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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 had relations with the… More »


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 doubt — in some cases,… More »


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. [USA Today]
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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, but we… More »


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 be identified… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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 place you… More »


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 the United… More »


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 a Holiday Inn in… More »


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 him to… More »


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 consensual sex… More »


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 … More »


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 days after an arranged marriage. Question: why does the AP not use the words “sexual assault” once in this article? Recently a religious decree inMore »


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

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“That’s what happens” is just another way to say “boys will be boys,” meaning it is another way to level some of the blame on the victim instead of squarely on the perpetrator where it belongs. Saying “that’s what happens” to the victim is dismissive and unust. Sexually assaulted
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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 and putting the former nanny behind bars, in 2002 Book-Lim started Lauren’s Kids. The organization educates children and adults about sexual abuse and also runs… More »


“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 Duran of Torrance, California, who claims to be a fortuneteller, has been accused of sexual assaulting two girls, ages 14 and 16, after “reading” their… More »


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 Juvenile Court Judge Alison Floyd’s order. The mother of one of the 16-year-old victims told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer: “It felt like the blame was back… More »


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 when you’re a 6th grader who gets groped by her classmate and both your school administrators and the media act like it’s just a “schoolboy… More »


Ben Roethlisberger Accused Of Sexual Assault, Again

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault — again. According to the gossip blog TMZ.com, “Big Ben” and pals were out on the town drinking in Milledgeville, Georgia, on Friday night when a 20-year-old woman alleged Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her in the bathroom of the club, Capital City. A source at… More »


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