Tag Archives: Rape

For Black Women, Police Brutality And Sexual Harassment Go Hand In Hand

By Zeba Blay   There is a moment in the McKinney, Texas pool party video that’s both horrifying and absurd: when Cpl. Eric Casebolt manhandles, violently restrains, then sits on top of an unarmed, 15-year-old, bikini-clad black girl as she … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Calls Rape Victim Alejandra Pereyra In Argentina To Offer Words Of Comfort

Alejandra Pereyra was knitting at her home when she received a phone call from a stranger who knew her name. When she identified herself, he said, “It’s Pope Francis.” Pereyra recounted the experience on Argentinean television, and after she picked up … Continue reading

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Raped and Impregnated at 14, Girl Must Now Share Parental Rights with Her Attacker

By Iulia Filip A rape victim sued Massachusetts to stop it from subjecting her to “a court-ordered 16-year unwanted relationship with her attacker” by giving him paternity rights over the child born from the rape. H.T., of Norwood, Mass., sued … Continue reading

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Louisiana parish claims incarcerated 14-year-old consented to be raped by a corrections officer

By Katie McDonough A Louisiana parish is arguing that it should not be held liable for the rape of a 14-year-old girl in a juvenile detention center because the victim “consented” to be sexually assaulted by a 40-year-old corrections officer … Continue reading

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WHO Finds Violence Against Women Is ‘Shockingly’ Common

By Michaeleen Doucleff and Rhitu Chatterjee Thirty-five percent of women around the world have been raped or physically abused, according to statistics the World Health Organization released Thursday. About 80 percent of the time this violence occurs in the home, at the hands … Continue reading

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Lines Are Being Drawn In Hip-Hop & Rick Ross Is The First Casualty

by Dimas S. You know whom I kind of feel bad for? Rocko. Dude, who’s a C-class rapper, at best, has the hottest song of his life and all of the track’s momentum is getting killed by a single line … Continue reading

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Prevent Another Steubenville: What All Mothers Must Do for Their Sons

  by Kim Simon   When Max was just a few months old, I sat cross-legged on the floor with him in a circle of other mothers. The facilitator for our “Mommy and Me” playgroup would throw a question out … Continue reading

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