Activist’s Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, May Result in New Abuse Reporting Mechanism

Late last week, The Bank of England announced that the face of author Jane Austen would adorn the country’s new 10-pound notes – some time in 2017. Austen will replace Charles Darwin, who has been the face of the bill.…

CU-Boulder Fines Rapist $75, Makes Him Write Essay

The University of Colorado at Boulder is facing a Title IX investigation for allegedly mishandling a sexual assault case. Having found a student guilty of “non-consensual sexual intercourse,” the university suspended him for eight months (though they gave him a…

Serena Williams Says She Didn’t Make Rape Comments

Serena Williams found herself in the middle of some backlash today after a Rolling Stone article was published on their website that contained some comments she allegedly made about the Steubenville rape victim. The case made national headlines and was…

Suspect Buried Alive With Rape/Murder Victim

A Bolivian village took matters into their own hands on Wednesday after burying a 35-year old rape and murder victim by pushing the suspect, 17-year old Santos Ramos, into the woman’s grave and burying him alive. The victim, Leandra Arias…

Wind Carried Beer Can DNA to Used Condom, Claims Rape Defendant

Today’s creativity in defense award goes to 20-year-old Marcelles Peter and his attorney, who are attempting to nullify DNA evidence by claiming that it was transferred by the wind. Peters is one of the six men charged in the gang…

American Woman Gang-Raped in India, Suspects Not Arrested

An American tourist was allegedly gang-raped this week in northern India, sparking more questions about the safety of women in the country. According to a Reuters report, the woman was visiting friends on Monday while staying in a guest house…

Is Facebook Getting ‘Freedom Of Expression’ Right?

Facebook has recently taken some heat over its approach to content on the social network that depicts, glorifies and/or trivializes violence against women. Groups like Women, Action and The Media, The Everyday Sexism Project, and no doubt countless other individuals,…

Canseco Tweets Rape Charge, Is Suspect Of Investigation

Jose Canseco has a wonderfully demented Twitter account, which boasts over half a million followers. But things got more scary/sad-demented than funny-demented this week when he tweeted out that he’s being accused of rape and is the subject of an…

Teens Arrested after Posting Rape Video on Facebook

Three Chicago-area teens are facing charges of aggravated sexual assault after they allegedly raped a girl and posted the video on Facebook. Justin Applewhite, 16, Kenneth Brown, 15, and Scandale Fritz, 16, are named in the attack. According to prosecutors,…

Michael Arrington Sues Rape Accuser Jenn Allen

Jenn Allen, an ex-girlfriend of Techcrunch/Crunchfund Founder Michael Arrington, recently took to Facebook to make abuse allegations against him. While rape was not mentioned in the initial post, she later brought that up in comments on a Gawker article about…