Topic: rape

Woman Gives Anti-Drinking Poster A Much Needed Revamp To Omit All The Victim Blaming

Woman Gives Anti-Drinking Poster A Much Needed Revamp To Omit All The Victim Blaming

National Health Service England released a set of “Know Your Limits” posters years ago, sending the message that people need to be aware of their limits when it comes to alcohol consumption. Fine – it’s a good enough effort to warn people about the dangers of alcohol. The campaign just took a bad turn with an image of a passed out woman and text that read, “One in three reported rapes happens when the victim has been drinking.” If you ever wondered what victim-blaming looks like, just take a gander at this poster… More »

The View Unsurprisingly Does A Terrible Job Interviewing 16-Year-Old Rape Victim Jada

The View Unsurprisingly Does A Terrible Job Interviewing 16-Year-Old Rape Victim Jada

Last week we covered the horrible story of a 16-year-old girl named Jada, whose rape went viral when her peers began posting images of her passed out after her attack on different social media platforms and tagging the image with #JadaPose. The brave young women spoke to a local news station last week, in the hopes that telling her story would bring the rapists to justice and inspire other victims to speak out. Today, she talked to The View. Wow. They did a terrible job interviewing this victim. It was painful to watch. More »

Twitter Hijacks #Jadapose Hashtag In Support Of Brave Teen Rape Victim

Twitter Hijacks #Jadapose Hashtag In Support Of Brave Teen Rape Victim

A Houston-area teen was raped at a party after being given a spiked drink. The horrible story doesn’t end there; her rape was recorded, went viral on social media and inspired a mocking hashtag #Jadapose. Some garbage humans on the internet thought it would be hilarious to mock the image of her, passed out, after being attacked. Even her alleged rapist got in on it. More »

Jesus Freak: Conservative Christian Modesty Is Damaging Young Women

Jesus Freak: Conservative Christian Modesty Is Damaging Young Women

Modesty is such a hot button topic in the Christian community. I know from personal experience how much modesty and purity are crammed down the throats of every churchgoer, starting from a young age. While this may seem like a platform that makes sense to prevent horrors like teen pregnancy and STDs, it doesn’t. Glossing over the realities of sex and blaming serious issues, like sexual assault, on women for the way that they dress is never the answer. More »

Let’s Talk About All The Awesome Things ‘Survivor Privilege’ Affords Rape Victims

Let's Talk About All The Awesome Things 'Survivor Privilege' Affords Rape Victims

Have you ever been the victim of sexual assault or a violent sexual crime or a rape? If so ladies, let me tell you, you are so lucky to have this coveted status that confers privileges, at least according to everyone’s favorite Washington Post columnist George Will, who I’m pretty sure at this point only says this type of shit to upset me. And all of my friends, which means every other woman on the planet, which means you. More »

Feds Release List Of 55 Colleges Facing Federal Sexual Assault Investigations, And It’s About Time

Feds Release List Of 55 Colleges Facing Federal Sexual Assault Investigations, And It's About Time

Today the Department of Education released a list of dozens of universities that are facing Title IX sexual assault investigations. Title IX is the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that receive federal funding — including in their athletics programs. It’s about time these universities are taken to task for their inability to take sexual assault cases seriously. More »

Offering Sexual Favors Still Doesn’t Mean Rape Victim Daisy Coleman Deserved To Be Raped And Left For Dead

Offering Sexual Favors Still Doesn't Mean Rape Victim Daisy Coleman Deserved To Be Raped And Left For Dead

I’m having a hard time finding any reason to think that raping and leaving a young girl for dead is okay. If you’re not familiar with the Daisy Coleman case, 14-year-old Daisy was raped by two high school students at a party. To add an even more disgusting element to the story, the rape was filmed, and Daisy was dumped on her front porch afterward in freezing temperatures, causing her to suffer frostbite. More »

Let’s Hope Hollywood Doesn’t Glamorize The Rapists In The Stuebenville Vs. Anonymous Movie

Let's Hope Hollywood Doesn't Glamorize The Rapists In The Stuebenville Vs. Anonymous Movie

It was a huge case, politically charged, and Anonymous is an inherently sexy subject matter, they are mysterious, they are interesting, and in my opinion, without their work, and the work of Alexandria Goddard this case would have never made headlines like it did, never went to court, and most importantly, never opened up a worldwide dialogue about rape, rape culture, consent and how not to treat a drunk girl at a party. More »