Category Archives: Rape

LAT: Winfrey highlights story of black woman raped by white men

From the Los Angeles Times: Oprah Winfrey’s barnstormer of a speech at the Golden Globes highlighted the story of a black Alabama woman who was raped by six white men in 1944. Winfrey, in speaking of the victims of sexual … Continue reading

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Should Rapists Have Pride?

Imagine a guy who says: I was born a rapist, but–no no, don’t worry, don’t freak out. I’m not a practicing rapist, thanks to years of the preemptive conversion therapy literally blasted at me from every public institution in the … Continue reading

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NYT: ‘The Glare Varies for Two Actors on Hollywood’s Awards Trail’

I wonder why. Must be racism. New York Times: Jeannie Suk Gersen, a professor at Harvard Law School who teaches criminal law and sexual harassment law, said the reason could be far simpler: Mr. Parker’s case was criminal and Mr. … Continue reading

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Ari Shavit Is the Least Interesting Part of the Ari Shavit Scandal

From the Forward: To be clear, Shavit is not accused of rape. When I say “rape culture,” I’m referring to the way our culture, based on patriarchal values, objectifies women, disregards their rights and normalizes and legitimizes sexual violence against … Continue reading

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LAT: ‘After an L.A. reporter accused him of sexual assault, a top Israeli newspaper columnist steps down’

Is an unwanted grope sexual assault? Is an unwanted kiss sexual assault? I’ve had guys plant unwanted kisses on my face as part of their horsing around. I’ve had guys grope me in the same context (though never on my … Continue reading

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