rape

Brian Banks on Brock Turner’s Rape Sentence: ‘It’s a Case Of Privilege’

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“I wasn’t physically raped, but I was raped in a sense of my freedom. I was kidnapped, taken against my will, placed in a box for five years and two months. I was denied all human rights. When I screamed and pleaded and begged, it...

Woman Sues After NY State Cop Avoids Rape Charges

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Maleatra Montanez, 40, of Syracuse, NY, called the police last February because her teenage daughter was missing. But when Syracuse police Officer Chester Thompson, a white officer, arrived her call for help eventually turned into something more serious. “When I opened the door, he told...

#RapedByMorehouse Rocks Twitter, Sparks Discussion On Sexual Violence On College Campuses

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Atlanta University Center students joined together Tuesday afternoon for a silent protest at Spelman to speak out against the silencing of rape victims. Students are calling for Morehouse College to acknowledge the rape culture that exists on campus and make changes. Shortly after an anonymous...

KRS-One Doesn’t Care If Afrika Bambaataa Is Guilty Sex Abuse & That’s Exactly Why It Keeps Happening

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Hip Hop legend KRS-One has some super interesting–and extremely problematic–things to say about the sex abuse allegations against Afrika Bambaataa. According to the Bronx rapper, he doesn’t care about Bambaataa’s alleged past indiscretions because he deals with “dudes that are questionable all the time.” “First of...

#RapeAtHoward: Students Protest Campus Sexual Assault After RA Accused of Rape

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Howard University students demonstrated outside of a residential dormitory on Tuesday where a woman said she was raped by a fellow student. Dozens of @HowardU student protestors now blocking 4th Street chanting "no means no" @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/kBT8SkuOUm — Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) March 22, 2016 Fellow...

Forever 21 Removes Controversial T-Shirt After Customer Complaints

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Fast fashion mega retailer Forever21 received a ton of backlash when shoppers came across a men’s t-shirt with the words “Don’t Say Maybe If You Want To Say No” printed on the front. The phrase insinuates that the wearer will consider maybe a replacement for...