On Friday morning at the United Nations headquarters, trans activist Janet Mock spoke on a panel where she stressed the need for more visibility of trans black women in discussions about rape and sexual assault.
Reformers and state prosecutors are all calling for the Oklahoma legislature to revisit the state’s sexual assault laws after an appeals court upheld the dismissal of charges against a 17-year-old boy who was accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious 16-year-old girl.
The solution came to me while watching the evening news: guns. I’d heard of people doing fire walks, beating pillows with baseball bats—even taking hallucinogens in the Peruvian rainforest. But I needed something more potent than an Amazonian shaman could provide.
In July of last year, 35 of the women accusing Bill Cosby of rape were photographed and interviewed by New York magazine, a powerful testament to what an allegedly heinous and villainous rapist the once-beloved entertainer is. On Tuesday, a judge swiftly turned down a demand from Cosby’s lawyers for the magazine to…
Paul Nungesser, the alleged rapist of Columbia graduate Emma Sulkowicz—who came into the spotlight for her senior thesis art project, Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)—has filed a new 100-page complaint against the school one month after a judge dismissed his case.
At Brigham Young University, the flagship school of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, the Honor Code rules campus life. The Honor Code, a broad and far-ranging document governed by LDS’s Church Education System, covers everything from drinking coffee to a “chaste and virtuous life,” “homosexual behavior,”…
Jelani Maraj, the 37-year-old brother of Nicki Minaj, has been formally indicted on charges of raping an unidentified 12-year-old girl “repeatedly,” according to Bossip. The site reports that a grand jury “deliberated for about a month before handing down the decision April 4.”
Ohio teenager Marina Lonina, 18, faces a litany of charges after Franklin County prosecutors alleged that she streamed the rape of a 17-year-old friend on Periscope. Lonina was arraigned on Friday, April 15, along with accused rapist Raymond Boyd Gates, 29. Both were charged with kidnapping, rape, sexual battery and…
During a town hall in Watertown, New York, presidential candidate John Kasich reminded voters that he is both still campaigning and still an asshole.
Dear Abby, the widely syndicated advice column written by Jeanne Phillips (daughter of original Abby, Pauline Phillips) has had a long, uneasy relationship with what rape actually is. Her most recent column is a confusing cocktail of her old-fashioned bad views mixed with what we can assume was some kind of editorial…
In a Los Angeles, Janice Dickinson and her lawyer Lisa Bloom have asked that Cosby’s former lawyer Marty Singer be re-added to their defamation case against Bill Cosby as a defendant. Judge Debre Weintraub dismissed Singer in February.
Earlier today Louisiana State University’s student newspaper, The Daily Reveille, reported that the vast majority of reported rapes on campus happened during gamedays or gameday weekends. The Reveille looked at the 12 reported rapes on campus and found:
In an about face, gossip TV host Wendy Williams has decided that she believes Kesha’s allegations that pop producer and Kemosabe record label head Dr. Luke raped her. Welcome Wendy, welcome.
Alexa Curtin, daughter of former Real Housewives of Orange County star Lynne Curtin, has accused an Orange County police officer of rape.
Two years ago, extremist Islamist group Boko Haram orchestrated the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls, presumably forcing them into sexual slavery as they have done with so many other women. Despite the efforts of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, most are still missing. And those who’ve been rescued? They are…
Gloria Allred has requested to depose Playboy owner Hugh Hefner in the case of Judy Huth, who alleges that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was a teen.
Following criticism of Siri’s inadequate responses to the phrase “I was raped,” Apple has made its voice assistant better equipped to react to questions about sexual assault.
Lawyers representing “Jackie,” the University of Virginia student who became the subject of a retracted, controversial Rolling Stone piece, are asking a judge to cancel her scheduled deposition. According to her lawyers, Jackie, who says she was a victim of gang rape, will be “re-traumatized” if she is required to…
A judge has ruled that Janice Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby can continue after months of maneuvering by the comedian’s legal team.
Usually-accurate purveyor of Bachelor spoilers Reality Steve is reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who has been accused of sexual assault twice, appeared at a group date Tuesday during the filming of this season’s Bachelorette.