. All respect given to those who wish

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 8, 2014

Oh Noes, Someone Defaced Bill Cosby’s Star On The Walk Of Fame


It’s a little hard to read, but it says “RAPIST.” Luckily for Cosby, the folks who take care of the Walk of Fame have surely cleaned the graffiti off his star by now. The entertainer’s career and reputation, however, remain forever sullied by over 20 allegations of sexual assault and rape. [Instagram]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2014

The Biggest Problem With Rolling Stone’s Retraction Of Their UVA Rape Story

Earlier today, Rolling Stone dropped one hell of an editor’s note, in regards to a story they had published two weeks earlier — a blistering investigative account of a brutal gang rape that took place at a fraternity house at the University of Virginia. The cowardly note, published on a Friday no less, came after…

Beejoli Shah / December 5, 2014

‘Border Patrol Sex’ Mocks The Real Rape Of Migrant Women

Art has never imitated life so disgustingly.

One of the biggest pornography companies in the world has launched a webseries called Border Patrol Sex that features American border patrol agents catching undocumented Mexican and Central American immigrant women attempting to cross the border, arresting them, handcuffing them, raping them, and then sending them…

Patrick Howell O'Neill / December 5, 2014

A New York Grand Jury Decided Not To Indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo, Who Killed Eric Garner On Camera

A New York grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who choked Eric Garner to death on camera after stopping him for selling loose cigarettes. [The Grio]
In light of that, here’s hoping that no one invites Rudy Giuliani onto a news show to comment, given his incendiary, racist rhetoric about…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 3, 2014

Woman Accuses Bill Cosby Of Sexually Assaulting Her When She Was 15

Another day, another woman suing Bill Cosby for sexual assault. This time, the alleged victim says the entertainer molested her when she was just 15 years old. [People]
Anyone else remember the episode of “30 Rock” that subtly called out Cosby as a rapist? [Jezebel]
Oh yeah, and last night Cosby took…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 3, 2014

Janice Dickinson Wants Bill Cosby To Admit That He’s “A Pig And A Monster”

Janice Dickinson broke down in tears while speaking with CNN about her allegation that Bill Cosby raped her. “This is affecting me in my house, it’s affecting me, it’s probably affected these women,” Dickinson said. “But I’m strong and I’m gonna stand on my own two feet and I’m gonna tell my side of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 2, 2014

Frisky Rant: University President’s Outdated Views On Alcohol, Chastity & Rape Prevention Aren’t Representative Of Eckerd College

This past week, I’ve been both livid and mortified by the national news coverage of my beloved alma mater Eckerd College, thanks to the following letter from the university president, sent last Sunday to the entire student body:
Dear Eckerd College students,

As you know, the College has launched an educational and…

Sarah Kwon / December 1, 2014

Shia LaBeouf’s “#IAMSORRY” Collaborators Confirm Rape Claim

Shia LaBeouf’s “#IAMSORRY” collaborators are confirming his claim that he was raped by a woman who attended the performance art show earlier this year. Nastja Säde Rönkkö, speaking on behalf of herself and Luke Turner, tweeted: “A couple of important clarifications about our #IAMSORRY project earlier this year: Nowhere did we state that people…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 1, 2014

Shia LaBeouf Says He Was Raped During His Performance Art Show

Remember earlier this year, when Shia LaBeouf held a silent performance art show called “#IAMSORRY” in Los Angeles? It was pretty much a rip-off of Marina Abramović’s “The Artist Is Present,” in that visitors got to interact with LaBeouf in, apparently, whatever way they wanted to. And according to an email interview LaBeouf did with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 28, 2014

Camille Cosby Supports Her Husband “On Every Level”

Bill Cosby’s wife Camille “supports him on every level” as more and more women come forward alleging the comedian sexually assaulted them. Denial, man. [People]
ABC allegedly paid Darren Wilson in the mid-to-high six figures for his interview with George Stephanopoulos, which means it’s officially profitable for police officers to kill unarmed Black…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 26, 2014

Frisky Rant: No, The Wrap, Bill Cosby Is Not Being “Raped” By His Accusers’ Allegations

This Saturday, entertainment blog The Wrap posted a stunningly tone-deaf guest op-ed entitled “The Rape of Bill Cosby.” The tongue-in-cheek opening line read “Bill Cosby raped me.” And that was the best part of the entire debacle. The remainder of the piece, which was meant to be an excoriation of liberal media (on a liberal…

Beejoli Shah / November 24, 2014

Former NBC Employee Claims He Paid Off Women As Bill Cosby’s “Fixer”

Frank Scotti, a former facilities manager for NBC, says that he paid off as many as eight women for Bill Cosby from 1989-1990, telling The New York Daily News, “I did a lot of crazy things for him. He was covering himself by having my name on it. It was a coverup. I realized it…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 24, 2014

Bill Cosby: “People Should Fact Check”

“I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”
Yesterday, alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby finally “broke his silence” about the controversy surrounding him in an interview with Florida

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 22, 2014

UVA Freshman Says She Was Gang Raped At A Frat House — And Then Discouraged From Reporting It

The latest issue of Rolling Stone has an incredible and disturbing feature about a student at the University of Virginia who was gang raped at a frat house her freshman year and was told by the school not to report it. [Rolling Stone]
Rebecca Traister has written a fantastic piece for The New…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2014

Unreleased Footage From 2012 Marilyn Manson Music Video, Showing Eli Roth Raping Lana Del Rey, Leaks Online

Back in 2012, Marilyn Manson filmed a music video for his song “No Reflection,” which included a scene in which “Hostel” director Eli Roth pins down singer Lana del Rey and rapes her. The scene was cut from the final video, but there have been whispers online about the original footage ever since. Eli Roth…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2014
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