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The Soapbox: On Pennsatucky & Poor, White, Rural Representation On “Orange Is The New Black”

For every story that “Orange Is The New Black” has inspired in the media, I never thought that I would come across one that uses the show as an example of how white women aren’t taken care of well enough. But of course there is one. More »


Whoopi Goldberg Is Somehow Still Defending Bill Cosby

Whoopi Goldberg! I should have known that the host of “The View” – and the unofficial defense attorney for every piece of shit dude celeb ever – would find a way to continue defending Bill Cosby, even after his own admission of guilt has been made public. This morning, Whoopi and whoever else can still stand to… More »


Bill Cosby’s Rep: Comedian Only Settled Because 2005 Quaaludes Confession Was “Embarrassing” And “Hurtful”

Yesterday, a portion of Bill Cosby’s 2005 deposition was unsealed and provided to the Associated Press, including the comedian’s own admission that he had procured drugs with the intent of giving them to women in order to have sex with them (you know, RAPE). The sexual abuse lawsuit, filed by a former employee of Temple… More »


France Rejects Julian Assange’s Asylum Plea

Thank you France, for rejecting douchebag Julian Assange’s plea to come to your country for asylum.

The Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange is currently in holding at the Ecuadorian embassy in London awaiting a trial by Swedish authorities for allegations of sex crimes by two women—one of rape and the other of sexual assault. More »


Bill Cosby Calls Janice Dickinson A Liar And Drug Addict

Well, here we go. Amid mostly silence from Cosby during the countless allegations of sexual assault from many many women by now, Bill Cosby has filed legal paperwork against Janice Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit. Cosby claims that Dickinson is a drug addict and liar who was attempting to cash in on the “media frenzy.” Oh you… More »


Marital Rape Often Not Treated Like “Normal” Rape

“Marital privilege” sounds more pleasant than what it actually refers to: exemptions written into state laws that treat marital rape differently than the rape of someone other than the perpetrator’s spouse. And while RAINN notes that marital rape has technically been illegal in all 50 states and DC since 1993, these marital privilege clauses still… More »


Emma Sulkowicz’s “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol”: An Explainer

Here’s everything you need to know to understand Sulkowicz’s new artwork. More »


“Mattress Girl” Matters, Whether Meghan Daum Has Had “Enough” Or Not

“Time for young feminists to …”

So starts the headline on Meghan Daum’s latest Los Angeles Times column, a sure sign that the nosy-neighbor finger-wagging was just getting started and that I should spare myself the annoyance. The older generation, sitting high upon their privilege perch, dispensing unsolicited and condescending “advice” to the younger… More »


Woman Slain By Ex-Boyfriend Who Held Her Captive In A Box & Had A Prior History Of Torturing Women

In what is a horrifying example of the system absolutely failing victims of domestic violence, a Clinton, Missouri, woman was found dead just three weeks after she escaped from captivity, and authorities believe the ex-boyfriend who held her is responsible. Sandra Kay Sutton, 46, and her 17-year-old son were found dead early yesterday of what appeared to be… More »


“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”: “Game Of Thrones” And Rape On TV

How should TV shows handle rape? (Warning: Major spoilers ahead.) More »


My Clit Has Anxiety

This is my secret thing. And I don’t all the way want forever to know about it because forever is what reads the internet. But who knows – maybe it’ll connect with a human and maybe that’s reason enough. More »


Man Who Killed And Ate His Girlfriend Insists He Was “Too Handsome” To Have Raped Her

Joseph Oberhansley admits to killing his ex and eating her heart and brains, but insists he didn’t rape her. More »


Actress Who Appeared on ‘The Cosby Show’ Is Latest Accuser Of Sexual Assault Against Bill Cosby

Another woman has come forward to reveal that comedian Bill Cosby drugged and raped her while on the set of The Cosby Show. This time it is Lili Bernard, an actress and writer who played Mrs. Minnifield during the last season of the show. Bernard joins the by now countless women who have come forwardMore »


Bud Light Must Have Been Drunk When They Came Up With Their New Tagline

Bud Light has some super cool new taglines, and by super cool I mean wildly ill-advised and rapey! More »


Iowa Republican Blocks Bill Terminating Parental Rights Of Convicted Rapists

State Rep. Chip Baltimore insists it’s just a “feel good” bill. More »


“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Helped Me Recover From My Rape (And Probably Saved My Life)

I began the cult following of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” — and it saved my life. More »


Kill It With Fire: This Coachella Attendee’s “Eat Sleep Rape Repeat” Shirt

Okay, I’m not literally suggesting we burn this godawful douchebag alive, but I am encouraging you to memorize his face, shame the shit out of him should you ever encounter him in the flesh and warn every woman in his radius that he proudly condones rape. As for his shirt… More »


China’s 5 Arrested Feminist Activists Have Been Released From Custody

The five Chinese feminist activists who were arrested in the days leading up to International Women’s Day for handing out brochures about sexual harassment have been freed from custody. More »


Just Look At This Asshole: Ex-Ferguson Court Clerk Says Being Fired For Racist Emails Like “Being Raped”

Pro-tip: if you ever feel inclined to compare something, anything, to being raped — DON’T. More »


The Soapbox: How We Talk About Consent Absolutely Matters

How we talk about consent absolutely matters. How we talk about it in private conversations, in academia, in public discourse — all matters.

So for ELLE to publish an essay attacking “Yes Means Yes” policies — and during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, no less — is unconscionable even if it is penned by a… More »


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