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Project Unbreakable Sheds A Different Light On Sexual Assault

I don’t think I’ve ever been so moved, and yet so disturbed, by a series of photographs than I am by Grace Brown’s “Project Unbreakable.” Totally enveloped by each and every image and accompanying text, I could not hold back a few tears, or the goose bumps. “Project Unbreakable,” a photography project created in October 2011, explores the raw truth of sexual assault, as it’s experienced by both men and women. Each victim is asked to write down quotes that were said before, during, or after the assault. Then, Brown photographs each victim and displays them on her website. Some victims are willing to show their face in the photographs, while others use the poster to shield themselves. Keep reading »

Ex-NYPD Cop Admits He Raped Woman, Lied About It

Cop Rape Accusation
NYPD officier being investigated for raping a 25-year-old woman. Read More »
I Was Date Raped
Amelia was date raped in college by a guy she liked. Read More »
CDC Sex Assault Data
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Adolescent girls and preteen boys are at the highest risk for sexual assault. Read More »
Should I Be Scarred?
This woman wonders if she should be more scarred by her date rape. Read More »
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Nearly one year ago, those of us who put our faith and trust in the police had our world rocked: an New York City Police Department officer named Michael Pena was charged with grabbing a 25-year-old woman off the street, threatening to shoot her, and raping her in a yard. A neighbor saw Pena raping the woman and called 911.

But this March, a jury failed to convict Pena of rape. It convicted him of seven charges, including sexual assault, but wouldn’t convict him of rape because he insisted he did not “penetrate” her. The eyewitness neighbor who called 911 said it very clearly was a rape and was shocked the jury didn’t believe the 25-year-old woman.

Yesterday, the ex-cop admitted he had lied. In a retrial yesterday, Pena admitted he raped the young Bronx teacher and plead guilty to two counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault. Keep reading »

OK Doctor Refuses To Provide Emergency Contraception To Rape Victim In ER

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  • An Oklahoma doctor working in an emergency room refused to provide emergency contraception to a 24-year-old rape victim because EC is against her personal beliefs. (Yes, the doctor was a woman.) According to the rape victim’s mother Rhonda, the doctor said, “I will not give you emergency contraceptives because it goes against my beliefs.” And guess what! It is perfectly legal for this doctor to do this in the state of Oklahoma because it has a so-called “conscience clause.” This poor rape victim and her mom had to travel to another hospital to get EC and prevent an unwanted pregnancy from rape. This is embarrassing, Oklahoma. [Think Progress]
  • Washington state’s same-sex marriage law will be voted on in a November referendum, after opponents of marriage equality have gathered enough signatures to put it on the ballet. In the meantime, the measure to allow civil marriage will sit in limbo. [USA Today] Keep reading »

Christina Hendricks On Joan’s Rapey Ex-Husband

Joan's Rape
Christina Hendricks is saddened by responses to Joan's rape. Read More »
Joan Gives Confidence
Wendy explains how, as a fellow redhead, Joan Holloway inspires her. Read More »
Slept Her Way To The Top
Debate this: Joan Holloway's choice to sleep her way to the top. Read More »

“Well, everyone knew [Joan's husband] had to go at some point, right? I mean, you can’t rape your wife in the office and not expect to go away. … It was the first time it was mentioned and I think it was a long time coming, for the audience in particular. I think everyone kept thinking he was going to go off to war and die at war. But I think Matt [Weiner] probably had a very good time keeping him around while people were going, ‘What’s going on with this guy?’ [Laughs] And he just kept being there and he just kept coming home! And I would have been disappointed if there wasn’t a moment that the rape, and that instant, wasn’t mentioned. So I found it very satisfying that she finally got to say, ‘You’re not a good man. And you know exactly what I’m talking about.’ And every viewer knows exactly what you’re talking about too, so it’s just this very satisfying moment.”

– Christina Hendricks talks to GQ about Joan Holloway Harris’s soon-to-be-ex douchebag doctor husband, who raped her in season two. There have been more than a few rapes and sexual assaults on “Mad Men,” but Joan’s was probably the most shocking. Not every person saw it as rape because they were engaged, seemingly a happy couple together, and she’s such a sexual woman. Yet Joan clearly didn’t want to have sex inside Don Draper’s office and her then-fiancé forced himself on her anyway, so viewers not only had to confront the fact that Joan’s “perfect man” was not as perfect as we thought, but also that date rape is a thing that happens, including by people you love. [GQ] (Image via AMCtv.com)

Morning Quickies: John Travolta’s Marriage To Kelly Preston Headed Towards Divorce?

John's Penis Grope?
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John Travolta allegedly grabbed his masseur's penis during a massage. Read More »
Second Accusation
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A second masseur accused John Travolta of sexual assault. Read More »
Third Accusation
John Travolta's been accused of sexual assault by a third man. Read More »
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  • Kelly Preston is allegedly fed up at all the male masseur-diddling her hubby John Travolta has been accused of lately and is considering divorce. But take this information with a grain of salt, because it came from The National Enquirer. [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
  • And your new “American Idol” winner is … [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Also, last night’s “American Idol” had its very own on-air proposal! [PopCrush]
  • A clean version of BDSM erotica 50 Shades Of Grey? Is that even possible? [The FW]
  • How to spot a hipster in the bedroom. [Em & Lo] Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: John Travolta’s Lawyers Allegedly Offered Masseur $125K To Shut Up

John's Penis Grope?
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John Travolta allegedly grabbed his masseur's penis during a massage. Read More »
Second Accusation
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A second masseur accused John Travolta of sexual assault. Read More »
Gay Sex Rumors
In 2012, Star claimed John Travolta was having gay sex inside spas. Read More »
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  • John Travolta’s legal team offered $125,000 in hush money to a Georgia-based masseur (the second accuser) who claimed recently that he was sexually assaulted by the actor, The New York Daily News reports. Travolta’s lawyer called the allegation of hush money “completely false” and called the accusations “ridiculous.” [NY Daily News
  • Jennifer Lopez has reportedly sold a reality TV show to the Oxygen network based around her 25-year-old boyfriend Caspar Smart. J.Lo hired Caspar to choreograph her upcoming tour and the show will focus on him “whip[ping] the other backup dances her into shape.” Jennifer, go watch the entire series of Britney Spears and K-Fed’s show “Chaotic and get back to us! [New York Post
  • Meet “Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels’ two new adopted kids: her daughter Lukensia and her son Phoenix. [People]
  • Katy Perry and boyfriend Robert Ackroyd from Florence + The Machine are dunzo. [PopDust] Keep reading »
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