Posts tagged "sexual assault"

UK Judge Says Man Convicted Of Raping Unconscious Woman Is Not A “Classic Rapist”

The good news: 29-year-old Lee Setford has been jailed for five years after a jury found him guilty of raping a drunk woman passed out on his couch. The bad…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Watch “The Daily Show” Dole Out Some Real Talk About Campus Sexual Assault

When three students at James Madison University sexually assaulted a classmate on tape, their punishment was expulsion — after they graduated. Yes, really. JMU, along with 55 other schools, are under…

Claire Hannum | June 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm

James Madison University Punished Students For Sexual Assault With Ban From Campus After Graduation

James Madison University in Virginia allowed three frat boys found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman and distributing video of it to stay on campus until graduation, even for years.

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm

The “Central Park Five” Settle With New York City For $40 Million

New York City has reached a $40 million settlement with the five wrongfully convicted men who as teenagers were falsely accused and imprisoned for an attack on a jogger.

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Major Newspaper Drops Columnist George Will Over Offensive Sexual Assault Column

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper has dropped conservative columnist George Will in part due to his recent column arguing that being a rape victim is a “coveted status” on a…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Lady Gaga & R. Kelly’s Never Released Video Was “Literally An Ad For Rape”

According to a source speaking to Page Six, the video for Lady Gaga’s collab with R. Kelly, “Do What You Want” — which was scrapped following renewed attention on Kelly’s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 19, 2014 - 11:30 am

8 Things I’ve Learned After Getting Lots Of Emails About Sexual Assault

Last week, The Frisky published an essay by an anonymous writer about her rape. She wrote about the absurdity of columnist George Will’s allegation that being a victim of sexual

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm

911 Dispatcher Tells Sexual Assault Victim To “Quit Crying”

A 911 dispatcher in Columbia, Ohio, is being criticized for telling a woman who had been sexually assaulted at gunpoint to “quit crying” during the upsetting call. The 20-year-old…

Jessica Wakeman | June 13, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Another Woman Comes Forward Alleging Sexual Assault By Terry Richardson

Another woman has come forward regarding an alleged sexual assault by the fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Following the news yesterday that New York magazine is doing a cover story…

Jessica Wakeman | June 11, 2014 - 5:30 pm

On #SurvivorPrivilege And Losing My Virginity To Rape

This weekend, Washington Post columnist George Will wrote an article about sexual assault on college campuses in which he called “victimhood … a coveted status that confers privileges.” In response,

Anonymous | June 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Breaking: Old White Man Writes Something Offensive About Rape Victims

An old white man who writes for The New York Post wrote something callous and unfeeling about victims of sexual assault. SURPRISE!

George Will penned an op-ed about those…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Indian Minister On Rape: “Sometimes It’s Right, Sometimes It’s Wrong”

A minister in India’s ruling party said about rape: “sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong.” [Guardian UK]
Understanding rape in India means first understanding the caste system. [New

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Study: Some Rape Victims Are Forced To Pay For Their Medical Treatment

A new study has found that many rape victims in the United States are paying medical bills for the aftermath of their assaults, despite the fact that the federal government…

Claire Hannum | June 4, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Three Georgia High School Student Athletes Charged For Alleged Post-Prom Sexual Assault

Three student athletes from Calhoun High School in Georgia have been charged with sexual battery after allegedly sexually assaulting a drunk 18-year-old girl after a post-prom party on May…

Jessica Wakeman | June 3, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Soapbox: How Talking About Maya Angelou & Her Rape Made Me A Better Mom

It must had been in third grade that my daughter Ella was assigned a project for Black History Month. She was assigned Maya Angelou.

I was unaware of…

Veronica Arreola | June 3, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Male Student Suspended By Columbia For Alleged Sexual Misconduct Sues School For Title IX Discrimination

In September 2013, a female student at Columbia University filed a complaint against “John Doe,” a sophomore and member of the crew team from Florida, over alleged nonconsensual sex in…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Charlize Theron Said Googling Herself Makes Feel “Raped”

Charlize Theron gave an interview to Sky News and was asked whether she ever Googles herself. She doesn’t, she said, “I don’t do that, so that’s my saving grace.

Jessica Wakeman | May 30, 2014 - 10:00 am

AnnaLynne McCord Writes Moving Essay For Cosmo About Being Sexually Assaulted

When I was 18, I moved to Los Angeles to audition for roles. My boyfriend planned to come later. One night, a guy friend called. He said he needed a good…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 29, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Ex-Williams College Student Accuses School Of Mishandling Sexual Assault

Lexie Brackenridge, a former student at Williams College in Massachusetts, wrote a piece for the school newspaper about the school’s conduct after  she was sexually assaulted by a classmate…

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2014 - 6:00 pm
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