Posts tagged "sexual assault"

Today’s Lady News: It’s Not Rape If She’s Wearing “A Nightie,” Says Politician

A woman can't be raped if she's wearing "a nightie," silly, because that just means she's asking for it. So said Dick Black, a Virginia delegate candidate in Tuesday's election, who gave a 2002 speech in which he said he doesn't believe spousal rape exists. "I don't know how on earth you could validly get…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2011

Woman Forced To Pay Rapist Ex Spousal Support

A California woman has been forced to pay her rapist — who happens to be her ex — a monthly living stipend. Say what? Such is the ruling of a Judge Gregory Pollock.  Crystal Harris successfully convicted her ex-husband Shawn Harris of forced oral copulation and he is now serving time in prison.  But upo…
By: Stefanie Blejec / November 3, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Sexual Abuse Arrest At Occupy Wall Street

A 26-year-old named Tonye Iketubosin has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of an 18-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl. The 18-year-old reported said Iketubosin raped her inside a tent at Occupy Wall Street, where he is volunteering at the protest as a kitchen worker, early Sunday morning. That girl had an argument with her…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2011

Protest Today Against Facebook’s Rape Jokes

There's a lot of dodginess on Facebook (status "updates" from your sister's fetus, hello) but there's one thing we cannot tacitly approve by ignoring — rape jokes such as: “Kicking Sluts in the Vagina” "Whats 10 inches and gets girls to have sex with me? my knife"  “I know a silly little bitch…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2011

DSK Sexual Assault Case To Become “Dominique Sex King” Porn

How do you say "insensitive" and "tasteless" en francais? Pornographers My Porn Company are raising money for a XXX flick about Dominique Strauss Kahn's sexual assault case where he was accused of attacking a New York City hotel maid. My Porn Company will call the film "DXK" and it will star por…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2011

“The Real World”‘s Tonya Cooley Claims She Was Raped With A Toothbrush By Castmembers

Tonya Cooley, who appeared on MTV's "The Real World: Chicago," is suing two of her male cast members on "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge" for allegedly raping her with a toothbrush. According to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Tonya is suing Kenneth "Kenny" Santucci and Evan Starkman for allegedly taking a fourth cast member'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 28, 2011

Dallas Rapist Targeting Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Girls

A serial rapist in Dallas is apparently targeting alumnae of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, a Dallas newspaper reports. Over the past eleven months, four black women in their 50s and 60s who are alumnae of DST in the Dallas area have been victims of home invasions between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2011

10 Top Tips To End Rape

It's a sad statement on humanity that some folks need advice like: If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her. But that doesn't mean I don't want to see this anti-rape campaign poster from Rape Crisis Scotland posted everywhere. (Thanks to commenter EscapeHatche…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2011

3 Women Charged With Raping Men & Hoarding 33 Condoms Worth Of Semen

Any story of rape, whether it happens to a man, woman or child, is horrific and tragic. This particular story has the distinction of being horrific, tragic and weird: three women in Zimbabwe have been charged with sexually assaulting male hitchhikers and collecting condoms filled with semen. The women had 33 jizz-laden condoms,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Sexual Assault Case Vs. DSK In France Dropped

France dropped a sexual assault inquiry against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, over lack of evidence and statute of limitations. Tristane Banon, a writer, claimed Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her back in 2003, when she came to interview him at a Paris apartment building. In a statement, police said, "What came…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2011

Perv Pleads Guilty To Handing Out Semen-Tainted Yogurt

Anthony Garcia of Albuquerque, New Mexico, plead guilty on Thursday to handing out yogurt samples at Sunflower Market in January with an extra-special ingredient. Extra-extra special, if you know what I mean.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 10, 2011

7 Celebs Who’ve Used The Word “Rape” Insensitively

I, predictably, love Johnny Depp. But I am not really feeling his casual way with words in the November issue of Vanity Fair. Apparently, in an interview with Nick Tosches, Johnny seeks to show the extent to which he dislikes photo shoots. "Well, you just feel like you’re being raped somehow. Raped ...
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 5, 2011

NYC Cops Warn Against Shorts & Skirts To Avoid Serial Rapist

A gift from me to you, A Handy-Dandy Guide On Things Not To Do If You're A Cop — Or Anyone — Talking To Women About Sexual Assault When A Serial Rapist Is Afoot: Suggest that wearing a skirt, shorts, or dress is just asking for it. That's it. Unfortunately, the NYPD did not…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2011

Today’s Lady News: FBI Definition Of “Rape” Criticized

The FBI's working definition of "rape" was roundly criticized on Friday at a meeting of police chiefs, sex crime investigators, and victims' advocates. The definition of rape used by the FBI is "the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will." But that definition does not take into account sexual assault cases where…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 29, 2011

Jon Hamm Talks Rape Prevention, My Heart Swoons

"It is an important thing to instill in a younger generation about the impact of rape, the lasting impact of rape. Children from grade school to high school to college are incredibly susceptible and incredibly malleable, as we all know. To get them early, to teach them about the facts and figures and other…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 29, 2011

Today’s Lady News: On The Texas Cheerleader Forced To Cheer For Her Rapist

We've long been following the story of the Texas cheerleader who was kicked off the squad for refusing to cheer for a student athlete who sexually assaulted her. Hillaire, of Sislbee, Texas, was 16 years old when she was raped in October 2008 by fellow student Rakheem Bolton, then 17, at a party. Bolto…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2011

T-Mobile Won’t Release Brooklyn Rapist’s Contact Information — UPDATE

UPDATE, 2:40p.m.: Anti-street harassment group Hollaback! has announced that T-Mobile responded to the Change.org petition and provided the requested phone numbers to the NYPD. Thank you, T-Mobile, for doing the right thing. [Hollaback!] ___ T-Mobile has the ability to provide police with the phone number for a rapist who sexually assaulted a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld Sticks Up For Dominique Strauss-Kahn

"I love DSK [the former head of the IMF who was accused of sexually assaulting a New York City hotel maid]. I love his wife. They are great people and when they came back to Paris I sent them flowers. But you know, for people in politics, it's very embarrassing. On the left…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2011

NYPD “Rape Cop” Juror Is Cashing In

For the past year, the country has been following the sordid tale of the two NYPD "rape cops" who were accused of sexually assaulting a drunk woman whom they were called to remove from a taxi cab and take into her apartment. After a night of partying, the 27-year-old Gap employee was put into…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2011

Today’s Lady News: NYPD Officer Being Investigated For Unsolved Rapes

Last week, New York City police officer officer Michael Pena was charged with allegedly grabbing a 25-year-old woman off the street, flashing his gun, and raping her in her yard. Pena was caught, literally with his pants down, when a neighbor saw the sexual assault from her window and called 911. Now the NYPD i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 25, 2011
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