Posts tagged "sexual assault"

Jackie Fox Of The Runaways Comes Forward About Being Raped By Band Manager Kim Fowley

Huffington Post’s online magazine Highline has got a brutal must-read by Jason Cherkis about Jackie Fuchs aka Jackie Fox, former bass player for ’70s girl band The Runaways, who describes, for the first time, being brutally raped by band manager Kim Fowley. Now in her mid-50s, Fuchs tells her story of being discovered by Fowley, joining the girl band, which made…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 9, 2015

Bill Cosby Was Fired By His Agent, Finally

Oh noes! Bill Cosby has been fired by his agent and talent agency! How sad! Just kidding, no it’s not. About time, if you ask me. Cosby was actually dropped by his representatives at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) earlier this year, but the firm didn’t announce it until now, after a judge unsealed his damning…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 2015

The Soapbox: On Pennsatucky & Poor, White, Rural Representation On “Orange Is The New Black”

For every story that “Orange Is The New Black” has inspired in the media, I never thought that I would come across one that uses the show as an example of how white women aren’t taken care of well enough. But of course there is one.

Chloe Stillwell / July 8, 2015

Whoopi Goldberg Is Somehow Still Defending Bill Cosby

Whoopi Goldberg! I should have known that the host of “The View” – and the unofficial defense attorney for every piece of shit dude celeb ever – would find a way to continue defending Bill Cosby, even after his own admission of guilt has been made public. This morning, Whoopi and whoever else can still stand to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 7, 2015

Bill Cosby’s Rep: Comedian Only Settled Because 2005 Quaaludes Confession Was “Embarrassing” And “Hurtful”

Yesterday, a portion of Bill Cosby’s 2005 deposition was unsealed and provided to the Associated Press, including the comedian’s own admission that he had procured drugs with the intent of giving them to women in order to have sex with them (you know, RAPE). The sexual abuse lawsuit, filed by a former employee of Temple…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 7, 2015

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.

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…

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…

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 generation o…

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.

Dori Hartley / April 18, 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…

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…

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 commenter…

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

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…

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 say about…

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 and shared…

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.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 5, 2015
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