Columbia Student Protesters Project 'Rape Happens Here' on Library

No Red Tape, the anti-rape activist group at Columbia University, projected the words “Rape happens here” and “Columbia has a rape problem” across the facade of the campus library Sunday night. The demonstration was timed to coincide with prospective students visiting the campus. An administrator reportedly physically… » 4/13/15 3:00pm Monday 3:00pm

'Hundreds' Watched Two College Students Sexually Assault Woman on Beach

Two college students from Troy University in Alabama have been arrested and charged with sexual battery for allegedly sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman at a Panama City, Florida beach during spring break. Police said that “hundreds” of people witnessed the assault, but no one intervened. » 4/13/15 11:10am Monday 11:10am

Dang: Could the Idea of Rape on College Campuses Mostly Be... a Myth?

Jackie lied and Rolling Stone fucked up so tremendously, and those stats about how many women “get raped” “in their lifetime” seem crazy, anyway—so shocking that, like the UVA lede, there’s something suspicious about the whole matter. No decent parent would even send their daughter to college if “rape culture” was… » 4/09/15 11:10am 4/09/15 11:10am

Philadelphia Woman Says She Was Raped and Kidnapped By an UberX Driver

A Philadelphia woman told Philadelphia police she was raped by an UberX driver on February 6, who then drove her around for nearly two hours, refusing to let her out of the car. When Philadelphia reached out to Uber for comment, the company was unaware the rape had occurred. That was 40 days ago, and the driver's… » 3/24/15 3:00pm 3/24/15 3:00pm

Police Detain Eight Suspects in Indian Gang Rape Investigation 

Yesterday, awful news broke that a 74-year-old nun was gang raped during a robbery in eastern Indian. Six men broke into a convent school, stole money, and ransacked the church before gang-raping the elderly nun. Video recording of the six attackers was almost immediately released to the public, along with a $1500… » 3/15/15 12:00pm 3/15/15 12:00pm

Religious Aid Groups: Raped Migrant Kids Should Not Get Plan B

Up to 80 percent of the undocumented migrant women and girls who cross the U.S. Mexico border are raped during their crossing. Now, a coalition of religious groups who provide emergency services to migrant children and teens are arguing they shouldn't be "forced" to provide emergency contraception, abortion referral… » 3/05/15 11:00am 3/05/15 11:00am

Oregon: We Have The Right To Access A Rape Victim's Medical Records 

The University of Oregon is being sued by a student who claims that after she was raped by three basketball players, the school tailored and delayed their discipline so the men could play in the NCAA tournament. Those allegations alone sound horrible (Oregon denies them), but they've taken a disturbing twist: the… » 3/03/15 5:56pm 3/03/15 5:56pm

Delhi Bus Gang Rapist Mukesh Singh Blames Victim for Fighting Back 

In 2012, 23-year-old Jyoti Singh was returning from a night at the movies with a male friend in Delhi, India when they caught a ride on a minibus. Inside, six men beat her with iron rods and gang-raped her. She died two days later from her injuries. In a jailhouse interview, one of the men convicted in the attack now… » 3/02/15 10:10am 3/02/15 10:10am

Storytime With Mom: A Genealogy of Rape

"If two people come together," my mother began, "who've never had any power except by the way of abuse, it's going to be bad. Both of us had power exerted over us as children. I eventually learned that as an adult, I was still doing the dance, seeking out abusive relationships. That doesn't mean it was my fault. But… » 3/01/15 3:13pm 3/01/15 3:13pm

A Look Inside the Terrible Manual Cops Use to Teach 'Rape Prevention'

Rape Aggression Defense, or R.A.D., as it brands itself, is one of the most widely offered women's self-defense programs in the country. R.A.D. was developed by a police officer, and is ubiquitous at colleges and universities; it's taught primarily by law enforcement personnel, making it a pretty accurate reflection… » 2/25/15 2:10pm 2/25/15 2:10pm

850 DNA Matches Found as Houston Clears Rape Kit Backlog

Officials announced that evidence from 6,663 untested rape kits in Houston has produced 850 hits in the FBI's national DNA database, the Associated Press reports. Charges have already been filed against 29 people since the $6 million effort to clear the backlog was launched in 2013. » 2/23/15 9:57pm 2/23/15 9:57pm