Posts tagged "sexual assault"

Why Are Politicians Attempting To Redefine Rape?

The “No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act” redefines “real” rape as only that which is “forcible” and has been co-sponsored by 173 mostly Republican legislators and was called a “top…

Jessica Wakeman | January 31, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Shocking! Rush Limbaugh Insensitive Towards Rape Victims

“[After Saturday’s shooting in Arizona, when Sarah Palin and other conservatives were criticized for using at-times violent political rehtoric, a Time magazine reporter] said, well they should have just turned…

Jessica Wakeman | January 12, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Why Weather Woman Heidi Jones Lied About Sexual Assault

Why did “Good Morning America” weather woman Heidi Jones lie about an attempted sexual assault in Central Park? Because she wanted the attention.

Jones had claimed she’d been…

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Why Do Dudes Like Being Woken Up With A BJ?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man likes being woken up to a BJ. It’s like friggin’ Christmas morning, any day of the year. But us ladies? Not…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2011 - 3:14 pm

What To Do If You’ve Been Sexually Assaulted

We’ve written a lot about sexual assault on The Frisky this week, from the death threats faced by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s alleged victims and the weatherwoman who filed a

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Girl Talk: Who Will Rape Me?

What makes me most angry about the reprehensible, privilege-denying behavior of Michael Moore, Keith Olbermann and their allies in the whole Julian Assange-can’t-be-a-rapist-because-he’s-a-freedom-fighter ordeal, addressed beautifully by Sady Doyle and…

Andrea Grimes | December 22, 2010 - 2:59 pm

Etsy’s “Congratulations, You Got Bad Touched” Rape Greeting Card

This greeting card belongs on Regretsy, not Etsy: it says “Congratulations, you got bad touched!” and is advertised by the Etsy seller “youstupidbitch” as “Get creeped on, get raped? Know…

Jessica Wakeman | December 21, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Making Sense Of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, Rape, Michael Moore, Naomi Wolf, And Keith Olbermann

If you signed onto a feminist or women-focused blog anytime in the past week, you might have asked yourself, “What the hell is going on?” Everyone is at least vaguely…

Jessica Wakeman | December 21, 2010 - 7:00 pm

NYC Weatherwoman Admits Lying About Attempted Sexual Assault

A New York City weatherwoman who has appeared on “Good Morning America” has confessed to lying to police about an attempted sexual assault. This November, Heidi Jones, 37, of WABC-TV…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2010 - 3:20 pm

“Family Matters'” Darius McCrary & 4 More Formerly Famous Actors Accused Of Abuse Or Worse

Former actor Darius McCrary, who played Eddie Winslow on “Family Matters,” was recently served with a restraining order. The legal action was the result of abuse accusations by his ex-wife…

Kelli Bender | December 11, 2010 - 1:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2010 - 9:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2010 - 5:19 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2010 - 4:10 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 29, 2010 - 8:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2010 - 7:45 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2010 - 5:15 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2010 - 5:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2010 - 2:20 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2010 - 6:15 pm
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