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Another Woman Gang Raped On A Bus In India

Just weeks after the death of a 23-year-old woman named Jyoti Singh Pandey, who was brutally gang raped on a bus — assaulted with a metal rod which required the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2013 - 2:20 pm

On Alisa Valdes’s Conflict With Feminism, Her Cowboy & Domestic Abuse

If you’ve been reading the blogosphere lately, you’ve likely heard about Alisa Valdes and her memoir, The Feminist And The Cowboy: An Unlikely Love Story. Valdes is the author several…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2013 - 11:00 am

Pittsburgh Steelers Player Chris Rainey Arrested For Striking Girlfriend

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey has been arrested on one count of “simple violence,” which I guess is what they call “dating violence” in Gainsville, Florida, after hitting…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 10, 2013 - 5:00 pm

3 Men Charged With Raping Indian Woman, Jyoti Singh Pandey, Will Plead Not Guilty

Three of the six men who have been charged with raping 23-year-old Indian woman Jyoti Singh Pandey — who died from her injuries — are going to plead not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 9, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Army Staff Sergeant Tracy Dice Refused Widower Benefits Because She Is A Lesbian

Watch this absolutely infuriating interview with Army Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice, who lost her wife Sgt. Donna Johnson on October 1 when she was killed with two other soldiers…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2013 - 6:00 pm

High Schooler Shares Heartbreaking Online Slutshaming Problem With NPR

Adults blame victims of sexual crimes and indiscretions, asking “Why was she dressed like that?” or “Why did she drink so much?”

Adults also use the Internet for…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Greg & Jennifer Agresta, Former Guardians Of Ma’lik Richmond, Accused Steubenville Rapist, Defend Him On “Today”

The former guardians of Ma’lik Richmond, a teen football player who is facing sexual assault charges for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl at a high school party this summer, came…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2013 - 12:40 pm

ESPN’s Jemele Hill Tweet Photo Of Her Sexist, Racist Hate Mail

Last week, ESPN sportscaster Jemele Hill, who is black, shared on Twitter a horrifically racist and sexist letter that she received from a viewer. It’s pretty fucking awful. [Clutch

Jessica Wakeman | January 7, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Her Name Was Jyoti Singh Pandey: Father Of Indian Gang Rape Victim Speaks Out

Her name was Jyoti Singh Pandey.

She was a 23-year-old medical school graduate. She was physically attacked and gang raped in Delhi, India, while riding on a bus…

Jessica Wakeman | January 5, 2013 - 6:00 pm

UK Cracking Down On Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

The United Kingdom is seeking stricter regulation of cosmetic surgery procedures, including an proposed ban on “free consultations” and “two-for-one” plastic surgery deals, as well as two stages of…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Indonesian City Bans Slutty Ladies From “Straddling” Male Bicyclists

Women in the Indonesian city of Lhokseumawe must now ride side-saddle on bikes and motorcycles, because “straddling” a male bicyclist from behind as he peddles in front is now verboten. …

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2013 - 9:20 am

Republicans Block Renewal Of The Violence Against Women Act

House Republicans have blocked the Violence Against Women Act, making it the first time the bill has not been renewed since 1994. GOP legislators balked at VAWA’s inclusions for…

Jessica Wakeman | January 2, 2013 - 5:40 pm
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