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 Wednesday 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 Monday 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 Monday 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

No More, The NFL's Domestic Violence Partner, Is A Sham

The brands have spoken, and they want you to know that domestic violence and sexual assault are bad. In fact, the brands not only think they're bad, but have a theory as to why they persist: the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault don't have a strong enough brand. So, to help get America talking about… » 2/05/15 2:55pm 2/05/15 2:55pm

Colleges Are Downplaying Sexual Assault Numbers, New Report Finds

A new study published by the American Psychological Association finds that many colleges and universities are underreporting sexual assault cases on campus. Many of the schools had previously been cited by the U.S. Department of Education for underreporting, and some of them even heavily fined, which has apparently… » 2/05/15 11:30am 2/05/15 11:30am

Do The NFL's Anti-Domestic Violence Initiatives Actually Even Exist?

As long ago as it now seems, it was only this past July when Roger Goodell decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back cold-cocked his future wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator. There was outrage, but not enough to change the NFL commissioner's mind. He needed to see the… » 2/01/15 4:01pm 2/01/15 4:01pm

Stacey Dash on Rape Victims: They're Bad Girls Who Like to Be Naughty

It is hard to expect much of Outnumbered. It is also hard to expect much of Fox News, the channel on which Outnumbered airs. And yet a head shake still occurs when one hears an opinion like the one Stacey Dash shared during Friday's episode, when she stated that college women who are raped are "bad girls" who "go out… » 1/30/15 2:45pm 1/30/15 2:45pm

Inuit Teen Raped in Police Vehicle Sues Department for Negligence

In 2011, a 17-year-old teenager from an Inuit village in Quebec was arrested, handcuffed and placed in the back of a police vehicle. She was put there alongside Joe Kritik, a man who'd also just been arrested, and who was a repeat sex offender. Kritik sexually assaulted the teen in the car. She's now suing the police… » 1/28/15 2:15pm 1/28/15 2:15pm

Rush After 'A Rape On Campus': A UVA Alum Goes Back to Rugby Road

It's a blue, cold Thursday in January and I'm walking down Rugby Road on the first night of fraternity rush at the University of Virginia, brushing past groups of identical gossiping boys in matching preppy outfits: fleeces, checked oxfords, khakis, boots. "Excuse me," they say politely when our coats touch, then… » 1/28/15 11:10am 1/28/15 11:10am

New Cosby Accuser Cindra Ladd Says He Drugged and Raped Her in 1969

Cindra Ladd, a former entertainment executive, says that Bill Cosby drugged and raped her in 1969 and wore a terrycloth bathrobe after the incident—a detail similar to what Janice Dickinson and many other of his alleged victims said about their assaults at the hands of the comedian. » 1/26/15 2:45pm 1/26/15 2:45pm