Posts Tagged ‘acquaintance rape’

Asking For It

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And on that note: Scotland says it best. [Via PostBourgie].

When the Threat of Stranger Rape Facilitates Acquaintance Rape

At Tiger Beatdown, B. Michael points out one abusive tactic revealed in the leaked Mel Gibson tapes:
Mel Gibson was condemned for (allegedly) threatening to burn down his house and force his ex, Oksana Grigorieva, to blow him (presumably after he saved her from being raped by a group he describes with his usual [...]

Rape Coverage and The New York Times‘ Daddy Issues

I really appreciated this recent New York Times piece detailing the ways in which New York City police fail to adequately respond to rape reports. I also appreciated its companion story, which highlighted the experiences of four women who reported their rapes to the police, only to have their cases dismissed, their assaults downplayed, and [...]

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. [...]

David Lisak on Acquaintance Rapists: “We’re Giving a Free Pass to Sexual Predators”

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In the world of sexual assault prevention, the work of University of Massachusetts psychologist David Lisak has gained some serious traction. Lisak has spent the past 20 years studying men who commit acquaintance rapes. In the past year, that work has been dissected by feminist blogs, employed in an investigative report from [...]

Why You Never See a College Rapist’s Name in a Campus Crime Alert

Face Time: Should campus crime alerts name student perps?
Three recent crimes reported to the George Washington University, and how the university identified their perpetrators to students and staff:
•     Crime No. 1. On Feb. 15, former G.W. mailroom worker James Markley was arrested for making a “non-specific threat” to faculty [...]

Groping, Sexual Assault Policies and the Hypersexualization of College Students

Last week, Wendy Kaminer lambasted Duke University's new sexual assault policy, which is centered upon the idea that "consent is an affirmative decision to engage in mutually acceptable sexual activity given by clear actions and words." In an essay on The Atlantic, Kaminer wrote that a "committee of virginal bureaucrats would be hard pressed [...]

Why Rape Isn’t One Big Misunderstanding

Here at the Sexist, one of the most persistent rape myths offered up to excuse sexual assault is the idea that rape is just one big misunderstanding. Under this theory, rape isn't a conscious assault against a person who hasn't consented to sex; it's the result of an honest miscommunication that arises from natural communicative [...]

On Short Skirts

This week, the results of a recent British study revealed that over 50 percent of women believe that rape victims are partially responsible for their own assaults. In the wake of the news, Jenni Murray tells her story of being raped as a 19-year-old. Murray insists she doesn't blame rape victims. But she does [...]

The Worst Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Ever

The great folks over at SAFER Campus pointed me to the most ludicrous Sexual Assault Prevention information page ever, courtesy of the Valdosta State University police department. Instead of providing valuable information for men and women concerning the most common form of sexual assault on a college campus—acquaintance rape—Georgia-based VSU has published a 13-point victim-blaming [...]

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