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Oklahoma Cop Held on Rape Charges Also Accused of Wrongful Death

Oklahoma Cop Held on Rape Charges Also Accused of Wrongful Death

by Aura Bogado on September 4 2014, 1:43PM

Holtzclaw is accused of hogtying a black man ‘with malicious intent.’

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

CeeLo Green's TV Show 'The Good Life' Canceled Amid Rape Comments

CeeLo Green’s TV Show ‘The Good Life’ Canceled Amid Rape Comments

by Jamilah King on September 3 2014, 10:56AM

He did this to himself.

Topics: Culture

CeeLo Green: It's Not Rape If the Victim Is Unconscious

CeeLo Green: It’s Not Rape If the Victim Is Unconscious

by Jamilah King on September 2 2014, 10:25AM

The singer decided to make a bad situation even worse.

Topics: Culture

SNL's Leslie Jones Tries, and Fails, to Defend Her Slave Rape Joke

SNL’s Leslie Jones Tries, and Fails, to Defend Her Slave Rape Joke

by Jamilah King on May 5 2014, 1:46PM

It just wasn’t funny.

Topics: Culture

Congress to Consider Military Rape Legislation

Congress to Consider Military Rape Legislation

by Von Diaz on November 19 2013, 3:35PM

Military servicewomen are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted than non-military women.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

'Anti-Rape Wear' Reinforces Every Rape Myth You Can Think Of

‘Anti-Rape Wear’ Reinforces Every Rape Myth You Can Think Of

by Von Diaz on November 5 2013, 4:18PM

Yes, that’s right—rape-resistant underwear.

Topics: /NOW

Are 'Anonymous' Hackers Turning Their Attention to Rape Culture?

Are ‘Anonymous’ Hackers Turning Their Attention to Rape Culture?

by Von Diaz on October 15 2013, 11:55AM

A group better known for hacking PayPal, the Church of Scientology, and the Brazilian government has twice set its sights on high school rape cases.

Topics: /NOW

Jay Smooth on Charles Ramsey, Humor and the Trouble With Memes

Jay Smooth on Charles Ramsey, Humor and the Trouble With Memes

by Jamilah King on May 9 2013, 12:51PM

Yes, Charles Ramsey is funny. And sure, it’s okay to laugh. But here’s something to keep in mind.

Topics: /NOW

The Sad Lesson of Charles Ramsey: We Still Love to Laugh at Black People

The Sad Lesson of Charles Ramsey: We Still Love to Laugh at Black People

by Jamilah King on May 8 2013, 10:07AM

Antoine Dodson. Sweet Brown. Now the Cleveland kidnapping story’s hero. Enough already.

Topics: /NOW

Zerlina Maxwell Offers 5 Ways We Can Teach Men Not to Rape

Zerlina Maxwell Offers 5 Ways We Can Teach Men Not to Rape

by Jamilah King on March 11 2013, 11:10AM

Victim blaming doesn’t work, people.

Topics: /NOW

Senate Approves Defense Bill That Authorizes Abortions at Military Facilities

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2012, 2:31PM

In 2010 alone, there were at least 19,000 intra-military sexual assaults, according to the Defense Department.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

French Media Outlets Report Strauss-Kahn, NY Maid Settle for $6 Million

French Media Outlets Report Strauss-Kahn, NY Maid Settle for $6 Million

by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2012, 8:49AM

The two largest French newspapers Le Monde and Le Figaro are reporting Strauss-Kahn and Diallo are expected to meet on December 7 to “sign a financial agreement ending the civil proceedings.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The Big Military Story No One Wants to Talk About Right Now: Rape

The Big Military Story No One Wants to Talk About Right Now: Rape

by Akiba Solomon on November 16 2012, 7:24AM

The General Petraeus sex scandal is all the rage. But we need to focus our attention on how the military is handling routine rape and retaliation against survivors in service.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality

An Open Letter to Rep. Todd Akin From Women of Color Activists

An Open Letter to Rep. Todd Akin From Women of Color Activists

by Akiba Solomon on August 24 2012, 11:18AM

Rep. Akin, I and a few women of color activists have some information for you about the nature of rape and legitimacy. Since you draft laws that affect our bodies, we ask that you read every word.

Topics: 2012 Election, Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Todd Akin

Too $hort Calls XXL Video Debacle a Blessing in Disguise

by Akiba Solomon on February 23 2012, 2:20PM

Bad publicity, an enlightening conversation with activist dream hampton and “karma” produce an a-ha! moment for the rapper who instructed middle school boys to “turn out” their female classmates.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

5 Things Too $hort & Hip-Hop Media Can Learn About Sexual Violence

5 Things Too $hort & Hip-Hop Media Can Learn About Sexual Violence

by Akiba Solomon on February 23 2012, 11:33AM

Ways to regroup and do better after the debacle of Too $hort’s violent, rape-celebrating XXL.com video.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Too $hort

Film Reveals

Film Reveals “The Invisible War” on Women in Our Military

by Rinku Sen on January 26 2012, 9:49AM

A documentary premiered at Sundance that shines light on the ugly secret of rape inside the U.S. military. It’s time we all pay attention, writes Rinku Sen.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Movement, Sundance

FBI Gets Closer to Calling Rape What It Is

FBI Gets Closer to Calling Rape What It Is

by Akiba Solomon on October 21 2011, 9:53AM

The new working definition of rape may become official in December. Thankfully, it doesn’t include the words “carnal” or “forcible,” and it doesn’t exclude victims who aren’t female.

Topics: Gender

More Thoughts on SlutWalk: No Attention is Better Than Bad Attention

More Thoughts on SlutWalk: No Attention is Better Than Bad Attention

by Akiba Solomon on October 6 2011, 3:09PM

I was ambivalent about SlutWalk—until I saw this picture.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality

FBI to Revise Hopelessly Narrow Definition of Rape

FBI to Revise Hopelessly Narrow Definition of Rape

by Akiba Solomon on September 29 2011, 10:05AM

It only took 80 years for the federal agency to acknowledge that “carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will” excludes a whole lot of victims.

Topics: Gender

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