Is Maryville, Missouri the Next Steubenville?

The worst and most frustrating story you'll read about rape in America this week took place in Maryville, Missouri. It involves two young teenage girls who were raped by high school football players while drunk. One was left abandoned in freezing temperatures on her front lawn, passed out. Her rape was videotaped. And… » 10/14/13 4:45pm 10/14/13 4:45pm

Frat Bro Issues a Damn Good Apology for Rapey 'Rapebait' Email

Last week, a gross, rapey email sent to the entirety Georgia Tech's Phi Kappa Tau fraternity by the house's social chair went viral. Rightfully so; it was a rapey, misogynistic piece of trash that referred to getting women as "luring rapebait." Now, the author of the infamous letter has offered an apology— and a damn… » 10/10/13 7:40pm 10/10/13 7:40pm

Is the Penis Dangerous?

In a wonderful article called It’s Only a Penis, anthropologist Christine Helliwell talks of how her time with the Dayak community of Gerai in Indonesian Borneo changed her perceptions of the sexual body. She writes of a time when a man crept through a window and into the bed of a sleeping woman. She continues: » 10/09/13 5:33pm 10/09/13 5:33pm

Someone Hacked Playboy's College Party Guide and Made It About Consent

On Tuesday, Playboy got major press and for the first time in awhile, it wasn't because they were selling off parts of their company or moving their headquarters from Chicago to Los Angeles or going private, things that would all individually spell trouble for legacy organization, but when pushed together look… » 9/17/13 7:42pm 9/17/13 7:42pm

One year later: The terrible aftermath of the Steubenville rape case

One year ago, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond raped a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio. A horrified America watched as mass media echoed internet vigilantes' evidence of a town-wide conspiracy to cover the case. The evidence was false, but the city is still suffering the terrible consequences of those accusations. » 9/16/13 1:39pm 9/16/13 1:39pm

How to Feel About Ariel Castro's Suicide

Last night, just a month and change into serving his life + 1,000-year sentence for kidnapping three Cleveland women and keeping them captive under hellish conditions for a decade, Ariel Castro committed suicide in jail. After I heard the news, I felt a range of awful, base emotions, none of which made me feel good… » 9/04/13 1:24pm 9/04/13 1:24pm

New Self-Help Book For Loser Men Says Take a Shower and Don't Rape Her

What do women want? Not to get raped, according to this sex-advice book called Getting Laid: Get the Sex You Want! Women also prefer men who have recently had a shower. It also helps if men "pretend to listen" to women, according to this classic. As for online dating, the authors warn that people seeking dates on the… » 6/19/13 11:45am 6/19/13 11:45am

The Story of One Prison Rape, In an Inmate's Own Words

Today, the ACLU announced that it is filing a federal lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, a private prison in Meridian, Mississippi. The suit alleges that EMCF is "hyper-violent, grotesquely filthy and dangerous." One example of the jail's dangers: this handwritten letter from… » 5/30/13 5:11pm 5/30/13 5:11pm