BY Diana Denza in General on Sep 04, 2012 |
Whether you’re a frequent partygoer or you just hit the bar once a month, sexual assault is a stark reality and it can happen to anyone. In the United States alone, a woman is sexually assaulted every two minutes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey. And frequently, a rapist is someone the victim is acquainted with, like a new date who slips a drug into round two of cocktails.
To fight the harrowing statistics, ... Read More
BY Intern Christina in General on Aug 16, 2012 |
Recently, the media created a conversation about whether or not rape jokes are funny, or even acceptable. It was a discussion in our office, and I'm sure in many others. What we all can agree on, despite our sense of humor, is that rape is one of the most traumatizing crimes. Those closest to the victim are often the perpetrators of rape, just as complete strangers can forever darken the lives of others with rape as well. Why is it so common? The new ... Read More
BY Intern Lauren in Feminizzle on Jul 23, 2012 |
Update: Defense attorneys for the two teenage boys have officially withdrawn their motion to hold Savannah in contempt for tweeting her attackers' names after the case gained worldwide recognition. Phew!
Upset by what she felt was a lenient plea bargain for two teen boys who plead guilty to assaulting her and circulating pictures of the incident, 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich turned to Twitter to share her frustration.
“There you go, lock me ... Read More
BY Intern Ginny in General on Mar 22, 2012 |
You know the drill. You’re going on a date or to a party with someone new, so you overzealously tell your friends as much information as you can (name and phone number of your date, where you’re going) in case you end up in a sticky situation, and promise to text them when you get home safely. Since college, my friends and I have been using this system to keep us as safe as possible, but of course, this plan is far from foolproof. Nearly one in five ... Read More
BY niesha sharay in General on Aug 26, 2011 |
Spirit Airlines has landed in hot water over their response to a sexual assault claim that happened to a female passenger aboard a flight earlier this month. On August 23rd 2011, Dana LaRue fell asleep on board a flight leaving Los Angeles and awoke to find a fellow passenger fondling her. “I woke up to find him pressed up against my arm, one hand on my leg, the other hand fumbling around my breasts.”
LaRue says she was paralyzed with fear and ... Read More