Posts tagged "sexual assault"

British PSA About Male Rape Proves It’s Hard To Please Everybody

The issues of male rape and sexual abuse get plenty of sensationalistic air time on “Law & Order: SVU,” but not so much substantive awareness in our day-to-day lives. While…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2012 - 9:20 am

Ron Paul Says Abortion Is OK If It’s An “Honest Rape”

Oh, the bounty that is What Old White Men Think You Should Be Allowed To Do With Your Uterus! This weekend, Republican presidential wannabe Ron Paul sat down with Piers…

Jessica Wakeman | February 6, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Dear Prudence Advice Columnist Suggested Possibly-Date Raped Woman Is “Trying To Ruin Someone Else’s Life”

“Trying to ruin someone else’s life is a poor way to address one’s alcohol and self-control problems.”

This is true. But is this really the most intelligent —…

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

Today’s Lady News: NYPD Commissioner’s Son Greg Kelly Accused Of Sexual Assault

Greg Kelly, the host of “Good Day New York,” a morning news show in New York City, has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in October. Kelly is…

Jessica Wakeman | January 26, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Suggests Pregnant Rape Victims “Make The Best Out Of A Bad Situation”

Rick Santorum visited Piers Morgan on Friday night and got to talking about abortion and everything he wants to do with your uterus. His cruel comments about how women…

Jessica Wakeman | January 23, 2012 - 5:20 pm

The Soapbox: On The 39th Anniversary Of “Roe Vs. Wade”

Yesterday, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I stopped to be grateful. I am grateful that my 22-year-old daughter has the right to her reproductive freedom and access to…

Andy Kopsa | January 23, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Military Announces New Strategies To Deal With Sexual Assaults

File this one under It’s About Time: Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has announced that the military is implementing new strategies to prevent sexual assaults and improve their current system…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 20, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Kim Novak’s Publicist Defends Rape Comment

 “There are all kinds of rape including the rape of one’s soul. All rapes are violent acts and all victims should be supported.”
– This is Kim Novak’s publicist, Sue

Jessica Wakeman | January 11, 2012 - 2:20 pm

New Definition Of Rape Approved By FBI Director

“Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of…

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2012 - 11:20 am

Newt Gingrich Doesn’t Support Legal Abortion In The Case Of Rape Or Incest

Just because Michele Bachmann dropped out of the 2012 presidential race doesn’t mean we’re in the clear — there are still plenty of candidates who would love nothing more than…

Jessica Wakeman | January 4, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Rick Perry Flip-Flops On Abortion Twice In One Week

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has always been against a woman’s right to choose. As Texas governor, he has supported bills to restrict access to abortion and made public statements…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2011 - 11:20 am

Egyptian Court Stops “Virginity Tests” On Female Protesters In Prison

Sexual assault and the threat of sexual assault are used as a way to control women. Nowhere is that more present, lately, than in Egypt where female protesters have been…

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2011 - 1:20 pm

What Does CDC’s New Data About Sexual Assault Reveal?

The Centers For Disease Control released its National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey yesterday and the findings throw a fork in many common perceptions surrounding sexual assault and its…

Stefanie Blejec | December 15, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: UVM Frat Asks Whom Brothers Would Like To Rape

The fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon at University of Vermont (UVM) has been busted for sending out a questionnaire amongst brothers which included the question, “If I could rape…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Date Rape PSA By PA’s Liquor Control Board Accused Of Victim-Blaming

Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board is under fire for a new PSA campaign called Control Tonight, which critics say puts the onus on women for “not getting raped” while drunk and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 8, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Chicago-Area Campus Sex Assaults Rarely Prosecuted

Campus sexual assaults are rarely prosecuted as felonies at Chicago schools, according to a depressing piece in the Chicago Tribune. Many sexual assaults that police agree are rapes are…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Morning Quickies: Vinny From “Jersey Shore” Raps About Rape

Vinny Guadagnino from “Jersey Shore” debuted a rap song on YouTube yesterday called “Rack City Mix” with the lyrics “Actin’ like I’m raping it / F**k her till she…

Jessica Wakeman | December 1, 2011 - 10:20 am

DSK’s Wife Considering Divorce After Rape Accusations, Prostitution Scandal

Finally! At long last, Dominique Strauss Kahn’s wife has finally gotten a clue (or an STD). Anne Sinclair stood by the former International Monetary Fund chief when he was accused

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Swedish Principal Tells Teen Rape Victim That “Guys Do This Kind Of Thing”

You’re on notice, Sweden. You are supposed to be the land of gender equality, meatballs and easy-to-assemble LACK coffee tables. So what is this about a school principal telling a…

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Yet Another Reason To Avoid Craigslist Casual Encounters

Let this be word to the wise for those looking for a hookup online: two women were arrested this after an 18-year-old man told police he’d been cut over 300 times…

Stefanie Blejec | November 11, 2011 - 12:20 pm
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