“Just because you regret a one night stand, doesn’t mean it wasn’t consensual."
Wow. Go to hell.
These are the posters that have been popping up around the University of Alberta Campus in Edmonton. A bullshit mimicry of Battered Women's Support Services "Don't Be That Guy" project.
You may have seen the original brilliant campaign, which asserts that men should end their role in rape by not exploiting or taking advantage of someone ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on May 13, 2013
It's no news that the military is still having trouble grasping the definition of sexual assault. If the Air Force's head of sexual assault prevention can't even get it right, is it even surprising that so many others are just as fucked up? And it's getting worse every year. Since 2010, sexual assaults in the military have skyrocketed from 19,000 to 26,000 today. This Air Force brochure about rape risk reduction is telling of how misguided whoever put this thing ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on May 07, 2013
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski is the chief of the Air Force's sexual assault prevention and response branch. Ironically enough, Krusinski was arrested this past weekend in Arlington, Virginia for assaulting a woman. According to local police reports, he fondled the woman's breasts and buttocks in a parking lot.
Pentagon spokesman George Little has stated that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel “expressed outrage and disgust over the troubling ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
in Boob Tube
on Mar 11, 2013
Pictured: the face I'm making right now.
Guys, we need to talk about this episode. Real talk. Help me work this through, because whoa, Nelly, am I having trouble doing it on my own.
Shoshanna confesses her misdeeds to Ray. Kinda.
“I held hands with a doorman!” she exclaims. SURE, Shosh. We’ve all held hands with a doorman, ifyaknowwhaddamean. Ray thinks it’s cute and kisses her patronizingly on the forehead. Shoshanna is still filled with ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Feb 22, 2013
India, in the midst of grappling with the aftermath of the December New Delhi gang rape, has been rocked by the news of yet another horrific sex crime. On February 16th, the bodies of three sisters aged 7, 9, 11, were found in a well in Maharashtra, a region south of New Delhi. According to an Associated Press report, the local police dismissed the deaths as accidental, and refused to investigate. After two days of police inaction, “Enraged villagers forced ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Feb 21, 2013
On February 15th, the Harvard College Women’s Center announced a new initiative, the “Beyond Gender Equality” Policy Task Force. According to a HCWC statement, the Task Force’s “principal task this semester is to produce a working paper that advises on the implementation of the recommendations from the Verma Committee,” offering “recommendations to India and other South Asian countries in the wake of the New Delhi gang ... Read More
BY jodi sh doff
on Jan 26, 2013
No means no. Really? Okay, so what about when she doesn't say no? What about when she doesn't say anything? That's a loophole, right? It's a get out of jail free card, isn't it?
Sadly, it frequently is. Blaming the victim of a crime is ridiculous, but when the victim is unconscious? Yet we see cases where rape of an unconcious girl is downgraded to aggravated assault, and with the Big Red Steubenville rape, in the eyes of the ... Read More
A new ad campaign released by “Who Are You?” focuses on bystander intervention when it comes to sexual assault. The video released by the New Zealand organization shows the story of a woman and her friend getting ready to party, and shows other people such as her roommate, a bartender, and a regular guy going about their nights. As the video progresses, the girl drinks more and more, and a guy starts hanging around her. There are ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing
on Dec 14, 2012
Trigger Warning: This post contains a description of sexual assault that may potentially be triggering for survivors of assault.
Is it rape if you don’t put up a fight? Well, according to Orange County judge Derek G. Johnson, no, not really. To be clear, he believes that if a woman doesn’t put up a fight when attacked, then technically, yes, it is rape, but not “a real, live criminal case.”Let me explain. Back in 2008 Judge ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Dec 11, 2012
International tabloids have long since spun the story of Nafissatou Diallo into so much gossip gold. Diallo, an African immigrant working as a maid at the Sofitel in Manhattan, was thrust into the glaring media spotlight after an unfortunate encounter with Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Diallo attests that DSK assaulted her in his hotel room while she was on the clock, forcing her to perform oral sex on him. As one of the most powerful men in France (if not the world) ... Read More