Bar Serving a 'Roofie Colada': C'mon Guys, It's A Joke!

Staten Island, known to most in the tri-state area as a mecca of subtlety and restraint, has in its borders a liquor depository/social gathering place called The Phunky Elephant, a bar that, until recently, boasted on its menu something called a "Roofie Colada." Some patrons, it turns out, were not pleased with their… » 11/26/14 4:50pm 11/26/14 4:50pm

On Camille Cosby and the Problem With Asking, 'Why Did She Stay?'

Every time a wife stands by her scandal-mired celebrity husband, we eventually reach a point in the ensuing, endlessly looping discussion where we ask ourselves why she stayed, how much she knew, and whether her refusal to leave him is a reflection of her own shortcomings. If it were me, naysayers say triumphantly, … » 11/20/14 4:00pm 11/20/14 4:00pm

Defense Attorney: Vanderbilt Football Player Was Too Drunk to Rape

The attorney for one of the Vanderbilt football players accused of participating in the rape of a woman last summer has entered an unusual argument on behalf of his client: Brandon Vandenburg couldn't possibly be held responsible for rape; he was simply too drunk to know what was going on. » 10/23/14 3:00pm 10/23/14 3:00pm

Date Rape Drug Detecting Nail Polish Will Not Possibly Work

If you thought it smelled a bit like acetone and bullshit, you were right. That innovative nail polish that promised to detect date rape drugs has been the subject of both praise and scrutiny over the last week, but this tidbit should change the tenor of the conversation a bit: an exasperated-sounding pharmaceutical… » 8/27/14 12:45pm 8/27/14 12:45pm

This Country Song About Date Rape Was Inspired by Steubenville

Earlier this year, country artist Kira Isabella released "Quarterback," a radio friendly country song that takes some tired modern tropes of pop country — a nerdy freshman girl who plays trumpet in the marching band pining after the quarterback she never thought would notice her — and turns them on their head when the… » 8/02/14 2:15pm 8/02/14 2:15pm

Calling Darren Sharper 'Too Sexy' to Rape Is Goddamn Ridiculous

Earlier this week, Tempe, Arizona police released documents that detail even more rape allegations against former NFL star Darren Sharper, who today will appear in court to face rape charges stemming from separate incidents in Los Angeles. In total, Sharper's alleged to have drugged 11 people and raped 7 women across… » 2/20/14 1:45pm 2/20/14 1:45pm

Tip: Definitely Do Not Name a Drink at Your Bar 'Date Grape Koolaid'

The Daiquiri Factory is a new bar coming soon to downtown Spokane, Washington. To whip up some advance excitement, they released a menu for an upcoming "sneak peak" on their Facebook page. One of the drinks? "Date Grape Koolaid." That doesn't really square well with their tagline: "Fun! Dancing! Drinks! Grub! Jamz!" » 1/31/14 7:40pm 1/31/14 7:40pm

'Hobbit' Star Makes Truly Awful Joke About 'Rape, or Whatever'

During a publicity interview for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the film's star Martin Freeman was asked a fun, fluffy question about what sort of Middle Earth race he'd be most DTF. And he answered with a pretty fucked up joke about elf rape. Goddamn it, Bilbo. I didn't think this kind of talk was tolerated in… » 12/17/13 4:50pm 12/17/13 4:50pm

Reminder: Getting Drunk Doesn't Cause Rape to Magically Appear

In recent weeks, much virtual ink has been spilled debating the role of alcohol in on campus sexual assaults. Should women stop drinking, because many rapes are committed against intoxicated women? Should women stop knowing men, since many rapes are committed by men who are known to the women? Should women just...… » 10/29/13 2:30pm 10/29/13 2:30pm

Jock Culture Isn't Rape Culture When Women Are Playing Sports

Lizzy Seeberg, Daisy Coleman, the Steubenville rape victim — all three young women were targeted by young men who had two things in common: they felt entitled to the bodies of women regardless of whether the women consented to sexual contact, and all were athletes. But a similar attitude about having a sexual "right"… » 10/28/13 4:48pm 10/28/13 4:48pm

Amherst Helpfully Reminds Students To Protect Selves From Rapey Alumni

Let's all take a moment to thank various powerful messaging entities — online advice columnists whose names rhyme with Femily Foffe, evil-looking Fox News "legal experts" — for picking up the "stop getting raped" mantle and really running for the end zone with it and then spiking a football in rape victims' faces over… » 10/21/13 7:20pm 10/21/13 7:20pm

College Bro Sends Insane 'Luring Your Rapebait' Guide to Entire Frat

Is there anything that stupid assholes love more than unfunny rape jokes? The latest installment in the saga of the neverending love affair between awful men and the women who don't want to have sex with them comes from one of the Phi Kappa Tau brothers at Georgia Tech, and it's a doozy. Called "Luring Your Rapebait,"… » 10/07/13 3:40pm 10/07/13 3:40pm

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

My Weekend In America's So-Called 'Rape Capital'

"It's the altitude," the sweaty, red-cheeked fraternity brother explains. It is my first night in Missoula, Montana, and I am sitting on a stool at Stockman's Bar, watching girls in rhinestoned crop tops and boys in baggy jeans grind up on each other, pound tequila shots, and prowl around before pairing off and… » 5/10/12 2:20pm 5/10/12 2:20pm