Horrifying New Details On the 'Viral' Rape of 16-Year-Old Jada

Over the last few days, the stomach-churning story of Jada — a 16-year-old girl whose rape was recorded and then shared and mocked on social media — has shown up everywhere. Now, it Jada's mother and a family spokesperson are claiming that Jada's far from the only girl victimized by the people who allegedly drugged… » 7/11/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

45 Percent of Colleges Report Zero Rapes on Campus, Which is Bullshit

The Washington Post recently crunched the data on sexual violence at college campuses; according to their findings, Penn State had the highest number of reported cases in 2012 — which was only fifty-six. Forty-five percent of schools with over 1,000 students, in fact, report zero rape cases for the entire year. » 7/07/14 4:40pm Monday 4:40pm

Pope Francis 'Begs Forgiveness' From Catholic Sex Abuse Victims

Pope Francis met with six victims of sexually abusive priests at the Vatican on Monday, where he asked for their forgiveness. This is, at least, his second request following another public appeal back in April where he asked victims to forgive their abusers just before Easter. That move set off anti-abuse protestors… » 7/07/14 3:00pm Monday 3:00pm

The Hollywood Sex Ring Lawsuits Might Be Slowly Unraveling

On Wednesday, Michael Egan dropped his lawsuit against TV executive Garth Ancier, one of several men named in the Bryan Singer Hollywood teen sex abuse lawsuit. And on Thursday, BuzzFeed released a story alleging that one of the men who helped bring Egan into a dark world of men who have sex with underage boys (and… » 6/26/14 2:45pm 6/26/14 2:45pm

The Daily Show's Take on Sexual Assault Is Devastatingly Good

How good is it? It's got everything a lady could want: Jessica Williams in top form. Jon Stewart growing agitated over gender-related injustice. A subtle shoutout to "Not All Men!" The Daily Show's take on sexual assault is so good I feel like I need to lie down for awhile after watching it. » 6/26/14 10:00am 6/26/14 10:00am

About That Time Hillary Clinton Smeared a Tween Rape Victim

This week, the so-called "Hillary tapes" — recordings of Hillary Clinton discussing defending a child rapist early in her career — were again discussed publicly when a conservative outlet claimed to "unearth" them. Other right-wing media pounced, claiming that the tapes were newly discovered (they're not) and that… » 6/20/14 1:20pm 6/20/14 1:20pm

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

What to Do When Your Rapist Is a Varsity Athlete

Their first interaction was him complimenting her watch. Then he began snapchatting her, texting her. It wasn't until he began following her on Instagram that she realized that he was a senior on her school's NCAA division 1 basketball team. And it wasn't until he raped her on the night before Easter that she realized… » 6/17/14 2:20pm 6/17/14 2:20pm

Everything Wrong With New York Magazine's Terry Richardson Cover Story

"Is Terry Richardson an Artist or a Predator?" wonders New York Magazine. Phrasing the proposition in that way — as an either-or binary — is not only insultingly reductive, it's also wildly misleading: as though it's possible that the end product justifies the sexual coercion that created it, or that a respected… » 6/16/14 12:16pm 6/16/14 12:16pm

Colleges Silence and Fire Faculty Who Speak Out About Rape

In institutions of higher learning nationwide, college administrations are systematically silencing faculty for speaking out about the campus rape crisis. Faculty members from four colleges and universities spoke exclusively to Jezebel about the professional retaliation they've faced due to their support of survivors… » 6/13/14 11:40am 6/13/14 11:40am

Washington Post Defends George Will's Atrocious Rape Column

Earlier this week, a shitstorm swirled in the wake of toupeed troll George Will's latest column in the Washington Post wherein he argued that being the victim of "sexual assault" (his dickish quotation marks, not mine) conferred a "coveted status" that came with "privileges." In response, several groups called for the » 6/12/14 6:20pm 6/12/14 6:20pm

Egyptian President Apologizes to Sexual Assault Victim, Pledges Action

Following the mass sexual assault of a woman in Egypt’s crowded Tahir Square during his inaugural celebration on Sunday, newly elected President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi apologized to the victim personally and took a stand. Sisi visited the unnamed woman in the hospital this week, with cameras in tow, and sent a message… » 6/12/14 1:20pm 6/12/14 1:20pm

Ladies Love Being Rape Victims, Says Asshole

Like teenage Vine stars, singing competition shows, and the man who I sometimes see with his dong casually out on the subway, I usually ignore Washington Post columnist and living Republican stereotype George Will. I figure everything he says will just irritate me, and life is irritating enough with morality lectures… » 6/09/14 3:00pm 6/09/14 3:00pm

​When Your College Is Being Investigated For Its Sexual Assault Policy

Your school lets students get raped by their fellow classmates. Your school lets those rapists live in the same buildings and go to the same classes as the people they rape. Your school doesn't suspend or expel those rapists. Your school doesn't know what to do because it isn't a part of the criminal justice system.… » 6/06/14 3:00pm 6/06/14 3:00pm