As the reality of the mess we’ve made slowly starts to sink in, a lot of the things that we once found darkly humorous are no longer so — like the Law and Order: SVU episode inspired by the numerous sexual assault allegations lodged against Donald Trump. Great news, though: the episode’s airdate has been postponed yet…
If we are so lucky, this horror show of an election cycle in which a reality TV star tried to become president will be a distant memory, memorialized only by the upcoming Law and Order: SVU episode featuring a character and storyline inspired by demonic, racist goldfish Donald Trump’s penchant for grabbing women by…
As was inevitable from the moment news of molestation accusations broke, SVU is doing an episode that appears to be inspired by the Duggars’ fall from grace.
Admit it: You want to see Elliot Stabler interrogate Cercei Lannister.
I've spent a lot of time analyzing my long-term, stable(r), monogamous attachment to Law & Order: SVU (how do we keep the spark alive!?), and one of the main conclusions I've come to is that—for all its gratuitous trauma-porn issues — it's a show largely about women that actually acknowledges how scary and vulnerable…
I suppose we're now at the point that any time any little thing happens in the world, we know that all we have to do is kick back, relax and wait for it to show up in an episode of Law & Order. And why would the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon be any different? A common woman becomes famous after writing a book of…
Why are so many women fascinated with serial killers? That evergreen topic came up again this week in two different articles in Psychology Today. Both pieces focus on the specific phenomenon of women who fall in love with and attempt (with mixed success) to marry imprisoned murderers. What they leave unanswered is a…
In 2006, Souhair Khatib went to a jail in Orange County, California to ask for more time to complete her community service. She wound up being jailed for several hours, and deputies made her take off her hijab, though she told them it's against her religious beliefs to remove her head scarf in public. Her case was…
I guess it was bound to happen?
After being fired from his job, El'Jai Devoureau took his former employers to court. "They were judging me for who I am, not for the job I was being asked to do," he says.
A new law will force Michigan strip clubs to clean up their act. Publicly, anyway.
Courtney Love has avoided another legal battle by settling a lawsuit brought against her by Dawn Simorangkir, a designer who says she defamed her on Twitter. Love agreed to pay Simorangkir $430,000 in installments through 2014, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Carol Ann and Laura Stutte are suing the neighbor they say burned down their house...because they were gay.
C. Love is headed to court again, being sued for comments she made on Twitter. As this is the first-ever high-profile defamation lawsuit over a celebrity's Tweets, it could set a precedent for how the Twitter platform is viewed.
The case of a Columbia professor's alleged affair with his adult daughter has people questioning laws of consent, culpability...and the incest taboo.
This Wednesday, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will air an episode inspired by the Duke Fuck List. We got our hands on the script, penis-size bar graph references and all, and spoke exclusively to the writer and co-executive producer.
An Australian court has ruled that a woman cannot wear her niqab to testify in court — but the decision may be more about prejudice than legal necessity.
A jury ruled yesterday against a woman who claimed her reputation was damaged after she was featured on a "Girls Gone Wild" video. What makes this case remarkable is that she didn't expose her own breasts - she was assaulted.