Schrödinger’s Rapist and Schrödinger’s Racist

Under the pen name “Phaedra Starling”, a woman a couple years ago wrote a widely read and debated article about a concept she dubbed “Schrödinger’s Rapist”. In it she addressed well meaning men who take personal offense when their attempts to initiate conversation (or more) with strange women in public are met with cold caution or [Read More...]

Rape in the Bible

What does the alleged source of true and absolute morals teach us about rape? Thanks to Dwight for the find. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Vatican Confirms Widespread Rape Of Nuns By Priests In 23 Countries

Sickening: The Catholic Church in Rome made the extraordinary admission yesterday that it is aware priests from at least 23 countries have been sexually abusing nuns. The Catholic Church in Rome made the extraordinary admission yesterday that it is aware priests from at least 23 countries have been sexually abusing nuns. Most of the abuse [Read More...]

A Rape Victim’s Heartbreaking Testimony About Planned Parenthood’s Support

via PZ Myers comes a vital video by Chloe Heintz: UPDATE: Now there’s a follow up interview with Chloe from CBSNews.com Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Pope’s Weaselly Excuses For Church Child Abuse In The ’70s

On Christmas, the Pope Benedict XVI tried, pathetically, to minimize the Church’s responsibility for the pedophilia scandals: Victims of clerical sex abuse have reacted furiously to Pope Benedict’s claim yesterday that paedophilia wasn’t considered an “absolute evil” as recently as the 1970s. In his traditional Christmas address yesterday to cardinals and officials working in Rome, [Read More...]

Rape By Deception

ProfMTH explores legal definitions that define sex acquired through fraud as rape: I have argued before, formally speaking, deception is a kind of force. Laws which treat procurement of sex through fraud as a form of rape seem to stem from similar considerations of the relationship between at least certain forms of deliberate deceit and [Read More...]

United Arab Emirates Court Sentences Teenage Gang Rape Victim To Prison

The weak, cruel, unjust, and barbarically stupid misogyny of laws in the Islamic world never ceases to sicken or anger me: A court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has convicted an 18 year old girl (”LH”) to one year in prison for “consensual sex.”  The UAE court convicted her because she agreed to be alone [Read More...]

David Vitter Confronted By Rape Victim About His Vote Against Rape Victims’ Rights To Sue Haliburton

A month ago we highlighted the unconscionable decision of 30 Republican senators to vote against Al Franken’s bill which would assure that those who were raped in connection with their employment at Haliburton’s would have rights to sue Haliburton.  In this tense exchange, a rape victim confronts one of those senators, David Vitter. A transcript [Read More...]

30 Republican Senators Vote Against Rape Victims’ Rights To Bring Charges In Court

Yesterday, 30 Republican senators opposed an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill that would prohibit federal defense contractors like Halliburton/KBR from getting money “if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court.”In other words, 30 GOP senators want to deny rape victims their day in court. Just stupefying and [Read More...]


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