Posts tagged "sexual violence"

Daniel Holtzclaw, Ex-Cop Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 13 Black Women, Will Be Judged By An All-White Jury

On Monday, the trial for Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting 13 Black women, began, and by the end of the day on Tuesday,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 4, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Marital Rape Often Not Treated Like “Normal” Rape

“Marital privilege” sounds more pleasant than what it actually refers to: exemptions written into state laws that treat marital rape differently than the rape of someone other than the perpetrator’s…

Newser | June 11, 2015 - 2:15 pm

UN Report Finds 35 Percent Of Women Worldwide Have Experience Sexual Or Physical Violence

A new United Nations report finds that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced sexual and/or physical violence.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 9, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Princeton Mom Calls Rape A “Learning Experience,” Says Victims Should Just Ask Their Rapists To Leave

I’m generally in a happy mood on most Fridays, but I am on the verge of throwing my laptop at the wall this morning after watching Princeton Mom’s latest bullshit-spewing…

Katie Oldenburg | December 12, 2014 - 1:30 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 22, 2014 - 10:00 am

RIP Society: Study Finds That Young Girls See Sexual Violence As Normal

Today in Egregious Discoveries About Humanity, a study has found that a big reason women rarely report sexual violence is because they view it as “normal.” The study, which will…

Claire Hannum | April 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Pay Attention: #RapeCultureIsWhen…

Earlier today, Zerlina Maxwell, a feminist writer and political analyst, was inspired to start the Twitter hashtag #RapeCultureIsWhen in response to both TIME magazine and RAINN…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 25, 2014 - 4:30 pm

The Soapbox: Replacing Sexism With Racism Is Not a Proper Hollaback

This post is reprinted from The Huffington Post with the permission of its authors.

What’s the biggest myth about street harassment? That men of color comprise the majority…

Emily May and Courtney Young | March 9, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Massachusetts Judge Rules It’s Legal To Take Photos Up Women’s Skirts

Good news, creeps and perverts: yesterday, a judge in Massachusetts ruled that it is legal to photograph or film underneath a woman’s skirt. The judge ruled that women don’t…

Jessica Wakeman | March 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Kickass Women Of The Day: The Founders of “Girl Code Movement” Are Fighting Back Against Campus Rape

Caroline Heres, Julie Gelb and Jackie Reilly are on a mission to decrease sexual assault on college campuses. Last fall, Caroline and Jackie, who are students at Syracuse University, discussed…

Claire Hannum | February 11, 2014 - 2:39 pm

In Defense Of How “Downton Abbey” Handled Its Controversial Rape Scene

Spoilers ahead.

In the most recent episode of “Downton Abbey” to air in America, the lady’s maid Anna Bates — whose story through four seasons has almost exclusively…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Etsy Finally Removes Seller Of “I Only Rape Pregnant Women” T-Shirts has finally removed a seller, “fyourt,” which was selling many, many tee shirts with sexually violent slogans like “I only rape pregnant women” and “Five-year-old slut seeking sugar daddy.”…

Jessica Wakeman | October 30, 2013 - 2:00 pm

“I Only Rape Pregnant Women” & Other Tee Shirts You Can Buy On Etsy

Looking for a new tee shirt? Maybe you’ll find a nice one on, where you could pick up tees reading “Five-Year-Old Slut Seeking Sugar Daddy,” “I’m A Sensitive Guy,

Jessica Wakeman | October 23, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Emerson Student Files Federal Complaint Over Alleged Mishandling Of Sexual Assault

A sophomore at Emerson College in Boston said the school discouraged her from reporting her off-campus sexual assault by a fellow student and took months to conduct their own investigation,…

Jessica Wakeman | October 9, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Study: 1 In 10 Teens Has Committed Sexual Violence

Almost 10 percent American young adults between ages 14 and 21 admitted to committing sexual violence at least once, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2013 - 7:30 pm

India Sentences Four Men To Death In Gang Rape Case

The Indian people have spoken: four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman were sentenced to death today.

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2013 - 1:20 pm

8-Year-Old “Child Bride” Dies On Wedding Night

An eight-year-old girl in Yemen, who was married to a 40-year-old man, died from rape-related injuries on her wedding night. The girl, who was called Rawan, died from severe…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Four Men Found Guilty Of Brutal Gang Rape, Murder In India

A court in India found four men guilty of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old New Delhi woman on December 16 last year. The victim, whose father identified

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Not This Crap Again: Student Suspended For Bringing “Disrepute” To UK College After Reporting Alleged Rape

An 18-year-old female student claims she was suspended from Bishop Burton College in the UK after she reported a sexual assault to the administration because her behavior had brought the college…

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Italian Politician Calls For Colleague Cecile Kyenge To Be Raped

A right-wing female politician in Italy has been kicked out of her party after she called for Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s first Black Cabinet member, to be raped. Dolores Valandro…

Jessica Wakeman | June 14, 2013 - 7:30 pm
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