Topic: Assault

Things That Might End Up On Your Lap During A Flight (From Most To Least Desirable)

Things That Might End Up On Your Lap During A Flight (From Most To Least Desirable)

A Manhattan dad named Brett Zorse is being charged with “simple assault” after allegedly groping the thigh of a woman sleeping next to him on a Jet Blue airplane while his 12-year-old son watched from the next seat over, learning. Which got me to thinking: of all the things that could end up in your lap during a flight, “the hand of some entitled creep” is right up there between “someone’s drink” and “motherfucking snakes.” What with all the hidden dangers lurking in the close quarters of economy class, it’s almost enough to make me never pop another pre-flight benzo again. (Almost.) Here are some of the things that could end up in your lap on a plane, ranked from most to least desirable. More »

What Happens When You Victim-Blame for Crimes Other Than Rape?

What Happens When You Victim-Blame for Crimes Other Than Rape?

It appears that up in Canada, victim-blaming in rape cases is just as popular a sport as it is everywhere else in the world. CNN reports that during the trial of a man who threw a woman into the middle of a dirt road and sexually assaulted her, a Canadian judge said that the attack may have been caused by the victim wearing heels, make-up and a tube top with no bra, and that “sex was in the air” after she had met her attacker at a bar. Because of all that, after finding her rapist guilty, he sentenced him to two years of house arrest, and no jail time. More »