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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rape Is A Vile Crime, But The ‘Epidemic’ Of Campus Sexual Violence Is Exaggerated

Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated. If people actually believed that 20 percent of college girls ended up being raped or sexually assaulted—as activists claimed—then they’d quit sending their […]

September 20, 2017
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump departs after he was deposed for a lawsuit involving partners in a restaurant venture at offices in Washington, U.S. June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump Accused Of Rape In Federal Court Lawsuit

The assaults are alleged to have taken place at the home of billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

June 22, 2016
Former Stanford student Brock Turner who was sentenced to six months in county jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated woman is shown in this Santa Clara County Sheriff's booking photo

Fix Culture That Makes A Brock Turner Possible

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network says that one woman in every six has been the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault. It’s an awesome, awful number. Think about it in terms of women you know. Think about Bonnie, Kadijah, Heather, Consuela, Sarah and Kim. One, two, three, four, five …

June 12, 2016

12 Things You Should Know About Ken Starr’s Baylor Rape Scandal

The righteous moralist who spearheaded the impeachment of Bill Clinton has ignored sexual assaults on his own campus.

June 5, 2016

Cosby Faces Big Financial Threat From Civil Lawsuits: Legal Experts

Civil lawsuits accusing Bill Cosby of sex abuse and defamation could do major damage to the entertainer’s wealth, regardless of how a criminal prosecution plays out, lawyers who have handled similar cases said on Thursday.

January 1, 2016

Indian Court Rejects More Jail Time For Man Convicted As A Minor In 2012 Gang Rape

A day after a man convicted as a minor in a brutal 2012 gang rape and murder in New Delhi was released from detention, India’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals to extend his sentence in a case that has sparked a passionate debate over juvenile justice.

December 22, 2015

Victim In New England Prep School Rape Trial ‘Traumatized’

A teenager who says she was raped by a graduating senior at their elite New Hampshire prep school last year faced an unrelenting cross-examination by a defense attorney.

August 20, 2015

Bill Cosby Ordered To Give Deposition In Los Angeles Sex Abuse Lawsuit

More than 45 women have accused comedian Bill Cosby, 77, of sexual misconduct dating back to the late 1960s.

August 6, 2015

Trump Campaign Tries Again On Rape Allegation Pushback

The Donald’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, is backtracking on his claim that Donald Trump couldn’t have possibly raped his first wife — because, supposedly, there’s no such thing legally as a husband raping his wife. (Note: There definitely is.)

July 28, 2015

Analysis: What The House GOP’s Abortion Bill About-Face Really Means

Are Republican moderates finally gaining influence in the House?

January 22, 2015

Late Night Round-Up: Larry Wilmore Takes On Bill Cosby

For the second episode of ‘The Nightly Show’, Larry Wilmore took on the Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations.

January 21, 2015

Model Accuses Cosby Of Sex Assault; ‘Power In Numbers,’ Lawyer Says

The latest accusation against Bill Cosby could trigger a prosecution.

January 14, 2015

Three More Women Allege Assaults By Cosby

The embattled comedian is facing three new sexual assault allegations.

January 8, 2015

Looking Beyond The Hype To See Domestic And Sexual Violence

Slowly but surely, America is making progress.

December 22, 2014
University of Virginia lawn

True Believers Make Lousy Reporters

Gene Lyons explains how sloppy investigations damage progressive causes.

December 17, 2014

Cryptic Cosby Comments On Sex Assault Claims

New York (AFP) — Comedian Bill Cosby, who has stayed mum on allegations of having drugged and sexually assaulted numerous women, in cryptic comments urged U.S. media to remain “neutral” in its reporting on the scandal, news reports said Sunday. His comments were directed in particular at America’s black media, with which he has had […]

December 15, 2014

No Defense For ‘Rolling Stone’ Mistakes

The magazine’s errors should shock every journalist in America.

December 10, 2014

‘Rolling Stone’ Casts Doubt On University Of Virginia Gang Rape Story

More problems are arising with the blockbuster story.

December 5, 2014

Bill Cosby Sued; Woman Alleges He Sexually Assaulted Her In 1974

Cosby’s legal troubles are getting worse.

December 3, 2014

Cosby Steps Down From Temple’s Board Of Trustees

The embattled comedian is out from the seat he’s held for 32 years.

December 1, 2014

Bill Cosby, Serial Rapist? That’s A Lot To Forgive

The allegations against Cosby don’t tarnish his legacy; they become it.

November 24, 2014

Cliff Huxtable And Bill Cosby Are No Longer The Same Man

Cynthia Tucker considers the difficult task of separating Cosby’s public and private personas.

November 22, 2014

Bill Cosby Allegation: It’s Oral Rape, Not Oral Sex

What Don Lemon doesn’t get about the Bill Cosby rape allegations.

November 20, 2014

Prosecutor On Cosby Allegation: ‘I Thought He Did It’

Bill Cosby was never charged with rape — but it’s not because the prosecutor didn’t believe his accuser.

November 19, 2014

Shoshana Roberts And The Catcalls Heard ‘Round The World

It’s time to treat catcalling like the threat it is.

November 5, 2014