Tag: rape culture

On Justin Fairfax and Believing Women When It’s Politically Inconvenient

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Even the qualifier most frequently used when describing the allegations against Justin Fairfax, the Virginia lieutenant governor accused of sexual assault, tells a story. From “Justin Fairfax Faces Mounting Calls for Resignation Amid Second Sexual-Assault Allegation” Republican Speaker of the House Kirk Cox on Saturday urged Fairfax to resign after […]

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The Ongoing Assault Against Jasmine Eiland Proves How Hard Society Goes in Hating Black Women 

Photo: iStock (Editor’s note: The following article includes a description of a sexual assault and may be triggering to some. Please safeguard yourself accordingly.) On January 20, a woman was sexually violated—and at least 800,000 eyes watched. Nearly as many were callous in sharing the grim details of her assault, captured for all to see […]

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#MuteChrisBrown Too, Because He’s Clearly Committed to Being Trash

Chris Brown performs onstage during ‘We Can Survive, A Radio.com Event’ on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images for Radio.com) In recent weeks, there’s been a lot of renewed talk about toxic masculinity, particularly amongst viewers of Surviving R. Kelly and the legions debating the necessity of Gillette’s controversial ad […]

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Cops Sexually Assault At Least 100 Women Every Year and – No One Talks About It

Photo: iStock When discussing America’s police state, we often talk about “black bodies.” The conversation is peppered with words like “brutality” and “police violence.” But no one talks about another brutal act of violence committed by law enforcement figures. We have known about it for years but have mostly overlooked it. Everyone – including this […]

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D.C. Principal Mocked Student’s Sexual Assault Claim, Lawsuit Says

Photo: istock A Washington, D.C., high school principal was recorded mocking a student’s sexual assault claim made last June, according to a lawsuit and an audio recording obtained by the Washington Post. The girl allegedly went to Aqueelha James, principal of Roosevelt High School, to report that a male student forced her into a bathroom […]

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President Rape Culture Has Spoken: Kavanaugh Is Totally Innocent

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) Donald Trump continued his streak of defending accused abusers while simultaneously attacking alleged victims this morning. Just before 9 a.m., Trump took to Twitter to speak his mind about Christine Blasey Ford’s request that the Federal Bureau of Investigations look into her claims that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her […]

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