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

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 if … » 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

Etsy Removes Horrible Rape T-Shirts, Other Gross Shirts Still Okay



A few days ago an Etsy user brought to our attention to 'fyourt,' a shop peddling appalling t-shirts with shockjock lines like "Autumn is perfect for date rape," and "I'm a sensitive guy, I only rape pregnant women." The vulgar tees set off a firestorm of a forum on Etsy and incited the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network… » 10/24/13 1:50pm 10/24/13 1:50pm

Amherst Helpfully Reminds Students To Protect Selves From Rapey Alumni

Let's all take a moment to thank various powerful messaging entities — online advice columnists whose names rhyme with Femily Foffe, evil-looking Fox News "legal experts" — for picking up the "stop getting raped" mantle and really running for the end zone with it and then spiking a football in rape victims' faces over the… » 10/21/13 7:20pm 10/21/13 7:20pm

‘Pro-Rape’ Chant at Canadian Universities Sparks Alarm

College campuses, of all places, really shouldn’t be settings for spontaneous pro-rape chants, but we apparently live in a world where they are because just a week ago today, students attending a three-day orientation event put on for the University of British Columbia’s Saunder School of Business devolved into mob of… » 9/08/13 5:30pm 9/08/13 5:30pm

WaPo Writer Uses Louis C.K.'s Pedophile Joke to Defend Statutory Rape

“Holy shitsnacks,” is more or less what you’ll say after reading “writer and former lawyer” Betsy Karasik’s opinion piece about the “vast and extremely nuanced continuum of sexual interactions involving teachers and students” that the Washington Post didn’t so much publish as release from the double-locked cellar in a… » 9/01/13 5:00pm 9/01/13 5:00pm