My rapist came from the same insular Indian-American community at my university as I did. Why did that make it harder for people to believe what happened?
“If Vonnegut could see through myths about war, why couldn’t he transcend myths about sexual violence?”
Last year, when I was 17, I was sexually assaulted by a much older man. I’m gradually learning how to talk about it — and make myself whole again.
The ways I’ve been attacked for sharing my story show how far we have to go when discussing sexual assault.
The way the magazine bungled its exposé of rape culture at UVA has caused irreparable damage to survivors — and given ammunition to those already disinclined to believe them.
The co-founder of End Rape on Campus on why the Rolling Stone retraction affects all survivors of sexual assault.
You get a ban! YOU get a ban! EVERYONE gets a ban!
The most recent episode of the HBO series perfectly captures rape culture in the wake of Rolling Stone’s apology for “misplacing trust” in an alleged rape victim at the University of Virginia. WARNING: Spoilers ahead for the Dec. 7 episode of The Newsroom.
I woke up naked to find three boys from my school sexually assaulting me. The aftermath was almost as bad.
My rapist was my boyfriend, and all I could think was: How did I end up here?
“Just tell us you’re making it up.”
I always thought if I was a victim of sexual assault, I would report it. It wasn’t so easy.
The Berklee School of Music and Cosby’s alma mater, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, both distanced themselves from the entertainer on Wednesday.
On Friday, a “Take Back The Night” protest was interrupted when fraternity members yelled obscenities and threw eggs at protesters. On Tuesday, leaders of the SDSU Greek community announced an indefinite suspension of fraternities.
In an interview with a student-run media organization, Dean Nicole Eramo said the University of Virginia hasn’t expelled a student accused of rape during her tenure, even when individuals have confessed. The school’s handling of sexual assault has been in the spotlight following the publication of a Rolling Stone article last week.
A photo went viral today suggesting that the police had recently created new posters in response to a recent sexual assault on campus. BuzzFeed News spoke to Greater Manchester Police to find out more.
The cover literally says “no means yes?”
Fox’s entertainment division told BuzzFeed News it had no comment on the rape joke in the long-awaited hour-long crossover episode “The Simpsons Guy,” set to air this weekend. Seth MacFarlane’s publicist did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment.
SM Supermalls say it’s investigating how it came to be sold in its stores.
Tau Kappa Epsilon at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee threw a party where female guests’ hands were marked with a color-coded X. Three women with a red X may have been given drinks with a date rape drug.
Columbia senior Emma Sulkowicz has vowed to carry a mattress around campus until the man who allegedly raped her leaves the school.
“My sex cannot be packaged. My sex is magic.”
I told myself the reason I hadn’t shared this story was because I hadn’t been raped in the conventional sense, that it hadn’t really affected me. But that wasn’t the whole reason.
They’re calling it #JadaPose.
Some are calling the meeting a publicity stunt, which the Vatican strongly denies.
“This was a case where you just lost control of normal restraint. … You simply could not resist,” said Judge Michael Mettyear.
They all deserve a hat tip.
“It is absolutely unacceptable that we feel fear on a day-to-day basis walking our streets of Glasgow.”
“The sarcasm is a really nice comic relief to what is a really frustrating battle.”
Parce qu’il est bien plus facile de dire aux femmes d’acheter ces produits que d’éduquer nos sociétés sur la différence entre viol et consentement.