Posts tagged "sexual assault"

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

Tipper Gore Stands By Her Man. And I Respect That.

Even though Tipper and Al Gore are ending their 40-year marriage, Tipper is refusing to jump on the Al mud-slinging bandwagon. She is standing by her (ex) man, publicly saying that she thinks masseuse Molly Hagerty’s claims that Al sexually assaulted her are bogus. She's also refuting other accusations that Al…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 7, 2010

Al Gore Doesn’t Have To Fight To Get Laid, And Other Things You’ll Learn From Gore Defenders

Here are four prominent men who have been accused of sexual assault: former vice president Al Gore, filmmaker Roman Polanski, and football players Ben Roethlisberger and Lawrence Taylor. The accusations against each of them are so very different. But they share one commonality: each has received the benefit of the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 6, 2010

Today’s Lady News: NFL Star Lawrence Taylor Indicted In Teen Prostitute Sexual Assault

NFL star Lawrence Taylor has been indicted on charges of rape after allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old prostitute. The former Giants player was arrested on May 6 for allegedly having sex with a teen at a Holiday Inn in New York. If convicted, he faces four years in prison. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2010

Al Gore Accused Of Sexual Assault

This news comes to us by way of the National Enquirer, so we have to take it with a grain—or maybe a whole shaker—of salt. But the tabloid claims that a masseuse in Portland, Oregon, has accused Al Gore of sexually assaulting her on October 24, 2006. This masseuse has not been named,…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 23, 2010

Today’s Lady News: South African Women Get 30,000 Free Condoms For World Cup

A South African doctor is giving away 30,000 free "Rape-aXe" condoms for women in South Africa before the start of the World Cup soccer games. The "Rape-aXe" condom has tiny hooks on it which attach to an attacker's penis and can only be removed by a doctor in a hospital, where he would…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2010

Quotable: Kristen Stewart Apologizes For Comparing Paparazzi Pics To Rape

"I really made an enormous mistake – clearly and obviously. And I'm really sorry about my choice of words. 'Violated' definitely would have been a better way of expressing the thought. People thinking that I'm insensitive about this subject rips my guts out. I made a big mistake." — Kristen Stewart pulls her foot out…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Arizona Gang Rape Teen Gets Probation

A 15-year-old boy who participated in the gang rape of an 8-year-old girl in Arizona has received probation from a judge. All of the children were immigrants from the war-torn country of Liberia. The boy, who held the girl down while she was assaulted by three boys, will remain in treatment for the next year…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2010

Apparently, U.K. Men Need A PSA To Be Reminded Not To Rape

Advertising blog Copyranter is unimpressed with this rape awareness ad, which one of their readers snapped a pic of in a bar bathroom. The ad pictures a woman wearing panties with a stop sign on them and the text reads, "Have sex with someone who hasn't said yes to it and the next…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2010

A Second Woman Says She Was Sexually Assaulted By Roman Polanski

Today, British actress Charlotte Lewis and ever-present celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred held a press conference in which Lewis accused director Roman Polanski of sexually assaulting her. Both women remained vague on the details, but stated that the assault happened in 1982 when Lewis was only 16. This was four years after Polanski fled…
By: Kelli Bender / May 14, 2010

Football Star Lawrence Taylor Accused In Rape Of 15-Year-Old Girl

Another day, another sports star accused of rape: Lawrence Taylor, a former football player for the New York Giants, was arrested today for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The girl, whose identity will likely be kept secret because of her young age, was allegedly prostituted out by a pimp at…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2010

Behold, The Ben “Rapelisberger” Tee Shirt

Brilliant: somebody's made "Rapelisberger" T-shirts — that would be Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers QB who has been accused of sexual assault twice in the past year — with his number "7" and the phrase "no means no" on the front. The NFL may have only suspended Roethlisberger from six games and ordered…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 4, 2010

You Can’t Get Raped In Skinny Jeans, Jury Says

An Australian jury acquitted 23-year-old Nicholas Gonzales of rape because it refused to believe the alleged victim's skinny jeans could have been removed without "collaboration." Gonzales and the alleged victim, a 24-year-old woman, met for drinks in April 2008 and then returned to his house to listen to music. Gonzales claims they had…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2010

Nude Performers At The MoMA Suffer Groping And Other Hardships

Apparently we are not mature enough or decent enough to view art anymore. At a Marina Abramovic performance art retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, I was shocked and appalled to find out about all of the offensive behaviors by museum-goers. One of the performance pieces, called…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 19, 2010
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