He remembered feeling disoriented, and her suggesting a motel room to sleep it off. He even remembered lying down with his pants on, uncomfortable taking them off in front of a stranger, only to awaken later and find the woman straddling him. What he didn’t remember was saying “yes.”Continue Reading A trial in France is reignited a debate over the fact that the country does not have a legal age of consent. On February 13, a 29-year-old French man went on trial in the suburb of Pontoise for sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl. The Associated Press reports that defenseContinue Reading

The rape of men: the darkest secret of war via @guardian — MaleSurvivor (@MaleSurvivorORG) January 29, 2018 “That was hard for me to take,” Owiny tells me today. “There are certain things you just don’t believe can happen to a man, you get me? But I know now thatContinue Reading

Al Jazeera English: Why do some UN peacekeepers rape? But in the early 1990s, these crimes started to come to international attention. There have since been reports rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Eritrea and Somalia, of prostitution and trafficking in Bosnia and Liberia and ofContinue Reading Earlier this month, senator David Leyonhjelm called for new laws allowing Australians to arm themselves with non-lethal weapons in case of terror attacks. Now another Australian, TV reporter Stacey Lee, wants women to be allowed to carry pepper spray to protect themselves in dangerous situations. The debate has raisedContinue Reading

.@ffrf: Rape charges against Vatican’s Pell raise many questions — Patheos Nonreligious (@PatheosNonrelig) June 30, 2017 Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican’s #3 man, has been ordered to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in Australia on July 18 and face charges officially labeled, “historical sexual assault offences.” Pell is theContinue Reading

Bill Cosby allegedly told police he gave Andrea Constand pills before “consensual sexual encounter” — Mic (@mic) June 8, 2017 Bill Cosby told police in 2005 that he had given Andrea Constand Benadryl to help her relax, and claimed that their subsequent sexual encounter had been consensual, accordingContinue Reading Of the 298 women, 70 percent reported significant tonic immobility and 48 percent reported extreme tonic immobility during the sexual assault they had experienced. And among the 189 women who were evaluated six months after their assault, 38.1 percent had developed PTSD and 22.2 percent had developed severe depression.Continue Reading Just as people have argued that “there’s no such thing as an anti-war film” (a quote generally attributed to the French filmmaker François Truffaut), I tend to disagree with Solnit and Schumer. There’s no such thing as anti-rape humor, at least not for the men in the audience. HumorContinue Reading