I feel for BuzzFeed writer Jessica Testa. While our blog may not get the massive traffic that BF does, I’ve still experienced brief bouts of hundreds of people being furious with me because I wrote something that genuinely held no … More
There is no link between what a person wears and his or her likelihood of being raped. None. More
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Mariska Hargitay, who’s best known for catching rapists on Law & Order: SVU, has been getting attention recently for… catching rapists. IRL. More
Another day, another former model who saysÂ Terry Richardson sexually assaulted her. A woman on Reddit posting in the TwoXChromosomes boardÂ told the story of how she was given an opportunity to model for Richardson five years ago, but allegedly wound up … More
There’s something in Cosmo‘s “14 Things That Kill a Guy’s Sex Drive” that we can’t let slide. More
It seems like SVU really doesn’t know where it stands on consent. More
While being interviewed on The View, actress Gabrielle Union offered her wisdom to fellow sexual assault survivors. But is this good advice? More
Frequent guest in your away messages circa 2005 and Bright Eyes lyricist Conor Oberst is suing the woman who accused him of rape for $1,000,000. The woman accused Oberst in the comments section on a since deleted XOJane post about sexual assault last December, and he’s come out swinging. More
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For reference, here is a list of things that are not akin to rape:
1. Anything that is not rape More
Does this mean that Whoopi thinks if you do get drunk, if you do happen to lose control while you’re drinking, it’s ok for someone to have sex with you without your consent or knowledge? More
P!nk, who completely amazes me with her aerial acrobatics and ability to consistently reinvent herself to stay relevant, appeared in a joy-filled dance video in support of One Billion Rising For Justice. The video shows Pink and her tour crew dancing to One Billion Rising’s somewhat corny theme song, and lends an awesome celebrity voice to an important cause. While the effort is excellent, I’m not sure how effective videos like these are, and would rather see organizations put their effort into actual prevention. More
Maybe in a few years this will all seem archaic? Maybe? More
How couldn’t I have known? I keep asking myself. I’m a survivor, for fuck’s sake, I’m supposed to know these things. More