USA Today published Texas Teen’s Dramatic Account of Gang Rape by Black Men Was a Hoax, Police Say.
Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger presented Our Story of Rape and Reconciliation as a TED Talk.
Ashley Judd presented How Online Abuse of Women has Spiraled Out of Control as a TED Talk. The language is NSFW, but the message is suitable for all.
This morning a saw the headline Man Charged With Two Rapes Gets One Day in Jail. My first thought was What the Hell (or something like that), wondering what’s going on that’s causing rapists to get such light punishment. In this case the punishment wasn’t for rape. It was instead for battery, which appears to… Continue reading Rape to Battery
Buzzfeed published Here Is The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker. It’s tough to read and unimaginable to think about reading this in front of your attacker. I was not only told that I was assaulted, I was told that because I couldn’t remember, I technically could not prove it was… Continue reading Unconscious Intoxicated Woman
Jessica Ladd presented The Reporting System That Sexual Assault Survivors Want as a TED Talk and it made me think.
USA Today published the craziest headline I’ve ever seen, Millionaire Who Said He ‘Tripped,’ Fell on Teen Cleared of Rape Charge. It only took 30 minutes for the jury to deliberate prior to the acquittal. This falls firmly in the stuff I can’t make up category.
Slate published When Men Are Raped. Last year the National Crime Victimization Survey turned up a remarkable statistic. In asking 40,000 households about rape and sexual violence, the survey uncovered that 38 percent of incidents were against men.
CNN published Panama City Gang Rape: ‘Spring Break as We Know it is Over’.
Slate published When Men Are Raped, pointing out the number or men and women sexually assaulted is almost equal. This definition includes victims who were forced to penetrate someone else with their own body parts, either by physical force or coercion, or when the victim was drunk or high or otherwise unable to consent. When… Continue reading Slate: Male Rape in America
Rolling Stone published then retracted A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA. The article was an account of Jackie being gang raped at a fraternity house and the response by those around her. Putting it mildly, it’s an ugly story, compounded by the retraction due to “discrepancies in Jackie’s… Continue reading Rolling Stone’s “A Rape on Campus”