Posts tagged "sexual assault"

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

Facebook Pulls Some (But Not All) Rape Jokes

On November 2, feminist activists organized together to protest Facebook’s refusal to remove pages that contained jokes about rape and violence against women from their site. Facebook’s Terms of Service…

Jessica Wakeman | November 10, 2011 - 3:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 4, 2011 - 5:40 pm

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…

Stefanie Blejec | November 3, 2011 - 3:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2011 - 5:40 pm

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:

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2011 - 1:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2011 - 12:20 pm

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 28, 2011 - 12:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2011 - 2:40 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2011 - 2:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2011 - 9:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 13, 2011 - 5:20 pm
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