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June 15, 2016

Last week, the internet exploded with anger over the extremely lenient sentence given to Brock Turner, who was convicted of three felonies related to his assault of an unconscious woman. When letters written by his father and a childhood friend were released, the outra...

May 4, 2016

Last week, the shocking headline made waves across the internet: the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals found that oral penetration of an unconscious woman was not sexual assault.  The case presented what seemed like a clear-cut case of sexual assault: the 16 year vict...

February 24, 2016

In 2014, recording artist Kesha (also known as Ke$ha) publicly accused her producer, Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald), of drugging and raping her.  She filed a civil lawsuit against him, alleging that he bullied her, drugged and raped her and held her to an unfair contract....

January 27, 2016

Next weekend, football fans from around the country will converge in Santa Clara, California for the largest sporting event in the country — the Super Bowl. According to researchers, another group will be arriving for the big game as well — sex workers, many of whom ha...

January 20, 2016

Last week, the world mourned the passing of David Bowie.  As his legions of fans paid tribute to the legendary rock star, many pointed out that Bowie was a rapist — and that he shouldn’t be celebrated. According to a woman named Lori Mattix, she lost her virginity to B...

January 13, 2016

Almost without fail, if an article about rape is posted on the internet, there will be at least one comment listing what steps potential victims (usually women) should take to stay safe.  These strategies range from not consuming alcohol or drugs to dressing conservati...

December 23, 2015

In recent years, many have questioned whether one classic Christmas song — Baby, It’s Cold Outside — should be retired.  With lyrics that suggest a drugged drink (“Say, what’s in this drink?”) and banter that could be read as coercion, it isn’t hard to see this song as...

December 9, 2015

Last week, several women accused a well-known man of raping them, including an ex-girlfriend and former co-workers.  Witnesses to some of these assaults stepped forward and confirmed the accounts. Some of the assaults may even have been captured on camera. Yet many que...

November 11, 2015

At least once a week, we see a headline in the local or national news discussing the latest case of child sexual assault (or rape).  Invariably, these articles will refer to the accused “having sex with” the minor.  This sort of story is seen routinely in newspapers an...

September 16, 2015

In August, news broke that the Pittsburgh Steelers had signed Michael Vick as a backup quarterback.  The backlash was immediate: animal lovers across the region sprang into action to denounce Vick (who served two years in prison for his role in a dogfighting ring), hol...

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