The only sexuality education I received in secondary school (or high school in the U.S.) was in the form of annual school talks presented by pharmaceutical companies promoting sanitary pads or tampons (depending where they were from). The boys got to first jeer at us, as they went out to play in the sun. We, the young ladies, had the burden of listening to instruction on menstruation and the need to clean up after ourselves.
Why are prosecutors so quick to act on allegations of rape? So quick, it seems, that they often do so, especially in high profile cases, before they have a reasonable belief they can prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt—the standard of proof required in a criminal case. When, as in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) and Duke Lacrosse cases, charges are brought prematurely and then dropped, it leads to a trial by pubic opinion. Did he do it? Did she lie? We may never know. That doesn't, however, stop people from taking sides and having strongly held beliefs about guilt or innocence.
Completing a stunning reversal of fortunes for the ex-IMF chief, a Manhattan judge on Tuesday dropped criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Strauss-Kahn made his first public statement since being charged with sexually assaulting hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo...
The new film The Help is a timely example of art imitating life. Based on Kathryn Stockett's 2009 New York Times bestseller of the same name, the movie, which opened in theaters nationwide on Aug. 10, weaves together the stories of three women—two disgruntled black maids, played by Octavia Spencer and Doubt's Viola Davis, and the fearless, white, recent college grad, played by Easy A's Emma Stone, who dares to tell their story—in early 1960's Jackson, Mississippi.
The question of whether porn is dangerous or harmless is one that society has had trouble answering for some time. A recent, rather controversial article in Newsweek suggested that men who buy sex, including pornography, are more likely to be criminals, including engage in violent sexual behavior. But the Scientific American says the opposite: porn could actually lower the amount of sexual violence.
Nafissatou Diallo, or "Nafi," the 32-year-old black domestic who dared to accuse one of the most powerful men in the world of rape, has unexpectedly stepped forward to prove to us that her allegations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, are true. And further, that she is not guilty of the salacious accusations that have been made against her in the press since she accused Strauss-Kahn of rape two months ago.
Nafissatou Diallo claimed one of the world's most powerful men tried to rape her— and then found herself accused. In an exclusive interview in this week's Newsweek, Diallo tells vivid, gripping details of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged attack, and rejects accusations of being a sex worker.
Behold, woman's new best friend. Rapports Opus is a police dog in Sweden who has been training for over a year to help police nab rapists by sniffing out sperm. This pup has just closed his first case. Last month, a woman was forced to perform oral sex on a man in a Swedish park. To help police collect evidence, Rapports Opus was brought in to find any trace amounts of semen left at the scene of the crime.
In light of the accusations against IMF's former chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, we're asking what you would do if your spouse were accused of a sex crime.
Congress has decided that it's time to regulate the college hookup (they must be out of things to do). The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act requires schools to intrude into the most intimate aspects of students' lives. In the name of preventing sexual violence, Congress, in their infinite wisdom, has decided to put their noses into everyone's business.
Last weekend in Toronto, where I live, a reported 1,000 people marched together in the first-ever SlutWalk. The campaign was a response to a comment made at a local university by a police officer, who said women should avoid "dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized." The police have since apologized for the officer's comment, but it still hit hard with the organizers of SlutWalk.
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.
These seven guys have cheated, cheated with hookers, cheated with relatives, cheated with Nazis...basically they are sluts, is what we're saying. Oh, and some of them are punchy. Join us as we list the seven grossest, most jerkfacey celebrities right now.
Kayden Nguyen, a 23-year-old former model, has slapped action movie star Steven Seagal with a million dollar lawsuit for sexual harassment, assault and trafficking. According to her story, after answering a Craigslist ad to be Seagal's Executive Assistant, she was taken to his home where it became clear that the action star wanted her to be his "sex toy."
Now that the dust has settled from the "bombshell" of Jesse's affair with Michelle McGee, the cockroaches are crawling out of the rubble. We already reported about a second mistress, but two more alleged lovers have emerged since then. Add to that troubling allegations of years-old sexual assault, and we start to actually fear what dirt will be dug up next.