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 »

Hysterical Mom Plans ‘Sex Contracts’ So Her Precious Sons Can Avoid Rape Accusations

Hysterical Mom Plans 'Sex Contracts' So Her Precious Sons Can Avoid Rape Accusations

Since rumors of the validity of the accusations in the Rolling Stone piece about the alleged gang rape that happened at a UVA fraternity house surfaced, those who think fallacious accusations are just as big a problem as rape itself are crawling out of the woodwork. Most of them are Men’s Rights Advocates, of course — but some are just plain, old, hysterical mothers of sons. More »

Princeton Mom Is Back And Worse Than Ever: Acquaintance Rape Isn’t ‘Rape,’ It’s A ‘Learning Experience’

Princeton Mom Is Back And Worse Than Ever: Acquaintance Rape Isn't 'Rape,' It's A 'Learning Experience'

You have to hand it to her; she’s managed to turn her brief stint in the public eye as an idiot who would dare tell female academics to prioritize marriage over studies, to ongoing appearances. All she has to do is say something ridiculous, hateful, and anti-woman – and poof! She’s back on TV. This time, she’s telling victims that acquaintance rape isn’t rape — it’s “a learning experience.” More »

Bill Cosby Tweets ‘Thanks’ To His Rape-Apologist Friends

Bill Cosby Tweets 'Thanks' To His Rape-Apologist Friends

Bill Cosby‘s been very silent since women started popping up all over the internet, accusing him of rape; he’s been ducking the allegations for weeks. I believe the official number is now 21.  21 women alleging various degrees of assault — many insist they were drugged. While most entertainers tied to Cosby have refrained from commenting, there have been two very vocal supporters: Whoopi Goldberg and Jill Scott. Today, Cosby tweeted, “Thanks” to his rape-apologist friends. More »