Columbia Student Accused of Rape Speaks Publicly for the First Time

Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz's project Carry That Weight has galvanized both her college peers and the nation at large. Her story has been a lynchpin for a year that brought about a dramatic increase (for better and worse) in reporting and conversations about sexual assault at college. Now, her alleged… » 12/22/14 12:50pm 14 minutes ago

Bill Cosby's Daughter Thinks Rape Accusers Should Go to Prison

Bill Cosby's daughter does not think her father is a serial rapist. Thirty-eight year old Evin Cosby has taken to Facebook to express her support for her father and mother while suggesting that the more than twenty women who have accused her father of drugging, raping or attempting to rape them are lying. » 12/16/14 3:15pm Tuesday 3:15pm

Columbia Rape Protesters Pay Fine With Giant Check Written On Mattress

Student anti-rape activists at Columbia University issued an extra-long Fuck You to the school's administration today by dumping a mock-check written on a mattress in the University President's office. The delivery featured the same kind of mattress the students were fined for damaging when they used them to protest… » 12/15/14 4:20pm 12/15/14 4:20pm

Rape Is Part of My Truth, and the Truth of Many Other Women

When Rolling Stone issued its retraction, my greatest fear was that we would once again have a curtain of silence, where young women feel too afraid to share their truth. And while I have no interest in reliving the experience or pinning culpability on anyone, that curtain of silence is why I am sharing my story today… » 12/15/14 9:05am 12/15/14 9:05am

Here's Princeton Mom Calling College Rape a 'Learning Experience'

Susan Patton, a.k.a. Princeton Mom, is still out here with her nuanced take on gender and relationship issues. As you may recall, previous greatest hits included: date rape isn't real, sex work is gross, and, of course, spinsterhood is the single most terrifying fate that can possibly befall a woman. CNN did a… » 12/12/14 11:50am 12/12/14 11:50am

Students Really Don't Want George Will as Their Commencement Speaker

George Will, the fossilized Washington Post columnist who only gets attention when he writes something moronic about rape, has been chosen as Michigan State University's commencement speaker. Not happy: Michigan State University students, who are calling on MSU to rescind his invitation and, if they don't, plan to… » 12/10/14 2:50pm 12/10/14 2:50pm

Alleged Cosby Victim Sues Bill Cosby For Calling Her a Liar

Retired attorney Tamara Green has been publicly accusing Bill Cosby of raping her for just shy of a decade. But enough time had passed since the commission of the crime—which Green says occurred in the early 1970s—that the statute of limitations expired long ago. Green now seems to have found a way around that. » 12/10/14 2:10pm 12/10/14 2:10pm

Lena Dunham's Publisher Clarifies Her Alleged Rapist's Name Is Fake

After facing a wealth of insane criticism from the right wing media outlets, Penguin Random House, the publisher of Lena Dunham's memoir Not That Kind of Girl, has announced that they will be clarifying that the name of Dunham's alleged rapist is not real in future books so he will not to be confused with a real man… » 12/09/14 9:50am 12/09/14 9:50am

FSU Star Says the Only Thing As Bad As Rape Is Being Accused Of Rape

Jameis Winston is a victim: a victim of being accused of rape, according to him. The Florida State University football star, who was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student in 2012, maintained his innocence in a student conduct hearing this week before the Florida Supreme Court, reading from a statement in his… » 12/04/14 11:50am 12/04/14 11:50am

Activists Say UK Police Jail Rape Victims for 'False' Accusations

An activist group in the United Kingdom, Women Against Rape (WAR), is alleging that police in the UK have jailed 109 women in the past five years for making false rape allegations, while at the same time prosecutions against accused rapists have fallen dramatically. WAR says that many of the women convicted of making… » 12/01/14 1:00pm 12/01/14 1:00pm