Sexual Assault Archives

Got an email the other day from an HU college buddy asking me to sign a petition started by asking that I “Tell the New York Times to issue a published apology for their coverage of this incident and publish an editorial from a victim’s rights expert on how victim blaming in the media Read More

I’d had a sucky weekend.  The reasons why, the story about what happened, that doesn’t matter.  Just know that I’d spent my entire weekend indoors, stewing, just wanting to be somewhere else.  Finally, it was Sunday and I spent the day anxious to jump out of the house, if not out of my very skin, Read More

I wrote a post for Ta-Nehisi earlier this week that got a lot of discussion and was even picked up by Andrew Sullivan. I’m excited about it not just because my name was all over the innanets for a day, but because it drew attention to something that people don’t talk about widely enough: street Read More

I understand that the American Academy of Pediatrics recent decision to support a doctor-performed ritual ‘nick’ of female genitalia is a form of harm reduction for girls in the U.S. Surely, a nick, or a scratch, or shallow cut performed in a sterile environment is a far better option than having the clitoris and/or labia Read More

In the end, there probably wasn’t a punishment that quite fit Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. So the NFL probably shouldn’t have even bothered. If the legal system couldn’t figure it out, what hope do they have? Still, the league foolishly pressed forward: NFL commissioner Roger Goddell suspended Roethlisberger for six games and ordered him to Read More

From Colorlines: New Orleans city police and the district attorney’s office are using a state law written for child molesters to charge hundreds of sex workers like Tabitha as sex offenders. The law, which dates back to 1805, makes it a crime against nature to engage in “unnatural copulation”—a term New Orleans cops and the Read More

Today in my office, a pimp and his prostitute came looking for advice on where to score some blow and advice on how to fill out their W-2s. When I told them what they could do, they accused me of encouraging them to engage in public masturbation. I hope Beck and Co. don’t get hold Read More

Blackink shared this on Twitter, and I thought it was worth reposting here. Without further ado, via No, Not You, here are ten sexual assault prevention tips that are guaranteed to work! 1. Don’t put drugs in people’s drinks in order to control their behavior. 2. When you see someone walking by themselves, leave them Read More