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A Dutch Woman Was Convicted For “Illicit Sex” In Abu Dhabi After Reporting Rape

Rape victims are pressured to report their experiences to be believed, only to face victim-blaming, stigma, and, in Abu Dhabi, harsh legal consequences. More »


Brock Turner’s Mugshot Was Finally Released, And Here’s Why That Matters So Much

On top of his standing as an athlete at a prestigious university, Turner had another factor working in his favor — his whiteness. More »


Stanford Rapist’s Father Thinks His Son Should Get Away With “20 Minutes of Action”

Messages like this teach boys and men that it’s okay to rape, as long as you get away with it. More »


These Women Stopped A Rape From Happening, And The Story Is Seriously Terrifying

Three women just prevented an attempted date rape, and it happens more than you think. More »


Bill Cosby Had Sex With Teenage Girls, And Other Nauseating Tales From His Court Deposition

It’s not easy to find single human beings you can point to and say, “You are nearly everything that’s wrong with the world,” but goddamn is Cosby isn’t running a hell of a race for that honor. More »


Elijah Wood Claims Child Sex Abuse In Hollywood Is An Out-Of-Control Nightmare

It’s easy to see how quick the industry is to defend the act, especially when the perpetrator is white and male (which most top Hollywood people are). More »


Actress Jodie Foster Made Amazing Points About Rape Scenes

Males writers are overusing rape as a trope for female characters, and Jodie Foster isn’t having it. More »


Kesha Sang Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens to You,” Standing With Her On Sexual Assault

During a stirring performance on Saturday at the gala for the Humane Society in Los Angeles, Kesha sang Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens To You.”  More »


Kesha Says She Was Offered “Freedom” If She Retracted Dr. Luke Rape Accusations

“I will not take back the TRUTH,” Kesha wrote. “I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again.” More »


Siri Is Getting Ready To Help If You’ve Been Sexually Assaulted

Siri can be pretty useful with directions, helping you find a cool spot to grab coffee, or answering a trivia question to cheat at bar trivia night (wait, what?). However, responding, “I don’t know what you mean,” or “Here’s what I found on the web,” when you are trying to figure out what to do… More »


Kesha’s Mother On Dr. Luke’s Alleged Abuse: “She Was A Prisoner”

Luke almost destroyed usAnd he has done it intentionally.” More »


Report: Sony To Drop Dr. Luke Over Pressure To #FreeKesha [UPDATED]

“They can’t afford the Adeles of the world out in the streets calling the label unsupportive,” a source told The Wrap. More »


Uber Retracts Limp and “Fictitious” Rebuttal To BuzzFeed On Rape Customer Service Reports

On March 6, BuzzFeed reported on and published screenshots of Uber’s Zendesk-based customer support system which showed thousands of customer support tickets containing the word rape. Uber, naturally, shot back with a rebuttal that refuted these claims, saying that the Zendesk screenshots contained false matches. They pointed to the tricky matter of the word “rape”,… More »


Uber Dismisses “Rape” and Assault Customer Service Reports As Typo In Leaked Report

It should come as no surprise that Uber, a company not especially known for its rigorous screening of employees for the safety of its users, have received a lot of customer service reports detailing rapes and sexual assault enacted by their “contractors” to the people that use the service.

But, as leaked screenshots… More »


Here’s What Men Need To Know About Supporting Survivors Of Sexual Assault

One night during my junior year of college, I found myself sobbing in the closet of my dorm room. In the middle of coming to terms with a childhood of sexual abuse and recent date rape, I was full of intense emotions that were often visceral and always intense. That night, I refused to come… More »


Baylor Frat President Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Female Student In Backyard At A Party

The president of Phi Delta Theta at Baylor University has turned himself into police after being accused of sexually assaulting a female student at a February 20 party.

Jacob Walter Anderson, 20, is now charged with second degree felony sexual assault. Read more on College Candy…More »


‘Project Consent’ Uses Cute Animated Genitals To Promote Consent Culture

“Consent is complicated” – that’s the message we receive every day because we live in rape culture. But really, it’s not complicated at all and to prove it, the non-profit organization Project Consent has made a wonderful video made out of animated private parts to prove how simple it is.

Their mission is… More »


Lady Gaga’s Family Didn’t Know About Her Rape Until the Oscars

Lady Gaga’s performance of her Oscar-nominated song about sexual assault during the Academy Awards on Sunday was a powerful moment for a lot of people. The Los Angeles Times reports two of those people were the singer’s own aunt and grandmother, who weren’t aware she was a survivor of sexual abuse herself. “My grandmother and… More »


Kesha Thanks Fans For Support With Emotional Video Of Her Singing

Following the loss of her devastating legal legal battle with Sony over the sexual assault at the hands of her producer, Dr. Luke, Kesha saw an enormous outpouring of support from fans and celebrities alike, including the viral hashtag #FreeKesha which exploded on social media.

Kesha had to cancel her upcoming concert… More »


#FreeKesha: 6 Things To Know About Her Legal Battle Against Dr. Luke And Sony

Is Sony’s refusal to shred Kesha’s contract really about squeezing every dollar they can out of the pop star and their investment in her careerOr is her money-making potential secondary to using her as a bargaining chip between Sony and Dr. Luke, whose own contract expires this year?More »


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