Jeffrey Marsalis: Proof That Sexual Assault Still Isn't Taken Seriously

We've covered the sickening case » 11/21/08 4:30pm 11/21/08 4:30pm of before, but and given it a little more context. That context is, of course, that date rapes remain extremely hard to prosecute or get convictions on, as 8 of Marsalis's 10+ victims already know... and hopefully one more is about to find out.The results from a study of jury…

Helen Mirren On Being Raped, And Why Women Should Just Learn To Work It…

In a GQ » 9/02/08 5:00pm 9/02/08 5:00pm interview this weekend, , saying that when a victim chooses to engage in sexual activity with a man, she shouldn't press charges if he then goes on to sexually assault her. Mirren, who admits to being a victim of date rape during her college years, believes that a woman should know better than to kiss a man…

Compensation, Culpability And The Definitions of Rape

Hot on the heels of this week's news that the UK's by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority reduced the standard compensatory awards given to 15 rape victims by 25 percent » 8/13/08 5:00pm 8/13/08 5:00pm because they had been drinking before their assaults comes the news that they're — or fix the situation for the women they originally did…