Posts tagged "sexual assault"

Today’s Lady News: Belvedere Vodka’s Rapey New Ad

Belvedere Vodka tweeted an ad recently where a man pulls an open-mouthed woman down onto his lap with the headline, “Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smoothly.” The…

Jessica Wakeman | March 23, 2012 - 5:40 pm

The Soapbox: On Consent Culture

Today I’m going to fulfill a promise I made quite a while ago, and talk about what a consent culture would look like.

A consent culture is one…

Holly Pervocracy | March 22, 2012 - 1:00 pm

New App “Circle Of 6″ Can Prevent Sexual Violence

I’ll admit I was skeptical when I heard that the White House was holding a technology challenge for developers to create an app that would help prevent sexual violence. All…

Jessica Wakeman | March 21, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Politician Suggests Women Lie About Rape To Get Abortions

The Idaho state senator who sponsored the bill that would force women to undergo a medically unnecessary ultrasound before an abortion said yesterday that there is no exception for…

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

#IDidNotReport: A Twitter Hashtag Worth Checking Out

Occasionally, Twitter users take on a cause that isn’t just posting pictures of their cats or ruminating on the injustices of waiting in line at Shake Shack. Like today’s hashtag…

Julie Gerstein | March 13, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Indonesia To Thoughtfully Ban Miniskirts So Female Lawmakers Don’t “Invite” Rape

Thank goodness female lawmakers in Indonesia have their male colleagues to look out for them. These silly women simply thought their outfits were a fashion statement, but little did they…

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

Morning Quickies: Rainn Wilson Tweets A Date Rape Joke

What the eff? Rainn Wilson — aka Dwight Shrute on “The Office” — tweeted a date rape joke. No. Just no. On Feb 12, Rainn tweeted, “If I were…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2012 - 10:20 am

Politician Points Out How Virginia’s Mandatory Ultrasound Law Could Turn Abortion Providers Into Criminals

One of the scariest anti-abortion bills in the U.S. right now is Virgina’s “mandatory ultrasound” bill, which requires a woman seeking an abortion to be vaginally penetrated with a speculum…

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Fox News Lady Who Claimed Women Should “Expect” Rape In Military Blames Feminists, New York Times

Fox News contributer Liz Trotta would like to clear up a few things. First of all, when she spoke on the Pentagon’s decision to officially open up more combat positions…

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

Former Marine To Fox News: Sexual Assault Should Not Be Part Of My Job

Violent sexual assaults in the military have increased by 64 percent since 2006, according to a recent Pentagon report. Let me repeat that number: 64 percent.

But few…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 17, 2012 - 12:40 pm

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,

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
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