sexual assault

“Don’t Get Raped”: New Tumblr Collects Handy Dandy Victim-Blaming Tips

Don’t go near football players. Don’t trust police officers. Don’t be in or around your own home. Don’t go to Harvard. Don’t drink or go to school dances. And never, never change your mind about…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Would You Buy A Straw That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs In Your Drink?

Before my big move to college last year, I can’t tell you how many times my mother told me how I had watch my drink at all times while out…

Daley Quinn | September 9, 2012 - 10:00 am

Turkish Woman Shoots, Decapitates Her Rapist

Well, that’s a lot to process: a pregnant rape victim shot and decapitated her rapist and then dumped his head in the town square, telling police who arrested her,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 4, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Republican Tom Smith Compares Rape To Sex Out Of Wedlock

Alright, Republicans, you can go home now. Tom Smith of Pennsylvania wins for the most absurdly offensive thing that could be said about rape and ladies who be havin’

Jessica Wakeman | August 27, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Teen Girl Escapes After Two Years Of Being Held Captive & Sexually Assaulted

Disturbing news out of Illinois today: a teenage girl from Missouri escaped from a home in which she had been held captive for the past two years.

The…

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

Find Out If You Were “Legitimately” Raped With This Helpful Song

God bless singer Taylor Ferrera!  This song, “Legitimate Rape,” is so kickass: “I was a little drunk / illegitimate rape! / I know the rapist well / illegitimate rape!

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Paul Ryan Backpedals On His Politically Inconvenient Views Regarding “Forcible Rape”

Poor anti-abortion Republicans. It must be so hard having the general public pay attention to your extremist views. Case in point: Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is against…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Rep. Steve King Says He’s Never Heard Of A Girl Getting Pregnant From Rape Or Incest

Today in our regularly scheduled segment “Old White Male Politicians Revealing Themselves To Be Ignorant About Reproductive Rights”: Rep. Steve King (R-IA), when asked about a minor being impregnated from…

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Republicans Asking Rep. Todd Akin To Drop Out Of Race

Republicans are calling on poorly informed Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of his Senatorial race in Missouri.  Like, begging him: Seriously, please, dude. You are making us look terrible.

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Everyone Thinks Rep. Todd Akin Is A Moron, Except For Those Who Don’t

Amelia is still down on the floor of her bathroom with her hand mirror, trying to find that anti-pregnancy rape mechanism thingamajig [APRMT] inside that will keep her from getting

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2012 - 11:40 am

Help Support “It Was Rape,” Jennifer Baumgardner’s New Documentary!

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, each year, 207,754 men and women are victims of sexual…

Daley Quinn | August 17, 2012 - 12:40 pm

NYPD Officer Accused Of Rape

New York City police officer Arthur Roldan has been accused of raping his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend.  On Tuesday night, Roldan allegedly held the woman — who is pregnant— at gunpoint…

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

University Of Montana QB Jordan Johnson Charged With Rape

Three months ago, the Justice Department launched an investigation into the potential mishandling of sexual assaults at the University of Montana at Missoula. The college, in conjunction with local police,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2012 - 1:20 pm

The Soapbox: The Thing That Is Funny About Rape

Wouldn’t it be funny if the boys that photographed themselves assaulting Savannah Dietrich got raped right now? Also, that priest, Monsignor Lynn, who is going to serve three to six…

Jennifer Baumgardner | July 30, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Rapists Know The Answer Is “No”

Despite endless work by anti-sexual violence activists trying to change the narrative, the myth persists that rapists —at least so-called “date rapists” — are men who got a little out…

Amanda Marcotte | July 27, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Sexual Assault Victim Faces Possible Contempt Charge, Jail Time For Tweeting Names Of Attackers

Meet Savannah Dietrich, 17, a sexual assault victim, who now faces possible jail time for daring to speak out about her assault and naming her attackers.

Dietrich, who’s from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 23, 2012 - 10:40 am

Daniel Tosh Scrubs Rape References From His TV Pilot

Comedian Daniel Tosh is debuting a new show tonight called “Brickleberry” at Comic Con and reportedly ordered that the pilot be scrubbed of all rape references. “Everyone is freaking…

Jessica Wakeman | July 13, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Prevention Funding Vetoed, Called “Distraction” By SC Gov. Nikki Haley

South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley — who is buds with Mitt Romney! — vetoed $453,680 last week for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention through the South Carolina Coalition…

Jessica Wakeman | July 12, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Daniel Tosh Issues Half-Assed Twitter Apology For Rape Jokes

Daniel Tosh apologized yesterday for suggesting onstage Friday night that it would be funny if a female audience was raped by five dudes — although it was a pretty…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2012 - 10:40 am

Daniel Tosh Suggests Audience Rape Woman Who Complains About Rape Jokes

“Tosh 2.0″ host and comedian Daniel Tosh suggested an audience rape a woman who complained about rape jokes, asking “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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