Tag Archives: rape

5 Important Facts You Need To Know To Understand The College Sexual Assault Crisis

Last week, President Obama announced the creation of a new government task force that will specifically focus on issues of rape cases on college campuses. His announcement coincided with the release of a new White House report detailing the extent of the nation’s sexual assault crisis. And thanks to the recent media attention on a sexual assault case at […]

One in Four Men Surveyed in Asian Study Say They Raped

Almost one in four men surveyed in Asia said they committed rape at least once, in a study that may encourage renewed steps to prevent sexual violence. Researchers interview more than 10,000 men at nine sites in Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka in the first multi-country survey on the prevalence of rape, said Rachel Jewkes of South Africa’s Medical […]

The six ways we talk about a teenage girl’s age

  Last week, Montana District Judge G. Todd Baugh declared a troubled, now dead, 16-year-old girl culpable for her own rape. (The girl was just 14 when the crime occurred.) While in the process of reducing her rapist’s 15-year sentence to 30 days, he explained that the victim was “older than her chronological age,” and […]

You Will Get Raped in That Dress

  According to a new study conducted by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, one in five Canadians think that a woman provokes sexual assault if she is drunk and 11 per cent believe she encourages sexual assault when she wears a short skirt. But in my opinion, the most shocking finding was that younger adults, aged 18 […]

Serena Williams: teen rape victim ‘lucky’

Tennis champion Serena Williams is facing an angry backlash after suggesting that a teenage rape victim ‘‘shouldn’t have put herself in that position’’ and was ‘‘lucky’’ not to have been further injured in a crime that transfixed the US. The world’s top-ranked women’s player questioned why the 16-year-old victim, who was raped by two high school […]

American tourist gang-raped in India

An American tourist has allegedly been gang-raped by a truck driver and two of his accomplices in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, police say. “The 30-year-old was raped by men in a truck on Monday night. They offered her a lift and she accepted it,” police inspector Abhimanyu Kumar said on Tuesday. The […]