Topic: rape

The Internet Hate Machine’s Nuanced Response To The UVA And Stanford Rapes

The Internet Hate Machine's Nuanced Response To The UVA And Stanford Rapes

On Wednesday I wrote a post applauding Stanford University’s response to an accusation of rape on their campus.To my surprise, the comment section of this post quickly became filled with hundreds of people (primarily men) blaming the victim and complaining about the fact that when women falsely accuse men of rape, they aren’t punished the way rapists are More »

Alleged Stanford Rapist Says He ‘Wasn’t Trying To Rape,’ Media Focuses On How Much His Victim Drank

Alleged Stanford Rapist Says He 'Wasn't Trying To Rape,' Media Focuses On How Much His Victim Drank

Brock Allen Turner, the Stanford student whose been accused of raping an unconscious woman on campus says his ”intentions were not to try and rape a girl without her consent.” Too bad that sentence makes absolutely no difference whatsoever. It’s also too bad the media is already vilifying his victim for drinking too much. This is rape culture, folks. More »

Placing An Ad On Craigslist To Try And Get Your Neighbor Raped Doesn’t Warrant Jail Time In California

Placing An Ad On Craigslist To Try And Get Your Neighbor Raped Doesn't Warrant Jail Time In California

A California woman has been given the world’s lightest sentence for some highly disturbing crimes. She was out-bid on her “dream home” in 2011 by a young couple with kids and proceeded to make their lives a living hell for a period of nearly a year as revenge. This story is like something out of a TV movie and it’s terrifying to know that someone is actually this sick. More »