Posts tagged "sexual assault"

Today’s Lady News: Bosnian Rape Victims To Complain To UN About Angelina Jolie’s New Movie

Women who were raped during the Bosnian war have warned they will complain to the United Nation's refugee agency about the love story Angelina Jolie is currently filming about victims of the war. Jolie serves as the refugee agency's goodwill ambassador. The victims are still upset by rumors that Jolie's flick depicts a woma…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2010

Today In Terribleness: 14-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide When ID’d After Statutory Rape

A week ago today, 14-year-old Samantha Kelly of Huron Township, Michigan, came home from school and hung herself. Why would a young girl take her own life? Over the past few months, her classmates at Huron High School had been bullying Samantha when they learned her family was pushing a statutory rape charge…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2010

Google Gal Accuses Twitter Guy Of Sexual Assault — On Her Blog

Remember last month when feminist writer Germaine Greer suggested that women "name and shame" men who commit sexual assault online? Well, that has actually happened: A female Google employee has made waves across the internet for writing on her blog, NerdChic, that she was forcibly groped by a Twitter…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 8, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Jury Acquits Rapist Who Climbed In Window With A Knife

Good news, ladies! A man who broke through a woman's kitchen window and raped her at knife point has been acquitted by a jury. Timothy West broke into a stranger's house at 1:30 a.m. and raped her while her family slept elsewhere in the house. When he was finished, he asked for her number, and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2010

Obama And Biden Address The Nation About Violence Against Women

I know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But the 10th month of the year is another time for reflection on an issue that doesn't get quite the attention it deserves: Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Frisky has been re-posting some of our past content by our contributor Judy McGuire, a domestic abuse survivor, but…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2010

Cheerleader Kicked Off Squad For Refusing To Cheer For Her Attacker

A Texas high school has taken "school spirit" to the extreme and kicked a cheerleader off the squad after she refused to cheer for a football player who sexually assaulted her. According to Ms. magazine, player Rakheem Jamal Bolton, 19, of Silsbee High School in Hardin County, TX, and two other males were accused…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2010

Australia Bans Lara Stone’s Calvin Klein Jeans Ads For Allegedly Promoting Rape

Australia's Advertising Standards Bureau has asked Calvin Klein to remove billboards from the autumn/winter 2010 Jeans X ad campaign after it received 50+ complaints that the images glamorize rape and violence. Three of the ads, which are to be taken down from billboards in Sydney and Melbourne, show model Lara Stone surrounded…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2010

Yale Frat Pledges March Through Campus Chanting “No Means Yes”

This NSFWish (use headphones) video shows Yale University fraternity pledges marching through campus shouting, "No means yes! Yes means anal! No means yes, yes means anal!" According to Tracy Clark-Flory at Salon.com, they also shouted, "My name is Jack, I'm a necrophiliac, I f**k dead women," though that wasn't captured on audio. The…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2010

11 Women Hospitalized For Spiked Drinks At Washington College Party

Scary times: 11 women were hospitalized after being possibly drugged with "roofies," the date rape drug, at a Central Washington University college party on Saturday night in Washington state. Police said 50 people attended an off-campus party and many of them began falling over and passing out after just one or two drinks.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2010

Feminist Germaine Greer Suggests Women “Name And Shame” Rapists Online

Feminist Germaine Greer has an unorthodox suggestion for how to deal with men who rape: Women should put their names online in a rapists' registry. Speaking at a literary festival yesterday, Greer — who became famous 40 years ago when she published the seminal "second wave" feminist text The Female…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2010

Is That A Banana In Your Pocket Or Are You Sexually Assaulting Me?

"One thing I used to do is carry a banana around in my pocket," is what one man is using as evidence that he is innocent of sexual assault. David Morris, a 60-year-old pastor in Wales, is on trial for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl 15 years ago.
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 7, 2010

Today’s Lady News: 78 Candidates Would Force A Woman To Have A Baby From Rape

There are at least 78 political candidates in this year's midterm elections who would force a woman to give birth to a rapist's baby. That's the extreme-of-the-extreme when it comes to opposing legal abortion. [Raw Story] The ex-wife of Bishop Eddie Long, the Georgia megachurch pastor who has been accused of forcing…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 1, 2010

Chanel Model Heidi Mount’s Husband Accused Of Rape During London Fashion Week

Fashion Week drama! Shawn Mount, the husband of Chanel model Heidi Mount, was arrested last week after an alleged sexual assault on a 24-year-old at London Fashion Week. Police say Shawn Mount, a hairstylist who has worked for Vogue and Ralph Lauren, is accused of raping the woman in a five-star hotel i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2010

Girl Talk: I Recovered A Repressed Memory Of Abuse

At age 37, while working as an incest writer and researcher, Meredith Maran accused her father of molesting her. Based on a combination of “symptoms” like depression and guilt and disturbing incest dreams, the accusation would ignite an estrangement that kept her children from spending time with their grandfather for the next eight years. Te…
By: Emily McCombs / September 27, 2010

Can Adolescent Boys Be Sex Offenders If They Don’t Understand Sex?

This week, two 11-year-old boys, who were sentenced to three years probation for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl, became the youngest sex offenders in Britain. Yet, it’s not clear whether they “assaulted” the girl or whether all three kids were engaging in the innocent, curious game of “show me yours and I’ll show you mine.”…
By: Joanne Hinkel / August 21, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Do You Even Want To Know What Rape “Bait” Is?

Rape "bait": do I even want to know what that is? [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] The yearly cost of child care is more expensive than the cost of sending a child to a public college in 39 states and Washington, D.C., according to a study released yesterday by the National Association of Child Care Resource…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2010

Al Gore Gets A “Happy Ending” In Sexual Assault Allegation Saga

It may not have come from a masseuse, but Former Vice President Al Gore still got a "happy ending." On Friday, an Oregon DA's office cleared him of sexual abuse charges due to "lack of credible evidence." In June, massage therapist Molly Hagerty claimed that Gore was "a crazed sex poodle" who…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2010

Big Boobs Will Get You Raped, And Other Lessons From The Mel Gibson Playbook

We know Mel Gibson likes beavers. But the star has a terribly sexist attitude towards other ladyparts — breasts, to be exact. A week ago we were all shocked and appalled by an audiotape in which Mel allegedly screamed at his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, "You look like a f**king pig in heat…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 22, 2010

2 More Women Claim Al Gore Is A “Crazed Sex Poodle”

Police are investigating charges from two more women who claim they were sexually assaulted by former Vice President Al Gore, The National Enquirer reports. Last month the bombshell dropped that Gore allegedly assaulted Portland, Oregon, massage therapist Molly Hagerty in his upscale hotel room in 2006. Now the Enquirer claims two more…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2010

Filmmaker/Exile/Rapist Roman Polanski Is Now A Free Man

Roman Polanski will walk free: Switzerland has denied the United States' request to extradite the filmmaker on a 1977 rape charge. Back then, Polanski served 42 days of a 90 day sentence after he plead guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse for providing a Quaalude and champagne to a 13-year-old girl, who he…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2010
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