Topic: rape

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 »

Horrifying du Pont Heir Case Proves The Affluenza Defense Works For Baby Rapists, Too

Horrifying du Pont Heir Case Proves The Affluenza Defense Works For Baby Rapists, Too

Hope you had a great weekend, because I am about to destroy your faith in everything – and probably send you back to bed. A wealthy Du Pont heir was sentenced to probation for raping his three-year-old daughter, because the judge thinks he “will not fare well” in prison. Since when do we care about that? The guy isn’t old or dying – he’s a child rapist. More »

Someone Shoud Tell This Judge Rape Victims Are Victims, Including Those With Down Syndrome

Someone Shoud Tell This Judge Rape Victims Are Victims, Including Those With Down Syndrome

The rape of an 89-year-old woman is practically dismissed by caregivers because she is a “flirt.” A victim with Down syndrome didn’t act enough like a “victim” to allow a judge to let a guilty verdict stick. If anyone ever has a problem understanding why rape jokes aren’t funny, or why we demand that the effects of our rampant rape culture be taken seriously – they should just read these reports. More »

Montana Prosecutor Responds To Sexual Assault Of 5-Year-Old Girl With ‘Boys Will Be Boys’

Montana Prosecutor Responds To Sexual Assault Of 5-Year-Old Girl With 'Boys Will Be Boys'

The Department of Justice sent a letter to the Missoula County Attorney’s Office in Montana last Friday, alleging that it has found “substantial evidence” the County Attorney’s response to sexual assault discriminates against women. If what the DOJ alleges is true, this is some of the most disturbing stuff I have read in regards to the handling of victims of sexual assault and their assailants. More »