Applauding a Convicted Rapist for Lip Syncing 'Push It' Seems Weird

I’m as indifferent to Spike’s new reality show Lip Sync Battle as I’m ambivalent about think pieces (which is to say very indifferent and very ambivalent), which is why I’m going to (disingenuously) phrase this as a question instead of a statement: Does Spike truly think it’s a good idea to have Mike Tyson, a… » 4/24/15 4:50pm Yesterday 4:50pm

Here's the Full Complaint in the 'Mattress' Lawsuit Against Columbia

Columbia University senior Paul Nungesser filed suit against the school yesterday, alleging that it refused to protect him from the harassment and hostile learning environment created by fellow student Emma Sulkowicz’s rape allegations against him, and her “Carry that Weight” performance art piece. Nungesser’s… » 4/24/15 11:10am Yesterday 11:10am

Accused Rapist in 'Mattress Girl' Case Sues Columbia University

Paul Nungesser, the Columbia University student accused of rape by fellow student Emma Sulkowicz, whose mattress-carrying protest drew national attention, has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the school. Nungesser accuses the university of failing to protect him from what he calls Sulkowicz’s “harassment… » 4/24/15 10:15am Yesterday 10:15am

CBC "Condoned" Jian Ghomeshi's Sexual Misconduct: Report

According to a damning report released Thursday by internal investigators of workplace practices at the CBC, management at the Canadian broadcaster "condoned" the "intimidating, humiliating, hostile, or offensive work environment" Q host Jian Ghomeshi created.http://gawker.com/jian-ghomeshi-... » 4/17/15 10:01am 4/17/15 10:01am

Columbia Student Protesters Project 'Rape Happens Here' on Library

No Red Tape, the anti-rape activist group at Columbia University, projected the words “Rape happens here” and “Columbia has a rape problem” across the facade of the campus library Sunday night. The demonstration was timed to coincide with prospective students visiting the campus. An administrator reportedly physically… » 4/13/15 3:00pm 4/13/15 3:00pm

Bill Cosby's First Video Message to Fans: 'I'm Far From Finished!'

Bill Cosby, the once beloved comedian who's been accused of sexually assaulting more than three dozen women, is on a comedy tour and he wants to win back your love with a just-released video message he made for his fans. In it, he invites someone on the phone to his show and says "You know I'll be hilarious... I'm far… » 3/09/15 10:50am 3/09/15 10:50am

Oregon: We Have The Right To Access A Rape Victim's Medical Records 

The University of Oregon is being sued by a student who claims that after she was raped by three basketball players, the school tailored and delayed their discipline so the men could play in the NCAA tournament. Those allegations alone sound horrible (Oregon denies them), but they've taken a disturbing twist: the… » 3/03/15 5:56pm 3/03/15 5:56pm

Report: Duke Coaches, Administrators Ignored Sexual Assault Allegations

Duke junior Rasheed Sulaimon was dismissed from the men's basketball team on Jan. 29, 2015, with no official explanation given. According to a report published today by the Chronicle, Duke's student newspaper, Sulaimon was dismissed more than a year after he was accused of sexually assaulting two female students.… » 3/02/15 1:12pm 3/02/15 1:12pm

The Hunting Ground Pulls Back the Curtain on Campus Sexual Assault

Each heart is pounding, dizzy with nerves. Then, elation. The young women are joyously, openly weeping. They're flanked by shrieking moms, dads, sisters, brothers and best friends. It's assuredly the best day of their young lives, they've been admitted to college: This is how The Hunting Ground, a documentary on the… » 3/01/15 4:15pm 3/01/15 4:15pm

Scott Walker Wants Colleges to Stop Reporting Sexual Assaults [UPDATE 2]

[Editor's Note: After Jezebel ran this item yesterday, a spokesman for the University of Wisconsin came forward—over two weeks after the budget was released—to clarify: the University requested that Gov. Walker delete the requirements because efforts were redundant with their compliance of the Clery Act. Scott… » 2/27/15 10:10am 2/27/15 10:10am

A Look Inside the Terrible Manual Cops Use to Teach 'Rape Prevention'

Rape Aggression Defense, or R.A.D., as it brands itself, is one of the most widely offered women's self-defense programs in the country. R.A.D. was developed by a police officer, and is ubiquitous at colleges and universities; it's taught primarily by law enforcement personnel, making it a pretty accurate reflection… » 2/25/15 2:10pm 2/25/15 2:10pm

Oklahoma's Horrid Legislature Targets History Classes Instead of Rape

The Oklahoma State Legislature is taking aim this session at the most serious issue plaguing the state: AP U.S. history, which is too "negative" and "leftist." They've been so busy with that, though, that it looks they're not going to get around to passing a couple other laws—ones that would have protected LGBT… » 2/23/15 2:10pm 2/23/15 2:10pm

Columbia Anti-Rape Protesters Threatened with Disciplinary Action 

The anti-rape activists who crashed an admissions session at Columbia University say the school is threatening them with unspecified disciplinary action. Members of No Red Tape say several of their members were sent letters from the school's Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Standards, warning them that their… » 2/23/15 10:50am 2/23/15 10:50am

Allowing Guns on College Campuses Will Not Save Women From Rape 

Today, the New York Times spotlights a movement at the intersection of two immensely violent American misunderstandings: first, the idea that carrying guns makes your surroundings safer, and second, the idea that the onus is on rape victims—rather than their rapists—to prevent their rapes. » 2/18/15 1:10pm 2/18/15 1:10pm