Outrage! The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a jury acquitted Nicholas Gonzalez, 23, of raping a woman because she was wearing skinny jeans. We've all heard of people who claim that rape victims are "asking for it" by wearing short skirts and low-cut tops, but we were especially incensed by this bizarre case of letting clothes speak louder than the victim.
Not many famous men have had quite the troubled history with women that former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has. During his appearance on Friday's edition of The View, the boxer revealed, "I don't deserve to have the wife that I have...but I do, and I'm very grateful." Here now is a brief timeline of Mike's chequered past, focusing on the women he's loved, lost and wronged.
We're sad to report that former New York Giants football player Lawrence Taylor was arrested for rape in the wee hours of Thursday morning in New York, CBS reports. The football legend, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in in 1999, stands accused of paying a 16-year-old runaway girl, who was brought to Taylor's hotel room against her will, $300 to have sex with him.
Mary Murphy, 51, from the hit TV series, 'So You Think You Can Dance,' revealed to Us Weekly that she was repeatedly raped, beaten and even suffered a miscarriage during a hellish nine-year marriage during the early '80s.
Ever since Mackenzie Phillips dropped the bombshell on Oprah Winfrey last week about her decade-long "consensual" sexual relationship with her late father, the world has been asking: Why would anyone consent to having sex with one's dad, and for ten whole years? Our answer: Despite Mackenzie's choice to use the word "consensual" in describing her relationship with her father, it never really was. Here's why.
Perhaps the most disturbing detail to come out of this disturbing case is the fact that Phillip Garrido's wife knew about Jaycee the entire time. She was present in the car when Jayce was kidnapped in front of her house in South Lake Tahoe. And she remained silent all 18 years, as Jaycee and her daughters lived behind her house, never having gone to school or a doctor.
Much is written on the victims of sexual abuse. This post focuses, momentarily, on the romantic partners of those who have been victimized.
Should our sexual fantasies be morally and politically correct? Excerpted from Best Sex Writing 2009, erotica writer Kristina Lloyd explores her taste for pleasure with a side of discomfort and the judgment that writing graphic sex scenes draws. An intriguing reflection on fantasies and how they define us.
The United Nations estimates that 5,000 women worldwide are killed each year in the name of preserving a family's honor. The transgressions that these women commit to justify their deaths? Being raped, wearing Western clothing, marrying a man from the wrong sect or community, and communicating with men on Facebook, to name a few. Often, their brothers or fathers carry out the murders themselves. Pakistan is currently under the media lens after a member of its Parliament vindicated the mass killings of five women--three teenagers deemed guilty of dishonor after attempting to marry without their families' permission and two older women who tried to stop them from being killed--as "centuries old traditions," ones he vowed he would continue to defend.