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New Sexual Assault Medical Examination Guidelines Issued By Department Of Justice

The Department of Justice issued new national medical guidelines yesterday revising the 2004 standard of care for victims of sexual assault. Instead of focusing on the criminal justice aspect of…

Jessica Wakeman |

Steubenville Football Coach Gets Two-Year Contract With School System Renewed

accountability, noun — the quality or state of being  accountable;  especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions
It must be nice to be Steubenville, Ohio,…

Jessica Wakeman |

5-Year-Old Indian Girl Abducted, Raped

A five-year-old girl in India was abducted and raped last week by a neighbor who held her captive for three days and left her for dead. She suffered serious internal…

Jessica Wakeman |

Michigan High School Covers Up Sexual Assault To Protect Star Basketball Player

In yet another case of a school valuing athletic prowess over student safety and justice, a Michigan high school has just been sued by the National Women’s Law Center for…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Guy Accused Of Sexual Misconduct At College, So His Mom Pens Victim-Blaming Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

The Wall Street Journal is about as publicity stunt-y as The New York Times’ Style section in terms of publishing articles guaranteed to kick up a fuss. But the WSJ, being owned…

Jessica Wakeman |

Chris O’Dowd Cracks A Date Rapey Joke About Getting His Wife Drunk Enough To Finger Her

Why, Chris O’Dowd, why? The “Bridesmaids” actor and his wife Dawn O’Porter, a writer/documentarian, are hands-down my favorite celebrity couple. Which is why I was bummed to see O’Dowd tweet…

Jessica Wakeman |

Rick Ross Issues Sincere Apology For Drugging, Raping Lyrics

Rapper Rick Ross has issued a more thorough and this time sincere apology for his lyrics about drugging a woman and raping her. Hmm, perhaps it had something to…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Three Teen Boys Arrested, Charged With Rape, After Suicide Of Audrie Pott

Three teen boys in California have been arrested and charged with the sexual assault of Audrie Pott, a 15-year-old girl, who committed suicide after pictures of the rape were…

Jessica Wakeman |

Justice For Rehtaeh Parsons: Anonymous Vows To Out Teen’s Rapists

Hacktivist group Anonymous announced yesterday they know the identities of two rapists who sexually assaulted Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old Nova Scotia girl who died on Sunday, and plan to release…

Jessica Wakeman |

Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, Committed Suicide After Photo Of Her Rape Was Distributed Around School

There are no words.

Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, Canada, attempted to commit suicide last week after she was allegedly raped at a party and had…

Jessica Wakeman |

19-Year-Old Toronto Man Alleges Sexual Assault By Four Women

Here’s a news story that sounds like one we’ve read before: a 19-year-old got a ride home with four people from a night club, who instead took the 19-year-old to…

Jessica Wakeman |

“Mad Men”‘s Betty Draper Francis Dirty Talks About Rape And It Gets Weird

“Mad Men” is back and the Draper family is still as fucked up as ever. I won’t spoil Don’s heap of neuroses (oh, they still exist), but we need to…

Jessica Wakeman |

India Enacts Tougher Rape Laws — But They’re Still Not Perfect

Over the past few months, India has been racked with high-profile gang rapes and deaths of little girls and women. From the three sisters under age 11 who were sexually

Jessica Wakeman |

The Soapbox: Tyler Perry Has A Rape Problem In “Temptation”

Usually movies like Tyler Perry’s “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” are right up my alley. You don’t see a Tyler Perry film because you’re under any illusions it will…

Nico Lang |

The Best Of The #SafetyTipsForLadies Hashtag

Last week, a woman named Hillary Bowman-Smart, of Melbourne, Australia, began the hashtag #SafetyTipsForWomen on Twitter in response to an article about victim-blaming on Australian website The Punch called “Advocating Risk Management Is…

Sarah Gray |

Today In Florida Blunders: Sheriff’s Office Distributes Phone Sex Number To Victims Of Sexual Assault

How the best laid plans do folly: A Florida sheriff’s office accidentally distributed a phone sex line number to victims of sexual assault. I’ll repeat that. A Florida sheriff’s office

Julie Gerstein |

NYPD Sued By Woman For Sexual Assault, Harassment By Cop

The New York City Police Department is infamous for the controversial “stop and frisk” program, critiqued for how it is used for racial profiling.  This story, however, is more like…

Sarah Gray |

What To Do To A Drunk Girl

Hey, bro, want to know what we should do this drunk girl passed out of the couch? Here are some crazy ideas. [UpWorthy] …

Jessica Wakeman |

Video Of Steubenville Rape Witnesses Released

ABC News aired new video of teen partygoers in Steubenville, Ohio, being questioned by police regarding the sexual assault of “Jane Doe,” the then 15-year-old girl whose story has entranced…

Jessica Wakeman |

Even Hogwarts Needs A PSA About Sexual Assault

“Love potions do not equal consent. Coercion through magic is illegal. Combined with the use of love potions it is rape.”
Oh, if only those Steubenville rapists could have…

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