Topic: sexual assault

Fraternities Protest Take Back The Night March By Waving Dildos, Because Someone Has To Speak For The Voiceless Rapists Of SDSU

Fraternities Protest Take Back The Night March By Waving Dildos, Because Someone Has To Speak For The Voiceless Rapists Of SDSU

Imagine, if you will, that you are a member of a fraternity (I know, don’t worry, its not for long). Your campus is holding a Take Back The Night march, which is a statement against sexual assault. Do you a) support the marchers and/or join the march yourself because combatting sexual assault requires all of us, or b) wave dildos and throw eggs at them? If you chose a), then you are not a fraternity member at San Diego State University. More »

UVA Needs To Be Held Responsible For Failing Their Student Rape Victims

UVA Needs To Be Held Responsible For Failing Their Student Rape Victims

Rolling Stone is making waves today for a story about the rape culture at the University of Virginia. The story looks at the case of a student they call “Jackie,” who was gang-raped at a campus fraternity during her freshman year and discouraged from reporting it by both her friends and the school. This is apparently one of many such cases at UVA, which is referred to as UVrApe by some of its students. More »

Female Indonesian Police Officers Subjected To Archaic And Invasive Virginity Test Before They’re Allowed On The Force‏

Female Indonesian Police Officers Subjected To Archaic And Invasive Virginity Test Before They're Allowed On The Forceâ

If you are female and want to be a police officer in Indonesia, there is an important matter that must be attended to first. One would think the most important factor in assessing whether someone should become a police officer would be passing a physical fitness or mental aptitude test. In Indonesia, maybe that is the case if you are born with a penis but all women who want to join their police force have to submit to a “virginity test” first. And this is the part where you will all want to toss your computers on top of a bonfire and give up on humanity. More »

It’s Not Okay That A High School Neglected To Tell Parents A Student Was Allegedly Raped On Campus

It's Not Okay That A High School Neglected To Tell Parents A Student Was Allegedly Raped On Campus

The words don’t exist to describe how furious I would be if I were a parent whose kid goes to Bellaire High School, who hadn’t been informed that a girl was allegedly gang raped in one of the bathrooms there until a month after it happened. For future reference, schools, this is exactly the kind of thing that I, as the mother of a daughter, would like to know about. ASAP. More »

If You Need To Attend A ‘Reality Party’ To Learn Teens Drink, Then You Are A Cyborg

If You Need To Attend A 'Reality Party' To Learn Teens Drink, Then You Are A Cyborg

What do teenagers do at parties? Well, I imagine there’s a table with soda and snacks, and perhaps a few board games like Yahtzee and Monopoly. The girls probably sit on the one side of the room while they giggle about who they have crushes on, and the boys are probably on the other side of the room engaging in horseplay. If you are nodding your head in agreement, then you are the type of parent that “reality parties” were designed for. The rest of us are praying our kids don’t do the kind of stuff we did as teens, and that isn’t going on a four-game Yahtzee losing streak. More »

Educator Says Women’s Facial Expressions Can Prevent Rape, To Which My Face Says “WTF?!”

Educator Says Women's Facial Expressions Can Prevent Rape, To Which My Face Says "WTF?!"

Cory Rosenkranz, coordinator of Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention at Ramapo College in New Jersey, is under fire for a presentation on sexual assault in which she essentially said women could prevent rape by watching how they dress and act, and what facial expressions they make. SERIOUSLY. Her presentation included, “saying that women need to watch their body language,” said Brandon Molina, a peer educator in attendance, “and that women should practice how they articulate their face [in a social setting] by practicing in the mirror.” More »

Hospital Pays $190 Million To Thousands Of Gyno Patients Recorded By Pervert Doctor

Hospital Pays $190 Million To Thousands Of Gyno Patients Recorded By Pervert Doctor

Yesterday, Johns Hopkins Hospital agreed to pay $190 million to over 7,000 women who were secretly recorded during pelvic exams. Their doctor, Nikita A. Levy, wore a “pen” around his neck that was actually a concealed camera. He was recording the women for years. It’s the biggest malpractice suit of its kind. It’s unfathomable that a doctor can do something like this – totally unnoticed- for years. More »