Tag: rape

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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Rape Declared a ‘National Emergency’ by Sierra Leone’s President

Photo: Richard Drew (Associated Press) Trigger Warning: This article details sexual violence and child sexual abuse.  Rampant rape and sexual violence in Sierra Leone has become so prevalent that its president, Julius Maada Bio, has declared a national emergency, according to CBS News. The rallying point of this declaration is the brutal rape of a […]

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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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Alton Sterling’s 18-Year-Old Son Accused of Raping 8-Year-Old Boy: Report

Cameron Sterling, son of Alton Sterling, is comforted as he listens to family and attorneys speak following a meeting with the U.S. Justice Department at federal court in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, May 3, 2017. An investigation into the police shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge found that there was not enough evidence […]

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MeToo and Its Challenges

Perhaps you’ve been there, too. Quietly watched one more survivor come forward, seen one more perpetrator publicly held accountable. Perhaps you breathed a sigh of relief that this type of crime is receiving the attention it deserves. Perhaps you felt vindicated, even if only a tiny bit. Or maybe you were furious. At first you […]

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Man Awarded $175,000 After Gang Rape During ‘Scared Straight’ Program in Canada

Oakalla Prison in Burnaby. Photo via Government of BC. This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. A man has been awarded $175,000 [$131,346 USD] after being gang-raped during a “scared straight” prison visit over 40 years ago. The plaintiff, who is just known as B.E.S. in court documents, alleged he was raped when he was […]

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How Hazing Escalates to Sexual Assault

Six students at St. Michael’s College School have been charged with gang sexual assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Marti This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. There’s a lot we don’t know about the scandal erupting at St. Michael’s College School in Toronto, but the allegations we’ve heard so far are horrifying. Six students from […]

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Director/Producer Salim Akil Sued for Domestic Violence and Breach of Contract

Salim AkilImage: Getty A lawsuit filed by Amber Dixon Brenner on November 20, 2018, in California claims the actor had a years-long “physically and sexually abusive relationship” with Salim Akil, who has produced and directed episodes of BET’s The Game and Being Mary Jane, as well as the CW’s Black Lightning, and the 2012 film […]

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This Is the Emotional and Financial Cost of Sexual Assault

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. I was standing at my desk in the newsroom, drinking a cup of black coffee. It was 12:05 in the afternoon and we had just sent the Friday edition of our paper to press. My phone rang. I answered it. It was the police. Specifically, it was the […]

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Kobe Bryant Cut From Film Festival Jury After Blowback From 2003 Rape Case

Photo: Maxx Wolfson/ (Getty Images) Looks like that 2003 rape allegation has caught up to Kobe Bryant after all these years. Variety reports that the former five-time NBA world champion was cut by the Animation Is Film Festival jury last week, as a result of fallout from over his 15-year-old rape charge. Bryant won an Academy […]

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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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Ex-West Virginia University Running Back Charged With Incest and Sodomy of 12-Year-Old 

Justin Crawford of the West Virginia Mountaineers runs the ball against the Missouri Tigers in the first half of the game at Milan Puskar Stadium on Sept. 3, 2016 in Morgantown, West Virginia. West Virginia defeated Missouri 26-11.Photo: Joe Robbins (Getty Images) In an incident that can only be described as disturbing, former West Virginia […]

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Maryland Cop Charged with Raping Woman During Traffic Stop

Photo: Prince George’s County Police Department A Maryland police officer was arrested Monday evening and charged with raping a woman during a police stop after a friend of the victim caught the officer in the act. According to CNN, 29-year-old Ryan Macklin, an officer for Prince George’s County Police Department, pulled over a woman about […]

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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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If a Woman Drinks, It’s Her Fault. If a Man Drinks, It’s an Excuse

As the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court founders on allegations of drunken sexual assault, America is again reckoning with the loathsome and loutish frat boy culture of the 1980s. You know, the kind that was ushered into the mainstream of pop culture by movies like Animal House and only belatedly recognized as […]

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Donald Trump Jr Continues to Be Trash; Mocks Brett Kavanaugh’s Rape Accuser on Instagram

Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) Donald Trump Jr. is continuing his quest for relevancy in the worst administration to ever administrate. On Sunday the insignificant Trump child who is not named Ivanka thought that it would be funny to mock the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The woman initially submitted […]

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Colleges Are Going About Consent Education All Wrong

Photo by J. Lawler Duggan / For The Washington Post via Getty Images For their senior thesis in 2014, Emma Sulkowicz (who uses they/them pronouns) spent the academic year lugging an extra-long twin mattress around the campus of Columbia University—a nod to the type of mattress the college places in its dorms, similar to the […]

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