Through the efforts of a Stanford law professor, the site of a traumatic 2015 assault is now a reflective space that avoids serving as a trigger but still testifies to what happened there.
Borzin Mottaghian, a 34-year-old Utah man, allegedly posed as a doctor on Craigslist to sexually assault women.
The disgraced movie exec is facing more allegations of rape following claims by former Boardwalk Empire actress Paz de la Huerta in a Vanity Fair interview published Wednesday.
“If I had asked you to cover your body which is much more precious than the iPad, would you have readily agreed?” a father asks his daughter. “Indecent dressing and exposure of your body reduces your value and respect.”
Sexual assault wasn’t even something on my radar because it had never been talked about, especially by my school. All I was taught was that a sexual encounter was a sexual encounter — I had no way of distinguishing between consensual sex and rape.
Dear Abby has come under fire for her response to a letter by “Uncertain in Illinois" about an encounter she had with a male that she thought might be rape.
SuperGurl, a clothing company I’d never heard of until now, is suddenly gaining loads of press—for a fairly unsavory and decidedly un-PC reason.
Nov. 14 – 20 of this year (2015) is Transgender Awareness Week; and one major issue facing those in the trans community is the process of accessing healthcare that is inclusive, respectful, and knowledgeable of non-binary gender identities. (Yahoo Health) Cazembe Jackson of Atlanta, Georgia, has lived one of the most difficult, traumatic iterations of needing healthcare as a trans person. While a junior in college, and out as a gender non-conforming person, Cazembe was raped, became pregnant – and quickly found himself in the acutely painful situation of being someone other than a woman in need of abortion care. Cazembe ultimately found the care he needed at a Planned Parenthood health center.
Undergoing questioning as a rape victim is difficult, but even more so if the victim is made to feel her recollections are untrustworthy—a reaction that’s more probable if she was intoxicated during the assault.
A male student at UC San Diego who was accused of sexual assault and suspended after a campus investigation filed a countersuit — and won. Experts say a new ruling in a sexual assault case involving two students at UC San Diego should be a wakeup call to schools across the country that sexual misconduct processes can be flawed.
Somnophilia is a clinically diagnosable fetish. And a new motion filed by Cosby’s first accuser uses this word as a possible reason to why he allegedly drugged and raped women.
Emma Sulkowicz, the recent Columbia University graduate who famously carried a twin mattress around campus throughout her senior year in protest of the school’s decision not to expel Paul Nungesser, the student she accuses of raping her, has released a follow-up project in the form of a performance art video depicting a rape in a dorm room that is not supposed to be her specific (alleged) rape in her specific dorm room. The video, which is 8-minutes long and contains graphic content, is titled “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol,” French for “This Is Not a Rape.” Directed by Ted Larson, it features Sulkowicz and a male actor (whose face is blurred) in a dorm room. In a statement, she insists the video is “not about one night in August, 2012,” when her supposed rape occurred, even though it might seem like a reenactment. The 22-year-old’s senior thesis, Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight), had Sulkowicz lugging a twin mattress from class to class, and even to graduation, projecting her to Internet infamy and turning her into one of the most outspoken anti-rape advocates in the country. “I think that’s definitely one of the things that inspired me to make this work,” Sulkowicz told Artnet in an interview about her new piece. “Just, my new relationship to the media.” She added of her initial project, “I had no idea it would get noticed by anyone when I first made it.
Paraguay’s decision to deny a pregnant 10-year-old girl an abortion after she was allegedly raped by her stepfather has sparked a national debate over the country’s strict abortion law.
Just below the booze brand’s logo, a slogan reads, “The perfect beer for removing ‘NO’ from your vocabulary for the night.” GhosX9 captioned the pic, “What the f-ck Bud Light?!?! Not cool man.” And we have to agree, wholeheartedly. The new bottle design is part of the alcoholic beverage brand’s “Up For Whatever” campaign, which also carries the subtext, “The perfect beer for whatever happens.” Obviously, Bud’s intent here is more along the notion of YOLO and saying “yes” to new and fun experiences. If anyone should be concerned about issues of consent in connection with a product, it’s a beer brand that’s arguably the most popular alcoholic beverage consumed by college students and young people across the entire country.
Under the current laws, colleges and universities are incentivized to under-report instances of campus sexual assault. This bill aims to change that.