Posts tagged "sexual assault"

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.

By: Katrin Higher / July 4, 2015

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…

By: Katrin Higher / June 27, 2015

Did Jen Kirkman Call Out Louis C.K. For Being A Gross Perv On Her Podcast?

For awhile now, there have been murmurings on the internet and within comedy circles that beloved comedian Louis C.K. is a total creep to women, understood to be an open secret that everyone knows but nobody talks about. Louis C.K. is very powerful within the comedy scene, and those who allege that he’s a perv say that everyone i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2015

“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…

By: Katrin Higher / May 27, 2015

“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.

By: Dori Hartley / April 18, 2015

Toni Morrison’s Breathtaking NY Times Profile Is A Must-Read

No, really the best, in every way.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 8, 2015

Columbia Journalism Review Investigation Calls Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story “A Failure That Was Avoidable”

The Columbia Journalism Review has completed their investigation into Rolling Stone’s reporting and editorial practices in their story about a gang rape that allegedly occurred at the University of Virginia, and has concluded that the story — which Rolling Stone has officially retracted — is one of “journalistic failure that was avoidable.” These failures, according…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

Google’s New CFO Ruth Porat Is Getting PAID

Plus! A “Game of Thrones” porn parody has an Iron Throne made of dildos; a closer look at Chicago P.D.’s sex crimes unit; and reviews for a few feminist videogames, all in Today’s Lady News…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 27, 2015

The Soapbox: There Is No Justification For An Adult Raping A Minor

When I read an article (via Facebook) about a 23-year-old man being charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl, after being caught by the child’s mother engaging in sexual acts in the back of his car, I knew it would be a mistake to scroll down to the comments section. I anticipated…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 23, 2015

Indian Student Drags Molester To Police By His Hair

When 20-year-old Mumbai student Pradnya Mandhare was molested and manhandled by a severely intoxicated man at a train station on her way home from school, she fought back in a way that’s pretty gutsy. Once she realized he was a total mess, she proceeded to grab him by his hair and drag him all the

By: Katrin Higher / March 22, 2015

Ashley Judd Fights Back Against Sexually Violent Twitter Harassment

March is one of actress Ashley Judd’s favorite times of year, for one reason in particular: March Madness and college basketball. The University of Kentucky fan was fired up about what she perceived as “unsportsmanlike” behavior during Sunday’s conference championship game against the Arkansas Razorbacks, and took to Twitter to call out the team for…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2015

On The Unhappy Anniversary Of My Rape

At the exact time that I’m writing this (8:30 a.m. ), on this exact day two years ago, I was reporting my rape. It had happened after midnight on March 10, 2013.

I’ve been trying not to write about it too much, anymore, because I feel like I’ve said everything I need to…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 10, 2015

Just Look At This Asshole: Bill Cosby Says “I’m Far From Finished,” Means Comedy Not Raping

After weeks of burying his head in the sand (and years of sexually assaulting women sans reproach!), Bill Cosby has recorded his first video message reiterating the same line he’s been trying to peddle for the past few weeks: that his comedy career is far from over.

Cosby recorded the 10-second video message…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 9, 2015

Mike Brown’s Family Will File A Civil Suit Against The City Of Ferguson

Ferguson shooting victim Mike Brown’s family will be filing a civil suit against the City of Ferguson and Officer Darren Wilson.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 5, 2015

Alleged Rapist Bill Cosby: “Hey, Hey, Hey — I’m Far From Finished”

Please tell us he did mean that to be read in the “Fat Albert” voice.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 26, 2015

“Fifty Shades” Has Turned Into A Real-Life Sexual Assault

The kink community’s warnings about “Fifty Shades of Grey”’s poor demonstration of what consent looks like in BDSM has turned out not to just be paranoid speculation: A student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Mohammad Hossain, has been charged with sexual assault following an incident in which he claimed to be “re-enacting scene…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 24, 2015

Richard Pryor’s Widow Calls Cosby A “Piece Of Shit” and A “Fucking Hypocrite”

In an appearance on the “Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend” podcast, Richard Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, took a moment to address the Bill Cosby rape scandal. She did not hold back or mince words in any fashion, and it’s pretty damned awesome.
“On that note, I’d like to address the whole…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 23, 2015

Turkish Men Marched In Miniskirts For Women’s Rights Over The Weekend

Last week, a Turkish university student named Ozgecan Aslan was viciously murdered at the hands of a bus driver she’d trusted to get her safely home. The 20-year-old reportedly fought against a sexual assault before the driver killed her. He doused Aslan in gasoline, burned her body, and dumped her into a riverbed. Three suspects have been arrested in association with…

By: Claire Hannum / February 23, 2015

Hey Republicans, Guns Won’t Stop Campus Rape — But Just Not Raping Might Though

In a fun bit of news to make your skin crawl and your vagina clam up tighter than a vise, the gun lobby has found a new way to support their cause of putting a Glock in every right hand and a Sig Sauer in every left: arming college students to lower the rats of sexual…

By: Beejoli Shah / February 19, 2015

Watch President Obama’s Grammy PSA About Rape & Domestic Violence

President Obama made a digital appearance in the middle of the Grammy Awards last night to deliver a stirring PSA about abuse and assault. He urged artists to use their influence to change the way Americans think about assault and pointed viewers to the It’s On Us campaign “to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.” While it’s incredibly…

By: Claire Hannum / February 9, 2015
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