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Dude Politician Advises Against Walking Home In “Tight, Short Skirt And High Shoes”

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  • British politician Richard Graham, the Gloucester MP, is in trubs after he shared some safety tips for women with his local newspaper that toed the line between common sense and victim blaming:  ”If you are a young woman on her own trying to walk back home through Gloucester Park, early in the morning in a tight, short skirt and high shoes and there’s a predator and if you are blind drunk and wearing those clothes how are you able to get away.” In a post on his own blog, Graham wrote, “I stick by these words,” but said he was trying to emphasize risks to women. Just last week, the British actress Joanna Lumley from “Ab Fab” made similar comments, warning women to “behave properly.” [BuzzFeed via This Is Gloucestershire]
  • Egyptian protesters have been holding forth in Tahrir Square all weekend and at least 25 women have been sexually assaulted, including being stripped naked or raped. [Guardian UK]
  • Ex-Feministing blogger Ann Friedman takes on the revival of the word “lady.” [New Republic] Keep reading »

Joanna Lumley From “Ab Fab” Warns Women: “Don’t Look Like Trash, Don’t Get Drunk”

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“Don’t look like trash, don’t get drunk, don’t be sick down your front, don’t break your heels and stagger about in the wrong clothes at midnight. This is bad. It’s not me being a snob about it. It’s not me being an old woman talking to young women, its just standard practice for how our species should behave. Don’t behave badly. … I promise you it is better to look after yourself properly, which means behave properly, be polite, be on time, dress properly – I don’t mean dully – but don’t be sick in the gutter at midnight in a silly dress with no money to get a taxi home, because somebody will take advantage of you, either they’ll rape you, or they’ll knock you on the head or they’ll rob you. … I am now an old lioness, if I see my young ones getting out of order, I’ve got to be able to say to them this is not how lions behave. This is not right.”

– Here’s Joanna Lumley, who plays Patsy on “Absolutely Fabulous,” making comments to the UK’s Telegraph that have infuriated a lot of folks for victim-blaming.  Newsflash, Joanna: women still get raped if they “behave properly” and “dress properly.” Believe me, I understand the concerns about young women and binge drinking — but these comments are pretty gross for all the “don’ts” they place on women alone. The problem is the robbers and the rapists, not women who dare to get drunk or wear a “silly dress.” [Telegraph UK]

New Mexico Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Rape Victims To Carry Pregnancies Full-Term

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A pregnancy resulting from rape or incest is evidence and having an abortion is “tampering with evidence,” according to a new bill introduced yesterday in New Mexico which would legally require a rape victim to carry a fetus to term.

Presumably Rep. Cathrynn Brown, a Republican, will also criminalize tampering with evidence by taking a shower after a rape, too? Keep reading »

UFC, FOX Pressured To Drop Quinton “Rampage” Jackson From Fight Over His YouTube Video About Attempted Rape

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On January 26, FOX is set to air an Ultimate Fighting Championship fight with MMA fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who last April posted a video on the YouTube channel for FilmOn in which he jokingly attempted to rape a woman. He in the video, he advises viewers to use choloroform to “help her relax” and suggests purchasing zip ties. Also in the video, Jackson says he hopes the woman he attempts to rape “got low self-esteem.” A clip from the video shows Jackson dressed in all black, sneaking up behind a woman with her back turned while she’s opening her car door. Worst of all, this video is entitled “How To Pick Up A Gurl … Fast.”

Let me remind you again: FOX and UFC want to put this guy on TV.

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“Glee” Star Mark Salling Accused Of Forcing Sex Without A Condom

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  • Mark Salling, who plays Puck on “Glee,” has been accused of sexual battery by an ex-girlfriend for refusing to put on a condom during otherwise consensual sex. Just call him the Julian Assange of McKinley High. [Stupid Celebrities]
  • Justin Bieber’s mom Patti Mallette is producing an anti-abortion short film called “Crescendo” to raise money for so-called “crisis pregnancy centers.” [Black Book Mag]
  • Nooooo! American Girl doll Samantha Parkington is being discontinued.  [Update: a commenter points out Samantha has been discontinued for years.] [The Gloss

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Indonesian Judge Says “In A Rape Case Both The Rapist And The Victim Enjoy It”

Well, here’s an offensive and insensitive comment about rape victims that truly takes the cake.

An Indonesian judge who is a candidate for the Indonesian Supreme Court was asked whether the death penalty was a fitting punishment for rape. Here is how Muhammad Daming Sanusi answered the question, according to CNN:

“Consideration needs to be taken thoroughly for the imposition of death penalty for a rapist because in a rape case both the rapist and the victim enjoy it.”

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Military Continues To Address Sexual Assault Within The Armed Forces

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  • A former soldier and military sexual assault survivor attended Friday’s U.S. Commission On Civil Rights meeting to address sexual assault in the armed forces. Jen McClendon  said she is “cautiously optimistic” that the military will address widespread internal failures which blame the victims and protect the rapists. Presently, onely eight percent of reported military sexual assaults result in convictions. [Raw Story, NBC News]
  • Frisky columnist Andrea Grimes on how officials in Texas are completely in denial about how blocking reproductive health access to low-income women won’t actually hurt low-income women. Maybe it’s opposite day in the whole state? [Reproductive Health Reality Check]
  • 50 Shades Of Grey is the subject of a course at American University. [The Daily Beast]
  • Meet the folks who are pushing for an LGBT History Museum in Washington, D.C. [Arts Journal] Keep reading »

Another Woman Gang Raped On A Bus In India

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A 17yo gang rape victim committed suicide, while another is dying. Read More »
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Just weeks after the death of a 23-year-old woman named Jyoti Singh Pandey, who was brutally gang raped on a bus — assaulted with a metal rod which required the removal of her intestines — another woman has been gang raped in India. Police say a 29-year-old woman was gang raped on Friday night by seven men, including a bus driver who drove past her stop, took her to a deserted area, and attacked her. Keep reading »

Extra On “Magic Mike” Set Tried To Put Her Finger In Matthew McConaughey’s Butt

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  • An creepy extra on the set of “Magic Mike” tried to stick her finger in Matthew McConaughey’s butt while filming one of the strip club scenes, director Steven Soderbergh revealed. “While we were shooting Matthew’s script sequence, one very impassioned woman extra pulled his G-string off and tried to stick her finger up his butt,” Soderbergh announced. McConaughey quickly clarified the woman “was trying to put it somewhere,” just not his butt. Hopefully she got tossed off set with a spritz of hand sanitizer. [VH1]
  • I don’t even want to know what’s going to happen on Oxygen’s new show called “Fat Girl Revenge.” [Crushable]
  • Guess who’s hosting “Saturday Night Live” next month?  Why, it’s our little pot smoker, Justin Bieber! [Newser]
  • Sugar daddy website SeekingArrangements.com wants you to know you’ll make more money as a “professional girlfriend” than a straight-up prostitute. [Salon]

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Greg & Jennifer Agresta, Former Guardians Of Ma’lik Richmond, Accused Steubenville Rapist, Defend Him On “Today”

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The former guardians of Ma’lik Richmond, a teen football player who is facing sexual assault charges for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl at a high school party this summer, came to his defense on “The Today Show” this morning.

In August, members of the Steubenville High School football in Ohio team sexually abused an unconscious drunk girl, carrying her to multiple parties where she was raped and peed upon. The victim was also photographed while being violated and carried around the party and images were posted on Twitter and other social media sites.  Two football players from the team, Richmond and another student, Trenton Mays, were arrested and charged with rape and kidnapping, although many other students were at the party and witnessed the assault. Keep reading »

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