89-Year-Old Woman Called 'Flirt' by Nursing Home After Reporting Rape

In a story that's as completely horrifying as it is infuriating, an 89-year-old resident of a senior living home in Northern Minnesota was raped by her caretaker. Her appalling treatment didn't stop there, though: after reporting her assault, she was sent to a psychiatric ward and kept in solitary for three days; she… » 2/25/14 1:00pm 2/25/14 1:00pm

Awful: Bus Driver Hits 8-Year-Old Boy For Misbehaving

It is common knowledge that children can be a handful. They yell, they throw tantrums, when I worked with small children there was a 4-year-old whose sole purpose in life seemed to be to follow me around and kick me directly in the shins. And then we would talk about it. And then he would kick me in the shins some… » 2/15/14 2:19pm 2/15/14 2:19pm

Gym Refuses to Fire Employee Who Sexually Assaulted Woman on Camera

Today in horrible, depressing reminders of what it's like to live under rape culture: last year an Omaha woman, Megan Hunt, was sexually assaulted by a 24 Hour Fitness employee. Even though the attack was caught on tape, the company's corporate HR told Megan that they could not fire the employee for "legal reasons" and… » 10/13/13 2:00pm 10/13/13 2:00pm

Idiot Boston Student Upsets Everyone With Fucked-Up Facebook Rape Hoax

The Boston College Confessions Facebook page usually serves as an anonymous forum for BC kids to let off some steam, a place to air their PG-rated unflattering private thoughts in public. Harmless, cheap web therapy. But yesterday, the site posted a confession that's so awful I'm literally shaking after reading it — a… » 10/02/13 11:50am 10/02/13 11:50am

Where Are India's 60 Million Missing Girls? The Tragic, Obvious Answer

Sunny Hundal, the author of e-book India Dishonored: Behind a Nation's War On Women, has written a fascinating piece for Al Jazeera that some readers might consider an exposé on India's shocking amount of missing women — but in actuality, it's just an amassing of public census data and facts that have been reported on… » 8/10/13 5:00pm 8/10/13 5:00pm

Someone Call Guinness, TMZ Has Made the World's Most Obnoxious Video

Just everything is wrong with this video discussing the "rapey" qualities of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines. Everything. It is the worst. The second I started playing it, my toes curled up, my hair fell out, a wine glass shattered next to me, my boyfriend called from two rooms over "Is that Gilbert Gottfried?" » 8/01/13 9:30pm 8/01/13 9:30pm

Mexican Parents Denied Entry to the U.S. to Say Goodbye to Their Dying …

Well, here's a double whammy of saddening and maddening. This past Sunday, Maria Sanchez, 26, died in her Houston home from the effects of an inoperable spinal tumor. Just four days earlier U.S. Customs and Border Protection denied a humanitarian parole to her parents, so they were unable to see their daughter on her… » 1/09/13 10:25am 1/09/13 10:25am

Turtle Roadkill Experiment Conclusively Proves That Humans are Assholes

I've been saying this for years, and nobody ever listens to me: people, en masse, are shit. Like, actual shit. Believe me, I'd love to be wrong about this, but here's a new experiment that verifies my theory. It takes a turtle seven or eight years to reproduce, and a female turtle who lives 50 years may lay over 100… » 12/29/12 12:30pm 12/29/12 12:30pm

New Delhi Police Blast Growing Anti-Rape Protests With Tear Gas

A number of protests sprang up in front of New Delhi police headquarters, Parliament and a major university after a 23-year-old woman in India was gang-raped and beaten nearly to death with a metal rod on a bus that passed through a number of police checkpoints. As if that wasn't bad enough, two more girls—ages 10 and… » 12/23/12 12:30pm 12/23/12 12:30pm