Ex-GWU President Knows Why Rapes Happen: Drunk Chicks

On yesterday's episode of The Diane Rehm Show, the venerable radio host gathered a diverse group of expert voices to discuss the role of fraternities and sororities on campus. Conversation quickly turned to the role of Greeks in promoting rape culture. And then the Dr. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President Emeritus and… » 8/27/14 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

Man Masturbates at Panera, Manager Offers Traumatized Victim a Cookie

Today in unmitigated horror and maddening fuck-ups, a customer at a DC-area Panera Bread alleges that a man approached her in the store, exposed himself, and began masturbating in her direction. When she alerted a manager—and pointed out her assailant, who was leaving the store unchallenged—the manager declined to… » 8/20/14 7:45pm 8/20/14 7:45pm

Students: Silicon Valley's Farm System Is Steeped in "Rape Culture"

After Stanford University officials condemned sexist emails sent by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel during his time at school, Stanford students who have long protested the university's weak policies on sexual violence are making a more aggressive push to reform "the Rape Culture here at Stanford," as one current student… » 6/05/14 5:53pm 6/05/14 5:53pm

High School Teacher Targeted in Gross Upskirt Photo Competition

Six students have been expelled and six more suspended after administrators at a Bay area Catholic high school discovered the boys had been taking upskirt photos and videos of their teachers. The photos were part of a long-running "competition" between boys at the all-male Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo,… » 5/16/14 2:40pm 5/16/14 2:40pm

High School Student's "Rape Culture" Piece Kicked out of Art Showcase

Another day, another high school snuffing out the voice of America's youth. Gracie Holtzclaw, a high school senior from South Carolina was given a spot at a county-wide school arts exhibition, but two days before the event, she was informed that the piece she submitted was deemed unsuitable. » 5/11/14 3:30pm 5/11/14 3:30pm

What RAINN's Recommendations On Campus Rape Get Wrong (And Right)

Two weeks ago, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) published a list of recommendations for the White House task force on campus rape. In a press release announcing their effort, RAINN stated that it "urged the [White House] task force to remain focused on the true cause of the problem," calling the… » 3/23/14 4:00pm 3/23/14 4:00pm

Judge Rules That 'No' Means 'Yes'

Last week, a Swedish judge ruled that a man who proceeded to have sexual intercourse with a woman who was screaming "NO" so loudly that she went hoarse was not guilty of rape. People were understandably upset. And so, today, the judge wrote an op-ed clarifying that what he MEANT was that rape really depends on whether… » 1/14/14 12:00pm 1/14/14 12:00pm

Police Have Great Advice on How Not to Get Raped This Christmas

It's the holiday season, which means it's time to light the menorah tree on fire, throw dreidels at the Kwanzaa cake, and very nicely ask Santa to bring you a nice new Jesus for Saturnalia. If you're in the UK, it means something else, too: the annual deluge of unhelpful holiday anti-rape ads. » 12/04/13 1:50pm 12/04/13 1:50pm

Boom: Four Steubenville School Officials Indicted in Teen Rape Case

This morning, Ohio's Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the findings of a grand jury investigation into the roles Steubenville school officials played in covering up the town's now-infamous sexual assault of a girl by football players a year ago in August. Among those charged? The school's… » 11/25/13 12:40pm 11/25/13 12:40pm

Romeo Rose Is Throwing a Racist, Pro-Rape Tantrum on Twitter Right Now

Ugh, I'm so conflicted about whether or not to pay attention to Romeo Rose. Like, dude's obviously got major probs and it's tough to justify piling on the the bewildered, but then he'll drop a 20-minute tirade about how interracial dating is literally bestial gorilla-sex and I couldn't give a fuck about his feelings… » 11/07/13 7:45pm 11/07/13 7:45pm

Police Told New Zealand Gang Rape Victim She Was Asking For It

New Zealanders are outraged over the continued unprosecuted existence of West Auckland's Roast Busters, a selective club for privileged male teens with the world's most disgusting raison d'être — to pick up teen girls, get them drunk, gang rape them, and brag about it on social media. » 11/06/13 10:00am 11/06/13 10:00am