Bill Cosby's Lawyers Fighting for His Right to Discredit His Accusers

In a slimy bout of legal gymnastics, Bill Cosby’s lawyers have argued that the defamation lawsuit filed by three women accusing Cosby of sex crimes is unconstitutional, and that the First Amendment protects his right to publicly talk shit about the women he allegedly raped or sexually assaulted over the course of his… » 6/22/15 9:15pm 6/22/15 9:15pm

New York Wants Sexual Assaults To Appear on Students' Permanent Records

New York state is proposing new legislation that would require college transcripts to note when a student has been found responsible for sexual assault. The measure, which is currently only required in Virginia, would help put a stop to students being able to transfer schools without the new institution knowing about… » 6/19/15 9:50am 6/19/15 9:50am

Lawyers Move for Mistrial in Vanderbilt Rape Case, Say Juror Was Raped

In January of this year, Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg, both football players at Vanderbilt University, were convicted of raping a fellow student in 2013. Now, as the sentencing phase begins, Vandenburg’s attorney is moving for a mistrial, arguing that the jury foreman failed to disclose that he was a victim of… » 6/16/15 9:30am 6/16/15 9:30am

New Poll Backs Statistic: 1 in 5 College Women Are Sexually Assaulted

A new poll done by the Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation backs the oft-quoted—and lately, often disputed—Justice Department statistic that one in five college women are sexually assaulted. The poll surveyed 1,000 people who attended college in the last four years and found that twenty percent said they were… » 6/12/15 7:10pm 6/12/15 7:10pm

Oklahoma Will Now Require Schools to Teach Sexual Assault Prevention

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed a new bill into law that requires school districts in the state to develop rape and sexual assault prevention curriculum. The Safe Schools Act was promoted by the feminist knitting circle turned activist group who publicized the way Norman High School dealt with a series of… » 6/11/15 10:50am 6/11/15 10:50am

Murderers Who Escaped from Prison May Have Been Aided by Female Worker

An unnamed source is claiming to the New York Post that Richard Matt and David Sweat, the two convicted murderers who escaped Saturday from an upstate New York prison, had help from a female employee at the facility. The men cut through several layers of steel, brick, and mortar with ill-gotten power tools, which they… » 6/08/15 2:15pm 6/08/15 2:15pm

Rape and Sexual Assault Reports Climb in New York City

The New York Times reports that from January 1 to May 31, 540 rapes were reported in New York City. That number represents an eight percent increase from last year. In addition to the rise in reported rapes, misdemeanor sex crimes—which includes everything from unwanted touching to being groped on the subway—have… » 6/07/15 1:30pm 6/07/15 1:30pm

1972 Bernie Sanders Had Some Wacky Ideas About Rape

A 1972 essay by Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is getting some attention today, because it’s weird as fuck. Bernie opines that men masturbate to images of women who are “tied up” and abused, while women fantasize about “being raped by three men simultaneously.” Oh, you’re paying… » 5/28/15 9:45pm 5/28/15 9:45pm

Very Dumb #BlameOneNotAll Campaign Is India's Answer to #NotAllMen

Mintified is an Indian website devoted to “inspiring” and/or “viral” posts, using Upworthy-style, desperate headlines. You’ve never heard of it before, you’ll never read about it here again, and you’re only reading these words at this exact moment because of the thunderous trainwreck that is their latest effort:… » 5/26/15 7:00pm 5/26/15 7:00pm

Posters on Columbia Campus Call Emma Sulkowicz a 'Pretty Little Liar'

As Commencement Week continues at Columbia University, someone spent last night hanging large posters featuring a photo of Emma Sulkowicz and the words “Pretty Little Liar,” “#fakerape,” and “#rapehoax.” They’ve also created a Twitter account, Fake Rape. Guess everyone has to have a gross hobby. » 5/20/15 9:05am 5/20/15 9:05am