Posts tagged "sexual assault"

Bill Cosby’s Upcoming NBC Series Cancelled Due To Sexual Assault Allegations

In light of the numerous sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, NBC is no longer moving forward with the…
By: Claire Hannum / November 19, 2014

Janice Dickinson Said “Bill Cosby Preys On Women” During 2006 Howard Stern Interview

This morning, I told you that supermodel Janice Dickinson told "Entertainment Tonight" that Bill Cosby raped her back in 1982. But while this is the first time she's spoken out publicly about her own alleged rape, she just about implied as much in a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2014

CNN’s Don Lemon Asks Cosby Accuser Why She Didn’t “Use Teeth” To Avoid Being Raped

Last night on CNN, Don Lemon was interviewing Joan Tarshis, one of the latest women to come forward accusing Bill Cosby of rape, and he just couldn't stop himself from volunteering some completely unnecessary, bullshit "advice." For context: Tarshis told CNN that that in 1969, when she was 19, Cosby drugged her. She awoke to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2014

Janice Dickinson Says She Was Raped By Bill Cosby

Former supermodel Janice Dickinson has come forward as yet another alleged victim of comedian Bill Cosby. Dickinson told "Entertainment Tonight" that she was in rehab in 1982 when Cosby reached out to her and offered to fly her to Lake Tahoe. (The two had initially met to discuss a possible role on "The…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2014

On The Abuse And Sexual Assault Allegations Against Oprah’s Book Club Author Gregory Sherl

This month, author Gregory Sherl’s debut novel, The Future For Curious People is being featured as an editor’s pick on Oprah.com’s book club list, a potentially career-making achievement for such a young writer (Sherl is only 29). Any other author would be ecstatic, but instead, Sherl seems to be ensconced a self-imposed exile, riding…
By: Frances Locke / November 14, 2014

Alleged Bill Cosby Rape Victim Asks, “Why Didn’t Anyone Believe Me?”

Over the years, I’ve struggled to get people to take my story seriously. So last month, when reporter Lycia Naff contacted me for an interview for the Daily Mail, I gave her a detailed account. I told her how Cosby won my trust as a 17-year-old aspiring actress in 1985, brainwashed me into viewing him…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 13, 2014

10 Reasons Bill Cosby Probably Really Regrets Asking The Internet To #CosbyMeme Him

Yesterday, Bill Cosby, or Billy Cosby's PR team, created and posted a Cosby Meme Generator to the star's website and then tweeted the following request: "Meme me! #CosbyMeme" And oh, did they, but not in the way the "Cosby Show" star and Jell-O spokesman expected. (Here are some examples of what they did…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2014

We’ve Got You Covered In Case You Didn’t Know You Needed A Magic Rape-Prevention Facial Expression

Sheesh, I don’t know what these silly broads are so mad about. Ramapo College in New Jersey had their coordinator of Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention lead a super-helpful presentation on college sexual assault. It included the completely innocent suggestion that women learn how to not invite rape with their outfits and practice…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 5, 2014

Watch These Little Princesses Fight Sexism With F-Bombs

FCKH8 put together this amazing video of little girls summing up the women's equality movement more succinctly than any grown-up ever could. After all, it's their future we're so worried about, right? The video highlights their T-shirt fundraiser, which goes toward supporting anti-sexism organizations and funding FCKH8 to keep pushing activist causes forward.
By: Claire Hannum / October 22, 2014

Ke$ha Sues Producer Dr. Luke For Sexual Assault And Battery [Updated]

TMZ is reporting that Ke$ha is suing her longtime producer Dr. Luke for sexual assault and battery, which she says began at age 18, when he signed her to his label Kemosabe Records, an offshoot of Sony. The singer says that Luke, born Lukasz Gottwald, 41, made her use drugs and sexually assaulted her for…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 14, 2014

Everyone Watch This Video About The Ways Society Enables Sexual Abusers

This video by psychologist Dr. Nina Burrowes explains the smoke screen that keeps society blind to what sexual abuse really looks like and makes it more likely for abusers to get away with what they're doing. Obviously, abuse is a horrible thing, and it is never anyone's fault but the abuser. That said, society a…
By: Claire Hannum / October 11, 2014

On Sexism, Sexual Assault & The Threat Of The “Non-Bro”

When I was just a little bitty budding activist just starting to get involved in organizing and protesting more heavily than I had in high school, I remember this conversation I had with my mom. I excitedly told her that I had found “my people” -- people who cared about the same sort of idealistic thing…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / October 3, 2014

AnonIB’s Date Rape Problem

Trigger warning: rape By now we’re all familiar with the infamous celebrity photo leak of 2014, aka “The Fappening,” as it’s been dubbed by the Internet. But what most people are less familiar with is the supposed “Ground Zero” site for the leak, AnonIB. And not only is AnonIB the Internet’s worst kept secret…
By: Frances Locke / October 1, 2014

Forbes’ Frat Douche Bill Frezza Says “The Gravest Threat To Fraternities” Are “Drunk Female Guests”

Fresh off the heels of a fraternity at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee fielding accusations that they drugged female guests with roofies, someone at Forbes.com actually decided to publish a blog post arguing "Drunk Female Guests Are The Gravest Threat To Fraternities" (cached here). It's the kind of journalism moment that the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Your Kids Need To Know About Consent Long Before They Head To College

Talking about sexual assault is never an easy thing. But as a parent, it's crucial to find ways to talk to your children about it. Lately, there's been a lot of attention focused on campus rape and sexual assault, and with good reason. Many colleges have been called out (and even sued) for…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 24, 2014

Frisky Rant: What’s So Funny About Forcing A Woman To Kiss You?

A bunch of obviously misogynistic "pranks" have been circling my Facebook newsfeed for a few days now and it is just pissing me off. In one particular video, that really can’t be labelled as a prank because there is absolutely nothing funny about it, a young man walks up to a random woman, asks a…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / September 23, 2014

The Soapbox: Rape Doesn’t Have To Meet The Legal Standard To Have Happened

I’m on the advice panel for I Believe You, It’s Not Your Fault, a blog where adult victims of sexual assault share their stories in the hope of helping younger girls. I do believe people, automatically, when they tell me they’ve been raped. Why wouldn’t I? When I give advice, I try to focu…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 22, 2014

The Lifetime Movie About The Steubenville Rape Case Is Very, Well, Lifetime

If you have literally nothing else in the world to do tomorrow night, Lifetime will be airing "The Assault," a new made-for-TV movie based on the Steubenville rape case. Although it would appear, to put it mildly, that some facts of the story are massively altered. The movie opens with the victim attempting suicide…
By: Claire Hannum / September 19, 2014

TKE Frat Suspended At University Of Wisconsin Milwaukee As Police Investigate Date Rape Drug Party Claims

Frat boys from Tau Kappa Epsilon at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee have been accused of slipping date rape drugs to young women at an off-campus party on Friday night after several female and one male student became so utterly incapacitated that police had to be called. A UWM residence hall called the police three…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2014

Columbia Students Help Classmate Emma Sulkowicz Carry The Mattress On Which She Was Raped

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz made headlines earlier this month by carrying her twin-size mattress with her everywhere, in order to draw attention to the fact that the student who raped her has not been expelled.
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2014
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