Mic 9.2.16 | Claire Lampen In today's edition of Terrible Excuses for Rape, an Idaho man facing a felony rape charge told investigators that his alleged victim did in fact say "no," but it wasn't a "hard no." Whatever that means. Twenty-two-year-old Austin Michael
Reductress 8.17.16 | Amanda Gail Summer time and living’s easy! Unless you’re being questioned about a traumatic sexual assault. Luckily, there are refreshing and light cocktails in season, which you can throw back when police, detectives, doctors, friends, and acquaintances ask you, “Well, what
Inews.com 8.17.16 | Serina Sandhu People who take part in BDSM sex activities (bondage, discipline/dominance, submission/sadism, masochism) are less likely to hold attitudes consistent with rape culture, research has found. Victim-blaming attitudes are less widespread as well as acceptance of so-called rape myths
The Cut Lizzy Goodman She was one-half of porn’s power couple before she accused her ex-boyfriend James Deen of rape. Now she’s trying to fix the industry from the inside. As you might imagine, a porn star takes her lingerie drawer very seriously.
Everyday Feminism 5.22.16 | Ellen Kate (Content Warning: sexual violence, rape culture, alcohol use) The first time I formally learned about consent was in grad school. I was training as a peer sexuality educator, and we did an exercise where we had to decide
Huffington Post Arts and Culture 3.15.16 | Priscilla Frank During her freshman year at Wesleyan University, Karmenife Paulino was raped in the basement of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. Up until her junior year, Paulino said nothing of the assault, feeling that, as a woman
The Daily 2.11.16 | Sarah Anderson In preparation for this piece, I asked a friend if they had been taught sex ed in school. After learning they had been in kindergarten, middle school, and high school, I asked as a follow up question,
Bustle.com 2.11.16 | JR Thorpe College students in New York are now the subject of a very particular form of legislation about what qualifies as consent to sexual activity — affirmative consent. The concept of affirmative consent has been working its way across