Law and Order: SVU aired their take on the UVA rape case last night, in which a seemingly credible young woman says she was gang-raped by a hockey team at New York's fictional Hudson University. In the end—spoiler alert—her story (sort of) falls apart. In between, we got a mixture of smart observations about how…
The Year of Our Lord 2015 is a strange place: last night, Law and Order: SVU aired their hotly anticipated Gamergate episode, in which a Brianna Wu/Zoe Quinn mashup is terrorized by faceless gamers and the police actually do something about it. Surprise: everybody — Wu, Quinn, the people who've been viciously trolling…
On Sunday October 19, Vice President Joe Biden and Mariska Hargitay are hosting a Law and Order: SVU marathon on USA. The two will be appearing in PSAs that discuss domestic violence and sexual assault, pegged to both Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the White House's recent 1 is 2 Many campaign.
If Law and Order: SVU has done one thing right, it's unleashing the Hargitay. We already knew the actress was making a documentary about the rape-kit backlog; now she's also teamed up with Amy Poehler, her SVU colleagues and other celebs to fight myths about sexual assault and domestic abuse.
Chung chung, everybody. It's time for another rrrrrripped from the headlines episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit! Up this week: The Anthony Weiner scandal! Hooray!
Last week's viral video "Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire!" was actually a staged bit from Jimmy Kimmel, he admitted last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live: "We didn't send it to any TV station, we didn't tweet it. We just put it on YouTube and let the magic happen."
Psychologist Christopher Ferguson has done the empirical research, put in the legwork and figured out that Buffy is awesome, which I absolutely could have told you. More specifically, his piece in the Journal of Communication chronicles the results of 150 Texas A&M students' screenings of three disparate types of…
While it was something of a bit part, at least the Countess had lines and appeared in not one but two scenes—one of them being nude. Tasteful nudity, though. You know, like the kind in Playgirl, except with less peen. (Or at least, we think. It was network nudity, so you couldn't see anything.)
When Private Practice introduced a violent rape plot line, a heated debate ensued. But Law & Order: Special Victims Unit does that weekly. Please welcome Daniel Truly, who's happy to talk — in the comments! —about how they do it.
At 1pm EST today, we'll have a post with Law & Order: SVU's Daniel Truly in the comments, answering your questions about the ethics of representing sex crimes on television and what kids are doing on "FaceUnion." Start thinking now!
Yes, I thought Jesse James had gotten himself into more Nazi uniform-related trouble when I read the headline, too, but it turns out that he was involved in an errant car race, not in the more-expected racism.
When we learned last week about Jennifer Petkov, who became instantly notorious for mocking a dying 7-year-old, we collectively recoiled. And some people did more than that. In the age of the Internet, when does the bully become victim?
Last night, Law & Order: SVU ran a Very Special Episode. It took on the subject of rape kit backlogs and starred Jennifer Love Hewitt. And let's just say, in true after-school-special fashion, it drove its point home.