Universities Revoke Honorary Degrees Given to Bill Cosby

In wake of the sexual allegations made against Bill Cosby by more than 40 women, Marquette University in Wisconsin and Fordham University in New York have both decided to pull the honorary degrees they bestowed to the comedian years ago. Fordham presented Cosby with an honorary doctorate of fine arts degree in 2001,… »9/27/15 5:00pm9/27/15 5:00pm

Reporter Covering Patrick Kane Rape Allegations Receives Barrage of Twitter Threats

Julie DiCaro, a former lawyer and current anchor for Chicago sports radio station 670 The Score, has been covering the rape allegations against hockey star Patrick Kane. And for that, of course, DiCaro is being punished by an angry Twitter mob. She tweeted Friday that she’s not at work after receiving a credible… »9/25/15 12:15pm9/25/15 12:15pm

UVA Failed to Promptly Investigate Sexual Assault Claims, Feds Say

The U.S. Department of Education announced Monday afternoon that their investigation found that the University of Virginia has a “mixed record” in responding to reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment on campus. Among other things, according to a press release from the ED, UVA failed to promptly investigate… »9/22/15 9:30am9/22/15 9:30am

In Cosby: The Women Speak, Victims Share Tragic Stories and Eerie Pictures

On Thursday, A&E aired Cosby: The Women Speak, a collection of interviews with the alleged sexual assault victims of comedian Bill Cosby. To watch the over a dozen women recount what happened to them was sobering and harrowing, not to mention likely empowering for them, because they are finally being heard. »9/18/15 11:45am9/18/15 11:45am

No One Thinks to Call It Rape When You're a Sex Worker

I wouldn’t say that I was raped that night, but that’s not because I can’t be. And just in that sad assertion—that someone could hypothetically rape me—I’m in disagreement with an editorial published in this weekend’s Chicago Sun-Times, in which writer Mary Mitchell essentially argued that sex workers cannot be raped.… »9/16/15 5:00pm9/16/15 5:00pm

Iraqi Woman Forced Into Sex Slavery Kills ISIS Commander 

An unidentified Iraqi woman captured by ISIS and forced into sex slavery has killed one of the commanders of the terrorist organization. Three months prior, commander Abu Amas (his nom de guerre) forced her into marriage with several of his fellow militants. According to Saeed Mamouzini, spokesperson for the Kurdistan… »9/08/15 6:40pm9/08/15 6:40pm

'I'm A Victim': Margaret Cho Reveals History Of Sexual Abuse

Margaret Cho was raped and sexually molested numerous times growing up, she revealed in an interview with Billboard published on Wednesday. The interview was arranged in anticipation of the launch of her “psyCHO” comedy and music tour on October 2, as well as her untitled album which addresses her abuse. »9/03/15 7:00pm9/03/15 7:00pm

Chrissie Hynde on Rape: 'If You Play With Fire You Get Burnt'

Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of The Pretenders has just written what The Sunday Times refers to as “the rock memoir of the year.” In the book, which Hynde says could only be written once her parents were dead, the singer speaks frankly about her history of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. But she’s also come under fire… »8/30/15 12:28pm8/30/15 12:28pm

Results Of Baylor Investigation: We Need Another Investigation 

In reaction to one of its football players being convicted of sexually assaulting another student, Baylor announced it would investigate “the circumstances associated with this case.” Merely a week later, the university released results from the law professor-led investigation at 7 p.m. Central on a Friday—ensuring… »8/29/15 2:45pm8/29/15 2:45pm