Posts tagged "sexual assault"

The Soapbox: Let’s Get Real When Discussing Complicated Sexual Experiences

There’s been a lot of talk lately in the media about sexual violence. Late last month, former CBC Broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi was fired amid allegations of sexual assault. A few weeks ago, Shia LaBeouf came forward with claims that he was raped during an art exhibition. And by now everyone’s heard of the sex abuse…

Melissa Petro / December 16, 2014

Camille Cosby Compares The Over Two Dozen Sexual Assault Allegations Against Her Husband To The UVA Case AND I JUST CAN’T EVEN

You know, up until this point, I have maintained a modicum of sympathy for Camille Cosby. Maybe she’s really had no fucking clue that her husband is a serial rapist who drugs women. (Alleged-fucking-ly. EYE ROLL.) Maybe he is JUST THAT GOOD of an actor. And maybe it’s possible that we just don’t know what…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 16, 2014

Beverly Johnson: “This Is Bigger Than Bill Cosby”

“I want to stand with these women that have come out. I want to have a platform for one out of six women who are sexually assaulted. This is bigger than Bill Cosby. This is about women and violence on women. This is about women finding their voice. I feel that Cosby took my power…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 12, 2014

Michigan State University Chooses Rape Apologist George Will As Commencement Speaker & Students Fight Back

Michigan State University selected conservative journalist and noted rape apologist George Will to speak at the university’s commencement ceremony on Saturday and to receive an honorary doctorate of humanities. Will, who taught at the university for a brief period in the 1970s, penned a horrific op-ed in June in which he suggested that women who come forward…

Claire Hannum / December 12, 2014

Beverly Johnson In Vanity Fair: “Bill Cosby Drugged Me”

I was a top model during the 70s, a period when drugs flowed at parties and photo shoots like bottled water at a health spa. I’d had my fun and experimented with my fair share of mood enhancers. I knew by the second sip of the drink Cosby had given me that I’d been drugged—and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 11, 2014

Lena Dunham: “Why I Chose To Speak Out” About College Rape

Speaking out was never about exposing the man who assaulted me. Rather, it was about exposing my shame, letting it dry out in the sun. I did not wish to be contacted by him or to open a criminal investigation. I am in a loving and peaceful place in my life and I am not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2014

Complete Piece Of Shit “Journalist” Releases Unconfirmed Name Of UVA Rape Victim “Jackie”

Sigh. Here is your daily reminder that human beings can be really, really horrible. Charles C. Johnson (above), a former writer for the conservative Daily Caller and founder of GotNews, published what he claims sources told him is the real name of “Jackie,” the woman featured in Rolling Stone’s controversial UVA rape article. On Friday,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2014

Janice Dickinson Calls For A Bill Cosby Boycott

Janice Dickinson, one of Bill Cosby’s alleged sexual assault victims, is calling for a boycott against the actor. [Page Six]
Former Playboy Playmate P.J. Masten is the latest woman to allege that Cosby raped her — and she says she knows of at least a dozen other Playmates suffered the same fate but…

Claire Hannum / December 5, 2014

Oh Noes, Someone Defaced Bill Cosby’s Star On The Walk Of Fame

It’s a little hard to read, but it says “RAPIST.” Luckily for Cosby, the folks who take care of the Walk of Fame have surely cleaned the graffiti off his star by now. The entertainer’s career and reputation, however, remain forever sullied by over 20 allegations of sexual assault and rape. [Instagram]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2014

The Biggest Problem With Rolling Stone’s Retraction Of Their UVA Rape Story

Earlier today, Rolling Stone dropped one hell of an editor’s note, in regards to a story they had published two weeks earlier — a blistering investigative account of a brutal gang rape that took place at a fraternity house at the University of Virginia. The cowardly note, published on a Friday no less, came after…

Beejoli Shah / December 5, 2014

Woman Accuses Bill Cosby Of Sexually Assaulting Her When She Was 15

Another day, another woman suing Bill Cosby for sexual assault. This time, the alleged victim says the entertainer molested her when she was just 15 years old. [People]
Anyone else remember the episode of “30 Rock” that subtly called out Cosby as a rapist? [Jezebel]
Oh yeah, and last night Cosby took…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 3, 2014

Janice Dickinson Wants Bill Cosby To Admit That He’s “A Pig And A Monster”

Janice Dickinson broke down in tears while speaking with CNN about her allegation that Bill Cosby raped her. “This is affecting me in my house, it’s affecting me, it’s probably affected these women,” Dickinson said. “But I’m strong and I’m gonna stand on my own two feet and I’m gonna tell my side of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 2, 2014

Frisky Rant: University President’s Outdated Views On Alcohol, Chastity & Rape Prevention Aren’t Representative Of Eckerd College

This past week, I’ve been both livid and mortified by the national news coverage of my beloved alma mater Eckerd College, thanks to the following letter from the university president, sent last Sunday to the entire student body:
Dear Eckerd College students,

As you know, the College has launched an educational and…

Sarah Kwon / December 1, 2014

Shia LaBeouf Says He Was Raped During His Performance Art Show

Remember earlier this year, when Shia LaBeouf held a silent performance art show called “#IAMSORRY” in Los Angeles? It was pretty much a rip-off of Marina Abramović’s “The Artist Is Present,” in that visitors got to interact with LaBeouf in, apparently, whatever way they wanted to. And according to an email interview LaBeouf did with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 28, 2014

Camille Cosby Supports Her Husband “On Every Level”

Bill Cosby’s wife Camille “supports him on every level” as more and more women come forward alleging the comedian sexually assaulted them. Denial, man. [People]
ABC allegedly paid Darren Wilson in the mid-to-high six figures for his interview with George Stephanopoulos, which means it’s officially profitable for police officers to kill unarmed Black…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 26, 2014

Frisky Rant: No, The Wrap, Bill Cosby Is Not Being “Raped” By His Accusers’ Allegations

This Saturday, entertainment blog The Wrap posted a stunningly tone-deaf guest op-ed entitled “The Rape of Bill Cosby.” The tongue-in-cheek opening line read “Bill Cosby raped me.” And that was the best part of the entire debacle. The remainder of the piece, which was meant to be an excoriation of liberal media (on a liberal…

Beejoli Shah / November 24, 2014

Former NBC Employee Claims He Paid Off Women As Bill Cosby’s “Fixer”

Frank Scotti, a former facilities manager for NBC, says that he paid off as many as eight women for Bill Cosby from 1989-1990, telling The New York Daily News, “I did a lot of crazy things for him. He was covering himself by having my name on it. It was a coverup. I realized it…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 24, 2014

Bill Cosby: “People Should Fact Check”

“I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”
Yesterday, alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby finally “broke his silence” about the controversy surrounding him in an interview with Florida

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 22, 2014

UVA Freshman Says She Was Gang Raped At A Frat House — And Then Discouraged From Reporting It

The latest issue of Rolling Stone has an incredible and disturbing feature about a student at the University of Virginia who was gang raped at a frat house her freshman year and was told by the school not to report it. [Rolling Stone]
Rebecca Traister has written a fantastic piece for The New…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2014

Unreleased Footage From 2012 Marilyn Manson Music Video, Showing Eli Roth Raping Lana Del Rey, Leaks Online

Back in 2012, Marilyn Manson filmed a music video for his song “No Reflection,” which included a scene in which “Hostel” director Eli Roth pins down singer Lana del Rey and rapes her. The scene was cut from the final video, but there have been whispers online about the original footage ever since. Eli Roth…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2014
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