victim-blaming

Kansas City Columnist Tells Women To Not Get Drunk If They Don’t Want To Be Raped

A female columnist, too. More »


Wendy Williams Thinks Kesha Ruling Was Fair And Other Horrible Things

Unfortunately, not everyone thinks the Sony ruling was cruel.  In the case of Wendy Williams, all is fair and just and well in the case of Kesha and Dr. Luke. More »


Watch Badass New York City Council Member Shut Down Victim-Blaming On CNN

In a recent video report on CNN, New York City Council Member Laura Cumbo shut down a reporter who went on an irrelevant trail of questions that essentially victim blamed the 18-year-old-victim. More »


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 has been protected, cried out as the verdict was read and had to be escorted out of the courtroom, while Maiorino — who admits to having what… More »


Patrick Kane Rape Case: Evidence Tampered With, Left On Alleged Victim’s Mother’s Doorstep

Everything is fucked. More »


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 ago, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, who is promoting her upcoming memoir, Reckless, had some seriously upsetting things to say about rape victims:

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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” levels of marijuana were present in the deceased woman’s blood. Assistant District Attorney Warren Diepraam said that the report indicated Bland smoked a large amount… More »


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 a little room to grow. We’ll talk about him more in the future, to be sure. But this week, a very different kind of man… More »


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, being brutally raped by band manager Kim Fowley. Now in her mid-50s, Fuchs tells her story of being discovered by Fowley, joining the girl band, which made… More »


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 sexual acts in the back of his car, I knew it would be a mistake to scroll down to the comments section. I anticipated… More »


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, and the NSA have shown us that only government authorities can do wrong and get away with it scot-free. [Daily Dot] … More »


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 ultimately served as a piece of PR masquerading as “journalism.” I took issue with a number of aspects of writer Kelsey Miller’s reporting on this… More »


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 on college sexual assault. It included the completely innocent suggestion that women learn how to not invite rape with their outfits and practice rape-preventative facialMore »


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 answer portion of the competition. The question judge Kathy Ireland asked Miss Florida during the Sunday night competition started off with an impactful topic –… More »


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 the ground laughing, says, “One in three reported rapes happens when the victim has been drinking.” With a Photoshop edit from the blogger behind Two… More »


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 of their way not to draw attention to Caleb’s out of whack fixation on Amber, those fans who subscribe to the 24/7 livefeeds are privyMore »


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 still edited) Post Everything section which says women would be safer from domestic violence if they got “hitched to their baby daddies.” Above, the original headline on… More »


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 he would just go somewhere far, far away so you never had to think about all the obnoxious things he’s said. Remember him? He called… More »


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 them drunk, gang rape them and then brag about the rapes on the internet. While there is plenty of the latter on the internet to… More »


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 to a facepalm-y new column in Southern Methodist University The Daily Campus newspaper by someone named Kirby Wiley.   “In order to prevent future victims, viewers… More »


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