Colleges That Botch Rape Investigations Could Face Millions in Fines

A truly motley crew of Senators has introduced a bill that would crack down on schools that fail to address campus sexual assault. But unlike window dress-y efforts that amount to little more than campaign ads for politicians uninterested in effecting actual change, this bill actually sounds like it's got some teeth. » 7/30/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Keith Urban Fans Watch as Man Rapes 17-Year-Old At Outdoor Concert

Over the weekend, a 17-year-old girl attending a rowdy Keith Urban concert outside of Boston broke away from her friends with a man she'd just met. Minutes later, the man was sexually assaulting her out in the open as more than a dozen passersby watched, with some even taking cell phone videos. » 7/30/14 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm

Thank Goodness Richard Dawkins Has Finally Mansplained Rape

Noted evolutionary biologist and atheist yellthinker Richard Dawkins, in his perpetual and incredibly grating quest for absolute rightness, has issued a curious series of thoughts regarding sexual assault. Because some things are worse than others, he reasons (sorry, Reasons. Must capitalize his thoughts. Too… » 7/29/14 2:15pm Tuesday 2:15pm

College Party Mogul Threatens Female Journalist With Rape

Arya Toufanian is one half of the addled brain behind I'm Shmacked, a popular video series that documents collegiate party douchebaggery and packages it into 4 minute videos. He also spent his morning throwing a tantrum wherein he threatened a female Business Insider journalist with rape, encouraged harassment of a… » 7/23/14 3:00pm 7/23/14 3:00pm

UConn to Rape Victims: Here's Your $1.3 Million. Now Please Shut Up.

The University of Connecticut has settled a lawsuit filed by five women who claimed that the institution failed to protect them from sexual assault. The school will pay the plaintiffs a total of $1.3 million, and in return, UConn will admit no wrongdoing and the plaintiffs will agree to shut up. » 7/21/14 4:15pm 7/21/14 4:15pm

Todd Akin Went On TV To Talk About Rape Again. It Did Not Go Well.

Todd Akin has made several legitimate mistakes over the course of his flaccid political career. Appearing on MSNBC today to say more stupid shit about rape was among them, and judging by his apparent dogged wrongness in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, it won't be the last. » 7/17/14 2:00pm 7/17/14 2:00pm

New York Agrees to Pay $40 Million in Reparations to Central Park Five

New York City has reached a settlement with the Central Park Five, the group of men who — in 1989 — were charged with and convicted of the rape and battery of a woman in Central Park, only to be proven innocent and have their convictions overturned years later, after they had served their full sentences. The city has… » 6/20/14 12:40pm 6/20/14 12:40pm

3 Frat Members Film Sexual Assault, Are Allowed to Graduate Anyway

Three James Madison University Sigma Chi fraternity members who filmed themselves sexually assaulting a woman on spring break and then distributed the film to others via social media received quite the punishment from their college: a permanent ban from campus. After they graduate. What the fuck, James Madison… » 6/19/14 4:00pm 6/19/14 4:00pm