Posts tagged "victim-blaming"

Kill It With Fire: Ex-Cop Cleared Of Raping Woman On Hood Of Patrol Car

Yesterday, nearly one year after he was accused of raping a woman on the hood of police vehicle, a Florida jury cleared ex-cop Stephen Maiorino of all charges. His accuser, whose identity…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 8, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Jackie Fox Responds To Chrissie Hynde’s Victim-Blaming Rape Comments

Another rock goddess has fallen from the feminist pedestal she probably should never have been on to begin with. In an interview with the UK’s Sunday Times a few day…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 2, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Expert Calls Report On Sandra Bland’s Marijuana Levels “An Interesting Distraction”

When the results of Sandra Bland’s toxicology report were discussed last week — and then officially released on Monday —  Texas authorities made it a point to emphasize that “high”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 5, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Dater X: Not Guilty

I’m taking a week off from writing about The Big Easy. Long story short: he is officially my boyfriend, and I’d like to give that newness a little time and…

Dater X 3.0 | August 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Jackie Fox Of The Runaways Comes Forward About Being Raped By Band Manager Kim Fowley

Huffington Post’s online magazine Highline has got a brutal must-read by Jason Cherkis about Jackie Fuchs aka Jackie Fox, former bass player for ’70s girl band The Runaways, who describes, for the first time,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 9, 2015 - 12:50 pm

The Soapbox: There Is No Justification For An Adult Raping A Minor

When I read an article (via Facebook) about a 23-year-old man being charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl, after being caught by the child’s mother engaging in…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 23, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Eric Garner Activists Have Released 11 Demands To Reform The NYPD

Activists have released a list of 11 demands for reform of the NYPD following the no-indictment decision on Eric Garner’s murder. [Huffington Post]
The CIA torture report, Ferguson,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Why Aren’t Victims Of Cults Treated With More Seriousness And Respect?

Yesterday, I wrote a response to a Refinery 29 profile of an anonymous Scientologist named “Elaine” which I believe glossed over very serious allegations of abuse within the Church and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm

We’ve Got You Covered In Case You Didn’t Know You Needed A Magic Rape-Prevention Facial Expression

Sheesh, I don’t know what these silly broads are so mad about. Ramapo College in New Jersey had their coordinator of Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention lead a super-helpful presentation…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 5, 2014 - 9:00 am

Miss America Pageant Has Platform To Educate On Domestic Violence, Chooses Victim-Blaming Instead

Given the dismal state of international headlines these past few weeks, the Miss America pageant had a whole host of issues to draw from when putting together the question and…

Claire Hannum | September 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Blogger Fixes UK’s Victim-Blaming Alcohol/Rape PSA

Via Feministing, a British blogger has helped adjust some old PSAs from a National Health Service campaign to encourage safer drinking. The original poster, which shows a woman lying on…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2014 - 12:30 pm

On “Big Brother 16,” Caleb Reynolds’ Unrequited Obsession & The Offensiveness Of Calling Amber Borzotra A “Tease”

Last week, I wrote about Caleb Reynolds’, a houseguest on “Big Brother 16,” and his unrequited romantic obsession with fellow player Amber Borzotra. While the television show has gone out | July 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The Washington Post Says Women Should Stop Slutting Around And Get Married If They Want To End Violence Against Women

Just a day after columnist George Will wrote about the “privileges” rape victims receive, The Washington Post has seemingly doubled down on the victim-blaming with an article in their (crowd-sourced but…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Wall Street Journal Columnist James Taranto Compares Campus Sexual Assault To Drunk Driving

Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto is pretty much that douchey frat boy who you never invite to a party, but somehow ends up there anyway , and you wish…

Jessica Wakeman | February 11, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Two Girls Who Were Raped By New Zealand’s “Roast Busters” Were Reportedly Told They Were “Asking For It” By Police

Yesterday, we told you about the “Roast Busters,” a disgusting sort of “club” in New Zealand where the members are privileged teen boys who lure teenage girls with alcohol, get…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 6, 2013 - 1:20 pm

SMU Columnist Says Rapists “Can’t Be The Only Ones Taking Blame”

Men will rape us no matter, apparently! So if won’t don’t want to get sexually assaulted, us ladies have to “give up over drinking [sic].”

This is according…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Police In South Carolina Criticized For Warning College Of Charleston Students About Sexual Assaults Because They Mentioned Drinking

Police in Charleston, South Carolina, were right to warn students on Tuesday after two sexual assaults were reported near the campus.

But were they right to include in…

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Ohio University Student In Hiding After MRA Website Misidentifies Her As A “False Rape Accuser”

Last week, a video which showed a young man giving oral sex to a young woman in public in Athens, Ohio, went viral. Shortly thereafter, the unidentified woman reported that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 24, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Fox News Guest On Maryville Rape Victim: “There Are Telltale Signs This Girl Is Actually Lying”

“There’s no denying that from the surface it appears to be some sort of cover-up. But when you look at the finer details, there are telltale signs of this girl…

Jessica Wakeman | October 17, 2013 - 5:30 pm
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