Topic: Rape

P!nk’s Video For Domestic Violence Awareness Is Great, Shame It Won’t Do Anything

P!nk's Video For Domestic Violence Awareness Is Great, Shame It Won't Do Anything

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 »

Steubenville Defendant Ma’lik Richmond Released, Feels Deserving Of Your Empathy

Steubenville Defendant Ma'lik Richmond Released, Feels Deserving Of Your Empathy

Less than a year ago, Steubenville rapists Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond were convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. Now, I’m pretty comfortable will calling them the “Steubenville rapists” because when you choose to rape somebody, you are therefore a rapist. At the time, Richmond apparently sobbed upon hearing the verdict and said, “My life is over.” I didn’t feel bad for him then and I don’t feel bad for him now. More »