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Alabama Judge To Resentence Rapist Who Got Zero Prison Time

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Following an outcry over some complete and utter bullllllshit, an Alabama judge will resentence a convicted rapist who got exactly zero prison time for his crimes. Austin Clem was found guilty by a jury of raping a teenaged girl, who was his neighbor, twice when she was 14 and again when she was 18.  Two weeks ago, Judge James Woodroof sentenced Clem to two years in a program for non-violent offenders — despite the fact that rape is one of the most violent acts there is — and three years of supervised probation. Everyone but Austin Clem himself promptly asked Judge Woodroof, What the fuck are you thinking?  The district attorney for the Limestone County jurisdiction appealed the sentencing as too lenient. His victim, who is now age 20, even went on Melissa Harris-Perry’s show to speak out against his slap-on-the-wrist sentencing. The judge has responded accordingly: yesterday, he filed paperwork for re-sentencing.  Put that criminal behind bars where he belongs so he can’t hurt someone else again. [WHNT, Mother Jones]

Former ESPN Editor Warns Son To Get Texts Proving Consent To Sex

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Never have sex with a girl unless she’s sent you a text that proves the sexual relationship is consensual beforehand.  And it’s a good idea to even follow up any sexual encounter with a tasteful text message saying how you both enjoyed being with one another — even if you never plan on hooking up again.

This is the advice of Roxanne Jones, founding editor of ESPN The Magazine, in an op-ed on CNN.com about what she teaches her college-aged son as he navigates the sexual waters of university life. She continues:

Crazy, I know, but I’ve actually been encouraging my son and his friends to use sexting — minus the lewd photos — to protect themselves from being wrongly accused of rape. Because just as damning text messages and Facebook posts helped convict the high-schoolers in Steubenville of rape, technology can also be used to prove innocence.

In other words, Jones teaches her son that women cry rape all the time and he should protect himself from false accusations of sexual assault with inadmissable evidence, like a text message.

The only problem with this little plan is, well, everything. Keep reading »

4 More School Employees Indicted In Steubenville Rape Case

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4 More School Employees Indicted In Steubenville Rape Case

This morning, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that four additional Steubenville, Ohio, school employees have been indicted by a grand jury in relation to the Steubenville rape case, in which two high school athletes were tried and convicted in the 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl. According DeWine, via Huffington Post, those charged are:

  • Superintendent Michael McVey (pictured above), with a felony count of tampering with evidence, two felony counts of obstruction of justice, a misdemeanor count of falsification and a misdemeanor count of obstructing official business.
  • Steubenville High School wrestling coach Seth Fluharty, for failure to report child abuse or neglect, a misdemeanor.
  • West Elementary School Principal Lynnett Gorman, also for failure to report child abuse or neglect, a misdemeanor.
  • Steubenville High School volunteer football coach Matthew Belerdine, for allowing underage drinking, obstructing official business, making a false statement in order to mislead a public official and contributing to the delinquency of a child.

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The Soapbox: “Scandal” Lazily Relies On A Rape Scene To Make A Hated Character More Sympathetic

The Soapbox: "Scandal" Lazily Relies On A Rape Scene To Make A Hated Character More Sympathetic

Spoilers ahead!

I watch a lot of television. One of my mother’s favorite stories involves her coming home from work and finding a three year-old me on her couch, pointing to a schedule grid in her TV Guide and asking to watch a primetime “Scooby Doo” special. As such I have a vast amount of useless pop culture knowledge. I can remember who shot J.R., when Sam first kissed Diane, and why I still want to kick Damon Lindelof in the balls over the “Lost” finale. I also remember a lot of really, really unnecessary rape scenes.

Like Laura Spencer’s rape on “General Hospital.” Krystle Carrington’s rape on “Dynasty.” Liz Spencer’s rape on “General Hospital.” Kelly Taylor’s rape on “Beverly Hills, 90210.” Naomi Clark’s rape on “90210.” Joan Holloway’s rape on “Mad Men.” Tara Thorton’s rape on “True Blood.” Gemma Morrow’s rape on “Sons of Anarchy.” Gillian Darmody’s rape on “Boardwalk Empire.” Buffy Summers’ almost-rape on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Madison Montgomery’s rape on “American Horror Story: Coven.” [Warning: Spoilers after the jump.] Keep reading »

“Beer Pong Rapist” Stalked Young Victims At Bar Tournaments

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Beer Pong Rapist

Well, this is horrible. Joey Poindexter, a 38-year-old real estate appraiser and beer pong player, allegedly infiltrated the beer pong tournament circuit in Montgomery County, Maryland to stalk his sexual assault victims. And he’s been doing it for the past 10 years. Poindexter was finally arrested after a young man called police to report that he’d met Poindexter at a beer pong tournament, drank a Long Island iced tea Poindexter bought him, and woken up the next morning at Poindexter’s residence with his clothes piled on the floor.

“It’s a horrific sexual assault case,” said Montgomery Assistant Police Chief Russ Hamill. “This is a sexual predator.” Keep reading »

Leader Of New Zealand’s “Roast Busters” Rape Gang Goes Into Hiding

Leader Of New Zealand's "Roast Busters" Rape Gang Goes Into Hiding

Joseph Parker, one of the leaders of that indefensible group of New Zealand gang rapists who call themselves the Roast Busters, has skipped town after allegedly receiving threats towards himself and his family. After the international media spotlight shown down upon he and his crew’s revolting habit of luring in teenage girls, getting them drunk, gang raping them and then bragging about it online, Parker, 18, apparently did not take well to his newfound fame and used his family’s money (his dad is an actor who was in “The Matrix”) to get the hell out of dodge. Keep reading »

New Anti-Rape Shorts For Women Have Special Locks To Prevent Sexual Assault

Rape Proof Underwear

A company called AR Wear is offering a wearable line of protection for “when things go wrong”. What does that mean exactly? Well, to put it bluntly, they’ve invented anti-rape shorts. AR Wear has taken their product to Indiegogo to gather funding to make these shorts a large-scale reality. Read more on College Candy…

Two Girls Who Were Raped By New Zealand’s “Roast Busters” Were Reportedly Told They Were “Asking For It” By Police

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Two Girls Who Were Raped By New Zealand's "Roast Busters" Were Reportedly Told They Were "Asking For It" By Police

Yesterday, we told you about the “Roast Busters,” a disgusting sort of “club” in New Zealand where the members are privileged teen boys who lure teenage girls with alcohol, get them drunk, gang rape them and then brag about the rapes on the internet. While there is plenty of the latter on the internet to build a case file against the, New Zealand police have argued they just can’t pursue charges against them until one of their victims comes forward.

Except, it turns out, a victim has gone to the police. Two, in fact. Two 13-year-old girls filed complaints against the Roast Busters with the police two years ago, in 2011. One of the girls, who said she was raped by three of the Roast Busters, told NZ’s 3 News that she was so ashamed and scared that it took her weeks to tell anyone, and when she finally went to police, this is what went down: Keep reading »

SMU Columnist Says Rapists “Can’t Be The Only Ones Taking Blame”

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Men will rape us no matter, apparently! So if won’t don’t want to get sexually assaulted, us ladies have to “give up over drinking [sic].”

This is according to a facepalm-y new column in Southern Methodist University The Daily Campus newspaper by someone named Kirby Wiley.   ”In order to prevent future victims, viewers need to know the other side of things,” Wiley writes.   The other side of things, in case you’re not picking up what I’m putting down, is that drunk women are deserving of some of the blame here.

Oh hell to the no.

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RIP Society: Police Looking For “Roast Busters,” Teen Boys In New Zealand Who Brag About Raping Drunk Girls [NSFW]

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What. The. Eff.

Trigger warning on the video  

Several teenage boys in Auckland, New Zealand, who call themselves “Roast Busters” have been raping drunk girls and then bragging about it on social media sites like Facebook, YouTube and Ask.fm.

According to CNN, one boy is the child of a police officer and another is “said to be the son of a Hollywood actor.” Keep reading »

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