Posts tagged "sexual assault"

No Jail Time For Doctor Who Raped And Took Nude Pictures Of His Unconscious Patients

One of his victims was an eight-year-old girl.

Robyn Pennacchia / September 28, 2015

‘Elaborate Hoax’ Alleged In NHL Star Patrick Kane’s Rape Case

There’s been another shocking revelation in what has already been a twisty week for the alleged rape case against hockey star Patrick Kane. Just two days after it was reported that the evidence bag that apparently once contained the alleged victim’s rape kit was found open and abandoned at her mother’s front door, authorities are…

Newser / September 25, 2015

#FreedomForKesha: Why The Pop Star’s Suit Against Dr. Luke/Sony Should Matter To All Women In The Music Industry

By allowing the case to drag on, Dr. Luke and Sony are essentially using the legal system to punish Kesha for speaking out about her rape in the first place.

Tiffanie Drayton / September 23, 2015

Lady Gaga’s Video For “Til It Happens To You” Draws Attention To Campus Sexual Assault

Lady Gaga’s new difficult to watch video for “Til It Happens To You” features a series of scenes in which women endure sexual abuse and violence set in common college settings — and a portion of the proceeds for the song will benefit organizations supporting sexual assault survivors. The song — a collaboration with Diane…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 18, 2015

A&E Will Air An Hour-Long Special With Bill Cosby’s Accusers

On the heels of the New York magazine cover story from this summer, some of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of rape will be participating in an A&E special called “Cosby: The Women Speak,” airing September 17 at 10 p.m. EST. Beverly Johnson and Louisa Moritz are just some of the 50+ accuser…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2015

Subway Received A Serious Complaint About Jared Years Ago And Did Nothing

Admitted pedophile and former Subway Sandwiches spokesman Jared Fogle was accused of “wrongdoing” as far back as 2011 according to an internal review taking place now, after his huge scandal.
However, a spokesperson for the chain assured everyone that the wrongdoing wasn’t based on improper sexual conduct, pedophilia or assault, but they will not…

Katrin Higher / September 12, 2015

Damon Wayans Defends Bill Cosby In Sickening Interview

Actor Damon Wayans somehow managed to dismiss over 40 women who say Cosby sexually assualted him in an interview Friday on Power 105.1’s show called The Breakfast Club. He asserts that the whole scandal was a “money hustle” on the part of the women. Because you know 40+ women constantly conspire to do that to…

Katrin Higher / September 6, 2015

Jackie Fox Responds To Chrissie Hynde’s Victim-Blaming Rape Comments

Another rock goddess has fallen from the feminist pedestal she probably should never have been on to begin with. In an interview with the UK’s Sunday Times a few day ago, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, who is promoting her upcoming memoir, Reckless, had some seriously upsetting things to say about rape victims:


Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 2, 2015

Appeals Court Declares Negligence In School’s “Rape Bait” Scheme

It’s taken five years, but a girl who was used as “rape bait” by her middle school is a little closer to justice.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 13, 2015

Dater X: Not Guilty

I’m taking a week off from writing about The Big Easy. Long story short: he is officially my boyfriend, and I’d like to give that newness a little time and a little room to grow. We’ll talk about him more in the future, to be sure. But this week, a very different kind of ma…

Dater X 3.0 / August 4, 2015

35 Of Bill Cosby’s Victims Are Photographed And Interviewed For Incredible New York Cover Story

In a stunning piece of journalism, New York magazine photographed and interviewed 35 of the 46 women who allege that Bill Cosby drugged and/or sexually assaulted them, their images assembled into this sobering cover image. Noreen Malone spoke with all 35 women, who each shared their own personal Cosby story, many of them for the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 27, 2015

New Details From Cosby Deposition Paint Cosby As Would-Be Sexual Svengali

The Washington Post has new details from the Cosby deposition, fully revealing the depth of his creepiness. The previously unpublished excerpts detail a man who coldly used his power, fame and considerable influence to select women that fit a specific type. We learn that he preferred “fashion models”, ““financially not doing well,” and from out of town.

Megan Reynolds / July 23, 2015

Shooting Victim Says Police Blew Off Previous Reports Of Rape, Kidnapping And Arson

Brittany Irish says the shooting spree at her home never would have happened if police had taken her reports seriously.

Robyn Pennacchia / July 23, 2015

Larry Wilmore On Bill Cosby: “‘You Can Go Fuck Yourself”

Last night on “The Nightly Show,” host Larry Wilmore went innnnnn on Bill Cosby for admitting in his 2005 deposition to giving women Quaaludes before “having sex” (aka RAPING) them. Wilmore also showed a clip from a 1969 comedy routine in which Cosby talks about slipping women the “Spanish fly” aphrodisiac, as well as a clip from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 21, 2015

Bill Cosby’s Deposition Transcript Reveals Cavalier Attitude About Rampant “Womanizing”

The New York Times has obtained the full, four-day, 1000-page transcript of Bill Cosby’s deposition in that 2005 sexual assault lawsuit, and WELP, it’s as damning as you might imagine. Cosby admits to a long history of what he considers “philandering” and “womanizing,” including in cases where he gave women drugs (consensually and with their knowledge,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2015

President Obama On Bill Cosby: “Any Civilized Country Should Have No Tolerance For Rape”

Speaking at a press conference today, President Barack Obama all but condemned comedian Bill Cosby, who has been accused of drugging and raping over 40 women across four decades. While he did not outright say, “Bill Cosby is a rapist” guilty of the crimes he’s been accused of, Obama did have harsh words regarding Cosby’s admission that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2015

We-Consent, The App Which Records “Proof” Of Mutual Consent, Misses The Point

I’m a big believer in enthusiastic consent. I’m only down to fuck people who are clearly down to fuck me, either because they have communicated that verbally or with indisputable consenting body language. I expect my partners to be similarly attentive to my words and body language, and what those cues say about my desire. Should a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2015
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