Posts tagged "sexual assault"

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…

Ami Angelowicz | April 19, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Today’s Lady News: 13-Year-Old “Bride” Dies After Arranged Marriage

OK, this is a sad one: a spokesperson for Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights says a 13-year-old girl in Yemen died of severe bleeding to her genitals four…

Jessica Wakeman | April 8, 2010 - 8:30 pm

The 5 Most Obnoxious Things People Usually Say While Discussing Date Rape

That’s what happens when …

“That’s what happens” is just another way to say “boys will be boys,” meaning it is another way to level some of the

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2010 - 7:43 pm

Frisky Q & A: Lauren Book-Lim, Executive Director Of Lauren’s Kids And Sexual Abuse Survivor

Lauren Book-Lim is a survivor.

From age 10 to 16, the young Florida girl was sexually abused by her family’s live-in nanny. After telling her parents about the abuse…

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2010 - 6:00 pm

“My Spirit Has To Be In You,” Said Very Creative Fortune Teller/Alleged Rapist

I am not trying to make light of this news at all, but I see the word “fortune teller” in a headline and I have to write about it: Cesar…

Jessica Wakeman | March 26, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Today’s Lady News: Ohio Judge Wants Juvenile Rape Victims To Take Lie Detector Test

A juvenile court judge in Ohio has ordered four teenage victims of sexual assault to undergo polygraph (lie detector) tests. So far, none of the teens has followed Cuyahoga…

Jessica Wakeman | March 22, 2010 - 8:45 pm

What Is “Scooping”? And Why Don’t We Just Call It “Sexual Assault”?

Middle school totally blows for everyone. It’s a rule. It’s, like, written in the Bible or something. But I’d bet it blows a hell of a lot more…

Jessica Wakeman | March 18, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Ben Roethlisberger Accused Of Sexual Assault, Again

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault — again. According to the gossip blog, “Big Ben” and pals were out on the town drinking in…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Profile Of A Campus Date Rapist

Statistics have shown that most men who commit rape or date rape are known to the victim: friends, friends-with-benefits, boyfriends, husbands, even family members, etc. But even as someone who…

Jessica Wakeman | March 5, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Most People Think Rape Victims Are Partly To Blame, Says Survey

Here’s a statistic that shouldn’t sit right with anyone: Over 73 percent of people in a study by the Havens, a sexual assault referral center in the U.K., believe the…

Jessica Wakeman | February 18, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Quotable: Bikinis, The Cause Of All Social Ills!

“You can’t blame the locals; they have never seen such women. Foreign tourists must maintain a certain degree of modesty in their clothing. Walking on the beaches half-naked is bound…

Jessica Wakeman | February 2, 2010 - 9:15 pm

Today’s Lady News: Male Columnist Calls For More Female Sex Scandals!

Perhaps inspired by the Daily Beast article on the very same subject, a male op-ed columnist for the Washington Post wondered why women don’t have sex scandals like men (um,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 16, 2009 - 9:45 pm

Fun With Family: Roman Polanski Ruined My Thanksgiving

Well, sort of. The director was at the center of an argument between my brother and I that started almost as soon as we sat down for Thanksgiving dinner.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 30, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Another Week, Another College Gang Rape

Oh, man, this story hits close to home because, literally, Sacred Heart University in Connecticut is in my hometown. According to police, on Sunday night an 18-year-old victim was allegedly…

Jessica Wakeman | November 24, 2009 - 9:45 pm

Today’s Lady News: After Homecoming Dance Gang Rape, City Struggles With Blaming The Victim

The city of Richmond, California, is struggling to deal with the horrific gang rape of a 15-year-old girl, which allegedly had up to 20 witnesses, outside a homecoming dance. For…

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2009 - 9:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: 15-Year-Old Girl Gang Raped After Homecoming Dance

A 15-year-old girl was gang raped, beaten and robbed by as many as seven people after a homecoming dance at Richmond High School in Richmond, CA. Police say the girl…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2009 - 8:30 pm

Evil Insurance Companies Are Dropping Coverage For Women Who’ve Been Raped

Last week, the Huffington Post made our blood boil when they reported on a horrifying trend—that insurance companies are denying benefits for women who’ve been raped, and even dropping…

Kate Torgovnick/ | October 27, 2009 - 2:10 pm

Real Panic At The Disco: 13-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted At A School Dance

Faculty and students at Wellington College, a public boarding high school in the U.K., are doing anything but discoing after a school dance went terribly wrong last week. During the…

Ami Angelowicz | October 19, 2009 - 8:10 pm

11 Rape Prevention Tips For Rapists

Most of us who’ve lived in a college dormitory before have had that sexual assault prevention lecture from campus security that’s basically, like, “Women! Cross your legs!” I guess society…

Jessica Wakeman | September 18, 2009 - 2:39 pm

Don’t Be This Guy: The Creepy “Georgetown Cuddler”

Ew, this is every woman’s worst nightmare happening in real life: a creepy man dubbed “The Georgetown Cuddler” is going around D.C. college campuses, breaking into dorm rooms, and climbing…

Jessica Wakeman | September 2, 2009 - 5:10 pm
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