After UVA, Prominent Women Share Their Sexual Assault Stories 

The unbelievable shitstorm surrounding the Rolling Stone story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia isn't showing the slightest signs of dying down. The numerous and serious questions about how the story was handled have all pretty much been outlined; now, God help us, it's time for adorable trolls… » 12/19/14 11:10am Friday 11:10am

Images of Teenage Rape Victim Reportedly Shared at New Mexico School

This story is getting to be disturbingly familiar: a widely-shared social media post in Albuquerque, New Mexico claims that a 15-year-old girl, a student at Valley High School, was raped at a party in early November by at least two men. Some versions of the post include what the original poster says is a still frame… » 12/17/14 2:50pm Wednesday 2:50pm

Two Arrests Made in 'Viral' Rape of Texas Teen Jada 

In July, a 16-year-old Houston teen named Jada was raped at a party, an assault that was photographed, with the images then passed around on social media. MSNBC's Ronan Farrow is reporting that two people have been arrested in the case, an adult and a minor; he displayed the adult's mug shot but did not report his… » 12/17/14 11:00am Wednesday 11:00am

Bill Cosby's Daughter Thinks Rape Accusers Should Go to Prison

Bill Cosby's daughter does not think her father is a serial rapist. Thirty-eight year old Evin Cosby has taken to Facebook to express her support for her father and mother while suggesting that the more than twenty women who have accused her father of drugging, raping or attempting to rape them are lying. » 12/16/14 3:15pm Tuesday 3:15pm

Model, 24, Alleges Cosby Sexually Assaulted Her in 2008

In the seemingly unending procession of women coming forward to accuse Bill Cosby of rape, the majority have been referring to incidents from the '60s, '70s, '80s—decades in the past, often because they were silenced for that long out of fear. But Chloe Goins, the latest woman to allege Cosby sexually assaulted her,… » 12/16/14 11:30am Tuesday 11:30am

Camille Cosby Issues Statement Comparing Cosby Allegations to UVA Case

At this point, over 20 women have come forward offering details (both new and not at all) about Bill Cosby's alleged history of sexual assault. On Monday, CBS News tweeted this response from his wife Camille, who has doubtlessly been having a difficult time with the renewed attention on what appears to have been an… » 12/15/14 5:30pm Monday 5:30pm

Whoopi Goldberg Cannot Comprehend Beverly Johnson's Cosby Allegations

Supermodel Beverly Johnson appeared on The View this morning to discuss the recent Vanity Fair article in which she alleges that Bill Cosby drugged her in the mid '80s at the height of The Cosby Show. Naturally, this meant bumping heads with The View's resident rape apologist, Whoopi Goldberg. » 12/15/14 4:40pm Monday 4:40pm

Woman Falsely ID'd as UVA's Jackie by Conservative Blogger Is Suing

Over the past few weeks, venomous conservative blogger and rumored floor-shitter Charles. C. Johnson has dedicated himself almost single-mindedly to exposing the woman he believes is Jackie, the University of Virginia student at the center of Rolling Stone's crumbling and much-criticized story about rape at UVA.… » 12/15/14 12:30pm Monday 12:30pm

Rape Is Part of My Truth, and the Truth of Many Other Women

When Rolling Stone issued its retraction, my greatest fear was that we would once again have a curtain of silence, where young women feel too afraid to share their truth. And while I have no interest in reliving the experience or pinning culpability on anyone, that curtain of silence is why I am sharing my story today… » 12/15/14 9:05am 12/15/14 9:05am

Lena Dunham on Rape Backlash: 'I Am Angry But I Am Not Alone'

In a long essay published on BuzzFeed Tuesday night, Lena Dunham discussed the various nasty things that have happened since she revealed in her book Not That Kind of Girl that she was allegedly raped in college. "Since coming out as a survivor," she wrote, "I have gone from an intellectual sense of the ways in which… » 12/10/14 11:50am 12/10/14 11:50am

The UVA Mess Is Now a Full-Fledged Shitstorm

On Friday, Rolling Stone announced in a note signed by managing editor Will Dana that in light of new information, they had concluded there were serious "discrepancies" in the account of Jackie, the University of Virginia student who told journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely that she was gang-raped during a 2012 party at… » 12/08/14 11:10am 12/08/14 11:10am

CW's Royal Teen Drama Reign Showed a Graphic Rape Scene

Reign—the CW's cheesy and historically inaccurate drama about a teen Mary Queen of Scots (by way of Coachella)—is no stranger to scenes featuring sex and violence, but last night's episode, which featured the graphic rape of one of the series' lead characters, has many viewers saying that the show has taken things too… » 12/05/14 6:10pm 12/05/14 6:10pm

Here's What UVA Students Are Saying About Rolling Stone on YikYak

Sabrina Rubin Erdely's Rolling Stone piece about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was immediately incendiary, and the magazine's partial retraction feels much the same way. From a source in Charlottesville, here's a sample of what students at UVA are currently saying on YikYak, the anonymous gossip… » 12/05/14 5:10pm 12/05/14 5:10pm