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A Woman Misidentified As UVA’s Jackie Is Taking Legal Action Against Chuck Johnson

  • A woman identified by (Living Piece Of Poop) Chuck Johnson as UVA’s Jackie isn’t Jackie, and is pressing charges. (Jezebel)
  • Bill Cosby Defender Whoopi Goldberg interviewed Bill Cosby Victim Beverly Johnson, and it was as ridiculous as you’d imagine on Whoopi’s part. (Death and Taxes)
  • Another horrifying story about a lack of justice for rape victims on university campuses has come out of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. (VICE Sports)
  • Female researchers at universities are at as much of a risk as the rest of the female population of being raped, especially by their supervisors. (Atlantic) Keep reading »

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

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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 to report campus sexual assault receive “coveted status” and “privileges.” Students, sexual assault survivors and advocates are furious at Will’s appearance at the ceremony, especially since MSU is one of several schools undergoing a federal investigation for its handling of previous cases of campus assault. As of this writing, over 800 students plan to protest on campus Saturday morning and the numbers are growing by the minute. Keep reading »

UVA Isn’t Backing Down From Its Investigation Into The Rolling Stone-Reported Gang Rape

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  • Even if Rolling Stone is dropping the ball on supporting their source, Jackie, in the UVA gang rape scandal, UVA itself isn’t backing down from their investigation. [Slate]
  • Michelle Duggar’s campaign to repeal protections against housing and employment discrimination for LGBT people in Fayetteville, Arkansas has succeeded with Ordinance 119 being overturned. Why does anyone think her family’s show is cute, again? [RawStory] Keep reading »

Black Lives Don’t Matter At The New Republic

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  • Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why black lives didn’t and haven’t ever really mattered to The New Republic, in relation to last week’s staffing fiasco. [Atlantic]
  • Regarding the UVA gang rape case and Rolling Stone’s retraction: it’s possible that journalism isn’t able to report on sexual assault with sensitivity, nuance, and truthfulness so long as it clings to the idea that it is always objective. [Feministing]
  • Meanwhile, “Jackie”‘s father maintains that she is telling the truth about her sexual assault. [Salon] Keep reading »

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, Rolling Stone kinda-sorta retracted the article citing “inconsistencies” in Jackie’s story. Johnson of course doesn’t care that while Jackie’s story allegedly contains inconsistencies (which should have been better reported and fact-checked by Rolling Stone), that does not mean she’s lying about being gang raped by a group of UVA fraternity members. (Rolling Stone edited their letter from the editor and removed the line about their trust in Jackie being “misplaced,” but failed to note the change.) Internet trolls are already ruthless in their treatment of women who have the courage to come forward with allegations of sexual assault; the very fact that Jackie’s story may be in question has made her an easy target for misogynists desperate to beat the drum that women frequently lie about being raped (they don’t). Like those repulsive menaces at 4chan, who are apparently planning on tracking down “Jackie” and releasing personal details about her life. Keep reading »

The Cop Who Killed Akai Gurley Contacted His Union Rep Before Calling 911

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  • The NYPD officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley texted his police union rep before he called 911. [Daily Dot]
  • Tamir Rice’s family is suing the city of Cleveland and the two officers involved in the 12-year-old’s shooting for wrongful death. [The Root]
  • Here are the names of the women and girls who have been killed by police officers. [Bougie Black Girl]
  • The hashtag #IStandWithJackie has gone viral following Rolling Stone’s retraction of their UVA gang rape story. [Cosmopolitan] Keep reading »
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