Spike Lee Thinks a ‘Sex Strike’ Would Help Prevent Campus Rape

Spike Lee appeared on a recent episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to talk about his new film, Chi-Raq. The movie is a modern re-telling of Lysistrata, an anti-war, ancient Greek comedy in which a woman convinces the other women in her city to withhold sex from their husbands and lovers until a peace treaty… »Yesterday 6:00pm11/28/15 6:00pm

One Teen Charged, Two Others Detained in Rape and Murder of Indiana Pastor's Wife Amanda Blackburn 

One teenager has been charged and police have detained two other men in the death of Amanda Blackburn, 28, a pregnant Indianapolis woman who was raped and shot in the head in her home on November 10. Authorities are claiming the three suspects referred to themselves as “The Kill Gang.” »11/23/15 9:00am11/23/15 9:00am

Bloomingdale's Apologizes for Maybe Encouraging You to Date Rape Your Friend

Oh hey, Christmas is here. First Starbucks forgot that Jesus is the reason for the season and now Bloomingdale’s is encouraging you to date rape your friend. Tech Insider found a charming ad from the retail chain’s holiday catalog in which some creep, who looks a little too much like Robin Thicke, gives his… »11/10/15 9:00pm11/10/15 9:00pm

Is This Professor a Rapist For Sleeping With Her Severely Disabled Student?

In October, Anna Stubblefield, 45, a Rutgers University ethics professor, was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault against her severely disabled adult student. She was set to be sentenced on Monday, but her defense team has filed a motion to have her conviction overturned or convene a new trial. The now-divorced… »11/09/15 3:05pm11/09/15 3:05pm

Austin Police Chief Essentially Congratulates His Cops for Not Raping a Woman 

On Thursday morning, Austin police attempted to stop a young woman jogging near the University of Texas campus after she crossed against the light. The young woman, who had headphones on, did not hear the police as they yelled at her to stop, so they reacted in the most measured of ways. Texas Monthly reports: »11/08/15 2:15pm11/08/15 2:15pm

Houston-Area Detective: 12-Year-old Raped By Stranger in Public Bathroom 'Wasn't All That Unwilling' 

Houston-area police are looking for a man who raped a 12-year-old girl in a CVS bathroom on October 16. While conveying that information to the media, a detective on the case said the victim “was not necessarily all that unwilling.” That rumbling you hear is a shitstorm brewing. »11/04/15 10:20am11/04/15 10:20am

The Leftovers' New Plotline: Comatose Women Cannot Consent to Sex

Bleakest show on television The Leftovers quietly and expertly pushes the limits of portraying human desperation and misery, but Sunday night’s episode hit a new high (low?) for harrowing storylines. While doing so, it cleared away its characteristic ambiguities to make a clear narrative about consent. »11/02/15 10:30am11/02/15 10:30am

Bill Cosby Still Retains Over 40 Honorary Degrees

Recently a bevy of universities have announced their decisions to revoke the honorary degrees they once bestowed on Bill Cosby. Fordham, Spelman, and Brown are just three of the institutions that have ended their association with the comedian, implying their condemnation of rape and sexual assault. But Cosby still… »10/27/15 3:35pm10/27/15 3:35pm

Ben Carson Has Now Compared Abortion to Slavery

During an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson compared abortion to slavery. After saying he was opposed to a person’s right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, Carson added, “During slavery, a lot of the slave owners thought that they had the right to do whatever they… »10/25/15 4:15pm10/25/15 4:15pm

Woman Fights Off Rape, Murder By Biting Off Her Attacker's Tongue and Fleeing

A South Carolina woman is making headlines after she bravely fought off an attacker that invaded her home and attempted to rape her. The attacker, 16-year-old Antoine Miller, sexually assaulted the 33-year-old woman and threatened to murder her when she didn’t yield to his advances. When he tried to shove his tongue… »10/23/15 6:20pm10/23/15 6:20pm