Posts tagged "sexual assault"

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 i…
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 kee…
By: Claire Hannum / February 9, 2015

“Is Sex With An Unconscious Person Always Rape?” Utah Lawmakers Wonder

At the center of any discussion about rape is the issue of consent. Did both (or more) parties involved consent to having sex? Was consent given under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Could both people actually give consent or was their ability impaired because of drugs, or alcohol, or, you know, lack of consciousness?
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2015

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Adele Barber Bit Off Part Of A Sexual Attacker’s Tongue For DNA Evidence

When Adele Barber was sexually assaulted on her way home from the doctor's office one evening, she, despite her understandable terror, thought fast. In an interview with ITV, Barber, of Dunstable, England, said, “As soon as he pushed me up against the fence he tried to kiss me and forced his tongue into my mouth.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2015

Alcohol Is Now Classified As A Weapon In Military Sexual Assault Cases

The military has classified alcohol as a weapon in sexual assault cases. [RawStory] The American Library Association’s awards are super-diverse. Is #WeNeedDiverseBooks working? [Flavorwire] Here’s a rundown of the types of total nutbags who are still really into #GamerGate. [Gawker]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 2, 2015

Stacey Dash: Rape Victims Are “Bad Girls … Who Like To Be Naughty”

Stacey Dash was once known for being Dionne in "Clueless." Now she's just known for being clueless in real life. The former actress, in her new role on Fox's "Outnumbered," had some interesting things to say about two recent stories regarding campus crackdowns meant to prevent sexual assault--national sorority chapters telling sorority members at…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 30, 2015

Drunkenness Used As A Defense In Vanderbilt Rape Trial

Four ex-Vanderbilt football players violently gang raped a fellow student in June of 2013. And today, in the year 2015 of our lord and savior, much like characters in a Jacobean play, those men are claiming drunkenness as their defense in an actual court of law. “I was drunk” is not a passable defense for…
By: Chloe Stillwell / January 23, 2015

“The Nightly Show” Host Larry Wilmore On Bill Cosby: “How Many More Women Do We Need?”

Plenty of media outlets and famous faces have been hands off when it comes to passing any sort of judgment on the seemingly never-ending sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, but on the second episode of Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show," host Larry Wilmore dove right in.  Wilmore devoted the entire episode to the Cosby…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 21, 2015

The United States Gets A “D” Grade For Women’s Reproductive Rights, According to NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America has graded the United States with a “D” for women’s reproductive rights. [NARAL] Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: “The passionate intensity of the terrorists bears witness to a lack of true conviction.” [New Statesman] The Academy Awards (predictably) ignored black actors and directors. [The Grio]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 15, 2015

Bill Cosby Joked About Assault Allegations At Canada Show

Serial rapist Bill Cosby (alleged smalleged) actually had the gall to make a rape joke during a comedy show last night. When a woman got up from her seat during the show, Cosby asked her where she was going and she said she was headed to the bar and offered to grab him a drink…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 9, 2015

Phylicia Rashad: “This Is Not About The Women,” It’s About Bill Cosby’s Legacy

When Showbiz 411 reported that Phylicia Rashad, speaking of the accusations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby, had the gall to say "forget these women" and to insinuate that the allegations were the result of some kind of grand…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 8, 2015

Detroit Is Finally Doing Something About Its 11,000 Untested Rape Kits

In the years leading up to Detroit's 2013 bankruptcy filing, as local leaders scrambled to keep a city afloat that couldn't even afford street lights, thousands of rape kits somehow went untested, preventing countless rapists from being prosecuted. In 2009, 11,000 untested kits were found in a Detroit police storage unit. Two thousand of the kit…
By: Claire Hannum / January 7, 2015

Bye Phylicia: Actress Defends Bill Cosby Against Rape Claims, Says People Should “Forget These Women”

Clare Huxtable, no. Bill Cosby's long-time TV wife Phylicia Rashad has finally spoken out about the insanely lengthy sexual…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 7, 2015

Revlon CEO: “I Can Smell Black People When They Enter A Room”

According to a lawsuit, Revlon’s CEO claimed that he could “smell Black people when they enter a room.” [The Grio] The investigation into the Cleveland police shooting and death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice could be taken over by an outside agency. [RawStory] Uber has given their customers some really half-assed safety tips following…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 2, 2015

Hey Gawker, Here’s Why Outting Lena Dunham’s Rapist Is Bullshit

Yesterday, Gawker's J.K. Trotter wrote a piece naming the man who allegedly raped Lena Dunham in college. Dunham wrote about the rape in her book, Not That Kind Of Girl, but took a number of steps to conceal his identity. Unfortunately, the manner in which she cloaked his identity was seized upon by…
By: Beejoli Shah / December 31, 2014
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