Posts Tagged ‘sexual assault’

Sexist Comments of the Week: Tales of Trans Healthcare Edition

Last week on the Sexist, we took a look at potential complications facing trans patients at local hospitals. Commenters weighed in with their own experiences:

Mall Voyeur Arrested on July 4th

D.C. police may not have stuck anyone with illegal fireworks charges this July 4th, but police did manage to nab one man taking advantage of the day's patriotic displays: On Sunday afternoon, D.C. police detained 49-year-old Maryland resident Charles Defoe for engaging in voyeuristic activities on the grounds of the Washington Monument. According to an [...]

Sexual Assault Reports Way Up In D.C.

On WTOP's "Ask the Chief" program last week, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that sexual assault reports are up in the District this year. In several of D.C.'s police districts, "they're up double-digit percentages," Lanier said—and according to WTOP's Mark Segraves, "serious sexual assaults" in the Seventh District are up by as much as [...]

Waterboarding Is Torture, Pickpocketing Is Theft, Rape Is Rape

Via Adam Serwer's blog, the Washington Post's Greg Sargent offers a handy explanation for why the New York Times' decision not to describe U.S. waterboarding as "torture" reveals bias:
Think of it this way: We all agree that pickpocketing constitutes "theft." A pickpocket doesn't get to come along and argue: "No, what I did [...]

The Morning After: Pocket Full of Rubbers Edition

* Some douchebag slapped the ass of a local female DJ; she recounts her experience on Holla Back DC:

Sexist Comments of the Week: Traditional Capitalization Edition

By oh boy, so many wonderful comments this week, however is a girl to choose?
There's this one, submitted intimately via e-mail: "Does your Mother know you're writing for the dumbass shitty paper?" (Hi, mom!). And then there's this vital piece of comments-section copy-editing: "it’s Rick Mangus not Rick Magnus!" And who could forget "Laura, Don’t [...]

What Does It Mean That Al Gore’s Accuser Saved Her Pants?

Of all the excuses offered to doubt the Portland masseuse who has accused Al Gore of sexually assaulting her in 2006, this is the saddest: She kept the pants.

Sexual Assault or Lovers’ Quarrel?

Yesterday, I wrote about the Washington Examiner's characterization of Miss D.C. 2009 Jen Corey's sexual assault as a "bar fight." Actually, a man sexually assaulted Corey, and she defended herself physically in order to protect herself from further attack.
Today, Amanda Marcotte filed a helpful post identifying how media outlets routinely describe assaults against women in [...]

Examiner‘s Solution to Bad Sexual Assault Reporting: Victim-Blame!

After Miss D.C. 2009 Jen Corey's claim that the Washington Examiner mischaracterized her sexual assault as a simple "bar fight," reporter Tara Palmeri first defended herself by claiming she doesn't always write her own stories. Now, the paper has revealed its second line of defense: Accusing Corey of being a bad sexual assault victim.

Examiner Called On Sexual Assault Coverage, Cites Intern Defense

Last month, Washington Examiner gossip columnists Tara Palmeri and Nikki Schwab drafted a hot little item about Miss D.C. 2009 Jen Corey "kicking some tail at the local bars." Corey, the gossips reported, recently physically defended herself after being repeatedly "spanked," "touched," "pushed," "slapped," and "sexually harassed" by men in public. Corey's got a [...]

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