I Am Not a 'Pretty Little Liar'

At this point, I should be used to seeing backlash against Emma Sulkowicz, but I still wasn’t fully prepared for what came this week: endless tittering of people around me in real life and in my social feeds saying they “weren’t sure” about Emma’s choice to carry her mattress to Columbia’s graduation; the insistence… » 5/21/15 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

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 Wednesday 9:05am

Emma Sulkowicz and Friends Carried Mattress During Columbia Graduation

Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz, who accused fellow student Paul Nungesser of rape and then carried a mattress all year in protest of the administration’s handling of her claims, carried that mattress onstage during Tuesday’s commencement exercises. Sulkowicz was helped by several friends; the audience cheered as they… » 5/19/15 1:45pm Tuesday 1:45pm

Report: Military Sexual Assault Survivors Not Protected from Retaliation

A new report says that military service members who report sexual assault face a very high risk of retaliation, including threats, harassment, and loss of promotions and work opportunities. The report says military sexual assault survivors are twelve times more likely to be retaliated against than their attackers are… » 5/18/15 2:30pm Monday 2:30pm

Tristen Killman-Hardin Pleads No Contest to Raping Unconscious Teen

Tristen Killman-Hardin, the Norman, Oklahoma man who was accused of rape by three high school classmates, entered a no contest plea today on charges that he raped one of them while she was unconscious. Killman-Hardin, 18, admitted to the rape in an audio recording obtained by Jezebel in November. » 5/18/15 12:45pm Monday 12:45pm

Man Charged in 1995 New York City Rape and Robbery After DNA Match

The Manhattan District Attorney has charged Joseph Giardala, 44, with raping and robbing a woman in New York City’s West Village in 1995. New York couldn’t identify Giardala by name after the rape, but entered his DNA into a national database, where it matched with a case in Florida earlier this year. In the years… » 5/04/15 12:40pm 5/04/15 12:40pm

Applauding a Convicted Rapist for Lip Syncing 'Push It' Seems Weird

I’m as indifferent to Spike’s new reality show Lip Sync Battle as I’m ambivalent about think pieces (which is to say very indifferent and very ambivalent), which is why I’m going to (disingenuously) phrase this as a question instead of a statement: Does Spike truly think it’s a good idea to have Mike Tyson, a… » 4/24/15 4:50pm 4/24/15 4:50pm

Accused Rapist in 'Mattress Girl' Case Sues Columbia University

Paul Nungesser, the Columbia University student accused of rape by fellow student Emma Sulkowicz, whose mattress-carrying protest drew national attention, has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the school. Nungesser accuses the university of failing to protect him from what he calls Sulkowicz’s “harassment… » 4/24/15 10:15am 4/24/15 10:15am

Three More Cosby Victims Come Forward 

How many more of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault victims need to come out before he can be shipped off to some island inhabited by giant, bloodthirsty tarantulas? 50? 100? Three more women have recently come forward accusing Cosby of sexually assaulting them, bringing this horrifying roster of rape to a total of 41. In a… » 4/23/15 10:20pm 4/23/15 10:20pm

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 4/13/15 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 4/13/15 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