sexual assault

Comedian Jamie Kilstein Tells A Funny Rape Joke

Want to know how to tell a funny rape joke? Comedian Jamie Kilstein shows you how it’s done. [Feministing]
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is suing to restore women’s…

Jessica Wakeman | December 12, 2012 - 5:40 pm

True Story: How To Reclaim Your Sex Life After Surviving Sexual Assault

One in every five women has been sexually assaulted. And most of those assaults happen before the age of 25. I am a woman. I’m 25 years old, and I…

Charlotte Lewis | December 10, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Pray Tell: What The Brooklyn Hasidic Rape Trial Tells Us About Religion Colliding With The Modern World

In Brooklyn, a 17-year-old girl just testified against the man accused of sexually assaulting her. On the surface, this case is sadly too familiar: she and her accused rapist are…

Lilit Marcus | December 4, 2012 - 3:00 pm

“Sleep Sex” Is Not A Real Thing, But Raping Someone While They Sleep Is

Advice columns bring out the worst in journalism outlets, I have found, and Nerve.com is no exception. Today, the website asked readers to play “advice columnist” and dish out advice…

Jessica Wakeman | December 4, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Catelynn Lowell From “16 & Pregnant” Is An Anti-Abortion Extremist

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra from MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” have been, surprisingly, one of the more controversial couples on the two shows. Catelynn was the only…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2012 - 2:40 pm

What Do You Do To Avoid Sexual Assault And Harassment?

Wow, everyone: Project Unspoken at Emory University put together this amazing video in which it asked both men and women on camera what actions they take on a daily…

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2012 - 5:40 pm

It Turns Out Declaring War On Women Is Not Such A Successful Election Strategy

Who’d’ve thunk?! Suggesting that pregnancy from rape is “God’s will,” that some rape is “legitimate” while other rape is not, and saying a woman’s body has “a way of shutting…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2012 - 1:20 pm

School District Calls Tween Rape Victim “Careless,” “Responsible” In Her Own Sexual Abuse

A California school district is defending itself in the sleaziest way possible from a lawsuit by a former student who was allegedly sexually abused by two of its…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Sexual Assault Accusations Against Cee Lo Green Are Kinda Horrible

The sexual assault accusations against “The Voice” host Cee Lo Green have gotten more awful: the woman claimed he allegedly slipped Ecstacy in her drink and brought her home,…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Todd Akin Political Ad Features Woman Who Was Raped & Had Abortion

Three months ago, Missouri’s Senate candidate Todd Akin said that “pregnancy from rape is really rare” and “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut the…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Cee Lo Green Accused Of Sexual Battery

Cee Lo Green has been accused of sexual battery against a woman at a restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. The “Voice” judge denies any wrongdoing. [Evil Beet Gossip]

Jessica Wakeman | October 31, 2012 - 10:20 am

NYPD Officer Arrested For Plot To Kidnap, Rape & Cook Women

New York City Police Department officer Gilberto Valle was arrested today for a failed plot to kidnap, rape, torture, and cook women. COOK them. This is so disturbing and disgusting…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Romney Campaign Says It Still Supports Richard Mourdock

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign says it still supports the Tea Party’s Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who mind-bogglingly said that “God intended” pregnancies that result from rape. Mourdock is running…

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Accused Rapist Blames It On Four Loko

Rapists will pretty much use any excuse to avoid taking responsibility for their rapes, usually by blaming it on their victim. She was wearing a short skirt. She was passed…

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2012 - 3:40 pm

An Account Of Sexual Assault At Amherst College

Angie Epifano is a former student of the class of 2014 at Amherst College. This piece is cross-posted with permission from The Amherst Student.

When you’re being raped time…

Angie Epifano | October 18, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Mom Defends “Pizza Boy Rapist,” Suggesting Alleged Victim Was Drunk

 Victim Blaming 101: Of course she wasn’t raped — she’s just lying! Or drunk! Or both!
Sadly, victim blaming is in full swing with the “pizza boy rapist,” a…

Jessica Wakeman | October 2, 2012 - 12:20 pm

“Vagina Monologues”‘s Eve Ensler Introduces One Billion Rising Campaign

“The Vagina Monologues” playwright and global anti-sexual violence activist Eve Ensler debuted a new campaign today called One Billion Rising. This short film — powerfully done, but with some NSFW…

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Rep. Todd Akin’s Wife Makes Another No-No Comment About Rape

Idea: anytime a religious conservative Republican wants to use the word “rape” in public, he or she should run it through a publicist first. The wife of Rep. Todd Akin,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 18, 2012 - 1:20 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Teen Girl Murdered Before She Could Testify Against Her Rapist

More than half of all sexual assaults are never reported to the police and 97 percent of rapists will never spend a day in jail. These statistics from the Rape…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2012 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Wishing Rape Upon Rapists

I was horrified to read this week that a 73-year-old woman was raped in broad daylight in Central Park.

Read that again, let it sink in: a 73-year-old woman

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2012 - 11:00 am
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