Archive for April, 2010

Ben Roethlisberger Is the Dracula of Football

Finally, it is upon us: The incomprehensible defense of Ben Roethlisberger to end all incomprehensible defenses of Ben Roethlisberger. On NPR today, sportswriter Frank Deford goes all Andy Rooney on rape, arguing that we should turn sexual predators into role models and "let the thugs play." Please listen to the segment—if only because at one [...]

Calling Georgetown’s “Campus Hunks”

Hunks! We still call them that, apparently. And now, the "internet’s leading source for hot nude celebrity hunks" is seeking the hunkiest of all hunks to disrobe in its annual "Campus Hunks Issue." Playgirl spokesperson Daniel Nardicio—the man behind both Levi Johnston's shoot and the Playgirl "Shaggin’ Wagon" (pictured, with strategically placed hunks)—has sent [...]

The Morning After: Dastardly Cuomo Glasses Edition

* Writing in the Awl's Sex Offender week series, Sady Doyle goes long on Rivers Cuomo and why he (and his cute glasses) have messed you up "forever."

We Know the Way to End Prison Rape. Is It Too Expensive?

Nine months ago, the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission released a report of proposed national standards for the "prevention, detection, and response to sexual abuse in confinement settings"—in other words, a path toward ending prison rape.
In order to achieve that goal, the commission has laid down a list of proposed standards for U.S. facilities housing [...]

Prison Rape and the Problem With Statistics

In a recent Sexist thread, a couple of commenters got to arguing a grim set of statistics. The question at hand: Which group experiences more rapes, men in prison or women outside of prison?
In order to resolve this question, one commenter referred to the "Prison Rape" Wikipedia page, which reads: "Stop Prisoner Rape, Inc. [...]

University Sex Columns, Reviewed: Fuck Finals Edition

This week in college sex columns: The University of Mary Washington tells students to fuck finals, and just fuck; Georgetown University explains WTF a "Zombie Fling" is, and why it should be avoided; Jaclyn Friedman administers a beatdown to misogynist college columnists.

The Morning After: Feminine Problems Edition

* Problem: girls in developing countries have a lower "school life expectancy" than boys. Is the solution as easy as sending over some sanitary pads? The World Bank has claimed that girls in developing countries "may miss up to 20 percent of school because of menstruation," but a new study by economists Emily Oster and [...]

Boobquake In Photos: “My Eyes Are Up Here”

This photograph basically sums up the scene at today's "Boobquake" festivities in Dupont Circle, where women bared their cleavage, and people paid attention to them. Feminism! City Paper photographer Darrow Montgomery, who was on-hand to shoot the event in a completely not creepy way, says that Boobquake participants were outnumbered by members of the press. [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: Responsible Cleavage Edition

Watch where you're tilting those things
Last week, I wrote about how women with big boobs are perceived as inherently sluttier than those of us with minimal cleavage. In response, large-breasted women everywhere emerged to tell their stories. (I told you I was committed to blogging about boobs today.) Talk about your boobs in 3, 2, [...]

Why Schools Should Alert Students To Campus Acquaintance Rapes

Last week, I wrote a piece about why some universities are reluctant to alert students to acquaintance rapes that are committed on campus. This weekend, that hands-off policy was on full display at George Mason University, where officials refused to send an alert in response to a reported sexual assault because "they don't believe [...]

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